Mission Venturers in India
Under the auspices of the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, a Venturer serves Christ and Columbia in Vijayawada, India, by assisting in the two development centers sponsored by Spend Yourself®. The Pearly Gates Center ministers to 100 children, and the Pindralavari Center ministers to 50 children, providing tutoring, Bible stories, games, songs, meals, and vitamins. Both centers also have programs for expecting and nursing mothers.
Presently, Martha Posada and Gloria Gibrael await the completion of their visas so they can begin their one to two year ministry there. Columbia will provide necessary funding to cover air travel, apartment rent, utilities, food, transportation.