Light Up East India 5K
WHAT: Orchard Hill is excited to be partnering with Mission India for the first ever, Orchard Hill Church Light Up East India 5K! Run, walk, or crawl with your friends at Orchard Hill Church as we raise support to sponsor children in East India to experience 10-day Children’s Bible Clubs! Register by May 1. Each $40 registration covers the cost of the race, a race t-shirt, and will sponsor 40 children to attend a Bible Club! Challenge someone to join you today!
WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, May 15th at 9:00 AM at Orchard Hill Church
TO REGISTER, USE THE FORM BELOW: $40 registration fee will be due at packet pick-up at OHC, May 9-13
Registration fee due at packet pick up – May 9-13 at Orchard Hill.
WHY EAST INDIA?
The four states that make up East India (Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal) include the greatest concentration of India’s tribal and low caste groups. They represent India’s most marginalized communities due to their low status within the Hindu caste system. Extreme poverty, demonic oppression, and human trafficking plague this region. Dangerously vulnerable, East India is desperately in need of the Gospel.
SPIRITUAL POVERTY IN EAST INDIA
Of the 270,000,000+ people that live in East India, an average of 91% of people are unreached and have never heard the name of Jesus. Less than 2% of residents are Christian. Up until this point, most people in East India have gone their whole lives without meeting a single follower of Jesus. But things are changing, and there is a great opportunity to spread the Gospel message. We don’t know how long these doors will be open – so now is the time to shine the Light of Christ!
WHY 10-DAY BIBLE CLUBS?
444 million people in India are under the age of 18, and we’re on a mission to reach these children each summer. Mission India’s 10-Day Children’s Bible Clubs reach boys and girls with the Gospel, introducing them to Jesus through skits, songs, and prayer. The opportunity allows volunteer leaders to enter communities unreached by the Gospel. Lessons are available for five age levels and in multiple languages, enabling children of all backgrounds to be impacted in a summer program similar to a U.S. Vacation Bible School.
When your gift enters a child’s life, it’s your moment to enable transformation as entire households are introduced to Jesus. Children come home from a full, fun day and talk about it with their parents, who are curious to know more. As a result, whole families receive Christ! Some children are able to later join a Year-Long Children’s Bible Club, allowing them to be discipled over a longer period of time.
Orchard Hill, would you join with us in supporting God’s mission in India?
Hope to see you at the 5K! ~Pastor Laura Dilley