Thank you for visiting our website. Grace Evangelical Mission Society (GEMS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Christian ministry headquartered in Irvine, California. After several years of prayer and planning a small group of individuals came together to form GEMS to support and develop spiritually and emotionally healthy Christian leaders in India. Many leaders are very passionate and have a heart for ministry, however their inability to balance their personal lives with the seemingly unending responsibilities in ministry has often caused many of these Christian leaders to become ineffective, disillusioned and burnout. GEMS will focus on the spiritual and emotional health of Christian leaders by providing a retreat center where they can rest, restore and renew their vision. We exist to build strong marriages and healthy Christian families in India.
Since the emergence of GEMS in early 2007 we are blessed to have partners who have not only prayed for this ministry but have generously given financial gifts to support our work in India. There are many needs in India, but we believe we are called to serve the servants, shepherd the shepherds by giving them an opportunity to come aside as a couple from their busy routines to rest and return with a fresh vision for their lives. Our effort may seem very small but as Mother Teresa once said “What we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” GEMS is grateful to all the friends and partners who are dedicated to making a difference to that one missing drop.
Called to Serve the Shepherds,
Purushotham Francis Burgula