Lost Sparrow Children’s Home
Lost Sparrow Children’s Home was founded in 2021 in response to the dire need of children living on the street in intense poverty, exploitation, and abuse. According to the 2019 UNICEF census, there are 29.1 million abandoned orphans in this country. They are hungry, stealing, trafficked, and begging. Our children have been rescued into a family home where there is food, clothing, hygiene, healthcare, education, and most importantly learning what it means to be and live as a child of God.
Lost Sparrow School
Stephen's International School, also known as the Lost Sparrow school, started in 2016. Seeing the greater need for education in the villages, we established this school to help poor children get free education so they can change their lives and come out of poverty. At present 200 children come to this school and 60 children from the slum get free, quality education. They and their families learn about God and his love, grace and mercy in our lives.
In Bihar, many people are day laborers. They work all day and bring home enough money to buy food at the market for the next day. Many are unemployed altogether. When there are pandemics, lack of job opportunities, severe weather, unjust caste discrimination, etc…many people are left starving and begging in the streets. Over the years, hundreds of orphans, widows, and poor families have received food packets from the Lost Sparrow team. Not only do they receive food, but they hear the message of a God who has made a Way for them.
Covering the Cold
There are thousands of orphans and families with littles and elderly that are living in the streets of Patna and outlying villages. During the winter, they are exposed to harsh weather and at risk of illness with no medical care. The Lost Sparrow team reaches out to the inner city and village homeless. They distribute blankets, pray with them, and share God's word with them.
Self Sustainable Income
We want to help our community learn to use the resources God provides to create a self-sustaining income. This will help them to have dignity and provide dependable income so they will not have to beg in the streets.
Lost Sparrow Sewing Center
In Patna City, we have a sewing center for women to help them learn a skill set that will help them to make something tangible to sell and create income so they no longer need to beg or prostitute to provide for themselves and their children.
Live Stock Breeding Programs
In response to a large group of widows living in village life without education or a way to make a living, we began a livestock breeding program. We want to help them avoid prostitution to survive, trust the Lord, and use the resources given to them. Our first program began in Purnea, where the widows and their livestock are now thriving and sustained enough to provide animals to other women who want to start their own breeding businesses.
Business start up kits
We help families band together to start their own businesses by providing business start-up kits that include all materials necessary for making oils, candles, and detergents. As their business grows, they are able to hire additional help in the assembly line, creating start up wages for others in the community coming alongside them to earn a living.
When helping others to start their own business, we teach them through micro-finance how to save and create opportunities for others to also begin and grow their own business.
Water Well Installations
In India, the primary sources of drinking water, which include surface water and groundwater, are contaminated by different physical impurities, agricultural and industrial wastes, and underground chemicals and minerals. Water-borne diseases are widespread, especially among the low-income class of society. It is a cause of growing concern that many Indians do not have access to safe drinking water. The Lord has provided for us to install water wells in several remote villages throughout Bihar.