Jeff is a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of Epaphroditus. He also serves as a Deacon at Cornerstone church in Cascade IA and has a passion for teaching middle school youth about Jesus with his wife Kim. He previously worked in the non-profit sector for 25 years, primary in financial development. Jeff and Kim live near Monticello.
Your tax-deductible year-end gift to Epaphroditus will help spread the Gospel in the nation of India. Epaphroditus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports Gospel ministry in India through our Indian partner organization Grace Christian Ministries. Help us spread the good news of Jesus Christ in India today!
Babu Samuel founded our partner organization in India, Grace Christian Ministries (GCM) in 1999. Babu and his wife, Merci, live in Kerala, India and have two daughters, Grace (recently married to Printu), Gladys and one son, Samuel.
India is listed as the the 11th most dangerous country to follow Jesus on the 2018 World Watch List by the non profit organization Open Doors. India rose from number 15 on the 2017 World Watch list to 11th this year. The reason for the rising on the list has much to do with the increased persecution. While this persecution may vary in different regions, it is still widespread over much of India.
Hinduism is the predominate religion in India and recognizes many gods (estimated 33 million). The origin of the Hinduism is unknown but believed to have come from the Indus Valley near modern day Pakistan. Hinduism is thought of as a “way of life”, embracing many religious ideas with no known founder. Here is an overview of some key aspects of the Hindu faith.