Blessed is he that considereth
the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble:- Psalms 41:1,
We serve the poor and needy through our organization. We are dedicated and committed to serve them from different angles like School Children, Widows Care, Medical aid and Church Planting, etc.
Poor and Needy Children: Very
often our country is accessible to natural calamities like cyclones, floods,
fire and road accidents, etc. where children lose their parents and become
either orphans or fatherless or motherless, no one to take care of them. We
have plenty of such children. We have also young ladies by taking wrong steps
in life, conceive children and they either leave them in the hospitals or
maternity hospitals and run away. Such
disowned children who have no knowledge of their father and mother. Some parents die due to road accidents or bus
accidents and children will be parentless. Some people adopt such children them because they are barren. In India such adoption is rare. These children are being adopted by
foreigners. Where there are more orphan
children they seek admission into the orphanages because they have no place to
go. In the same manner we find some
orphan children and place them in our orphanage and educate them providing all
other facilities. This type of orphan
children is one category. The second
type is, children have parents but they have no means to support their
children, so they also seek admission into orphanage hostels.
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the
Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to
keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27.
We have taken censes of these children, who
are studying in the rural schools operated by the government. The government provides school buildings for
schooling, provides food and supplies text books and teachers. In some areas, there will not be any
buildings but classes are conducted in sheds and children sit on naked ground
and learn lessons. All these students
are coming from below poverty line, so they look for someone to give them
slates, books, pens and note-books. There are incidents of children not going to school, because the parents
could not purchase a refill that costs less than a rupee. How many such children are staying back
without going to school for lack of a refill to write. When we visited some of
the backward schools to find out their needs, they said, where there are 300? 400
school enrolment, the school children come without uniform, without slippers,
leave alone shoes, without a slate or a note-book, without a pen or a pencil,
they have no benches to sit, they have no sports material to play with and many
needs are there for their school going children. They have no colour pencils to do the
drawing. Many of these children are
talented, but they have no means to buy them. Worse than all the above, some schools do not have toilets for the
girls, boys can manage, but what a pity it is that girls have no toilets. There are also many children who do not go to
school due to ill health. We care for
them and provide medical help.
In Andhra Pradesh there are 24
districts. We visit the schools and identify the children who are deprived of
these things and we adopt some schools and we provide uniforms, slippers,
books, medicines, pens and pencils, colours, and fancy items like oil, soaps,
detergents and other things which they need. This is how we distribute such things to many children in the schools.
We are working toward providing them and that is our aim and objective.
There are children who come from
rich families, they have separate schools. They pay high amount of fees and get them educated. The poor cannot have place in such schools
because they cannot stand anywhere close to such schools. Our organizational goal is to
provide at least normal education for these poverty stricken children and with
commitment we are working hard. The
parent community is very happy about our endeavour to help their children
educated. The children too are happy for
the opportunity we provide them to study. There are schools which require furniture, black boards, sports
equipment and toilet facilities, please pray for these schools so that the Lord
will provide them. There are also
schools still run in sheds and due to rains, floods there are times when
schools are closed. So, please pray for
the schools to have buildings, and if some are interested in providing
buildings the children and staff will be very happy. The government also invited the private
donors to come forward and provide infrastructure for school purpose. So even private rich individuals do come
forward to construct school buildings in rural areas.
Make you perfect in every good
work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight,
through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:1-21
At this moment we are running the
orphanage with boarding and lodging, educating the children, side by side the
widows and old age people. We are also conducting, Vacation
Bible schools for children, musical singing competitions. For the past many years
we are celebrating Christmas in Amalapuram, all the believers from rural
churches pastors and families and widows, children, orphan children all
participate in the ceremony. After the
Christmas program we will have a grand fellowship lunch and before they depart
to their respective villages, we distribute gifts like Indian Sarees, dresses
for young girls and widows, uniforms for students, powder tins, tooth pastes,
clips, soaps, detergents, pens, towels, bed sheets, etc., according their needs
and they are made happy and give them the spirit of Christmas. Hope you have a little idea about or
Organization and the aims and objectives with which we are working to bring the
great salvation of Jesus Christ.
And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. Matthew 10:42
After reading this letter, you can understand that one person alone cannot carry on this or deal unless someone like you co-operate and invite your friends to join your hands, your efforts, your ideas to promote this holy work which Christ entrusted to us. To preach the world the Good News of Christ’s salvation. I realize your prayers and yours friend’s prayers are required. When all of us work together, we can accomplish great things for God and bring smiles and happiness to the people whom God wants us to save them for His kingdom. The Holy spirit is with us to strengthen our efforts and see the glory of God.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33,
If time and money permit you, I most heartily invite you to visit our organization and be a blessing to us. We will be enriched by your visit and by your prayers. Continue to remember us please in all your prayers because there is power, power wonder working power in the prayers. In the same manner we are praying for you and your Work and our family and the family of Grace Children Orphanage are praying for you. The staff working in our ministry, the congregational members, orphan children and our family members are all praying for you and your welfare. And sending greetings to you. Please pray for us,.
Looking forward for greater blessings of the Lord in granting us spiritual blessings. So that our faith in the Lord will be strengthened and His love may continue to shine in our lives as we minister to the people.
As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remained for ever. 2Corinthians 9:9,
In His Service
Rev. N. John David Raju
Founder and President