LOCATION: Southeast India
TRANSFORMATIONAL IMPACT: My dream is to see the people of southeast India encounter the life-saving knowledge of Christ.
MINISTRY FOCUS: I minister in a region of India where the population has almost reached 12 million with only 7% adhering to Christianity. So many needs exist within this region where thousands are impoverished. These men and women need willing supporters to not only come alongside them in their walk, but also provide them the tools to care for themselves and their families.
With these sobering facts in hand, I pastor a local church, which has planted three other congregations in communities surrounding Chennai. I seek to provide training for local pastors, equipping them to shepherd their congregations with excellence. I carry out key evangelistic activities in the area, alongside local pastors.
I also oversee a program called “Women Helping Widows”, where women in Canada can support a widow in India for just $10 a month. I also manage after school tutoring for at-risk children and a sewing school for women, free of charge, called “New Beginnings Learning Centre”, whereby women can learn to sew to provide for their families.
YOUR IMPACT: You will help many more people come to faith in Jesus in southeast India while also caring for the needs of orphans, widows, and those in impoverished circumstances.
In 2005, I felt called to leave my secular job and move to India to bring the gospel to those living in the southeast region of the country. During the past number of years, I have seen God work in such mighty ways. I have helped to organize various evangelistic endeavours, seeing hundreds come to Christ while others have been healed of various diseases. I have seen the Pentecostal church grow considerably with new local churches being planted in Chennai, South India. I helped find homes for children in need of proper care, food, housing, education, medical attention, and Jesus’ love.
- For God to help the southeast Indian church to stand strong in the face of persecution and government opposition.
- For God to provide the support that we need to grow our ministry and help more people to encounter Christ.
- For God to give me strength and grace as I continue to do His work for His glory.