About Agape Christian Mission
Agape Christian Mission - a registered non-profitable (12 AA of the income-tax Act, 1961) organization (religious and charitable trust 219/2002). We are certified and registered with the government of India under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976. Yearly auditing is done March to March and monitored by the managing board and board members. On request we will be happy to provide our last three years of auditing report (financial accountability).
Agape Christian Mission was begun with the Home for Children on April 1, 2006. We initially had only enough resources to care for a small number of boys, but today we have grown to where we are able to provide full care for over 75 boys and girls ages 5 - 16. We have also expanded our ministry efforts over the years to include a free Bible College for Christian leaders, an outreach ministry to lepers, rural development including the digging of fresh water wells, a gospel film ministry, and other outreach efforts.
Tamil Nadu Region of India
Area 130,000 sq.km. India's most south-easterly state and close to Sri Lanka. Well-watered with a strong agricultural economy.
Population 65.3m; 502 people/sq.km.
Capital Chennai (formerly Madras) 6m. Other major cities: Coimbatore 1.2m; Madurai 1.1m.
Main groups Vanniyan 9.4m; Tamil Muslim 3.7m; Ahir/Tadava/Golla 2.9m; Maravan 2.6m; Viswakarma/Kammalan 2.4m; Shaikh(Muslim) 2.3m; Nadar/Channan 2.2m; Brahmin 2.2m; Ilavan 2m; Vellalan 1.6m; Kaikolan/Sengunthar 1.5m; Boya/Gangavar/Vaddar 1.5m; Nair/Nayar 1.2m; Kallan 1.2m; Telaga 1.1m.
SC (95) 19.2%. Adi Dravida 5.7m; Pallan 2.4m; Paraiyan 2.1m; Chakkliyan 1.1m; Arunthathiyan 567,000.
ST (53) 1.03%. Yenadi 823,000; Kuruba 683,000; Malayali 276,000; Irular 149,000;Konda Reddi 43,000; Kattunayakan 26,000; Kuruman 21,000.
Languages Tamil 86.7% ,one of the oldest literary languages of India;Telugu (largely Chennai) 7.1%; Kannada 2.2%; Urdu 1.9%; Malayalam 1.2%.
Hindu 88.6%; Christian 5.7%; Muslim 5.5%; Other 0.2%.
Operation World; http://www.operationworld.org/country/indi/owtext.html; 25 Oct. 2009
What We Believe
"...Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have...” 1 Peter 3:15
Agape Christian Mission is a non-denominational ministry with an strong emphasis on doctrinal integrity based on the historical core beliefs of Christianity. This is what we believe:
Where We're Located
Salem District, Tamil Nadu, India