This month we asked Reverend Thomas, founder and leader of Feed My People in India, to give us an update on the ministry to widows and elderly supported by Global Outreach Inc. His full update including how Harle's Haven mentioned in this post was created can be found in a previous blog post and here is a specific story of a widow that Global Outreach Inc supporters are helping today through the ministries of Reverend Thomas.
Kanthamma is one of the women currently living in Harle’s Haven in Tenali, India. She was born in Tenali and raised in a Hindu family. As an adult she continued living as an orthodox Hindu. She married, however was never able to have children. Her husband died while she was still a young woman. Without children to support her, she moved in with an elder sister who was also a widow. Her sister was a Christian and a member of Feed My People church in Tenali. Kanthamma lived with her sister for several years, refusing to convert to Christianity. She contracted a serious illness and eventually went to Pastor Thomas for prayers for her healing. She realized she was a sinner and made the decision to accept Christ as her Savior. She was baptized in water as an expression of her new faith and started attending church with her sister. As she got older she was no longer able to work and support herself due to a crippled leg. Eight years ago she joined Harle’s Haven and now receives food, shelter, clothing, and other care. She sends her thanks for your love and support.
Thomas asked us to send his thanks to the Global Outreach Inc donors who made this possible. He is requesting funds to provide them each a new saree (dress) and a blanket this year. If you would like to provide for these widows, please designate your gift for “Harle’s Haven.” You may even give your gift to honor your mother, grandmother, or a special person in your life.
To make a donation to help us continue to invest in these widows and change their community please donate here:
Blog Post Adapted From Global Outreach Inc November 2015 Newsletter
Volume 30 Issue 11