The vision for Asha House was planted in the hearts of the house parents before they had even met. Both Victor and Simini felt the Lord calling them to be a father and mother to the orphaned and rejected children of northern India. Both hailing from South India, they have been called out of their comfort zones, out of the world they know and into a larger story of the Father Heart of God. They went separately to the same Bible College, never meeting until their field work in Delhi. They met working at a children’s home, where the Lord planted the vision to move out from their current ministry covering. They were to pioneer new work in parts of India where the gospel hasn’t reached, and where there is little or no community of believers.
Their passion is for the broken children of India, specifically those whose parents are sex workers. Asha House grew from their obedience and stepping out in faith when there was no clear path before them. In March of 2007, Asha officially celebrated its opening and took in two children from an impoverished village nearby. It has now grown to 27 children and 7 staff members, a large family, but a family nonetheless. There is no institutional care at this hom, Victor and Simini know each and every child’s story, heart, and personality. They share in the pain that the kids have undergone, and flood them with love to reawaken the dreams and freedom of a child’s heart. Many of these children come from broken homes, abusive situations, children of sex workers, poverty, and abandonment. Asha is a home for the children to receive redeeming love, a full, healthy diet, a great education, and a healthy community of believers. The children have a daily routine of rising at 5 am, they then have prayer, bath time, breakfast, and off to school. They arrive back in the afternoon around 3:00 where they have lunch, play time, study time, then evening prayer. After prayer they study, have dinner, and then its off to bed ready to start the whole day again. The children that don’t go to school spend their days being tutored by Asha staff members to prepare them for entering formal schooling. All of the children will attend an English medium school, so they will be trilingual when they finish their education. They know their village language, Hindi (the majority language in North India), and English the language of the business and professional world in India. For the first time, these children will have an opportunity to be set free from poverty, prostitution, and hopelessness.
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