Mercy Children's Home is located on the plains of Dubacherla Village in the West Godavari District. The village's population is approximately 9,000. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls, and thatched roofs. The most commonly spoken language is Telugu.
The regional diet consists of beans, rice, potatoes, wheat, lentils, tropical fruits, and chicken. Common health problems in this area include scabies, infections, gastrointestinal disorders, anemia, malaria, typhoid, diarrhea, and tuberculosis. Most adults in Dubacherla Village work as laborers and earn the equivalent of $12 per month. This community needs improved sanitation, electricity, education opportunities for girls, vocational training and education to prevent female infanticide and sex slavery.
Mercy Children's Home has around 213 residents: 160 Children, 46 Widows, 7 Caregivers.
Ministries & community services include seminary school, evangelism & church planting.
Your sponsorship allows MCH to provide your child with a safe home, Bible teaching, hygiene supplies, nutritious food, medical checkups, health and hygiene education, sports, community service opportunities, future funds for dowry / independent living, and a Christian education.
The duties of the children include personal room cleaning along with the below schedule: A typical day for a child at MCH involves: 5am: WAKE 5:30am - 6:00am: PRAYER 6:00am - 6:30am: FRESH UP (Bathe & Dress) 6:30am - 7:30am: STUDY HOUR 7:30am - 8:00am: BREAKFAST 8:00am - 5:00pm: SCHOOL
12:30pm: LUNCH 5:00pm: SNACK 5:00 -6:00pm: GAMES 6:00pm - 6:30pm: FRESH UP (Bathe & Dress) 6:30pm - 7:30pm: STUDY HOUR
7:30pm -8:00pm: DINNER TIME 8:00pm - 9:00pm: EVENING PRAYER TIME
9:00pm: BED TIME In addition to education, the children are given vocational training such as Electrical work, Computer skills, Sewing, Music, etc.
The children receive 3 meals a day and an additional snack with milk. Children may stay at MCH until they marry. At that time they either will be settled in Jobs, Ministry or in Self-employment.
Mercy Children's Home began with one man preaching under a magnolia tree who had a vision. Brother Praveen Kumar did the unthinkable when he married an orphan woman and was disowned by his family. Determined to walk with the Lord Jesus, Brother Praveen began a ministry, Mercy Children's Home, in obedience to James 1:27: "...to care for the orphans and widows in their difficulties and to keep the world from contaminating us." As Brother Praveen's ministry grew so too did the faith of his entire family, even to the point of his father not only receiving him and his wife, Jyothi, but also to becoming an associate pastor! When Tammy Lane, founder and CEO of Mission Reality, met BrotherPraveen and saw first hand his powerful ministry, it only took a moment for God to confirm that it was His desire to partner her ministry with MCH. With the generous support from Bobby Cox; Mission Reality was able to build an orphanage providing a home to almost 110 children who otherwise would be sold into slavery/human trafficking or, at the very least, be left homeless in the slums of India. As you can imagine, the ongoing costs of caring for these children is ever growing. Your monthly support will go directly toward your sponsored child helping to provide him or her with a loving Christian home, food, clothing, and a Christian education.
Where the Children of MCH Live...
India, the world's largest democracy, has a tropical climate in the south and a more temperate climate in the north. The coolest season, ranging in the 80's during the day, is from November to February; the dry, hot season, rising to the 100's, is from March to June, and the weather is hot and rainy the rest of the year.
At MCH, the native language is Telugu though the children are also taught Hindu & English. In southern India, languages spoken are Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. In this region, Christianity dates back to the first century when St. Thomas the apostle landed in Kerala and established a church there. He was eventually martyred in Chennai. India is home to one of the world's oldest urban civilizations, dating to about 3500 B.C. This civilization declined around 1500 B.C., and soon after came the Aryan invasion and the gradual establishment of Aryan rule. In 1192, Arabs invaded, bringing with them the Islamic faith. British influence came with trading companies in the 1600s. British rule over India was established in 1757 and lasted until 1947, when a peaceful independence movement, made famous by Mohandas Gandhi, achieved its goal. The country now has a federal republic, and Pratibha Patil was elected the first female president of India in 2007.
Though the vast population is well below poverty level, India's diverse economy encompasses traditional village farming, modern agriculture, handicrafts, a wide range of modern industries, and a multitude of services. The country has capitalized on its large numbers of well-educated people skilled in the English language to become a major exporter of software services and workers.
MCH is located in a village of lowest cast Indians where most people barely have enough food to survive. You can help change the life of a child by becoming a sponsor today through MissionNow! CLICK THE LINK FOR INFORMATION ON MissionNOW
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