BEGINNINGS IN INDIA
Global Missions International [GMI] has it roots in a mission work which began in Southern India more than 40 years ago under the leadership of John Gabriel – Kerala Christ Church Mission [KCCM].
The idea of using this mission as a launching point for GMI began in the hearts of John Gabriel and several Americans who have been involved in missions, specifically Southern India for more than 30 years.
Four main goals are imperative with the missions GMI partners, supports and encourages.
- Growth. Mission churches need to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each mission is to be Christ-centered and Bible-based.
- Evangelism. Each GMI mission partner must reach out to bring people to Christ. A story is told about the Devil having a meeting with his imps. Satan asked for suggestions on how to stop Christianity from expanding to rapidly across the Roman Empire. Many suggestions were rejected. Then one imp offered, “Why don’t we have them construct building to meet in?” The Devil was shocked, but the imp continued. “We will have them meet in beautiful sanctuaries to worship, and then close the doors. Then we’ll have them keep their faith inside those walls.” The Devil agreed. From that time churches reduced their outreach to the lost and focused on themselves.
- Self-supporting. GMI is committed to work with missions whose goal is to establish new churches that intend to become self-supporting.
- Church planting. The DNA of each established church includes the conviction that they will also be a church-planting church themselves, following the scriptural model of church expansion: “and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” [Acts 1:8]
DONATIONS GO DIRECTLY TO MISSIONS
GMI is committed to directing funds to the mission field. Our 2015 financial statement demonstrates that 96% of all donations went directly to supporting mission partners and only 4% to administrative and operating expenses.
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