Caring for the Rescued
When they come into our care, rescued children are just beginning to recover and find freedom. Most are malnourished, sexually abused, and scared, so we start by meeting their immediate needs. After children are rescued, they are immediately given a nutritious meal and medical attention. Indian pastors counsel the children and help them cope and heal from the trauma they’ve been through. Some of the children are housed in our main campus where partner pastors, counselors, and volunteers live amongst them, dedicating their lives to the healing and growth of these children. Additionally, the majority of our children are housed in village churches where countless pastors throughout India have opened up their homes and local churches to several children at a time.
We meet their physical needs by giving them food, clothing, medical care, and a home. But caring for a child goes so much deeper. You don’t get a second chance at childhood, and these children have already been through more than their fair share. So, we also give them love and encouragement. We empower them to dream of who they will grow to become. We become the hands and feet of Christ by sharing the hope that can only be found in Jesus.
As these kids start to build a new life, you see them change. They go from timid, hopeless beings to joyful, energetic children who are so full of life. They jump into their education with excitement, play with abandonment, and sometimes even whine about their chores. They take back their childhood and they find freedom.
We believe that these children are the future of India. They are the ones who will put an end to misconceptions and mistreatment of the poor. They will become future doctors, teachers, and pastors. They will bring generations of slavery to an end.