Phil. 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Last month we sent almost $10,000 EXTRA to India to get our orphans in school (uniforms, tuition, backpacks, books). It drained the account, but just a few days after that a couple of special gifts came to more than cover that amount! God did it again!!!
Our orphans receiving new textbooks
Someone asked a good question recently. “Why do you need $280,000 to build a new orphanage in India when you have built widows homes and orphanages in the past for about $25,000?” I had asked the same question when I saw the quote! Then it was explained to me that those previous buildings were for 20-30 people. The property that we have been given will allow us to have two buildings. Both will have 2 floors . One building will be for boys and the other for girls. Right now they all live in one room and they are growing up. We need to have separate buildings as they mature. The new buildings will also have adequate kitchens and serving areas. The children presently sit on the floor (where they sleep) to eat and the cooking is done in a crowded area. There will be rooms for house parents to sleep also. I have detailed plans as well as material lists and costs for the materials from the contractor. Can we do it for less? Maybe a little, and we will try, but, what is being proposed is already minimum cost. Keep in mind these buildings will sleep over 125 children. God has provided the property and the funds to put electricity, water and tons of land fill on it. I am confident that somehow, someway, God is going to provide for the rest! I even get excited as I anticipate how He will do it! I love seeing God at work!
Speaking of God at work: I did a concert at a Wisconsin prison recently and about 12 inmates accepted Christ as Savior! When I asked them to take a stand for Christ they jumped up to say they had prayed to receive Christ! AWESOME!!
Once again Kathy and I want to thank our regular support team for their faithful gifts each month. Thanks also to those that gave one time gifts. All of you are a part of the monthly miracle of helping so many, and reaching out with the gospel message.
CURRENT NEEDS, PRAYER REQUESTS :
1. HAITI: Pray for Pastor Cenor’s wife, Merline. She has been diagnosed with diabetes and her sugar counts have been pretty severe. 2. INDIA: Praise for the safe delivery of a baby girl to Pastor Prabhu and wife! This is child number three for them. 3. URGENT NEED: Funds needed to build an orphanage in India. We own the land, have dug a well and presently are buying the fill to level it for construction. We need to raise $280,000 to build a boys home and a girls home.
4. SPONSORS NEEDED: We recently lost 2 of our sponsors. The children are in homes but we are covering their sponsorships until we can find new ones. $50 per month until they are 18 (or as long as you are able). 5. Every month we need to pay for the expenses of all of our unsponsored orphans. It costs about $35 per month per child. Designate your gift to “India Orphans” and 100% will go to their support.