The anti-Christian persecution in Orissa lasted for almost a year. There were seven refugee camps where Christians were hiding from their persecutors, running away from angry mobs, rape and fire. Those who survived in the jungles now were in danger of dying because of the lack of food, clean water and medicine. Many people died in the camps because of the unhygienic conditions. Those who tried to go back to their villages, hoping to rebuild their homes, had to come back to the camps.
The persecutors have agreed between themselves not to sell bricks and cement to Christians. People went through the loss of their loved ones, had their houses destroyed and looted, they were lost and didn’t know what to do next and how to continue to live. After some time, refugee camps were closed and the orphan children had no place to go. They were doomed to become street beggars, even though sometime ago they had everything. They had Christian parents, homes, friends, but now they had lost all of it…
We were almost crying when the first exhausted little girls arrived at the Father’s House. In the evening when it was time to go to bed, they all were sitting at our bed, not saying anything, just holding our hands. At first they were sleeping under the beds, because they felt it was more secure. When they saw us they tried to hug us with their tiny hands, hoping to receive a little bit more love and affection. Now they have grownup. They cook, do the dishes, and clean their home. We have built a separate house for the girls and one more house for the boys. These girls were rescued from death and they need our monthly support. Join us today and let’s make a difference together.
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