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“Most people think we are in the land of the living on our way to the land of the dying. But actually, we are in the land of the dying on our way to the land of the living. That’s why I say death is a conjunction, not a period. It is the bridge between [. . .]

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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, [. . .]

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Would you like to engage in a partnership that would change lives? What can we learn about kairos moments from Jesus’ invitation to unsuspecting fishermen? Read an excerpt from Sam Stephens’ new book, The Kairos Moment, below. “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch,” said Jesus. Simon, after an unsuccessful [. . .]

From Desperation to Hope

August 11th, 2016 by | | Posted in Field Updates

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“I was without any work, and my family completely depended on my husband’s meager income. Now I contribute income, and this gives me happiness and hope.” – Sathya, micro-credit loan recipient Like many others in rural India, Sathya and her family were scraping by on an income that barely provided food and shelter. High rates [. . .]

CHildren’s Gospel Clubs Spring was a season of joy in rural villages around South Asia! In May, 800,000 children, representing nine different Indian languages and Singlalese (spoken in Sri Lanka), participated in Children’s Gospel Clubs (CGCs). In order to educate them about Jesus, 64,000 teachers were trained in March and April. Open air clubs were [. . .]

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A couple of weeks ago, a church in western New York hosted 90 kids for a week-long VBS.  In addition to the traditional festivities comprised of songs, games and Bible teaching, the children also enjoyed the privilege of working together toward a common goal. They wanted to make a difference in a village halfway across [. . .]

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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 [. . .]

QUENCHING THIRST

July 5th, 2016 by | | Posted in Featured Update, Field Updates

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“If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:37-38 In the grueling hot Indian summers, with temperatures regularly reaching over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, water can become a scarce commodity, especially in rural villages. [. . .]

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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 [. . .]

From My Heart

July 5th, 2016 by | | Posted in Featured Update, Field Updates

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God is working in amazing ways in this part of the world, changing the lives of thousands of people every day. It is simply thrilling to be a part of His great work and to be instrumental in the process of God drawing people to Himself. While the work of winning individual souls to Jesus [. . .]