- School bag distribution
- Tailoring training camp
- Discipleship training camp
Children with disabilities also wanted to start their new academic school year with new bags and other essentials like their able-bodied peers. This need was shared with our local friends and organizations. An overwhelming response surprised us as the finances to buy bags and school essentials poured in. Equip Asia teams were able to distribute 115 school bags for children with disabilities from all 43 of our target villages.
The joy and happy faces showed that they were all ready to go to school in style! Thanks to all the donors who came forward to address this need.
Equip Asia field staff organized a 15-day training in tailoring for young women. The basic skills they will learn are the first steps on the path to self-employment. 12 young women have enrolled to learn the skill and take up self-employment. We organized a 3-day discipleship training camp at the Equip Asia centre in India to disciple the new believers in God’s word, prayer, doctrine, worship and encouragement, and service. A total of 55 people with disabilities and their families participated. We look forward to seeing them disciple others.
- Praise God for the good rains, which our area depends on so much!
- The new house churches formed. Pray for the people who come together to hear about Christ. Pray for wisdom, boldness and for God to work in their lives.
- Continue to pray for financial breakthroughs for Equip Asia’s ministry in India.
- Pray for the safety and good health of all the Equip Asia staff in the front line, ministering Christ’s hope and healing to the communities struggling with disabilities.