Orphan & Foster Care Ministry

Changes in the Konnect with the Kid Ministry

Some of the boys at Agape Home

For quite some time now, a number of you have contributed to
the care of the orphan boys and foster care boys in the Agape Home orphanage in Coimbatore and for the children in the Torbay House orphanage in Paruvakkudi south of Coimbatore. Growing needs and the potential loss of financial support from a large donor have brought us to the place where we need to make a change in the “Konnect with a Kid” program.

Beginning January 1, 2018, we are seeking to have 100 donors who will commit to giving $25 per month to the care and education of the boys at Agape Home and for the boys and girls at Torbay House. Some years ago, the Foreign Missions Panel of the CGBCI endorsed this ministry for 2 reasons. One was the avenue for contacts and evangelism that it provides in the communities where the homes are. Secondly, it provides for a Christian education of the children in these homes. Over the years, this has proven to be a fruitful ministry as parents and children have come to know the Lord through this ministry. Just a few years ago, you may remember, 3 teens from Agape Home were baptized.

If you are currently involved in giving to Konnect with a Kid, would you consider changing your giving to $25 per month? If you are not currently involved with Konnect, would you consider this opportunity and investment?  The monthly amount of $25 would begin for January 2018. If you would like to participate in this, you will receive a picture of the child whom you are helping and an address to write to him/her. To sign up for this program, please contact Grace Steiner by e-mail at konnectwiththekid@gmail.com or you could call her at 330-749-7156. If 100 people or units (families; 2-3 go together) commit, then we should be able to meet the monthly needs of the children.

Some of the children at Torbay House

You may send financial gifts for the ministry in India to:
CGBCI Foreign Missions
P.O. Box 217
Grimes, IA 50111 Telephone: 515-986-9698

For more information about the ministry in India,
contact Pastor Ike Graham at ikeg327@gmail.com

 

If you want to receive the monthly updates about the ministry in India please email Pastor Ike.  For security reasons not all updates will be posted online.

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Konnect with the Kids Thank You Message

Thank You Message from the Rajans

Record by the 2015 India Team – May 2015

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Konnect with the Kids : 2016

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Hello,

We are getting ready to start signing people up for Konnect with the Kids ministry for this next year.  Just this morning I received the list of children, their pictures and am in the process of making up all the packets.  We will be having people sign up at conference.  I wanted to give those of you who signed up last year to have a chance to have the same child even if aren’t going to be at conference.  If you would like to be part of this ministry again this year please let me know so I can reserve the child you want.  I am not able to guarantee that “your” child is still at the orphanage, but I will reserve them for you if they are still there.

To see pictures of the current children click, here.

The suggested donation for the gifts is Christmas $20, Clothing $20, School Supplies and Uniform $35.   So the total for 3 gifts would be $75.

If you are interested in being involved again this year, please send an e-mail to OrrvilleGrace@gmail.com with the following information:

-Your first choice of children

-If your first choice is no longer at the orphanage would you still like to be involved?  If so, would you prefer a boy or girl.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

In Christ,
Joy Steiner
Konnect with the Kids Coordinator

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Just in…Konnect with the Kids 2015

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Konnect with the Kids is a program to give a gift or needed items to orphans, foster care & boarding school children in India who are associated with the church planting ministries.  The foster care ministry is a great opportunity to share the gospel with children in India.  All children are taught the Bible every day.  Their parents also hear the gospel when they come to visit their children.  We know of at least one mother who believed after hearing the gospel at the church services when she would come to visit her child.  The child you sign-up for is a specific child you can pray for, but any money/gifts you send will be split evenly between all the children.  We ask that you don’t send anything that can’t be shared.

When you sign-up you are only committing to 3 gifts throughout the next year. (See the transfer schedule below)  This is NOT a monthly support fee, this money goes to help buy a few “extra” things throughout the year.

We are going to send money to buy gifts/needed items for the children 3 times in the next year. CGBCI Foreign Missions only transfers funds toIndia once a quarter to avoid multiple bank charges.  In order for the money for the gifts to arrive in India before the needed time we have to transfer it quite a bit in advance.  Below is the transfer schedule for each of the gifts. You are welcome to pay for all 3 gifts at the same time or spread it out over the next year.

