"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile." - Mother Teresa
This trip began when young adults from various churches across America shared their passion to go on a short-term missions trip. We formed a bible study that met on a biweekly basis as a way for us to prepare ourselves for God's calling. During this time, we were unsure of where this would lead us. Less than a year later, we have planned a trip to Navjeevan Center in Mumbai, India for January 10th - 19th, 2014.
Navjeevan Center was chosen due to our individual interests in serving exploited women and children born into the Red Light District areas in Mumbai. We will be serving the kids by assisting in classrooms, teaching songs and sports and helping out at their health center. Our goal is to show God's love for them through our words and actions.
The Navjeevan Centre in India is an ISO 9[phone redacted] certified NGO (Non-governmental organization) initiated in 1994 with the aim of reaching out to commercially sexually exploited women and their children from the Red Light district areas in Mumbai.
Mission: Motivate and support the children and women to give up their demeaning occupation and work towards integrating them in society.
There are 13 units which includes 3 day and night care shelters at Red Light areas of Mumbai
An eco friendly residential home at Kapri Village in Tokowade, Murbad
An English medium primary and secondary school for 160+ kids ages 5 to 18 years old
A vocational training center offering 10 different technical trades
7 extension homes to facilitate higher education
A women's unit focusing at empowerment, rehabilitation and reintegration
For more information, visit www.navjeevan.in
How can YOU help?
We need your help in raising money for the center! Here are some of their current needs:
Needs for the Kids
School Bag and Stationary
Needs for the Center
Construction of a Toilet facility near Chapel
Four Wheeler Vehicle for children's transport
Two Wheeler for staff
Kitchen vessels for Children's Unit
Xerox machine for the school
100% of the money we raise will go towards the center!
Some words from the youth who are going on this trip:
"I am the lost, least and the last but that is not going to stop me from spreading the Gospel or spreading my Lord's name. I personally believe God is giving me another chance to serve others through this trip, especially the ones who have not had the chance or freedom to serve God in the way I do."
"I believe God will provide opportunity for the gospel to be shared and seeds to be sown and I hope to be used to share this Good News with them."
"I have taught about the Navjeevan Centre in my Sunday School classes. This trip will give me an opportunity to practice what I preach."
"Service to others is one of the most important characteristics of a disciple of Christ. Growing up in my India has taught me to count my blessings and not take things for granted."
For more information, contact any of the following members at AllTogetherOnMissionInChrist@
Jerin Thomas - Seattle
Shane Daniel - Seattle
Jojin Thomas - New York
Susan Mathew - St. Louis
Zenia George - Chicago
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