India Project Fund

The India Project Fund provides money for Christ Evangelical Lutheran Ministries (CELM – our sister church in India) to do important activities that are not funded by the WELS budget. The fund has a number of categories so that donors are able to direct their gifts to areas which are near to their hearts.

Buy a bicycle

Buy a bicycle

Indian Christians do not always live close to where their pastor lives. In addition many Indian pastors serve more than one congregation. Bicycles allow them to serve their congregations and members with the gospel more easily. The cost of a bicycle is approximately $100.

Build a church

Build a church

Many Indian congregations have no worship facility. Other congregations have churches that need repair. Building grants are given by the CELM to congregations that first raise 25% of what they need for the project. A church may cost between $3,000 and $10,000 to build.

Give a pastor email and the Internet

Give a pastor email and the Internet

In our worker training program, students are taught how to use computers for a variety of purposes: email, word processing, studying the Bible using online resources, and continuing education through online classes. Computers cost $400. The cost of an internet connection is $10 a month.

Help Indian Christians with their medical needs

Help Indian Christians with their medical needs

We serve about 5,000 souls in India. Many have major health care needs which require treatment that they cannot a afford. We give the CELM $3,000 a year to help members who have extraordinary medical needs such as major operations.

Provide printed Christian materials in Telugu and Híndi

Provide printed Christian materials in Telugu and Híndi

Our annual budget for translation, publication, and distribution of materials is $10,000. Resources are prepared for the purposes of outreach, worship, and Biblical instruction of all ages. We have already produced a Lutheran hymnal and catechism with plans for additional materials.

We — and our Indian brothers and sisters — thank you for your prayers and support.

Gifts can be given via the WELS World Missions online donation page. If you would like to specify one of the above projects, please mail your donation to WELS, N16W23377 Stone Ridge Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188, designating your gift for the specific India project of your choice.

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