Hope In Motion

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript



Series Code: HIM

Program Code: HIM000107A

00:10 Our television series "Hope in Motion"
00:13 has been a big success,
00:15 and we want to continue to share with you
00:17 some of the field stories
00:19 that we have filmed over the years.
00:21 So just from time to time
00:23 it may refer to Asian Aid
00:26 as we reflect on these great stories
00:29 as we share them with you.
00:37 The medical ministry
00:38 of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
00:40 not only attends to the medical needs,
00:42 but also shows the love of Jesus
00:44 to those who come to its facilities
00:46 seeking medical treatment.
00:48 In this episode of Hope in Motion,
00:50 we go to Giffard Memorial Hospital
00:52 and the College of Nursing in Nuzvid, India,
00:55 and see how Child Impact International
00:57 is helping this pioneering institution
01:00 in training young people in God's service.
01:02 I guess, we traditionally
01:04 think of sponsorship of children
01:05 sitting in a classroom.
01:07 But here, at Giffard Memorial Hospital,
01:09 we see the end result, we see the success of girls,
01:14 especially who are now doing full nursing courses,
01:18 who are making a real contribution
01:21 to the medical work of the church.
01:23 We meet Alice Joseph,
01:25 a gold medal winner from its nursing program
01:27 and see how Child Impact sponsorship
01:30 has helped her achieve this great feat.
01:32 I think it's a great blessing being sponsored,
01:35 I'm thankful for what they did for my life
01:38 for bringing me to the stage,
01:40 and I hope one day
01:41 that I would do something for them.
02:00 Child Impact International is an organization giving hope
02:04 previously called Asian Aid.
02:06 Child Impact International
02:07 is an organization fostering permanent positive change
02:11 in the lives of disadvantaged children and their communities.
02:15 Child Impact is committed
02:16 to making a difference in the lives of children
02:19 and those who are in need.
02:20 Serving communities in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka,
02:24 Myanmar, and will soon expand to other countries.
02:27 For the last 50 years,
02:29 Child Impact has invested in the futures of people
02:32 and their investment is proving infinite returns,
02:35 driven by the dedication
02:36 to helping those who have the least.
02:38 Child Impact is an organization
02:40 focused on the welfare of children,
02:43 implementing diverse development projects
02:45 and sponsoring thousands of children.
02:47 Their outreach expands from child rescue operations
02:50 to providing an education for orphans,
02:53 deaf, and the blind children
02:55 giving them a sense of place, a home,
02:57 but above all, Child Impact is an organization giving hope,
03:01 giving hope to children, giving hope to communities,
03:05 giving hope to the ones who needed the most.
03:07 This is Hope in Motion.
03:26 Usha Rani is a second year nursing student
03:29 at the College of Nursing in Nuzvid, India.
03:32 As part of Giffard Memorial Hospital,
03:34 the College of Nursing brings in aspiring nursing students
03:37 from Adventist backgrounds like Usha.
03:40 Child Impact International over the years
03:42 has helped many young women like Usha through sponsorship.
03:46 Because of the Asian Aid
03:48 many, many, many students
03:51 could educate themselves in our college.
03:54 It's a tremendous opportunity for the students to grab that
04:01 and to excel in their studies and then educate themselves
04:06 and then have a bright future.
04:09 Usha Rani is looking forward to this bright future.
04:13 Having born into a poor Adventist family,
04:15 Usha has been supported
04:17 by Child Impact sponsorship program
04:19 from kindergarten.
04:20 She is the youngest of four girls in the family,
04:23 and Usha's parents had to constantly worry
04:25 about their financial instability.
04:27 This led to marital issues between her parents
04:30 and they separated
04:31 when Usha was still a young girl.
04:33 Her mother took care of her
04:34 and her three older sisters
04:36 by selling vegetables in the village.
04:38 Their hardship was compounded
04:39 when her mother was hospitalized
04:41 with jaundice.
