Hope In Motion

Child Impact Nursing Sponsorship In Action 2

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript



Series Code: HIM

Program Code: HIM000211A

00:07 Child Impact International is an organization giving hope,
00:11 previously called Asian Aid.
00:13 Child Impact International is an organization
00:15 fostering permanent positive change
00:18 in the lives of disadvantaged children
00:20 and their communities.
00:21 Child Impact is committed to making a difference
00:24 in the lives of children and those who are in need.
00:27 Serving communities in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka,
00:31 Myanmar, and will soon expand to other countries.
00:34 For the last 50 years,
00:36 Child Impact has invested in the futures of people
00:39 and their investment has proven infinite returns.
00:42 Driven by the dedication to helping those
00:44 who have the least,
00:45 Child Impact is an organization
00:47 focused on the welfare of children,
00:49 implementing diverse development projects
00:52 and sponsoring thousands of children.
00:54 Their outreach spans from child rescue operations
00:57 to providing an education for orphans, deaf,
01:00 and the blind children,
01:01 giving them a sense of place, a home.
01:04 But above all, Child Impact is an organization giving hope,
01:08 giving hope to children, giving hope to communities,
01:12 giving hope to the ones who needed the most.
01:14 This is Hope In Motion.
01:20 Our television series Hope In Motion
01:22 has been a big success
01:24 and we want to continue to share with you
01:27 some of the field stories that we have filmed
01:30 over the years.
01:31 So just from time to time, it may refer to Asian Aid
01:35 as we reflect on these great stories
01:38 as we share them with you.
01:53 Giffard Memorial Hospital in Nuzvid
01:55 is an Adventist Hospital established in 1935,
01:59 and has spearheaded
02:00 and served the medical needs of communities
02:02 in and around Nuzvid.
02:04 In its 80 year history,
02:05 the hospital has treated thousands of people
02:08 who often come from poor villages
02:10 with problems ranging from common illness
02:12 to snakebites.
02:14 Along with the medical center,
02:15 Giffard Memorial has also been instrumental
02:18 in taking the mission and the good news of the church
02:20 to people around Nuzvid.
02:23 Because of this hospital,
02:25 more than 50 churches
02:28 were established in and around Nuzvid.
02:32 And each church is doing so good.
02:35 From those churches we get the students.
02:37 Here they do their general nursing program
02:39 and BSc nursing program.
02:40 We are hoping to start MSc nursing program.
02:43 That means from LKG until PG course,
02:47 they can complete their studies here.
02:49 What a blessing that would be.
02:52 Recently, Giffard Memorial Hospital
02:55 branched out to start a nursing program
02:57 primarily for students from Adventist backgrounds
03:00 who wish for a career in nursing.
03:02 Last year, the College of Nursing was privileged
03:04 to send out its first batch of graduates.
03:07 It was a proud moment for the college
03:09 as they had a 100% passing result.
03:12 I know, as a principal, I found it quite challenging.
03:15 It was the first batch of students
03:16 and we had a lot of difficulties also,
03:20 but the good Lord was there with us
03:22 and we put in all our efforts to see
03:25 that our students could get the best.
03:27 With God's help, we got quite a few distinctions
03:31 and we had 100% pass results
03:33 from the first batch of students.
03:34 And we were really excited about it,
03:37 and we thank God for all these blessings
03:39 and the way He has led us marvelously.
03:43 Although a majority of the students
03:45 in the College of Nursing come from Adventist families,
03:48 many cannot afford a college education.
03:50 They come from small towns and villages like Usha Rani.
03:54 This is where Child Impact plays a crucial role
03:56 in providing the means
03:58 necessary for these aspiring students
04:00 through its sponsorship program.
04:02 I visited a lot of different medical facilities
04:05 in the US,
04:06 so it's a real privilege and very exciting for me
04:08 to come here to this hospital here in India
04:10 where students are being trained
04:12 and are being able to work and serve the community.
04:15 As a sponsorship manager in the US,
04:19 I see it from one angle.
04:20 And, now you see the students as they grow
