An Amazing Update For the Tenali Slums

Dear friends,
It is time to give you an update on
what the Lord allows us to do here in Tenali.
Something really awesome is happening in our
Ministry here in the Tenali slums. The Lord is
opening doors that, until now, have been closed.
We draw the positive attention of government officials and managers of the bank we work with here.
From both the government and the bank, officials
came and helped us share the food with those in
need.

For us as leaders, Ps. A. and myself, but
certainly also for our team of volunteers,
the children and the other people in the
slums, it means that they and their deprived
situations have been seen and recognized.
The number of children and teens that need
our help is increasing and we at date reach
out to about 500 of them with our food program.
But also the old, the sick and the disabled are
calling on us for help and the overall situation
here is serious and, looking at numbers, sometimes
overwhelming. Lockdowns and restrictive
measures made the situation of these extremely
poor people here even worse than it was.

It really is a miracle looking at living circumstances
here in the slums and the number of people we contact,
none of our staff and volunteers is sick with covid and
also here in ‘our’ slums, the children and others are healthy.
With the team of volunteers, huge amounts of food are prepared and cooked very early in the morning, transported to the slums and distributed, but the need is great and asks for us to do more.
We would like to ask you to team up with us as a prayer warrior
for this part of our Ministry, and if in any way possible to become
a financial partner so we may enlarge the place of our tent of presence here.

“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your
habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords
and strengthen your stakes”
Isaiah 54:2 Amp.

Be blessed,
Rev. Dr. Jan

If led to support us any donation towards our ABN AMRO
bank account or via the PayPal button on our website is more
than welcome and will make the difference in the life of a child.
*None of our staff or volunteers receive any salary or allowance
from donations for this project so your donation will go to the
work for the full 100%*

India – Challenges

Dear friends,
When you are a young teenaged girl that is
challenged in her development, life is very, very hard here on the streets of the Tenali slums.

Especially when you have no one to take
care of you and you have to fend for yourself.
You are even more of an outcast than the others in the slums and subject to all sort of verbal, mental, physical and even sexual abuse.
By our presence here, we do not only see to
the fact that there is food, but certainly also
offer some ways of protection.

As the father of special need kids myself it
absolutely is my heart’s desire to bring, these, children into a safe and loving shelter home with qualified staff where they get all the spiritual and medical care they need.

Please join me in prayer and fasting for this,
so the Lord may open His Store House with
all the financial provision needed for making this a reality.
These girls are completely defenseless and
absolutely need our help.

Be blessed,
Rev. Dr. Jan
www.zcct.org
https://www.facebook.com/IndiaZCCT
If interested in helping us to establish this special shelter home please contact me by email at:
reverend.smit@gmail.com

If led to support our overall Ministry here in Tenali, India, any one time or regular donation towards
our ABN AMRO bank account or via the PayPal button on our website is more than welcome.

Matthew 18:6:

“But whoever causes one of these little oneswho believe in and acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin (that is, who entices him/her or hinders him/her in right conduct or thought), it would be better (more expedient and profitable or advantageous) for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be sunk in the depth of the sea”

Baan Zion – One Village at a Time Update

Dear friends,

Greetings and blessings from all of us.
We already are in the month of June and as many of you have read in our
news flashes, lots of things are happening in our Baan Zion Ministry.
Our in-living girls are doing well and being here I cannot say anything else
than they, together with our staff, function as a close knitted Christian family.
As they grow up, it gets more and more evident how great the blessing of
Baan Zion has been and is in their overall development and growth in
the Lord. They are the future change makers.

But there is more. As you know we have started our “One village at the time” project with the aim to help and change the lives of girls in the villages of whom the mother is in prison.

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Baan Zion – The Year of Restoration

Dear friends,

The Lord promised that 2019 would be the year of “RESTORATION” for us.
And we do experience this restoration and renewal
in the things that are happening.

*For the first time in 16 years of Ministry here, we now
have a house of our own.
*In January we could start our new “One village at the time
project.
*And since February a church in the USA teamed up with us.

But all these blessings do not mean that we can sit back. On
the contrary, it gives us even more drive and motivation to reach
out to girls in need and rescue them from the hands of our adversary.

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