Crime & Law,
Health (General & Financing),
Residential Care & Adult Day Programs,
Sexual Abuse Prevention
Mission: To seek and to save that which was lost.
Results: Since 1998 we have rescued nearly 3,000 destitute children from potential bonded and sexual slavery. We also currently provide refuge for about 50 lepers and food and medical treatment for at least 350 other lepers.
Target demographics: Children between the ages of 4 and 20 that are orphaned, abandoned or from destitute families living in rural India.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Nearly 3,000 children and 400 lepers.
Geographic areas served: Orissa and W. Bengal, India
Programs: We have established 31 Dream Centers to house destitute children and provide them discipleship in Christ, food, shelter, clothing, education through college and love in a family environment. We also have one Dream Center dedicated to the care of lepers and their children and multiple outreaches to leper communities with food and medical care. We have a dental program for all the children under our care that is being extended to other poor children in the community. We have an annual medical camp that serves the communities surrounding our Dream Centers.
I have been volunteering with Good News India since October 2011. I love working with GNI because of their passion to help the destitute children of India. I have heard testimonies from some of the children that before GNI they didn't have shoes on their feet or soap to wash with. Or they had to work to help support their family when they were quite young. These kids are so happy to be in school because many of them didn't have a chance to study before. Many of these kids would have ended up in bonded slavery or worse - the sex trade. Another thing I love about GNI is that they give all glory to God for the things that have been accomplished. God's hand is surely on this ministry!