In June of 2014, my husband Jason and I were privileged to join forces with Heart4Children Canada to advocate for Faith Children Home. This small orphanage in India is run by a pastor we know personally from when Jason and I volunteered in India in 1998.
Now that Faith Children Home is part of Heart4Children Canada, the kids who live there all know that they will have enough food to eat, a good education, and people who love them. We are so honoured to be working with Pastor Kumar, and thankful to Gordon and Laila Craddock, founders of Heart4Children Canada, for including us in their wonderful ministry.
For more information about our history with Pastor Kumar and Heart4Children Canada, please read my blog post on the topic.
Do you want to be a kid's superhero?
Would you like to become involved in this ministry? Being a superhero is easy! Please consider helping in the following ways:
- Commit to pray for these kids, Pastor Kumar and his wife Mani and their children, and the staff at the orphanage, as well as those of us who advocate for them.
- Send financial support. You can send a cheque directly to Heart4Children using this form. You can donate via Paypal from Heart4Children Canada's website. We need one-time donations, and we also need people to commit to sending in monthly support to help feed the kids, pay for school books and tuition, and more. Even a small monthly amount can make a difference. All donations over $20 will be issued a tax-deductible receipt after December 31.
- Keep tabs. I will be sending out an e-Blast every couple of months to present current prayer requests and to help supporters get to know the children that their dollars are helping. You can sign up for that newsletter here, and edit your subscription at any time. You can also Like Heart4Children Canada's Facebook page.
- Get involved. Please prayerfully consider whether or not you, too, could help spread the word about Faith Children's Home and Heart4Children Canada by doing a presentation at your church or raising support among your circle of friends. (Presentation materials can be provided.) Think of ways you could raise funds to support this orphanage--your time is a valuable gift, and it can be used as effectively as your money to help these kids.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at talena [at] wintersdayin [dot] ca, and I would be happy to answer them to the best of my ability.
Thank you for reading, and for caring for these kids!
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."