Bihar Flooding Update

December 8th, 2016 by | | Posted in Field Updates

Introduction Normally, in the Northern and Eastern parts of India, the rainy season starts in June and continues through the first week of October. After the devastating floods in 2008, the rainfall was much less than normal. But in July 2016, Bihar experienced much heavier rainfall than normal. Most of the rivers overflowed, including the [. . .]

Gratitude – it lightens up my soul!

November 22nd, 2016 by | | Posted in Field Updates

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“Praise the Lord.  Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.”  Psalm 106:1 I pray that this will be a very special Thanksgiving for all my friends in North America.    When things don’t seem to be going well and we are overcome with disappointment, when we feel overwhelmed by [. . .]

Love One Hundred More

November 8th, 2016 by | 3 Comments | Posted in Field Updates

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In God’s household there is never a sign that says, “Sorry, no more space here.” There is always a way to bring in, accept, embrace and extend generous love one more time, in one more direction. When Prati and I had our first child, we thought we could never love another in the same way. [. . .]

“Lord Teach Us to Pray”

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

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“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 [. . .]

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY UPDATE

October 17th, 2016 by | | Posted in Field Updates

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Medical Camps Medical camps are conducted in a different IGL children’s home every Saturday to ensure each child’s health status is screened once every three months. In a combined effort by IGL and Sharon Hospital, 800 children from IGL children’s homes received medical checkups this summer through these medical camps. Most of the children are [. . .]

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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 | | Posted in Field Updates, Opportunities

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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 [. . .]

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I met Pastor Udayakumar in 2004 when we began our relief and rehabilitation work in the aftermath of the tsunami. He joined our staff team and taught kids at a study center established through our Adopt-a-Village (AAV) program. When I first met him, he immediately struck me as being a very sincere and conscientious person, and [. . .]

In Enemy Territory

October 14th, 2016 by | | Posted in Field Updates

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“Many times as we travel to villages for ministry, we see satanic forces – these are the challenges we face in the ministry. Though most times we are frustrated, God enables us to renew (our) strength through His words,” Pastor S reflecting on the opposition he faces in the field (name omitted for his security). [. . .]

From My Heart

October 13th, 2016 by | | Posted in Field Updates

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Dear Friends, We envision a day when a Bible-centered, life-giving church has been established in every village, all across India, and even in the other nations of South Asia, leading to the fulfillment of the Great Commission and the extension of God’s Kingdom. The strategy for this, however, is predicated on two core convictions: First, [. . .]