By the grace of God, and thanks to the support of many people over the last two years, a dormitory building for 50 orphan girls has been built. In December of 2014, representatives from “Good Samaritan” Ministries had a wonderful opportunity to participate in a grand opening ceremony.
The next phase of this project is to find monthly sponsors for girls. The more sponsors that sign up, the more girls can be taken in and cared for. Children find themselves in children’s homes for various reasons; some had their homes burned down and parents killed because of ongoing persecution of Christians; some came from extremely poor backgrounds, where a living parent is just not able to provide for basic daily needs; others were victims of disease or natural disasters that ransacked their lives and families.
Over the last 12 years, “Good Samaritan” Ministries has been supporting 3 orphanages in different regions of India by: purchasing beds, mattresses, clothes, dishes, generators; donating finances for food and living expenses; delivering laptops; visiting homes to fellowship with children, encourage them and hand out Christmas gifts.
Currently, 20 orphans (10 boys/10 girls) are being sponsored monthly through our ministry. We are looking for new sponsors for the “Good Samaritan” Girl’s Home and we welcome all to please join us in this good work. We can’t help all the orphans in India, but we can help some and each life is a priceless gift.
Children’s homes provide more than just shelter. There - children receive food, clothing, education, fellowship, love and more. They learn about the love of God and find new hope.
For obvious reasons, your support isn’t given to the children directly, but is hand-delivered to God-fearing pastors, with whom we have long-standing partnerships. These men are responsible for taking care of all the needs of these children and do a wonderful job at it.
The idea behind this program is to encourage children in the USA to grow in compassion, develop responsibility and expand their worldview.
How It Works:
- Parents encourage their children to make a decision to support a child in India every month $30.
- An informational profile with be given to the family.
- Children may write letters to their Indian friend, send photos, drawings and small gifts (when a team from “Good Samaritan” will be traveling to the region), or even visit the orphanage.
- Bi-annual reports will be provided to update on the child’s status.
- Children and parents work together to make sure support is mailed out every month.
- Pray often for your Indian friend. (A photo on the refrigerator can help with that)
- There will be times when your child will be excited to participate in this project, and times when they will want to quit. Hang in there and encourage consistency.
Tips For Parents:
- Parents can help their children by giving gentle reminders and opportunities to collect enough for their monthly donation.
(Children can use their allowance, birthday money, or earnings from various tasks.)
- Never make a child feel guilty for being blessed with what they have, instead, encourage a heart of gratefulness and generosity.
- Reflections and discussions about poverty, living conditions and different cultures are healthy. However, refrain from constant comparison that will cause a child to become bitter and harden their heart to the needy.
(Don’t use your sponsored child in India as an excuse every time your child asks for a new toy.)
East Coast USA: Vitaliy Radchuk (404) 569-3887
West Coast USA: Val Yuchimiuk (253) 426-8969