The Cry

Give toward education of 3 girls

23 June 2009

Three of the beloved children who have grown up in the WMF home in Chennai are preparing to enter field-specific education. This education will allow them to provide for themselves. We need help with their tuition, and we invite you to consider giving.

srachelThis is Suba (Hindu name meaning “good fate”) Rachel (name given at her baptism). She is 17 years old and loves to sing. She has been part of the Word Made Flesh family since she was 2. She lost both parents before the age of 9 and so her Word Made Flesh home is her family. She has two sisters. The elder one is married and settled in the city slums. The second sister is also part of the WMF family and she has finished her nursing and currently employed in as nursing assistant in an organization for the underprivileged.

Suba has a vibrant personality and takes initiative to teach songs and Sunday classes at church. Her favorite Bible character is Jonah. She loves sunshine colors — orange and yellow. She has completed her 11th grade and is currently waiting to get admission into professional course—Diploma in Nursing Assistant. She wants to serve the Lord as a nurse wherever He calls her to. Please give any amount toward meeting her educational need of Rs. 25,000 ($500), which includes course fee, boarding and lodging for the whole of the course duration, which is 18 months.

pelisabethParameshwari (Hindu name after a Hindu goddess) Elisabeth (name given at her baptism) is a soft-spoken girl of 17 years. She has been part of our Word Made Flesh family since she was 2. Her mother suffers from Hansen’s disease. Her father also had Hansen’s disease; he passed away a year ago due to severe infection of the gastrointestinal tract and poor hospital facilities in the village. She has a younger sister Esther Mary, 8 years old, also part of our Word Made Flesh family.

Parameshwari loves the Bible character Joseph and shows diligence in reading the Word of God and attending Bible studies. She made a serious decision at her baptism (which took place this good Friday) to follow the Lord whole-heartedly. She also took her first communion soon after her baptism with much preparation and prayer. She loves the book Heidi since she has left her native place which is amidst mountains and brooks. She misses her mountains and the serenity and beauty of those surroundings. But most of all she misses her father who taught her to love the hills and their beauty. She has committed her life to serving the Lord by being a Nurse wherever He will lead her to. She has completed her 11th grade and is waiting to get admission into professional course— Diploma in Nursing Assistant. If you would like to be part of this precious life that the Lord has committed into our hands, please give of any amount toward meeting her educational need of Rs. 25,000 ($500), which includes course fees, boarding and lodging for the whole of the course duration which is for 18 months.

iilavarasiIllavarasi (meaning “princess”) is a vibrant 16-year-old who has been part of our Word Made Flesh family since she was 3. Her parents suffer from Hansen’s Disease and live in a rural village in south India. She has a younger sister, Deepa, 14 years, who is also part of our Word Made Flesh family.

Illavarasi loves vibrant colors and is keenly interested in reading biographies of great men and women of faith. She is getting ready to take baptism and take part in her first communion before her 17th birthday. She has undergone Sunday school teacher training course this summer and is equipped to take Sunday classes starting this fall. She has finished her 10th grade and is more interested in taking the Nursing Assistant course. Both her parents are depending on her to get into a good job to support the entire family. If the Lord leads you to, please partner with us for any amount in meeting her educational need of Rs.25,000 ($500), which includes course fees, boarding and lodging for the whole of the course duration which is for 18 months. You gift will not just to make a difference in her life, but in the lives of the whole family.

Designate your gifts to “Chennai–[name of student].”

4 Responses to “Give toward education of 3 girls”

  1. Cristina Tudose Chelariu says:

    such beautiful stories of beautiful lives!

  2. Jana says:

    Are these still current needs? Has any of it been raised?

  3. Amy says:

    Are these current needs? Have they been met? What’s still needed? Thanks so much for sharing these!

  4. Indeed a very nice blog, I like the blog teacher related because most of the students can not concentrate in class so it is good to have a look before or after the class. Thanks for such a nice share

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