A horribly early start, packing, breakfasting and gathering in the hotel foyer to be picked up at 8.15am in order to be at church for the service at 8.30. I felt very pious being here at such an ungodly hour. Normally I need anaesthetic if I’m to engage the world at this time of day. […]
Impessions of the Chennai slum On arrival we went to walk around the area the children who are being sponsored come from with Kevin the pastor (by the way Kevin is amazing, he and his wife feed over 250 children each day). I was shocked to see the living conditions they were horrendious. Very soon […]
Laurence’s Reflections on the first day of his return to Soveriegn King Mission and their ministry in a slum in Chennai. Arrived safely in Chennai. Greeted by Pastor Kevin and a driver, followed by a swift but hectic drive to our hotel. The traffic is utter chaos but must be governed by rules hidden from […]
Grassroots has been praying for our friends in Chennai as they serve their community and their neighbours. We have raised £3000 for relief packs as described in this email that we sent to our supporters. We then went on to raise another £3000 for immediate assistance for families that had to leave their homes, some […]
The whole city is devastated. Incredible levels of water have innundated everywhere. Our friends, Kevin & Deborah, who are pastors of a church in the middle of the slum, have had their own house filled with sewage water. Most of the houses of the children sponsored via Grassroots have lost everything and are their homes […]
One week a year at Sovereign King Mission in the Chennai slum is a Holiday Bible Club. Sharon and Karen arrived in time to join in the prize giving!
100s of people share each public toilet in the Chennai slum. Most have to walk 100ms or more from their house to reach what amounts to a hole without a lockable door. The hole is just a pipe leading into the river next to the community. We dont have a solution to the big sewage […]
These thoughts and experiences were sent a couple of days ago but got lost in internet sidings. Each of the team are telling us what is happening in their minds and hearts. First from Phil: Today we heard about “chicken 65”. Every day is a new food experience here. Every child we interview tells us […]