Kiamichi Men's Retreat 2014'
One of the many ministries of Touch India we support is the Children’s Home. These children range in age from 6 years old to 16 years old. The majority of them have no family support at all
The Many Ministries of Touch India
There are many opportunities available for you in support of Touch India Ministries. Our main focus is in the state of Karnataka, India where we train village pastors in Baptist doctrine and discipleship, we teach personal hygiene and protection from airborne bacteria, we preach the Gospel in village churches, we feed and clothe widows and HIV positive patients, we help in the Thomas Memorial English School in the city of Nelamangala, and we help in the newly established Emmanuel Christian Public School in the city of Chamarajanagar.
Last, but not least, we help to coordinate the financial support each month to the Thomas Children’s Home for Needy. This picture was taken from my cell phone camera on the last morning of our mission trip as we prepared to feed breakfast to the children at the home before they made their bus ride to Thomas Memorial Public School. Notice how respectful they are as they calmly await their morning meal.
At this time there are 62 children being taken care of at the home. The majority of these children are orphans, but about 10 or 12 of them belong to pastors in the surrounding villages. In order for these pastors to feel free to preach the gospel they want to know their children are safe from persecution. Our support gives their children a place to live and be fully taken care of along with the other children in the home.
The school year is just now starting and everything they need to improve their lives and education is furnished to them by our partners from the United States. They study along-side the other children from the Thomas Memorial English School and are given the same advantages of a private education. Their uniforms are not in yet, but in the next couple of days they will receive their shirts, skirts, shorts and pants along with their school supplies. Once their uniforms are in they will then blend in with the other 900 children at the school and receive every opportunity to succeed.
The children’s home population has been cut over the last two years from 138 children to 62 because of the lack of financial help coming from the states. We want to be good stewards of God’s money and financially sound in our abilities so we limit the total children in the school to only those who can be completely taken care of. However there is a waiting list of children ready to come. We could double the size of the school immediately if the funding becomes available.
It takes $100.00 per month to completely furnish a child with food, clothes, school supplies, uniforms, tuition and bedding. Funds are collected by Touch India Ministries here in Oklahoma from donors each month and the money is wire-transferred to the organization to take care of the children.
Many people completely sponsor a child, some pay a half sponsorship, while others give 25 percent of what it cost per month to help. Churches give from their budgets, Sunday School classes take up offerings each month, and we have fund raisers annually to take care of special needs.
If you are interested in helping to sponsor one of the children from the children’s home you can send your tax deductible donation to Touch India Ministries, P. O. Box 1214, Talihina, Ok, 74571. Simply designate on your donation that you want it to go to the Thomas Home for Needy Children and it will directed to the proper area.
Next month I will focus my article on another facet of our partnership with Touch India. We will look inside the Pastor’s Training and support.
Pray for 'Seeds' Planted to GROW & Multiply
We were able to give 1140 Sari's to the Widows & aids victims
We were able to give 3,300 Bibles in their native language
We were able to Train & Encourage 67 Native Pastors
Thank you for your support!
Pray for 'Kindgom Victories' !
Send us a favorite VBS picture for us to share!
Click here to view the latest newsletter.