Watch a short part of Pastor Jay’s testimony.
Our mission is to build, equip and fund a 350 bed hospital at the Indian Christian Mission Centre Orphanage in Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.St Patrick’s Mission Hospital aims to serve the needs of those who cannot afford medical help – especially local villagers, hill tribes and the children living at the orphanage.
Well done and thank you to all who have donated – we have raised £250,000 and the building is complete. Now we need YOUR HELP to raise £150,000 to complete Phase Three – outfitting the interior electrics, plumbing, tiling, plastering and painting.
She doesn’t remember her mother dying, but she does her father. She also remembers him saying he’d love her to be a politician. So she’s going for it. She works so hard and has such amazing clarity of ambition and hope…. She has such a sense of the privilege of her education – she nearly didn’t have one. So we pray for Pryangaa, and all the children at the orphanage that their education would be full and varied, preparing them for life….
Vanitha’s Story (from Rev’s Lent in a Tent Blog – see ICMC website)
She’s at the orphanage to work because her husband is violent towards her. She looks after a group of young children, and her own two boys are housed in the boys’ hostel. The terrible truth of the matter is that Vanitha is doing this because the last lady, Vesenthi, is no longer at the orphanage. She’s no longer in this world. Her husband, also violent, burnt her to death with kerosene and killed himself in the process. I met Vasenthi’s newly orphaned son on my last visit….