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


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 [. . .]


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


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 [. . .]


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


“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


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, [. . .]

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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, [. . .]


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


“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 [. . .]