Day 12: “People in Pain”

Wherever you were today, if you were around people, you were around people in pain.  When you try on new clothes, stop for a burger and fries, walk down the hallway at work, run into the grocery store for a couple snacks, or flip through the carpet swatches at the local hardware store, you are passing by people in pain.

We pass them every day, everywhere we go where others are.  They might be family, they might be strangers.  They might be friends, they might be enemies.  Every day, unless we live as hermits, we pass them.  The question is, Do we see them?

Missions March is about loving Christ, then seeing the hurt, and then doing something about it.

A mission should always be something done out of that loving and seeing.  Today’s mission is no exception.

“Bombay Teen Challenge was born with a burden that God placed in the heart of a man, K.K. Devaraj, who felt God’s compassion for people in pain.” (See Bombay Teen Challenge, “Fighting Slavery and Redeeming Lives”)

Bombay Teen Challenge


Mumbai (formerly Bombay) India is home to over 18,000,000 people.  Bombay Teen Challenge reaches out to the people in pain through

  • rescuing and caring for sex slaves
  • caring for the children of sex slaves
  • caring for street children
  • caring for addicts
  • caring for runaways

Bombay Teen Challenge works through Christ Jesus to provide:

  • chapel services
  • medical clinics in places of high sex trafficking
  • food for the homeless
  • schools
  • safe houses outside of Mumbai

You can donate to Bombay Teen Challenge or set up monthly giving here.

My whole being will exclaim, “Who is like you, LORD? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them.” (Psalm 35:10, NIV)

Credibility of Mission: Bombay Teen Challenge is endorsed by Wellspring International (a branch of Ravi Zacharias Ministries).  For more information, click here.  Visit the Bombay Teen Challenge website, or contact the Indian office at or the US office at