Banquet of

Join us to celebrate how the Holy Spirit is moving hearts in India—and discover how we can keep sharing Jesus’ love there together!

What to Expect

We can’t wait to host you at our 2024 Banquet of Praise! At this special event, which is one of Mission India’s longstanding traditions, you’ll hear recent stories about believers in India who have been changed by the love of Christ.

Throughout our program, you’ll be inspired by celebrations from the past year of ministry, and you’ll get a glimpse of what’s in store for Mission India in 2024 and beyond. We trust you’ll leave excited about the powerful work of the Holy Spirit, at work in India and in your own life, too!

Join us this May!

You’re invited to join the Banquet at the time and location most convenient for you. Join us for dinner at the Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville, MI, on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, or gather for lunch or dinner at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI, on Monday, May 13, 2024.

Find out more details on each option below.

Pinnacle Center

Hudsonville, MI

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 | 6:00 pm

Join us for dinner at the Pinnacle Center! Enjoy chatting around punch bowls starting at 6:00 pm, along with the opportunity to take a “virtual mission trip” to India through virtual reality. Within a few short minutes, you’ll feel like you traveled to India! Our program and dinner will begin at 6:30 pm, highlighting stories of God’s faithfulness in India over the past year.

We are looking for someone like you to host a table! Click below to learn more.

Frederik Meijer Gardens

Grand Rapids, MI

Monday, May 13, 2024 | 11:30 am OR 6:00 pm

11:30 am | Program Begins

Enjoy lunch with us and celebrate the ways God has changed India over the past year! Before and after the program, you’ll have the opportunity to take a life-like trip to India through virtual reality.

6:00 pm | Punchbowl and Virtual Reality Open
6:30 pm | Program and Dinner Begin

Punch bowls will open at 6:00 pm, offering time to connect with fellow guests and take a “virtual mission trip” to India through virtual reality! Dinner and our program will follow.

We are looking for someone like you to host a table! Click below to learn more.

Check out your 2023 impact!


The Banquet of Praise is a longstanding tradition at Mission India, welcoming friends of the ministry to celebrate what God did in India over the past year and share the vision for where Mission India is headed in the year to come. For a couple of hours, we gather to enjoy a meal together, hear firsthand updates and stories from India, and enjoy fellowship with one another.

This year, our gathering will feature a keynote address from David, our Director of Church Engagement. You will also hear from other staff members and Mission India’s President & CEO, Todd VanEk.

There is no fee to attend! We’re excited to host you as we celebrate all God has been doing in India. As you hear about the incredible ways the Lord is changing hearts in India, we invite you to respond by giving a gift, as God leads you, to help continue this ministry in the coming year.

Yes, you will be assigned to the table of the host that invited you to the event. Their table will be filled with other guests that they have invited. Want to host your own table? Sign up here.

Typical Banquet attire is business casual. For women, we recommend slacks, jeans, skirts, or a casual dress. For men, we recommend jeans, polos, or khakis.

Of course! Everyone is welcome—we just ask that they also RSVP here so they have a seat and a meal reserved for them!

If you’d like to know more about what to expect at the Banquet, fill out the form below to contact us!

Have Questions? Contact Us!

Event Coordinator

Brooke Eppinga

After graduating from Hope College and getting a taste of ministry programs offered there, Brooke knew she wanted to work in ministry. This led her to join Mission India in 2021, now serving as our Event Coordinator.

Contact Brooke with any questions you might have about this event!

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