Why Kristalaya Mercy Mission?
Kristalaya Mercy Mission is a Charitable Society registered under the Govt. of West Bengal in India. KMM is a budding mission agency that penetrates into the rural areas of West Bengal with the message of Christ in words and action.
Bible says; “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this, to look after orphans and widows in their distress…. (James 1:27) The members of KMM team are burdened with the pathetic condition and deep Spiritual darkness of Bengali villages where millions live without basic necessities, moreover without any hope and heading towards Eternity without Christ.
The team has decided to take up the challenge of getting into the hearts of these people and empowering them to live meaningfully, and help them to know Christ as the Savior of their lives. They mainly belong to Bengali Hindus, Bangladeshi refugees and various ethnic groups. The ministerial area of KMM is presently extending to every districts of West Bengal with various services and social activities.
We target various local societies and based on their real potential and requirement, we organize different programs for them with the resources we receive from God. The true love of Christ for the mankind is the backbone of our message.
The population of West Bengal is 93 million+, where the Christian percentage is only 0.56%. We are not translated immediately into heaven when we were saved but were kept on the face of the earth to be salt on the face of the earth and to able to witness and demonstrate the love of God to the peoples who all are in the world. That is why, King of King and Lord of Lord has delegated His authority to the church to exercise against the darkness on behalf of Him to set the captives free and to bring healing and deliverance to the people groups who all are broken and lost.
Adult Literacy Program:
The literacy rate in the rural sector of West Bengal is shocking. The female literacy rate is much more behind. Illiteracy is one of the main reasons for the exploitation of the poor where they get cheated in all contexts. Kristalaya Mercy Mission conducts awareness camps, evening classes for the illiterates with the help of Seva Bharat (Mission India) and Christian value based education. By doing so, we have witnessed many people have come forward to receive Christ as their personal Savior and Lord and added to the fold of our Lord. Please do pray and partner with us for training many more educators for conducting Adult Literacy Program to all our cell churches.
Training church planters, leaders and social workers is one of the vital needs in our part of the world. Your active participation and prayer support in this area will help enabling those who are called for the task of vineyard and being equipped. Already there are some 31 brother’s who are looking forward to get such training and be ready for the Great Harvest ahead of us. You can start adopting a trainee cum missionary in your family through your prayers and financial support.
Ashalyala The Centre of Hope (Free Tution Centre):
Children deserve to be taken care and educated like others but most of the times in this part of the world they are ignored and overlooked by the society. They are highly vulnerable to the antisocial elements. It is our passion and goal to reach these children and help them to get the basic education and bring the awareness of their needs to the society. At present we have 185 children who are provided for their free tuition. They come to the Ashalaya (the Shelter of Hope) center everyday for 3 hours. Moreover, they are learning about Jesus, and lives are being transformed. And gradually we are having the access to their families through them. Our aim is to provide for their education needs and school dresses yearly twice.
This is another dream venture for KMM through which we are looking forward to start first a rehabilitation Centre for the children abused and addicted to drag, living in the railway station and do not know who their parents are. Till 12 years of age, most of my life (Bro. Jagannath) I spent with my blind father in the local train, begging for alms from the passengers for our survival. And today, as I came to know the Lord personally, I hear always a repeated inner voice from the Lord to work among these little underprivileged children and bring them up in life. At present, we have some 40 of them gathered everyday from the Railway station (NJP). We are praying that the Lord will enable us to make first a rehabilitation centre for them and then we need to have a children’s home where they can grow up with a value based education through (NIOS Board) and in the likeness of our Lord Jesus. Please do pray and try to adopt one of these children as your family member. We are committed to nourish and bring them up on your behalf.
Many of the tribal villages and who are considered as low cast in the society live ignorantly towards health practices and hygening life. A field level motivation program is done before each medical camp in order to attract the villagers, even though it is free. Kristalaya Mercy Mission conducts free medical camps in addition to the health awareness we provide through the awareness programs. We have conducted some 9 medical camps within last few months. Help us to conduct more awareness camps in more villages.
Strengthening the Family Members of Economically Unstable:
This will be a unique ministry opportunities for all of us. In the picture, you can see me (Jagannath) standing with the family members of a blind man. In fact, he is my father’s friend. My father was a beggar too. This uncle till today at his 64 years begs for alms in the trains and struggles with acute poverty. Both of his children are at teens and due to lack of financial back up they discontinued studies and doing labor work hardly to meet their daily needs. Recently they have come to know about Jesus through KMM ministry.
Like this family, there are some 13 more families whom we know very personally. Our desire is to strengthen the children and teens of these families physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually, like as we are doing now to the children of Mr. Batul and make them Self Sufficient within next few years. This is our request to the Body of Christ to please come forward to express your Love for these families and do something for their salvation. If you need more information about these families, then please let us know.
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GOALS TO BE REACHED BY 2020:
- To raise up 350 Disciples / House church planters who will eventually Plant House Churches in the Bengali Majority unreached interior villages of West Bengal
- To reach out 341 unreached BLOCKS comprising with 39000 villages, towns and semi cities of West Bengal with the Gospel message of our Lord Jesus. For this we need to set up a mobile team decorated with ministerial tools like Jesus’ Film projector, Megaphone, and street musical instrument etc.
- To set up a Non – formal school cum children home for the Underprivileged children like rag pickers, drop outs and Children in the Railway stations or streets. We believe that our first batch of non-formal school students will pass out their school final exams by 2015.
- To set up 341 Tuition Centers in each of the Blocks of West Bengal wherever the House Churches are planted by the KMM missionaries
Kristalaya Mercy Mission,
Beside Kamal Kunj, Nivedita Road,
P.O Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri-734003,
West Bengal, India