Nine 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 2019 and people who’ve never been to India.
We’ll be led by Khan Lolly and Jonathan Zingkhai, who grew up there and whose uncle is running the Spring of Hope orphanage. They first 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 and how to sing songs in Tangkhul. We will help them with their schoolwork and visit their classrooms. We’ll do a picnic and play games. We want them to know that God cares and loves for them.
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. This year, we also plan to volunteer at the district hospital and pray for patients!
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.
Attached are write-ups from each team member about why they are going or what the trip means to them. We need senders, so we hope that you will consider praying for us. We can do nothing without God’s help and provision, and that starts with prayer.
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 through the Missions Ministry, 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 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.
If you would like to tell us that you will be praying for us, please use the "By Prayer" link above. Use the bullet points below to guide your prayers. Thank you.
Please respond by March 1st!
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 2020”)
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 2020” 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.
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2550 Ninth Street, Suite 206
Berkeley, CA 94710
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