Such fun to meet children Grassroots has been sponsoring in India since we started almost 10 years ago. These two young people were both part of the first group of children we started supporting. This year they got married. Today in Chennai as told by Andy: “Most of the day we spent interviewing again. We […]
A team from the UK has traveled to India this week to help Grassroots with the annual audit of the child sponsorship that we run in partnership with Sovereign King Mission in one of the slums in Chennai. Sharon Anson (one of the Grassroots Directors) and Andy Myall (the Grassroots Treasurer) have 4 volunteers with […]
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!