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
FOUNTAIN OF LIFE MINISTRIES UPDATE
A report from a recent visit to India
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!
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
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
Online Giving at www.justgiving.com/
Cheques can be made payable to ‘fountain of life ministries’
for you are the Fountain of Life, the light by which we see. Psalm 36:9
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