Water, Food, Blankets for Orphans

$42,522 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 496 people in 41 months
Kiran Raju Gollapalli is a Christian minister and friend of mine in Southern India. With the help of donors, he provides food and blankets for orphans and widows and drills water wells to provide badly needed fresh water for villages.

Kiran is associated with the churches of Christ and spreads the good news about Jesus while being Jesus' hands — meeting the daily physical needs of the people as well as their spiritual ones.

Ministers from Central Church of Christ in Meridianville, Alabama have visited Kiran and his work in person on several occasions and have personally attested to its effectiveness. Mr. Macky Shedd is one of those who have been there and can testify to the legitimacy of the work. If you would like to speak with Macky we can provide his contact information.



Depending on the depth of the water, it takes from $800 to $1,700 US to drill a well — much less than a similar project in the United States. This includes everything — the drilling itself, the well casing, and the pump for people to use. It is a tremendous improvement over carrying muddy water from a creek or river!




Kiran and his father have been doing this work for years and are very experienced. At times they receive aid from U.S. churches and organizations, but there is an ongoing need. Your donation would be extrememly helpful and deeply appreciated.

Some have asked if anyone has visited Kiran in person and can verify his work. The answer is, "Absolutely!" Christians from Central Church of Christ in Meridianville, Alabama have visited Kiran and his work in person on several occasions and have personally attested to its effectiveness. Mr. Macky Shedd is one of those who have been there and can testify to the legitimacy of the work. If you would like to speak with Macky we can provide his contact information.


You can obtain more information and references from Kiran's Facebook page, titled simply "Kiranraju Gollapalli." By the way, I am myself a donor.

Blessings
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Some have asked if anyone has visited Kiran in person and can verify his work. The answer is, "Absolutely!" Christians from Central Church of Christ in Meridianville, Alabama have visited Kiran and his work in person on several occasions and have personally attested to its effectiveness. Mr. Macky Shedd is one of those who have been there and can testify to the legitimacy of the work. If you would like to speak with Macky we can provide his contact information.
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For all of you who are so faithful in helping with this great work, thank you! I say again, Thank You! Thank you so very much for your kindness and generosity. Kiran works tirelessly to help scores of homeless orphans and some widows in southern India. In addition to feeding them, providing blankets and clothing, making Bibles available, and just generally being there for them, he also drills an occasional water well to provide clean, readily available water for villages which otherwise rely on polluted streams quite a distance away. The overall biggest physical need, however, is the food. Because of the cultural differences, $1 US will buy the equivalent of $5-$8 of food there, so a little help goes a long way.

I recently found out that Kiran is also slowly building a home for the orphans to live in. Although he does not use the funds from this site, he does occasionally get some funds from US churches to help in that building project. He dreams of the day when it will be ready and he can not only clothe and feed the kids, but provide housing for them as well.

And of course, the overall aim is to open hearts to the good news of Jesus Christ. We are feeding and clothing bodies, but our deepest prayers are for souls, hearts, and minds.

Thank you again for your generous help!

Eric
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Due to the generosity of many, Kiran is about to begin drilling a water well which will serve a large number of people in several villages. Among those folks are some Christians he works with there in several congregations. He tells me the need is great. Thank you all for your kindness and help. May God be glorified as we do His work.
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We just reached our goal of $4,000 for providing food, clothing, blankets, and water for the poor of southern India, and by doing so, of opening hearts to the good news about Jesus.

Thanks to all who have been so generous and faithful.

Kiran and I will confer about what path we will take next.

Blessings,

Eric Hardegree
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Perry Taylor
41 months ago
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I have been communicating with Kiran Raju for a few years. This is a great way to help people and the Lord's work!

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Scott Diddel
8 months ago
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I have come to know Kirin Gallipoli's 'Kindness-Mission' over the past few months. Truly he is a servant of God, as he cares for orphans and battered women. It is a privilege to support his commitment of kindness to others. My hope is that others will support Kirin's mission of caring and kindness. I am 100% all-in. God Bless you & yours Kirin!

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Raymond Hawkins
41 months ago
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"Kiranraju Gollapalli," God bless your good work.

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Gary Masch
9 months ago

OK Kiran, Was able to access Go fund me page through FB Messenger through Desktop PC. This Month $$ successful. Lord bless. Please continue to pray, feeling very much under attack since Christmas.

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Keep doing the work of the Lord faithfully. “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40 NIV

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Perry Taylor
41 months ago
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I have been communicating with Kiran Raju for a few years. This is a great way to help people and the Lord's work!

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Scott Diddel
8 months ago
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I have come to know Kirin Gallipoli's 'Kindness-Mission' over the past few months. Truly he is a servant of God, as he cares for orphans and battered women. It is a privilege to support his commitment of kindness to others. My hope is that others will support Kirin's mission of caring and kindness. I am 100% all-in. God Bless you & yours Kirin!

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Raymond Hawkins
41 months ago
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"Kiranraju Gollapalli," God bless your good work.

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Gary Masch
9 months ago

OK Kiran, Was able to access Go fund me page through FB Messenger through Desktop PC. This Month $$ successful. Lord bless. Please continue to pray, feeling very much under attack since Christmas.

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