04:43 By the time they realized
04:44 that she is suffering from jaundice
04:46 and take her for treatment it became worse.
04:49 They couldn't treat her.
04:50 Doctors said no hope
04:52 and she was like one week in the hospital
04:56 but no improvement in the health status.
04:59 Like that she passed away in the hospital only.
05:02 That time also I was in hostel only,
05:04 I didn't know anything about
05:05 my mother's health condition.
05:07 Then by the time I came here
05:09 she is no more, she passed away.
05:13 When our mother passed away,
05:15 I wanted to bring my husband here
05:17 and take care of my sister
05:19 because she was still very young at that time.
05:21 But my husband was not willing,
05:23 he said, "When your father is not taking care of you all,
05:26 why should I take care of her?"
05:28 So my husband left me
05:30 and I came here to take care of them.
05:34 Usha's mother died five years ago
05:36 and legal requirements forced her father
05:38 to be her guardian.
05:40 After my mother died
05:43 it's compulsory I should stay with my father
05:45 because no source for me.
05:47 Nobody used to take care of us
05:48 because already my three sisters,
05:50 they got married.
05:52 They went to stay with their husbands.
05:54 After that when I was staying with my father,
05:57 he also became sick because he also become old,
06:02 he couldn't work.
06:03 He is diabetic patient.
06:05 Then due to some family problems
06:09 my elder sister...
06:10 she had some problem with her husband.
06:13 She came home
06:15 and now she is taking care of my father and me.
06:24 Poverty passes on from generation to generation.
06:27 Without any education,
06:29 people in rural India
06:30 are forced to follow their parents
06:32 into working in the fields or doing manual labor,
06:35 sometimes as domestic help.
06:37 Usha's father, although old and diabetic,
06:39 is forced to work in the fields nearby
06:42 just so he can earn something to support himself
06:45 and his eldest daughter who is caring for him.
06:52 Usha's sister, Rathnakumari
06:54 owns a petty shop selling vegetables.
06:57 Fortunately for Usha, she has the opportunity
07:00 to break the shackles of poverty.
07:02 Child Impact sponsorship has given her
07:04 that opportunity to uplift herself
07:06 and help her support her family in the future.
07:09 If you help the family,
07:11 that help may not be for longer time.
07:14 But if you help a child in a family
07:16 and educate the child
07:18 and that child when he gets into job,
07:20 he can take care of the entire family
07:22 and it can be a big blessing to the entire family.
07:25 So therefore, Seventh-day Adventist,
07:27 wherever we have our colleges, wherever we have a school,
07:31 wherever we have our hospitals,
07:32 we take it like a privilege to invite students
07:35 from all backgrounds and to educate them
07:38 so that they would become workers,
07:43 come back to our institutions and serve in our institutions.
07:47 So what we do,
07:49 it will not go waste
07:50 but they will come back
07:52 and then help taking care of responsibilities,
07:55 taking care of various jobs that we entrust to them.
07:59 I would say if there is no sponsorship,
08:02 I think majority of them
08:03 will not be having this education
08:05 that they are actually going through.
08:06 And if you actually take the financial background
08:09 of many of our students,
08:11 they come from very poor backgrounds.
08:13 And some of them have a really pathetic background,
08:16 and this sponsorship
08:18 that they are getting from very kind donors,
08:21 I mean, God has, I pray that God will bless them
08:24 because they're really doing a lot of services.
08:26 And by helping these poor students
08:29 in getting some education,
08:31 they are really going a long way
08:33 to build a bright future for these students.
08:35 Without this sponsorship,
08:36 I'm sure they will not be able to get this education
08:39 and they will not be able to do
08:41 what they're doing and their future we do not know
08:43 what it could be given the financial conditions
08:45 from which they've come.
08:47 So I really pray,
08:48 we always remember these sponsors
08:50 because we do not know
08:51 whether they have seen these children or not,
08:53 but the kindness,
08:55 they've been helping our students,
08:56 and we really appreciate them,
08:58 and we pray that God will bless those sponsors
09:00 who have been helping our students.
