India Without Orphans
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Country Profile: India
Total Population: 1,214,464,312
Number of Christians: 2.5%
Children in India:
Under 18: 39% of the total population
Estimated number of orphans: 20 million as per CARA and 31 million as UNICEF
The National Movement in India is known as ‘Bharathiya Sneha Parivar’ (BSP) which means ‘Indian Loving Families.’ BSP has the same vision as WWO - to see orphans placed into stable, secure and permanent families. We are conducting vision casting seminars along with different initiatives such as 4/14 Window, National Consultation Meet, Trauma Competent Training, Caregiver Training and recently had Kinship, Foster Care, and Adoption trainings with several different NGOs, which were organized by BSP, A Family for Every Orphan, Lamb International, CERI and SCH.
Sneha Sunday (Orphan Sunday) and Prayer for Orphans are also becoming great tools to reach many churches and organizations.
Story from the Country
After a vision casting seminar done by ‘Bharathiya Sneha Parivar’, a pastor's family decided to adopt a child and a few months later adopted a little girl. The same family helped the national movement organize three additional vision casting seminars in Tamil Nadu.
Many vision casting events have taken place and many more are scheduled to happen in partnership with local churches throughout all of India. One vision casting event that stands out happened in Varanasi, the Hindu capital of India. The room was full to overflowing and many were standing in the back. 200+ participants were present including 46 pastors from different Churches. In the meetings, Alex Sam shared about the World Without Orphans vision, Orphan Sunday, and specific steps for Christians to care for orphans.
After that event a couple came forward and prayed and made plans to walk forward with the adoption process!
Answer to Prayer
All 9 vision casting seminars, caregiver trainings and training in foster care and adoption were answers to prayers of the team in India
Challenge for Prayer
- Please pray for a strong team for BSP in India
- Pray for more churches, NGOs and government workers to work together
- Pray for domestic adoption and foster care to grow in India.
- Pray for Christian run orphanages to understand the value of family-based care.
For more information or to connect with India Without Orphans, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org