Holy Thursday, 2016; the children at God’s Precious Little Souls in India receiving the Easter kits provided by their generous sponsors, donors, and friends.
Please keep the Pervaiz family in your prayers as Mrs. Pervaiz has been sick for the last two weeks. While she’s indisposed, it’s harder for the family to function in a normal capacity and do all the things that are part of their regular everyday routine.
“Maka ba dar.”
“My house is your house.”
We continue to send money to the Pervaiz family every two weeks, although donations have decreased so much that we’re still sending less than we have previously. If you haven’t already, please consider making a donation, or signing up as a recurring donor to help keep these Christian refugees alive and well.
The citizens of Kerala are still working to recover from the aftermath of the most devastating flood the state has experienced in almost a century. The flooding triggered landslides, collapsed buildings and bridges, trapped entire families inside their demolished homes, and damaged over 6,200 miles of roads. More than one million people have been displaced by the flooding, many seeking shelter in relief camps, and an estimated 445 have died.
One of the first things we learned about the Pervaiz family was how seriously they take the Faith. Despite their unbelievably difficult circumstances, they do everything in their power to frequent the sacraments as a family.
Over 400 mothers and children pass through St. Francis Emmaus Center every year. They arrive at the hostel with the guarantee of safety, compassion, nutritious meals, and the best healthcare in the region.
There are many difficulties that come along with running a school and helping the needy, but there are always additional struggles that no one can predict. Earlier this month, heavy flooding hit Trivandrum (the capital of Kerala, a southern Indian state) and forced the school at GPLSI to close.