09:03 I wouldn't have got that sponsorship
09:05 from Asian Aid,
09:07 definitely, I'm not sure
09:09 that I would have studied in such Adventist institutions.
09:13 Sponsorship is like
09:14 they are supporting me financially.
09:17 Everything they are giving books and all...
09:19 From LKG I was supported by Asian Aid help.
09:24 Usha Rani has gone through
09:26 Child Impact sponsorship program
09:27 since kindergarten,
09:29 and it is continuing to support Usha
09:31 through her nursing program
09:32 at the College of Nursing in Nuzvid.
09:35 Nurses are in high demand, and no doubt,
09:37 Usha would be employed almost immediately
09:40 upon her completing her nursing program.
09:42 Thanks to Child Impact sponsorship,
09:44 she will not only stand on her own
09:46 as a working professional,
09:48 but also be a service to her family,
09:50 and above all, to the community as a whole.
09:54 I guess we traditionally think
09:55 of sponsorship of children sitting in a classroom.
09:58 But here at Giffard Memorial hospital,
10:01 we see the end result, we see the success of girls,
10:06 especially who are now doing full nursing courses,
10:10 who are making a real contribution
10:12 to the medical work of the church,
10:14 even to community hospitals.
10:20 My father cannot support us
10:22 and we don't have any brothers to support us.
10:26 I'm so thankful to Asian Aid and my sister's sponsors.
10:31 If Asian Aid is not there,
10:33 I would not make her to study this much.
10:35 We would have gotten her married
10:37 in the village and she may be doing
10:39 some manual labor in the fields.
10:41 Because of Asian Aid,
10:43 my sister is able to receive an education,
10:46 and I want to thank the sponsor.
10:48 These are people who do not know us,
10:51 they have not met us
10:52 and we have not seen them
10:54 but still they are sponsoring my sister.
10:57 I'm able to give my emotional support to her
11:00 only because of these sponsors.
11:02 I'm praying for them,
11:03 I pray that God will prosper them
11:05 and give them good health.
11:07 I thank them with all my heart.
11:12 The healing ministry
11:14 of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
11:15 is in the forefront of its mission
11:17 to spread the good news and the love of Jesus
11:20 through its clinics and hospitals.
11:22 At Giffard Memorial,
11:23 young people are being trained in God's service.
11:26 And at School of Nursing,
11:27 they are not only trained to give manual nursing care,
11:30 but also show Christian love
11:32 and to share God's love
11:33 with those who come seeking medical help.
11:36 When we come back,
11:37 we look at how Child Impact is helping
11:39 this pioneering institution
11:41 in training young people in this healing ministry.
11:44 And meet Alice
11:45 and see how Child Impact's sponsorship
11:47 has helped her bring laurels to her sponsors,
11:50 her home, and her school.
11:52 I think it's a great blessing being sponsored.
11:55 I'm thankful for what they did for my life,
11:58 for bringing me to the stage.
12:00 And I hope one day
12:02 that I would do something for them.
12:12 A couple of years ago,
12:13 my daughters and I had
12:15 a wonderful opportunity to travel to India.
12:17 And while we were there,
12:19 we met yet another part of our family,
12:21 that's our sponsor daughter Sheila.
12:23 We've had the privilege of sponsoring Sheila
12:25 through Child Impact International
12:27 for more than three years now.
12:30 And, you know, while we were there,
12:31 she shared with us
12:33 that her dream was to become a nurse.
12:36 Now, it's a wonderful privilege for us as a family
12:39 to know that she is fulfilling that dream.
12:42 Sheila is now studying to be a nurse.
12:45 She's in college
12:47 and we could not be happier for her.
12:49 It's been wonderful to be part of that journey with her.
12:52 And, you know, sponsoring a child
12:54 through Child Impact,
12:55 it's made an incredible difference
12:57 for our family.
