<<First Name>>, Let’s take giving beyond #GivingTuesday! 

But for the gifts of others, they would not have lived past infancy. Now 7 and 8 years old, Hanumanthu and Anusha have a loving home, receive an English education at a wonderful private school, balanced nutrition, and spiritual development provided through CCDC and all it’s supporters. 

Contagious Giving! 

I want to share with you a quick story that was sent to me by two young American women who spent a month with CCDC this summer through the World Race
Here’s their story.

Dear Jayamma,

Thank you. 

Thank you for what you did seven years ago when no one was watching. You obeyed God’s voice and expected nothing in return. You transformed not only the lives of two small children, but also the lives of two girls from America. You are forever imprinted on our hearts. We promise to share your story and to never let our faith waiver when times are rough. You have inspired us beyond measure and we pray that this story will touch lives in the same way.

Jayamma is a member of the lowest caste, an “untouchable,” living in an impoverished village on the outskirts of Ongole. It is nearly impossible to break the cycle of poverty when born into a caste as she has. Jayamma works as a street sweeper, and makes a small wage removing garbage and human waste from the city streets. 

One day, while sweeping the streets in her daily route, Jayamma found a 17 day old baby boy laying in a heap of discarded rubbish. Without hesitation or a thought to how she would feed this child, she scooped him up and brought him to live with her and her husband.

This is an incredible story on its own, but it was only the beginning for Jayamma's growing family. Six months after finding her first baby, Jayamma rescued another child off the streets. A one year old girl, orphaned and left on the streets to fend for herself. 

Over the course of a year, Jayamma's family of two, became a family of four. Despite making a meager wage, she had no doubt that her God was going to provide for their every need

As we heard Jayamma’s story unfold, we asked her,

"If God could answer one prayer right now, what would it be?"

She explained how she had taken out a loan and has struggled paying it off. With a rising interest rate, the chances of paying off the loan were next to impossible. Now, the bank was coming after her home. We asked how much she owed-  "20,000 rupees." We converted the rupees to US dollars, and found out it was only $312.29.

We now knew why God had called us there that day.

We asked our translator to tell Jayamma we wanted to bless her and pay off her debt. She surprised us with her confident reaction, knowing full well that the Lord was going to provide.

While visiting villages in India, we expected to impart just a bit more faith to the people we came across. Instead, our faith grew as we learned of the amazing acts of kindness and mercy carried out by our brothers and sisters, even those considered the lowest among us, in this incredible part of the world.

Jayamma’s faith and willingness to give changed us that day and we will never be the same. 

(Story was shortened for this format. Read the entire story on our blog.):

Give to Children in need.

Giving changes more than the life of the person receiving! 

Jayamma gave of her life, Caitlyn and her team gave financially. One inspired the other to a life of giving. They both inspire me! 

Giving changes our hearts and focuses them more on God.

Whether you give your money, time or just by praying for someone, beyond Giving Tuesday focus on giving of yourself to those in need! 

With gratitude, 

Hannah Granata
CCDC Director

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