Our immediate support continues to be directed to Haiti as the people there try to recover from the devastation caused by hurricane Matthew. We will begin to support children in India after the New Year. Our prayers are with the children and families in Haiti and the support teams that are distributing food and helping to rebuild.
New Partner in India
Over the next few months we will be packing meals to send our first container of food to India thanks to our new partnership with Children of Faith Mission.
Anand and Rosie Thandu were members of the Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church in 2002 when they received a calling to establish an orphanage in India. A year later, the Children of Faith Orphanage opened its doors to 30 children in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. In a matter of weeks, a much larger, local orphanage closed its doors, and soon Children of Faith was home to 100 children.
Today, the orphanage provides shelter, nourishment, healthcare, education, and clothing to more than 100 boys and girls. The campus currently includes a three-story building providing housing for the children and staff and a separate building which houses the dining hall and kitchen. A new school building and boy’s dormitory are soon to be complete.
Thanks to several generous donors, Sherri will be going to off-site events in a new set of wheels. We were able to purchase a used box truck with low miles (44k) to help get our materials and packaged boxes, back and forth from corporate and school events. If you’d like to ride along with Sherri, volunteer to help at a school or corporate event.