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    Christian Initiative for India

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    Christian Initiative for India

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We write this blog to bring current attention to the incredible plight of people in India - and how we can help.


CIfI live – now online.

Due to the current situation, all scheduled public meetings are not taking place at the moment.

We make new and older sermons as well as other contributions available here online free of charge. It is expressly permitted that congregations also make these contributions available online to their worship listeners.

Sharing God’s love.

Through sponsorships.
Patenschaften Agape Ministries: Schulmädchen

Become a part of the success story.

These small sponsorships make a very big difference in the lives of individuals. As a sponsor you are starting a new success story, which would not be possible without you! Your regular giving means that socially disadvantaged people can receive the same chances as others. In this way they can experience God‘s love in a very practical and personal way. 


Agape Ministries is the new sponsorship programme of CIfI. When you take on a sponsorship, you support the various projects run by our partner churches in India. And what is it about?

  • Child sponsorships
  • Girl sponsorships
  • Project sponsorships
  • Widow sponsorships
  • Pastor sponsorships
  • Tea picker sponsorships

All information here:


Complete now.
Agape Ministries: Drei Mädchen in Nordindien

Taking on a sponsorship

Please fill in the enclosed sponsorship coupon and return to us (signed in the case of direct debit).


Taking on a sponsorship is easy and it can be cancelled at any time. You decide whether you wish to pay by monthly bank transfer, or whether we can take the money from your account by direct debit (the cheaper option). In each case you will receive a confirmation of your donation and the purpose.

We will keep you informed. You will receive our India Newsletter four times a year, with details of the various CIfI projects. As a sponsor you will also receive the biannual sponsor’s newsletter with current news regarding our sponsorships. (For security reasons these newsletters will be sent by letter post.)

Small print
Regrettably, it is not possible to have any personal contact to a child sponsored either by letter, or to send presents and invitations. Research has shown that this kind of preference of individual children does not do them any good. Interested parties however, do have the possibility to visit one of our churches – provided they are culturally well-prepared – as part of the short-term mission outreach trips scheme (info: ).

We do not arrange adoptions, but instead we help the children to grow up within their own culture. We support them in carrying out their vocational training and beyond, so that as people who value life, they will have the chance to co-form their society.

Take on a sponsorship


We support a Christian church association
Gemeinde in Indien
What we support »

We support a large Christian church association in India. 
The focal points are:

  • Evangelism and church building in various federal states.
  • Theological and practical training.
  • Prayer for revival in India.
  • Support and encouragement for persecuted Christians.
  • Social missionary projects for children, women and girls.
  • Disaster relief by local churches.

Sri Lanka

We support families of teapickers
Sri Lanka: Kids aus Teepflückerfamilien
What we support »

In Sri Lanka we support Tamil families (originally from India) who live and work in the tea and vegetable plantations in the central highlands of the island under inhumane conditions. The focus is on the following areas:

Actions to promote school education by providing school materials and tutoring, improved care and nutrition in day centres for children.
Training and education courses for women.
Improvement of medical care through medical camps and individual case help.

CIfI Centre

CIfI Zentrum
What we offer »

Cultural training for Germany and abroad, mission school and preparation weeks, outreach to Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal), internships and Profilers programme, open seminars around church and mission as well as prayer are the offers of the CIfI centre. There are also public appointments and open prayer meetings.

On request, ourstaff is happy to visit Christian churches to organise services and events, to preach or report. There is also the option of qualified cultural training in churches.

Current Events


Unser CIfI-Shop
Shopping and doing good things »

The CIFI SHOP offers you our own designs on cool outfits. And beautiful things from India - our heartland.

All proceeds flow into our work - so you do something good and get something beautiful!

Sorry: our shop is only available in german language and we ship only inside Germany. But please contact us, if you find a product that you like: we will make a way...

CIfI News

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Our partners

Gebetshaus Hamburg
Gebetshaus Augsburg
Gemeinsam für Hamburg
Evangelische Allianz in Deutschland
Arbeitskreis für evangelikale Missiologie
Netzwerk M

CIfI Contact

Christliche Initiative für Indien e.V.
Holstenstraße 119
22765 Hamburg
Phone: (040) 31 13 51


Shopping nice things from India
(Only German laguage)

Bank details

Account for donations »
Account for donations D

Evangelische Bank e.G.
IBAN DE52520604100006421342


IBAN DE87200505501250131362

Account for donations CH

please use the german Evangelische Bank accout, see above. There will not be extra costs if you send it as SEPA only.

Account for donations A

Bank Austria
Account owner: A. Schmidt
IBAN: AT191200023623300000
BLZ 12000
Konto-Nr. 236 233 00000

Account for MM-Fund (Marriages)

IBAN: DE43520604100206421342

Mission account »
Mission account international

Evangelische Bank e.G.
IBAN DE96520604100106421342

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