We have developed a strong relationship with Basil and Cathy D’Souza from Mumbai for many years. Basil is the Senior Leader of Covenant Blessings Church and has general oversight of its seven congregations. He is also very well connected with other church leaders in India, the UK and the US. In addition to its vibrant church life, CBC also runs a charity, ‘Jeevan Asha’ (‘Life of Hope’) in Mumbai and two other areas of the nation. It is a ministry to slum children and poor families, providing education, practical care and sponsorship for some of the most marginalised members of Indian society. We have the privilege of being able to serve their vision in a number of ways; by financially supporting some of their poorest Hindi families to participate in their annual family camp; sending people to be involved in the teaching and other activities of the camp; travelling with Basil within India to participate in leadership training through the ‘School of Ministries’ programme and funding one of the ‘Schools’; promoting child sponsorship for the ‘Jeevan Asha’ programme; through prayer. We also host Basil, Cathy and other members of their team when they are in our neck of the woods on ministry trips to the UK and US.