Glocal Mission Updates

Invitation to Serve: Join Us in India with GAiN!

by Lindsey Schacter on March 06, 2024

This August 2-18, our family will be travelling to Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission in India with a team from Global Aid Network (GAiN) Canada and we would like to invite you to join us!  In my ministry with GAiN, I get to step back into working with our short term mission teams this summer and I am thrilled! 

Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission has served the needs of destitute women and children in India for over 130 years and has a rich history of demonstrating the love of Christ in many needed ways.  On Mukti’s large campus, you will find multiple schools for children of all ages including children with special needs.  You will find a beautiful old church with a deep faith community, a dairy farm and a small hospital ministering to the needs of the community.  Homes for children and women who have retired and need care are sprinkled throughout campus including a home for women and children who are blind but able to live independently on Mukti’s campus.

Every time we are there, I am challenged by the practice of presence even as we put our hands to many needed tasks, supporting the staff and residents.  After a daily time of praise and sharing with the staff team, we move to serve in a variety of ministry assignments throughout the day, perhaps serving the girls at the special needs school or helping with a maintenance project around campus.  The afternoons are often spent visiting the Flower Families or helping with afternoon Sunday school throughout the week.  We debrief in the evening or spend times helping with homework or planning daily Sunday school activities or an event to encourage the local staff team.  

There are many ways that we as JRCC can partner together: 

  1. Pray
    Please pray for the Mukti staff and residents as they persevere through many challenges as they seek to minister to the least of these.  Please pray that the Lord would bring together the right people at the right time to minister at Mukti this August.
  2. Come with us:
    What a gift it would be to serve alongside our JRCC community, we would love to have you join the team! More information is online here. 
  3. Partner practically
    Either through financially supporting a team member from JRCC or donating needed items for Mukti residents, please stay tuned on this as we get closer to August!  

I would LOVE to connect with you about any of the above, either on a Sunday morning, over a cup of coffee or via email at .  Thank you for taking the time to read this and pray about if and how you can be involved as we at JRCC seek to live out our value of Glocal Mission this summer. 

Tags: mission, india, serve, glocal, gain, mukti

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