Jyoti’s parents are both lepers and try to survive by begging. A church worker that worked in the slums became aware of the situation and recommended that Jyoti be admitted to the Karuna Children Home, a Christian orphanage dedicated to bringing help, hope, and the Gospel to slum-dwelling kids. Here Jyoti receives love, care, stability, an education, and she hears about Jesus. She is doing very well in her academics. Her scores are between 95-100%. She enjoys her art and helps in a lot of art projects in the church.
When Priscilla’s father died in a tragic accident, her mother was left with six children and not work. She was not able to feed her children or send them to school. They were all suffering, so a family member reached out to help, but as he could only help a little, he requested that Priscilla be accepted into one of our homes. Priscilla was struggling with her health, and was weak and quiet. But the home is confident that she will recover soon and become much more healthy. She is behind in her school, but the home is helping her to catch up. She has a deep desire to study and to serve others.
Borostyan’s dad is in prison, and her mother is unable to provide for her children. She got the child protective service involved, and they placed Borostyan in one of our homes. She is able to go to school where she is doing well. She is friendly and adjusted quickly to life at the home. Borostyan is able to stay in contact with her parents over the home, while also being able to dream about a better future for herself. She is young and bright.
Istvan comes from a remote village where he grew up in a large family. His father was unemployed and was looking for work in Europe, leaving his family to struggle. They were able to find a connection to one of our homes in Romania, and Istvan began to live in the home. He received the love and care he needed for his needs to be met, and he was able to go to school and learn about Jesus.
Elina’s father died in an accident when she was only two years old. Her mother is sick and is not able to be employed. Because she is homeless and not receiving an income, Elina’s mother asked if her daughter could live at one of our supported children’s homes. Here she receives love and care, she is being educated, and she hears about Jesus.
Tracy was one of the first young children to come to this specific home in India. Her parents were a dysfunctional divorced family living in severe poverty. Tracy’s mother was done trying to take care of her, so she brought her to our home. But it was in this home that Tracy was able to find freedom and hope for her future. She worked hard in her school and is diligent in her Bible studies. She is living with a new hope and a new life today.
Swapna’s parents are both dead. No relative would take her in (believing that she is a cursed child, according to Hindu belief). Swapna lived on the streets, begging for food and sleeping under a tree. A person who knew about one of our children’s homes connected the dots, and brought Swapna to the home, asking if she could live there. Here she is loved and cared for, her needs are met, she is educated, and she hears about Jesus.
Sengkhu’s father is an alcoholic who has no responsibility and does not take care of his family. He left the work to his wife, but they didn’t send any of their children to school. This was a dire situation for Sengkhu who was losing his grip on society. It was arranged for him to come to one of our children’s homes, and he is now learning about God and going to school. He is being well loved and cared for, and his future is more secure every day.
Sarah’s father lost his battle to cancer in the year of 2006. Her mother was not able to find work in society as she was illiterate and poor. It was uncertain if they would even have one meal a day. It wasn’t until Sarah was brought to one of our children’s homes that her mother turned to Jesus. Sarah enjoys her school and reading the Bible. She hopes to be a missionary one day.
Everything seemed fine the day that Winston’s father left for work. But later that day he began to grow extremely ill, and before he was able to reach the hospital, he lost his life. He left behind four children and a wife who was unable to support the family. Because of the financial and lifestyle challenges, she decided to take Winston to one of our children’s homes. He is in a safe and welcoming place, growing to be a leader in his community.
Bronson comes from a complicated family situation. His parents are divorced, and his mother lives a loose life as a drug addict. She is hardly ever at home, and the care for Bronson was damaged and crumbling. There was no assurance for his future which felt very dark. But once he was connected to one of our children’s homes, a light began to shine in his life. He found the hope and stability that he desperately needed.
After Rajinder’s mom lost her life to a devastating illness, her father abandoned her, leaving her with only her elderly grandma who could not work. They would spend their days begging at a railway station, hoping for any help. Some members of a local church became aware of their situation and connected Rajinder to one of our children’s homes. She was admitted into the home and has been given the greatest care and love. She hears about Jesus and is learning new things every day.
