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Supporting Orphans in Need During the Holiday Season

November 25th, 2012

During this time of year we often spend extra time remembering those in need.  One of our family’s favorite Christmas traditions was watching Scrooge at the Roanoke Civic Center.  One memorable moment in Dicken’s famous story “A Christmas Carol” occurs when two people raising money for the poor during Christmas time approach Ebeneezer Scrooge.

“Are there no prisons?” asked Scrooge. “Plenty of prisons,” said the gentleman, laying down the pen again. “And the Union workhouses?” demanded Scrooge. “Are they still in operation?” “They are. Still,” returned the gentleman, “I wish I could say they were not.” “The Treadmill and the Poor Law are in full vigour, then?” said Scrooge. “Both very busy, sir.” “:Oh! I was afraid, from what you said at first, that something had occurred to stop them in their useful course,” said Scrooge. “I’m very glad to hear it.” “Under the impression that they scarcely furnish Christian cheer of mind or body to the multitude,” returned the gentleman, “a few of us are endeavouring to raise a fund to buy the Poor some meat and drink, and means of warmth. We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices. What shall I put you down for?” “Nothing!” Scrooge replied. “You wish to be anonymous?” “I wish to be left alone,” said Scrooge. “Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer. I don’t make merry myself at Christmas and I can’t afford to make idle people merry. I help to support the establishments I have mentioned: they cost enough: and those who are badly off must go there.” “Many can’t go there; and many would rather die.” “If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” Seeing clearly that it would be useless to pursue their point, the gentlemen withdrew. Scrooge resumed his labours with an improved opinion of himself, and in a more facetious temper than was usual with him.

This year my parents have decided to do something few would consider when it comes to helping those in need.  They have decided to adopt two children who are both HIV+ from Russia through Reece’s Rainbow recent recipient of the Cultivate Wines charity grant.  Talk about a big heart and going above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to helping others.

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 This won’t be an easy journey for them, but they are committed and stepping forward in faith.  Please read their story and support them through prayer and financially.  Be sure to check out there various fundraisers.  We are all looking for ways to help those in need during this season.  Please consider making a donation to a very tangible and direct effort.  A donation of just $25.00 or $50.00 can go along ways to supporting Mom and Dad with the paperwork and travel expenses associated with this Journey of Faith and Love.

  • http://www.gcmkidsindia.com Praveen Kumar


    Greetings to you in the marvelous name of Jesus Christ. Happy New Year 2013.

    I am Pastor Praveen from Andhra Pradesh state, South INDIA. I am the Founder and Director of “Grace Children Ministries” . It’s a non-profit organization registered under the Societies of Andhra Pradesh, India.Our work committed among the Poor, Orphan, Semi Orphan Children and Widow’s in India.

    I started this Children Home with two children. In the year 2006 ,I was deeply moved by these two children are committed suicides due to abject poverty in the Society. The same year Grace Children Ministries was founded with a vision of God for the helpless children who are victimized by poverty, illiteracy and emotional crisis and I started this ministry in the year 2006. One of our major project is to help and provide needy and orphan children for their physical, intellectual and spiritual development.

    At Present by God’s grace, I am running this Children Home with 60 children. I came here to ask your partnership and sponsorship to these Children and Home. we are running this Children home only by faith and by my church offerings which is not sufficient.And also I put all these children for one rented room,and have no piece of land and own building. Most often these Children are going to bed with hungry stomach’s. because due to the lack of food. we are unable to providing their needs, because of lack of unsufficent funds. we need your collaboration in this great work. Please encourage our work. I have a lot of passion for Orphans and poor children in India , to provide them a good life. GCM goal is to release children from poverty and saving orphan children to make a difference in their live’s. If God lead you and guide you to work in our ministry in India for Orphan and Poor Children. we are very happy to welcome you. we would wait prayerfully for your favorable reply. God Bless.

    Pray for Our Specific Needs:
    Monthly support for food and Education.
    To buy a Piece of Land
    To build an Own Orphanage Building.
    Please visit for more information at http://www.gcmkidsindia.com

    In His Service
    Founder of GCM

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