Meet our Missions - Asian Indian Ministry-Chicago (Bethesda AIMS)
By: Rev. Shadrach Katari, Missionary
Twenty years ago in this winter season, the Asian Indian Ministry (AIM) was started by Bethesda Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL, with the blessing of Bishop David Ritt, and with the support of the English District LCMS. A small core group was started to proclaim the Gospel to both Christians and non-Christians of India on the north side of Chicago. We proceeded with multiple programs and projects to build up this ministry – to identify the need of Asian Indians who come to the USA as immigrants, especially new immigrants.
Social Activities: In the beginning of this ministry, with the help of the core group and other supporters, we helped the new immigrants to find food, temporary shelters and helped them to find jobs, whether they were Christians or Hindus or Muslims. We built a good relationship with the people and invited them to attend our Sunday worship which is in our own language, Telugu.
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