Halfway around the globe a dream is coming true. Gary Crowe has had a
desire for 20 years to somehow, someway make the life of little children
in India better and easier. Since his first trip to Vijayawada and Mumbai,
India in 1988 and over 39 trips after that, the desire to help children has
It is in the heart of God to raise orphans and destitute children and we
believe that preparing each child academically as well as spiritually will
enable these orphaned and vulnerable children to become strong leaders
who will help turn their country around. We know that it is a task we could
never accomplish without the helping hand of friends like you. We indeed
pray that you will be encouraged to partner with us to give these children
the future they deserve.
I realized many years ago working with an on-going, full-time ministry
in India, that it isn't always new and exciting. Sometimes it's just hard
work. This trip to the Children's home was just that, hard work. On this
trip I concentrated on repair and maintenance. When I arrived at the
children's home, the well motor had failed ten days before. They were
having a water tank deliver water every other day. So that was the first
The last week that I was at the home we tackled lots of projects:
(from underground storage when the electricity is down.)
- Repair of the well motor.
- Purchased a motor to pump water
- Repaired the generator.
- Purchased kitchen pots and pans.
- Purchased two mixers for the kitchen
- Purchased battery-operated lights for use when the power is out.
a new electrical box.
- Had an electrician do many repairs in the home, including
- Repaired the air conditioner
Electricity is a big problem in rural India. The electricity for the well
is on a separate line. The government only gives electricity one hour
in the morning and one hour in the evening. During that time we
have to fill the tanks on top of the buildings so we have water
pressure for washing and the toilets.
I realize all this doesn't sound very spiritual and exciting, but it's
part of this kind of ministry and we are very thankful to God for
supplying all these needs!
11/13/2012 - ***Praise report!!!! We recently had an update on this
young lady, Pooja - as of last week she had gained enough appetite
and strength to be discharged!!! When she first got sick, to the point
of death, out of desperation her family said for relatives to take her
to the train station and lay her in front of a train. Our Christian ladies
in Mumbai found her and brought her to the TB hospital. There she
found Jesus, was saved by grace and through many peoples prayers -
will now be leaving the hospital with a testimony to shout to the
heavens about! God is alive and He is relevant today! Thank you all
for your prayers God is so good!!!
9/12/12 - This girl is 16, she has TB, and she is looking at a few weeks
to live. She has been in the hospital about 6 months. She is skin and
bones. 2 months ago our HITN team that visits the hospital weekly,
started taking to her about Jesus. She accepted Christ. Now she is a
little spit fire for Christ. The doctors say get ready to die there is no
hope. She tells the doctors My God can heal me any time, But if He
doesn't I get to be with him. So everything is good. Take a look at her
smile and her eyes nothing could put that there but Jesus. She has HOPE!
† Only One God †
From my first trip to India 23 years ago, to my 50th trip a couple of
weeks ago, India still amazes me. There are over 100,000 gods that are
worshiped, but yet only One God gives peace, healing and eternal life.
I have seen gods that are 1 inch high to over 20 feet high. Some gods have
10 arms, some have an elephant nose, some look like snakes, and some are
half human and half animal. But only One God sent his son to earth
because of His love for us. This Son was crucified, buried, and rose again
because of His love for us! And now, we have the opportunity to share His
love or should I say obligation, to share this God with 1.2 billion people in
India and the rest of the world.
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