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10/23/2023 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In a quiet village nestled in the rolling hills of India, the sun would rise each day casting a hopeful light on the aspirations of its people. Yet, for the Dalit Christian families of this village, the sun often seemed to rise on another day of struggle, of discrimination, of generations ensnared in the clutches of poverty and inequality.

For more than half a century, the presence of Christianity had remained steadfast in this village. But while their faith had remained unshaken, their access to education and economic opportunity had languished in the shadows.

In this backdrop of struggle, Hope House emerged as a new alternative to the futures in which they were trapped. ICC’s proposal ignited the spark of change, aiming to break the chains of generational poverty and discrimination that had held these families captive for far too long.

Hope House’s dream was a humble one at the outset. A single primary school, but with a resounding purpose—to offer quality primary education and Bible teaching in the Middle East. This educational center would be the catalyst for transformation, offering not just knowledge, but also the key to self-confidence and dignity. It was envisioned as a sanctuary where the laughter of children echoed through the corridors, where dreams soared beyond the limitations of their circumstances, and where the knowledge of God and love for the Lord could be learned about at a young age. That dream will now cross continents.

ICC’ first Hope House in India will welcome 50 to 75 young minds. Our vision is that every classroom can become a sanctuary of empowerment, every teacher a guiding light, and every child a testament to the potential that has been unlocked. We pray the legacy of Hope House in India and around the world is etched into the very fabric of the community and stands as a testament to the power of education and the unwavering belief that every child deserves a chance. Please join us in praying for these incoming students.

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