Wings Ministry is Invited to India: March 14 – March 31, 2006
Our Wings are definitely expanding! Six Wings Team members will travel to India at the invitation of the Rev. Glory Dhas
and the Methodist Bishops in India. The six team members are Ann Edenfield Sweet, Rev. Doug Sweet, The Rev. Dr. Paul
Collins, Cathy Pfefferle, Shelly Currier, and Rita Kane-Doerhoefer. This ecumenical outreach will take us to prisons, jails,
leper hospitals, orphanages, tsunami orphanages and villages, large churches, small rural churches, and to the unchurched in
all walks of life in India.
The original invitation “to train over 1,000 pastors” about work with inmates and their family members has expanded
greatly. One day the team will host training for Indian women only, focusing on the role of women in the church and family
in the Tamil Methodist Church. Everywhere we will share God’s unconditional love through group singing, interactive Bible
study, crafts and games, and sharing a meal/snack together. We will share the joy of Christian fellowship through the fun
Wings Ministry model. Methodist Bishop Thomas of the Delhi (Lucknow Region) is arranging for visits to prisons, parties, &
trainings in northern India too.
Our 26 hour travel includes almost a 14-hour non-stop flight from Newark to Delhi. The next day we will fly to Bangalore.
The major cities we will visit in southern India include Coimbatore, Salem, and Chennai (Madras). Rev. Glory Dhas MA,
M.Phil, M. Div., D. Min and President of JMHA Motherland Missionary Movement, www.jmhammm.com, is coordinating our
visit and arranging for more opportunities to visit even more jails, orphanages, churches and Christian villages.
Please PRAY for the team and for all the people we meet.
3/16 – Thurs. Delhi – Visit to the Shadman Girls home, Butler Memorial Girls School and Shadman School
3/18 – Sat. Wings Party with lepers Welcome by tsunami orphan children
3/19 – Sun. Attend two churches Village outreach
3/20 – Mon. Salem prison Wings Party Party in rural hospital
3/21 – Tues. Pastors’ seminar
3/22 – Wed. Coimbatore central jail Meeting with pastors
3/23 – Thurs. Coimbatore sub jail Meeting in a church
3/24 – Fri. Women leaders retreat in Tamil Methodist church
3/25 – Sat. Pondy (old French colony) a tsunami affected region and Wings Party in jail.
3/26 – Sun. Visit to Chennai and preach at some churches and prisons
3/27 – Mon. Wings Party in Chennai jails
3/28 – Tues. Fly to Delhi – visit churches, prisons, jails, orphanages
3/29 – Wed. Taj Mahal
3/30 – Thurs. Visit schools and prisons in Delhi region
We would like to bring the following gifts to be distributed in all the places we visit:
___Pins or patches from your city, state, etc.
___Cosmetics of any kind, lipstick, chap stick, etc.
___Vitamins, band aids, aspirin
___Coffees / Tea / Spices
___Jewelry, hair accessories, earrings
___Seeds of any kind, & hearty vegetables & herbs
___Pencils, pens, crayons, & markers
___Bars of soap
___Combs & hair brushes
___Candies & gum
DONATIONS for this trip are most welcome. Each team member’s cost is around $3,000. We will need money to cover
cost of food and supplies needed for all the Wings Parties we will host. THANKS in advance for your prayers and support.
In His love,