Wedding Bells And Blessings!

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Hi everyone! I am here to share the good news from India and hope you enjoy the heartfelt thanks to those who have given to the cause!

First I will share the good news of Harshitha.Harshitha

Harshitha came to live with Praveen and his family as a young girl, and they raised her well. Praveen has shared the news of her wedding celebration in their home. Children grow so quickly, it seems like just yesterday she was graduating.

Praveen also shared the news of the children and widows. Praveen and his family attempt to give monthly support to the widows in their church who struggle with daily needs. Praveen was also happy that he could provide the children with toothbrushes and paste. It brings great joy to help others in need and to see a child you have raised start a new life of independence. This is one more child rescued from the streets of India, and this is a great blessing.

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Love Is Here

  Offering a home..

Providing knowledge for a brighter future..

Teaching moral values while they are young.. 

Not forsaking orphans and widows..

Feeding the hungry..

Gifts of kindness..

Nurturing strengths and talents..

Counseling for broken hearts and inner wounds..

I am thankful to those who have given to the India Home.. You help love grow 🙂

 

 

 

Pastor Yatham No Longer With Us

 

2 Corinthians 5:8

It is with a heavy heart I write that I received an email from Sunil Yatham, son of Jeevaratnam Yatham, to inform me he passed away in his sleep June 26, 2018.

Readers may remember Pastor Yatham in my updates for India outreach , with Rural Global Gospel Mission. Pastor Yatham’s widow Esther, and family ask for prayer.

My heart grieves, yet I know he is with the Lord. His heart was for missions, and sharing the gospel. He was always asking for Bibles and tracts to share with the lost souls of India. There is comfort for those who mourn in God’s word.

Philippians 1:23 For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

Revelation 21 3-5 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.  And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”  Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

Pastor Yatham will be missed..

This is a great reminder that life is short, and it is my hope your future is secure. If you have not ever considered what happens after death, please know it is something that needs to be on top of your bucket list..

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The Bible tells us how to have everlasting life, although we die.. we are alive!

Romans 10:9-10 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 

 

 

 

Smile’s All Around!

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You may not think a toothbrush and paste sound like an exiting gift, but for the children of India, it brings a SMILE!

 

7Praveen and his family are thankful for a special day. Over 50 children gathered for food and fun!

Investing in a child has many rewards. Praveen and his family take in children who have no home, but also reach out to children of widows, and the poor.

 

Children are the reason I started a charity blog, and hope to one day help more in need.  Showing a child they are loved, and encouraging them to achieve their dreams, can make a difference in their life.

1I thank those who have joined me in helping Praveen and his family.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Charity Wrap-Up!

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                                      Look what a few hands can do!

2017 was my second year at Pennies For Dreams! It has been wonderful helping others in need.

I first thank God for His blessing and care. And I thank Anna, Sherri, and Kathy. Not only for your donations throughout the year, but also for being helpful with suggestions and prayer. I also thank those who follow, read and share!

The total donations for 2017 was $650.00. I thank you, and the family’s who received your love, thank you!

The total disbursements for 2017 was $1,020.60. Every penny was given to family’s in need.

NewThe majority of donations went to the purchase of food, clothing, books, and household supplies for the  children’s home in India. Also money was sent via Western Union to help with needs.

 

win_20151202_07_19_45_pro-2 Pastor David of Uganda. He is part of abortion outreach, and has led many woman to choose life for their unborn. He also pastors a church, and runs an orphanage. He appreciates any assistance I can send.

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Pastor Yatham of India, received several Bibles throughout the year. As well as mosquito spray, and helpful items. He is part of Rural Mobil Gospel Missions. He aims to give each new believer a Bible, and is always in need of Gospel materials to hand out.

 

 

Our Loved Sister Betty Florence Betty Florence is an amazing woman, and spends most of her time as a missionary to Sierra Leone. I will soon be posting an update of the 2017 mission. Betty is very frugal with any support she receives. I am praying others will join in the cause.

img-20160213-wa0000Andy of Uganda was hired at a garage, and saved enough to move to Dubai. I was thankful he was able to find work. On occasion I send help when there is a great need.

 

I am hoping for another great year of helping others in need. I ask that you please share my blog with others who would find an interest in humanitarian aid. I do not have a charity coordinator, or publicity. Your help to spread the word is appreciated.

I hope this news brightened your day and touched your heart as it did mine. 🙂

 

 

 

Diamonds And A Heart Of Gold

” For where your treasure is,there your heart will be also”

 

Pastor Emmanuel Momoh, of Sierra Leone uncovered an earthy treasure valued at over $62 million. It is believed to be among one of the 13 largest diamonds ever found, so imagine his amazement when in the small village of Yakadu, he discovered the 706-carat gem.
He purposed in his heart not to keep it unto himself, but to give it away, for the betterment of all around him. Pastor Momoh was moved by the efforts of the government to improve the failing infrastructure in his village.

