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Last updated: March 3, 2023

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