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Bethel House India

Bethel House India

Sep 2019
120 Donations
41.06%

Bethel House India provides life-affirming alternatives to abortion and female infanticide.

41.06% Raised
$37,435.92 donated of $91,175.00 goal
71 Donors

 

The Project

Doug and Mr. Godfrey Rajkumar, Regional Director of Jeevan
Bethel House India supports very needy children who live in a loving foster home in South India.

In 2014 we took another step to address these crying needs. A social worker was hired to be our project manager. She lives and works in Tamil Nadu, South India, presenting the message of the sanctity of life, foetal development, abortion procedures with the side effects, and forgiveness and healing. She has spoken to thousands of people – 100-Days workers (poorly paid manual labourers who work for a period of 100 days before getting paid), students, pastors, nursing students and gypsies – with this message. Many women have chosen life over abortion as a result.

 

Project manager Anbu, and her husband Selvakumar in S. India, standing in front of the Life/Resource Center for helping women with unplanned pregnancies.

In 2015 Doug contacted many others in India, those who had a similar desire to affirm life, inviting them to a “Gathering” of people affirming life. This was held in Delhi and was attended by seventeen people in all, a far cry from just two in 2008. Very encouraging.

Since then Doug has hired a Regional Director with the goal of expanding the work throughout India and establishing an Indian work team and support base.

Strategic doors are opening to expand the work with Resource Centres throughout India.

Our Needs

In 2018, we are seeking to add two additional staff. We would like to multiply the number of Awareness Seminars to 180 and add four professional conferences.

It is also our aim in 2018 to reach and support 15 additional women experiencing unplanned pregnancies.

Doug presented Anbu with a set of fetal models for use as a visual aid in teaching on life in the womb

We would like to provide a manual and training for staff for new Resource Centres.

In order to strengthen the financial base of the work, we have a two-pronged goal. In India, the Regional Director would seek to inspire various groups with the tremendous need and opportunity to invest in such centres.

 

He would also like to come to Canada in 2018 to present the project and stir donors with the opportunities.

Anbu teaching 100-Days workers. They learn about life in the womb and types and effects of abortion. These women have a job working for 100 days at $3/day before they get paid.

In addition, we would like to have a videographer collect the stories and testimonies of Indian women who have been assisted.

Our 2018 budget is $70,000.00. This includes the project work in India and the Canadian expenses related to fund-raising here and sending the lead member and his wife to visit the field annually to encourage, strengthen, expand, and establish the work.

Campaign Updates:

BETHEL HOUSE INDIA - March 20, 2020 Doug and Anna flew home from their trip to India, just 5 days before the announcement of the India lockdown.

Since returning home, we have received requests from a number of organizations requesting funds for the purchase and distribution of food, all the way from the north, south and east of India.

You can donate to Covid-19 Emergency Relief!

Through Ministry of Mercy, we are distributing food and supplies to Grace Foster Home, our 5 Resource Life Centers (pregnancy centers), and 6 other groups that we are in relationship with who are in the process of setting up a Life Center.

DONATE TO THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF HERE.

The purpose of Bethel House India has always been to spread the message of life with the disadvantaged—as in the song, Like a bridge over troubled water. The difficulties faced during this current pandemic give us the opportunity to encourage our new and current works all across India.

The ‘H’ in our BHI logo stands for a bridge over troubled water. During these recent weeks, the people of India have become very troubled, but over these next few weeks, God has put it on our hearts to bring blessings to “the least of these.”

4 thoughts on “Bethel House India

  1. John Dunn

    I have been impressed with the expansion of their program, as reported by Doug.

  2. James G Ostler

    Emergency relief

  3. Anonymous

    • 4 families of 4 can be fed for $120. for a week

  4. Shawn Crewe

    For sponsoring Salomi and Soundharya

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