Blind Leading The Blind

Sometimes the blind leading the blind is a good thing. A blind teacher teaching braille to blind students.

His passion and compassion is evident as he patiently uses his hands to guide the fingers of young students over the pins on the braille tablets. He says, “I think by teaching these blind students I am serving God.”

Before coming to this home and school for the blind and deaf, most of these blind students were begging on the streets. “My first goal is that children who are blind should not have to go and beg,” he says. He tells everyone he meets that they should support blind people for their entire education and not just by giving one time to a blind beggar. According to the national newspaper Daily Mail in the United Kingdom, “… as many as 44,000 children fall into the clutches of the beggar mafia in India each year, and of these, hundreds are deliberately mutilated.”

This teacher says he is thrilled to be teaching at the Christian orphanage and  school because Christians don’t see blindness as a curse. “Nobody supported me when I was growing up blind. These children are so fortunate that the mission is doing so much on their behalf.” He adds, with obvious joy and pride, “I am confident that these children will one day get good jobs, not only in India, but abroad too. And hopefully, they will support children like themselves that have struggled.”

More than anything else, this incredible teacher wishes many more people would understand and contribute to the cause of educating these students. “There are so many blind children on the waiting list to join us. Please support us so we can help more blind children.”

To get involved with helping give these beautiful children an education, please give here, www.indiamission.org/give

Christian Extremism

We are excited to introduce to you Christian Extremism: A Life Worth Dying For written by Dr. Ajai Lall and Josh Howard!

Christian Extremism is a call to action for Christians to get out of their comfort zones and become extreme with their faith. Through heartbreaking stories of real-life persecution and uncomfortable challenges, this book will change how you live out your faith in a country where freedom of religion seems to sometimes lessen our proclivity to claim the Gospel of Christ rather than ignite that calling. Dr. Lall and Josh Howard propose that extreme faith will “result in a move of God that can transform this world in an incredible way.” Don’t miss the appeal of this book for all Christians to be “either all out or all in” when responding to Jesus’s final command to “go and make disciples of all nations.”

This book will challenge your faith, and make you reassess your priorities as a Believer. We encourage you to get a copy and be encouraged to live an extreme Christian life for Jesus Christ. 

100% of the proceeds from this book go directly back into the Mission to fund the work being done by CICM.
Visit christian-extremism.com to learn more, see what others are saying, and to download a free preview of the book. After purchasing and reading the book, please consider leaving a rating for Christian Extremism.

*Bulk purchases are available, please email info@indiamission.org for more information.

CICM Welcomes Kevin Dooley

Central India Christian Mission is excited to introduce Kevin Dooley to you as the Chief Development Officer. Kevin comes to CICM with a breadth of experience in the missions and ministry fields and a heart to reach the unreached with the Gospel.

Kevin and his wife, Kim, served in Central America for ten years in community development, leadership development and church planting initiatives in association with a medical mission.  After returning to the USA, Kevin served as the executive director with FAME. Since then, Kevin founded GlobalHOPE Initiatives, and for the last 11 years has been promoting peace globally in non-Christian regions of the world through business, education and community development initiatives. Kevin currently serves CICM providing state-side leadership and development. Kevin and Kim have four children and live in the Indianapolis area attending Plainfield Christian Church.  Kevin has a BA from Ozark Christian College, an MA in Counseling from Cincinnati Christian Seminary and an MA in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College.

Thank you for your continued faithful support, and your prayers for CICM, the Lall family, the India Staff, the US Staff and the Board of Directors. We firmly believe that the best and most fruitful days of the Mission are ahead and that together, we can be a part of a Ministry that is literally changing the world for Jesus Christ.

Kevin Dooley – Chief Development Officer
Allison Kimbrell – Chief Operating Officer
Lindsay Reese – Sponsorship Coordinator
Lisa Yow – Director of Communications
Margaret Murphy – Director of Accounting

Please know that the entire US Office Staff exists to serve the Mission and our supporters’ needs. Reach out to us anytime with general inquiries at info@indiamission.org. For more information on how you can partner with CICM, please contact Kevin at kdooley@indiamission.org or text Kevin at 317-728-6012.

