Originally the Dorcas Sewing Centers were started by Pastor Suvarna Raj to get destitute women off the streets, enable them to earn a livelihood, and introduce them to faith in Jesus Christ. Prakash and Jemima (Pastor Raj’s daughter) Pamu continue to minister in the Andhra Pradesharea of India. We praise the Lord that over the years hundreds of women have come to the Lord through the Dorcas Sewing Centers.
Dorcas Sewing Centers exist to teach poor and disadvantaged ladies of India to sew and to reach them for the gospel. Most of these ladies and Hindus and, because of cultural mandates, can only be reached by women, especially our General Baptist Bible women.
On completion of their course, students from the Dorcas Sewing Centers are given a sewing machine on a matching funds basis. The ladies are required to raise their portion and the Centers pay the remaining $100.