Impact India 360
We exist to provide care, support and love to impoverished communities in rural India from across the globe—supporting the work of Christ’s Evangelical Mission (CEM) on the ground. Our holistic approach to life transformation invests in the health, education, welfare and faith of India's most marginalized: the abandoned, the lost, and the sick. From the birth centers to the elderly care, we walk alongside people through their whole life.
India's health care sector provides a wide range of quality of care, from globally acclaimed hospitals to facilities that deliver care of unacceptably low quality. Globally, about 800 women die every day of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 20% of these women are from India. We refuse to turn a blind eye to the weak maternal healthcare-delivery system and the people who are denied health care because they cannot afford it.
There are major challenges in India's educational system. People from financially weak backgrounds tend to avoid sending their children to school because they cannot afford the expenses. Plus, sending children off to work instead of school brings an extra income to the family, leaving many children dropping out at an early age.
In India, Jesus has been often removed from the practice of Christianity. The Missionary Training School recruits men and women in a two-year intensive training program that equips them to be spiritual leaders in their communities.
The program produces pastors, church planters, and evangelists to carry the Good News and represent the teachings of Christ to unreached peoples in India.
Poverty and family instability can put a kid into a downward spiral of lost opportunity from the beginning of life. There are children in India who are born to parents who have been poor for generations, therefore unable to receive an education and are ostracized from society. Other children are thrown in a dumpster or left at a supermarket for someone to find.
There are 20 million orphaned children in India. It's these abandoned children that are most susceptible to poverty, child labor and human trafficking.
"Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me."
The Man Who Started It All
In 2000, Jaya Sankar, an already successful pastor and church planter, started reaching out to the thousands of homeless children in the communities surrounding Rajahmundry – a city of over a million people in Andhra Pradesh, India.
What began as a small initiative to care for 40 kids has grown to nearly 200 in the Grace Children’s Home and expanded into a holistic ministry reaching a broad spectrum of forgotten people in India.