PRINCE & PRINCESS

CARE FOR ORPHANED AND ABANDONED CHILDREN

Prince and Princess (P&P) is one of the projects of South Asia Evangelical Mission (SAEM) based in southern India. The aim of P&P is to raise orphaned and abandoned children in a family-oriented atmosphere and provide them with food, shelter, clothing, medical care, and loving care. These children became orphans by abandonment or loss of parents due to accidents, HIV/AIDS, and other misfortunes. Our desire is that these children would eventually become independent, successful individuals and disciples of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

At present P&P cares for 16 children between the ages of eight and fourteen. Eight children are cared for in a home-based setting under the supervision of house parents Paul and Joy Srinivasan, while eight children are cared for through their grandparents under the supervision of Moses Pugal and Suganti. Both groups of children are required to attend a partnering local church.

The cost of fully supporting all the needs of one of these children is $80 (USD) monthly.

PRINCE & PRINCESS HOME FOR ORPHANS VIDEOS

Meet some of our Prince & Princess Home for Orphans children as they recite Bible memory verses and celebrate the Christmas season.

CHILDREN’S HOME PLANS

A proposed building plan for Prince and Princess orphan home.

At present P&P is in a rented facility, but we are currently raising support to purchase land. We desire to build our own building so that we can provide adequate space for the children we have, with the potential to take in more children as the need arises. We are aspiring to become self-sustaining in the long-run through agriculture and other income projects.

The total cost of the land and building project is estimated to be $100,000 (USD).

PURE MINISTRIES

PURE Ministries was founded by Nick Sandusky, pastor of Arkabutla Baptist Church in Arkabutla, Mississippi. PURE Ministries is based on the Bible verse James 1:27: “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world” (KJV).

This highlights the importance of orphan care, which reflects our faith and practice. Our partnership began in January of 2015 when Pastor Nick Sandusky visited India to train pastors and missionaries for a week. His visit with P&P inspired him to enter into a partnership with us.

Pastor Sandusky observed: “As I saw the need of P&P it was this verse that kept running through my mind. There had to be something we could do to help. As I spent more time with John the more I saw that P&P was not just helping children materially, but more importantly they were investing in them spiritually. They pour the Gospel into these children, while praying they become witnesses for Christ in their own land one day.”

“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world”  James 1:27 (KJV)

HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT P&P?

1. Support the work through prayers.
2. Volunteer in a short-term mission trip.
3. Sponsor a child monthly with $80 (USD).
4. Donate towards the land and building project.
5. Donate towards the general needs of P&P.

TO SPONSOR AND DONATE

Checks can be made out and sent to:
Arkabutla Baptist Church
P.O. Box 310
Arkabutla, MS 38602
Note: Designate check or donation to PURE Ministries

CONTACTS

Email: john.india2010@gmail.com or john@saemindia.org
Cell phone: +91-979-106-6372
Facebook: facebook/john.india

Email: arkabutla.pastor@gmail.com
Cell phone: 918-527-4247

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My name is Rick Taylor and I live in New Market, Tennessee (USA). I first met John Scudder on a 2007 short-term missions trip to India. I have seen firsthand the spiritual and physical needs of the people of India. I can testify to the heart that John has for sharing the gospel in a part of the world that is in dire need of the good news of Jesus Christ. John is doing a much needed and necessary work through SAEM in India and could use your prayers, partnership, and financial support as he seeks to grow this ministry and impact more lives with the power of the gospel message.

Greetings, my name is Nick Sandusky and I pastor Arkabutla Baptist Church. In January of 2015 I was able to visit India, and meet our dear brother John Scudder. The longer I was around John the more I could sense his genuine spirit, and love for our Lord Jesus Christ. The first few days of our trip I was able to meet the children of P&P (Prince & Princess orphange), and see the facilities first hand. It was obvious that the need for this organization was great. A few weeks before I went to India I was reading through the Gospel of Luke. Although I have read this Gospel many times, it was this time that a certain verse stuck out to me.

It is found in Luke 12:48 and in it Jesus says, “For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.” As I saw the need of P&P it was this verse that kept running through my mind. There had to be something we could do to help. As I spent more time with John the more I saw that P&P was not just helping children materially, but more importantly they were investing in them spiritually. They pour the Gospel into these children, while praying they become witnesses for Christ in their own land one day.

As I returned home from this trip, John and P&P was constantly on my mind. I looked around at the blessings, comfort and provisions we have, and couldn’t help but be burdened for the needs of these children on the other side of the world.

I could write much more, but I will sum up the rest very quickly. The Lord laid it on my heart to present a ministry opportunity to our church. In March of 2015 we began praying about starting a ministry to support orphans around the world. That prayer became a reality when we began PURE Ministries. Our first goal was to help raise funds for P&P and their building project. However, John Scudder was able to visit us in September of 2015. With his visit PURE Ministries became convicted of a more urgent need than the building, and that was the immediate needs of the children of P&P. PURE asked John what the average cost to support a child was per month at P&P; as he mentioned above the cost is $80 a month. As a result PURE Ministries promoted an “adopt a child” campaign to the members of
Arkabutla Baptist Church. It was a huge success and I am grateful to say that through the sacrificial giving of God’s people, we were able to sponsor eight children of P&P. Because of this, though, we have not been able to give towards the land; it is my prayer that in the next year God will work mightily through you and PURE to help P&P complete this building project.

Please pray about supporting this work so that P&P will no longer have to turn away children who need a loving, and more importantly a Christian home. This is a dark land that is in need of a great light. What better way to reach the people of India, than by raising up Indian children to be missionaries to their own people. Blessings, Pastor Nick