Both of Priya’s parents died from tuberculosis. She lived with her aunt for some time, but it was no longer a good situation as she could not afford to take care of Priya. They lived in a slum that filled their life with constant toxicity and degradation. Her aunt requested one of our homes to bring her in to give her a better chance at life. She was welcomed in and has been given the chance at a healthy and hopeful life. She gets to hear about Jesus and is given an education, love, and care.
Abhishek has lost both his mother and his father. He was brought from his remote village to a nearby city, but his caretakers were unable to properly care for him. A local pastor was aware of his difficult situation and recommended him to one of our homes. He was brought in and was surrounded by dedicated leaders who would bring him up to know hope and the Lord. Abhishek is receiving love, care, and a stable education, and he gets to hear about Jesus.
Sharbani is a sweet and joyful girl, but she comes from a difficult background. She is HIV positive as well as her mother, and her father who died from the disease. Sharbani spent most of her time before coming to the home begging on the streets, starving, and being forced into immoral and ilicit acts. So much has happened to her, but she is now in a safe and loving place. She loves those around her and enjoys making them laugh. She still has a lot of pain, but she is learning about Jesus and is finding joy and hope.
Shunamoni was growing up in a very remote area with no access to school, clean water, or hope for a better future. Her parents were unable to take care of her, and they could not help her. They knew she needed something better if she were to survive, so they took her to one of our supported homes. She is now in a much healthier and happier situation. She loves everyone at the home, and likes to spend her time singing. Shunamoni is growing healthy and strong every day, and she has much to live for.
Richard was the youngest child of a family that fell apart. His father married another woman after his wife died, and left the family. Richard was left under the care of his grandparents, but his grandfather soon passed away to cancer. His grandmother was unable to care for her grandchildren, so she brought them to one of our homes with hopes of their survival. Now that Richard is in the home, he has improved greatly and is finding happiness. He works hard and looks towards his dreams. He loves to play soccer, and spends most of his time improving his soccer skills.
Rajbir was a young boy with no one to care for him. He was left alone to wonder where his next meal would come from after his mother abandoned him. His father would not take care of him and struggled with a mental disability. This was not a safe or healthy situation for Rajbir to grow up in, so he was brought to one of our homes. He has improved much since coming to the home and is beginning to thrive. He is becoming healthier and stronger and is engaging with the other children at the home.
Raghav was abandoned at a young age. His mother remarried and left the family, and his father was mentally disturbed and did not take care of his son. Raghav often went to bed without dinner, and often did not know where his next meal would come from. Since Raghav has come to our home, he has been able to gain healthy weight and is looking better than ever. He also seems much happier. He enjoys cleaning the home, and feeding the ducks that they have. He says that he would like to become an engineer when he grows up.
Manisha was growing up under the care of her widowed mother. Her mother was unable to take care of Manisha and provide her with things that are necessary for survival, such as good food and water. She was brought to one of our homes with hopes of receiving an education and a brighter future. Manisha is doing well in the home and has become much healthier and stronger. She loves to play with her dolls and love to play badminton. She has connections with the others in the home and is learning from them.
One day, when Gracia’s father went to work in a new construction sight up in the mountains, he got in an accident. The soil on top of the mountain began to slide upon him and cover him in the dirt. This proved fatal for him. A few days later, Gracia’s mother gave birth to her second child. She was helpless in taking care of them, so she took Gracia to one of our homes. Now that she has settled in at the home, Gracia is happy to be there and is kind to everyone. She spends her time playing with her friends, and loves to play with her dolls.
Aaron’s mother left the family, and his father was an alcoholic who didn’t take care of Aaron or any of his siblings. They were left on their own all day with no support for meals or education. Aaron was in desperate need of help, so he was welcomed into our home. He is now much healthier and has new dreams and vision for his life. He loves to draw and would like to become a business man someday. His life has been turned around since coming to the home.
