Story of our India Mission:
An "Army of Kids" - sometimes that's what it takes...
It started with a few adults... a few adults who spent their childhoods and/or adult years in India. One of those adults taught a Primary Sabbath School class. Two of those adults decided to return to India for a 7-year term. Word came back to the Primary class: India needs churches... and a church can be built for $3,000! One 8-year-old, A J Gillis, asked why we couldn't raise the money to build a church. The whole Primary class became involved, and, from there, the whole church.
The first church built was the Chikkathorepalya Church. The land was donated by an old man who had longed for a Christian church for many years. Then the Gadigenahalli Church was built.
Then word came back to us: India needs money to pay lay pastors. Families committed to provide the funds to pay 2 lay pastors, and then 3 lay pastors. Then word came back to us: The lay pastors need transportation - they're walking 20 - 30 miles per day. Families committed to raising the funds for 2 mopeds (and a guitar for the pastor who lived in the mountains where the trails were too rough for a moped).
And so it goes...
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