First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro will host a special event this Friday night called, "Living a better story." Funds raised this Friday at 6:30pm will go to the "Mahima Ministries" program.
Mahima Ministries is a a non-governmental organization caring for and touching the lives of people who are in great distress in India.
The Friday evening worship will be hosted by Jerry and Julie Clark of Murfreesboro.
About the Founder of Mahima Ministries in India:
The founder of Mahima Ministries, R.D. Maharaju, grew up in poverty, losing his parents at a young age. He eventually moved to Hyderabad. Working as a computer network administrator, he felt compelled to use his income to help others. In 2005, he joined like-minded people to care for a few widows. As neighbors observed their work, they brought in orphans, patients presumed to be dying of AIDS, and others with critical needs. Eventually, the work grew beyond what Maharaju's personal income could support. He got registered the NGO with the name Mahima Ministries in the same year.
Over the period of time Maharaju was involved with various developmental work which are directly or indirectly involved with children. His close association with a lot of PLHIV's (People Living with HIV) while caring them, left many affected and infected orphans. He took care of them by giving them shelter, care, protection and education. People who knew the work referred many other children who were orphans, semi orphans and below poverty line children. While working with children he gained good amount of knowledge with Child rights, Acts and Laws. His efficiency grew even more after becoming the member of Child Welfare Committee, Medak in 2014. Here he got the opportunity to actually exhibit the knowledge which he gain over this period. The seminars he attended at National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi and Bangalore gave him extra edge in understanding POCSO Act 2012, Juvenile Justice Act 2015. In 2016, Mahima Ministries got the permission to run the Juvenile Observation (Correction) Home. This gave a clear understanding how to deal with Juveniles in conflict with law. He have been effectively working with MUSCAN and SMILE projects, rescued many children who were involved in child labor, and referred them to schools. Dealt with Child marriages cases and Adoptions.
Jerry Clark told WGNS:
1.) Please pray for this night and all the parts that need to come together. Pray that God is glorified in an amazing way!
2.) COME. Bring your family, neighbors, small groups, co-workers, etc.
3.) Consider getting involved with Mahima Ministries in some way. We are going to take up a love offering for them. http://mahimaministries.org/
First United Methodist Church
265 W Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37129