Hope for India Reaching those effected by AIDS in Tenali, AP

 

About India

 

India is the 2nd most populated country in the entire world with a population of 1,148,000,000!  [1]

Although a rich country in many respects, India still suffers widely from high poverty levels, malnutrition, illiteracy and corruption. India has over 1 billion people; of this number, it’s estimated that around 2.3 million people are now living with HIV AIDS. [2-6]

 Religion has always been an important part of the India’s culture. The vast majority of Indians associate themselves with at least one religion. Indian census has established that Hinduism accounts for 80% of the population of India. The second largest religion is Islam, at about 13% of the population. About 2% of Indians consider themselves Christians. [7]

In 2007, there were 25 million orphans in India, according to UNICEF. [8] UNICEF believes that the number of orphans will continue to rise globally due to HIV/AIDS. [9]

“Pure and undefiled religion before God is this – to visit orphans and widows in their affliction
and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.”

James
1:27

Hope for India Project

The Hope for India Project supports a children’s home of disabled, vulnerable & orphaned children.

Workers have planted 7 churches of Hindu-converts to Christianity in and around Tenali city. Pray for these churches to continue to grow! About 90% of their evangelistic work is done throughout the Hindu and tribal peoples in rural and urban slum areas.

If you have AIDS in India, you can not receive treatment in hospitals.  So, workers run medical camps for people with HIV/AIDS to minister to the bodily needs of people suffering with HIV/AIDS and minister to their spiritual needs as well.

Workers also have a ministry of visitation and provision for widows that have lost their spouses to AIDS. Widows also come to the children’s home to learn basic sewing skills as means of supporting their families and helping bolster their economic empowerment.

Child Sponsorship

You can sponsor a child in our program for $25 a month.

To see the faces and read the stories of the children this program helps, please click here!

 

Timeline

CoLaborers International’s Board of Directors traveled to India to visit, do needs assessments and look at project development.
Continued general financial support, child sponsorship and purchase of illustrated bibles for all children in the program
Child Sponsorship Program launched. To sponsor a child, click here! 
Provided water filter for orphanage and outreaches, provided 100 Telegu bibles for church plants, pastoral training materials for 7 church plants in Telegu  (220 books total),  child sponsorship program in progress
Provided medicines for AIDS outreaches, children’s home grew.

Student event showcasing diversity of student talent provided funds for HIV/AIDS medical camps:

Purchased motorbike for leaders to travel between church plants & school fees for children helped through the children’s home.
Partnership began, monsoon aide given

 

How Can I Help?


Pray
Remember project leaders in your daily prayers. This is a life changing effort that can be heavily persecuted. To sign up for prayer updates -  click here!

5.Ways.To.Help.
We connect your talent to fill a need overseas.

1) Intern  or Volunteer – click here!
2) Plan an event to meet a specific need – click here!
3) Short Term Aide Trips – click here!
4) Church Partner – click here!
5) Sponsor a child – click here!


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