Harini hopes to dream again

December 21st, 2017 by | | Posted in Field Updates, Opportunities

For the first 13 years of her life, Harini knew her dreams of becoming a police officer or a doctor were just that – dreams. In fact, even the dream of being “normal” – to be able to go to school to learn and to be able to plan for a future career like her [. . .]

CAN YOU IMAGINE: getting married at age 17 to a man who would later become an alcoholic, spending his meager income on alcohol instead of the family? Poongothai wakes up every day wondering how she’s going to feed her children. She worries about how to give her children the education she never had. She fears [. . .]

There are PLENTY of things vying for our attention of church leaders – so, why should mission and vision trips be a on our priority list? 1. Mission trips expose us to new networks. It is really easy in church life to get caught up in the here-and-now challenges we face – the way our [. . .]

India’s greatest crisis today is a crisis of leadership. The country’s socio-cultural, economic and political fabric is being redesigned and disturbing patterns are emerging. Corruption continues to increase. A lack of ethics and morals is becoming the norm. Religious fundamentalist sentiments continue to fracture society.     Children, growing up in such a climate of [. . .]

“Lord Teach Us to Pray”

October 25th, 2016 by | | Posted in Field Updates, Opportunities

“Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1 Pastors and leaders from across India eagerly anticipate the annual training conference in Salem, Tamil Nadu next month. It is a time of both biblical instruction and vital fellowship as they soak up teachings from the Word of God, encourage one another and [. . .]

The church in South Asia is growing exponentially (adding nearly 1,000 churches to their number every month). This explosive growth requires ongoing leadership development and training, vital for the sustainability of the indigenous church. In August, in response to this great need, a poor, persecuted church living and operating in Southeast Asia committed to sacrificially [. . .]

The Power of Prayer

October 17th, 2016 by | 1 Comment | Posted in Field Updates, Opportunities

There is only One who is able to answer our prayers for redemption, healing and salvation: the Lord Almighty, the Alpha and Omega. Even though there is no one else who has the power to answer prayer, many hundreds of thousands still plead in desperation to statues built by man, crying out for answers. One [. . .]

The Ganges River has risen higher than ever this August, flooding houses, crops and roads. Monsoon rains have battered Northern India affecting the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh the worst, killing approximately 200 people and displacing 300,000. More than 200 relief camps have sprung up in neighboring states to accommodate 115,000 evacuees. Nearly 200,000, [. . .]

When Jesus walked the earth, he repeatedly said, “My time has not yet come.” Then, when the right – opportune – time came, he said, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.” (John 12:23) Jesus had a “Kairos moment” (an opportune time) at the end of his life – the [. . .]

After twenty years of providing affordable health care to thousands of patients, it was time to reassess the role Sharon Hospital currently plays in the community and determine how we can best extend God’s love in the future. What are the pressing needs of the health care industry in India today? Are there areas of [. . .]