CHURCH BUILDING IN INDIA (JUNE 2015)
This is how God’s people are moving the church forward in Tirunelveli.
By the strength of their backs and with an incredible financial commitment from some of the world’s poorest people, the Christians of southern India’s Tamil Nadu province are helping the helpless, planting new churches and spreading the Gospel.
Voice to the Nations Christian Mission, Inc. was founded in 1993 as a continuation of the mission work of Michael & Linda Pawlowitsch from 1988 to 1993. Today the Mission is active in the South Indian states of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. There it partners with South India Rural Development Mission (SIRD), a Christian organization founded 2001 by Mr. Sam Kotta Swamy in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.
Today, Sam and his brothers, along with a growing body of Christians have established Voice-sponsored churches in nine communities around Tamil Nadu province. Your support of Voice allows us to offer homes and education for orphaned or homeless boys and girls, to provide support for widows and to run a sewing school that allows women a chance to achieve some financial independence in a society that holds females in low regard.
With the support of the Christians of Atlantic Canada, Voice to the Nations and the Christians of Tamil Nadu are improving the lives of ordinary Indians and reaching people with the message of God’s love.
In 2004 Sam visited Canada and personally introduced his work to the Maritime Churches. Voice is planning to bring Sam back to the Maritimes in 2015. Watch for his visit.