In the slums of Vijayawada, India, Ravi Teja followed his mother to church. She had recently accepted the Lord into her life, and her joy and happiness as a Christian had captured his attention.
After converting to Christianity himself, Ravi Teja felt a calling from God to invest in the lives of the underprivileged who were not Christian. He wanted them to understand and experience the love of Christ.
Together with several members of his church, Ravi Teja started three J127 clubs: the Santosh Club, the Manna Club, and the Gold Club. They are inviting children from the slums into their little church and are spreading the good news of Jesus. Their joy and happiness have captured the attention of many children.
You never saw him, yet you love him. You still don’t see him, yet you trust him—with laughter and singing. Because you kept on believing, you’ll get what you’re looking forward to: total salvation.” 1 Peter 1:8-9 msg
God, I pray that my joy and happiness for all that you have done will draw people to you. And I pray, believing, that you will bring them to total salvation, too.
To Jesus, who wears the Victor’s crown.
Ravi saw the sadness in so many children’s eyes. A sadness with no hope. He knew they needed Jesus.
Today, many of those children’s lives are transformed. They know Jesus loves them. They now have hope! And they sing about it! Yes – some the Integrity music songs you have sung in church or heard on the radio are part of the Life on Life Curriculum used in the J127 clubs!
To Jesus be the victory! He has overcome the world!
Update: In 2018, David C Cook transferred oversight of the J127 clubs to an in-country partner which continues to shepherd and grow this program. By supporting David C Cook’s Life on Life curriculum, you will be helping support this program as well.