God has blessed Missionary Carlisle Hanna with tremendous insight and leadership to continue to oversee the work in India even though he is over 80 years old. Yet, everyone knows that the day will come when God will allow him the rest and reward he so richly desires. The question then becomes, "What will happen to the work in India at that time?"
After Prayer and careful consideration several people who have made trips to India and who have a first hand knowledge of the situation in India felt impressed of the Lord to begin a ministry that would "Continue the Dream" and allow God's work in India to grow and prosper until the Lord returns.

"Friends of India" was established in order to raise funds that could be used to expand the present ministry in India and also provide a means of perpetually supporting the work that is already in place.