“In India, November 14th is celebrated as Children’s Day. This is the anniversary of the birth of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Independent India. Pandit was very fond of children and believed they were the future of the nation, and since his passing in 1963, his birthday has been observed in this special way.
On Sunday, November 13th our Indian ministry team celebrated Children’s Day with joy in the Amravati Baptist Church. All of the children recited Scripture verses and the women sang special children’s hymns for the kids. The children were welcomed with gifts of smiley face badges and small tokens of love and sweets. The Grace Bible College Chapel was decorated with balloons and glitter, which the kids really enjoyed! Rev. Mohod, the Children’s Home Director, shared that it was very special to hear our children recite the Scripture verses. At the end of the service one of the children, Aakash, delivered a word of thanks to all who helped with the celebration.
This was a special time for all of the children in our Children’s Home, but especially for the new children who came to our home from surrounding villages in July. Many of these kids had not experienced a celebration like this before and we’re so very happy to provide such an environment for them. Jesus also celebrated and welcomed children when he said in Matthew 19:14, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
We’re so thankful to our sponsors for their special role in helping little children come to Jesus through prayers and financial support.
If you’re interested in giving lasting hope to a child in need, please contact Sarah Rieger, Executive Assistant for Sponsorships by email at Sponsorships@IndigenousMinistries.org.