When the Syrian Civil War began in 2011, no one could have imagined the destruction that has followed. Once prosperous families watched helplessly as their homes and possessions were reduced to rubble. Fleeing for their lives they escaped their homeland and fled for the border. Upon arriving in refugee camps they fashioned makeshift shelters from pieces of discarded vinyl, fabric and other scraps. In rain, these shelters leak turning the dirt floors to mud and soaking their mattresses along with their blankets and clothes.
GCRI seeks to assist an indigenous ministry to provide waterproof shelter tarps for 750 families in three refugee camps. These expansive tarps will cover the roof and all four walls. One hundred is the average cost for each tarp.
Your generous support of this project will relieve hundreds who are suffering and most importantly, will be a door-opener to the gospel of salvation in Jesus.
Welcome to the GCRI website. We are dedicated to bringing God's Word to the unreached in poor, remote, and often persecuted regions of the world. We do this by providing resources to multiply the ministries of indigenous (that is native to their own country) pastors, evangelists, and missionaries. Consider this: they already speak the language fluently, they are already rooted within the culture at the same economic level as their countrymen, they require very little in the way of salary, often supporting themselves in a tent-making vocation, and they are least likely to leave the impression that Christianity is a foreign religion. They raise no suspicion where their money comes from. Many face alienation, beatings, imprisonment, even martyrdom - yet they persevere, and because of their courage, people listen.
Indigenous missionaries do 90% of effective pioneer work among unreached people groups because:
The following video projects a summary of one of the 2012 GCRI large projects, the expansion of a Bible training center in India. The core benefits of indigenous missionary support are illustrated in this video.
As you browse our website you will find out more about who we are, what our donors have accomplished in the past, and what we are currently involved in. We take on two large projects and hundreds of smaller projects each year, all of which have successfully helped advance the Gospel in places that were once in darkness. I hope you will rejoice with us in the work God has already done through our donors, and will seek to get involved with us in the future.
Our ministry is completely volunteer based, unlike most mission organizations. Our operational expenses are provided separately by donors who wish to help in this way. 100% of all donations to GCRI will be transferred to the vetting and dispersing mission agencies from which we get our projects and from there to the project designated by the donor. On occasion, these agencies may require a 5% (or less) deductions to assist in their administrative expenses. Air fare and ground expenses for site visits may also be deducted.
I hope you will join us in bringing the saving knowledge of the Savior to the lost wherever they may be. May God richly bless you as together we provide the loaves and fishes and He multiplies our offerings.
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