04:22 and then to come here,
04:24 and everywhere you go it's someone who has grown up
04:27 through the Asian Aid system
04:29 who is now serving the community as a nurse.
04:31 And what a privilege
04:32 and what an opportunity it is for them
04:33 to serve patients when they're vulnerable
04:36 to share Jesus with them in this life of service.
04:41 Alice Joseph joined the nursing staff
04:43 at Giffard Memorial last year.
04:45 She was part of the first batch of the graduating class
04:48 and was sponsored by Child Impact
04:50 through her nursing program.
04:52 Last year she brought laurels to the institution
04:54 by winning a gold medal at her graduation.
04:58 Like I just wanted,
04:59 this was like one time accomplishment.
05:03 So I just wanted the first mark
05:06 but I didn't think of the gold medal.
05:09 And by God's grace, I got it.
05:11 And one thing that made me happy for getting us
05:16 from where I came, for them the good name,
05:18 that is from Sunshine and the Asian Aid.
05:20 I just felt happy for that, even I didn't tell my mom
05:23 that I got gold medal.
05:25 But first, I told Beulah Aunty.
05:27 And I could see that smile on her face
05:30 and she was happy like, at least from Sunshine,
05:33 you are the one who got it,
05:35 so I'm happy for that.
05:38 I was very proud.
05:40 I know, I'm so proud
05:43 that Alice has made it and even Ashwini,
05:47 the girl who is from Sunshine who studied with her,
05:52 she got a distinction.
05:54 And both these children have always excelled
05:58 in their studies right from grade one.
06:02 And to see that they kept that constantly
06:05 and try to do their best even at the college level,
06:09 it made me really proud
06:11 to be able to be there and witness that
06:13 and be part of that celebration.
06:25 Alice grew up at Sunshine home in Bangalore,
06:28 and she has fond memories of the place she calls home.
06:32 It's like a family over there, and lots of children
06:36 we can play around.
06:37 And we have, like we feel that we have someone beside us.
06:42 We never feel lonely
06:44 because we had all the children around us.
06:47 So I cherish this moment because right now,
06:50 we don't get time even to spend time
06:52 with the children,
06:54 so I miss that one a lot.
06:57 Their mother brought Alice and her twin sister Angela
07:00 to Sunshine home
07:01 when they were just five years old
07:03 after their father abandoned them.
07:06 The father left, abandoned the family
07:09 and the mother had to become the breadwinner.
07:13 And she couldn't go for the job
07:14 because she had these two little girls,
07:17 and she was desperate to find a solution.
07:21 And someone told her about Sunshine,
07:23 and so she came and asked
07:26 if we could take the children in.
07:28 And looking at her desperate condition,
07:31 we did take the children in so that she could survive.
07:35 Bringing her two young girls to Sunshine was hard for her,
07:39 but she had to do it for their survival
07:41 and that of her own.
07:42 Most often in an abandoned situation,
07:45 the child will not be able to get the basic requirement
07:48 such as a decent meal a day.
07:50 And in cases where the mother is unable to work,
07:53 both the mother and children
07:54 will eventually face hardship beyond their control,
07:57 leading even to their death.
08:00 In Alice's case, her mother had to make a sacrifice
08:02 to give up her children, to put them in a home
08:05 so that at least her children had a future
08:07 and she could be free to find a job just to survive.
08:11 Sunshine did give them a good future,
08:13 and thanks to Child Impact sponsorship,
08:16 Alice and her sister were able to go to school
08:18 and be educated.
08:20 The love and care they received at Sunshine
08:22 has had a huge influence on them.
08:25 Basically, any child that comes into our home
08:30 is one more added member to the family.
08:32 And the children bond so easily and so fast,
08:37 and it's a life long bond.
08:40 And they sense that they belong to a family,
08:42 it's something bigger.
08:44 And I'm sure each of our children
08:47 are proud to be part of Sunshine.
08:51 The children are indeed proud to be part of Sunshine.
08:54 In fact, for a majority of them,
08:56 Sunshine is the only home they have known.
08:59 And Alice owes her success
09:01 to becoming a nurse to Sunshine home.
09:03 First, I decided I wanted to become a teacher,
09:06 like when we write letters and all,
09:08 that was my desire.
