India

With roughly one-sixth of the world’s total population, India is the second most populous country.

God Led Us

“I’ve prepared someone for you in India. He’s working with the Dalit people (the “untouchables”).

We never anticipated spreading roots to South Asia. Yet the Lord had different plans, and in the middle of the pandemic, in 2020, He whispered this to us. And over the course of the next six months, He led us to a computer programmer who knew of an African working in North India, who was helping the Dalit people. This African ended up becoming our Director of Development and Training.

From 2021 to 2024, we partnered with various ministries in India, helping them to equip the vulnerable through tailoring classes and the provision of livestock.

In 2024, we launched our first Lulu Tree program for mothers in Gondia, Maharashtra.

In the middle of a pandemic when we cannot travel, it can only be God who connects us with an African working in India who is helping the Dalit people. Hallelujah! 

 

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About India

“Much of its territory lies within a large peninsula, surrounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and the Bay of Bengal to the east; Cape Comorin, the southernmost point of the mainland, marks the dividing line between those two bodies of water. This region has two union territories composed entirely of islands: Lakshadweep, in the Arabian Sea, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which lie between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

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India remains one of the most ethnically diverse regions in the world. Apart from its many religions and sects, it is home to innumerable castes and tribes, as well as to more than a dozen major and hundreds of minor linguistic groups from several language families unrelated to one another. Religious minorities, including Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains, still account for a significant proportion of the population; collectively, their numbers exceed the populations of all countries except China. Earnest attempts have been made to instill a spirit of nationhood in so varied a population, but tensions between neighboring groups have remained and at times have resulted in outbreaks of violence. Yet social legislation has done much to castes, tribal populations, women, and other traditionally disadvantaged segments of society. At independence, this region was blessed with several leaders of world stature, who were able to galvanize the masses at home and bring prestige to the area, abroad. As a result, it has played an increasing role in global affairs.”

What God is doing

in India

Equipping Families

SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS FOR MOTHERS

We prayerfully select 20 vulnerable mothers for each one-year discipleship program. The mothers chosen belong to a local church and are widows, or abandoned, or their husbands are disabled or ill. Each participant receives a sustainable project of her choosing, in line with the allotted budget.

The projects are then monitored by the local church, and training given monthly in finance, budgeting, and tithing.

Projects include tailoring, catering, goat or chicken rearing, decorating, hairdressing, and providing educational services such as computer skills.

Upon completion of the year, it is expected that each mother would then use some of her profits to assist another needy woman in her community, thus continuing the cycle of ending poverty.

 

Equipping Churches

DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING

In addition to meeting their material needs, each of the mothers is enrolled in a one-year discipleship program consisting of 12 Bible-based courses. The mothers gather weekly to study together and eat a meal together. Often they will also engage in a form of game.

The biblical courses, supplied by Harvestime Institute and translated into Hindi by The Lulu Tree, train the mothers to not only love themselves as Christ loves them, but to share the gospel with their children and their neighbors. Courses include Biblical Theology, Strategies for a Spiritual Harvest, and Intercessory Prayer.

Mothers then graduate after one year with a one-year discipleship certificate, strengthened in the knowledge that they are a beloved daughter of the Most High God.

 

Locations

1177 W Cody Circle, South Jordan, UT 84095 (USA)

c/o The Great Commission Foundation, PO Box 14006, Abbotsford BC, V2T 0B4 (CANADA)

Phone

(385) 315-8433 (USA)

(780) 674-8992 (CANADA)

Email

info@thelulutree.com