Women of all ages are invited to a ladies night hosted by High Kirk Presbyterian Church on Monday, November 23 where they will hear a truly remarkable story.
Jennifer heard God speaking to her when she was just eight years old.
At 19 she had planned to go to America to study medicine but felt God had a different plan for her, and instead remained in India and help the ‘Devadasis’ (the temple prostitutes).
She visited 30 districts of the state of Karnataka, spending 12 hours of intercessory prayer in each district dedicating her work to the Lord.
She sought the help of sympathetic government officials and child charities in order to make her God-given task completely transparent to all.
Jennifer goes to the temples, befriends the girls and then rescues them. Her work is dangerous and she puts her life at risk. She knows this is what God has called her to do.
Jennifer has been given a piece of land and her dream is to build a home for the rescued Devadasis to help restore them, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
So where does Jennifer get her sense of vision and purpose?
It begins with her father, Pastor Mark Jaykumar, founder of the Rays of Peace Ministry, India.
He was rejected and abandoned by his parents at three days old but rescued and raised by Christian missionaries.
When he turned 15 they told him the true story of his birth and about how he came to be with them.
At this tender age he made up his mind to take up the challenge to adopt and care for the abandoned and orphaned children in India.
After completing a Theology degree he opened a home for abandoned children and today God has enabled him to start to fulfil his promise and work towards realisation of his dream. He now runs four Rays of Peace orphanages in North and South India.
Ten members from the Francina Foundation will travel to the Rays of Peace Orphanage in Sasalu after Christmas to help with maintenance and building work there as well as spending ‘quality’ time with the children.
The reality and importance of the work Jennifer and Mark are doing has encouraged High Kirk to invite Jennifer to speak at the upcoming ladies night as guest speaker for the Francina Foundation.
The event on November 23 will get underway at 7.45pm.
Refreshments will be served and a retiring offering will be taken in support of the Francina Foundation. If you require any further information, please contact Lorraine McAlister on 077922329783.