In a Covenant Children’s Home, we create an atmosphere of love and belonging, where the children not only have the pastor’s immediate family taking care of them in the day-to-day, but the entire church family nurturing them as they grow up.
This gives them a solid foundation emotionally, physically and spiritually. A child in a Covenant Children’s Home has gone from orphaned or abandoned to:
- A church home with parents – a local pastor and his family.
- A family-style living environment with nine brothers or sisters.
- An English speaking education in order to learn their way out of poverty.
- Daily discipleship and worship, growing in a relationship with God.
- Likelihood of being the last of their biological family to ever experience poverty.
There is hope. There is a way to adequately address poverty with our eyes focused on the long-term future.
India Christian Ministries intends to create as many Covenant Children’s Homes as there are established ICM churches that can support a children’s home facility, which is now approaching 200 with a long-term vision for 1200 homes, serving over 10,000 children. With a solid family structure and educational opportunities, these children in crisis will grow up with dreams that have the potential to see fulfillment – for their village, for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and for India, the India that will play a major role in the future of globalization and the world at large.
In 2009 Covenant Children’s Homes opened 9 church homes for 90 children. Now, in 2017 we have 75 church homes, of either 5 or 10 children, serving 595 children. These homes cover a large geographical territory, encompassing the entire state of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana where India Christian Ministries is based.