A life to inspire others

We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Bishop Simson Paul after his short fight with cancer. We know he is now in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus

Simson was a pillar of our community who was dedicated to his family and developing Hope Garden’s diocese in Northern Tamil Nadu. He prioritised taking care of the poor, nurturing the faith of other pastors from all denominations and providing opportunities and children’s programmes to enhance the lives of others. The day care centre that Simson and his wife Ruby started four years ago has transformed boys and girls from bottle pickers in the rubbish dump to school goers.

He was a man of prayer and his impact in the communities that he served reflects that. Please pray for peace and courage at this time of loss for her dear wife Ruby and their two sons Jonathan and Joshua.

Bishop Simson Paul leaves a hole in our ministry but we are reassured that his legacy will inspire others to continue his faithful work.

If you would like to support Ruby and her two boys please click here


Hope is .... securing a job after graduation

Did you know Hope Gardens reaches out to support young children in their education as well as supporting young people with their postgraduates studies?

Even entry level jobs and apprentice schemes in India require degrees and with such a competitive labour market we feel, where appropriate, that we should support young people with vocational training and university courses.

R Gunaseelan is the brother of one of the boys who has been living in our hostel since they were 12. R Gunaseelan is a very diligent and focused individual and had a dream to work in something he loves. Even though Hope Garden's wasn't able to support him through school we were however able to support him through his degree course.

He studied for three years a Bsc in Television Production in Madurai and now has secured a job with a company in Chennai as a video editor.

He shares his gratitude with us here

Golf Day!

Great course for a great cause!

After the great success of last year we have once again teamed up with Wellow Golf Club near Romsey to host our annual summer golf day on Friday June 7th.

Please do join us for a memorable day in the beautiful Hampshire countryside for 18 holes of golf followed by prizes, a three course dinner and an auction all in aid of Hope Gardens.

The day kicks of with coffee and bacon rolls at 12.30 with the first group teeing off at 1.30. All are welcome, individuals or teams, with tickets at £50 per person for the golf day or £20 per person if you would just like to join us for dinner.

To reserve your space please click here if you would like to donate to our auction or for more information please contact Hilary who will be happy to help at info@hopegardensindia.org

For more information about the work of Hope Gardens and our planned maternity project please click here.

Not just a paddy field

This is not just a paddy field.

It's an employer, a teacher and a source of hope.

By purchasing this it will enable us to sustainable create jobs, offer training in essential farming skills, bring revenue to our community and supply food.

Jobs will be given to local people in our community both full time and seasonally.

Bible college students will be trained in basic farming skills and be empowered to take on the responsibility of learning a new trade which they can in turn share with the communities they ultimately work with after graduating.

Revenue will be brought by the two harvests of rice and the one harvest of alternative crops which our cattle will also benefit from.

The food will be eaten by the children who attend our school for children with disabilities, the children who live in our hostel, our bible college students, our staff and the children in our feeding programme.

This field is a source of hope, it is more than a paddyfield.

By purchasing this it is a hand up and not a handout. If you would like to donate towards our appeal please do click here