If this letter from a sponsored child doesn’t make you glad you support CRF, we don’t know what will!
I am Suresh. My parents suffered heavy debts raising cotton on leased land to pay the debts. The moneylender took my father and mother to North India to work on a road contract. I was stopped from going to school and made a cattle herder. My friends didn’t come near me because I smelled of cattle dung. My friends went to the fields to cut and carry grass to my master’s house. I washed buffaloes while my friends listened to their teachers.
I thought my happy childhood was over. One day a cow went missing, and my master tied me to an electrical pole and beat me mercilessly. Hearing my wails, the village officers got me released. He informed my plight to the housemother at New Horizon Cottage at CRF in Chandrakal. By lunchtime the next day, I came into the care of CRF. I ate a full meal after three months. The next day I went to school. Madhava Reddy taught me to play cricket. Sister Thulasi taught me to sing. I learned action songs.
Every night I was told stories from the Bible. I came to know about Jesus. I personally feel He untied me from the electrical pole that day and saved me. I feel his love through CRF, my sponsors, and my new mom and dad at New Horizon Cottage. Whenever I go to my village, I tell them amazing stories I learn from the Bible. At home I help my younger brothers with their homework and school projects. With your help God willing I will be a Hindi language teacher in three years time.
Had CRF and my sponsors not helped me, Suresh the herd boy would have been herdsman Suresh. Praise be to our Lord for this new life.
May God Bless You, Suresh