SLAM summer interns serving in India were exposed to a variety of needs in India that opened their eyes to how God wants to use his people to usher in the living water that he wants to offer the world.
What does our ministry in India look like? It has a lot to do with bringing peace to the city where we are located, through a welcoming environment and an improved school. Read more about our recent efforts here.
Aaron Montgomery explores the seemingly "little things" we do each day that keep us connected to our efforts in the third world. A behind-the-scenes photostory about how Americans incorporate their awareness of the third world into every day life.
Rebekah Davis reports on a project G.O.D. is working on in conjunction with Aquatic Public School in India. The project will provide more access to water for children who currently all depend on one spigot to meet their daily needs.
As we shared with Jyoti that we would help her become a midwife, she couldn’t stop smiling. She realized the possibility of living her dreams and leaving a legacy of hope and faith for her daughter and her daughter’s daughter.
Last week we welcomed back Andrew Bartlett, Scott Sherrod and Tristan Swang from a work mission to our hub in Gurgaon, India. If you know these men, you know they each possess a very unique skill set, and on this trip they made significant progress in a variety of our organizational efforts in the region.
Last month Rosemary Sherrod watched a group of women come into a room and six hours later leave that room empowered. I saw the transformation happen right before my eyes. It was an incredible thing to witness. Here is the story. (Featuring Tara Garner and Heather Munoz)
This week we are sending a special delegate team to India to serve the mothers! A team of midwives, doulas and educators will teach families and health professionals a very important subject matter that too few have access to.
When I felt called to serve God, I never considered the roles of those behind the scenes--the ones who make phone calls to confirm travel dates, who send out applications and approval letters, who budget and handle billing. Could I find myself a part of this incredible force that makes sure that ministry can happen?
Our lives are stories. To erase someone’s narrative from history is to negate their life. Every life is a story to be shared, but the reality for many women in India is that they have no one interested in listening to them.
Rosemary Sherrod, accompanied by photographer Kelly Jobe, had the opportunity to document the story of a village dai (dai is the Hindi word for midwife) in Badshapur, Gurgaon, India. Badshapur is a village nestled behind the towering buildings that have overtaken Gurgaon's skyline over the past two decades.
Rebekah Davis reports on her teacher training seminar she offered at a local primary school in Delhi. Teachers were encouraged to work with the students' energy, not against it, and to use various means of engaging the students beyond mere memorization of facts.
Our organization's public health team is employing methods of surveillance by networking with local and international physicians and birth workers to ensure we are ahead of disease trends and reduce occurrence of disease among our workers and those we work with.
Grant Dailey had the humbling experience of taking two Summer Interns to visit Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi, India. Littering the maze of buildings are people piled on top of people, families waiting to be admitted, not one hospital employee present in all the mess.
A 2014 World-Bank study, conducted by unannounced visits to government schools in India, found that 25% of teachers were absent from school. This same study found that, of the teachers who were present, only about half were teaching.
Rosemary Sherrod interviews the domestic workers of Guragaon, who used to have the space, time, and blessing of farming, but now, have to wash other people's dishes in order to survive. The celebrated "development" of India often overshadows these voices.
Imagine the difference when a woman is informed and educated on her body’s innate ability to give birth, feed her babies, and raise them well. A woman is empowered to have a healthy mindset about birth and mothering so she can enter into the newness of such a season with more faith and less fear.