“We have saved two more babies…”
Raj and his wife Prema are leading TRP’s projects in Kethuvarpatti as well as helping develop our foster care program. Almost every family practices female infanticide in Kethuvarpatti with 35 to 45 baby girls loosing their life each year.
As sad and unsettling are these two stories, it gives me great hope to see how intuitively Indian pastors and Christian families from their churches understand and embrace this as an expression of their faith.
Raj’s email“Last week there is a baby girl was about to be killed. When Pastor.John came to know, he asked wether we can do anything. I told him to get hold of the baby and we will do something to save the babby life. The mother of the baby desrted her husband and ran away from home with another man. So the father decided to kill the baby. Now the baby is with Pastor John. I will be bringing the baby to Trichy on Sunday. By the time we also found a foster parent for the baby.
The second child was rescued by one of Church planter Philip Murugan, who is doing ministry 15 K.M from Kethuvarpatty. The parents decided to kill as they have another baby girl and they are living in poverty. Philip took the baby and it was with them for a week. During this time Philip gave counselling and told them, he can find a help for the baby to grow and the parents decided not to kill the baby.”
The Rhema Project is committed to underwriting the cost of the immediate medical and ongoing foster care of these two girls. During my trip in August we will begin to discuss how TRP can fund micro loans or launch micro business so that these Indian churches and families can help share in the ongoing costs to provide great homes for these (and other) unwanted girl babies.