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Your Generosity Has a Significant Impact

Wednesday, 5 June 2024

Dear Friends,

Intensifying international conflicts, disasters, pandemics and the cost-of-living crisis is pushing more people than ever into poverty.

One of those very vulnerable places is Yavatmal, a small town in central India. Many people here struggle to access meaningful work. They depend on unreliable employment for daily survival.   

For the youth growing up here, their future is without hope and the recent economic challenges means they may repeat what their parents and grandparents have always done. They are trapped in a cycle of poverty. 

The good news is that our partner, Hosanna Ministries, provides basic education, care for children, medical care, literacy, and vocational training for adults. In Yavatmal, Hosanna focuses on providing training in computer skills, beautician skills and tailoring. Life-changing programs that bring hope of ending the generational cycle of poverty. 

I’m excited to share that Hosanna Ministries has plans for a new program to support a nearby community of people who are blind or vision impaired. Marginalised and unable to work because of their disabilities, this community is extremely vulnerable. Hosanna Ministries has seen their need and over the past year, has been planning, in consultation with the community, a new project to help them earn a living and access the support they desperately need.  

As we approach the end of the financial year, and I hope with your help, we want to help launch this project and close a funding gap to ensure these plans go ahead.  

As a supporter of our work, you will know that many of our international partners focus on providing education, resources and training that empower people to improve their own livelihoods. Helping people gain the skills, resources and understanding to earn an income can help them break free from poverty without relying on ongoing hand-outs.  

We are praying and hoping to raise $200,000 before 30 June and I want to ask if you can help us achieve this goal. 

There are many people who remain trapped in poverty. Your ongoing support means our partners can continue their life-changing work and even expand it.  

As Proverbs 11:25 reminds us “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” 

Your generosity this end of the financial year will have a significant impact through these life-giving programs.   

In Faith,  

John Lamerton,
Chief Executive Officer

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