India 2010


Wanted to share that we will be going to INDIA again this coming November. We have had a friendship and partnership with the Bible Faith Mission in the state of Kerala that is led by and serves the Dalit [untouchable] caste people. The primary goal of the mission is to empower and equip Dalits with the Gospel of Jesus through church planting and affordable, high quality education through the BFM school. It’s a grand mission and it’s our privilege and joy to come alongside them and be a part of what God is in doing in India.

Some of the things we’ll be doing in India this time around:

  • Children’s and High School Camp
  • Pastor’s Training
  • Teaching and Speaking in the BFM School
  • Visiting Families and Listening to Stories
  • Letting God Challenge Us… and Doing What He Says

Some info and stuff you’ll need:

  • Raise Your Own Funding :: ~ $2500
  • Be Able to Take Off For ~ 14 Days in Early November [specific dates determine by cheaper airfare]
  • Need a Good Attitude – No Whiners
  • No Need for Special Skills – But Willing to Use Whatever You Have

Let me ask you to do this:

PRAY… quiet yourself down and ask God very simply, “Do you want me to go to India?” Listen. And believe it. If he says yes, contact us at [or call us at (408) 63H-AVEN] and we can give you more info. We will need to know by August 21st.

Want to read more about what we’ve been doing in India? Go HERE.
Want to sponsor a student at the BFM School? Go HERE.

Thanks friends… more questions, please let us know:┬á

Stand in the Gap > Child Sponsorship

One way to further the work of Bible Faith Mission and empower a generation of Dalit [untouchable] children is to sponsor a student in the BFM School. The BFM School uses an international curriculum that is of the highest standard in India. So much so that many high caste families are willing to send their children to a school led by Dalit leaders. It is also significant that this is a school founded by Dalits, led by Dalits and focused in on equipping the next generation of Dalit students. It belongs to the Dalits.

We can partner in this move of Jesus in India by sponsoring students. Sponsorship [$25/month] provides for tuition, uniforms and education material. There are many Dalit children wanting to go this school, but very few can afford it. The demand outweighs the resources. For now.

For more info on sponsoring a child, check out:


Read more about our partnership and journey with BFM at Haven India.

India 2009

Last call for people interested in our project in India… more info below:

Hey Folks,

Just wanted to officially say that we’re preparing again to for India in November. Some of the finer details are in the works as far as what we’ll be doing and exactly what the dates will be. But it will be the around the first 2 weeks of November for around 10 days.

This year we’re likely bringing some medical professionals for basic medical care and training. We’ll definitely be doing a multi-day youth program for elementary aged students like last year. You don’t need special skills, but a willingness to work on a team and give of yourself for 10 days. You may have some roadblocks you’re thinking of right now… and in my experience, almost 99% of those are fairly easily worked out or God provides miraculously [faith?]. I already have had a donor give $1000 to support whoever goes to India… it’s confirmation that God does want us to go.

I’d like to have a confirmed team by 2nd week of July and begin training/ticket purchase by the beginning of August. Let me ask all of you to pray… just ask God simply… “Do you want me to go?”… if no, then no problem. If yes, then fantastic. If maybe, give it a few more goes and then let me know that’s where you’re at.

More details to come – but check out Dave Shin’s video montage from last year’s journey to India for an overview of last year’s trip.

A Journey to India from david shin on Vimeo.