- Why -
Come to South Asia?
- Reason #1 -
Connect with Fellow Believers
If you've ever been on a mission trip before, we don't have to tell you about the sweet joy you experience as you get the opportunity to connect with fellow believers from a different culture. Even if you cannot communicate with them in your own language, the experience of communing together with the Lord, is all the proof you need that Jesus exists and unites us all together as his Bride and Church. If you've never had the chance to go on a mission trip, talk to a friend, family member or pastor who has gone and can share the amazing experiences they've had. But please don't stop there. Consider going on a trip yourself! Hearing or reading about the difference mission trips have made in the lives of others can only take you so far. Prayerfully consider coming to South Asia with us and seeing God at work for yourself.
- Reason #2 -
Make a Difference
While IGL has one of the largest church networks in the world with over 100,000 churches planted in the last 27 years, the needs are ever growing. India, with its 22 major languages and dozens more besides, lacks adequate resources for pastors to continue being nourished on their own. Pastors and believers also tend to be isolated in rural areas, many of which can only be reached on foot. Hospitals also tend to be many miles from home for people who can not only ill afford the treatment they need, but also have no way to get there. Conferences for leaders and medical camps meet crucial needs of encouragement, training, love and care for pastors and believers alike. Without short-term mission trips, it's difficult for the IGL staff and leaders to meet these fast growing needs on the field. Please consider coming to serve on a mission trip!
- Reason #3 -
The Lasting Effect
As you may have already gathered from friends and family, the impact of going on a short-term mission trip can impact your life for years to come. While you go to serve and meet a great need in the field, you come home with, many would say, a far greater benefit than you left behind. Many travelers have personal encounters with God, spiritual revelations and cultural experiences they never forget. It's difficult to overstate the wonderful, lasting effect going on a short-term mission trip can have on your life. Read some of the testimonies of those who have gone below!
- Hear -
"This trip has reignited my love for world missions."
Pastor Training Trip, 2018
"God showed me that he's willing and able to take care of me. I didn't really want to go on this trip, but I thought God wanted me to go on it. I struggle with anxiety in situations where I don't feel in control. Flying across the world was one of those situations. I hope that I can remember that God took care of me during this trip, and take more risks for him in the future."
Pastor Training Trip, 2018
"I was surprised at how big IGL is; I didn't have any idea the work here was so extensive. I loved this experience. I have fallen in love with India and its people. It was a life changing experience for me."
"I Have a deeper burden to impress upon people to store up treasures in heaven not on this earth. People are more important than our things."
Women With A Mission Trip, 2018
"This trip has drawn me closer to our Lord & Savior and I am anxious to follow His lead into the future."
Dr. Gale Dejong
Veterinary Trip, 2018
"It surprised me how much a connection, both spiritual and emotional, I made with the women at the conference. The Lord filled me with compassion for them."
Women With a Mission Trip, 2018
- Come & See -
God's work in South Asia
- Mission Trip Opportunity #1 -
Teacher Training Trips
Teaching teams are an integral part of IGL's ministry as we seek to train and empower our brothers and sisters in India to reach a nation for Christ. Team members travel the broad expanse of the country teaching groups of Indian pastors, women and youth. Pastors, teachers and bible study leaders are all welcome to join a teaching team, though you do not necessarily need to be a pastor in order to teach. As part of a teaching training trip, you can teach women, pastors or youth leaders.
- Mission Trip Opportunity #2 -
Eyewitness teams travel to IGL headquarters in Salem, Tamil Nadu, to experience the breadth and depth of the ministry. Members may take part in leprosy feedings, church and home dedications, baptisms of new believers, micro-credit loan distributions, children's home visits or distribution events for livestock, Bibles or many other helps. Eyewitness trips are easily tailored to the passions of team members and can happen any time throughout the year.
- Mission Trip Opportunity #3 -
Medical & Veterinary Trips
Medical teams that visit India will help conduct village medical camps. These camps are tailored to the needs of the area the team will visit as well as the experience and practice area of visiting professionals. Without these medical camps some villagers may never have the chance to see a doctor. The relief for patients and the joy of caregivers is immense. Previous teams have conducted dental clinics, eye care clinics, general medicine camps, gynecological seminars, veterinary camps and many other specialties.