12:58 And I know that for you,
13:00 sponsoring a child can make a difference for you too.
13:03 But most importantly,
13:04 it can make the difference
13:06 in the life of a child every day.
13:17 At Adventist mission schools
13:19 like this one in Bangladesh,
13:21 Child Impact International sponsors
13:23 hundreds of children.
13:25 We often think that sponsorship
13:27 only impacts on the life of the child,
13:29 but it's much wider than that.
13:31 It impacts on the parents and on the community.
13:35 But more important, it impacts on the school.
13:38 It becomes valuable income for the school,
13:41 and then in turn,
13:43 it impacts on hundreds of other children.
13:45 I just ask that you would consider
13:47 sponsoring a child with Child Impact
13:50 or supporting one of its valuable projects
13:53 that will improve education and Adventist mission schools
13:57 like this one and right here.
14:23 Giffard Memorial Hospital in Nuzvid
14:25 is an Adventist Hospital established in 1935,
14:29 and has spearheaded
14:30 and served the medical needs of communities
14:32 in and around Nuzvid.
14:34 In its 80 year history,
14:36 the hospital has treated thousands of people
14:38 who often come from poor villages
14:40 with problems ranging from common illness to snakebites.
14:44 Along with the medical center,
14:46 Giffard Memorial has also been instrumental
14:48 in taking the mission
14:49 and the good news of the church to people around Nuzvid.
14:53 Because of this hospital
14:55 more than 50 churches
14:58 were established in and around Nuzvid.
15:02 And each church is doing so good.
15:05 From those churches we get the students.
15:07 Here they do their general nursing program
15:09 and BSc nursing program.
15:11 We are hoping to start MSc nursing program.
15:13 That means from LKG until PG course
15:17 they can complete their studies here.
15:19 What a blessing that would be!
15:23 Recently, Giffard Memorial Hospital branched out
15:25 to start a nursing program
15:27 primarily for students from Adventist backgrounds
15:30 who wish for a career in nursing.
15:32 Last year, the College of Nursing
15:34 was privileged to send out its first batch of graduates.
15:37 It was a proud moment for the college
15:39 as they had a 100% passing result.
15:42 I know, as a principal, I found it quite challenging.
15:45 It was the first batch of students
15:47 and we had a lot of difficulties also,
15:50 but the good Lord was there with us
15:52 and we put in all our efforts to see
15:55 that our students could get the best.
15:57 With God's help,
15:58 we got quite a few distinctions
16:01 and we had 100% pass results
16:03 from the first batch of students.
16:05 And we were really excited about it,
16:07 and we thank God for all these blessings
16:09 and the way He has led us marvelously.
16:13 Although a majority of the students
16:15 in the College of Nursing come from Adventist families,
16:18 many cannot afford a college education.
16:20 They come from small towns and villages like Usha Rani.
16:24 This is where Child Impact
16:25 plays a crucial role in providing
16:27 the means necessary for these aspiring students
16:30 through its sponsorship program.
16:32 I visited a lot of different medical facilities in the US,
16:37 so it's a real privilege and very exciting for me
16:38 to come here to this hospital here in India
16:41 where students are being trained
16:42 and are being able to work and serve the community.
16:46 As a sponsorship manager in the US,
16:49 I see it from one angle.
16:50 And, now you see the students as they grow
16:53 and then to come here,
16:54 and everywhere you go
16:55 it's someone who has grown up through the Asian Aid system
16:58 who is now serving the community as a nurse.
17:01 And what a privilege and what an opportunity
17:03 it is for them to serve patients
17:05 when they're vulnerable to share Jesus with them
17:08 in this life of service.
17:11 Alice Joseph joined the nursing staff
17:13 at Giffard Memorial last year.
17:15 She was part of the first batch of the graduating class
17:18 and was sponsored by Child Impact
17:20 through her nursing program.
17:22 Last year she brought laurels to the institution
17:25 by winning a gold medal at her graduation.
