Our Mango Project is in an Indian state which is home to a large number of tribal people representing over 25% of India’s tribal population. The capital is encircled with over 300 slums communities. These people are at high risk of exploitation and trafficking. Christians living in this state often face severe opposition from anti-Christian extremists.
This story of Anki* is one example of how the Mission is bringing hope, healing, and life!
Anki is 11 years old. Her name means marked by the Lord. The Lord had a plan for her from the beginning, even though she knew nothing of Him in the first 6 years of her life. She has three siblings and comes from a poor village. This village lacks basic facilities: no running water, no electricity, and very crude roads. Anki became an orphan at a very young age. She lived with her uncle who works as a day laborer, earning very little. They lived in a mud house. Anki’s future seemed bleak and unpromising. But, as her name signified, she was marked by the Lord. She was brought Mango in July 2012. There she found a new family. She enjoys regular, nutritious food which she was lacking before. She attends school; something she had never done before. She is learning stories and lessons about Jesus, the Lord, from her houseparents; she had never heard of Him before.
Anki has come a long way in her short life. She truly has hope for her future. Thank you for praying for her. Thank you for partnering with us to see that she has the essentials for life.