Photo: Shelter Primary School girls
By Carl Stagner
In 2014, the Church of God was reintroduced to the Shelter at the Church of God Convention. That year, the ministry, which began housing unprotected orphan girls a hundred years earlier, held a grand celebration of God’s goodness and provision. At the same time, the Church of God rallied around the Shelter and Church of God Trafficklight in the preventative role it plays in the fight against trafficking. A few years have passed since the spotlight was shone brightly on this life-giving work in Cuttack, India, but now they’re gearing up for another celebration with similar significance. This November, the Shelter Primary School, on the same grounds as the Girls Shelter Home, will set aside three days of centennial ceremony and activity to commemorate its impact on the church and community. Continue reading
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Tagged 100th anniversary, A. D. Kahn, Asia and the Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Centennial, Cuttack, Don Armstrong, education, Faith Stewart, girls, global, home, human trafficking, India, international, Shelter Primary School, Sonat and Nolini Mundal, The Shelter
Photo: Clothes drying at the Shelter.
By Don and Caroline Armstrong
Every year, on September 1, the Shelter celebrates its anniversary. I was there this year for the celebration of 102 years of changing the lives of girls who need love, education, and a chance for a better future. It was a time to remember the past and the dream of Rev. A. D. Kahn and the work of Faith Stewart, who helped make that dream a reality. It was also a time of gratitude for the recent changes to the property and a time of looking ahead to being able to help even more girls. Continue reading