Agape Lifeline Orphanage
Sam and Beena Gilbert are caring parents of displaced and orphaned children in the India city of Chennai. Impact International is a proud partner and sponsor with them through our Christy’s House model of loving and preparing children for their future and thus leaving a legacy for the next generation.
Our model is not typical of orphanage life. First of all the word orphan is often associated negatively within the world context. Children who are called orphans are often ridiculed when they are trying to assimilate in the world they live in on a daily basis.
The children at Agape are loved and raised as the family of Sam and Beena. They are respected, loved and educated just like any child born to the Gilberts. It is a family setting. It is a home setting. The children call Sam and Beena Mom and Dad. (they call me Grandpa!). Beena calls me Pappa, that’s how close the bond between us extends. Fathering at my age is still a priority!
The children vary in age. Once they graduate from high school, they are encouraged to enter the marketplace and find work. Nursing, education and the tech world are being pursued by the older children.
Impact supports Agape on a regular basis as it’s our mission to fulfill the mandate of Jesus to touch the lives of desperate children, to bring children to Jesus, to make a deposit in the lives of needy children so that they are transformed and ready to make a difference in the nation.
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Faith Ministries overseer, Ngwiza Mnkandla, with a Coastal Church team and some of the children