Serving Children in India

AT A GLANCE:

As the seventh-largest country by area, and the second-most populous country, India is praised as a vibrant multilingual, and multi-ethnic society. Despite all this, the country continues to face the challenges of poverty and corruption. No one feels this more than its children. By 2021, researchers believe the orphan population could reach 24 million.

Population: 1.3 million

Capital: Dehli

Religion: Hindu (79.8%), Muslim (14.2%) Christian (2.3%)

Language: Hindi (41%), Bengali (8.1%), Telegu (7.2%)

India

Ministry Overview

In a land with many gods, we seek to share the Gospel with orphaned and vulnerable children while training adults to share the Gospel and change lives for eternity.

We reach orphans and abandoned children—90% of whom come from a Hindu background—sharing the love, freedom, and grace of Jesus Christ.

  • 470CHILDREN SERVED
  • 59IN-COUNTRY STAFF
  • 6MINISTRY SITES

Areas of Focus

Here is how we have worked with you since 2009 to reach orphans in India.

Because most of our 6 home managers are pastors in the local churches, the children in our care are exposed to good, solid Christian teaching and discipleship both at formal and informal times on a regular basis.

The children in our care do the main part of their education in local government schools, but we provide tutors to work with them one-on-one to help them academically.

We give the children in our care as many opportunities as possible to be part of extracurricular activities such as sports, quiz competitions, etc.

Stories and Updates

February 5

See What God Is Doing in India! | India Update

God is doing big things in India because of your prayer and support! Meet Anand Anand found Mercy Home when his hostel shut down and he needed a place to stay. Anand was orphaned and in the 10th grade. His …Read More

March 20

With Thankful, Broken Hearts | India Update

Last month a group from the U.S. traveled to India to visit with the children of Santhi Nivas and Bethel Nivas, part of Lifesong India. Enjoy this report from Lifesong Program Director, Rich Metcalf– Who takes almost 90 hours to …Read More

December 9

His Faith Is Now Sight {India Update}

To those who love and support the ministry in India– My name is Beverly (Stoll) Porter. Bob & Siromani are my parents. Many of you may not be aware that Dad was battling cancer this past year. When I started …Read More

August 18

New Students, Same Gospel {Lifesong India}

  This is a very busy time for our six children’s homes in India. Summer vacation has ended and we are now in the process of enrolling 2014-2015 class of children. Of the 580 children we serve, about 100 will …Read More

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“God is at work through His people, caring for hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children in India, bringing hope and a future through Gospel-centered care.”

Rich MetcalfeIndia Advocate
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