Mission Trip to India 2017
Organized by: Christina Stickney
In February 16-25 2017 my dad and I will be going on our first mission trip to India with Kensington Church . We are trying to raise as much money as we can now and anything extra will be used to help others go on their mission trip or go towards our global partner in India.
- We have been and will continue to collect pop bottles up until the time it is to go (if you live in SE Michigan and have bottles you would like to donate please let us know!)
- It costs $2500 per person for the misson trip and Vacciness will cost us each about another $2000-$2500.
Since 2000, Kensington has partnered with Christ’s Evangelical Mission in Dowlaiswaram, India. Together we have provided medical care, education, teaching and Bible training, given care to widows and orphans, and helped to spread the hope that comes with the message of Jesus Christ to these marginalized people. Short-term trips: The short term trip to India are built around relationships. Each team gets to spend time getting to know CEM staff, pastors and the children. Each afternoon the courtyard is filled with the laughter of teams playing with students. Additionally, CEM is prepared to host medical teams. Working with the poor in the neighboring community, teams have helped with medical and dental clinics. Teams traditionally travel to India in October/November and in February each year. Christ's Evangelical Mission (CEM) was started with calling and vision of a young man named B. Jaya Sankar who was graciously saved out of Hinduism. God gave Jaya a vision for reaching the most desperately needy people in his state of Andhra Pradesh with Christ's love by planting churches among them. CEM was formed to facilitate both church planting efforts and to care for the great humanitarian need which surrounded Andhra Pradesh. 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 reach forty kids has grown to nearly two hundred in the Grace Children’s Home and expanded into a holistic ministry reaching a broad spectrum of forgotten people, including hundreds of widows and aging poor in Rajahmundry. Visit Impact India 360 to learn more. For more information https://kensingtonchurch.org/default.aspx?page=3736