Part of ServLife’s vision is rescuing and caring for at-risk children from potentially being trafficked or becoming a victim of child labor, and one of the ways ServLife directly does this is through one of our children’s homes, the Arunoday Children’s Home in North India. The goal of the children’s home is to provide a safe and healthy environment for children to be cared for and educated and experience the love of God. It was founded in 1997 with two boys who were freed from bonded labor, where they were breaking stones twelve hours per day, seven days per week. Currently, 29 children reside in the home, with all the children being rescued from a full range of troubled circumstances. One of these stories is of two girls, Seema and Rebecca, who are in the children’s home and were rescued from entering a life of prostitution by one of ServLife’s church planters in India, read more about this story.
A.L.D., an orphan himself, directs the home with his wife, Pushpa,and says, “These children are my children, and we are honored to raise them to love Jesus Christ and serve Him” Read more about A.L.D.’s story.
Camillus Das, daughter of ServLife India director, A.L.D., is a staff member with Servlife who also cares for and teaches the children. “By relying on God, Ive learned He can work in the most miraculous ways,” Camillus reflects. “And in the process, I’m learning to have more patience.” Read more about Camillus’ story.
These children are supported through sponsors who pledge to give $30 per month. We will send you a photo of a child who needs sponsorship. Click here to sponsor now.
Ground already has been broken, and a new ServLife India ministry campus is being built in North India. This will be the new location for the Arunoday-Black Children’s Home when the building is complete, along with a new training center for local Christian pastors and missionaries, a school for the community, and residence/guest house. Read more to see how you can get involved.