Monday, September 29, 2014

The Plight of Widows ~ conclusion


Good morning dear Ladies ~ I hope you had a nice weekend, feeling God’s love and peace surrounding you at all times.

Today we have the conclusion of Tom’s piece for us about widows in other countries, especially in India, where he is involved with helping widows there.


As individuals, we do not need to let this suffering go on ignored.  Kerusomen Gospel Ministries is a small Christian Organization based in the very southern tip of India, which currently cares for  the needs of 13 widows by providing each of them just $15 a month. It is amazing to see how far and impactful only $15 can go.  This money is primarily used by the widows for food and medicine.  Kerusomen Gospel Ministries is particular in selecting only the orphaned widows.  These are women that have no other support or family to help them.

I (Tom) have personally been involved with Kerusomen Gospel Ministries for 10 years and I have been to India four times and seen their efforts to help the orphans and widows of India.  The need is great and our resources are limited.  There are so many other widows we would like to assist.


By: Tom Caprio
Master of Divinity Degree
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



Friends Needing Friends is prayerfully undertaking the support of 5 widows at this ministry in India.

They are: Leela, Valsala, Mary, Lekshmi and Ammu. More pictures and information on these ladies will be coming soon. 

Here are a few pictures taken from Tom’s last trip there.




Below we have Tom with Saha Simon, president and founder of Kerusomen Foundation.


Saha’s wife Anju assists him in the ministry. She has written a thesis on widows, studying only a marginalized group in India. May God’s blessings continue to be on their work.


In the photo above, the black arrow is pointing to Trivandrum, which is where the mission is located. Some of the dear ladies we are supporting here live miles away from the mission.

Dear Ladies, we are blessed to be living in this country. Even on our worst days, we do not have it as rough as these dear ones do. Let us bless these dear widows with prayers and our gifts. No matter how big or small, the gifts are all precious to God because they are from our hearts, and will be used to His honor and glory as we help support our dear sisters ~ Leela, Valsala, Mary, Lekshmi & Ammu.


And whatsoever ye do in word or deed,
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
And whatsoever ye do,
do it heartily, as to the Lord,
and not unto men;

Col_3:17 & 23

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