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Last updated: September 15, 2023

Thank you so much for your amazing support! Please find Sister Christy’s update below:

What do your children do that makes you proud?

We are proud to see so many  of our children walking in faith. They also have very kind hearts.

Spotlight on Jenita Mary

Age: 8
Birthday: April 9
Jenita Mary is the oldest of two girls. Her father left the family to marry another woman. Her mother is a daily wage earner and felt she could not care for her daughters alone. Jenita Mary is a great singer. Please pray for her salvation and her health.
Prayer Request
For Pastor Joseph and Sister Christy – To serve the Lord well and for healing for Pastor Joseph’s stomach
For the kids – For their relationship with Christ and their future
For India – For the presidential election next year. May God’s will be done.
Thank you so much for all you do for this amazing family! Find Sister Christy’s update below.

How have you seen God work in your home lately?

We are so excited to see God at work in providing us the permanent building we have waited so long for. We have moved to so many different rentals and we are happy to say goodbye to renting soon.

Update on Arpana

Age: 21
Strengths: She loves to help in the kitchen, although maybe just because she loves to snack.
Dreams: She wants to be a pediatric nurse
Recent win: She just finished her nursing school degree and passed the exam!
Prayer request: Pray that she will show the light of Jesus to those around her.
Prayer Request
For Joseph and Christy – Strength to stand for God and His work in all circumstances
For the kids – For them to grow spiritually and learn to share God’s love with others
For India – For leaders to be elected that believe in religious tolerance

June 29, 2023

Thank you so much for your amazing contributions to give the caregivers and kids at House of Joy security and peace. Please find Sister Christy’s report below:

Spotlight on Selvi

Age: 14
Birthday: January 15
After Pandimeena and Selvi’s mother died, their father tried to kill the children. He went to jail and their brother was left to care for his siblings. Eventually, Selvi’s brother decided that the burden was too great and brought Pandimeena and Selvi to House of Joy. Please pray for her mental health.
Prayer Request
For Pastor Joseph and Sister Christy – He is dealing with a skin problem and an earache
For the kids – For the kids’ faith
For India – Religious persecution and sectarianism

May 31, 2023




Hi everyone! Thank you so much for supporting House of Joy faithfully. I wanted to introduce you to the new members of the family.

Jenita Mary and Jelina Ann’s parents are unable to provide for the girls. Their relatives determined that House of Joy would be a better environment for them and brought them to live there. Please pray for their bright future and that circumstances would change so home would be a good environment for them.
Stella Mary’s father recently died of a heart attack and her mother is a day laborer. Her mother, feeling unable to raise her alone, brought Stella Mary to House of Joy. Please pray for her comfort, as well as her mother.
Please pray for the whole House of Joy family as they adjust, as well as for these girls and their families. Thank you and I hope your summer is off to a wonderful start!
Thank you so much for your continued support of House of Joy. Please enjoy Sister Christy’s update below:  

What do the kids in your home call you?

They call us Mummy and Pappa

Spotlight on Roshan

Age: 15
Birthday: April 20
Roshan arrived two years ago and his family does not visit. He will be going into 10th grade in the fall. He smiles a lot and is very interested in the sport kabaddi. Please pray for his salvation.
Prayer Request
For Pastor Joseph and Sister Christy – For strength 
For the kids – Their health
For India – For state elections coming up
March 3, 2023
Thank you for your continued support! Please enjoy this report from Sister Christy.

What would you like your home to be like five years from now?

We hope to continue to help many children.

Spotlight on Krishna Veni

Age: 11
Birthday: June 7

Pavithra, Krishna Veni, and Sri Lakhsmi came to House of Joy in 2021. Their mother is suffering from tuberculosis and is too weak to care for the girls. Their father is a daily laborer and cannot make enough money on his own to provide for them. Because of this, their father brought them to House of Joy. Since arriving, no one has come to visit the girls. Krishna Veni likes to sing and is a good student. Please pray for her health, as she is anemic. Please also pray for the girls and their parents and that they will be able to return home.

