Thank you for partnering with the ministry of Transformation 1040. Funds received via General Giving will be used where most needed to support the ministry and transform lives and villages.
As we pray for God to transform India through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, this fundraiser will be a means for us to be a part of God's movement. It is not specific to a certain ministry, but it will be used for whichever ministry needs the financial help. Whether that is to enhance the orphanage or transform a whole village through a well, house church, and the very Word of God.
God's plan is so much greater than we can imagine and He asks us to faithfully take steps to glorify Him. As we pray for our brothers and sisters in India, I want to ask that we carve out some of the blessings that God has given us to bless others. The finances that God has given is not just ours to keep, but it is a means for us to be good stewards of God's money and practice generosity. I do not ask for gigantic donations, but I ask for prayerful donations.
Some of the ways that I want to encourage you to give is:
- Each time we pray for the kids, pastors, and the churches, give x amount
- Commit to giving monthly and pray each time a donation is made.
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,
and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each
of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give,
not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful
giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in
all things at all times, having all that you need, you will
abound in every good work. As it is written:
“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;
their righteousness endures forever.”[a]
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
Thank you for your partnership in India Adoption.
Bihar’s poor villages teem with needy, illiterate children. Without proper education or guidance, children often end up victims of child labor, or worse, sex trafficking. You can transform the life of a child by giving them an opportunity to attend school and hope for the future. Transformation 1040 also also provides spiritual training to the child’s family through special programming. For $20 a month, you can send a child to school with a uniform, backpack and books. Together, let’s send 200 children to school this year.
GOAL: Educate 200 children.
Transformation 1040 provides drinking water to villagers who have little to no access to clean water. Most of the diseases in Bihar are carried through contaminated water from shallow, open wells. For $900 you can provide a fresh-water well to an impoverished village. Each well is dedicated to the village, giving a church planter the opportunity to tell villagers about Jesus, the Living Water.
GOAL: Provide 30 water wells.
The majority of women in Bihar have little education and possess few marketable skills. Transformation 1040 trains and equips women to start their own micro-enterprise business, in the context of Christ-centered training. Your support of $225 provides one woman six months of training in the Bridge of Hope Sewing School and her very own pedal-powered sewing machine. Women graduate from the program not only prepared to help support their families but with a new understanding of Jesus. Approximately 40% of students enter into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus.
GOAL: Provide sewing instruction and a sewing machine to 240 women.
You can help plant a church and transform one of 45,103 villages in Bihar by partnering with us to provide holistic community development to an entire village. When you give $2,800, Transformation 1040 will equip a village with a fresh water well, literacy training for children, a bicycle for the church planter, Bibles and hymnals and a Vacation Bible School (VBS) for villagers.
GOAL: Transform 25 new villages.
One-third of the unreached people groups of the world are in one country-India. Our mission is to plant churches among unreached people groups, primarily in North India. To see that vision fulfilled, and to better equip the pastors and church planters in theological and biblical understanding, God has called us to establish a school that will provide the necessary training. An annual expense of $90,000 ($150 per pastor, per month) is required. This amount will cover all living and educational expenses for 50 pastors. The initial educational effort will take approximately three years. Each new church planter will require an additional two years of support as they launch their new ministry.
The New Theological School's vision is to train pastors who lack theological training and church planters who are called to begin a new ministry. Most of the pastors and church planters in North India lack a bachelor's or seminary level education. Churches are growing and multiplying, but pastors are under-trained. Theological education will aid in the founding of new churches and the growth of the churches through seminary graduates discipling others.
Our long-term goal is to send church planters to unreached people groups in North India. To see that vision fulfilled (see photo/slide in Gallery), and to better equip the pastors and church planters in theological and biblical understanding, God has called us to establish a school that will provide the necessary training. God has already graciously provided a facility in Kerala; however, it needs some remodeling and expansion.
Our immediate focus is to add a third level for classrooms and dormitories, and to remodel, which will cost approximately $250,000. An annual expense of $90,000 ($150 per pastor, per month) is required. This amount will cover all living and educational expenses for 50 pastors. The initial educational effort will take approximately three years. Additional two years of support will be required as each new church planter begins a new ministry.
If you could mail a personal or business check to Transformation 1040, P.O. Box 951, Wheaton, IL 60187 (memo Theological school), one hundred percent goes to the proejct.
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