Lalit worried for her kids, knowing many boys and girls, like ones pictured here, live in slums or on the street.
Bridge of Hope Workers Find Despairing Family
Within Lalit’s community, a GFA World-supported Bridge of Hope centre cared for many children. During a regular visit to a Bridge of Hope child’s home, the Bridge of Hope staff learned of Lalit’s plight. Eager to help more families within the community, the staff visited Lalit and recognized her deep sorrow. They encouraged her from God’s Word and invited her to enroll her children in the programme.
Soon, Bivan, Dipesh, and Loli joined the thousands of other children across Asia who receive the gifts of education, food, clothing, medical checkups and the knowledge of Jesus’ love through Bridge of Hope. Lalit watched her children growing academically and learning about God’s love, which would build a useful foundation for the rest of their lives.
Bridge of Hope Provides for Orphans
Although the children enjoyed the benefits of Bridge of Hope, they watched their hardworking mother fade away and become too weak to do any work. Then, just six months after the children lost their father, the same disease that took his life—and has taken the lives of 35 million others globally1—also claimed their dear mother.
When the children needed family the most, their nearest relatives refused to help them because of the disease that had ravaged their family. Others accused the children of lacking potential and being doomed to failure. The abandoned orphans could have ended up on the streets like many other orphans in Asia, but through Bridge of Hope, God demonstrated merciful intervention in their lives.
“If we were not part of Bridge of Hope, we would have ended up as beggars in one of the slums,” Bivan shared.
At the Bridge of Hope centre, the children received everything needed for their education. The GFA World-supported Bridge of Hope staff even took up offerings amongst themselves at least once a month to bless the orphans with groceries and supplement the food kind neighbours shared with the children.