In my previous blog I mentioned Matthew 9:37 in which the Lord is saying that the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
There is an abundance in harvest waiting here. The so many children, teens and adults who need us and who we try to help.
And in our case we are blessed with a fantastic team of workers, volunteers that give all their time and energy and even looking at severe persecution put their lives on the line to help.
“Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor, will also cry out and not be answered” Proverbs 21:13
Being here in Tenali is an ongoing very humbling experience.
Seeing the need and the desolation of the people here, you
cannot do anything else than realize how blessed we are
and how much we consider as natural in the West.
And we really stand at awe, when we see how much of an impact
we are already starting to make in this huge slum, by placing
clean water pumps, feeding the so many children, and offering
young girls and single mothers the opportunity for a future by
learning to sew and having their own sewing machine, so they can
make a living.
Today was a day of great celebration again in the Tenali slum, we together with our brother Ps. Abraham may work in.
Can you imagine that you have no water in your house? No tap, that just with the twist of your hand spills out clean and cool drinking water for as long as you want?
No shower, no flushing toilet.
Feeding the children
Right now as many times as financially possible meals are shared. But looking at the enormous need we want to grow towards a structured daily meal sharing for as many children possible.
I have moved from Tenali to the city of Bhimavaram where I have the opportunity to stay at the children’s home of Ps. Raj.
In my previous blog, I described the extreme poverty I am on a daily basis confronted with among the Dalit people that live in the slums. Here in this city, it is no different. I will blog about this extensively later.