We’re anticipating a great restart in India! 

It has been a few years since we have held any KidZ at Heart training in India. In October, we began planning to restart our ministry in Chennai, India.

From my current residence in Hyderabad, India, using various forms of communication including texts and WhatsApp, I have been working with Patrick McWhorter, KidZ Chief Operations Officer and Interim Vice President of Asian Ministries, to determine the steps necessary to accomplish an August launch.

The government of India imposed a 21-day lockdown in March, and that extended to 40 days, and then again to 54 days — through May 17 at the time of this writing. Our plans remain uncertain, but we are still hoping to have our first KidZ teachers training in August. Even in lockdown, we’re keeping busy translating the KidZ material into the local Tamil language.

We are praying that the lockdown will be lifted. In Jesus name, Amen! 

— Lee Ruud, Regional Training Network Director (Asia)