MCML Podcast E65: Pastor Manoj – Red Light District Update
The red light district was usually very crowded and the women there would have plenty of business. But when the pandemic began to grow, their business dropped down to absolutely nothing, leaving them unable to provide for themselves and their families. More than 200 women and their families were struggling. The government tried to help by providing ration to the people under the poverty line everywhere but most of the women in the red light district did not have any legal documents which would entitle them to receive government help. Because of this, they are not able to receive anything.
The women in the red light district knew about their Hope Center that had a program running right there in the red light district so they began receiving calls from these desperate women and requesting for help. They started to pray for them, asking guidance on how they may be able to distribute food to the red light district. They were able to prepare the packets for the women but then Priya went into surgery and Pastor Manoj had to prioritize his wife. After her surgery, Priya asked him why he hadn’t distributed the packets and told him to distribute it since she was well now, encouraging and challenging him.
They had a lot of challenges when they started distributing but God guided them. Now, they distribute house to house, handing four packets personally to them and they could see the joy on their faces. These women could not leave the district because they had bills to pay, they had obligations to their children, to their families, but Pastor Manoj believes the day will come when the city is ready and they will receive hundreds of women who are willing to come out of these operations to live a respectful life. They will be able to embrace them and their children in the city of Hope. But until then, what Pastor Manoj sees is these women really need support, they need church, they need everyone to love them, to be around them, to assist them in their difficult times. They continue to minister these women spiritually while, at the same time, helping them practically.
This Valentine’s day, we invite you to share the love of Jesus with vulnerable women. By giving them a month of groceries, your generosity not only blesses the women but allows the church to make Christ known to them. $25 provides groceries for a whole month and each of these packets comes with the proclamation: Jesus loves you, Jesus is here for you.
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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone.
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About Kevin White
Kevin White is a Christian pastor, international speaker, and an international best-selling author. As a writer, Kevin’s newest book, Audacious Generosity, is a best new Christian Book of 2020. Audacious Generosity was an instant international best seller in India and the United States of America. Audacious Generosity is the New Book to Read in 2021. Look for it among Christianity books on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Kevin’s why for life is to extend access to Jesus to all people world-wide. Kevin loves to motivate people how to encounter the presence of God in their everyday life.
As a seasoned entrepreneur, Kevin has started and helped start hundreds of businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations. Kevin is an expert in church leadership and business development. Kevin’s shepherd’s heart can be seen in his speaking and writing. He integrates Biblical principles and worship into everything he does. Kevin’s strategy is to help people transform into the likeness of Jesus. Find more from Kevin White including his blog, podcast shows, YouTube Channel, and Generously Blessed 1MM One Minute Motivational Series at https://kevinwhite.us
About Global Hope India
Kevin White is the Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India, a Christian mission organization focused on sharing the gospel in India and among Indian Nationals world-wide. We facilitate virtual mission teams to India and short-term mission teams in-person in India. These teams empower the church in India with pastoral training, youth pastor training, children’s ministry, church planting strategy, church planting ministry, and medical missions.
Global Hope India is a Christian charity that raises funds for India. 92% of every dollar given benefits gospel outreach projects in India such as church planting, orphan care, clean water projects, bibles, medical clinics, etc. Our partners in India serve the Baptist mission in India, Church of God in India as well as independent Christian churches. We do one thing – advance the gospel in India. We do it in one way – through the local church in India. Join us today by praying for India, giving to God’s work in India and going virtually or in person to make disciples in India. Find out more information at https://globalhopeindia.org