River History

In 2006 Troy Dunn and Andy Burchfield jointly and prayerfully considered ways to "live beyond themselves" for God's Kingdom.  Troy had championed many small group efforts for numerous denominations and had attended most every small group leadership-training event the country offered.  Combined with Andy's business savvy the two started a small ministry to help churches and small communities by providing an interactive one-day training event for small group leadership.

The second initiative stretched them a bit.  While looking at a global map of the stautus of Evangelical Christiantiy (imbresources.org) it became clear that India was a gold mine for the gosple of Jesus Christ.  Christianity has spread to only 4% of India's 1.3 billion people.  The major religion is Hindu followed by Muslim.  Therefore, River found a partner called Mission India (missionindia.org) and on June 5, 2008 became a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) ministry.  River partners with Mission India in 3 ways...

1/ Training Indian pastors to start Christian Churches in India

2/ Providing Bible School for the children of India

3/ Providing literacy classes for the people of India

To date, River has raised funds to start 16 churches, send 14000+ children to Bible School and equip 56 women through literacy classes.  All donations made to River go directly to India.  As God blesses His work through River... Andy and Troy are just happy and thankful to be along for the ride!  God is raising an army of Christian Believers in India... you can be a part!