The Westside congregation supports the work of Don and Cathy Iverson, members of the Banner Elk church of Christ in Banner Elk, North Carolina.
The Banner Elk congregation has been involved in India mission work since 1990. The Lord has blessed this work in a mighty way. Don Iverson, a self-supported member at Banner Elk, makes regular trips into India, often accompanied by his wife, Cathy. India Missions is a work of the Banner Elk church of Christ, but is overseen by the elders at the Main Street church of Christ in Crossville, Tennessee.
Through the Banner Elk congregation, more than twenty active schools of preaching are training evangelists in Tamil Nadu, the southern part of India. These gospel preachers are trained to support themselves as they go forth to teach the gospel to the lost of India. On a recent soul-winning campaign, more than 1,500 of these students/graduates cooperated to go throughout Tamil Nadu.
An orphan's home was started outside of Coimbatore in 2002. Deva Anbu Illam (God's House of Love) is the name of the home. Presently, 119 children are in our care. A second children's home is now under construction in the southern part of Tamil Nadu.