Gladstone Park Supports the Blind in India
By helping to support Jim Reynolds, Gladstone (Ore.) Park Church personal ministries director, on his journey to India, church members for the second time in as many years have reached halfway around the world to help give the message of salvation and fill the needs of a vastly different culture.
Reynolds left Portland International Airport on March 4 bound for the Asian Aid High School for the Blind in Bobbili, India. Once there, he delivered eight computers that will help prepare blind students to meet the challenges of supporting themselves once they finish school.
Gladstone Park Church also helped Reynolds sponsor children attending other Adventist schools in India, who are the heart of missionary work. Money was donated to buy sewing equipment in order to help three struggling villages build an industry and give them work and support.
Gladstone Park Church will continue to support Reynolds and the Ultimate Mission team when they go back to the Bobbili area next year to run a Bible-worker training program focused on training children from orphanages to reach out to the villages in their areas. Reynolds plans to follow the training by holding a week-long evangelism series with the help of the children and staff of Asian Aid-sponsored schools and orphanages.
As Reynolds says, "We have so much, and they have so little."