17:28 Like I just wanted,
17:30 this was like one time accomplishment.
17:33 So I just wanted the first mark
17:37 but I didn't think of the gold medal.
17:39 And by God's grace I got it.
17:41 And one thing
17:43 that made me happy for getting us
17:46 from where I came, for them the good name,
17:48 that is from Sunshine and the Asian Aid.
17:51 I just felt happy for that,
17:52 even I didn't tell my mom that I got gold medal.
17:55 But first, I told Beulah Aunty.
17:58 And I could see that smile on her face
18:00 and she was happy like, at least from Sunshine,
18:03 you are the one who got it, so I'm happy for that.
18:08 I was very proud.
18:10 I know I'm so proud that Alice has made it
18:16 and even Ashwini, the girl who is from Sunshine
18:21 who studied with her, she got a distinction.
18:24 And both these children have always
18:28 excelled in their studies right from grade one.
18:32 And to see that they kept that constantly
18:35 and try to do their best even at the college level,
18:39 it made me really proud
18:41 to be able to be there and witness that
18:43 and be part of that celebration.
18:55 Alice grew up at Sunshine home in Bangalore,
18:58 and she has fond memories of the place she calls home.
19:02 It's like a family over there,
19:04 and lots of children we can play around.
19:08 And we have, like we feel that we have someone beside us.
19:12 We never feel lonely
19:14 because we had all the children around us.
19:17 So I cherish this moment
19:19 because right now, we don't get time
19:21 even to spend time with the children,
19:23 so I miss that one a lot.
19:27 Their mother brought Alice and her twin sister Angela
19:30 to Sunshine home
19:31 when they were just five years old
19:33 after their father abandoned them.
19:36 The father left,
19:37 abandoned the family
19:39 and the mother had to become the breadwinner.
19:43 And she couldn't go for the job
19:45 because she had these two little girls,
19:47 and she was desperate to find a solution.
19:51 And someone told her about Sunshine,
19:53 and so she came and asked
19:56 if we could take the children in.
19:58 And looking at her desperate condition,
20:01 we did take the children in so that she could survive.
20:06 Bringing her two young girls to Sunshine
20:08 was hard for her,
20:09 but she had to do it for their survival
20:11 and that of her own.
20:12 Most often in an abandoned situation,
20:15 the child will not be able to get the basic requirement
20:18 such as a decent meal a day.
20:20 And in cases
20:22 where the mother is unable to work,
20:23 both the mother and children will eventually face hardship
20:26 beyond their control, leading even to their death.
20:30 In Alice's case,
20:31 her mother had to make a sacrifice
20:33 to give up her children,
20:34 to put them in a home
20:35 so that at least her children had a future
20:38 and she could be free to find a job
20:40 just to survive.
20:41 Sunshine did give them a good future,
20:44 and thanks to Child Impact sponsorship,
20:46 Alice and her sister were able to go to school
20:49 and be educated.
20:50 The love and care they received at Sunshine
20:52 has had a huge influence on them.
20:55 Basically, any child that comes into our home
21:00 is one more added member to the family.
21:03 And the children bond so easily and so fast,
21:08 and it's a lifelong bond.
21:10 And they sense that they belong to a family,
21:12 it's something bigger.
21:14 And I'm sure
21:16 each of our children are proud to be part of Sunshine.
21:21 The children are indeed proud to be part of Sunshine.
21:25 In fact, for a majority of them,
21:26 Sunshine is the only home they have known.
21:29 And Alice owes her success to becoming a nurse
21:32 to Sunshine home.
21:33 First, I decided I wanted to become a teacher,
21:37 like when we write letters and all,
21:38 that was my desire.
21:40 Then as I grew up,
21:41 I used to see
21:43 so many of our sisters in Sunshine,
21:45 like nurses with that white uniform,
21:47 giving injections and all.
21:49 So I had that desire
21:51 that I should also become a nurse.
