Help for Homeless Women in India
Destitute widows now have no home and no one to care for them.
We can provide housing and hope with your help.
They stand near small tea shops or
walk aimlessly around the streets
of Tenkari, India. They eat when
someone gives them food and wear
whatever old clothes are given to
them. They sleep on other people’s
verandahs or in old ruined buildings with no mats to lie on, no
pillows for their heads, and no
blankets to cover them on cold
nights. They have no place to
Who are they? They are destitute
women who were once good wives
and mothers. Many are from very poor families who lived a hand-to-mouth existence even
before the death of their husbands. Now they have nothing and nowhere to live.
Some are on the streets because their children have moved away or are so poor themselves
that they have nothing to give to their mothers. Others have been expelled from their homes
because their daughters-in-law do not wish to share their food or homes with old mothers-in-law who have nothing to give in return.
“Can Jesus help us?”
On a recent visit to Tenkari, our friends, Thirumalai and Swarna, were so moved at the sight of
the women, who came to ask if Jesus could help them, that they decided they must do something to help.
Near St. John’s Schools, they found an apartment building where they can rent five apartments.
One of the apartments will be used for nursery and kindergarden classes for the growing
schools and the other four will be used to house fifteen of these women. One of the apartments
will serve as a kitchen and the others as places for them to live. Each apartment has its own
bathroom and the women will be responsible for the cleaning of these and the apartments.
They will be under the supervision of a fine Christian woman who is the mother of two St.
John’s schools students.
The women will receive medical attention from local doctors and medicine from local pharmacies, and those who
are able will help with gardening and the cleaning of the
school grounds. They will be encouraged to attend the
Wednesday evening service at the worship center.
These are women the Lord cares about, and he is the one
who can give them salvation, peace, and joy. You can provide the funds to make this labor of love possible.
Thank you for your care and concern.
May God bless you.
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before
God the Father, is this: to care for orphans
and widows in their distress...” James 1:27