Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it is in your power to act.
R. Solomon Raj with the “Arms of Love” orphans
The Lord placed it on our hearts to begin AndyBooks Outreach in 2003. Though we are involved in helping several ministries and missionaries, our main project is our involvement with R. Solomon Raj (pictured second from right front row above), a pastor and teacher of the Word in South India. Pastor Raj oversees many local churches in his area of India.
Our involvement began in August of 2002 when the village of Golla Mandala Thanda, one of Solomon’s villages, was burned to the ground by anti-Christian terrorists and their Bibles were taken. The Lord used us to help rebuild that village and since then we have taken on many projects along with Pastor Raj.
These include distributing hundreds of Bibles and thousands of tracts, purchasing blankets and other necessities for the old-aged, and taking on the care of widows and orphans. We have started several small businesses for families that have become self-sufficient due to our small investment. We built “Arms of Love” Home for Children in 2009, though we had been caring for the children in a rented facility for 6 years prior to that. We just purchased a van for “Arms of Love” at the beginning of 2011. November 1, 2013 was the ten year anniversary of the home! Many children have come to Christ and help Pastor Raj evangelize to local towns. We make sure they get a good education, health-care and provide for their daily needs. We have even had two young ladies finish secondary school and go on to marry. The first girl we ever sponsored, Amulu, now has a baby of her own. A small investment in these lives makes a huge impact. God is faithful!
We have found generous sponsors for the orphans and several of the widows. If you are interested in helping with any of these projects, please click here to visit the AB Outreach website. You may give any amount on our secure site through PayPal. The U.S. dollar goes a LONG WAY in India! THANK YOU!
The Lord clearly calls the church to take care of widows and orphans. We know several widows who have no source of help from family or church for one reason or another. The culture in India makes life very difficult for widows, no matter what their age. They are basically discarded and thought of as “spoiled” and cannot remarry. It is especially hard for the women in the lower castes to earn enough money working fields or other hard labor jobs. Many times they are left with small children to care for as well. The Lord has clearly given us instruction to help those he puts in our path. So far we have been able to help many widows under Pastor Solomon Raj’s care in India (three pictured below).
The Lord has provided clothing, food and shelter, and Scriptures for these dear ones through our humble outreach. The widows and orphans do outreach ministry together in local villages with Pastor Raj. Many tribal peoples and hindus are coming to know Christ and being baptized. There is revival in India! If you are interested in hearing how you can pray for or help with Widow’s Might, please click here to visit the AB Outreach website.
“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of those brothers of mine, you did for me.”
We are to be friends to the friendless!
We must do unto others as we would have them do unto us!
We must do unto the least of these!
Thank you Lord for the opportunities you have granted us to help those who are in desperate need of your love through us! AMEN!