We’ve got another team headed to India today at 2:30pm. We've sent hundreds of people to India over the years. Our teams are all laser focused in terms of adding value to the churches and communities on the ground in India. We don’t do exposure trips where Americans come to simply see the work and have the illusion of impact. We train our teams to build capacity and skills in the members of the Indian churches and the members of the community the churches are in. We don't just do "for" them. We focus on working “with” them, equipping them so they can do for themselves.
The team will be focusing on Conversational English and Micro-enterprise.
Conversational English Team
While Hindi is the official language of India, English is the preferred language for trade, commerce, business and education. In India, children who cannot speak English with a reasonably high level of proficiency are relegated to jobs that earn less than a livable wage, and are unable to achieve a higher standard of living for their families, thus perpetuating cycles of poverty and hopelessness. The goal of our Conversational English Team is to change that.
Micro-Enterprise/Small Business Team
In order to ensure that Indian families have not only a relationship with Jesus, decent housing, clean water and education for their children, GCC families work in conjunction with Life Mission, the organization GCC started in India, and local churches we’ve planted to provide start-up capital and education for small businesses. These small businesses often quite literally mean the difference between starvation and life for many families, and GCC’s success thus far in helping widows and families to improve their income generating potential has literally changed the face of the communities in which they have been involved.
Please join them for the journey at www.gccindiateams.blogspot.com and pray for the team.
Here are the revolutionaries who comprise this team:
Jerry Blanchard Jr