LCMI’s Community Development Center was opened on February 18th, 2014 in a small village in Southeast India.
The purpose of the Community Development Center is twofold. The goal is to train women in a practical way so that they may be able to use that skill to generate income for their families. Through training, the Center is an avenue to share the gospel with the Hindu women who attend while equipping them with a vocational skill.
The Community Development Centers are run by some of our ministry team members who train women, Rathna Sheela, and Elizabeth, who train the women in practical sewing and tailoring skills, and equip them to begin supporting themselves. We do daily devotions at our tailoring centers, and our staff becomes close friends with these women is such a way that the women are willing to share personal cares with the staff and receive spiritual guidance from them by the grace of God.
The CDC training course is 4 months long, with 2 to 3 courses held each year. Before women graduate, they are evaluated on basic sewing skills, the ability to create and modify clothing patterns, and on the pieces they have created during the course of their training.