We support the growing church in Northeast India by training local pastors and lay leaders, building churches, and helping the poor. FCM presently works in the states of West Bengal and Sikkim.
In this unique part of the country, surrounded by Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Bangladesh, great numbers of people are coming to know Christ and many churches are forming. However, many church leaders do not have the opportunity to go to college or seminary, yet they need and desire leadership training. Far Corners Ministry provides short-term theological training sessions for local pastors and lay leaders. We seek to strengthen local believers by encouraging fellowship and personal spiritual growth through conferences for men, women, and youth, and through ministry to children.
What We Do
Many congregations in these parts of India meet in structures made of thatched bamboo walls with mud floors. These structures are not very strong and need to be replaced every several years. They cannot afford to build with more solid materials. By working with them to build sturdy, modest churches, they have a secure, safe, and more permanent place to meet. As we go about the first two objectives and get to know local people, we encounter many opportunities to help those who are very poor. Through both planned and spontaneous gifts, we are able to provide for tangible physical needs such as financial help for widows, education funds for orphans, mosquito nets and blankets for those who have none.
Far Corners Ministry is a recognized charity with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) and an associate member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC) - CRA # BN 812210615 RR0001.