bill & elveera Redwood

Dear Family and Friends,

Thank you, to all of our churches and supporters. Your love and commitment to support us over the past ten years, has touched the lives of many people in India, to the glory of God.

In ten years, more than 11,000 people have been impacted. But there is still so much more God has put on our hearts to do!

We bless and thank the Lord for directing us to move our return to Toronto forward to March 20th from March 26th. The borders closed on March 23rd and we would have been stuck in Hyderabad had we not obeyed the Lord.

We also praise God for His mercy and keeping all at Sheppard Village safe. No Covid-19 cases at all!

A decade of reaching india with gospel together

The generosity of Canadian believers has sustained us on the mission field in India for 10 years. We began in Bangalore in August 2010 and are currently serving in Hyderabad. While in Hyderabad, we travel regularly to various small districts, where the fifty pastors we serve are located.

Your support has empowered us to serve in the following cities of India: Karnataka state: Mysore, Bangalore, Bidar (Leper’s ministry), Wayanad. Telangana and Andhra states: Hyderabad, Rajahmundry, Vishakapatnam, Guntur, Ashwaraopet, West and East Godavari, Sathupalli, and Krishna districts. Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh States.

Sometimes we bring the pastors to Hyderabad for special training and for meetings with our Regional Director, Peter Dove, and other visitors from PAOC.

Over 11,000 People Reached Through Your Support!

To date, your partnership has impacted:

  • Slum and orphanage children in Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Mumbai – 500 per year

  • Savera Women’s Centre - over 1,800 women in the past 10 years

  • Ministered to 120 city and village churches for a total of about 3,600 people

  • VBS in eight districts - providing mid-morning snack to 500 children for 10 years

  • King’s College - 20 new grade 11 students each year, about 200 since 2011

What an incredible impact a decade of ministry together can have!

Our Current Projects

This year, during COVID, some of our work has changed, but our team are continuing to reach the community through:

  • Mentoring, guiding, and leadership training of fifty pastors, in eight districts. Arranging medical camps, VBS, Youth, Widows and Women’s ministries, Church planting, and outreach.

  • Christ For All Ministry: Encouraging the leaders and providing dinners and puppet shows for various special occasions. Raised funds for their feeding programs locally in Hyderabad, and also from Canada.

  • Kings College: Teaching conversational English, Vision and Planning for the graduating classes each year. Raised funds for bunk beds, sheets, mattresses, and for basic needs like rice and lentils.

  • Savera Women’s Ministry: We started this ministry six years ago along with Safia Mirza and have given eighteen hundred women the opportunity to learn trades like tailoring, beauty care, mehndi, conversational English, and computer basics, while listening to the Bible in story form and prayer.

Testimonies of People Impacted by Your Generosity

Premasis and Deepa Satman

"Thank you, Bill and Elveera, for being mentors to me and my wife. We have learned a lot from both of you in many areas especially interviewing skills, resume writing (to help in our mentoring of the slum children), and managing leadership roles in our church. Thank you for the English training classes and personality development course. I was a very shy introvert and you helped me overcome that. Now I have no stage fright, do not fear speaking to a crowd, and can meet any new person and talk freely without being at a loss for words.

The books, DVDs, and leadership materials that you gave us are a huge benefit to my wife, Deepa, a worship pastor, and to me as an associate pastor. During this lockdown, reading those books has been an additional help in my theological studies, and I have started Bible Study online over Zoom, where Deepa and I mentoring young people.

I also really appreciate that during my father-in-law's heart surgery, you both called and encouraged and prayed for us during the hard times. It meant a lot to us and gave us hope and comfort. I also thank you for your monetary help for the PowerPoint and DVD that I have been doing annually for you for the past five to six years; this money helped me to pay my bills.

Once again, thank you Bill and Elveera for everything that you have been doing for us since we met you. We do miss you but we always feel you are with us as we are surrounded by the household things you gave us."

Sharon Grace

"Thank you, Bill and Elveera, for being mentors to me and my wife. We have learned a lot from both of you in many areas especially interviewing skills, resume writing (to help in our mentoring of the slum children), and managing leadership roles in our church. Thank you for the English training classes and personality development course. I was a very shy introvert and you helped me overcome that. Now I have no stage fright, do not fear speaking to a crowd, and can meet any new person and talk freely without being at a loss for words.

The books, DVDs, and leadership materials that you gave us are a huge benefit to my wife, Deepa, a worship pastor, and to me as an associate pastor. During this lockdown, reading those books has been an additional help in my theological studies, and I have started Bible Study online over Zoom, where Deepa and I mentoring young people.

I also really appreciate that during my father-in-law's heart surgery, you both called and encouraged and prayed for us during the hard times. It meant a lot to us and gave us hope and comfort. I also thank you for your monetary help for the PowerPoint and DVD that I have been doing annually for you for the past five to six years; this money helped me to pay my bills.

Once again, thank you Bill and Elveera for everything that you have been doing for us since we met you. We do miss you but we always feel you are with us as we are surrounded by the household things you gave us."

Ministry Events from April to August 2020

Here are some recent photos of services and events held at several of our ministry churches throughout Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states.

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Once again, we are forever grateful for your love and support, both in prayer and financially, that enables us to continue serving the Lord in reaching out to His precious people of India

BILL & ELVEERA

PAOC Global Workers, India

Please pray for :

- The safety of all PAOC congregants, churches, and pastors during COVID-19.

- The safety of all 50 pastors we serve with in India, that they will be able to continue their ministry, even during COVID-19, within the guidelines of their respective states.

- That the Lord will direct us as to when we can go home safely. 


We thank the Lord for :

- Directing us to travel to Canada early.

- Giving Sheppard Village safety during the Pandemic (no COVID-19 cases!).

- The love and commitment of our partners and churches.

Thank you for your partnership with us! You are making it possible for us to multiply  in these and several more ways.

Copyright © 2020 Bill & Elveera Redwood at PAOC, All rights reserved.

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