The Bal Bhavan Home

Bal Bhavan, located in Damoh, India, is one of our Children’s Homes with up to 100 children at a time. Here the children range in ages from 4-16 years old. Each are given a place to live, learn, grow and develop a relationship with Jesus Christ! Each child is loved and cared for, and has the opportunity to get an education and then go on to college. Many children have given their lives to Christ and are encouraged to continue to grow in His truths.
We are grateful for all those who give financially and prayerfully for these children. They have been given an opportunity to change their future!
The cost for Bal Bhavan operations is $300/daily or $9000/month, breaking down to about $3 a day per child. This money goes toward teacher and caretaker salaries, building upgrades and resources for the children. To give a gift toward these efforts please visit the Give page on our website.

CICM Cares For New Mothers And Babies

Every year Central India Christian Mission helps hundreds of women and babies at the Mission Hospital. With our Mother and Child wing, we are able to serve new mothers and their infants specifically to meet their needs. Yearly we deliver over 600 babies and offer care for them and their mothers.

The name Mission Hospital speaks true to our vision; we are committed to helping people in Jesus’ name! We thank God for the opportunities to build relationships and offer physical and spiritual help to so many new mothers and families.

Would you give to help us continue to make an impact? Your donation would go towards helping new mothers and babies receive the love and care they deserve.

LEAP Visits Our Mission Hospital in Damoh

We were blessed to welcome the incredible doctors of The LEAP Foundation in their annual visit to our Mission Hospital in Damoh late February. These doctors and volunteers are dedicated to spreading the goodness of the Lord by performing life-changing surgeries free of charge to those in need around the world. In 2014, LEAP’s visit to our facility forever changed the lives of 130 children. This year, we had 361 children register for this opportunity. These children suffered from various deformities such as cleft lip, cleft palate, and burns that, in their society, come marked with heavy stigma.

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Our medical Missions and LEAP seek not only to improve these children’s physical appearance and health, but also aim to open a vast new world of possibilities and opportunity in each child’s life. In many of these cultures in India, a birth defect or physical deformity is viewed as a mark of bad karma, a stigma that follows a child their entire life. This stigma typically leads to a child being outcast and subjected to a lifelong struggle for the same opportunity as their neighbor.

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Through the surgeries performed by LEAP, we are able to watch these children’s lives open to endless possibility and their hearts open to receive the boundless love and acceptance of our Lord. Through Him, every person has a chance to reach their full potential.

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To help us further His work through our Medical Ministry, follow the link https://mycicm.indiamission.org/give and click the Medical Ministry tab.

For more information on the fantastic work of our partners, visit their website http://www.leap-foundation.org/

Philip Yancey Visits CICM

CICM was honored to host Philip Yancey and his wife Mrs. Janet Yancey. Brother Philip held a seminar in Central India on Grace and Suffering. He also took part in a dedication of two of Dr. Ajai Lall’s sermon books and Dr. Indu Lall’s book on Revelation.

On his visit to CICM, Philip Yancey stated “On a personal visit, I was amazed at both the breadth and the depth of CICM’s outreach. I met pastors who had come from all over India for training and inspiration. A school, a youth center, a hospital, refugee housing, nursing and vocational training–all these programs have sprung up organically, as pioneer settlements of God’s Kingdom in a needy land.”

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Philip Yancey is an American Christian author. Fourteen million copies of his books have been sold worldwide, making him one of the best-selling evangelical Christian authors. For more information on Philip Yancey, visit http://philipyancey.com.

2017 Global Gathering to be Held in India

We are excited to announce that the World Convention’s Global Gathering will be held January 12-15, 2017 in New Delhi, India. Dr. Ajai Lall will be the President of the 2017 Convention, and we are looking forward to gathering with Christians from all over the globe to focus on reaching the unreached and encouraging the persecuted.

Please visit worldconvention.org or theicom.org for more information and updates on the gathering. Please also take a few moments to watch the World Convention video.

Youth Conferences

We want to make you aware of a special request regarding the six Youth Conferences that take place in India each year in October. These conferences bring many young people to CHRIST and help fuel the Ministry and grow the Kingdom. Last year alone, over 1,500 young adults accepted CHRIST as their Savior and Lord and more than 300 made commitments to work full time in the Ministry!

The average cost for each of these conferences varies based on location and attendance, but covers  the location rental and security, and also provides each student with transportation, food and housing for three days.

These youth are the future of India and will play a key role in spreading the Gospel here. Our prayer is to be able to hold six conferences again this year. However, we do not have enough financial support at this time to host six, but will host as many youth conferences as funding allows. Would you consider giving to help fund these conferences?

We are grateful for our partners’ love and commitment to Central India Christian Mission. We pray that GOD would continue to bless this Ministry and all support for the Mission.Youth

 

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