With our summer travel plans sadly postponed this year, we asked several members of our teams from 2019 to reflect on what they were doing this time last year. The last in our series comes from Charlotte, reflecting on her time in Southern India with India Village Ministries, an organisation reaching rural communities in a multitude of ways.
This time last year, I had the opportunity to spend a week with India Village Ministries (IVM). IVM serves their community through the running of a children’s home, ministry with the elderly and supporting the neediest in society. They promote the importance of high-quality education to help children in poverty, something many children do not receive due to an expectation that they will work for their families instead of attending school.
During the current Covid-19 pandemic, IVM continues to serve others by providing essential aid relief. In all they do, IVM models the love of Christ in reaching out to those in poverty and despair, serving them with their time and resources.
Arriving with Suresh, the leader of IVM, brought a change of scenery for the team, escaping from the busy and bustling capital Delhi to the rural Southern countryside. The team was so lovingly welcomed into the home of Suresh and his wife Roja, a time greatly cherished as we enjoyed fellowship over shared meals and had the opportunity to hear testimonies of how God has worked in their lives and the various projects of IVM.