Promised Land Children’s Home

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 Dear Sponsors,

If you are sponsoring one of Independent Church in India’s children’s homes or the Promised Land Leprosy Community we want to inform you of an extremely urgent situation concerning the Promised Land Children's Home. Due to recent discoveries of neglect and abuse of children at certain orphanages, and the public outcry about it, the government in India has rushed to adopted much stricter policies for children's homes. They have recently been doing surprise inspections of orphanages, and closing many.

These inspectors have just come to the Promised Land Children's Home and informed the staff that the new rules for orphanages now mandate a flat concrete roof instead of the sheet roof we now have. That would be a huge modification to the building. They also require a concrete-block security wall to enclose the children's quarters of every orphanage. They told us we must begin work on these improvements at the Promised Land within the next ten days in order to avoid being shut down, and less than a month to complete the work.

We are confident that our children are and have always been safe and secure while living at the Promised Land  home. All these new regulations have been hastily enacted in the last two weeks or so, and allow unreasonably little time for compliance. If they were to close the Promised Land Children’s Home, they would take the children away to overcrowded and uncaring government or Hindu-oriented facilities instead of the loving, Christ-centered home our children now have. Ironically, it is from many of these kinds of Hindu and government homes that we get horror stories of child abuse, starvation, and other physical and emotional neglect.

We are consulting with contractors about the building. In order to keep the orphanage running, we will have to build support pillars, then add rows of blocks to the existing walls, and finally pour a concrete roof. Also, we must dig and lay block for the security wall.  The estimated cost is $16,000 to do all of this work. For the orphanage to continue, we must show the inspectors that we want to meet the regulations. To do that we have to start work immediately,or they may close the orphanage right away. The first step is to purchase materials like cement, blocks, sand, and stones so that we can make a start. These items will cost about $6,000. If we can begin work immediately, we will gain some more time for the next step.

The Promised Land children desperately need help. God provided that they could be rescued from the despair of life in a leprosy colony to a whole new start at the Promised Land. Please pray urgently that the Lord will not allow them to now be taken away from the home they love.  We need your help financially to be able to buy building materials right away. Please prayerfully consider what God would have you to give. If you can’t give right now but your heart is to give in the near future, you may make a pledge.

If all of us can help now, we believe we can raise the funds to finish the project in time to satisfy the inspectors and get approval to keep operating the Promised Land Children’s Home. 100% of your gifts for this project will go to the Promised Land Children's Home for the necessary construction to meet the new rules for approval. Once we receive enough for the construction, any additional funds we get will be used to provide for other needs that are required at the Promised Land Children's Home. Thank you so much for your love and compassion for the children at the Promised Land Home.

“Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble”. Psalm 41:1

Touching Children’s Lives,
Lowell and Kathy Smith and Pastor Britto Joseph

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Leprosy Friend Palinyammal

                 Palinyammal’s Story

DSCF2298Palinyammal had leprosy for 15 long years. Her husband died, and she has two sons. But her two sons chased her out of their house because she had leprosy.  Now she lives alone in a small hut in another village where low caste people live. Only once a day she will normally have enough food to eat the government rationed rice which is cheapest quality and tastes bad. She earns this rice by slavery work to take care of cows. She will also go begging. She never has money to buy the fruits and vegetables, but mainly lives on the rationed rice. Palinyammal wants to come to the colony in the future after she can be released from her slavery work.

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Leprosy Ministry

Leprosy Ministry

Check out Independent Church in India's different webpages to our outreaches to those with leprosy:

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Would You Consider Doing A Fundraiser?

 

Volunteers needed for ICII!

Would you consider giving a few hours or more of your time for the sake of reaching the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or helping provide life-saving needs for orphans or leprosy victims? We have listed some volunteer jobs that will help us to further the Gospel and reach out to those in desperate need in India, Pakistan and Kenya. Best of all, many of these jobs can be done right in your home or in your own area!

Our greatest need is for more people living in the US to get involved with telling others about the work of Independent Church in India. We invite you to get more personally involved to help Independent Church in India reach out to those who desperately need help. We are inviting groups or individuals to consider having fundraisers. The opportunities are endless for what we could do together to reach more lost souls and provide more help for the desperate in India, Pakistan, or Kenya. Would you consider committing yourself or your church group to at least one fundraiser of your choice?

Here are a few suggestions of what you could do, but you may come up with your own.

Spaghetti Supper, Pancake Breakfast, Car Wash, Sub Sale, Yard Sale, Bake Sale, Walk-a-thon, Chicken Barbeque,

-Making Quilts or crafts for an auction, Recipe Books, Adult or Children’s Sunday School class project, VBS project, and much more!

 

Printable Literature

Printable literature you may use to share the needs of Independent Church in India with your church social gatherings, friends and family. By sharing our flyers and brochures with others you can personally make a difference in the lives of the poorest of the poor in India.

Sponsor a Leprosy Colony

Sponsor a Leprosy Colony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For 20 fundraising projects of all amounts to choose from please see our gift catalog:

http://www.indchurch.org/Catalog/Gift_Catalog.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just imagine if your life was like this.....

 

What missionaries are saying about Independent Church in India

  "To see first hand individuals becoming an extension of who Jesus is in our world today, reaching out to lepers whom society looked upon as untouchable, to provide food and clothing, bedding to sleep upon even if that means sleeping on the side of a busy dirty street filled with all kinds of humanity, animals etc. is the kind of compassion Jesus still has today if He can just find someone to carry His presence and power."                   ................................ Evangelist/Missionary/Author - Dave

 

 

 


In the villages, which have been reached by the ministry team of the Independent Church in India, there is a ray of hope ....... Many of the people have a new hope, which they have found only in hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ.     - US Missionary Kristi


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