Nine Damascus Road missionaries will be in India from January 13-25. They will be spending time with the hundreds of orphans we support in East India. The team will be at two orphanages that we helped found and also at the one where at-risk girls are rescued from being sold into slavery and trafficking. There are currently 55 girls at this at-risk orphanage. At one of the orphanages we helped found, there will be a cricket match between our team and the orphans. They have lovingly titled the match India versus America (we are keeping a brave face, but expect to be vanquished). Jacob Lueck, one of the nine missionaries, will be staying back for 4 months to help launch an ESL program at one of the orphanages. We expect him to be a cricket star by the time he returns.
The team will also spend a day at Ashroi Kendra (Center of Refuge) for lepers which started just three years ago when Shelly Henning gave her savings to purchase an acre of land. Today, through miraculous funding and support, we have three buildings and 150 lepers and family members that have a place to live.
We are also planning to stay in Calcutta for three days where we will spend time at the street children’s school and at the rickshaw puller’s church. They are also planning on having their annual sports while we are there. We fully fund the street children’s school.
Thank you for your support. Please pray for safety, wisdom and anointing for our team while they are in India.