After studying and praying over the matter for several years, the elders decided to open orphanages in Guntur, India. Covenant, in addition to two other churches that help with the Mission Team, have been blessed with opening 3 homes for orphans with a 4th home to be opened possibly as soon as January 2024!
Who’s doing the work?
Pastor Prabhu and his wife, Leena, have taken on this responsibility. In 2018, through the Mission Team, Covenant Baptist Church established a church plant in Guntur, also named Covenant Baptist Church. We have been working with them and supporting their work since then.
What it will do?
“but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'”
Through this effort, we can get these children off the streets and into a house where they can learn about Jesus and be fed meals from a table rather than a trash pile. We started with twenty boys. However, the Lord blessed us with the ability to add 2 other houses, totaling 3! So far we have 2 homes for boys and 1 for girls with another girls home coming soon!
— 12/13/2020 —
The Lord has provided all that we need to set up the boys’ house and bring them in. He has also provided what we needed for the girls’ house and to bring most of the girls in. Now that we have gotten this started, please pray that the Lord would continue to provide for the ongoing needs of this ministry.
— 10/27/2023 —
A fourth orphanage (the second for girls) is in the works, and might be ready around January 2024. We already have some girls on the list for this new home!
What can you do?
Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
First and foremost, please pray as we seek God’s will and His strength in this matter. Getting these children out of trash dumps, and into a home, a bed, and a church will come to only $41 per child per month. If you would like to participate financially, you can earmark checks or envelopes with ‘India Orphanage’ or you can give online here.