Chetina is the daughter of a single mother. Her father left their family to marry another woman soon after she was born. Chetina’s mother supports their family by working as a helper in the private sector. They belong to a Hindu community and live in a small rented house in a village. With their meager earnings, Chetina’s mother cannot afford to pay school fees, buy books, and uniforms or provide proper amenities for their family. Chetina’s mother has a desire to see Chetina educated in a good school. Through your support, Chetina will be able to hear the Good News of salvation and receive a good education.
Visakhapatnam Child Development Center
The Visakhapatnam Child Development Center shines the light of the Gospel in communities impacted by other religions. Twice a day children hear from God?s Word and have times of prayer. In addition, the staff provides children with nutritious meals, school uniforms and supplies, educational assistance, and medical treatment. Children are encouraged to attend Sunday School where they are taught the truth of Christianity. Once a week students are also taught Bible lessons at the center.
India is a large country in South Asia. The majority of the population follows Hinduism and Islam, but there are many Christians as well. Many residents are very poor and suffer from diseases such as HIV/AIDS and leprosy. Alcoholism is prevalent and children often come from broken families due to divorce. India sometimes experiences droughts and intense heat making the need for clean water very important. The caste system was technically abolished, but its remnants still affect many in society today.