Being Jesus’ Hands in India
Organized by: Lisa Marie Geron
Being Jesus' Hands In India, a fundraiser to support Lisa Geron
In October I am going to Hampi, India to work with a ministry called All Tribes Café. All Tribes Café is a donation based coffee house co-founded by a small group of YWAM (Youth with a Mission) missionaries and local Indian church leaders.
Hampi is a village in northern Karnataka state, India. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the large Vijayanagara Empire. Now Hampi attracts many tourists from all over the world to see the ruins of the temples and shrines, and the natural landscape that has rolling hills and rocky outcrops.
The vision of All Tribes Café is to introduce travelers on the world-wide hippy trail to the King of the Universe. We are a network of believing globe trotters, hospitable people, nomads, villagers, troubadours, backpackers, social workers, the God-conscious, the eco-conscious, students, worshipers of the Living God, hippys, entrepreneurs, Jesus followers, creatives, love revolutionaries, peculiar people...who God is raising up to work, live, and travel alongside each other. We hope through trekking, backpacking, hospitality houses, Jesus-following ashrams, local churches, rubbing shoulders with local believers, and running cafés…we can introduce tourists to the Light they are searching for - Jesus.
Also it is a beautiful way for nationals in the tourism industry to meet Jesus among the community of the redeemed. This is how we hope to manifest the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, the glory of God in the midst of His people...
We are a House Of Love And Prayer: international and local people bringing their gifts together. Through the café we want to create:
**A chilled-out yet spiritually-charged atmosphere where people are free to talk, drink chai, read, paint, play music.
**A place of service, love, prayer, and worship.
**A platform for declaring the simple gospel, the Father’s love, and the refreshment of the Holy Spirit.
My part in this will be running the café for three months of the tourist season alongside another radical Jesus believer named Katie. We will make coffee (or tea) for anyone who comes into the café. We will not only fill their cups with something nice to drink, but also foster an atmosphere of The Living God. They will walk out of the café knowing they are each loved by Our Heavenly Father. Our goal is to share the true fulfillment of Jesus with people who are on a journey searching for something more. We will host bible studies and meditation (an opportunity for them to encounter The I Am in a setting that is appealing the culture), give opportunity to do arts and even just share a good meal.
I need help in getting there. The cost of this trip is $3,500. I know it is possible to raise this much financial support! Your help is vital for the success of this trip. Funds will pay for my airfare, food, transport, electricity, water and other necessities to serve for 3 months. I will also be pouring back into the ministry by raising extra money to give to the ministry so they can continue the good work they are doing there.
The soil is good, will you help me sow seed?