Passage to Valiyamala
After reading my last post in this site-
A number of people responded and helped Mr. Joykutty in his “one man army” charity work. He called me and asked me to convey his thanks and prayers, may God bless those who forwarded the post to so many friends. May God bless all those kind hearted.
Here I am using my site for yet another cause. You might ask what this is for. As Tithe, one can give money, your skill, your time or your prayers. Here I use little of my time and effort for a genuine cause.
If you have a good home, good job, enough food to eat, clean water to drink, and your children study in good schools or well settled, please read this and forward it to your friends.
It is not a chain letter of humor; it is about life and survival of some people like you and me.
HOME FOR HOMELESS
Valiyamala is a rural village in the mountainous area few kilometers from the city of Trivandrum, capital of “Gods own country” called state of Kerala in south India. I often wonder is it really Gods own country after seeing the miserable state of affairs of those poor villagers living in this area.
Here one find only neglected people one can imagine. The politician make a visit once in five years to get their votes by giving empty promises, then nothing happens, no one turns up.
These are the poorest of the poor, whose lives are only horrible suffering and deprivation.
There is utter poverty. There is No electricity, No water in the village.
Please read this and see the pictures in this site and Iam sure Gods spirit will move you.
Home for Homeless Project
St.Vincent De Paul, Trivandrum chapter have been engaged in lot of charity works-like helping the needs of orphanages in and around the city, helping cancer patients coming to Regional Cancer centre, had adopted 7 families fully looking after their needs, helping out school children who cannot afford school fees and collecting and distributing used/old clothes to the poor. And so on..
Who are theÂ Real Heroes ?
These silent workers should be awarded “Lt Col, Doctorate, Padmasree, Sir and other victorious medals” for their silent crusade to avert poverty and help the needy. But only the famous and the filthy rich manage to get it.
When millions are betting on IPL cricket teams, there is no one to bet on these ill fated human beings.
Home of Hope
Recently I came to know more about the incredible work these guys (St.Vincent De Paul) are doing for the poorest of the poor in this remote village, irrespective of caste creed or religion and helping their most dire needs.
St Vincent De Paul, Trivandrum unit have taken a new initiative in making few homes for the poor a reality. They started this project in Rural Valiyamala Village.
They have completed one house, and making foundation for the second .But need your support to complete more.
A house near completion
Each stones you donate will be like a bead on the Rosary, marked by Gods blessing. You will be remembered by those living in it and by God.
To build a home for the one shown in picture cost around $3000. (Rs 1.5L)
A finished house
A parable from the bible-Lazarus In Abraham’s Bosom
Bible Luke 16:22-23in Jesus’ story of Poor Lazarus and the Rich Man.(please read and find out what it means to you)
How you can help
There are many ways you can be a part of their work-
and Any donation you give will provide food, shelter, for these homeless.
and Also your unique skills and love are always welcome.
and Your donation can help them build more small houses for homeless
and Your donation can provide clean water, medicines etc – you name it.
and Your donation can help Cancer patients in Regional cancer centre, giving food and money for buying medicines.
DONATIONS – you can donate to their work in whatever amount you are able. You will receive a thank-you note and a receipt.
You can contact Mr. Sunil (Jose Alexander, Manager State Bank of India, Trivandrum) who is organizing these events.
His Email Id: [email protected]
His mobile No.09447102026
(For all those who want to help these poor people, if not monetary, please forward this page to some one you know who is willing to help)
Thank you and God bless you all.