MERCY MINISTRIES

MERCY MINISTRIES

‘STATUS OF OLDAGED AND WIDOWS IN INDIA’
Releasing widows from Poverty
Compassion in Jesus’ Name
A BRIEF SKETCH ABOUT THESE WIDOWS
Widows  AND  OLDAGED

Helping widows Lepers, Disabled, and Blind and aged people and poor children are one of the major concerns of our ministry. Since widows were being considered as unfortunate and ill fated in the community and were being treated as less privileged and socially outcast people, we are taking this responsibility by the love of God. There are no policies for some people here in our villages to take up the responsibility like social avtivities etc., They have to beg money for their food, medicines, clothes and other necessary needs. Some of them were eating less than one meal a day. Even if they beg, there is no one to help and care for them from anywhere. They have to die on the roads it self. When we saw them, we remembered the Word of the Lord from Matthew 9:35-38:  “Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, When they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd at the times of our Lord Jesus on this Earth, He said to His disciples, “the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”  The Lord means to say, a holistic way of reaching the widows, leprosy handicappers, with the Gospel. Such widows are without help and care in the villages. Isaiah 1:17: “Learn to do good; seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, and defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.” Psalms 146:9, The LORD protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow; Proverbs 22:9; the generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. Eternal Peace Ministries was moved with compassion towards such people and is reaching widows and elderly by helping them with medicines, clothes, food. We need your prayers/involments and Encouragements

In our Eternal Peace Ministries Orphanage widows, we have 100 individuals. All these widows have different pathetic episodes to narrate besides their husband’s death on various candid reasons. Such as, old aged peoples, drunkenness, financial depression, large debts, suicides and children neck them out.

However, all these families hail from remote villages, who are dependent upon casual and periodical labor. In other words if there is work available they are willing to work, that too, the owner of the agricultural fields should call and invite the men to work in their fields. Many of the labors are being deprived for not being called by the land owner.

Their families are big, to support the family, they need to work, no work no food and they are forced to borrow at a high interest when the loan is not repaid the principal amount bulges. In the meanwhile the members are sick or suffer from malnutrition and many complications are added, which eventually lead them to die. Sometimes their own children refuse to take care of them. So they neck them out. Such are the pathetic stories of each widow in scores. We feel pity and we are trying our best to bring the widows to normal life and provide them comfortable life and happiness.

Each widow requires food, accommodation, clothes, medicines, good atmosphere etc, in order to maintain a pretty normal life. In these price spiralling times, we are unable to give them what we want to give. Nevertheless, we are doing our best and by the provocation of Heavenly Father we are approaching good and compassionate friends, brothers and sisters like you with prayers and supplications, to have a compassionate and concerned look and Support for the widows.

Thank you very sincerely for your favourable and positive response for which act of kind and graciousness, the widows are ever grateful to you and our prayers and their prayers are with you as they are with us. A big thank you for each one of you in the sweet and saving name of our Saviour and Redeemer, Jesus Christ our blessed Lord.

In His Service,
Brother Naresh Babu