Sewing machines for the young women

One of the most challenging dilemmas for the women of India is the ability to make a living. It is extremely difficult at best. One of the best ways for a woman to earn decent wages is to be a seamstress. To address this challenge we have created we opened a Tailoring Institute to train women in tailoring, a trade to make income for their family. We provide free sewing machines to the ladies upon completion of their training. These machines are non-electric as most of the homes here do not have electricity and cost about $100 dollars US.

Equipped with the knowledge of sewing and sent forth into the harvest field with a sewing machine enables a young lady to evangelize and make a living, or make additional household income as a pastor’s wife.

Your donation of a sewing machine will enable a young Christian lady to continue in the wonderful ministry initiated by Dorcas in the Book of Acts.

Acts 9:39
Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.

Bicycles for the Pastors and Evangelists

One of the most exciting events is the giving of bicycles at the annual conference in Samsi to the Pastors and Evangelists. These beautiful bicycles are durable and made to last for many years. Every graduating senior from the Bible College receives a bicycle. Extra bicycles are given to selected pastors according to the need.

These bicycles are a necessity. The graduating evangelists are sent forth in pairs to travel and spread the gospel. They will travel thousands of miles through villages, towns, and cities preaching and ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ until they find the location where they believe God wants them to plant a church. Pastors use these bicycles for everything from family transportation, visitation, going to meetings and conferences, and errands of every sort.

Luke 10:1-2
10:1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.
2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

Church Buildings

The annual monsoon season wreaks havoc on the established village churches in the region.

The pastors and congregations work hard to build churches where the congregation can assemble and meet. However the monsoon rains are so severe that on the average the building will only last an average of three years. Then it has to be completely rebuilt.

Perhaps you can imagine what a hardship it would add if you had to rebuild your church facility every three years. Think of the time and effort expended on the building whereas the same time and effort could be spent instead on building people.

There is a solution!

For a donation of $8,000 you can build a beautiful brick church with a cement floor and metal roof. These durable structures not only endure the weather for many years, but also testify as a witness to the villagers of what God is doing in their area.

This church was donated to the village of Bagdole. Rev. James Smith and his wife were there in February of 2011 and dedicated the land on which this almost completed church/school now sets. The congregants of the church in Bagdole have worked very hard to get the building completed even though the Monsoon Rains have hindered them greatly. One amazing point is how frugal the workers are with what they have to work with. It’s almost amazing that a building of this size and quality can be built with only $8,000.00.

When this building is completed, it will not only be a church and school for this village, but it will also be a place of refuge from the storms and dangerous weather.

The Desperate Need for Clean Water

Clean water is a primary necessity for life for our village churches. Most villages have inadequate water wells to service the people. Wells installed by the government are shallow in depth, and the water is not pure. As a result the people constantly battle afflictions with parasitic diseases. Hindu village leaders control most of the village water wells. The Hindu’s often refuse to allow our Christian families to share the use of the water wells.

The solution is for each local village church to install its own deep water well. These wells are 300 feet deep, and the water source is pure and free from parasites. These pure water wells dynamically change the health and life-span expectancies of the people. Once a well is installed our churches freely share the clean water with other people in the village.

Each well cost only $1000. By investing in the construction of just one water well, you not only help spare an entire village from parasitic diseases but you add years to the life expectancies of the people.

Mark 9:41
41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

The Goat Ministry

Goat Ministry is an incredibly important element of our plans here in West Bengal India.

The remote villages and people often do not have immediate access to grocery stores or even electricity for their homes. Refrigerators are virtually non-existent.

The gift of a milk goat is akin to the gift of life. These goats are durable and easy to maintain with local vegetation, but they provide fresh milk and nurishment for the infants, children, and families both for cooking and consumption.

Some of these Christian families have no possible means of income. If given a goat, the Christian families who have no possible means of income would be able to sell the milk and cheese to their neighbors or barter for other needed. One goat can provide substance for a family of 4 people.

Hogs also are a valuable resource. Hogs can be sold and bartered for other essential needs, as well as butchered and eaten as the need arises.
For only $100 you can purchase a premium milk goat or hog that dynamically impacts the quality of life for an entire family.