The Rural Gospel and Medical Missions of India (RGMMI) was founded in 1938 by Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Bhagwat. Mr. Bhagwat came to the United States for his college education and there met his wife. Together, they returned to India as missionaries and purchased a small property northeast of Bombay, which became the base for their spiritual work in rural India.
With the Lord’s blessings, the mission work eventually expanded into providing medical care for the needy and providing homes for orphans. In the 1960’s the Bhagwats retired to California and conducted the mission’s operations from there. While in the US, they became acquainted with the Apostolic Christian Church and approached the Elder Body about the possibility of them fully supporting and overseeing the operations of RGMMI upon the Bhagwhats’ demise. With the Bhagwats’ death in the early 1980’s, the responsibilities of operating RGMMI were given to an appointed Board of Directors.
RGMMI exists for the purpose of spreading the gospel and establishing and developing all
phases of church work by the means of preaching, witnessing, education, social uplift, orphanage/boarding homes and medical work. The organization’s continuance largely depends upon the Divine Will of God; thus, the workers employed in the Mission in India are paid their wages from the voluntary support and resources made possible by the USA Boardof Directors.
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