The Karnataka School of Preaching & Missions
During KSPM-1, operating from 2000 through 2010, more than 50 preachers were trained and returned to their hometown or village to start or expand the Lord’s church. These local preachers are very successful in establishing and maturing churches in their areas.
KSPM-2 began in January 2015 to train missionaries rather than local preachers. Fifteen men and women are currently enrolled in the two-year curriculum, preparing to move to unfamiliar, often hostile, areas of India and/or surrounding nations.
KSPM students are self-supporting. They take leave from their jobs to attend classes one week out of each month for 24 months.More
The Brookshire Memorial Children’s Home
This home is supported by the Ladonia Church of Christ near Tyler in memory of Dean & Maureen Brookshire. It has been serving and saving children since 2005.
There is a waiting list of orphans needing a home but current facilities and funding limits the number of children the Brookshire Memorial Children’s Home can accommodate.
A new building was recently completed to house the children and also serves as the meeting place for the local church.More
The Bethany Girls Home
Many girls are abandoned by their families in India. And it’s culturally accepted due to the liability of raising a girl. Fifty-two of these abandoned girls receive the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual attention they need with the loving care of the Bethany Girls Home.
It was founded by an Indian Christian and his wife who, soon after their conversion, sold their home in order to buy land, build a facility and dedicate their lives to caring for these girls. The sad reality is that keeping up with the sheer number of abandoned girls is increasingly difficult.More
TPG Christian School
The school was started in 1989 by Jacob Chukka. Upon receiving an inheritance from his father he purchased a defunct private school property in his hometown of Tadepalligudem (TPG). The school started with 30 students and two teachers charging no tuition (even “public” schools in India charge
Jacob wanted poor children to have the opportunity for a Christian education. The school has since grown to over 500 students from kindergarten through the tenth grade with 22 teachers and support staff. The students take the standardized state tests and always perform well above the average. Bible classes are taught daily at all grade levels. The School is accredited by the Andhra Pradesh state Board of Education.
In 2009 the facility was totally renovated adding a new two-story primary building. Since then a science lab, library and computer lab have been added.More
Providing safe drinking water offers a demonstration of the love of God and the love of the local church in the community. These borewells often become known as “Jesus wells.” Jesus becomes known and God is honored.