GOM Human Welfare Center Orphanage - India
I greet you in the wonderful name of Christ Jesus. First of all I praise God for this wonderful opportunity to share my ministry activities with you. We know these are the last days and Satan is doing his best to crush the children of God and to destroy the kingdom of God. At the same time God's children are proceeding forward with a determination to bring down the walls of the enemy. I sincerely acknowledge ourselves as belonging to God's children. We are straining every our nerve to spread the kingdom of God in India.
We have a team of pastors and evangelical women of the Bible, doing the Lord's work. We reach rural, tribal and coastal areas. In a month we visit a number of villages. We arrange street meetings, seminars and conventions. Church planting is the main activity of our Gospel work, and relief and development work. Many of our pastors do not have any houses and also they have no constructed churches. They conduct the prayers in thatched houses, under trees and sometimes on the side of the road. But we are steadfast to see that the Lord's work is done. We have no any connected with any organization and we have no support from anywhere outside.
I have a few more things to share with you about my Gospel Out Reach work where there are a number of problems such as Pastors help, bicycles for them and so on. Because Gospel work in India is a matter of hunger, mockeries, poverty and scarcity. If any Hindu in Indian plants & stone in any corner of any street or road soon people gather to worship the stone God and shower money and gold. Soon there will be a fortified temple building and the priest in it leads a prosperous life. In this way Indians worship 9 millions of Gods and Goddess. Jesus Christ is a foreign God for them and in India. He is the God of the lowest community. For this reason Christians have no honor in our society. They are treated as untouchables and they are not allowed to live together with the people of higher community. So most of our fellow Christians lives in their huts at the out skirts of villages. We are regular victims of nature calamities such as cyclones, floods and fire accidents that take away lives and shelters of people in number of villages. Consequently there are orphans and widows. In such a condition we are doing our Gospel work in India. Though they're a number of Christian organizations in India, there are still more than 10,000 unreached villages. Our plan is to visit at least 3 villages every day and cover 100 villages in a month we will be able to establish God kingdom in not less than 1000 villages every year. If our Lord delays to come for one more decade, we will be able to win all the 10,000 villages for Jesus. But it is not possible for us unless a mighty hand like yours. We are not strong enough having hold on the Gospel out reach work. But we have an unquenched zeal to reach every nook and corner and promote the Gospel to every perishing soul. Any way we know that our Redeemer is a living one and He will put us neither to shame nor to failure. Your kind involvement will surely enable us to reap a great deal of harvest in the coming days. Here our churches, our fellow pastors and the Orphan children are sending heartily greetings to you and all that are co-operating with you in your work. I await your kind and favorable letter prayer fully and hope fully.
We have a faith library. We collect books from different people and display them in our library. In a day many people visit our library and enjoy reading the books. We have a nice library staff who are working voluntarily to assist me in the library work. We need a great deal of Christian literature such as Bibles, tracts and magazines and also books and spiritual books. We carry these books to unrecalled areas and distribute to people for free. Our library staff are all married and they have to look after their families. Yet they have no help from anywhere. We are looking forward for a mighty helping hand like yours to support our pastors and library workers. Other than this we have social welfare and relief and development activities such as leprosy eradication food for hungry etc.
We have an orphanage in which we are looking after 30 children when we found them they were unsheltered and away from comfort and parental love. We collect donations from our fellow Christians to meet their needs. We need some generous sponsors to take up the care of at least one or them. In fact, their condition is very pathetic. Please remember them in your regular prayers.
Allow me to tell you about the orphanage system, and explain to you about the existing conditions of orphaned children in India. Here, these orphan are increasing day by day at a rapid rate. Because of their family disorganized conditions, in the lapse of their beloved parents, and due to the diastase conditions of natural calamities, these orphans are a generation on geometrical progression. Here these group of victims called as "parking boys", "young rascals", and as "pousin".
Generally parking boys shall pass on their time at public places like bus stops, railway stations and at some enterprise centers like petrol bunks. They struggle the entire day for their owners, where they are accustomed with having insufficient food. The young rascals shall wonder on streets where they are starving four days in a week. The pousin work in the fields of the landlords. But they are existing with quite discontent towards their dire needs. With such background these helpless
buds are becoming as habitual criminals. As a matter of fact, nowadays in India these victims are becoming as powerful criminals and anti social elements. Lack of proper family treatment, and at the bad conditions of their dire needs, they are mounding like this. Of course it is one of the contemporary problem of our society. On seeing their practical conditions, every human being shall feel sympathy towards them. Sometimes these orphan children are competing with dogs at dustbins, during feasts of the wealthy people. Here in our land, every person will glance at his or her bitter and panic conditions, but nobody shall come forward to host them. It is the most disgraceful feature on the satisfactory way, but no pity is coming from this sophisticated society towards these helpless victims. Really I pitied much on their existential conditions, and I proposed and planned to start an orphanage for the uplifting of these helpless children. Being a Christian I used to take my personal decisions according to the Bible. It states that "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and Father is this to visit orphans and windows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained from the world" James 1.27. These words impressed me much and I decided to take the responsibility of the helpless children. My funds are already exhausted. In fact for some times I am unable to provide full pledged food at least.
For want of regular monthly support I am not able to feed the children properly. Even one meal a day is hardly available for the poor kids. The hunger makes them greedy and so they rush forward to eat whatever filthy thing they find on their way. Consequently they are sick, which leads to a need for a doctor to whom I am not able to pay his bills properly, so the kids always seem to be sick and gloomy. It is really a disgrace on our part as God's servants. At the same time there are terrible criticisms from people for the condition of the orphan children. Because when these orphans find any people eating food, they look at them greedily, and the people frown at them. It is really a very pathetic condition. Sometimes people beat them and drive them away. I also become very much resented but I am helpless. I simple shed tears pray to God to open a way for them. I have my own freedom to send them away. But what happens if I do so? Some may die of starvation and some become professional beggars, some steal and so on. I will be accountable to God. Over all I love them very much and they love me too. I cannot forsake them. I love to sit and eat with them. I eat if they eat and I sleep if they sleep and probably I shed tears when they weep.
Some nights, these kids suddenly wake up and cry for food. But I am sustaining them with penniless conditions. If I go to my Church people asking an offering or any assistance, they also exist under financial frustration. So I am in dilemma in operating our orphanages. I am praying to go in order to acquire any heavenly support from any side. Since all these days I am searching for a heavenly person like you in order to look into the need of our orphan children. Little support extended by you shall save the lives of our orphan children, and it shall be the heavenly blessing for you.
This website was prepared by Joseph Vos on 29 December 2001 from materials supplied by Pastor Gummadi Ebenezer.
|Please have a kind consideration for my plea and extend your esteemed monthly financial help so that I can feed them and lead them in the way they should work. |
A.P., S. INDIA.