Dear pastors, missionaries, chaplains and friends,
Steve Jones here… I visited Kolkata, India and was overwhelmed by the abject poverty I saw. There were thousands of people living on the streets. Each evening, the poor erect tarps or blankets beside shops and stores. This temporary home gives them a place to sleep on the sidewalk, but every morning, they are taken down and quietly stored so the crowds and congested traffic can move freely.
I slipped under one of these temporary tents with our missionaries one evening to visit with three teenage girls who lived with their Aunt. Puja and her sisters attended Carey Baptist Church and were involved in the after-school educational program, a safe place to get help and tutoring with their school work. Puja and her sisters were beautiful young Christians.
I was incredibly moved by what I witnessed and grateful for the compassionate work our missionaries Jack and Lorraine Chen were doing with their church family; moving among the poor and marginalized of Kolkata.
Our FAIR Director, Dan Shurr went to visit them in India and witnessed the same poverty and need. A FAIR appeal followed and many of our churches and FAIR donors gave generously.
Recently, I asked Lorraine Chen to write a brief report on what has been happening in support of this relief initiative in Kolkata.
I was overjoyed to hear that Puja is getting a college education due to gifts from our donors. Thank you for giving.
Please remember to give a FAIR share when you hear of a FAIR appeal. Real people are being helped. Our current FAIR appeal is a justice project seeking to support the recovery of children rescued from the cybersex trafficking industry in the Philippines. For more details and an opportunity to donate, click >HERE< God bless you as you give.
Have a blessed week