Leprosy affects over 200,000 people in India. Harvest India’s Leprosy Outreach seeks to alleviate suffering through a variety of services including meals, shelter and clothing donations.
Leprosy. What comes to mind when you see this word? An ancient disease? Separation and scorn for those with this sickness? With all the marvelous advances in medicine, it couldn’t possibly be affecting people today, could it?
Nilima’s story is so encouraging and compelling. She came to Harvest India as an orphaned young girl, facing a future filled with desperation. She has risen from our elementary schools and our jr. college, and is about to embark on a career path and a bright future as a nurse. She will serve others in the same spirit she has been served by her Harvest India family.
Bellamkonda is not a location many would recognize. This area is approximately two hours from Harvest India’s campus. Though it is relatively close in distance, it is worlds apart in culture.
This month, we highlight Harvest India’s excellent education ministries. Education is truly Harvest India’s shining star. And what a perfect time to bring you exciting news from Suresh and the Harvest India school superintendents.
Easter week is filled with so many emotions, isn’t it? We find ourselves anticipating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, knowing clearly what lies ahead in the coming days. It is followed by the grief and mourning we experience on Good Friday, knowing the tortuous and painful death Jesus will experience on the cross.
Friends, this month, we highlight the community served through Harvest India’s Mercy Ministries. Mercy is one of our four pillars of hope: mercy, education, orphan care, and sharing the gospel. Mercy focuses on providing love and care to the most destitute of those in our communities. This includes the elderly, those of poor health, and our friends who are simply suffering day to day.
Friends, this month, we take time to honor our many Indian pastors and their families. I'm pleased to announce Harvest India's new Pastor Support Program, our latest advancement in supporting our pastor friends in India.
Friends, we are pleased to highlight our Orphan Care Ministry in the month of February. It is one of my favorite seasons because we get to share pictures and stories of our great Harvest India kids! Their smiling faces tell the story of hope and love we find in every one of our children’s homes around Southern India.
At KSK Girls’ Junior College in Bhattiprolu, Munni teaches her students science as part of their core curriculum. Take a step inside her classroom where she uses laughter to engage her students!
Here we are in May, friends. The year is racing by! May is especially busy across our Harvest India school campuses. There are many graduation celebrations - from our primary schools, to our Bible Colleges and our Nursing College.
Friends, this week provided a profound reminder of how powerful Generational Leadership can be. Suresh had the privilege of speaking at the 2018 Biola University Missions Conference in La Mirada, CA
In India, people suffering from leprosy are viewed as outcasts and are forced out of society to remote places to live an ostracized life. But Jesus didn't view the leper as an outcast and neither do we.