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 [. . .]

Thank you for praying!

April 13th, 2017 by | | Posted in Featured Update, Field Updates

Thank you for standing with us in prayer! At the end of 2016, we asked you to join us in prayer for the next new initiatives we were undertaking to expand our reach farther and deeper. You prayed and God answered! Your prayers helped accelerate God’s work on multiple fronts – offering hope through sharing of [. . .]

A Passion to Share Jesus with Kids

April 11th, 2017 by | | Posted in Field Updates

Often children attending IGL’s Children’s Gospel Clubs (CGCs — IGL’s version of Sunday School combined with Vacation Bible School) grow up to become CGC teachers themselves. One former student, Sandeep, who will be teaching a CGC class in Maharashtra this year, shared what he loves about CGCs: How did you meet Jesus? I accepted Jesus [. . .]

“How can I turn this child away?” Many house parents and school teachers are continuously faced with this question. Time and time again parents have come to India Gospel League’s schools and children’s homes desperate for help, looking for a better life for their children. Parents in rural India often struggle to provide for even [. . .]

Kamasala finished her schooling at one of IGL’s children’s homes where she accepted Jesus as her savior. She then went on to earn her Bachelor’s in Engineering. Now she is working at an IT firm in Chennai and is a wonderful witness for Jesus there! Helen grew up in our children’s homes and later graduated [. . .]

From My Heart

April 11th, 2017 by | 1 Comment | Posted in Field Updates

While my country is focused on economic progress and industrial growth, in my view, millions of India’s children are lagging farther and farther behind. This is the heart-rending reality of human prejudice, intolerance, and indifference! Sadly, even as I write this article, a well-established Christian organization has been forced to withdraw its outreach to children [. . .]