“For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise SPRING UP before all nations.”
Share hope through the ARISE HOME!
Eighteen young girls (ages 8-17) live in the Arise Home in Delhi, India. Before the Arise Home, these girls rummaged in trash looking for food. They eeked out an existence in a slum where they experienced various forms of abuse, hunger, and no education. Today, they receive the care, love, and support all children need in the context of a home community. Now, they thrive in academics, athletics, dance, and art. They also enjoy the freedom the which Indian constitution guarantees as they follow Jesus Christ.
The Girl-Child Vulnerability
Indian girls from economically poor environments are considered the most vulnerable in all of India.
In India, 37% of the population lives below the poverty line. Children below the poverty line often live at a higher risk of malnutrition, trafficking, verbal and physical abuse, and a lack of education.
Because a person’s worldview forms most between the ages of 4 and 14, a positive environment of hope can be life-changing.
10/40 Connections has worked with the Arise Home since 2004. We seek to provide a quality education for these girls as well as opportunities to grow in every aspect of their lives. Due to their difficult pasts, 10/40 Connections and our partners believe a quality education in a Christian school will offer these girls every opportunity to experience deeper healing and restoration.
These girls now excel in academics, athletics, dance, and are quite sincere in their faith!
What is it like in the Arise Home?
The Arise Home bursts with energy as the girls live with one another in community. Each school day they wake at 5:00 in the morning. They get dressed, have breakfast, and pray for ten minutes. Their bus comes by 6:40 and they divide into various schools based on their ages. After school, they have a snack, rest, and play until they begin their homework. Some girls receive extra tutoring. After homework, the girls eat dinner and then sing and pray. At 9:00, it’s off to bed!
Recently, the older girls began to take the initiative to lead out in family devotions.
When there is a holiday, the girls play at the park down the road, make crafts, or play inside together. They also help with the chores around the house – washing dishes, cleaning, sweeping, and mopping. Each year 10/40 Connections seeks to provide the girls with an annual outing where they go into the hills, enjoy personal enrichment courses, experience deeper discipleship, and cool off from the summer heat!
Though there are house parents, the older girls look after their younger sisters. The family atmosphere of laughter and arguing bounces from the walls, but the environment enables girls to not only survive but thrive.
Would you like to cast hope in the Arise Home?
You and your family can provide HOPE to a vulnerable girl in India. You offer:
- Consistent prayer for a specific girl.
- $59/month or $708/year – includes education, transportation to school, uniforms, school supplies, and tutoring.
You and your family receive:
- Child profile and picture.
- General information about the home and child.
- Updates twice a year on the child.
- Specific ways to pray for the child.
- Occasional opportunities to travel and serve in an enrichment camp.
We pray the Lord will use these girls to SPRING UP righteousness and praise within all nations! (Is. 61:11)
If you have questions about the Arise Home or how to sign up, please feel free to contact us.
Jesus said, "Pray the Lord to send out laborers, for the harvest is plentiful, but he workers are few." That is the mission of 10/40 Connections – to follow the example of Jesus by connecting the body of Christ, equipping believers, and engaging the least reached.