Children Home/Orphanage

There are more than 100 million street and working children in India – a third of them under 10 years old – begging or working in small industries to support themselves and/or their families. Girls as young as eight are forced into prostitution. Dear Jesus!

How it began?

When RAN’s founder Vijay Sastry Meesala was 14, he happened to be walking past a meeting hall and saw some dogs fighting over a few thrown out lunch scraps. They were fighting with a couple of skinny, shabby street children! “That scene will never disappear from my mind. Right then I knew that whatsoever I do in my life, I will help such children.” And, in fact, one of the first accomplishments of Reach All Nations was opening a children’s home. A home Vijay sponsored on his own for the first year. He called it simply “Our Home” because it is in his family’s home village of Ventrapragada just a stone’s throw from the house Vijay grew up in and where his mother still lives.

 

Starting with a group of ten, Our Home now cares for 25 children, providing them with food, shelter, medical care, education and the love of Christ. These are boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 15 coming from Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Dalit (untouchables), and tribal communities. Most are poor and semi-orphaned; rescued from the street, child labour, and flesh trade (commercial sex work).
These children are being given the opportunity to experience security and the bright side of childhood. Our ultimate plan is to accommodate a thousand children in “Our Home” with the hope that one day these children will be able to stand on their own feet, independent, responsible and respectable citizens of their country – making a difference for Christ.

 

Sponsor

For just $30 a month, you can cover the cost of one child’s meals, shelter, tuition, books, uniforms, and a yearly medical checkup.

 

Daily Schedule: Children wake up around 6am – fresh up – and have family devotion every morning (two songs – Bible verse read- prayer). Then there’s Special Tuition (we hired a tutor to explain class lessons). Then, breakfast. Around 9:30 they go to the nearby public school. They come back around 5pm, fresh up and play for an hour or so. From 7pm – 8pm, again tuitions, then dinner, devotion and a goodnight sleep. They are taught the word of God every day. Our desire is to bring them up in the fear of the Lord while they are still young so that they may walk in His path and hopefully become tomorrow’s Native Missionaries and Pastors.

Daily Schedule

Children wake up around 6am – fresh up – and have family devotion every morning (two songs – Bible verse read- prayer). Then there’s Special Tuition (we hired a tutor to explain class lessons). Then, breakfast. Around 9:30 they go to the nearby public school. They come back around 5pm, fresh up and play for an hour or so. From 7pm – 8pm, again tuitions, then dinner, devotion and a goodnight sleep. They are taught the word of God every day. Our desire is to bring them up in the fear of the Lord while they are still young so that they may walk in His path and hopefully become tomorrow’s Native Missionaries and Pastors.