stories of children of the camp of grace
STORIES OF CHILDREN OF THE CAMP OF GRACE
My name is Naga Durga. My father and mother died when I was a child. I am staying with my grandmother. I had a brother too. My Grandmother is too old to work. So we depend up on my brother, his earnings are too small to feed us so we fast regularly. I want to join in school and study for my better future. My grandmother did not allow me to go to school because sometimes I get small works in the rich people houses and earn few rupees. Many times I wept silently when I look at the children of my age going to school. School has become my favorite dream.
One day I heard that a pastor building a night school in our area. The elders of our village came to our house and persuaded my grandmother to join me in the night school “Camp of Grace”. I joined in the “Camp of grace”. The teachers of the Camp of Grace helped me to join in a Government school. Now every morning we have devotion at the Camp of Grace, after the devotion we have nice beverage. In the evening after the school we come back to the Camp of grace where we have tuitions, prayer and food. The teachers are telling the wonderful stories about Jesus. I am very happy because my dream came to be real through the “Camp of Grace”.
My name is Anjiah. I had a different life story. I have parents but they do not send me to school. Every morning my father went to canals to catch fish with hooks. My mother works as scavenger. They addicted to alcohol. Every evening they drink with their earnings. Every morning my parents send me to pick rags in the streets.
All day I pick rags in the streets, in the garbage heaps and in the evening I sell the rags and get about 20 rupees a day. I have to give those 20 rupees to my parents. Fasting has become a custom to me because of lack of food in our home. The Camp of grace is a boon to the children like me. They talked with my parents and joined me in the camp grace and also in the school. Now every day I am going to school and camp of grace. The teachers of the Camp of grace are teaching so many good things to us. They are teaching us songs, dances and Jesus stories also. I want to study well and become an officer.