Literacy Class Planting Literacy Class, Gardens, and Gospel Seeds in India

(Photo courtesy of Mission India)

As a mother of three with practically no education, Nazila and her children went from malnourished and sick to healthy and thriving! It’s all thanks to a literacy class, a garden, and the seeds of the Gospel.

Mission India’s indigenous partners teach Adult Literacy Classes to men and women throughout India. These year-long classes primarily provide a fifth-grade education level in reading, writing, and math. Attendees also learn about important topics like finance, hygiene, nutrition, and small business development.

But that’s not all. Erik* with Mission India says, “The whole goal really is to introduce individuals to the love of Jesus and showcase who He is and what He’s done for them — but also help these adults go from really no education at all and get them over to a fifth-grade education level at the end of that year.

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“In John 10:10, Jesus says, ‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’ At Mission India, we focus on a holistic change of those we serve just like Jesus did so that people in India can look forward to eternity and live life to the full here on Earth. This integrated impact is seen in all of our programs, but especially in our Adult Literacy Classes.”

Nazila is a wife and mother in India who recently attended an Adult Literacy Class. Growing up, Nazila never received a formal education — something that is, unfortunately, not uncommon for girls and women in India.

“She didn’t really know the basics of how to keep her family healthy [with] food and hygiene,” Erik says. “Nutrition was an issue and her children were malnourished and always sick. She knew something was wrong, but she didn’t know what and how to adjust that.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Lyndsey Koh


  • Pray for Nazila and other Adult Literacy Class students to seek new life in Christ.
  • Ask God to encourage and strengthen Adult Literacy Class teachers as they share the Gospel.

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