Fountain of Life Ministries

It’s great to be back from our recent one month charity trip to India in the summer. It has been very busy with lots of charitable activities. It is good to work as team from the UK (8 of us) and with the Indian team.

The Home of Hope children have changed since we saw them and are coming on so well with the love and affection they have been receiving from everyone around them. There were lots of needs to address, such as hospital appointments and tests, physio, and planning for their education and schooling. It was good to have a local music teacher and music therapist as part of the team, who was great at helping move the children on with their different stages of development, always with a good pinch of fun!

We took all the children, the staff and their families for a big excursion – a day out to the Zoo park; there were 28 of us as part of the Home of Hope family. Everyone was delighted, especially the children who were able to see all the animals that they have never seen before. It was a special day for everyone.

We held a few days of holiday clubs on the land (it’s an empty piece of 8 acres that we use presently for some simple agricultural projects and as a venue for larger meetings) for the tribal children from around that area. It was a real success. We had around 150 kids and it was a packed programme, with songs, sports, games, stories and refreshments. They enjoyed it very much and can’t wait until we run this again.

One of the projects we would really like to work on next is installing a playpark. There aren’t any around and it would bless children from the village, nearby hostels and of course the Home of Hope too. This would need a significant amount 0f money so if anyone would like to help us with this specific need, we would be most grateful. Please feel free to get in touch if you are interested, our details are below. Also, if you would like to have a more detailed update of all the work we’re involved with please let us know your e-mail address; we would be glad to keep you informed.

Sundar and Sarah Pinninty

FLM INTERNATIONAL Summer Mission to India

Sundar, Sarah, Timothy, Isaac, Ethan, Denise, Charlotte and Justin are very excited and looking forward to going to India.  Thank you so much for your support and care, and being behind us. Whilst we’re away we would really value your prayers.

What we’re doing

  • Sewing centre openings and graduations – sharing the gospel, giving sewing machines (need around 10 machines)

  • After school kids clubs for local tribal children

  • Investing in “Home of Hope” children - special needs, hospital appointments, enrolling at school, also may be welcoming more children to Home of Hope

  • < > services –preaching, ministering

    Staff devotion/discipleship and meetings, as well as meeting with government officials

  • Special events e.g. speaking at girls’ school/hostel, aid distribution, outreach and evangelism

  • Development of the ‘Promised Land’– new fence, agriculture,

  • Praying and planning for church plant on land among tribal villages

Future commitments

We are planning a container of stores, to leave in autumn. This gives more time to make shoe boxes and gather other items to send to India. More news to follow on our return…

If you feel you make a donation we would be very grateful. We need around 10 sewing machines at £60 each; three children each need uniform, shoes, school fees, books and bus fares; there’s also the materials for the playpark and fencing the land. Donations can be made by cheques payable to “Fountain of Life Ministries” and sent to FLM International, Fairbanks, Stanton Ford, Over Lane, Baslow, Derbyshire S32 3XF

Thank you for your prayers!

Sundar

 

 

It’s always a pleasure to update you with the news about what's happening in India! Six years ago when we were doing a father’s day service in England, I was praying for those who were fatherless. The next night I watched a news clip of a little girl Shirisha, many of you will remember, who was 1 ½  years old, abandoned after her mum died and father left her.
She was wandering the streets with no one to look after her, following people and animals, and sleeping on the streets.  I couldn’t sleep that night but after many phonecalls and with some perseverance we were able to find her. Now she is adopted into a family.  Here we are now looking after the little ones at the Home of Hope. It gives Sarah and I great joy to care for these precious children - to love them, embrace and care for them. 
It was Himaja's birthday on Father’s day (on the right). She is doing very well and is very keen to start school. She has been asking me ‘Daddy, I want to go to Sam's school?’ (Sam is like a big brother to her at the home).. Himaja’s early life was very traumatic, just a couple of years ago found beside the body of her mother. Now she is thriving with the care she receives at the Home of Hope.
As for Tanmai (on the left), the amazing thing is that she is actually talking! We enjoy talking to her by skyping. We were told she would never speak, but through prayers God’s done a miracle in her life - we can’t wait to see what’s in store for her future.
 

Children’s Bible Clubs (CBCs) May 2015!

