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Meeting a Need

20140730_mercy-home_1116In 2001, with only 10 students, the dream of Dr. Vijai Lall Memorial College became a reality and opened its doors. Mrs. Sheela Lall, principal of the university, now runs a university with 596 students! Students at the Dr. Vijai Lall Memorial College have the opportunity to study math, physics, Hindi, commerce, English, computers, and journalism.

20140730_mercy-home_1102The possibilities for the students who attend the university are endless – they are able to travel all throughout India and serve their country through their higher education. The increase in enrollment has no doubt been a blessing to the community, as students are finishing their studies and entering the work world as prepared professionals.

20140730_mercy-home_1110However, with an increased enrollment comes an increased need for supplies. Following an inspection by the government, the college is in need of 20 more computers as well as additional Wi-Fi throughout the college in the next 90 days in order to better serve both present and future students. Without these additional computers, the college will not be able to serve students properly. This is where you, our generous supporters can help. At only $300 per computer, students will be able to continue attending college and furthering their education. Would you consider a tax deductible donation to make this college even more of a thriving success?

20140730_mercy-home_1125To donate and impact lives of students through technology, click the ‘Donate’ button at the top of the page. All other donations can be sent to our Fresno address: Mid India Christian Mission P.O. Box 26447 Fresno, CA 93729. Thank you, for your support and generosity!

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Mercy Home: Mansi

Mansi prepares for school with the other Mercy Home girls.

Mansi prepares for school with the other Mercy Home girls.

At only 9 years old, Mansi is one of the younger girls at the Mercy Home. Like most girls her age, she enjoys drawing, dancing and singing. While she is seen smiling and enjoying life, she was not always this way. Prior to arriving at the Mercy Home, Mansi’s life was completely different.

Mansi helps her friend, Shristi, with homework.

Mansi helps her friend, Shristi, with homework.

Mansi grew up in a small village with her parents; her mother, a housewife and her father worked as a sweet maker. Unfortunately, gangs from a higher caste overran the village they lived in. After the gangs began to demand money, beat Mansi’s father, and threaten to kill the children, both of her parents knew it was not safe for her to stay in the village. A friend suggested that they take Mansi to the Mercy Home, and although they were hesitant to leave her, Mansi’s parents knew that they needed to keep her safe.

Mansi and friend, Shristi, read their Bibles before school each morning. At the Mercy Home, each girl learns about Jesus and His unfailing love.

Mansi and friend, Shristi, read their Bibles before school each morning. At the Mercy Home, each girl learns about Jesus and His unfailing love.

Mansi’s story is one of hope, redemption, and love. Since arriving at the Mercy Home, Mansi has opportunities that she would never have had in the village. A little girl, who once lived in fear, now has a nurturing environment to call home and a bright future. She is thriving in a safe, loving atmosphere where she is learning about Jesus and receiving a life changing education. Thanks to the Mercy Home, Mansi is now able to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor to serve the people of her village.

Best friends Mansi, Shristi, Shivani, and Ayushi on their way to school.  All four of the girls enjoy going to school and furthering their studies.

Best friends Mansi, Shristi, Shivani, and Ayushi on their way to school.
All four of the girls enjoy going to school and furthering their studies.

Since the Mercy Home has opened its doors, girls like Mansi have been given a future filled wih hope. Thirty-three girls currently reside at the Mercy Home, and 19 girls have graduated and pursued various careers. For more stories like Mansi’s and information on how to sponsor girls at the Mercy Home, visit Mid India Child.

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Hope, Dignity, & a Future

The girls of the Mercy Home ready for school and dressed in their uniforms, which are made possible through monthly sponsorships. All 33 girls at the Mercy Home attend school on a regular basis.

The girls of the Mercy Home ready for school and dressed in their uniforms, which are made possible through monthly sponsorships. All 33 girls at the Mercy Home attend school on a regular basis.

When most people think of the months leading up to going back to school, pencils, notebooks, and new clothes come to mind. Sadly, this isn’t the case for many in India. The thought of school brings heartache because most of them are too poor to afford the uniform and books that are required to attend. Fortunately, Mid India Child is helping to provide the children and teens of central India a future through education.

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Students at Nav Jagriti, Mid India’s first school, work hard to complete their studies. As of today, 2,466 students are enrolled and working toward dreams of making a difference in the community.

When Mid India established the ministry, we had 17 students. As of today, with educational facilities through the Mercy Home, Oasis of Love, Nav Jagriti, and the Dr. Vijal Lall Memorial College, Mid India has provided almost 9,000 students of all ages with an education.

The heartache of being unable to attend school is replaced with hope for the future. For the first time children are able to think about what they’d like to be when they grow up, knowing that this goal could be a reality. As dreams become reality, students are able to help support their family and give back to the community. Many want to be doctors, nurses, pilots, or teachers.

Jeet, a student at the Oasis of Love, receives help from a teacher. As a special needs student, Jeet has limited opportunities to go to school. Thanks to Oasis of Love, 24 physically and mentally disabled children have graduated from Oasis of Love with a specialized skill.

Jeet, a student at the Oasis of Love, receives help from a teacher. As a special needs student, Jeet has limited opportunities to go to school. Thanks to Oasis of Love, 24 physically and mentally disabled children have graduated from Oasis of Love with a specialized skill.

For more information and ways to help make an education a possibility for more students, visit Mid India Child.