JS Children's Home, South Asia

The JS Children's Home  - Autumn 2015

JSCH boys at beginning of new school term

  • Pray for the extended families that have been exposed to the gospel because of the witness of the children.
  • Pray for the new congregations established by the JSCH evangelists in poor villages.  Most are meeting in unsecured thatched huts and often experience loss of property due to theft.
  • Pray for the persecuted believers
  • Pray for some of the older youth, who have become strong Christians, as they share their faith with high school and college mates.
  • Pray for the evangelists working under the umbrella of the children's home as they go out to some of the least reached and least developed areas to minister. 
  • Pray for the mission's funding needs and EWI's ability to assist appropriately.
  • Pray for the successful sale of hand-made lace from the mission — a self-support project in co-operation with EWI.

 

Story of a JSCH resident:

Miss Kumari, resident of the children’s home in India, shared some of her story.   JSCH has provided for her education for the last seven years. She is now in 10th class (as of 2014). Miss Kumari had no mother and her father married another woman and left her and her younger sister with their grandmother. They were without food and starving. A pastor rescued them and admitted them to the children’s home in 2007.

She never looked back, according to the home's director,and progressed both in education and in her spiritual life. She has received good marks in all the examinations since then, and has also participated in Sunday school and Christian youth activities with great enthusiasm. She accepted Jesus as her Savior and Lord in her life; she shares her testimony and teaches the Bible to her school and hostel mates.

Kumari says, “I am grateful to my Spiritual father and mother, David and Mary, for all their love and care at the children’s home. I am extremely happy with my progress in education and godliness in the children’s from the years 2007-2014. I am praising God for all His grace. For me, I would like to study nursing; please continue to pray for me and my younger sister.” – Yours faithfully, Kumari

Praise and prayer from the Children's Home Summer 2015

The children are doing well spiritually and in their education. The director reported that many children accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior as a result of a Sunday school retreat.

The evangelists, in spite of tough resistance, are also working hard to bring as many as possible to the Lord through church activity, outreach and street preaching. David reports that they are seeing God do amazing things and that communities are being transformed. Pray for both wisdom and courage as they seek to share the good news of the gospel throughout their region.

Their are many challenges in addition to the hostility of non-Christians.  They have experienced unprecedented heat resulting in many deaths.  There are frequent power outages.  Their internet has been interrupted due to construction in the area and will not be restored until all work is done necessitating the use of a public internet service in town.  They are in the process of adding a number of children to the home and will need to provide uniforms, school fees, and school supplies for all the children. One boy was rescued from working as a child laborer as he had no one who could care for him. Someone observed his plight and brought him to the home.