An outreach to India began in 1989 when Pastor Bob Caldwell (Calvary Chapel Boise) met L. Gunasekaran ("Guna") in Boise. After intense spiritual discipleship, Guna returned to Bangalore to begin taking the Word of God into poverty stricken slums.
Since then God has opened tremendous doors to some of the most unreached people on earth. With amazing, sacrifice and persecution, a growing team of native pastors and evangelists are planting churches in slums and villages in India.
The following programs are taking place in India:
Student/Evangelist Program - This two-year program includes are comprehensive sutdy of the Bible and instruction in discipling new believers. Each graduate then becomes an evangelist working with a pastor in an unreached area. The goal is to eventually open a Children's Center and plant a church.
Children's & Education Centers These centers invite children to learn Bible stories, songs, traditional Indian poetry and dance, as well as basic skills in reading, writing and hygiene.
Home of Hope Orphanages - There are currently eight orphanages, three of which serve the needs of children suffering with HIV/AIDs. Through the support of sponsors, these children are placed in loving atmosphere, complete with nutritious meals, medicines, education and biblical instruction.
HIV/AIDs Care Facility - Our Heaven's Gate Staff works with local medical professionals and the government to provide medicine, nutition, housing and education for parents and their children.
"Calvary Chapel Rome is now located in Tor Bella Monaca, one of Rome's most famously troubled neighborhoods. And God is at work. After planting a second church several years ago above the hills of Rome, we are currently working on moving towards another church plant in a town called Acilia about 20km from Rome. Many promising doors are opening up in both communities. In Tor Bella Monaca, urban social issues including crime, drug and domestic abuse, anxiety and depression are rampant. With only an empty shell of religion available, this community, and Italy as a whole, have turned to materialism, humanistic solutions, atheistic and agnostic beliefs (all the while claiming to be Catholic). In Acilia we have a cell group meeting weekly and also do a special outreach service once a month. Our desire is that the Holy Spirit would come, tear down strongholds and false religion, and powerfully reveal the one true, living God who alone can radically change lives. We are privileged to minister God's love by teaching the Word, offering English, guitar, and sewing lessons, serving our community via a food bank, and various forms of outreach, including taking on special community projects. As we help with pressing practical needs, and build relationships, we are confident that God will more importantly meet the spiritual need and our goal...a personal and saving relationship with Jesus Christ."
- Brent and Hope Harrel
Pregnancy Resource Center is an evangelical, Christ-centered ministry dedicated to promoting life and sexual purity. We strive to provide compassionate care and Biblical truth to those at risk for abortion.
The Hope Pregnancy Center provides:
- Pregnancy Testing
- Earn While You Learn
- Abstinence Education
- Sexual Transmitted Infection Testing
- Post Abortion Help
Love INC mobilizes the Church to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ by bringing health and wholeness to broken and hurting individuals and families. Love INC
bridges the gap between the people in need and poverty, and the Christian churches who want to serve.
Tri-County Love INC Provides:
- Household Goods
- Hygeine Products
- Classes in money management, parenting, and cooking