Joyful Journeys India Task Force would like to thank everyone who gave so generously to this years “In Kindness” India Gala; thanks to your charitable donations we raised $19,000 in support of our various ministries in the village of Madhavapatnam. God’s faithfulness and your commitment is changing lives and the world for the better!!

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In Kindness Virtual India Gala 2020

Our world may look very different right now, but the core of our India Ministry remains the same –
To be the hands and feet of Christ bringing hope to impoverished people in India.
Joyful Journeys Ministry

invites you to partake in our

15th India Gala

virtual style!

In the past, we have looked to the India Gala to grow our ministry in Madhavapatnam, more recently Gala funds have simply empowered us to continue the good works being done there.

Previously, you may have contributed to the Silent Auction by donating an item or service. Perhaps you’ve purchased a gift certificate to be used in the Bucket Raffle. Possibly you have donated food to defray the cost of the meal. You may have even been someone who generously made a cash donation. Conceivably you bought a ticket to attend a previous Gala, bid on auction items, bought raffle tickets, or prayed for its success. Or maybe this is the first you’re hearing about it, in which case we hope next year to be able to offer those options to you again!

In whichever manner you contributed to the Gala in recent years, it was truly appreciated! Once again, we’d like you to prayerfully consider giving our India Mission your financial support. Understand that although the event cannot happen as in previous years, the need for raising funds to maintain our current ministries is still vital.

So…here’s what’s happening this year…

Contributions can be made now through October 23rd.
Please make checks out to Joyful Journeys or
contribute online through Joyful Journeys Website
The Grand Total will be given during the announcements on
Sunday, October 25th



Joyful Journeys India ~ COVID-19 Relief Fund

In the hopes of offering much needed support to our brothers and sisters in Madhavapatnam  during the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have established Joyful Journeys India ~ COVID-19 Relief Fund (JJI~CRF) as a means to collect financial aid to help provide basic necessities to the people in this village.  Rice, soap, and face masks are among the items being handed out.

As with all other monetary contributions to Joyful Journeys Inc., 100% of your donation will go directly to the designated cause.  Please consider joining us in our efforts to help  underprivileged individuals and families in this community.

Checks designated to JJI~CRF can be mailed to Joyful Journeys Inc., 501 Walnut Street, West Bend WI 53095 or donate securely online through this website.



India Travelers – Building Relationships in 2020

We are incredibly excited to have a dedicated group of travelers venture to India in January 2020; this will be the 7th trip over since our ministry started about 15 years ago!  As in the past, these individuals have a passion for our mission and go with the intent of continuing to build the relationships that were started back in 2005.  They also will have the opportunity to see and experience the day to day happenings within the JJ Hostel, Marshall School, Landowgals Fashion Technology & Computer Training Institute, as well as the other ministries supported and operated by Joyful Journeys.  We look forward to hearing their stories, seeing their photos, and growing in service with them! For a peek into their travels, you can check out Board Member, Jenny Landowski’s blog by clicking the following link…


April Awareness

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.–Mahatma Gandhi

Join our efforts this month, as we invite you to be a part of our sponsorship program. Twenty dollars a month pledge could win you a $500 VISA Gift Card.

April Awareness

Thank you to all who helped bring awareness to our India Ministry!  Due to your efforts we were able to sponsor 25 additional students.  7 new sponsors came from our Immanuel Church Family, 12 new sponsors were from outside our our congregation, and 6 were current sponsors who chose to sponsor another child.

The WINNER of our drawing — Eric  & Terry Christie!  They graciously gifted the $500 Visa card back to the India Ministry!  Blessings to them!

Together we are making a positive change in the world.



Joyful Journeys, Inc. is the parent non-profit of Circle of Friends Shoppe in West Bend, WI and the Joyful Journeys India Ministry in Madhavapatnam, India. Please feel free to explore both of these ministries and let us know if you have any questions!


The Joyful Journeys, Inc. Board of Directors