Chinnakaal had a tragic past. She can’t remember her father; he died when she was very young. When Chinnakaal was a little older, her mother also died. She felt ashamed among her acquaintances because of her low caste.
Chinnakaal Received Award From State
God has indeed changed Chinnakaal’s life from one of utter despair and poverty into fruitfulness, joy and true meaning in her life!
Chinnakaal: A Life that Was Changed At the Home of Compassion Orphanage
For over six years, ICII’s first children’s home, called Home of Compassion (HOC), has been able to provide a Christ-like environment for children who were living without hope and needed a place to call home. Here is one girl’s life-changing story who has been living at the HOC orphanage since 2006.
At age eight, Chinnakaal was one of the first children who came to live at the new home after construction had been finished. Chinnakaal had a tragic past. She can’t remember her father; he died when she was very young. When Chinnakaal was a little older, her mother also died. She felt ashamed among her acquaintances because of her low caste. Chinnakaal had to go to live with her crippled grandfather who was nearly blind and hard of hearing. Her father’s relatives were hostile and violent towards them instead of helping to care for Chinnakaal. Because of her poverty, Chinnakaal could no longer attend school. Her grandparents could not provide for her to have a good diet or for her other needs, so they were glad to bring her to IndependentChurch in India’s Home of Compassion orphanage. Living at the orphanage, Chinnakaal learned about Jesus and accepted him into her heart, and her life began to be changed. Instead of poverty and despair, she was loved and cared for at the home. She was no longer rejected at school because she now lived at a nice home.
As Chinnakaal got older she began to tell her other schoolmates about Jesus, and she even invited kids to church. When Chinnakaal turned 14, she helped Pastor to teach other children at a VBS in the remote villages about Jesus. She also helps whenever she can at church services. She has also served at outreaches to the blind, giving them food and blankets. The Lord began to bless Chinnakaal for her faithfulness. Now at age 15 Chinnakaal enjoys playing Kabaddi, a popular Indian sport. Chinnakaal’s Kabaddi team (with her being the key player) won the championship in her state of Tamil Nadu this past year! Even though Chinnakaal enjoys sports, she doesn’t forget about who is the most important in her life, and that is Jesus! God has indeed changed Chinnakaal’s life from one of utter despair and poverty into fruitfulness, joy and true meaning in her life! It doesn’t matter what age or background a person comes from. If they have a heart to serve the Lord. He will use them for His glory!