Children in a slum settlement like this one received an education after women from a local church heard about their struggles.

Having clean, healthy water to drink is a constant struggle for people living in one slum of Delhi, India. This need drew the attention of a few women belonging to the Women’s Fellowship at a local church where a GFA–supported missionary serves as pastor. When the women heard about the problem, they began visiting the settlement to find opportunities to share about the true source of Living Water with those in need.

While serving in the area, they noticed that water wasn’t the only thing lacking. The children there were deprived of a basic level of education. So the women took the initiative to start a Bridge of Hope center where they could learn basic English and improve in their native language as well. Around 35 children are enrolled there.

Seeing the favorable response from the center, the Women’s Fellowship has also started a Sunday school.

[The] children come enthusiastically to learn stories and basic teachings from the Bible,” reports a GFA field correspondent.

Five Bible college students also visited the area on India’s Independence Day to distribute clean drinking water to around 200 people. They also shared the message of Christ with the slum residents.

Our correspondent asks for prayer for the young children living in the slums, that through the Bridge of Hope center that was set up, this next generation would not suffer the hardships their parents face, and they would come to know the Lord.