THE PARTNERSHIP HISTORY
Kerusomen Charitable Foundation was founded in 2007 by Dr. Sahaydas and Anju Simon in Trivandrum, Kerala, India with 3 workers and one church.
Kerusomen Gospel Ministries in America formed a non-profit organization in 2014 and formally partnered with their India organization to provide resources to better equip and expand their kingdom work. At that time, there were seventeen churches in three states.
Since the partnership, KGM India has trained more than one hundred pastor-missionaries who have successfully planted churches in seven India states that serve over 50 unreached people groups and are making and mobilizing disciples in rural areas that previously had no Christian presence.
THE PARTNERSHIP ORGANIZATION
Tom Caprio, leads it's volunteer Board of Directors who fund all administrative costs so that 100% of partner gifts are sent straight to the mission field. Kerusomen has no overhead costs, no CEO salaries, no office maintenance and no employees.
Kerusomen Charitable Foundation, India is co-founded by Dr. Sahayadas Simon and Anju Sahayadas and has a native India Board of Directors. Their church-planting team consists of:
Pastor-Missionaries are, in essence, national missionaries who share the love of Jesus, disciple new believers, and help train others to lead and do the same. Pastor training is a 12 course syllabus, relvant for both spiritual and church growth. Course materials include Leecy Barnett's book, 'Everything New', Timothy Initiative of Florida (view video below), and Kerusomen Foundation's library resources. Continuing education includes regular area, regional and statewide conference gatherings for teaching, accountability, worship and prayer.
Kerrusomen Area Coordinators are pastors who coordinate church plantings in their region, orchestrate church projects such as evangelism and discipleship initiatives, pastor training, and widows care.Their many responsibilities include directing communications from KGM headquarters to the local pastors of village churches as well as mentoring and training pastors in spiritual and leadership growth. AC's also advise, give guidance, and help village pastors with the day to day challenges they face including legal, administrative and other matters.
Field Staff provide practical education to women in the villages and rural areas such as classes in health and hygiene. They also help conduct ISOS Transformation Groups that provide training for at-risk women to enhance financial stability and empower local women to launch a small business enterprise. These initiatives are very successful in growing the body of Christ, as well. By showing the love of Christ through service in these tangible ways, relationships are formed and opportunities to share the Gospel arise naturally and frequently. Field staff are supervised by Anju Sahaydas Simon, co-founder of Kerusomen Foundation. Office staff handle all administrative tasks of Kerusomen Foundation including accounting, reporting, printing church and training materials, and directing communications to and from all the churches. They also collect prayer requests and pray for the needs of all the churches.
Special Outreach: Vacation Bible School takes place every year at all church locations and English classes are offered at some locations. English classes have two age groups 6-14 and 15-20. Along with English Grammar books, students learn grammatical construction using Bible stories and examples with moral values. The English lessons are 3 hours a week, year round. Parents of all religious backgrounds want their children to learn English. Both of these successful programs are focused on serving first and building relationships that lead to opportunities to share Jesus.
THE BEST IS YET TO COME! We invite you to join us and make Mission India your mission.