Fifty-one children, ranging in age from six to fifteen years, now live at Jhola children’s home. Around twenty percent of the children are orphans, the rest coming from single parent families in the area who are unable to care for them, or from other very poor backgrounds…
Helping Point was hit hard this week by Cyclone Titli. Thankfully, all of the Helping Point children and staff are safe, however, some buildings at St. Simon’s School have been destroyed.
After sixteen years of ministry with very little time off, Bidyuta and Deepa Singh are taking a six month sabbatical. They are stepping aside from their current roles and Hoseyo Pal has been appointed Interim Director of Helping Point, India.
Helping Point's St. Simon's School has begun a new year and the children at Jhola are also back to school. We also have launched our Graduate Program, in which 9 HP graduates are being supported to pursue college education. Please pray for all of these students as the enter in to a new year. Pray that they would learn, make friends, and grow in their faith!
“My name is Amrita* and I want to be a nurse.” Beaming, Amrita sat down and the student beside her stood up and shared what career she planned to pursue. And so it continued around the classroom, until every student had stood up and told us what career they wanted to have in the future. Sitting in an open-air classroom at St Simon’s School, sticking to my chair in the heat, with jungle and rice fields in all directions, I thought maybe this was the most beautiful scene I had ever witnessed.