SENT TO HELP
Siloam was spearheaded by the compassionate drive of German Christians. Motivated to help people suffering from blindness in India, they realised that many could be cured by a simple cataract operation. They were also concerned about giving people spiritual sight through the Gospel.
The mission first began working in 1971 with a dedicated team of Indian ophthalmologists. It rapidly expanded through a network of Evangelical Pastors who set up medical centres and children’s hostels along with church activities.
‘Siloam’ means 'sent' and Siloam Christian Ministries is sent to those who need the love of God expressed through medical aid, education and social relief. Siloam received charitable status in 1986. It soon established a presence in many parts of the world by working with a number of independent co-workers and national churches. Also, Siloam is affiliated with Childcare Worldwide (CCW) and other established overseas partners. A member of the Evangelical Alliance, Siloam Christian Ministries adheres to the EA Statement of Faith.
Today Siloam sponsors more than 40 wide-ranging projects overseas and in Britain. These sustainable projects are always developed through on-the-ground partnership with local workers. Siloam helps many independent missionaries who don't attract the attention of larger charities.
You can come alongside too…
Stay in touch through our website and other electronic media. You can pray and pass on our newsfeeds to others. Also, donations, however small, can help alleviate the suffering of others.
‘Siloam aims to help the needy, not only to survive, but also to succeed,’ explains UK Director Richard Norton. Medical relief is extended to those in dire need, whether they suffer from leprosy, blindness or AIDS. Throughout areas as different as Africa and Asia, relief aid together with educational opportunities provides an escape route from poverty. Baby and children’s rescue centres work together with local authorities in caring for the vulnerable and rescued victims. Child sponsorship for as little as £10 a month enables future security. Success stories include graduates who then sponsor the next generation of those at risk – proof that being sent to help can become shared love.
Registered Charity No. 327396