More than 20,000 people from India reside in the Central Valley, including many Sikhs, Hindus and Mu*lims. The passion of the India Community Ministry (ICM) is to befriend, help in practical ways and be Jesus to those of East Indian descent in our community. The ICM offers English classes, Bible studies, citizenship coaching, counseling and prayer for the sick.
India Community Ministry is a non-profit organization, that desires to show Christ’s love to the people of India especially to the Sikhs, Hindus, and Mu*lims in the Central Valley and across California. Often our outreach efforts take us to the market place. This allows us to reach out to people from the Indian community and develop ongoing relationships. Getting to know people on a personal level sets the stage to present the gospel to them by giving them the Jesus Film in their heart language, or sharing a gospel tract.
Through Home Bible Study Fellowship, we develop strong spiritual roots. For those who come to the Lord, we encourage them to follow through with baptism and church fellowship. We seek to provide help in times of need and develop reasonable friendships with our new neighbors. The India Friendship Center, which opened in June 2000 in downtown Turlock, and the market place are both key locations in realizing our vision. Without the help of local Christians who volunteer their time, we could not have these ministries.
Friendship is the bridge that will span the religious barriers and can be used to share the message of Christ with the people of other faiths. We extend friendship by providing the following activities at the Center:
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Immigration Help – helping our clientele fill out the application for their citizenship papers and offer assistance on how to pass the citizenship test.
Family matters – helping with family needs such as; family conflict and cross cultural issues.
Christian Literature -sharing the gospel with Christian materials and Bibles.
For more information contact us by phone (209) 261-0547 or send an e-mail: [email protected]