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March 20, 2016

With Thankful, Broken Hearts | India Update

Last month a group from the U.S. traveled to India to visit with the children of Santhi Nivas and Bethel Nivas, part of Lifesong India. Enjoy this report from Lifesong Program Director, Rich Metcalf– Who takes almost 90 hours to travel over 20,000 miles to spend 3 sleep deprived nights in a foreign country where there will be no sight-seeing other than the travel itself? I’m sure you could (and might want to) answer that question in many different vaguely humorous ways! But the real answer: people ready to have their view of the world, their view of God, and their understanding of the blessings in their own lives challenged, expanded, and even exploded.   What we witnessed was inspiring story after inspiring story of Christ-followers grateful to give of the little they had to bless others who had even less. The common theme of such genuine generosity was the … Continue reading

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December 9, 2015

His Faith Is Now Sight {India Update}

To those who love and support the ministry in India– My name is Beverly (Stoll) Porter. Bob & Siromani are my parents. Many of you may not be aware that Dad was battling cancer this past year. When I started writing this he was still able to give input and guidance, and for that I am so thankful. On the 27th of October Dad went to be with Jesus. You can praise the Lord with us that he went so peacefully in hospice care with our mother Siromani, my brother  Syam, and his wife Gwen keeping vigil with him. We celebrated his life on the 5th of November, and laid him to rest in Niles, Ohio, the city where he was born. God has been so good to all of us through this past year of Dad learning he had cancer and having to go through chemotherapy and radiation. Our … Continue reading

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August 18, 2014

New Students, Same Gospel {Lifesong India}

  This is a very busy time for our six children’s homes in India. Summer vacation has ended and we are now in the process of enrolling 2014-2015 class of children. Of the 580 children we serve, about 100 will be joining us for the first time. They will replace those who have moved on after having completed their education through high school or college.   At least 90% of our children will come from poor, untouchable-caste families with a heritage of idol worship. They come to us looking for food, clothing and a secular education. While in our care, they will receive all of that but will also receive twice-daily lessons from the WORD. In time, many will accept Jesus as the ONE TRUE GOD and will be baptized. We are convinced that it is the “prayers of the saints” that will cause the hearts to become open to the … Continue reading

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February 11, 2014

Answered Prayers On Vision Trip {Lifesong India}

  Please enjoy this update from Bob Stoll as he shares of his recent trip to Lifesong India, What can we say other than, Praise God! Thank you Jesus!  We just wish our many Lifesong India friends could have experienced the wonderful events of our Vision Trip. We can’t begin to tell you how perfect this visit has been. Our prayers were answered and by God’s grace seven folks including Siromani and me were safely transported to India from Texas, Arizona, Illinois and Ohio. Our purpose was to minister separately to hundreds of adults and children. The focus was basic Bible theology. Our audiences were at our Jyothi Nivas childrens home and at our three-day gospel convention.They were all attentive and eager to learn. Six of our Jyothi Nivas girls who had accepted Jesus as the one true God were baptized and at least that many young adults were baptized … Continue reading

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September 25, 2013

A Lasting Love // Lifesong India

    Please enjoy this video featuring Kumari, once a student at Jyothi Nivas at Lifesong India. While at Jyothi Nivas she learned what it meant to be cared for and how to care for children. Now a widowed mother, she taking the love of Christ she learned while a student and sharing it with a children’s home where she is the head caregiver. Listen to her story… We invite you to share a word of encouragement to our staff at Lifesong India. To do so, please comment on the blog or on our Facebook wall and it will be forwarded to our staff. Thank you in advance for your kind words of support! 

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March 20, 2013

FIGHT THE BITE! Urgent Need for Mosquito Screens in India

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” — Dalai Lama XIV When the evening comes and the sun disappears on the horizon, the 597 children and young adults at our Lifesong India homes go through their nightly routine. Similar to kids here in the states, they brush teeth, say their prayers and lie down to sleep. The doors are shut and the lights turned off leaving only the quiet steps of the house workers and the sounds of the street coming from the window left open to allow any breeze the night air will offer. Whether the windows are open or closed, mosquitos seem to find their way into the rooms, leaving our students with those uncomfortable-itchy bites and the fear of insect-borne diseases when they wake up the next morning. (Something kids in the states will rarely, if ever, experience!) What … Continue reading

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September 25, 2012

Mahesh, A Changed Life – Lifesong India

We invite you to share a word of encouragement, prayer, or a message to our staff at Lifesong India. To do so, please reply to this email or comment on our Facebook wall and it will be forwarded to our staff. Thank you in advance for your kind words of support! Please enjoy this update from Lifesong India… Meet Mahesh. Mahesh came from a very poor Hindu family where food was scarce and they owned no land to profit from. When Mahesh was in the first grade, he was able to move into our Chitty Memorial Home where he studied business, math and chemistry up until the 12th grade while also learning about the only true God. Thankfully, through the movement of the spirit, he and his family gave their lives to Christ! Now at age 24, Mahesh works as a Conductor for a State Road Transportation Corporation. He shared, “I don’t want … Continue reading

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