revathi: the goat farmer

July 26th, 2017 by | | Posted in Field Updates

For years Revathi struggled to make ends meet. Her husband worked as a driver and she worked in the fields whenever she could. But despite their efforts they were unable to provide a home or even consistently provide meals for their two growing children. Then one day, Pastor Selvaraj, an IGL pastor who worked in [. . .]

“I am very happy to be in the Sharon Palliative Care Center though I know I am in my last days of life.” – Indrani When our loved ones have been diagnosed with a terminal disease and are in the final stages of their lives, we want to do whatever we can to make them [. . .]

Once consumed by darkness, this rural village is now a place of light and life We see pictures of squalor in developing countries: water so filthy it can barely be classified as water; people forced to send their children to work at a young age just to keep food on the table; videos of children [. . .]

From My Heart

July 25th, 2017 by | | Posted in Field Updates

We are living in a decisive moment in history. It is critical for God’s children to understand both the significance of this time and how to redeem it for the kingdom. Simply engaging in a lot of ministry activity does not necessarily bear kingdom fruit. Quite often Christian ministries fail to distinguish the difference between [. . .]

Basket Weaving Changes a Life  

July 21st, 2017 by | | Posted in Field Updates

What if you had to wake up and look for work each morning? And even if you found something, how would you feel knowing you were not promised more work the next day? How would you feel on the days when you return home to your family with nothing, unsure of when or from where [. . .]

You may just be settling in to summer break – going to the pool, gardening, vacationing, cooking on the deck. But for kids in India, summer break is already over. Classrooms are again filled with bright faces and laughter, as children reunite with their friends and settle in for the next academic year. But even [. . .]

“I have to live like Jesus to change the world.”  And that is exactly what Jothika plans to do.  At just 11 years of age, Jothika already has big aspirations for her future. As she watched her own teacher serve her and her classmates, she realized one of the best ways to change the world [. . .]

Meet Meena!

May 18th, 2017 by | | Posted in Featured Update, Field Updates

After Meena’s father passed away, her mother had a difficult decision to make: try to support herself and her family on her meager servant’s wages or enroll her daughter in a home where she would get all the care she needed – food, shelter, clothing and love. But as Meena’s mother struggled to put enough [. . .]

Child Care Update

May 16th, 2017 by | | Posted in Field Updates

Visit to Grace Emmanuel Home By Rebecca Stanley, Director of Children’s Ministries, IGL It was a joy to visit the children at the Grace Emmanuel Home in early April. The children are happy, healthy and, more importantly, growing in Christ! This visit was a tremendous encouragement and assurance that we are accomplishing our mission of [. . .]

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 [. . .]