Monday, June 29, 2020

KGM Community Delivers Thousands of Meals in India for Covid 19 Lockdown Victims




Because you planted and support KGM churches, emergency food relief is reaching entire communities demonstrating the love of God and opening hearts to the hope of the Gospel. The work we do now, in partnership with KGM Foundation in India, is more important than ever. We continue to send aid to poor villages impacted by the Covid 19 lockdown. Your $8 gift feeds one person for an entire month. Learn more.

"...if you pour yourself out for the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday."
Isaiah 58:10

Friday, June 26, 2020

Your Dollars at Work l Kerusomen Gospel Ministries

HELP FOR DAY LABORERS IN INDIA

They work without contracts. No labor laws protect them. They iron clothes, lay bricks, drive taxis, sell metal scraps or vegetables, sweep streets, work in the fields, and take odd jobs.  

This Hindu woman goes door-to-door each day seeking work as a domestic helper to feed her five children (all under the age of 15.)

"They are day laborers—women and men, husbands and widows, who depend on daily wages to feed their children that night. Day laborers take jobs as they find them, relentlessly pursuing employment to provide for their families." reports Hope International. According to the BBC News “most do not have access to pensions, sick leave, paid leave or any kind of insurance. Many do not have bank accounts, relying on cash to meet their daily needs.”

The Covid 19 pandemic has shown a spotlight on the vulnerability of the millions of people in India depending on day laborer jobs to support their families. For many of them, the threat of starvation is a greater risk than the virus.  Kerusomen Gospel Ministries, through its local churches in India, is delivering food to these vulnerable people since the lockdown began in March. Here are just a few of their stories...

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Celebrating Friends Needing Friends a KGM Covid 19 Food Relief Partner


The ladies of FNF Palm Beach and New Jersey were incredibly generous with their gifts, prayers, and love for the widows in India during the Covid 19 pandemic lockdown. Their kindness, in the midst of their own struggles at this difficult time, is inspiring and appreciated.

When the Kerusomen Board told Dotti Ackerman, FNF's founder, that the Covid 19 pandemic was putting widows in India at greater risk than ever before, she didn't hesitate for one second.

Immediately a letter with a video describing the crisis was sent to FNF members. In it Dotti explained that the pandemic lockdown had cut off the India widows from food, medical supplies, and all social contact for months.The response was overwhelming and quick!  Thanks to these ladies, two more truckloads of food were delivered to the poorest villages and areas. We can never thank them enough.

A Special Heart for India Widows 

Long before the Covid 19 virus, our local partner, Friends Needing Friends, (with its members from Florida and New Jersey Chapters) has provided monthly financial support to 17 orphaned widows in India as members of the KGM Well Community.

The plight of these Indian widows is truly pathetic. The women suffer extreme poverty and have no family to help support them.  Many of them are disabled. In India, when her husband dies, a woman no longer has a place in society. She is tossed to the fringe where she suffers extreme forms of dishonor, abandonment, discrimination, isolation and hopelessness.

Kerusomen is blessed to have Dotti and the FNF members as partners who sacrificially and generously support these needy widows every month plus go the extra mile to bless them in times of emergency like the Covid 19 pandemic. To learn more about FNF, check out their new brochure  New Hope For Widows or visit the Friends Needing Friends Blog.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

International Widow's Day 2020 l How KGM Empowers India Widows During Covid 19 Pandemic



It’s International Widows Day and we just want to say “God Bless!” to every wonderful woman in God's special sisterhood of widows.  We love you and want you to know how grateful we are to know you and how much you are appreciated.  

Today and every day Kerusomen Gospel Ministries and its’ amazing community stands with widows in India in the fight for equality, dignity, and new hope.  The work we do in partnership with the KGM Foundation in India is more important than ever during this Covid 19 recovery period. And God has moved mountains to meet the need. Thanks to everyone for your continued prayers and partnership. To learn more about our ministry to widows and how you can get involved visit What's the Well or click the link below for related articles.


Monday, May 11, 2020

Your Incredible Impact l Kerusomen Covid 19 Food Relief



Wow! We are so grateful for each and every one of you who prayed, gave, and helped spread the word about our Covid 19 Food Relief ministry. Take a peek a just at few of the hundreds of lives you blessed in just the first 2 weeks. Thank you for spreading hope and saving lives.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Outcast Women in India Get Lockdown Relief l Kerusomen Gospel Ministries

Eleven Women are No Longer Forgotten - Because of YOU



Ten widows in the state of  Manipur had worked for decades selling vegetables at the Ima Keithel Market (translated Mother's or Matriarch Market). The market is 500 years old and, with 5,000 vendors, it is believed to be the largest all-women market in Asia and possibly the world. When the Covid 19 lockdown was imposed, these elderly women abruptly found themselves without a source of income. And without food. Like most day laborers, they earned just enough to eat each day.

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