Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 8 - PACT Aids Childrens' Home

Today was the Kansas team's final full day in Chennai. We loaded up in the mini bus and made the hour trek to the PACT Aids Childrens' Home, which is home to 13 children at present.

These kids have been rejected by their own society and many times by their own families, so seeing them full of joy, peace & happiness brought tears to my eyes. There is one little girl named Marika* who has been in this home for the four years I have been coming. She just glowed with life. As the team presented their puppet show to the song "I am not forgotten", she danced with sheer abandon...not a care in the world. It was such a picture of how God heals us and sets us free by His love. Marika*, just like every child at PACT, is HIV positive.

We were able to tour the completed home which was especially significant for this team. Their church, Life Church, recently donated the funds to finish this childrens' home. The team members were smiling as they walked through the bedrooms and meeting rooms. You could see the pure pleasure on their faces. The children made homemade thank you cards for the team.

Thank you Life Church for your love. You are making a difference in the lives of these kids!


*name changed

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