ALPHA INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES
AIM is Giving Children Hope by reaching out to children and caring for them. Help by supporting a child now
AIM is Giving Children Hope by reaching out to children and caring for them. Help by supporting a child now

Helping Those In Need

Help (Matthew 22:39): AIM’s primary focus is fulfilling the Great Commission. However, we are committed to the Great Commandment given by our Lord Jesus Christ “Love your neighbor as yourselves.” After a church is planted AIM believes that Christians cannot neglect the physical needs of the people living in their community (James 2:15-16). AIM is involved in several projects to help the needy and show the love of Christ in a tangible way. Usually these projects act as deterrents to persecution as the recipients in the community support the National Church Planters for showing Christ’s love in action.

Giving Children Hope (GCH)

Out of the approximately 200 million Children in India under the age of 14, around 100 million children live in extreme poverty. In India, large poor and illiterate families often migrate to cities from villages due to the scarcity of food and employment. Since they cannot afford to rent a home in the city, they end up living in slums or on the streets. More than 100 million children in India drop out of school, beg on the streets, work in sweatshops or small stores, or are sold into prostitution. They are raised with mythologies of worshipping millions of gods and goddesses. In addition, many terrorist and radical religious groups take advantage of these children and teach them to hate.

AIM is Giving Children Hope by reaching out to these children and caring for them. Our goal is to keep them in school to effectively break the cycle of poverty. We give them school uniforms, book bags, school supplies, school fees and tutoring. In addition, we provide toiletries for hygiene, nutritious meals, and periodical medical check ups. Above all we teach them the word of God that can only bring them eternal change. In fact, our GCH program is unique as it is an extension of our church planting efforts. All our GCH centers are run by our National Church Planters. Our ministry is based in north India where Christians are persecuted and open evangelism is restricted. In some of the villages the only way the gospel can be shared is through child evangelism. Our goal is to write Jesus on their hearts before radical ideas and superstition takes a hold of them. Currently 1,500 children are cared for by AIM in India and Nepal. You can sponsor a Child for $30 a month or you can sponsor a Pastor and 10 Children for $400 a month.

AIM Medical Mission:

During his earthly ministry Jesus went about teaching, preaching and healing the sick (Matthew 9:35). A majority of the people we minister to have limited or no access to medical care. Hundreds die or become invalids due to lack of preventive medical check up like blood pressure and diabetes. AIM sends short-term volunteer teams of Doctors, Dentists, and Dental Hygienists to provide the healing touch of Jesus. Usually the trips are organized to miss only one workweek. Our NCPs and children get a medical check up during these Medical Camps. Medical ministry help opens the heart of the people to the gospel. AIM also runs a free Medical Clinic with a local India doctor. In the future we have a vision to start more free clinics and hospitals. Funds are needed to purchase medical supplies.

Living Water Wells:

Every year in India, 2 million people die from unsafe drinking water—90% of which are children. Each day 6,000 children die as a result of water-related illnesses. With each sip of water the number of deaths grows. This is mainly because millions of people wash themselves, their clothes, and drink from standing pools of water. AIM provides “Living Water Wells” in places where no wells exist. By providing clean water, a National Church Planter is given an opportunity share the ‘Living Water,’ Jesus in his community. You can drill a “Living Water Well” for $1,500.

"Women of Hope," A ministry to women and widows:

India has population of more than 600 million women that is twice the population of United States. A majority these women are illiterate and live in poverty and abusive situations. According to the Home Ministry’s National Crime Bureau of India, violence against women is the fastest-growing crime. Every 34 minutes a woman is raped, and every 43 minutes a woman is kidnapped. Women in India continue to face atrocities such as acid throwing, dowry killings, and forced prostitution of young girls. Although widows today are not forced to die in ritual sati (burning themselves on their husband’s funeral pyre), they are still generally expected to mourn until the end of their lives. Widows are considered a curse to society as they are accused for bringing death to the family. An estimated 40 million widows in India, cannot remarry, must not wear jewelry. They are forced to shave their heads and typically wear white. Even their shadows are considered bad luck. You can Give a Sari (traditional Indian attire) to a Widow for $20 OR sponsor a Widow for $30 a month.

“Women of Hope” Conferences:

We host conferences where we teach the biblical principles about the worth and role of women. Women get to share their heart through personal testimonies and experience and love and encouragement of fellow Christian women. Many of them are pastor’s wives and have been physically attacked and harassed for their faith. Since men go to work during the day women can reach other women more effectively with the gospel. Mothers are the primary influence on their children and they are inspired to raise a generation of godly leaders. At the conferences we also give each women participant a “Beauty Bag” with luxury soap, powder and face wash & cream. You can give a “Beauty Bag” for $12 and sponsor a “Woman of Hope” Leader for $30 a month.

“Sew Hope,” Sewing Machine for Women:

AIM provides Sewing machines to women and widows and has sewing machine centers to train women in sewing. This provides them additional income to support their family and that helps gain dignity and self worth. Poverty is the prime reason for human trafficking. We believe prevention is better than cure. Providing women a means to earn income helps prevent the evil of human trafficking. You can provide a Sewing Machine for a gift of $120.

Humanitarian and Disaster Relief:

When disasters like cyclones (hurricanes), floods, famines and extreme weather hits communities the government does very little for the people in India and Asia. AIM responds to these tragedies and provides them relief through help from individuals and in partnership with organizations like Samaritan’s Purse. We provide “Buckets of Hope” with essential non-perishable food items. We also host medical clinics as disasters results in outbreaks of diseases. During the winter season we provide Blankets and Sweaters. You can give a “Bucket of Hope” for $30 and a Blanket and Sweater for $20.

Farm Animals:

More than 600 million people in India live in abject poverty. They make less than $1.25 a day. The low caste “Dalits” have historically been given the role of serving the high caste. They do not have proper access to education. With a large population the government does not provide any assistance. AIM provides farm animals and vocational training to help the poor to raise income for their families. We agree with the old adage, “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime." You can provide a Water Buffalo for milk $500, Goat for Milk and Meat for $75, a pair of Goats for $150, a pair of Chicken $11 for Eggs and Meat.

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