A group of fourteen people from Christian Layman Church (CLC) are going to northeastern India to see what God is doing amongst the Naga people. The group is a mix of people who went in 2016 and people who’ve never been to India.
We’ll be led by Khan Lolly, who grew up there and whose uncle is running the Spring of Hope orphanage. She and her husband, Jonathan Zingkhai, started the orphanage as a way to help kids whose parents were lost to HIV/AIDS. In addition to caring for the orphans, Spring of Hope helps provide fellowship and support to HIV infected mothers.
We’ll spend time with the kids at the orphanage, sharing crafts and some Vacation Bible School type lessons. We will spend time getting to know the kids while they teach us how to make sticky rice. We will help them with their schoolwork and do some computer lessons. We’ll do a picnic and play games. We want them to know that God cares and loves for them.
We’ll also go the village where Jonathan grew up and where his family lives. It has no electricity and is a 4 hour drive over National Geographic-type dirt roads! Jonathan and Khan started a school there because it is so remote and difficult for kids to get education.
We‘ll visit with HIV/AIDS widows in their homes, help the kids lead a community worship time for them, and host a dinner for them. We will also spend time to intentionally encourage the staff people who work at the orphanage.
The cost of the trip per person is $1,800, including airfare, lodging, food, and project materials. Each person is responsible for their cost, but group support will be shared amongst the team. Because of CLC support thru the Missions budget, you are already supporting the team through your tithes, but if you feel called to additionally support the team or an individual or the orphanage financially, please fill out the attached response card and send to the church office.
Going to India to serve the kids and staff at Spring of Hope is a privilege, and we do not take lightly the responsibility. Thank you for reading this and any support you offer.
Donations will be collected on Feb 10 & 17 at CLC.
2. E-Check (Please designate Spring of Hope Mission Sport Fund)
3. Mail a Check
Please make checks payable to:
Christian Layman Church
(Memo: “India 2019”)
Please DO NOT write an individual's name on the check.
You may use a POST-IT with individual name on the check, but only use “India 2019” on the check itself. Should individual’s full support be raised, any additional contributions will support the entire team. Any excess contributions will go to other short-term missions teams.
Christian Layman Church
2550 Ninth Street, Suite 206
Berkeley, CA 94710
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