African President Ernest Bai Koroma, said “It was a gift from God” and was thankful for the kindness of  Momoh.  Koroma pledged the funds received from the diamond, would be used wisely.

Betty Florence spoke of road conditions often, traveling from Freetown to Fakonoh was not an easy task. Roads were often washed out, and it would take hours to reach the village, stopping several times to free the car from the mud, and deep ruts. Although she did not have electricity in the village, she spoke of the rolling black outs for those who did.  She was scheduled to be in Freetown, just day’s before the mudslide that claimed the lives of many.  It has been said, this was an accident waiting to happen.
Betty was present during the Ebola outbreak in 2014, and it again reared its ugly head, but prayer kept the village untouched. Poor living conditions and lack of sanitation, made it more difficult to treat the spreading disease.
These are only a few factors as to why Sierra Leone needed the blessing from pastor Momoh.

Sierra Leone is known for slave labor to mine “blood diamonds” the money is used to fund brutal wars. The people of Sierra Leone are oppressed and uneducated, leaving them to live in poverty, while those in seats of authority prosper. Human rights violations are prevalent, especially among woman.
This makes Sierra Leone a dry and thirsty land for missionaries to place their beautiful feet.

Pastor Emmanuel Momoh was lead to a pure diamond, it’s value will do much earthly good, but his heart seems fixed on the treasures of heaven.
It is my hope that people around the world will be touched by his act of kindness and realize it is better to give than to receive.  🙂

 

 

 

Knowledge Is Power! ~India~

 

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”
– Confucius-

For nearly two years I have been writing about the orphanage in India, but there is something I have come realize, it is not an orphanage at all.. it is home!

Anyone who works with children can say, “it takes a gift or a calling”. Patients and understanding will build love and confidence. These children who once lived on the streets will have the chance every child deserves.

For India’s street children, education is secondary in daily life, if at all. They do not have anyone to ensure they attend school, and no truancy officers taking them by the ear. They simply fall through the cracks of the ICPS, and the Juvenile Protective Care Act. In fact the government does not have an official estimate of street children. India has the highest number of child laborers, and street children spend their time forging the city landfills, or “ragging” to make an income. Those who do attend school, do not have the same opportunity as children from the “upper class”.

Since Praveen has taken the children into his home, they have been loved and nurtured, and have become part of the family. Life on the streets for a child,comes with many wounds. This healing process takes time, and can be difficult to break through. The children were behind in their studies, and are receiving the help they need. In their home, there is no “caste system” they all have equal opportunity to advance in life, and be educated.

In India girls face discrimination, and are not educated equally. The family’s of lower caste, feel their daughter will enter an arranged marriage and is not worth the cost of tuition. Illiteracy is extremely high among the female population. At home the girls and boy’s, are being taught to read, and speak English as a second language. Although they attend public school, the family also helps with their studies, as any caring parent  would. Each child has their own unique talents, and they are encouraged to use them. The children join in singing, and performing plays for Sunday service.

Praveen and his father Ratna Kumar, hope to one day open a Bible college, where students who can not afford local tuition, can advance their studies. For now they are gaining experience through hands on education.

At the home area children are welcome to attend Sunday school, where Praveen reports they are eager to learn. The children are growing and gaining knowledge, that will help them throughout their life. There they are building relationships with others who will treat them with kindness, not judgement based upon their birth.

Thank you for reading, thank you for caring 🙂

 

 

 

Pre- Abortion Counseling at Iganga!

Caring guidance preserves life!

Although Uganda has abortion restrictions, they are performed daily.

[1] 1.2 Million Ugandan woman face unwanted pregnancy each year, in which 26% lead in abortion. Woman living in rural communities are at further risk of having complications during an abortion procedure. Many clinics refer woman to pre- abortion counseling before they agree to perform the procedure.

David Kisaame, of Iganga Crisis Pregnancy Center, fills this need with gladness!

In a recent testimony, David shared how he counseled an unnamed couple, who sought an abortion of their seventh child. Being a pastor, David went to the Bible, and shared how sacred life is to God. Many who come to the pregnancy center, know nothing about God or the Bible. David reads scripture that shows, life begins at conception. The worries that this couple faced, is shared by all the others who came before them. This couple felt that one more mouth to feed, would be far to difficult. David shared many events of hardship from the Bible, and how the Lord gave them all strength to gain victory. Using wisdom like Solomon, David asked the question, ” Having six children, and one in the womb, which brings you more burden to sustain”? They replied “the six”. Jokingly, David said ” Then why not get rid of  the six, and keep the one in your womb”?. Of course, they refused, yet understood what David was implying.. If it is impossible to kill your six children, why kill the one yet to be born.