We held Children's Bible Clubs in 5 villages this May. These are run during the children’s summer holidays, which in India falls in May, and each club lasts for 10 days. Some were in rural villages and some in tribal villages; we used our land as the site for one of the CBCs from the nearby tribal village. The picture below shows the line of Home of Hope children doing some action songs. Girls from one of the churches came to help with the tribal kids clubs and they have also been helping with the Home of Hope children. They all enjoyed songs, activities, daily refreshments and a special meal at the end. The clubs provide nice shelter for them in the hot weather and occupy them well, providing supervision and safety for the children as their families might be working hard in the fields whilst the children are off school. They enjoyed friendship and fun and there were lots of smiles all round. Next year we hope to run these special events in 10 villages.
Hope you enjoyed this news. look forward to updating you shortly about other developments! 
With many blessings,

Sundar Signature
The Home of Hope children perform a song with actions 
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FOUNTAIN OF LIFE MINISTRIES UPDATE

A report from a recent visit to India

 

The children…
We have nine children currently and a further five we’ve been asked to take on. They’re all under 5 which makes for a lively household! They are thriving, happy and each developing at their own pace. Two boys already at school are doing well and two girls are due to join at the start of the Indian academic year in June. Please pray for them as they adjust to being at school, after having a difficult start to life, that God grants them good understanding, a strong sense of security and the skills they need to do well. Lucy (our child with cerebral palsy who was found abandoned at the railway station) continues to progress with daily physiotherapy, now pulling herself to sit, understanding a lot and sharing joy with everyone. The other girls show her lots of affection.

The sewing centres….

We had four centres running simultaneously in various villages. It was great to be at two graduations, able to share the word of God about God’s love for them, give them their bibles, certificates and very own sewing machines (to 20 ladies!). Another two graduate in July so will need another 20 machines by then. The course and gifts were very gratefully received. It was great to hear 10 of the ladies from one centre all attended church for the first time the day after their graduation, clutching their new bibles; they said they had never realised that God loved them and they wanted to learn more!

The land…
It’s monsoon season coming up at the end of May so it’s the right time to plant. As it’s been dry it has been a long time waiting for the opportunity to grow things again – we will use 3 acres for rice, lentils, vegetables, and a mango fruittree plantation. At the top end of the land nearer the villages we are planning to install a playpark for local children and build relationship with the communities. The Home of Hope children who already enjoy days out to the land will benefit from this too! We want the park to be good quality, durable and large enough for the numbers of children who may attend so this is a significant project.

You can read more at www.flmhope.org.

 

A message from Sundar and Sarah

We’d like to say thank you so much for the gift we have received from the Carol service offering for £283.05 towards our work in India. As the work continues to grow the costs are growing as well. At this time we are really in need of funding to ensure we can meet the needs of the children in our care, and so we can continue to respond when children need emergency shelter. Regular giving, however small or large, would really help with this.

 

We continue to receive children; in the last few weeks we have had a couple of children who we provided care for, in addition to the children we already have (all under 5s), and are anticipating admitting another three children in the coming weeks. We also would like to build a play park on our larger site of land that would really bless the local tribal children as well as our Home of Hope children, it’s a big project and if any individuals or any businesses would like to help with this specifically we can send you more information. One of our sewing centres will be graduating in February and we hope to donate sewing machines to the ladies completing the course (£60 each). So hope that gives you a brief update on where we are up to, and thanks once again for your help and interest.

  


Fountain of Life Ministries is a Christian UK registered charity, founded in 2003, that is dedicated to improving the lives of some of the poorest people in rural India. We particularly help tribal people who are so often neglected, looked down upon and ignored. We are committed to giving them dignity and value, equipping them with essential skills and caring for the ones who have no on else to look after them. We are working closely with people in India to bring quality services and much vital aid to where it is most needed, presently focusing on 64 remote villages in South India.

 

HOME OF HOPE: a safe and loving home for unwanted and abandoned children, giving them hope for the future

He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honour. 1Samuel 2:8

LITERACY SCHOOLS: educatingadults and children who can’t go to school due to their work, enabling them to read and write in their own language. 

 

SEWING CENTRES: training young ladies in tailoring and providing sewing machines so that they can generate their own income

 

 

HELPING the POOR: responding to the needs of particularly vulnerable people such as widows and the sick, as well as giving out aid to poor families

 

PASTORS: supporting and equipping pastors and their families as they serve God amongst the villages

 

Contact:

e-mail : flmhopeindia@gmail.com, phone: 01246583085, mob:07795273414www.flmhope.org

Online Giving at www.justgiving.com/fountainoflife

Cheques can be made payable to ‘fountain of life ministries’

www.flmhope.org

 

 

for you are the Fountain of Life, the light by which we see. Psalm 36:9

 


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