Serving those most in need
Hope changes everything! That’s why we always lead with Christ’s love when investing in a village and helping the people who live there.
IGL’s village representatives are teachers and families who live in rural villages, reach out and serve those in need with the love of Christ. They are the cornerstone of IGL’s support network and they place a high value on leadership development, serving people and sharing hope with those most in need.
“I have no house for sleeping; we sleep in the children’s church area. Many people have no houses in our region, they have huts. I want to have the same life as they do so I can have a testimony to them.” – a representative in Southern India
“Five men caught me and beat me. I spent four days in the hospital recovering. My friends warned that these people would come back and kill me. But I have prayed. And continued on.” – a teacher in Central India
“We don’t have a fight with human beings, but with demonic forces. We must stand firm. Faithfully, truly, holy, with all that we are, to do this work. It is a great privilege to serve God. He is doing marvelous things in the world.” – a teacher in Sri Lanka
Would you like to temporarily sponsor one of our village representatives? While most of our workers are already self-sufficient, a few need start-up funding to serve people in villages not yet helped. IGL can facilitate a partnership between you and one of these leaders—for $100 USD per month, for two years. This jumpstarts the work in additional villages, where many people have never received help or true hope.
There are also helpful tools, as noted below, that can assist or accelerate the work of a barefoot pastor.