Lost Sparrow

Lost Sparrow



 Starting in 2013, The Potter's Hands family worked with the Lost Sparrow family to minister amongst the poor in the inner-city slums and villages across Bihar. The main desire amongst the people was an opportunity out of the poverty cycle, and they showed a hunger to receive hope in God. The founder of Lost Sparrow received a vision from the Lord to create this hope by starting a school to provide education for the slum children and share God's word with the next generation and their families. The Potter's Hands family went back to the U.S. to start a business in an effort to support the school and various outreaches such as creating self-sustainable income programs and community development for the Indian people.Over the years, the ministry has grown to over 200 students at the school and a variety of outreach programs. In 2020, due to an increasing amount of orphans needing immediate shelter, both families were led to start Lost Sparrow Children’s Home and register these operations with the Indian and US governments in an attempt to create long-term legitimacy, accountability, and a good reputation amongst the people. Thus, The Potter’s Hands (USA) and Lost Sparrow Ministries (India) came to be. Today, both organizations are working together to help and be a voice for the poor, widows, and orphans and share God's word with many in need of Hope.

About The Potter's Hands

"This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message. “So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Then the word of the Lord came to me. He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel." Jeremiah 18:1-7
War, natural disasters, political corruption, pandemics, intense poverty, and other circumstances can leave entire communities homeless and without hope. Just as the clay is in the potter’s hand, the people we serve are in God’s hands. Though they may feel like their life has been marred, we believe God sees them and wants to do something new in their life.
We believe in the holistic restoration of communities and bringing lasting change. We provide opportunity to those in need through community support and development such as infrastructure, self-sustainable income programs, housing of orphans, food distribution, water well installations, widow support, education, support for spiritual growth, and more.

About Lost Sparrows

Growing up, the leaders of the Lost Sparrow team were living in the slums below poverty level. Unable to get proper food and clothes, much less an education, they often begged and did what they could to survive. One day, a person who knew the Lord met them, taught them God's word, and paid for them to receive an education. God changed their life, and they used their education to be able to work hard and help others to receive the same hope and opportunity for a future they had. The Lost Sparrow team has a heart to help the poor, widows, and orphans all around them who need a way out of physical and spiritual poverty. They understand the hardships of living as a "low cast, untouchable." They desire to help the "least of these" and to teach them to trust God to make a way for them.

Global Support

The needs of the people vary based on the infrastructure, culture, and geography. In order to connect with those most in need and other professionals with a heart to serve them, we also work with entities such as: • Engineering Ministries International (www.emiworld.org) • Habitat for Humanity (www.habitat.org) • TMS Global (www.tms-global.org) • Salvation Army (www.salvationarmyusa.org) • Helps Ministries (www.helpsministries.org) • Love For the Least (www.lovefortheleast.org) • Harvest Bridge (www.harvestbridge.org)

Board of Trustees

Darin and Taloyre Keller-Boone, IAAl Tebrugge- San Antonio, TXJaclyn Carrington-Bartonville, TX Becky Randolph- New Braunfels, TXLiz Lubrani-Canyon Lake, TXRachel Baker- Wimberley, TXStephanie Powell-Fischer, TXNancy Galassi-Hurst, TXMelissa Smith-Irving, TX