Abraham Geevarghese started a ministry called GRACCI in 2004/2005 in Nagpur, India by collecting pennies from the ground/parking lots and people gave because no one wants in America and used them to bring changes in the lives of 14 children. Now in 2019, GRACCI has a children’s home, school, a ministry feeding the poor, a village ministry, and a church that continues to grow every week where many are left without a seat. Since GRACCI has grown so much, they just bought a bigger plot of land where they plan to build a bigger children’s home to take in about 100 children.
NOW they were just recently blessed by a local man who has given GRACCI 1.25 acres of land to build a church, hospital, children’s park, and school. This land is just across the street from where the future Children’s home will be. God is so good!
We, at CenterPoint Church, have witnessed the realities of God’s work in Nagpur. In a country where only 2.3 percent of the population is Christian, the church is growing. So, we asked God, “What do you want us to do?” And he said, plant a church in Nagpur – the Heart of India – with GRACCI.
We believe that God’s presence is with us and that he goes before us. He’s already in Nagpur and we must obediently follow. This church will be a blessing to this community and the surrounding 25-30 villages. The opportunity is tremendous and as a church we are excited and committed.
This year, we plan to raise $50,000 for a 2,500 square-foot church and parking area. Each campus has set aside money that covers one-third of the $50,000; private and corporate donors will account for another third; and our current flock and an auction on March 2, 2019 will raise the rest.
Finally, our focus through this is: Be BIG! B-I-G stands for two things. “Believe in GRACCI” and “Believe in GOD”.