India Association News October 2020

We are very pleased to report that Dorcas Sewing Centers will resume their important ministry on November 2, 2020 at the villiages of Raparthi and Pavara.  There are also plans to reopen four tribal sewing centers during the month of November as well as investigate requests to start new sewing centers in the future. The… Continue reading India Association News October 2020

India Association Distributes COVID Assistance to Pastors

India Association was able to distribute food from COVID-19 pastors relief fund to 46 pastors.  On September 28, 2020, 12 pastors in the tribal area near Rajavommangi received $10 worth of food items each.  An additional 34 pastors received one blanket and one grocery kit worth $10 each at Pithapuram.  The grocery kit weighed 45… Continue reading India Association Distributes COVID Assistance to Pastors

India Association Pastors COVID Assistance July 30, 2020

On 30th of July 2020 India Association reached 37 pastors with grocery and detergent kits. These include detergent, soap bars, shampoo, and kitchen items like cooking oil and breakfast items. Each pastor received items worth of $10 each. Every pastor was so thankful for this help in these difficult times.  Pastor Prakash states, “In His… Continue reading India Association Pastors COVID Assistance July 30, 2020

Grace Home Distributes Cooking Oil

Grace Home is a ministry of the India Association that provides monthly assistance to aged and poor women as well as widows.  Each month the Grace Home ministry tries to distribute a needed and practical gift to the women.  This distribution of cooking oil took place at the Pithapuram Church on July 5, 2020. India… Continue reading Grace Home Distributes Cooking Oil

India Church Attendance Suffers After Restrictions Lifted

Pastor Prakash reports that “Church attendance has dropped by nearly 70 % because there is a lot of fear among people in our communities.”  As a result, the pastors are still suffering because lack of attendance means that offerings have also not returned to pre-COVID giving as well. Pastor Prakash continues, “Pastors are so thankful… Continue reading India Church Attendance Suffers After Restrictions Lifted

India Association Pastors COVID Assistance for June 2020

India Association prepared 40 grocery kits and distributed 30 kits to pastors and Dorcas Sewing Center teachers. The remaining kits will be distributed to other needy pastors.  Pastor Prakash says, “Our pastors wives are happy and have informed us to give any support in the form of kitchen essentials.” Each kit is worth $10 USD… Continue reading India Association Pastors COVID Assistance for June 2020

India Association COVID Food Assistance Vennepdui June 2020

India Association continues to assist poorer communities with food assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This distribution was in the community of Vannepudi where they were able to distribute 200 kilograms of vegetables to 60 poor women.  Pastor Prakash reports, “We are planning to reach some more communities in different places.  We thank you for your… Continue reading India Association COVID Food Assistance Vennepdui June 2020

COVID Food Assistance in Pithapuram

Pastor Prakash of the India Association sends the following, “We reached 20 destitute people surrounding our church building. We also distributed some vegetables to ten of our Bible women. There are some COVID-19 cases in our towns, Kakinada and Pithapuram. We will continue to reach our pastors and people again with some groceries and money in… Continue reading COVID Food Assistance in Pithapuram

India Association Food Assistance to Jaggayya Cheruvu

India Association, under the leadership of Pastor Prakash, distributed vegetables to 50 families in the slums of Jaggayya Cheruvu community.  This food relief was part of the association’s COVID-19 relief program.  Many parts of the world have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis since food supply lines have been adversely affected.  This food assistance… Continue reading India Association Food Assistance to Jaggayya Cheruvu

COVID-19 Assistance to Grace Home Widows in Pithapuram

India Association conducted a Grace Home for Widows and Poor Women distribution on June 2nd, 2020 at the church in Pithapuram.  Pastor Prakash states,  “we distributed 1.056 quarts (1 l) of cooking oil, 2.2 pounds (1 kg) of red gram dal (look here for definition), 2.2 pounds (1 kg) of wheat flour, and lemons. We… Continue reading COVID-19 Assistance to Grace Home Widows in Pithapuram