There are many ways you can serve in this world, but one in particular caught my interest. This ministry is called Abandoned But Precious. They not only reach out to the abandoned and needy children of India, they are doing much more. They are giving these children hope for a future by allowing them to learn, giving them the word of God, giving them food and shelter as well as giving them back their childhood. Unfortunately, many children who don’t find their way into such orphanages as this one, will die, be put into prostitution and possibly slavery. Some of you may be asking “where are their parents?” That is a valid question. Most of them have died from diseases such as HIV or from other illnesses, are too poor to take care of themselves or their children, they are disabled and can’t even walk, etc. This is a tragedy and I am so thankful that my donation of $20.00 a month will help this wonderful cause and will provide all the needs of one special child who honestly needs it.
From the website you will read that Abandoned But Precious Ministries was founded in 2005 after a mission trip to Southern India. After seeing the desperate plight of children in India, we felt called to extend the love of Christ to the children on India.
We currently partner with an orphanage – Berachah Eklesiastical Mission and a children’s home – Bethany Children’s Home. These facilities provide 63 children with a loving, nurturing, safe, clean christian environment to grow up in. The majority of the children are from homes which cannot provide for them for various reasons. Many are single parents who have several children and can not feed and education them all, others are from families in which one parent is disabled and unable to work to provide the needed money for food and education. Some of the children are orphaned or abandoned. Of the 63 children, currently 50 of them have sponsorship.
Sponsorship of $ 20.00 a month provides one child with food, clothing, shelter and an education. Without the opportunity for these children to reside in these facilities, most of them would be forced into child labor or possible prostitution and would have no opportunity for an education.
You can read more about this amazing ministry by going to Abandoned But Precious.