Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Meet Vishal and Rakeesh

As you may have read here, here, here, here or here or even here (PS read all of them! These girls are amazing, especially when sharing their hearts for the least of these!) We are on a mission! (scary, huh?!) Our mission is to ask others to join us in raising enough money to send 12 kids to school at the Asha Mission in Delhi, India!

As of right now - we have $2480 raised! That's over half of the $4884 needed! ($407 per child times 12 children)

I wanted to introduce you to a few of these precious ones!

This is Vishal, He is 6 years old.
Known to break into spontaneous dance moves when least expected, this little one goes to the beat of his own drum. His big, black eyes quickly reveal what his mind is thinking and his heart is feeling, and he shows unusual empathy when other children are hurting or upset. Vishal was born into a brothel in Delhi. While his mother hoped to remove Vishal from those surroundings, she continues to live there and occasionally visits Vishal.

This is Rakesh. He is 9 years old.

Rakesh is a little man with a quiet sense of leadership. The older brother of Vinod and Primlal, he came from a household of alcohol abuse and domestic violence. Rakesh spent most of his time at home doing manual labor to maintain the household and occasionally attended government school. He loves to laugh and can be found telling and playing jokes with his friends and Meena, the cook. He is quite methodical with his schoolwork, can always be found helping with chores, and is one of the best chapati makers at Asha Mission. He seems to truly understand the Gospel and what it means to walk as a Christian. He is often found praying on his knees with his whole heart.

You can help!!!


janaq said...

hi brandi. jessica cooksey referred me to your blogsite. she lived at asha last year, and i lived there 2007-08. i am overwhelmed with joy reading about what God has put on your heart to do. it is such a relief to me that other people are being introduced to the ministry and we can all do this together. i am in tears right now thinking about how amazing it is the way God provides. thank you for being open to Him, for letting the children into your lives. i will praying over the next couple days that you reach your goal. God is faithful and He will do it.

Lee Ruud's information... said...

Great to see what God has you all doing for Him in India. India needs You! I pray that many people will help!!!

jena said...

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible." ~ Christopher Reeve