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History of the India Mission Project

This project is the result of the faith and dreams of the Charles Family.

In 1984 Sylvia Charles donated land for a hospital.  In December 1984 St. Timothy Lutheran in Melbourne, Florida, Our Savior Lutheran Rockford, Illinois and Peace Lutheran Portage, Michigan became partners with our financial support to build a Christian Cancer Center.

Christian Multi-Specialty Center in Kakinada, India was built in 1985. At its startup, cancer treatment was to be its main focus and in 1986 a cobalt machine was installed. Since that time, the center has received its new name which reflects the multiple specialties services that are now daily available at the hospital.

Hope Village Home and School located in Peddapurm. With a hospital now place, another need arose. There were children left without a home when a parent died. Hope Village was started in 1990.  It is a residential school for boys through graduation from high school. The boys not only go to school, but they learn agricultural skills by growing crops and raising animals.  Some of the older boys work at the hospital.

Nireekshana (Hope) HIV Clinic in December of 2004, this 10 bed AIDS clinic was opened.  AIDS is rapidly advancing in India.

Physical Therapy is provided at the home of many young patients by qualified Physical Therapists. Many of these patients have no way to get to the hospital, so the CMC sends its Therapists to them!