LOCATION: Ongole, India
PARTNER: Forever Found India
MISSION: Rescue the abandoned and orphaned children from slavery, care for their needs, and SHOW them the love of Christ.
In Andhra Pradesh, India we have rescued numerous beautiful children. These children would otherwise be serving as slaves, or starving on the streets, at risk of being trafficked into the brothels of Mumbai or New Delhi. We simply could not respond as the Levite or Priest did on the road to Jericho. We have to be the Good Samaritan Jesus tells us about in Luke 10. “Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.” –James 4:17.
These precious children have either been rescued from a life of slavery, both sexual and labor - working long, hard hours in the brick factories and rock quarries or have been rescued from difficult family situations, in which they were at risk of being exploited. They are now receiving an education, medical care, and being the taught the love and hope of Jesus, under the legal guardianship of Vamsi and Funny, care for these children around the clock with the help of their amazing staff. Because of their selfless faith and obedience to care for the defenseless, these children have been given a hope and a future. In the midst of much darkness, this home shines as a beacon of light.