“God moves people, changes people’s hearts. [The people in my church] are injected with excitement every time they hear the updates [from the church we support in India]. We want to do whatever it takes to make that church successful,” Neil said enthusiastically.
Neil Brooks, along with several others from his local church, participated in an Eyewitness trip with India Gospel League (IGL) in 2013. Afterward he presented his church with the God-sized goal of adopting an entire village. But, that was just the tip of the iceberg for him.
Sharon went to serve in India as part of a medical team. She went to India knowing she could help many lives with her medical experience, but came back with her own life changed forever. As she reflected on her trip, Sharon thought only of her enjoyment in all she did to serve in rural India and the heart of compassion she developed for those in need.
Last August, Mark, Neil, Joe and David went to India and came back changed. They had prepared “for the worst” – feeling sick, tired, overwhelmed, jetlagged. But they hadn’t prepared for what God really had in store – a life-changing blessing that left them with fresh vision, a much bigger view of God, and a new passion to serve the Lord.
“We really love our partnership with IGL. We’re heavily invested. I’m really impressed with how well IGL does in accomplishing the goals set up for our adopted region. I’m confident in IGL’s financial integrity because I can travel to see the work myself. What the barefoot pastors are doing, being able to meet Sam Stephens and Becky Stanley, having the opportunity to go on a teaching trip this fall all makes me trust that this organization is Christ-centered.”
– Dennis Willis Director of Global Outreach at Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, NY
“When I visited, I was able to see the Micro-credit Loan program in action and I was very interested. We are actually using this as a prototype or a model for some of the mission work our church in doing in other areas of the world. We love how this program empowers women to break out of poverty. Getting to go to India and connect with the pastor we’re sponsoring, I can see that the resources we’re giving are going toward something good. I believe in IGL’s strategy. When you see the great need, sometimes it’s hard to talk about the gospel right away. But as they meet the need, it opens the door to possibilities of the gospel being preached. The strategy is working.”
– Greg Battle Outreach Pastor, Mountain Park Church, AZ
What can I expect from a missions trip with IGL? India Gospel League welcomes visitors who want to see firsthand how God is using IGL to reach the lost in South Asia. Trips offered include Eyewitness, Medical, Veterinary, and Leadership Training for pastors, women and youth.