India (MNN) — There’s a lot coming up this next week in the United States – Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and then… Giving Tuesday. Coming on the heels of a shopping weekend, Giving Tuesday is a day where people are encouraged to give in support of nonprofits and ministries they are passionate about.
Have you thought about what nonprofits you want to support this Giving Tuesday?
If you want your funds to have an incredible impact for the Gospel, what better place to reach than India! One-third of the world’s unreached people groups live in India. And according to the Joshua Project, only two percent of India’s population are Christians.
Mission India has a unique opportunity starting Giving Tuesday, November 30th through December 31st. Every dollar donated to their 10-Day Children’s Bible Clubs in India will be matched up to $364,000.
What is the 10-Day Children’s Bible Club? Erik* with Mission India explains, “For those in US culture and Western culture, that is basically a Vacation Bible Club. So it runs for 10 days. Kids come and join, they sing songs, they’re encouraged, they’re supported by the leaders, and they get to hear the Gospel. They get to hear about how much Jesus loves them.”
Mission India has two different programs for their Children’s Bible Club — a 10-Day version and a Year-Long version.
Many kids who attend the 10-Day Children’s Bible Club go on to become involved in the Year-Long Children’s Bible Club.
“It’s a good feeder and it’s a way to continually support and grow those children educationally, spiritually, and emotionally beyond just the 10 days,” Erik says. “We already have that built in.”
It also allows local Indian churches to really invest in these kids and their families!
“A lot of these 10-Day Children’s Bible Clubs actually are supported by the local church partners that we have. So these churches are going in the community and providing 10-Day Bible Club experiences for children, but also, it’s served as an outreach to the local community to the families.”
Normally, it costs just $1 to send one kid to a 10-Day Children’s Bible Club. However, Erik says, “With this match, that’s actually $2. So two kids get to go for every dollar. It’s a really powerful program that we have been seeing so much life change come through.”
Go to Mission India’s website here to learn more and to donate on Giving Tuesday!
Header photo courtesy of Mission India.
*Last name omitted for security purposes.