Sponsor a Village


• The thing that touches your heart every time you meet one of these people, is that many of them do not even have shoes on their feet.
• They are very poor people

There is tremendous opportunity here for humanitarian aid.
Please consider partnering with us so that this work can continue.

This small offering is absolutely the lifeline for these men, their families.

• After any banking fees, 100% of the money that you might give goes directly to the work in India.
• It does not purchase plane tickets, hotels or food for workers.
• That’s the catch of being involved in this project.
• You have to pay your own way.
• Every person who has gone there for the conferences or to help there has paid their own way.

We need good people like yourselves to partner with us to at least sponsor a village.
• You can sponsor an entire village and its pastor for as little as $100 per month.
• Can you believe that?
• When you become the sponsor of a village, you are the only sponsor to that village.
• No one else will be sponsoring them.
• You in essence will literally be adopting and becoming the lifeline of that village.

Where does your $100 go?
• 40 dollars of it will go directly to the leaders each month.
• Now I know this does not sound like much but that’s the beauty of this work.
• It does not take much to sustain it.
• The balance is used to make the conference happen there in Oct.
• Now I already told you that everyone pays their own way.
• But there is still food needed to feed the thousands of people who come from the villages.
• We have to rent a tent and sound system and the many other needs that are very complex in order to feed and care for thousands of people who come from the farthest villages to the conference.


We really need a financial miracle to take place this year so we can cause a strong base of consistant supporting partners like yourself.
• Could you allow your heart to open to this amazing need…
• We need your help…
• Would you partner with these men.
• Some of you are able to sponsor more than one village, could you do that?
• If you can’t afford 100 per month, can you afford 50 per month?

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 work and make a living, or make additional household income as a pastor’s wife.

Your donation of a sewing machine will enable a young lady to continue in the wonderful work.


Bicycles

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

These bicycles are a necessity. The graduating students are sent forth in pairs to travel. They will travel thousands of miles through villages, towns, and cities. Pastors use these bicycles for everything from family transportation, visitation, going to meetings and conferences, and errands of every sort.


Orphanage Child Support

 

These little ones are helpless without your care. The alternative is bleak. In many cities statistics prove that orphaned children on the streets are taken and enslaved in less than one day. They may be sold into the sex industry, or made to work as slaves, used to beg for money for their masters, used to carry and distribute drugs, or murdered.

For just $50 per month you can sponsor the care and housing of an orphaned child. The orphans in our orphanage are loved, taught, housed, schooled, fed, and taught.

$50 per month means we can take in one more additional child. Please help us make the difference.

Buildings

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

The people work hard to build buildings where the people 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 buildings and facilities 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 building with a cement floor and metal roof. These durable structures not only endure the weather for many years, but also testify as an example to the villagers of what we are doing in their area.

The people of the building 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 school for this village, but it will also be a place of refuge from the storms and dangerous weather.

College Students

Education of any kind in this part of India is reserved for the few who can afford to pay for it. There is no state-sponsored ran education system. For this reason, most of West Bengal is illiterate and dependent upon the compassion ofothers for basic education.

Education is vital to the work in India. Teaching and training the young men and women who attend the college enables us to send at least 2 dozen new workers into the villages each year. These young men and women are extremely sincere servants who deserve every bit of help we can offer.

 

Your monthly support will literally change the life of a young man or woman and those they will ultimately reach. There is a waiting list of sincere and hungry young men and women who are waiting to enter into school. They are only waiting for a sponsor. Could you become that sponsor for them today?

The Desperate Need for Clean Water

Clean water is a primary necessity for life for our villages. 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 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 they 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.

Humanitarian Aid Needs


What you are looking at, is a picture one of our volunteers took while he visited various villages in West Bengal in Feb 2011. In this village of over 2,000 people, there is no clean drinking water well. Pictured here is a filthy green lagoon where a woman is washing her families clothes. In the background to the left, there is a large hog wallering in the water and mud. Just seconds before the picture was taken, there was a small child dipping water out with containers for drinking and cooking.

The most obvious need is also the easiest need to meet and that is clean drinking water.

This area of India is a rural area with villages of between 5,000-10,000 people scattered throughout. These people are among the poorest people in the world. We are currently working with over 91 volunteers in this area from as many villages.

One of the greatest needs in these villages is the very basic need for clean drinking water. Many of these villages do not have wells. In the villages that do have wells, many of them were dug incorrectly and are tainted with water that causes the people to be constantly sick. In the villages that do not have wells, the people are literally drinking water from streams and lagoons that are infested with disease. They get water from wherever they can get it, but many times this is water that is also shared with animals, sanitation runoff, and such.
We hope to be able to contract the drilling and placement of 20 wells this year. These cost about 1,000.00 per well to have installed. They are dug 350 Ft deep to give the people clean drinkable water.

Is there any way possible that you could partner with us in this humanitarian effort to provide clean drinking water for our brothers and sisters in India. We cannot tell you how important this need is. Imagine these sweet people having to walk for miles every day to get water that is only going to make their families sick.

If you can only give only 1 dollar towards this, it would be greatly appreciated. Every dollar counts and will help immensely. However, if it is possible for you to give a gift of $25, $50, $100 or even more, please give it.

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Another need that is very basic yet easy to give are small livestock. Some of these families have no possible means of income. If given a goat, they are able to sell the milk and cheese to their neighbors. One goat can provide substance for a family of 4 people. These goats cost $100 per. We would like to be able to purchase at least 10 goats while we are there and distribute them to the poorest families.

If you would like to sponsor the purchase of a goat or even partner with someone else to do this, please do what you can.

There is a link below that you can follow to make a contribution to this online. Any gift you give is tax deductable and you will receive a contribution receipt that you can use as a deduction on your taxes. Your gift will go through Second Chance Network in order to facilitate that tax deduction.

Again, any gift at all would go extremely far to help these sweet men, women and children, who are not able to help themselves. 100% of your gift will go directly to meet this tremendous need.

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The Goat Project

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 families have no possible means of income. If given a goat, the 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.