India Mission Focus: Dr Lalita Edwards and Santvana
St Andrew's 's Mission Focus is Dr Lalita Edwards and her work with the Santvana home for children affected by HIV-AIDS
She also :-
Conducts medical clinics in the red light and slum areas of Pune city
Provides training and consultancy in HIV-AIDS and child care for various Christian organisations and churches
Counsels those with various needs and shared her faith in Christ.
Lalita’s heart is especially for young people from poor backgrounds at risk from HIV-AIDS . She believes that Bible values rooted in faith in Christ are the key to prevention.
From the Bible: Matthew 28 verse 19:
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
F.I.N.D. Families in Need - Ipswich
FIND is a Christian based registered charity that was founded in 1990 to provide emergency assistance to families or individuals affected by poverty or dispossession. FIND befriends without judging and gives support to those in need.
WHO DOES FIND HELP?
Those living in Ipswich and surrounding areas that are deprived of a minimum standard of living, be they single, families, lone parents, children, elderly, sick, disabled or homeless. Referrals are received from local statutory agencies –not by self referral.
The charity provides, free of charge, food, household items, furniture, nursery equipment and nappies etc, beds and bedding and, when available, cookers, washing machines and refrigerators.
FIND is dependent on grants of money and goods from churches, charitable groups, public bodies and individual members of the community. Fundraising is undertaken by the Director and supporters.
FIND is managed and run by a small group of committed volunteers. Bulky goods are transported in the charity’s own van.
WHAT DOES FIND NEED?
·Regular collections of non-perishable food by churches & other groups
·Van crew and people to help with deliveries throughout the year
·Donations of good quality, clean basic household goods eg: beds and bedding, sofas, chests
of draws, table & chairs, soft furnishings, white goods and kitchen equipment. (Items must comply with safety regulations)
For More information contact FIND's Director, Maureen Reynel MBE (01473 833351 )
FIND Food store
FIND Christmas boxes