09:09 Then as I grew up, I used to see
09:11 so many of our sisters in Sunshine,
09:15 like nurses with that white uniform,
09:17 giving injections and all.
09:19 So I had that desire
09:20 that I should also become a nurse.
09:24 We've had about 35 girls who are nurses.
09:28 I think, initially, the girls who finished nursing
09:33 were role models for these girls.
09:35 And everyone looked up to them
09:37 and decided they want to do exactly
09:40 what the older ones did.
09:42 And they have the ability and the opportunity to be
09:47 of service to people and they enjoy it.
09:52 Because being at Sunshine
09:53 is not just looking after themselves,
09:55 each one of them has had responsibility
09:58 of the little one, to look after the little ones,
10:00 and they developed leadership skills
10:04 and skills in serving others,
10:06 so that's what they like to do.
10:09 The desire to excel in her studies and in life
10:12 grew out of her experience at Sunshine.
10:15 And with Child Impact's help, she grabbed all the opportunity
10:18 that came her way to become a successful nurse.
10:21 The way the child is born is not important,
10:26 to which family the child belongs,
10:29 that's also not important,
10:31 but the way the child studies,
10:34 the environment makes an ocean of difference.
10:37 And then everybody would get the opportunities.
10:42 Some take it very easy, some take it very seriously,
10:46 but in this case Miss Alice took it very seriously
10:49 and grabbed all the opportunities
10:51 and could excel in her studies
10:53 and that makes us very, very happy.
10:55 I'm sure the sponsors
10:57 who have been supporting her
10:59 would be also very happy.
11:00 I'm sure the Asian Aid Australia,
11:04 Asian Aid USA sponsors also will be very happy about it.
11:10 Alice is a shining example of why Asian Aid
11:13 wants to continue growing its program.
11:16 We're giving children a chance,
11:18 they can come from the very simple background
11:22 and we can give them a chance or the education
11:24 to the highest level.
11:26 Alice is a shining example of the success of sponsorship
11:30 from where she has come to top of the class
11:32 at Giffard Memorial Hospital.
11:34 It really encourages Asian Aid with its growth strategy,
11:38 and it encourages us to tell sponsors
11:41 that we make a real difference in the life of these children.
11:46 The sponsors do make a real difference
11:48 in the life of these children.
11:50 Being a sponsor is not easy
11:52 for a majority of Child Impact sponsors.
11:54 It's years of sponsoring a child
11:56 from kindergarten right up to college.
11:58 And seeing that the child is using that opportunity,
12:01 and using that money
12:02 the sponsors have send to the best of their ability
12:05 is a rewarding experience.
12:07 And when sponsored children like Alice
12:09 excel in their studies,
12:10 they've indicate the belief
12:11 that sponsors have in the sponsorship program.
12:15 Being sponsored is a privilege
12:17 because if I have to look back and see that,
12:21 if I was not in Sunshine or if I was not sponsored,
12:26 I don't think I would have completed my nursing also
12:29 because my parents couldn't afford also.
12:31 And I think it's a great blessing
12:33 being sponsored
12:35 and I'm thankful for what they did for my life,
12:38 for bringing me to this stage.
12:40 And I hope one day
12:41 that I would do something for them.
12:45 The ultimate goal of our school system,
12:47 children's homes, and our hospitals
12:50 is to spread the love of Jesus
12:51 and the promise of eternal life to people around us.
12:54 And Child Impact International sponsor students
12:57 like Usha Rani and Alice
12:59 are shining examples of the miracles
13:01 God has promised for His children.
13:03 They have not only accepted Jesus as their personal savior,
13:06 but are in the mission to tell others
13:08 about the promise of eternal life.
13:11 I think there's a tremendous influence
13:13 that homes like Sunshine, and educational institutions,
13:18 and sponsorship agencies like Asian Aid
13:22 have in directing a child's life
13:27 from what could have been to what has been
13:31 has made such a difference.
13:33 And I think,
13:35 just looking at the, you know,
13:37 the potentiality of a child when they come here
13:40 when they are small
13:41 and seeing through that potentiality
13:43 and making that a possibility
13:46 makes a world of difference.


Revised 2019-06-10