  1. Christmas gift ($20 Suggested Donation) – September 18th, 2015
  2. Clothing ($20 Suggested Donation) – December 18th, 2015
  3. School supplies and uniform ($35 Suggested Donation) – March 18th, 2016

    Please have your check mailed by the dates listed above. Make your check payable to: Grace Brethren Church and send it to:
    CGBCI Foreign Missions
    P.O. Box 217
    Grimes, IA 50111

If you have any questions, contact Pastor Ike Graham or Joy Miller.
You can call 330-683-3526 or e-mail OrrvilleGrace@gmail.com

If you would like a specific child that you have had in the past, please contact Joy Miller ASAP so she can save that’s child’s picture for you.

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Click here, to see the complete list of children.

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Konnect with the Kids :: School Supplies & Uniform Gift Reminder

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Hello Everyone,

This is just a reminder that if you signed up to sponsor the School Supplies & Uniform​ gift for a child in India we need to have the money by March 18th.  We will be soon transferring the funds for this next quarter.  If you already put your check in the mail, please disregard this message.  Thanks you for all you do to assist with the ministry in India.

​I (Joy) am so looking forward to getting to see all of these children when we are at Agape Home in May.  Can’t wait to shower you all with tons of picture and movies of these sweet kids!​

To keep updated on our trip and to see updates, make sure to follow the team on the India blog and on facebook.

India Blog:  https://insightintoindia.wordpress.com/

India Trip Facebook Page: (Accessible to anyone online) https://www.facebook.com/insightintoindia

​2015 India Trip Dates: April 30-May 15​

​In His Service!​
Joy

Please send your checks to:
CGBCI Foreign Missions
PO Box 217
Grimes, IA 50111

The suggested donation per child for their ​​School Supplies & Uniform Gift is $35 per child

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Christmas Cards from India : 2014

The children at Agape Home and Torbay House made Christmas cards for the people that sponsored their Christmas gifts.  Here are scans of some of the cards and the actual cards are in the mail on the way to the Konnect with the Kid sponsors.

Agape Home StaffThe flowers on the card pictured above are made out of aluminum foil.

They are so creative!
Rubiya Sathish

If you would like to see scans of all the cards please click on the links below:

2014 Cards from Agape Home and Torbay House

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Christmas Celebration at Agape Home | 2013

Christmas Celebration

 

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Click on the link below to see more pictures of their Christmas Celebration
Agape Home Celebration

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Konnect with the Kids :: Christmas Gift Reminder

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I would like to say a big thank you to each of you that has committed to being a part of the orphan/foster children ministry in India.  This is just a reminder that if you signed up to sponsor the Christmas Gift for a child in India and we need to have the money by September 18th.  If you have already sent your check, thank you and we appreciate your continued prayers that the children would realize their need for a Savior while they are at the children’s home.
 
Please send your checks to:
CGBCI Foreign Missions
PO Box 217
Grimes, IA 50111
 
The suggested donation per child for their Christmas GIft is $20 dollars.
 
If anyone else would be interested in being involved with this ministery, we still have 3 kids who need to have their gifts sponsored.  Click on the links below to see the pictures of those children.
 
In Christ,
Joy Miller
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Konnect with the Kids 2013 :: UPDATE

New Children at Agape Home 2013

Pictures of 3 new children at Agape Home (they arrived last week).

We had a GREAT response for the Konnect with the Kids ministry at conference!!  Thank you so much to everyone who signed up to sponsor a gift(s) for a child in India.  43 of the children have all 3 of their gifts sponsored.  That means over 3/4th of the children have their gifts sponsored.  That is exciting!!  We only have 17 more children who need all or some of their gifts sponsored.  If you are interested in being part of the ministry to children in India please contact Joy Miller at OrrvilleGrace@gmail.com or 330-683-3526.

If you would like to see pictures of all the children please click here.

 

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Stories from Agape Home

The two boys from Agape Home, named JEEVA
and PRASHANT have a great testimony for us.

 

JeevaWhenever JEEVA went to his Uncle’s house for vacation (His widowed mother lives there), the entire family used to shout at JEEVA for praying to Jesus and forced him to worship the idols, but he never turned to the idols. Surprisingly, when he was with his family after the conference this past May, the family did not force him to adore the idols and permitted him to pray to JESUS in the house. It is a great change that the Lord brought!

PrashantPRASHANT shares the testimony of when he came to Agape Home.  His father left his mother and they were left a broken family. But PRASHANT prayed continuously for his father at Agape Home and in church.  God answered his prayer and brought his father back to his mother and family.  Now the family is happy!  The change in the families of the kids are brought by Jesus!

Konnect with the Kids support has a great impact on
winning these young souls for Christ! – Paul Rajan

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