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Reaching Out, Inc
P. O. Box 902
Athens, TN 37371
DON'T MISS THE
Hindu shrines and idols of deities located
along busy city streets, rural country roads, in train stations, and
Above - GANESH, Hindu God
Out is a
non-profit Christian organization formed just for support of God’s
work in India. A 1975 phone call from Dr. Finley Baird was in
reality a 'call' from the Holy Spirit.
After several trips
to India as a short-term missionary it became apparent that many
well-trained and genuine believers are there who have a God-given
burden to reach their countrymen with the Gospel. India is an old
and complex culture, difficult at best for people accustomed to our
lifestyle. Christians in India must do more with less and have
strong faith, relying fully on God.
is a mandate that will
require best methods. Working through Indian nationals is a
‘best-method’ of applying resources for greatest success.
God's way has always
been for His children to join Him in His work. None is able
alone but together we are His army!
There are many
scammers after the gifts of unsuspecting people. Part of our
role is to carefully screen each ministry so that supporters may be
sure their gifts are being used properly. The selected
ministries have around 350 dedicated men and women of India, devotedly reaching out
to their countrymen.
At Reaching Out we
stay in touch with each ministry to co-ordinate, encourage and
advise. We also seek to make people and churches in the U.S. aware of ministry
opportunities. We furnish contact information or whatever is
Our intent is
to provide as
much assistance as requested in order for tax-exempt gifts to reach
Out serves both the 'givers' who are led to us by the Holy Spirit,
and those who are the recipients, the actual needs on the ground. Our role is not fund-raising or a soliciting
but primarily revealing areas where the Lord is at work. The Holy Spirit must
be the prompter for those who who choose to act.
The Good News about Jesus, presented to the hurting by loving ministers , is bringing many lost souls to New Life in Christ!
Rejoice with us!
"... a cup of cold water
in My Name "
light in the darkness
abounds as laborers begin unloading materials. The dream for
a Bible College that will equip young missionaries is becoming
reality. That wasn't too long
ago. And now, a few years later, expansion is necessary.
Already there are new churches being planted in distant places,
even as more God-called students arrive. Dedicated hearts
are eager. Alas, funds to expand and equip them are delaying
IN EXCHANGE FOR A
vacation time at the Bible College began with preparations all
made. In a rented van, 15 students and 5 teachers began
their mission outreach that lasted 19 days, till the money was
exhausted. In that time, for $1050, they visited 45 different
villages to witness about Jesus.
Most witnessing was door to
door. About 32,000 gospel portions along with personal testimony
were given to the people. Six small meetings were held for over
4000 villagers. During the campaign, 415 people came to Christ
publicly, and nearly 325 women did so secretly, for fear of
either their male family member or the anti-Christian village
ALL ABOARD FOR THE
tribal people live away from villages but visit there for
supplies. Some find work in the fields and paddies. Others
still live deep in the jungles in nomadic fashion, often eating
roots and other forest plants.
A large number live across this
lake and one by one they are being reached. As usual, much effort is required to get acceptance with them and to gain
their trust. The result is worth it all, though. Only the indigenous missionaries could reach them
for Christ. Our part is to provide the funds and support
them in prayer. more
OF THE CITY SLUMS
Like from the 'Old Woman's Shoe tale' these children seem to
overrun the tiny hut behind them. They are sitting on the
dirt, but that is what they are accustomed to. The broiling
sun is no match for Stephen who is there to teach them songs and
games and Bible stories. Every weekday the missionaries of
COME go into the foul and dangerous slum areas with love and hope
for otherwise hopeless people. [more]
MILLIONS OF BLIND
India has around 15 million blind people,
many of whom are destitute. Blindness has a social stigma
because it was caused by misconduct in a person's former life,
the predominant religion would say. Here a blind girl who
has found hope in Jesus tells a blind village lady how she, too,
can know Him. Mission To The Blind holds special retreats
that encourage the participants to help their blind friends and
neighbors know the truth. Will you share so others can
Unique and effective in
a heathen land
Joyful singing, happy faces and waving
banners fill the roadways and paths leading through the village.
This is a Sunday School parade, held annually in villages all
around the increasing number of local churches. As people
find peace and hope in their own lives, they begin to sense an
inner stirring to help their friends and neighbors. First
they heard. Now they share. God sent His Son to be the
Savior of all people who will hear. Imagine how it must
please Him when his children follow his example of witnessing,
loving and giving in Jesus' Name? Let us join them!
FACES AND HEARTS OF
isn't feared today as it once was but it still affects many people
in India. As they are identified and placed in colonies,
most must live with scarred faces or nubs for feet and hands that
readily identify them to outsiders.
Living can become
depressing. But in some colonies, the message of hope in
Christ resounds! It is thrilling to go into Indera Nagar
with Rajan, the local WFW missionary who himself was once a
world-loving evil person.
Whatever time of day, the word
goes quickly of his arrival. The little church house soon is
teeming with people, hungry for his loving smile and another
message of hope from the Word of God.
Pictured is our friend
Paul with his new friend, a leper! more
BY ALL MEANS, JESUS
What nice smiles as these young women show off
their handiwork to one of our visiting US missionaries (who is
there at her own expense). A training center for young women
provides the wonderful way to show and tell of the fulfilling life
God offers through faith in His precious Son.
Day by day as
skills to earn a living are learned, the deeper truths that give
meaning and purpose to life are being absorbed. The minimal
charge to them is supplemented by gifts from those who aren't
called to go, but who will give to help reach the lost in all the