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Supporting an Orphanage in Andhra Pradesh

Bishop Samuel on the right
Bishop Samuel on the right
Today I received a letter from Abraham Samuel. He runs an orphanage in Andhra Pradesh and I've known him since 2005, when he was a pastor of a small church in Karapa, South India. He had orphans sleeping on the floor of his church, and I helped him build an orphanage across the street. I visited him in 2006, and described the trip in this article at TheStreet.com.

Now he is Bishop Samuel, and I continue to support him as best I can. My firm in Hillsborough gives a portion of our profits, and our efforts are described here.  I can vouch for his character unconditionally, and I can tell from the tone of his letter today that he is in trouble. So this evening I went online to Western Union and sent him what I could. 

Now I ask for your prayers and support. The links below have more information, and I will be glad to answer any questions you might have. If you wish to send money, he can pick it up at Western Union, or I can forward it myself. 100% of funds will go directly to the orphans for food, clothing and shelter, and it's a registered charity in India. Here are some links:
  • Homepage for the orphanage
  • Details about my relationship with the orphanage are on my firm's website, under philanthropy

Obviously, I do not know your personal situation, and I understand that you may not be able to give money at this time. Nevertheless, your prayers are urgently needed. I ask that you pray for the orphans, for the widows, and for Bishop Samuel, so that he can continue to bear the burdens of this ministry. 

Thank you for your time. Feel free to share this article as you see fit.

Sincerely,

Rob

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