April 1983

Based upon doctrinal agreement with V.S. Benjamin’s Church of the Lutheran Confession of India (CLCI), and with a prayer for a missionary to be sent, the BoM authorized the purchase of a Mission House in Nidubrolu at a cost of $9,500.  The building was then used as a residence for Pastor Benjamin and as a headquarters and meeting place of the CLCI.

The first meeting was held by the committee, which would, under BoM supervision, oversee orphan work under Project Kinship.

There was enthusiastic support to assist the orphans under Pastor Benjamin’s care. In June it received its official designation of Project Kinship (Kids In Need – Source of Help for India’s Poor.)