Because of the tremendous need, Life Light Ministries has made our children’s programs a central part of our mission operations. Child Sponsorship is one of the most important things that we do.
Some Statistics in India: (Joshua Project || Operation World, 7th edition)
- There are 400 million children under the age of 15
- 35 million children are orphans
- 11 million children have been abandoned
- 90% of those abandoned children are girls
- 20 million are child laborers
- 3 million are street children
- 2 million are child prostitutes
When you sponsor a child, your monthly donations help support the work of New Beginnings Girl’s Home and Life Touch Boy’s Home, which cares for 60 children between the age of 6 and 16. These children come from all variety of backgrounds: some are orphans, live in intense poverty, are considered street children, are in bonded labor, are semi-orphans or have a disability. Many of them were child laborers, abused, unwanted, living on the streets, or were being forced into child marriages.
Life Light has two categories of children: the first category is the “in home” child who lives, eats, attends school, and is provided clothing, medical care, parental-type care and discipline, and faith development on Life Light’s campus. The second category is the “in community” child who lives with their family, but who eats, attends school, is provided clothing, medical attention, and faith direction. All “in home” children are given the opportunity to remain in home until they reach age sixteen. Then, they must go to the community where they become an “in community” child who is still able to be sponsored as they attend college.
Our Sponsorship Program is different from others in that we encourage every sponsor to write to their child regularly and as often as they want. We want sponsors to serve as mentors and prayer partners, building a relationship with their child that will hopefully last for the rest of their lives.
The current monthly sponsorship for children is $35. Your automatic donations as a sponsor will help change a young life forever. Every dollar donated to Life Light Ministries’ Child Sponsorship program goes fully to your sponsored child’s care.
The best part? You get to interact with your sponsored child through letters, email and video conferencing, watching them grow and thrive thanks to your contributions.
We are trying to provide our children with every possible way so that they can dream bigger and experience the deep love God our Father has for them as His children. Above all, our desire is to serve Christ in a more holistic approach. The needs are great, but we continually remind ourselves that we can and must make a difference; one child at a time.
“Precious Children of India ” is a book written by ministry partners who have interviewed and written the stories of 12 children that we rescued. Check it out on Amazon to learn more about the ways we are helping these children.