Szilard is the youngest of his three siblings at the Bethesda Home. For a few years the family lived on the streets. His parents tried to support the family on a small amount of income derived from odd jobs. However, they found that they simply could not manage. Szilard’s father is an alcoholic. His mother finally left the family. Before she left, she brought her children to the Bethesda Home and told the orphanage leaders that she would kill her children if they refused to help their younger siblings. At the Bethesda Home Szilard is loved and cared for, his needs are met, and he receives an education.
Hassanur is a very intelligent boy. He is currently in school and is #1 in his class. Hassanur is also very talkative. His favorite games to play are soccer and cricket. Hassanur participates in all the activities that the orphanage has to offer, including cultural dance, art, street drama, and playing the violin. He does all of these things with excellence. His mother was not able to properly care for him as she suffers from the HIV virus, the same virus that killed her husband, Hassanur’s father. She tries to work hard, but she is weak and wanted Hassanur to be able to live in hope and safety. He has grown up in this home, finding support and encouragement to follow Jesus.
Tarjun was brought to our home through the connection of his sister. She saw that Tarjun was struggling in the Buddhist temple that he was growing up in, and she wanted more for him. His father had been unable to provide, and his mother had abandoned the family when he was a young child. Tarjun was welcomed to one of our homes and is now in a family environment, and is learning about Jesus. He is close to his sister and is studying hard in school.
Rekha was living in a Buddhist temple before coming to our home. That had been the only place that was providing any help to her as her mother was destitute. Her father had left the family, and eventually died, and Rekha had nothing left. But the temple was not a good place for her, and she soon got connected to one of our homes where she is now living and studying. She is happy to have a family and a safe life where she can learn about God and succeed.
As a young child, Mangalsen dreamed of going to school. His father was very poor and weak, and his mother had left them long ago. At one point, Mangalsen was taken to a Buddhist temple. He was able to study there, but was only taugh the Buddhist religion. His older sister started working at one of our homes in Ashish, and discussed with the leaders about having her brother come and live there. They agreed and welcomed the young boy into their home. He is now happy with many friends, studying, and learning about Jesus.
After Saraswati’s father went missing, her mother sank into a deep depression. It slowly got worse and worse until family members became worried for Saraswati’s well being. They contacted one of our homes about bringing her to them. They agreed to take in the young girl, and she is now in a healthy environment. She now has the opportunity to be a happy young girl with a bright future. She still must heal from her past, but she has the help that she needs.
Riya was struggling to survive when she was brought to one of our homes. Her father was too drunk to work, and her mother could not earn enough for them. Riya’s health was deteriorating, and there was concern for her future. Because of her struggles, she was brought to our home, and she is now doing better! She is growing and healing, and will be going to school. There is a lot of hope for Riya.
While Mansa should have been starting school and being nurtured by her parents, instead she was left alone while her parents would find work in different counties. She was a young girl, and was vulnerable to the dangers of the world. Some leaders were able to get connected with her and her family and bring her to one of our homes. She is able to live as a young girl should now, with capable leaders being there for her.
After both of Laxmi’s parents died, there was no one to look after her, and so she was left to the streets. Thankfully, she got connected to one of our homes where she was able to move in to. Both of her parents had been alcoholics and were not present in Laxmi’s life. She has a lot of healing to do, but she is now in a safe place. She can be a part of a family, and she can go to school. Hopefully Laxmi’s future is much brighter than her past.
Samuel is very small and remote village. His father died from cancer. After his fathers death, his mother was working very hard to support her family. By working all day, she is unable to support or take care of her children and cannot afford to send them to school. Samuel was brought to one of our homes for safety and provision. Samuel likes being at the home where he receives an education. His hobby is playing football. He dreams to be a doctor.
When Antonela’s teachers noticed the signs of domestic violence, they took immediate action and brought Antonela and her sister to one of our homes. Her mother had died, and her father was abusive. Antonela was worried that her father would find them, but as time has passed, she has realized that the children’s home is a safe and warm place for them to live. She is thankful to be protected and to be provided with the love and care that her and her sister needed.
