God’s Kingdom in India.
SOWERS stands for Serving Orphans Widows Educating & Reaching Society.
Founded in 2001 by Rev. Jayakumar Babu Salluri, “Pastor Jay,” God has used this ministry to educate 800 pastors, start and support 150 village churches that reach 320 communities, and help countless orphans and widows.
Under this mission, believers in North America and believers in India can become one by working toward the goal of spiritually guiding orphans, widows, Bible college students, and society by sharing the love and servants’ heart of Jesus Christ.
Millions of orphans exist in India. Without proper care, education, and direction many of these children are exploited and often become inadvertently involved in child trafficking. SOWERS helps orphans by providing them with a means of education as well as funds to provide food, shelter, medical care, and general wellbeing to these needy children.
In the country of India, widows are looked down upon and actually considered bad luck. Many believe that a woman must have done something wrong in her past life to become a widow. Because of this, they are often denied work and find it difficult to build relationships with others. SOWERS provides funding for food, rent, medical care, and general funding to these women to keep them off the street as well as providing them with a sense of worth and importance. They are honored just as Christ honored and loved on the needy during his time on earth.
SOWERS Ministry believes in proper training, Jesus himself trained his disciples, Paul the Apostle trained Timothy, and pastor Jay was trained in two different theological seminaries for the period of 7 years. God gave Jay and his staff the vision of teaching the untrained tribal pastors through their mobile Bible School. He was introduced the BTCP (Bible Training Centre for Pastors) in 1997. He studied through the entire curriculum, felt the pressure of the Lord to take the same training to these remote young men and women to equip them as mighty arrows of the Lord to reach the unreached communities and villages of India. This training has been going on since 2001 in India more than 800 men and women have graduated.
According to the Hindu Caste system, which dominates Indian culture, all Christians are Dalits (a member of the lowest caste). However, not all Dalits are Christian. Dalits that are Hindu are blown away by the loving kindness, humility, and service shown to them by Christians. Our native Pastors and Missionaries give Jesus’ love in equal measure to all.