global missions

India 2017

Current Projects:

Children’s Home

Elementary and Primary School

HIV/AIDS Project

Church Planting/Pastors’ help


Future Projects:

Home for the Elderly and Widows

Bible School

High School

Medical Clinic

Job Skill Training Center

 

The Lord has provided us property to build upon, but we are still believing for $100,000 USD for building construction. 


THE NEED: 

India is the second most populous country in the world with a population of 1.03 billion. Of the estimated 400 million children, 300,000-500,000 are in prostitution, while 47% under age three are malnourished. There continues to be a high incidence of child labor and unschooled children, and girls remain particularly disadvantaged. 


Of the 496,453,556 females living in India, 8% (40 million) women are widows. Many widows are forced to beg for money in India to pay for food, as there is no government structure to aid this huge segment of the population. In the state of Andhra Pradesh, where Love and Hope Ministries is located, the female population is 37,682,594. Out of this 37-plus million, 8% (1.5 million) are widows. 


Land and Climate: India, covering 1,269,219 square miles, is roughly one third the size of the United States. Most of the country experiences three basic seasons: hot summer (March-May), rainy (June-October), and cool winter (November-February). Temperatures rarely go below 40°F in January or reach above 100°F during the summer. 


Language: India is home to several hundred languages, of which 33 have 100,000 or more speakers. Eighteen languages have official status: Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. Hindi is the national language spoken by at least 30% of the population. English is also the official language, and is the language of government, business, science, education and national communication.


Religion: India is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. It is also an adopted home for Zoroastrianism. About 80% of Indians are Hindu. 


Food: Diet depends on region. Rice is the main staple in South India and wheat bread (roti) is the main staple in North India. Indian food is usually hot and spicy. Different types of curry (eggs, fish, meat, or vegetables in a spicy sauce) are popular. (Source: Culturegram, Vol. 4, Orem, UT: Axiom Press, 2004). 


Projected Expenses for a Mission Trip to India: 

Airplane ticket = $1,800

Air-ticket within India= $100

Visa fee = $60

Travel shots (first-time visitors) = $500

Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) = $30 per day

Accommodations (Manya Guest Lane) = $40 per day

Transportation within India (Rental car, driver, gas, etc) = $30 per day

Miscellaneous expenses = $150

Total Price = approximately $3,600 per person for ten days for first-time travelers. Total Price = approximately $3,100 per person for ten days for others. 


Note: There may be an increase in the expenses due to currency exchange or the season of the year that we are traveling. Love and Hope Ministries is not responsible for the changes in price as we partner with them on this trip.


Destination: Eluru

State: Andhra Pradesh, India

Duration of the trip: 10-15 days

Dates: December 4th - 22nd



The tentative work we will do while we are in India: 


Visiting and sharing the love of Jesus to children in Love and Hope Children’s Home. 

Visiting and sharing the love of Jesus to children of Love and Hope Public Schools. 

Distributing bicycles to poor pastors. 

Distributing clothes to widows, children, and the elderly. 

Conducting a Gospel and healing crusade in Eluru. 

Visiting villages to share the Gospel and visiting churches to strengthen the believers and ministering to children.


Contact:  Jabez Rapaka

Phone:   757.822.0069

CLICK HERE for more information on Love and Hope Ministries

haiti

Current Projects:

Children’s Home

Bible School

Elementary School


Future Projects:

High School

Job Skill Training Center

Food Pantry

Medical Clinic


We are planning to purchase property to construct buildings from which we can operate these projects in the near future. Please believe with us for provision of the necessary funds. We are believing for at least $75,000 USD which will cover the purchase of the land plus some buildings.


THE NEED:

Haiti’s current population is more than 8 million. Haiti ranks as the most “food insecure” country in the Western Hemisphere, and the second most politically unstable country in the world. The majority of the population does not have ready access to safe drinking water, adequate medical care, or sufficient food. For most Haitians, daily life is a struggle for survival. The statistics on Haiti are alarming:


10% of children in Haiti will die before the age of 4.

7% (300,000) of the children in Haiti are enslaved as young as 3 years old! They often suffer sexual, emotional, and physical abuse and even death.

45% of the Haitian population is illiterate.

30% of the population is ill and/or underweight.

70% of the population lives below poverty level.

Land and Climate: Haiti covers 10,714 square miles of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. It is just a little smaller than the state of Maryland in the USA. Haiti is significantly mountainous. Its climate is warm and humid. The average temperature in the mountains is 66°F, while at Port-au-Prince it is 81°F. Spring and autumn are rainy; whereas December to February and June to August are dry.


Language: Haitian Creole is the language of daily conversation. French is used in government and business. Only the educated people speak French. Haitian Creole is a unique mixture of French and African languages.


Religion: 80% of Haitians are Catholic, while Protestants claim 16% or more of the population. The organized religion of Haiti is Voodoo (worship of spirits), which is practiced to some degree by a majority of Haitian Catholics.


Food: Haitians usually eat rice and beans every day, although a main meal will often include meat, salad and a vegetable. Rice and corn are staple grains. Spicy foods are most popular.

(Source: Culturegram, Vol.1, Orem, UT: Axiom Press, 2004).


Projected Expenses for a Mission Trip to Haiti:

Airplane ticket = $ 650

Exit fee = $50

Travel shots (first-time visitors ) = $500

Food and transportation expenses = $50 per day

Accommodations (Auberge Du Quebec) = $75 per night

Miscellaneous expenses = $150


Total Price = approximately $2,100 per person for a week for first-time travelers.

Total Price = approximately $1,600 per person for a week for others.


Note: There may be an increase in the expenses due to currency exchange or the season of the year that we are traveling. Love and Hope is not responsible for the changes in price. The cost of living in Haiti is higher than in India. Hence, you can expect accommodation and food expenses to be slightly higher for Haiti than India.


Destination: Carrefour, Haiti

Duration of the trip: 7 days

Dates: August 8th -18th


The tentative work we will do while we are in Haiti:


Visiting and sharing the love of Jesus to children in Children’s Home.

Ministering to over 300 children at a convention.

Distributing clothes, books and school supplies to poor children.

Ministering to pastors, and their wives at a convention.

Visiting Love and Hope Bible Institute to minister to future pastors, evangelists and ministers.


Contact: Jabez Rapaka

Phone: 757.822.0069

CLICK HERE for more information on Love and Hope Ministries