Apr 24 2014

A Letter To The Givers


Dear Friend of Christ for India:

Greetings in Jesus’ precious name! I trust this finds you blessed in the Lord.

We are rejoicing because the Lord has blessed us with one of the best years in the entire history of this ministry. Even though the challenges are great in providing for all the students, faculty, support staff for COTR College & Seminary, the Children’s Home, Nava Jeevan school, and Jyothi Hospital (as well as other ministries too numerous to mention here), we serve a great God who is responsive to our prayers to supply what we need.

And YOU have been a wonderful part of supplying that need through your gift, however great or small.

I wanted to write to you today to let you in on a little secret.

Many people who give to ministries like Christ for India, do so while apologizing that it couldn’t be a larger gift. Believe me, at Christ for India we cherish every last penny!

But, you see, that is just the thing. While every ministry would love to have a few benefactors who are able to give 5, 6, even 7 figure gifts for the work of their ministry, the reality is that those gifts are harder to come by than hitting the lottery! The secret to how the Lord funds ministries is through prompting everyday folks like, you and me, to regularly give their $10, $15, $20, or $25 a month gift. And almost everyone on our mailing list can do that. Well, if everyone on the list DID, we would be able to pay off any indebtedness and move boldly into the projects the Lord continues to give us a vision for (like, pay off the school busses, expand the women’s vocational training programs, and move into new areas of media and technology resources and curriculum).

As marvelous as a huge, multi-thousand dollar gift is, in the long run, it is the steady, faithful, month-in, month-out, year-in, year-out givers that are most valuable in the on-going work of Christ for India.

Please won’t you make this a matter of prayer? Could you join the ranks of regular monthly givers who are the real backbone of this ministry? I have every confidence the Lord will bless you for this act of faithfulness on your part!

Thank you for becoming a regular part of Christ for India’s ministry!

In Jesus’ love