In November of the year 2000, a very important milestone took place in the world mission ministry of the Maranatha Full Gospel Churches. Under Maranatha World Missions, a new ministerial outreach called Maranatha Jubilee Children’s Home was begun in the city of Jagadelpur in state of Chattisgarh in India. By the grace of God for the last 17 years, this ministry has continued to serve the needs of orphan children in one of most desolate parts of the world.
In 2010, a brand new facility was constructed for the purpose of better ministry to the orphan children who come from the states of Chattisgarh and Orissa. This is an area that lacks in medical care, decent education resources and efficient utility systems in water and electricity. Epidemics such as Polio, Hepatitis, Malaria, Jaundice, and (perhaps more frightening than anything else) sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS are heavily prevalent in this part of India. In an area of the world where the average family has about 9 children and where economic disparity is so great, the plight of street children is virtually considered hopeless, unless they are given help, and that is exactly the purpose of Maranatha Jubilee Children’s Home.
It is our goal to take the children who are brought here and see to their spiritual, physical, educational, and medical needs. Each child who is part of this orphanage can stay up till the age of 18 during which time under our care they will be reared in a Christian environment and all the expenses for their physical and academic needs will be provided. But the responsibility for these children often does not end at the age of 18. For those who are academically proficient, we would like to help them achieve a higher degree and chances to better a better livelihood.