Health Work: One of the most practical ways in India to “love thy neighbor as thyself” is in the area of basic health care. This is especially true in rural villages. To help meet this need, there are five part-time health workers who travel to various villages educating women in basic health education and hygiene.
Dental Clinic: On the grounds of the Shady Grove Children’s Home in Chettipatty, a dental clinic is operated under the direction of Dr. G. Richard Wilson (son of Pastor Guna) and his wife Dr. G. Preethi Portia. Richard was able to obtain his dental education through sponsorship generously provided from friends in the U.S. In noting his own experience of receiving generosity and now providing it others, Richard noted Christ’s words in Matthew 10:8, “…freely ye have received, freely give.” The clinic operates daily as a free and low-cost clinic for the poor.