India Mission Trip Update

I recently returned from a mission trip to India, and I’m happy to report that it went very well.

(Note: I’m always hesitant to post about missions, because I don’t want to seem like I’m boasting about doing something, or trying to use it for PR. But I think it’s important to give a report, because YOU all were a part of it, and when you support me you’re supporting this stuff.)

First I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who contributed toward the trip either through donations, through my special 3-day sale, or by supporting my recent product launch. In addition to paying for this trip, we have now given over $50,000 to missionaries as a result of these online fundraisers.

It was my 2nd trip to India (1st one was in 2009), and also my 2nd mission trip this year (other one was to Belize). You can read about some other trips in the missions category of my blog if you’re interested.

This time I took my wife and four kids with me… what an adventure! We homeschool our kids, so it was a very educational “field trip”.

Here are some pictures of our family visiting the school that we were working with…

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My wife teaching their first ballet classes…

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Me teaching 100 adults, and being simultaneously translated into 5 other languages…

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A couple of family portraits…

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The beauty and colors of India amaze me…

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And of course the best part of India is the PEOPLE…

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I’m also producing a promotional video for the organization to use in their fundraising efforts, using the footage that I shot on this trip.

It’s a blessing to be able to do this stuff, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to do it. Regardless of how successful you are in business and finances, I enourage you to do good things and help others in some way– whether it be across the street or around the world.

Again, thanks to all who helped make this happen.

Have a great day!

211 comments on “India Mission Trip Update

  1. Right Rev.D.Krupadanam

    Dear Brethren in Christ,
    Greetings to you in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ.I am delighted to see your wonderful work for Lord through your website.You are reflecting His shining in your faces I can see through your pictures.Happy to know that you visited India. If it is God willing, if you have time to spare, you are welcome to visit my mission field in Hubli it is 440 kilometers to Bangalore.Please pray for our Free Spirit Ministries , and we are praying for your ministries.Let us pray for the needy of the world.Thanking you, yours brother in His vineyard
    Rev.D.Krupadanam
    Bishop
    Asia Overseer
    for Free Spirit Ministries
    email
    mary_fsm55@yahoo.com

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  2. Ps Haron Adrian

    WOW..great picture and the mission activities. How about thinking coming to the land of Mt Everest-Nepal to make a difference. We have a upcoming mission trip on November for 2 weeks we will be going in 3 different placess. Tibet also…Blessings…

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  3. Micah

    That sounds exciting! Perhaps we’ll be able to come someday! 🙂

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  4. Mike Dunne

    Fantastic photos! Thanks. Showing them tonight at our church’s Wed. night “Team Kids” service. And we DO meam “service.” The children and we, ourselves, will be inspired to SERVE rather than SIT. God Bless you & your dear family, Brother Eric. PS: Know what it’s like to raise a family of “Blondies.”

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  5. Anonymous

    Hello, I samir Sinha,India,Distric Darjeeling West Bengal.Working for the Lord fultime.I am with children’s and orphans and widow ane youth women in the very poor villages.Now we vave 400childrens.The wrk is truly great Ineed Gods hand and yours too.Please visit us.thanks

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  6. pastor. N.John

    Hello my dear beloved brother Eric in Christ Love,
    Greetings to you and your dear wife and your Blessed Children in the mighty name of our Lord and saviour Jesus Chrst,
    How are you brother? i and my family and My Co-Pastors we are all every day remember you in our prayers , please remember me and my family and for our Co-pastors and for Orphan children in your daily prayers, i request you once again please come to our place and see my work, we are loving invite you in the name of Jesus, Thanking you brother,
    yours in His service.
    Pastor. N.John, SCG Ministry,
    India,

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  7. Hareth B Mallipudi

    Dearly Beloved Brethren in the Lord,

    I greet you in the wonderful name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    I am Pastor Hareth Babu Mallipudi, the Founder & President of Revival Prayer Fellowship Ministries in India. Lord had called me to go and preach the gospel in the villages and remote areas in India. As many of you are aware, India is a pagan country bounded by 330 million pagan gods. There are 4,00,000 villages where people still do not know Jesus. Our dedicated Pastoral team with all rented equipment of Sound system, Portable Generators and hiring of vehicles go to some of these villages of our state Andhra Pradesh in India, preach the Good News and see that 30 to 40 people are saved and a church is planted over. We leave the new Pastor for the work and see that the Pastor is supported financially to look after his family.