Ritesh was in a state of trauma after his mother passed away and his whole life changed. He was close to his mother, and the affects of this loss were very apparent on his demeanor. He was brought into a children’s home, and they became very invested in loving and supporting Ritesh. They helped him find his passion in drawing, and through much effort, Ritesh has transformed. He now has an abundance of joy and love for the others in his home. He is driven to become better in his art, and he does his best in school. Ritesh is dealing with some health affects from HIV, but he is receiving the help he needs.
Alina came to the home out of a foster family. The foster family did not want to continue caring for her. She is an older girl, but she carries some mental illness. She thinks as a 6 or 7 year old girl, but she has been welcomed into the home. We are sure that the other children will welcome her in as part of the group and she will be accepted here. The leaders will be sure to teach her about Jesus and help her to know how valuable she is in the Kingdom of God.
Although Lovely’s parents tried hard to work, they were often not receiving their due wages, and Lovely was going hungry. It was very difficult for the family. They could not supply the food and clothes that were needed. They were forced to find work in a bigger city, but they had to move into a slum. In his new job as a construction worker, Lovely’s father suffered from a dangerous work accident. Although he survived, he was a broken man and could no longer work. Lovely had to begin working, but it was not a safe or secure situation for a young girl. Lovely very much wanted to go to school, but it was out of the question in her situation. When the family met the home leaders, they decided it would be the best thing for her to live there. Lovely says “In my home I did not laugh, I was never happy, but here I am happy that I am free to laugh and go to school. I thank my Jesus for loving me.” She is also going to school.
Living in a hut with no reliable income, Binanda’s parents were living in a very poor situation. For Binanda to be able to go to school and have the chance for a successful future, he needed a better place to live. In this situation, he came to one of our homes. He has been able to go to school, and is growing up to be healthy and capable. Binanda likes to play volleyball and enjoys going to church. He spends a lot of time studying his Bible and loves to worship Jesus.
A responsible and driven young man, Stanculeanu was growing up in a remote village with no access to school. He was the oldest of 8 siblings, his family had no money, and there was little opportunity for Stan’s future. He was happy to come to one of our homes so that he can go to highschool and pursue his desire to be a car mechanic. He is loved by those at the home, and they believe he will be able to go as far as he wants. Stan enjoys playing the keyboard, and is keeping up with his grades.
Nabin is from the Santali tribe, a very poor and discriminated-against Hindu tribe in the area. His family is very poor with his father trying to find work day by day. Because Nabin’s parents are not able to provide the proper care for their son, it was arranged for him to come and live our children’s home. Here he receives love, shelter, good food, an education, and hears the Gospel. Nabin is currently in school.
Subodip’s mother had to live in a different house so that she could find work after her husband abandoned them. Subodip was not living in a home or receiving any learning. It was because of this that he has come to live at one of our homes so that he may live in a safe and comfortable home, go to school, and be surrounded by people who will love him and give him what he needs. He will grow to be healthy and learn many things.
When Paran’s father abandoned the family, Paran was left under the care of his mother. She could not make ends meet, and was not able to support Paran and his survival. Because of this, he was brought to our home where he is now studying in school and learning about Jesus. We are hopeful for his future and for the growth that will happen in him. Paran is a special young man, and we are thankful that he is in a safe and loving environment.
Struggling with addictions, Manoj’s father is not able to hold a job and provide for his family. Manoj’s mother does her best to work, but because they are in a poor area, she does not make enough money for Manoj’s proper care. He was brought to our home, and he is now able to go to school and learn about Jesus for the first time. We are thankful that Manoj can be loved and supported, and we hope to see him grow and become a healthy young man.
With an unemployed father, Peninah was living a very poverty stricken and unstable life. Because there was little hope for her, she moved into one of our homes. Now that she has been living there, she is learning to be loved and cared for properly. She is learning about Jesus and is studying well in school. She currently hopes to become a teacher one day! Peninah enjoys playing soccer, and she is finding joy in her life at the home.
