Orphans’ home expands

By June 19, 2009

India (MNN) — India Partners is
building a new home for orphans in India. Little Lamps Children's Home will be expanded to care for 24 more
children.

Little Lamps began with five
children in 2003. Pastor Eliezer Devasahayam
and his wife, Prema Kumari, took them into their own and added more children
over the years. Now they care for 16
children in addition to their own two children, and their house is bursting at
the seams. 

A generous donor provided them
with more land next door to the current facility. Other supporters have given a total of
$17,000 toward the $25,000 needed for the expansion, and construction has
begun. 

Prema and Eliezer have had
to turn some needy children away from their door. One little boy became a street urchin after
both his parents died in an accident. His
grandfather is old and can barely care for himself, so he begged Little Lamps
to care for his grandson. The new
facility will provide a home for children like this little boy. 

Esther is the name of the last
child that Little Lamps was able to squeeze in. She was abandoned as a newborn and then adopted, but her adoptive family
fell on hard times. Her father
squandered the money on liquor, and her mother tragically contracted
leprosy. When her mother could no longer
care for Esther, she begged Little Lamps to give her daughter a home. Now Esther has loving care, a happy home, and
the opportunity to receive an education. 

You can help finish the construction of the new home

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