25.7 million orphans in India alone!
No One Wants Me!
Imagine being a child hiding behind a pile of trash or in the nearby woods watching as a stranger kills your father during a civil uprising in your village. Your father was the only thing that stood between you, your siblings and your mother starving – and now he is gone. You become a quick study in begging – not difficult when it has been over 24 hours since you have had even a handful of rice.
“Thou [God] are the helper of the fatherless” (Psalm 10:14).
Mom died just two months ago; and Dad is left to care for his four children. He is ready to start over, but four kids make it difficult to attract a new wife. One morning he takes them to the local train station and tells them he will be back with something to eat. Hours go by, night falls; Daddy is not back. Scared, they curl up together for safety and warmth – not moving from where he told them to stay. They want him to find them in the dark. After 24 hours, the oldest of the four (age 10) realizes that daddy is not coming back. He is not sure why, but instinctively he knows.
The oldest asks a passer-by for a little food or money to buy something to eat for himself and his siblings. The youngest – age two – is crying. He is hungry and wants his daddy. He finds a small ditch with dirty water in it and before his older sister can stop him, he has cupped his little hands to drink what will make him very sick in a few hours. Our prayer?
Lord, help us find these children in time!
Rescuing Orphaned, Abandoned and At-Risk children
Our orphanages – we call them Hope Homes – are where children rescued from abuse, sex trafficking, abandonment, the slums, leper colonies, or life on the streets where drugs and alcohol draw the naive and scared, are brought to and given a chance for a real life. They receive physical, emotional, medical, and educational help. Most importantly, they are introduced to their heavenly Father who will never leave or forsake them! Considered as “untouchable” by the high caste in India, we teach them that they are precious in God’s eyes. They are not a mistake!
In his book To Uplift Dalit’s & Underprivileged, Dr. M. A. Thomas writes: “This earth is one state and all of mankind is one people…No child is born into this world by mistake. Without God’s permission no child can be born or formed!” Therefore, Hopegivers welcomes every child with open arms and all are raised as the valuable children of God they are.
Become a Sponsor
Our orphans sponsorship program is unique. When you contribute to a Hope Home – which provides 24/7 holistic care for every child living there – you are not just caring for one specific child. You are helping us care for ALL of the children living in that home. When one child grows up and leaves, your money continues to support other children who pour into our Hope Homes daily all over India.
Our Hope Homes provide necessary life support for the children…
1. Emotionally: They live in a family environment filled with love, guidance and many brothers and sisters.
2. Mentally: All receive an education and vocational training when possible.
3. Physically: Shelter, food, water, clothing, and medical care.
4. Spiritually: They are introduced to Jesus Christ and to the heavenly Father who loves each one of them.
Partner for the Long Term
Consider joining with your friends, family, Sunday school class or your church congregation to sponsor some or all of the children in one Hope Home. Our Hope Homes care for as few as 10 and as many as 1000 children at one time. $35 a month helps to sponsor one child, but every dollar is appreciated because every dollar helps us make a difference in the life of a child.
“Defend the poor and the fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked” (Psalm 82:3).
“The orphanage saved my life, both here and for eternity. If not for Hopegivers, I would be living on the streets or worse!” — KSamy (India)