Rahham 2017-11-10T08:03:35+00:00

RAHHAM

“…And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
– Acts 2:47

The Issue

Twenty years ago, Amir* became addicted to intravenous drugs and, consequently, infected with HIV. Abandoned by his family, he lived on the streets with other homeless drug addicts, doing whatever it took to get his daily fix. Then in 2014, Rahham began holding monthly fellowship meetings for their make-shift community. It was shocking, because most everyone shunned these men. Amir attended the meetings regularly. Each month, he heard about a loving God who answers prayers. Then came the day when Amir fell critically ill. Ignored and left to die in the hospital due to his addiction and the stigma of HIV, he was too sick to move, but in the back of his mind he kept hearing the words, “If you pray, the Lord Jesus will hear you.” Amir cried out to Jesus and was miraculously healed.

The goal of Rahham is to extend God’s heart and Fatherly love toward the poor and destitute, to those like Amir. Its mission is rooted in the heart of God, clearly expressed through the Bible. Scripture is full of countless references to God’s deep love for the needy and oppressed, and He wants His people to reflect His heart. In the midst of brokenness and suffering, what all people long for is to be seen and heard, and for someone to love them. That is what Rahham is about.

THE PROGRAM

FELLOWSHIP GROUPS

Rahham’s starts by identifying underserved vulnerable groups, such as people living with HIV/AIDS, widows and orphans, and LGBTQ. They organise monthly fellowship meetings for each of these groups, which include teaching, worship, prayer and a meal together. When the groups start, most who attend are non-believers, but they are hungry for community, healing and hope. In time, these fellowship groups develop into churches.

CHURCH PLANTING

Multiple churches have been birthed from fellowship groups. At this stage, a new church is being added every month! These are slum churches in Hindu and Muslim areas. The churches have weekly worship services, nightly prayer meetings, and monthly all-night prayer. They are experiencing miracles and growing beyond capacity.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Rahham has started savings groups and a tailoring center in some of the slums where churches have been started. These are new ventures that Rahham prays will both help women economically and bring restoration and dignity to their lives in a way that glorifies God.

Fellowship Groups
FELLOWSHIP GROUPS

Rahham’s starts by identifying underserved vulnerable groups, such as people living with HIV/AIDS, widows and orphans, and LGBTQ. They organise monthly fellowship meetings for each of these groups, which include teaching, worship, prayer and a meal together. When the groups start, most who attend are non-believers, but they are hungry for community, healing and hope. In time, these fellowship groups develop into churches.

Church Planting
CHURCH PLANTING

Multiple churches have been birthed from fellowship groups. At this stage, a new church is being added every month! These are slum churches in Hindu and Muslim areas. The churches have weekly worship services, nightly prayer meetings, and monthly all-night prayer. They are experiencing miracles and growing beyond capacity.

Community Outreach
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Rahham has started savings groups and a tailoring center in some of the slums where churches have been started. These are new ventures that Rahham prays will both help women economically and bring restoration and dignity to their lives in a way that glorifies God.

Please Pray

  • Rahham’s churches have a growing number of seekers and new believers. Please pray for them to a deeper understanding of Jesus and the truths of the Bible. Pray for people to accept Jesus as their personal savior and be baptised. Pray that these new believers would obey His commandments in all areas of their lives.

  • Pray for bondages to be broken and for deliverance for people from various strongholds. Alcohol and drug addiction, disabilities and diseases, demonic possessions, debts, unemployment, broken families, accidents, domestic violence, trafficking, child labor, fights, and thefts are everyday affairs in the communities where Rahham serves.

  • Pray for the finances and preparations for Christmas and New Year celebrations with the vulnerable and marginalized communities. As many people in Rahham’s churches have stopped celebrating Hindu festivals, these celebrations are an important aspect of their new life in Christ. Additionally it gives Rahham the opportunity to reach new communities.

  • Pray for God’s timing and blessing as Rahham seeks to meet vulnerable communities’ wholistic needs. Initiatives include vocational training, a health and sanitation awareness campaign, homes for children with special needs, and rehabilitation centers for people with addictions.

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STORIES AND UPDATES

Below are two recent articles related to the Rahham Program. You can read more related stories and updates on our blog.

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