Ankita comes from a single-parent family. Her mom works hard to provide for her six children, but is unable to earn enough to feed and educate them all. Ankita needed to drop out of school because of this. Their family lived in a slum area near Delhi, India. Ankita’s older brother kept bad company, and after drinking, would come home and beat his sisters. A church worker that worked in the slums became aware of the situation and recommended that Ankita be admitted to one of our homes. Ankita is growing in a stable and loving home, finding healing for her heart.
Sourav was brought to one of our homes by his elderly grandmother. She was given care of him after both of his parents abandoned him. He grew up in a small village that had heard very little of Jesus. After seeing every one in his family leave him, Sourav was introduced to a God that would never leave him, and a family that would stand by him through the test of time. He is now going to school and is learning to be successful and to live with hope and joy. We are thankful that he was brought to our home to find the healing that he needed.
After Rohim’s father died, his mother began working as hard as she could. It was very difficult for her to find any work, and because they lived in an impoverished area, Rohim was not receiving the care and support that he needed. It was arranged for him to live at one of our homes so that he would receive love, care, and to be able to go to school. He is learning about Jesus and is growing into a responsible and caring young man.
Harish’s parents were scraping the dust to be able to make money for their son. His father suffered from an ongoing illness, and although his mother did her best, their was little hope for their son. So, he was brought to our home so that he would find the care that he needed to be healthy. He is going to school and is learning about Jesus. Harish is now in a supportive and safe environment that he can grow securely in.
Vahneichong is a bright young girl, but she has seen tragedy and pain fill her life. Her father was murdered during a militant and ethnic disagreement. Her mother was left without any income or way to educate her children. She was not able to support or pay for any of Vahneichong’s needs. When she heard about one of our supported homes, she requested that Vahneichong be accepted into the home. She is now living in one of our homes, and is on track to go to school and have a future of healing and hope.
Ravali’s dad is a daily wage laborer and as such earned little to support his family of five. During a hot spell in the summer of 2012 his wife developed viral fever, which then turned out to be a mixture of typhoid and malaria. She soon died. The dad remarried another woman, but she does not treat his three children well. So, it was arranged for Ravali, his only daughter, to come and live in the Sarah Children Home, a Christian orphanage in SE India. Here she is loved and cared for, and has found a new family. She goes to school, and hears daily about a God who loves her and has great plans for her life.
Nuthaki’s father was an alcoholic and HIV patient. His lungs and liver were completely destroyed. His death was evident. Mother is a daily wage worker who did not earn much. When Nuthaki came into Sarah Home, she was shocked and scared, unable to trust anyone. Nuthaki was unwanted in her family, as she was a female. She was also often beaten in her home. She was terrified to live in her home. She was brought to the Sarah Home by her mother. She now attends school and is healthy. She has overcome so much, and continues to grow. She is being poured into by the leaders who love her and support her.
After Nimrod’s father died, his mother did her best to support her son for the next couple of years, but she continued to digress, and was desperate for her son to have a better chance at life. She was worried about his emotional and physical health as she could not provide for his needs. One of our homes in Romania was available to accept Nimrod into their home. Nimrod’s mother was thankful that he could receive education and learn about Jesus. Nimrod is in a safe environment and will be well taken care of.
Priyanka’s parents both died of tuberculosis. She and her sister lived for a while with their aunt, however it was not possible to continue living there because the aunt could not afford to care for her two nieces plus her own three children. In addition, they lived in a slum area that has a high concentration of toxic waste. So, the aunt requested that her nieces be admitted to the Karuna Children Home, a Christian orphanage dedicated to bringing help, hope, and the Gospel to slum-dwelling kids. Here the girls receive love, care, stability, an education, and they hear about Jesus.
Lipa has both parents, but due to extreme poverty they are unable to properly care for him. Therefore, it was arranged for him to come and live in the local home. Here he will receive love, care, stability, his needs will be met, he will receive an education, and he will hear the Gospel. He is in school and loves learning!