This ministry partner was originally ADDRES CENTRE whose ministry was to rehabilitate those addicted to alcohol and drugs and those who were HIV/AIDS positive. Over recent times this clinical responsibility has been handed to government (State and central) organisations and NGOs and the ministry, led by Pastor Paul Nilivan, has become STEPPING STONE INNOVATIVE.
Stepping Stone Innovative now concentrates on giving Christian young people and those who are rehabilitated by the other organisations, the life skills and job skills to enable them to find suitable employment in and around Chennai where there is a very high rate of unemployment. Pastor Paul successfully encourages folk already in various areas of employment in industry, many of them well known to the public, to give of their time and expertise and experience to teach and train the young people who come to his organisation for assistance to obtain the necessary skills and knowledge.
In recent times Stepping Stone Innovative has concentrated on teaching young people the necessary skills to use in various parts of the media. In both secular and Christian areas, media is being used and developed and expanding very rapidly and there is an increasing number of opportunities available for young people with training and skills to find employment. Many Christian churches are starting their own radio and/or TV stations to broadcast the Gospel message over relatively small areas (20km radius) around their churches. The organisation is also willing to carry out training for various NGOs and other educational institutions.
A poster/banner (pictured) has been developed for churches and other public places to make the young people aware of the availability of the organisation’s training.
Please pray for Stepping Stone Innovative and those who give their time and talents to assist the young people of Chennai into meaningful employment, often in Christian ministry.
Pastor Paul Nilivan and his mother, Sister Banunrathy Sugintharaj, also lead the ministry of another YJM ministry partner – the residential Christ Special High School at Sankarapuram, southwest from Chennai, which cares for about 100 children who are physically and/or intellectually handicapped.
Please pray for Pastor Paul M Nilivan and his mother and all those who serve the Lord in these very practical ministries.