Prayer Request
For Pastor Joseph and Christy – For strength and wisdom
For the kids – Many kids are sick due to the weather
For India – For new leaders to be elected who believe in religious freedom

New Headshots

January 24, 2023

January 24, 2023

Thank you for your support of House of Joy. I know Pastor Joseph and Sister Christy are eternally grateful for you. Please enjoy the update below:

If someone to you they wanted to start a children’s home, what advice would you give them?

  1. You must enjoy working with children
  2. Be careful about where you work
  3. The parents must be a team
  4. Respect each child’s individuality
  5. Get to know each child’s story

Spotlight on Sri Lakshmi

Age: 7

Birthday: June 8

Sri Lakshmi and her two sisters were brought to House of Joy by their father. Their mother is very ill and with no other family support, he found the burden of caring for his wife and the girls, while working to provide for everyone, to be too much. Please pray that the family will find some way to be reunited and that they will all come to trust in Jesus.

Prayer Request
For Pastor Joseph and Sister Christy – For strength and guidance with the construction of their new building
For the kids – For their upcoming exams
For India – For the upcoming elections to bring leaders who believe in religious freedom

November 28, 2022

Thank you so much for your continued support of House of Joy! Enjoy Sister Christy’s update below:

How do you show your children that you love them without using words?

We are there for them in every situation.

Spotlight on Prasanna

Age: 9
Birthday: December 5
Prasanna is his parents’ third son. Their father left and their mother is not well and so she brought them to House of Joy. Please pray that they will be able to be reunited with her. Additionally, Prasanna fell while playing recently and fractured both his arms. Please pray that they will heal well!
Prayer Requests
For Pastor Joseph and Sister Christy – For wisdom and guidance
For the kids – For them to grow in their relationship with God
For India – For their rulers to know God’s love

 Thanks for loving House of Joy so well! Please find Sister Christy’s update below:

If you could relive one day from the past at your children’s home, which day would it be and why?
We loved the day when the Boaz team came to visit. It gave us great joy.

Spotlight on Govindraj

Age: 12
Govindraj’s parents died of COVID. Nobody wanted to take him and his siblings so they were brought to House of Joy. Sister Christy has tried many times to help him transition to Bethel, her brother’s nearby boys’ home, but he doesn’t want to go. Please pray for him to be able to heal from his past.
Prayer Requests
For Sister Christy and her family – For relief from stress
For the children – To settle into regular school rhythms after two years of disruption
For India – For relief from heavy taxes and bad inflation

Last updated: March 22, 2022

Thank you so much for your support of House of Joy! I hope you’re having a nice spring. See Sister Christy’s update below:


Can you tell us about a specific challenge you saw God overcome for your home?
God has provided miracles for us many times. At one point last year, during a high spot in the pandemic, several girls were not feeling well. We prayed and one week later, everyone was healthy!

Spotlight on Manju


Age: 21
Birthday: March 16
Manju’s mother brought her to House of Joy after she remarried. It is common for stepparents in India to refuse to care for their stepchildren. Manju is now in nursing school and knows Jesus as her lord and savior. Please pray for her bright future.
Prayer Requests
For Pastor Joseph and Sister Christy – For strength and good health to care well for the children
For the girls – For health and safety
For India – For religious freedom

Last updated: January 14, 2022

Thank you for your constant support! We appreciate you so much. Please find Sister Christy’s update below:

If you could guarantee anything for all of the children in your care, what would it be?
Sister Christy would like to guarantee three things for her girls:
  1. An excellent education and a good place in society
  2. Salvation and a strong faith
  3. To get them settled in a good marriages

Spotlight on Jennifer

Age: 21
Birthday: February 10
Jennifer is in nursing school. They know nothing about the location of her family. Please pray for her health, as she was ill last week
Prayer Requests
For Pastor Joseph and Sister Christy – For wisdom as they take care of the children and for their health
For the girls – For their health
For India – For all to know Christ and for wisdom for their leaders