Child Care Update

April 13th, 2018 by | 1 Comment | Posted in Field Updates

A Joyful Feeling Birthdays come once a year. It is an unforgettable day for our children because they are able to get together with their friends and fellow housemates. Their friends greet them and celebrate their special day with them. This was Selvapriya’s experience when she celebrated her 14th birthday on February 3, 2018. She [. . .]

World Water Day 2018!

March 20th, 2018 by | | Posted in Field Updates

Did you know 163 million people living in India do not have access to clean water? The World Bank estimates 21 percent of communicable diseases in India are due to unsafe water and hygiene practices. Even more upsetting, in India every year 2.1 million children under five die from the effects of drinking contaminated water. [. . .]

When Abirami turned 16, her parents took her out of school and married her off, a common practice in her culture. She was heartbroken. Abirami loved learning, but her parents and new husband told her that further education was no longer necessary – her only job now was to be a wife, mother and homemaker. [. . .]

Veerapathran gives his life to God

February 16th, 2018 by | | Posted in Field Updates

Veerapathran once lived a life full of worldly pleasures and desires, doing whatever he pleased. But when he inherited the family business, a furniture shop, he quickly racked up debt as he tried to maintain his worldly lifestyle. Soon the debt collectors were at his door demanding repayment with high interest. Veerapathran brought shame on [. . .]

Did We Reach Our Goals? 

February 16th, 2018 by | | Posted in Field Updates

While 2017 brought many wonderful accomplishments, it also came with some challenges. We didn’t reach some of our God-sized goals, mostly due to lack of funding. In particular, while 38 villages received the gift of a Life Center, it was short of the 75 goal. We hoped to saturate 10 new regions with life-giving churches [. . .]

Record Number of Water Wells

February 16th, 2018 by | | Posted in Field Updates

Last year, many of you prayed for and gave to provide drinking water to people in need. And because of your persistence, we were able to dig an unprecedented 62 water wells! These wells were dug in drought affected areas, reaching people who used to walk up to six miles each day in search of [. . .]

One area of growth brings us (and hopefully you) incredible excitement: 2017 brought us to the edge of planting 100,000 churches! The Lord added 7,318 churches to our number this year! Because of your continual prayers and support, we now have 95,000+ churches planted with more than 1.6 million baptized believers attending. We anticipate celebrating [. . .]

Since its beginning in 1994, Sharon Hospital has been at the forefront of its generation, providing much needed treatment for often unmet medical problems at low to no cost. And 2017 was no exception. Last year Sharon Hospital underwent a significant overhaul and expansion to meet the growing population of people in need of palliative [. . .]

From My Heart

February 16th, 2018 by | | Posted in Field Updates

As I reflect on the year 2017, there’s one word that comes to mind: gratitude. I’m very grateful to God for his faithfulness. He has lead us this far, provided for us and protected us. And I am very grateful to YOU – it’s a result of your partnership with us that God has accomplished [. . .]

One area of growth brings us (and hopefully you) incredible excitement: The Lord added 7,318 churches to our number this year which brought us to the edge of planting 100,000 churches! Because of your persistent prayers and support, we now have 95,000+ churches planted with more than 1.6 million baptized believers attending. We anticipate celebrating with you [. . .]