Tuin’s Story: An Indian Refugee

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Week 12 TuinFACT:

Many people are refugees in their own countries. They have been forced to leave their homes because of war, violence, or persecution because they are of a particular ethnic group or religion. In India some Christian tribes have been forced out of their villages because of their religion.

STORY:

Tuin is a refugee in her own country—she is called an Internally Displaced Person or IDP. She and her family were forced to leave their home and are trying to make a new life. The Hindustani Covenant Church is helping Tuin and her family.

Tuin and her little sister Rinki were sick when they arrived, but thanks to the HCC health clinic they are each doing much better. Rinki is among fifty-four children who are learning the basics of education at the HCC learning center. Tuin says her sister loves to learn. The teachers are kind and Rinki also receives healthy food at the learning center. Tuin is learning to sew. She says, “My mom and I are learning how to sew at the center.

We are already sewing dresses for ourselves and others. Being able to sew will mean we can make money for our family.”

“My father Dusa is a farmer. The Hindustani Covenant Church leased land to my father so that he and others could plant crops. My father sold the crops at the market and made enough money to pay for the land and have money for our family. I am grateful for the help we have received from the Hindustani Covenant Church. My family and I have made many new friends and now we are a part of the church as well. My favorite day is Sunday when we all worship together.”

REFLECTION:

What would it be like to be sick and not have medicine or enough food to eat? Tuin says her little sister enjoys learning. What do you enjoy learning about? Tuin says worshiping on Sunday is her favorite thing to do. What are some ways we worship God? Find India on a map.

RESPONSE:

Pray for Tuin, Rinki, and their family. Thank God for their health and for what they are learning. Thank God that we can help all the children we have read about through our prayers and our offerings.

 

Weekly, we will be posting the materials from the Kids Helping Kids: Refugee curriculum for your ease on our blog. You can access this project and learn more here. On our website you will find helpful resources for these stories including a powerpoint, prayer cards, and maps. Give to this project here.

 

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