Indian Evangelical Team
Social services for God
IET attempts to empower the underprivileged. As part of fulfilling this call, IET runs several Children's Homes in different parts of India, educates thousands of children in South Asia and operates education centres for illiterate adults.
IET operates seven children’s homes across India. IET has homes for both girls and boys.
The ministries include adult literacy classes, AIDS awareness programs, free schools for village children, vocational training for underprivileged, medical camps, etc.
In 1972, the first church was opened by P.G. and Lilly Vargis in the lower Himalayan mountains of Jammu and Kashmir. By 1972, twelve daughter churches were opened in the surrounding mountains, most accessible only on foot. By the beginning of 1979, IET had opened twenty-three congregations and by 1984 this grew to 200 pioneer congregations in various villages of North India. By the end of 2001, IET had opened more than 2,893 churches all over North India, Nepal and Bhutan. They ministered to more than 200,000 regular worshippers. This count stands at more than 6,500 as of 31 December 2012.
- World Christian Encyclopedia, Second edition, 2001 Volume 1, p. 368
- "Indian Evangelical Team". Ietmissions.org. Retrieved 2013-05-08.
- Rowland Croucher. "John Mark Ministries | India’s Dalits Plan Mass Conversion". Jmm.aaa.net.au. Retrieved 2013-05-08.
- Larry Pate, From Every People: A Handbook of Two-Thirds World Missions With Directory/Histories/Analysis (Monrovia, CA: Missions Advanced Research and Communication Center (MARC) and OC Ministries, 1989), 115-130.
- Patrick Johnston, Jason Mandryk, and Robyn Johnstone, Operation World (Waynesboro, GA: Bethany, 2001), 311.