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A Christian Counselor


"A Plea for A People in Need"

** REV. I. THOMAS MAHER ** Founder/President of "The Indian Council of Missions".

Mark 16:15... Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Rev. Thomas Maher preaching to the crowd

2 Corinthians 4:5 ... For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

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Mark 9:41... For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

Ministers’ Monthly Support:
It has been on my heart since 1995 to support poor and needy ministers. I have been extensively traveling in many different parts of India and found many ministers who are undergoing financial crisis. Most of the ministers’ families have been struggling for even one meal per day. Very few ministers in India, particularly who are doing ministry in the cities, are doing good financially while most of them who are ministering in the villages, are living without proper food, clothes, and medication. Many ministers passed away because of sickness, and their wives and children have become helpless and are striving for food. Many children never go to school because of poverty.

What is the answer for this problem? Would we be able to meet all of their needs? Is it possible? The answer is NO. Then how can we solve this problem? I found the answer, although we aren't able to meet the entire needs of these ministers, at least we could save them from starvation. If we help these ministers and their family to buy food every month they would be able to survive in this world and do their ministry for God effectively. They are NOT concerned for big houses, air-conditioned cars etc., but only for food to survive in this world.

If I am correct, a person can’t live on $20 US per month in the western countries. But in India it is possible for one family to eat and survive with that $20 US. We would like to feed, every month, as many ministers in India as possible. Many ministers' children have been dying because of poverty and lack of food. Please, pray and consider helping one family every month for $20 US. The picture and the story of the Ministers and other information will be sent to you upon your request.

As you will understand the need in India is great, therefore I have the following Prayer Requests.
We are in need of people who want to serve the Lord by financially supporting one or more Minister's families, so they may freely bring the Gospel of Salvation without worrying where their next meal has to come from.
For more information, please contact Rev. Thomas Maher at the email address link below.

"Train Thousands and Reach Millions"

 Students' pictures and testimonies
Students with Rev. Thomas Maher.
the "Indian Council of Missions" Bible College
Please, click on the picture above to read some of the students' heart stirring testimonies.

2 Peter 3:18... But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 2:15... Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Our Bible School ministry was started in the year 2000. We have been training young men for cross-cultural missionary work. It is our desire to reach the unreachable with the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a two year residential program. We provide FREE food, accommodation, education etc. We do not ask any fee from the students. There are presently 12 students in our school, which costs us $46 US to train one student per month. We have been doing our ministry by faith and our needs have been met by individual offerings.

We welcome you to support one student for two years. When someone comes to the Bible School they will not receive any support from their family. So we have to provide every need for these students. We would like to admit 20 more students if the Lord provides sufficient sponsorship through His people. After finishing this Study Program they will be sent to different unreached areas to plant churches and to implement compassion ministry among those people. The picture and the testimony of the student and other information will be sent to you upon your request.

After you have read some of the students' testimonies, please, consider to sponsor one or more students for the two year Study Program, at $49 US per month. There is also a need for bicycles, at $50 US each, for a student to travel around and for weekend practical field ministry. The land where the Bible School is built on needs to be paid at $500 US per month, for the next eight months.
You may contact Rev. Thomas Maher at the email address below, for more information on how you can help.

Mark 9:37... Whosoever shall receive one of such children in My name, receiveth Me: and whosoever shall receive Me, receiveth not Me, but Him that sent Me.

the "Indian Council of Missions" ORPHANAGE

 Let the little children come unto Me

Mark 9:41... For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

It was our hearts desire to start the home for poor destitute orphan children. God has answered our prayers and it came to pass. We started this home by faith in April 2002. Brothers Art Bird, New York and Bob Murray, Virginia, USA, had visited our ministry and us in April 2002. Upon my request, they had dedicated this vital project for the children of India. We have at present 14 children in our home. We provide them with food, accommodation, education, medication, clothes, and all the basic needs of children. We run this home in a rented building.

We started this home by faith without any financial commitment from anyone. We are in the need of $30 US for one child to feed, clothe etc., per month. It is our desire to adopt as many children as possible in our home. We are begging your attention for these children and ask you to prayerfully consider to support them financially. I'm requesting, please save the life of these orphan children by your prayer and support. If we will not care for these children they will be begging for food, sleeping in railway stations, bus terminals, on the road side and roaming the streets. Having such a lifestyle will soon teach them all kinds of crime and they will die at a young age due to sickness and worries.

It is our desire to raise these children in a Christian atmosphere, sending them to school and show the love of Jesus, providing all their needs. We welcome you to become a partner with us in this vital project. The picture and the history of the children and other information will be sent to you upon your request.

This orphanage is also in need of a motor vehicle for transporting the children to and from school, a washing machine, blankets, pillows, clothing and shoes for the children. As you can see these needs are real and need to be met for the glory of the Lord.

If you feel in your heart that you could help out, please, contact Rev. Thomas Maher for more information at the email address below.

Mark 10:14... Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

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