21:55 We've had about 35 girls who are nurses.
21:59 I think, initially,
22:00 the girls who finished nursing
22:03 were role models for these girls.
22:05 And everyone looked up to them
22:07 and decided they want to do exactly
22:10 what the older ones did.
22:12 And they have the ability and the opportunity
22:17 to be of service to people and they enjoy it.
22:22 Because being at Sunshine
22:23 is not just looking after themselves,
22:25 each one of them has had
22:27 responsibility of the little one,
22:29 to look after the little ones,
22:30 and they developed leadership skills
22:34 and skills in serving others, so that's what they like to do.
22:40 The desire to excel in her studies and in life
22:42 grew out of her experience at Sunshine.
22:45 And with Child Impact's help,
22:47 she grabbed all the opportunity
22:48 that came her way to become a successful nurse.
22:51 The way the child is born is not important,
22:57 to which family the child belongs,
22:59 that's also not important, but the way the child studies,
23:04 the environment makes an ocean of difference.
23:08 And then everybody would get the opportunities.
23:12 Some take it very easy, some take it very seriously,
23:16 but in this case Miss Alice took it very seriously
23:19 and grabbed all the opportunities
23:22 and could excel in her studies
23:23 and that makes us very, very happy.
23:25 I'm sure the sponsors
23:27 who have been supporting her would be also very happy.
23:30 I'm sure the Asian Aid Australia,
23:34 Asian Aid USA
23:36 sponsors also will be very happy about it.
23:40 Alice is a shining example of why Asian Aid
23:43 wants to continue growing its program.
23:46 We're giving children a chance,
23:48 they can come from the very simple background
23:52 and we can give them a chance
23:53 or the education to the highest level.
23:56 Alice is a shining example of the success of sponsorship
24:00 from where she has come
24:01 to top of the class at Giffard Memorial Hospital.
24:04 It really encourages Asian Aid with its growth strategy,
24:08 and it encourages us to tell sponsors
24:12 that we make a real difference in the life of these children.
24:16 The sponsors do make a real difference
24:18 in the life of these children.
24:20 Being a sponsor is not easy
24:22 for a majority of Child Impact sponsors.
24:24 It's years of sponsoring a child
24:26 from kindergarten right up to college.
24:28 And seeing that the child is using that opportunity,
24:31 and using that money the sponsors have sent
24:33 to the best of their ability is a rewarding experience.
24:37 And when sponsored children
24:38 like Alice excel in their studies,
24:40 they vindicate the belief
24:42 that sponsors have in the sponsorship program.
24:45 Being sponsored is a privilege
24:48 because if I have to look back and see that,
24:52 if I was not in Sunshine
24:54 or if I was not sponsored,
24:56 I don't think I would have completed my nursing also
24:59 because my parents couldn't afford also.
25:01 And I think it's a great blessing
25:04 being sponsored
25:05 and I'm thankful for what they did for my life,
25:08 for bringing me to this stage.
25:10 And I hope one day
25:12 that I would do something for them.
25:15 The ultimate goal of our school system,
25:18 children's homes, and our hospitals
25:20 is to spread the love of Jesus
25:21 and the promise of eternal life to people around us.
25:24 And Child Impact International sponsored students
25:27 like Usha Rani and Alice are shining examples
25:30 of the miracles God has promised for His children.
25:33 They have not only accepted Jesus
25:35 as their personal Savior
25:36 but are in the mission to tell others
25:38 about the promise of eternal life.
25:41 I think it's a tremendous influence
25:44 that homes like Sunshine, and educational institutions,
25:48 and sponsorship agencies like Asian Aid
25:52 have in directing a child's life
25:57 from what could have been
26:00 to what has been has made such a difference.
26:03 And I think, just looking at the,
26:07 you know, the potentiality of a child
26:09 when they come here when they are small
26:11 and seeing through that potentiality
26:14 and making that a possibility
26:17 makes a world of difference.


Revised 2018-03-15