    Lord had burdened me lot of works apart from our church planting ministry and we are caring and looking after some orphan children in our AGAPE CHILDREN HOME who are abandoned and we save these children to win them for Christ. Some Pastors are working with us and we are moving to every new part and village to see the gospel is reached before our Lord Jesus comes. The village churches are unable to feed the pastors so we are extending a little support which is not enough for their lively hood. We look unto the Lord for His providence to support regularly and sufficiently. You please pray for this desperate need.

    We desperately need your prayers, help, support, guidance and fellowship. Your mission trip to India would really help us to have relational foundation with you and also helps you to know who we are and also weather we are working genuinely for His Kingdom. If you are interested in knowing more about our ministry, want any pictures and any other information; please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Please do pray for our needs. We really appreciate your visit which helps you to know more. I am asking you to pray for visiting India with a TEAM. Your visit and stay in India will make you blessed. And after coming to India you will be challenged and you will never be the same.. ok..? We are praying for you and for your dear families and we hope to hear from you a positive response. We also need spiritual materials which help us to reach every hook and corner of remote areas.

    Please pray for the following Prayer needs for the ministry of God in India. Thank you so much.

    Evangelism & Church Planting
    Pastoral Care & Pastors Conferences
    Revival Meetings & Large Gospel Crusades
    Youth Retreats & Student Prayer Teams
    Child Evangelism & Agape Children’s Home
    Revival Bible Institute & College
    Revial Time Tv Programmes
    Revival Devotional song CD’s
    Widow Homes & Rehabilitation
    Disaster Relief Programs
    Tracts and literature distribution programs
    Translation Tracts and books into Telugu

    We are praying that God’s abundant blessings will flow on you and your family and pray that Lord will lead you guide you and help you to help the least of these.

    Yours Loving Brother in His amazing grace,
    Pastor Hareth Babu Mallipudi.

    Our contact address is……

    Rev Hareth B Mallipudi,
    REVIVAL PRAYER FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES,
    270, A P H B Colony, TANUKU – 534 211,
    A P , India.
    Phones: +91 8819225500, Mobile: +91 9440104543
    E mail: revival2020@gmail.com

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  8. Brian Andrew Stephens

    Eric, Im just coming across your blog for the first time but I just wanted to say it’s refreshing to see an internet marketer who is un-ashamed to show involvement in family and faith on your marketing blog. I hope I can do what your doing. I just signed up for your newsletter. Can’t wait to work with you.

    Brian

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  9. pastor.nehrunaik

    Greetings in the name of our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

    I am Nehru Naik, I am native of small and backward village NVK THANDA,
    Peddavoora Manadal, Nalagonda District, telagana India. I am
    born in a very poor family, my parents were daily wage labours. I
    belong to Schedule Tribe community which is most neglected community
    in the society.

    Voice calling me ” I NEED YOU MY SON”, I looked here and there but no
    one was there. I opened the BIBLE, God spoke to me through the
    scriptures, Nahum :1:15. According the Scripture I decided to search
    the Gospel to the unreached areas of our society. And started
    preaching the gospel in the year 1992 till now preached 72 villages of
    our surroundings after taking Bible Training in collage and
    established achurch, where saints are worshiping regularly.

    One day while mediating the God\’s word, God spoken with me by the
    Scripture James 1:27 to care of orphan children. Hence, we have
    started small orphanage with 10.orphans by providing food, shelter,
    education.

    We request you to kindly pray for these children as they need of
    school books, bags & fees. We love you to invite you to come to our
    children home whenever you visit India.

    With much love &
    pastor.nehrunaik
    nehrunaik2012@gmail.com

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  10. pastornehrunaik

    Greetings in the name of our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

    I am Nehru Naik, I am native of small and backward village NVK THANDA,
    Peddavoora Manadal, Nalagonda District, telagana India. I am
    born in a very poor family, my parents were daily wage labours. I
    belong to Schedule Tribe community which is most neglected community
    in the society.

    Voice calling me ” I NEED YOU MY SON”, I looked here and there but no
    one was there. I opened the BIBLE, God spoke to me through the
    scriptures, Nahum :1:15. According the Scripture I decided to search
    the Gospel to the unreached areas of our society. And started
    preaching the gospel in the year 1992 till now preached 72 villages of
    our surroundings after taking Bible Training in collage and
    established achurch, where saints are worshiping regularly.

    One day while mediating the God\’s word, God spoken with me by the
    Scripture James 1:27 to care of orphan children. Hence, we have
    started small orphanage with 10.orphans by providing food, shelter,
    education.

    We request you to kindly pray for these children as they need of
    school books, bags & fees. We love you to invite you to come to our
    children home whenever you visit India.

    With much love &
    pastor.nehrunaik

    Reply

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