Invitation

Jesus for Asia is planning a mission trip to India! And you are invited! The trip is planned for January 21-February 4, 2020!

We have been asked by the local president to hold evangelistic meetings at ten churches in Erode, Tamil Nadu that have been neglected and languishing. He is trying to revive them and is asking for help.

Here’s a short video showing some of the churches we will be working in in Erode, along with a personal message from Pastor Appasamy, the President of the Erode Neelagiri Section, inviting us to help in uplifting these churches.

Purpose

These ten churches were closed for some time due to lack of pastoral support and sufficient funding. Within the last year, due in part to assistance from Jesus for Asia Bible Workers, the churches are beginning to be revived. Our job will be to help jumpstart the growth of awareness of these churches.

Bible Workers are there, preparing the interests, and will continue to nurture the churches long after we are gone. This is a model we used in 2007 in another part of India, and the churches there are still thriving today.

There are opportunities for people to preach, others to give a “health nugget,” others to help with the children that will be there, or just to pray and support.

Jesus for Asia will also be starting new Evening Schools (with a free meal) in each of the churches we hold meetings in.

Fundraising

The fundraising goal for this trip is $2,000 per person. This amount covers:

  • Airfare to and from India
  • Airfare from Mumbai to Coimbatore within India
  • Land transportation
  • Housing
  • Food
  • India Visa
  • Support for the operational costs per church to conduct the evangelism series

Any funds you raise above and beyond the $2,000 will be used for this mission trip to further offset the operational costs for each church.

To facilitate collecting donations, we provide you with a personalized link for donors to use.

For planning purposes, the goal for the first $1,000 is November 25 when we plan to purchase the airline tickets. The goal for the remaining $1,000 is December 16.

Future Information

We will be providing the following information to registrants over the next several weeks: 

  • Various forms we will need you to complete
  • Information on applying for an India Visa
  • A packing list
  • Helpful information on India culture

If you would like to register, please contact Sharon Williams at sharon@jesus4asia.org.

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Travel Overview

DATES ACTIVITIES
Jan 21

Depart Atlanta airport

Jan 23

Arrive in Mumbai (24-30 hours travel)

Jan 23

Travel to Coimbatore (3-hour flight)

Jan 24

Arrive in Erode (3-hour bus ride)

Jan 24
Feb 2

Evangelism series in Erode

Feb 3

Travel to Karur and spend a day at the Jesus for Asia orphanage property for fellowship, rest, and a trip debrief

Feb 4

Travel to Mumbai

Feb 4

Travel to Atlanta

Feb 4

Arrive in Atlanta

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