Ultimately it is the mothers decision, but David aims to be sure they are fully aware of what is to come. Many times, when someone knows there is an another answer, they feel more at peace keeping their child.

This story ended well! after counseling, the couple decided to keep their child. Months passed, and a man entered David’s office to share the news of how grateful he was to receive harsh reality.. in essence, he had asked his wife to have an abortion, since they had six daughters to care for. In tears he related how his wife had just given birth to their only son!.  Good decisions end well, and together they prayed for the existence of the counseling center, and Gods gift of a baby boy.

Iganga reaches out to those seeking an abortion, and provides aid to those who struggle after giving birth to a child. Parenting education, and childcare often lead a family to finding sustainable income. Since finances are the leading cause of abortion, this is a wonderful resource. David invites all those with a heart for life, to join him. If you are considering a mission to Uganda, please contact me.

If you would like to help Iganga advance their efforts, please donate here via Pay Pal.

If you would like to make your support direct, by using Western Union.

  1. Select Uganda as the destination, and send to David Kisaame
  2.  Email the tracking number to me, and I will forward.

Your support is needed, and appricaited!

Thank you 🙂

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Charity Update Africa and India

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I would like to thank the 2 ladies who gave from their heart, you are appreciated 🙂

image2670Great news has come out of Uganda, Andy has found a job at a garage.. This is an answer to prayer! as he was greatly discouraged, and can now start to establish a better life. Andy has lived on the streets from the age of 14, but was always kind to others, sharing what he had. This touched my heart, and with him and others in mind, I started this charity. Wasike is the man who took Andy in, and cares for other homeless children. I pray one day they will have a good career and not forget his influence of kindness.

 

 

 

She Is Blessed

Surprise welcome for Betty 🙂

Sister Betty is scheduled to return from her mission trip to Sierra Leone. It was also planned to hold a mission outreach in Lofa County, Liberia. The Betty Florence Foundation strives to bring life changing tools to several villages. The ministry is sharing the gospel, providing free education, digging wells, assisting with health care, teaching good hygiene practice, and helping to build places of worship.

If you or someone you know enjoys supporting missionaries who are very frugal, please keep Betty Florence in mind, and in prayer.

 

NewNow on to India! Praveen and the family were very grateful to receive aid this month for food, and needed supplies. I am still working on the clean water project. They draw water from a bore well, and do not have indoor plumbing, so my thought of a reverse osmosis system may not be the answer. I am attempting to raise funds to help them in converting the bore well into clean drinking water. This could save  the cost of  buying water, and scrubbing limescale from their pots 🙂

 

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The grow bags and seeds have really done well. Praveen’s father has enjoyed taking care of the plants, and gathering the reward of his labor 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

India Bibles 4Ministry partners with Pastor Yatham,continue sharing the gospel with those who would like to listen. They hold open air meetings, and many people have said Jesus Christ has changed their life. There are many challenges in India, and people often suffer from depression, and substance abuse. After hearing the gospel, they realize peace can be found. New converts are provided Bibles, and they are in short supply. Please consider supporting the ministry outreach of Pastor Yatham for Bibles.

Thank you for taking the time to read into the lives of my dear friends.

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
~ Mother Teresa~

The gift of clean water

 

 

                       You can help provide clean water to an orphanage in India! 

 

I have read if you vacation in India, don’t drink the water! since even the municipal water should be filtered to be free from contaminates..

The orphanage in India does not have running water.. Most in rural India rely on carrying water from a nearby source, and many suffer from water-borne illness.. Humanitarian groups are involved to help bring clean water to children and family’s in many country’s. I believe this is a wonderful incentive, considering it can improve overall health, and even prevent death.

NewAt the orphanage, they carry water from a bore well that is on the property. This water is used for cleaning and bathing, but can not supply drinking water, for its high levels of TDS, it also produces heavy limescale, and can not be trusted to be free of bacteria.  They are blessed to have a source of water, but they must purchase water for drinking, and cooking.

 

They are all hard-working, and thankful for what they have. I believe having access to clean water would be a blessing to the family.

I am on a quest to raise the funds for a water treatment system. This would allow them to use bore well water making it safe for all household use. After some research I discovered if your water is high in TDS ( total dissolved salts) you need a reverse osmosis system.

If you would like to help this cause, please note that 100% is used for the family.

Please share the need, as it is also giving  🙂  ~ Colossians 3:17 ~