The Bible has much to say about caring for elderly parents and other family members who are not able to care for themselves. The early Christian church acted as the social services agency for other believers. They cared for the poor, the sick, the widows and the orphans who had no one else to care for them. Christians who had family members in need were expected to meet those needs. Unfortunately, caring for our parents in their old age is no longer an obligation that many of us are willing to accept.
elderly people need or want constant, live-in care in their
children's homes. They may prefer to live in a community with other
people their age, or they may be quite capable of complete
independence. Regardless of the circumstances, we still have
obligations to our parents. If they are in need of financial
assistance, we should help them. If they are sick, we should take
care of them. If they need a place to stay, we should offer our
home. If they need help with household and/or yard work, we should
step up to assist. And if they are under the care of a nursing
facility, we need to assess the living conditions to make sure our
parents are being properly and lovingly cared for.
Carmel Charitable Trust is
an old age home, the brain
child of Rev. Dharmadas.
He got the vocation at
childhood and completed
the course of priesthood at
the age of 21. Rev. Dharmadas
has been deeply involved in
the Godly missionary work for the last 28 years. Due to a particular divine vision, for the past 8 years, Rev. Dharmadas has extended the missionary work from preaching to charitable endeavours. In this busy and tiring schedule he could find time to practice Geriatrics.
Today, Rev. Dharmadas has now committed himself to looking after and caring the abandoned ones and preach the God's purpose for the people.
We have around twenty numbers
in our old age home - Carmel Charitable Trust. We would like to take
care of at least 50 members. But we are helpless, because for each
person we need a minimum 2000 Indian Rupees per month. We would like
you or anyone like you to support us, by w ay of money or resources.
We would be thankful to you and the Almighty would surely bless you
for your kind gestures.
Everyday people come to us to join our old age home - Carmel Charitable Trust - due to sufficient reasons. Various difficulties are restraining us from admitting new people. Moreover, presently we are able to accommodate only ladies. We are not able to accommodate men due to infrastructure problems.
There are a lot many fathers abandoned by their children. To build facilities for such men, Carmel Charitable Trust would have to find nearly 15 lakhs Indian Rupees. Here again, we hope for a positive response from the kind-hearted.
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