Reaching The Unreached
In 1988, while serving as the dean at a seminary in India, P.V. John felt a great burden for the remote villages in Southern India. He knew that there were people who needed to hear the message of hope in these villages. After a year of praying and seeking God’s will, P.V. John and his wife Molly began Reach India in 1990 as a way to reach the unreached millions in the villages of Southern India.
God has blessed this ministry. Over three decades, Reach India has grown to include a large staff in India and a staff of volunteers in the United States. As a result of these combined efforts, thousands of lives have been changed forever by the hope of God.
What Drives Us
By partnering with like-minded Kingdom workers, Reach India bears witness to the hope of God and shares this hope with the unreached peoples of rural Southern India.
God’s call to India remains strong and His blessings to Reach India overflow.
Sharing the Good News
Serving with Compassion
Training And Educating
How Our Programs Began
Boys & Girls Homes
Our Boys and Girls Homes began as a vision to care for the lost children of India. In 1990, a wealthy Hindu couple donated the building for the boys home. As God worked to fill this home, Reach India began to prayerfully consider adding a girls home. The land for the girls home was bought with a donation from a couple in the United States, and its construction was completed in 2006.
Now, these two buildings safely house around 40 boys and 70 girls. We provide them with meals, clothes, an education, and a safe place to learn about the love and care of God.
Save The Girl
Our Save the Girl program grew out of the desire to create generational change in India, where it is still considered a curse to be born a girl. This mentality contributes to higher abuse and mortality rates, lower education, and an increased risk of girls being sold into sex-trafficking. Our founder, P.V. John, saw education as a way to break the cycle of shame and maltreatment towards women and girls in India.
The program began in 2007 with 200 girls and has grown to reach over 8,000 girls.
Feed a Widow
Our Feed a Widow program began when our founder, P.V. John, noticed that many of the beggars on the streets of India were widows whose families had cast them aside. He claimed, “What’s the good news to a widow hungry and on the street? It’s bread. Once you give her bread, you can give her the bread of life.” From this insight, the idea for the Feed a Widow program was born.
The program was kickstarted in 2002, with help from donations from IDES. Now, we help meet the daily needs of over 600 widows each year.
This program was one of Reach India’s first initiatives to support families financially through training and education. Molly (the wife of founder P.V. John) saw that she could teach women valuable sewing skills, equipping and empowering them to get higher-paying jobs in the garment industry. This original mission still drives our Tailoring Schools today.
The program began with one class, led by Molly in 1990, and has grown in size and strength over decades of cultivation. Now, we host classes in six different locations, reaching thousands of women each year.
Sanitary sources of water are scarce in India, making waterborne illnesses the most pressing issue in many villages. When we began hosting medical clinics, we noticed that many of our patients were suffering from these illnesses because their village did not have a clean well to gather water from. When we discovered this root-issue, we began digging wells where we saw a need for clean water sources.
We began drilling wells for the community in 2005-2006. Since then we have drilled over 100 wells. We aim to drill 15-20 new wells each year.
Reach India has provided thousands of people with free medical treatment since 2002 when we partnered with F.A.M.E to build the Dr. Lewis Foster Hospital in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. The hospital was named after the man who funded the education of the organization’s founder, P.V. John, years prior.
The future of the Dr. Lewis Foster Hospital, and the hundreds of people who benefit from its services, depends on continued funding for nurses salaries, medical supplies, and general upkeep.
Over the years, our reputation for doing good has grown in the state of Andhra Pradesh, and its communities have called upon us to care for their people through disaster relief programs.
In 2005, we partnered with IDES to bring tsunami relief to the people of Andhra Pradesh, purchasing new boats for its fishermen and helping to construct dozens of houses where they had been destroyed.
Most recently, we responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by passing out food and masks to policemen and healthcare workers in Chennai. Click here to learn more about our COVID-19 response in India.
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Founder and Previous Director
Founder and Previous Director