Goal: $186 per child/year
About this Mission Project
In 1987, American Baptist missionary Esther Weibe started REACH – a program to help handicapped children learn the skills needed to become self supporting.
Today, REACH is run by the Centenary Baptist Church in Andhra Pradesh, South India. The committed staff are helping 33 children overcome their personal challenges, like Barigal who has polio and no family.
REACH has an urgent need to offer skills training in computer languages, sewing & embroidery classes. The program also needs food and school supplies for their residents.
$100 would meet the program’s needs for a week. $186 would cover the needs of a child for a year. $500 would help everyone in the REACH program for a month.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $6,500 in the next year to purchase food, clothing, medicines, hygiene items and school supplies for 33 children and the 2 elders who take care of them. This project will be managed by Mr. J.D. Prasad, chairman of the Centenary Baptist Church. It is anticipated that this project will improve the overall education, health and skills of the participants so they can become self supporting and contribute to their communities.
Connect to this Mission Project
• Pray with Mr. Prasad and members of the Centenary Baptist Church in South India that each child in their program learns that they can depend on God to meet their needs.
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Barigal Rajitha is affected by polio and came to REACH as an orphan. Thanks to the REACH program, she receives needed emotional, educational and spiritual support. Her joyous smile and optimism is evident as she encourages other children in the project to focus on the future and depend upon God.