WIDOWS IN INDIA. The Living Dead!. Grace to Naomi. A Life-giving And Transforming Ministry to the Widows of India!. INDIA A Land of Billion people! A cauldron of cultures, castes, creeds, colors and racial wars!. General Information about India.
The Living Dead!
Widows of India!
A Land of Billion people!
A cauldron of cultures, castes, creeds, colors and racial wars!
Official Name: Bha-rath (Hindi), Republic of India (English)
Capital: New Delhi
Population: 1, 027, 015, 247 (2001 Census)
Urban Population: 27.82% Rural Population: 72.18%
Scheduled Castes: 16.19%
Scheduled Tribes: 6.59%
Villages Inhabited: 593,616
Area: 3.3 million square kilometers
Coastline Length: 7600 km
Languages: India has two National languages English and Hindi also officially recognized 22 regional languages.
Major Religions: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism
National Animal Tiger
National Bird: Peacock
National Flower: Lotus
National Tree: Banyan
National Fruit: Mango
National Currency: Rupee (One Rupee=100 paise)
National Sport: Hockey
Founded: 1st November, 1953
Principal Language: Telugu
Area: 276,754 Kilometers
Population: 76.2 Million (7.41% of India population)
Male: 38.5 Million
Female: 37.7 Million
Urban dwelling: 27.8%
Villages dwelling: 72.92%
Literacy: 61.11% Men- 70.85%; Women-51.87%
Widowhood is not a comfortable state of life in India – it’s more a living death! Deprivation and starvation often plague many a widow. Indian society is dominated by religious superstitions and cultural practices wherein a widow is deemed as a bad omen and forced to live a lonely and depressed life. Auspicious occasions are called off when a widow is found nearby.
Remarriage, literacy and acceptance are very rare for widows
More often than not, a widow’s health is affected due to malnutrition, poverty and lack of medical help. Another depressing factor is the churches are lacking genuine concern
7% of widows are living alone. With the kind of social culture India lives in, there is a stronger need for the church of Jesus Christ to care, comfort and cater to the needs of believing widows.
A Biblical Perspective:
The Bible gives strong exhortation to consider widows.
Religion that God accepts:
Caring for widows in their trouble!
I Timothy 5:3-11
Founded on Biblical Principles,
Grace to Naomihelps each widow with a consistent monthly support of $15 which provides food, clothing and medicines.
Presently, 35 widows in our village churches are blessed through Grace to Naomi!
220 more need your support!
Grace to Naomi
Assists and establishes widows in their new found faith!
Saro-jini, Ven-ka-tam Pet village
Ba-ttha-la Kot-ta-mma, U-lava Padu village
M. Odamma, Para-kala village
L. Nar-sa-mma, Peda Ho-thuru village
K. Manga, Kun-ku-du-milli village
K. Bon-da-mma, Muddu-no-ru village
Anan-da-mma, Vala Gonda village
Mandi-konda Nar-samma, Peda Kode Paka village
T. Martha-mma, Ghanta-sala Pa-lem village
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