Volunteers needed to travel to monsoon soaked India

By September 22, 2006

India (MNN) — While the Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh recover from the historic monsoon rains, India Partners is gearing up to send Christians into the region to help physically and spiritually.

India Partners’ Executive Director Brent Hample says they’re taking a team to the region January 2-15, 2007. “This is open to anybody that has on their heart to go and serve with the love of Christ.”

They be visiting orphanages, schools, churches and a computer site for the disabled, says Hample. “We’re looking for people who might have a background in physical therapy, computer training, ESL, or pastoral training.”

According to Hample, volunteers will have great opportunities to interact with young people at the computer training center. “Most of them (are) polio victims, but also some deaf and blind students who are trying to learn computer skills. Most of them are not Christians. They come from Hindu backgrounds and some Muslims, but they’re open to Christianity.”

The team will also help train pastors, which will multiply almost immediately. “They in turn will be equipping up to 15,000 people at a major rally going on in March. So, this team will be laying the ground work with these pastors.”

While persecution against national Christians has been increasing, Hample says this won’t affect the team. “We work very closely with indigenous ministries who have already set the foundation for the Gospel. They will open doors for us in villages where they feel it is safe for our team to go. And also, to work with people who are open.”

Space is limited to five to 10 people. Registration deadline is September 30. Go to our website to get additional information or to sign up.

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