The Gateway Prayer Garden not only focuses on the individual and the local community, but global impact as well.

India now has the largest population in the world, with the most people who have not yet heard about Jesus. The Foundation for International Research & Education (FIRE), a part of the Gateway Prayer Garden, has been investing in Odisha, India since 1995.

FIRE has provided practical investment through small businesses, health and education. Through the investment of prayer and leadership training, villages of unreached people groups have been reached and over 4,500 house groups have been started to teach the Word of God and Pray.

You can participate in these life changing programs: donate to FIRE today



Our successful business ventures include:

  • Women's self-help groups
  • Business skills training
  • Tailoring centers
  • Car rental business
  • Entrepreneurial training
  • Self-sustaining business programs
  • Brick making
  • A revolving business loan fund
  • Turmeric processing​



Our agriculture projects include:

  • Kitchen Gardens
  • Mushroom cultivation
  • Rice mills
  • Animal husbandry
  • Commercial vegetable gardens​​​



Our programs that promote health include:

  • Community Health Education
  • Wells
  • Slum community kitchens
  • Widow support programs
  • Natural disaster relief​




Our educational programs include:

  • Literacy Centers
  • Tutoring
  • Beggar/nomadic child development
  • Sports programs
  • Child Development Centers
  • Secondary school drop-out programs
  • Higher education scholarships​​


Exploring New Areas

Here are a few business development opportunities that we are investigating:

  • Cashew processing
  • Goat milk soap
  • Goat cheese
  • Barber/beauty shop training
  • Ginger root processing
  • ​Briquette manufacturing
  • Sari selling​​
  • ​Water purification systems