A Brief Snapshot of India…
India is located on the southern tip of central Asia, just above the Equator and is the seventh largest national landmass in the world. India’s large triangular peninsula is flanked to the west by the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal to the east, and the Indian Ocean to the south. To the north is the highest mountain system on earth-the Himalayas. Even though India has immense resources, it is a country which continues to struggle with poverty, over-population, malnutrition and disease. Since gaining independence from the British in 1947, the population of India has grown dramatically. Millions of people have moved from rural villages into the major cities in search of jobs. Many are now forced to live in slums. Since more than the entire population of Canada are born each year in India, it will soon be the most populous nation in the world. With already over a billion people, India has a population of children in excess of 500,000,000! That’s twice the population of the United States in kids!
“The joy of the Lord is my strength.”
Bethania began in 1987 when a small group of Christians in India and America were moved with compassion to reach out with God’s love to a few destitute and orphaned children. Since its inception, Bethania has ministered to hundreds of poor, abandoned, and disabled children in South India.
Bethania leaders in the United States and India work hand-in-hand to carry out our mission statement. Only a few years ago, we were caring for only 350 children. This number has now grown to over 1,000. It only costs about $30 per month or $360 per year to support one child through Bethania Kids. Won’t you consider Sponsoring A Child?
Through Bethania Kids you can bring new life to a child–nurturing and equipping them to change their world through Jesus’ love. In the next year, we’d like to touch the lives of thousands of additional children. Will you prayerfully consider joining our team by sponsoring one child?
Do you have a vision for teaming up with Indian Christians to share the love of Jesus in action and words with thousands of India’s precious children? Please consider joining our team through prayer and financial support.
Every penny which is contributed to the Bethania Kids Mission Fund will be used for direct ministry. Our board members personally fund ALL administrative expenses of the Foundation including: legal and reporting expenses, phone, travel, board meetings, postage, printing, video presentations, and public relations. So 100% of your contribution will be used for children’s ministry.
“We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa