Indians For Christ, 32 years and growing….
A small dream, immense dedication, and diligence was what that led three individuals to plant a small seed like Indians For Christ (IFC) in November of 1987, which has now grown to be a robust Tamil church. The first baby steps taken, where through caroling around the Washington Metropolitan area with the intention of reaching out to Indian Tamil Christians and inspiring the older and younger generation in worshiping and glorifying God in our Tamil language, irrespective of their denominational differences.
What began as a small congregation who came together to celebrate the Birth of Christ and to welcome the New Year, laid the foundation to the beginning of Indians for Christ. The IFC Tamil Church grew colossally under several leadership and dedicated members of the church. As IFC grew stronger with more families joining and participating in church services, many ministries emerged in the IFC Tamil church to glorify the Lord.
Individuals and families volunteered and worked diligently in maturing these ministries. To name a few ministries that have grown over the years includes Sunday School Ministry, Youth Ministry, Choir Ministry, Fasting Prayer, Women’s fellowship, Bible Study, Missions Prayer, Intercessory Prayer, IFC Monthly Church Newsletter -Thiruchabai Thoothan and many more. IFC began the tradition of Thanksgiving/Harvest festival, Annual Retreats and Summer Picnics, Christmas concerts and Carol Rounds bringing many families together in the goodness of Christian love.
Over a period of 32 years since its onset, IFC continues to grow to be a mission-oriented congregation serving the Tamil-speaking Christians and non-Christian immigrant communities from India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and other parts of the world. IFC continues to vision for constructing or owning a Church building with the continued generous support and encouragement from the IFC congregation.
God has been faithful in guiding the IFC for the past 32 years. In the coming years, as a congregation inspired and indwelt by the Holy Spirit, we will enthusiastically endeavor to know and to fulfill God’s will for us, so that God might use us as His agents to propagate his Kingdom values.
“So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything but only God who makes things grow” 1 Corinthians: 3:7
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