Pastor Mathai runs a small church in a small town in Switzerland and is the founding director of Serving Hands. He writes:
My wife and I visited Equip Asia’s rehabilitation center in March 2017; we were very impressed by the work. They provide hope to so many people with disabilities as they provide rehabilitation and equip them to work and live as abled people through vocational job training. They continue to provide support when these people go back to their villages.
We were invited to visit one those villages Equip Asia has chosen to bring the transformation. As we entered this village, it looked almost deserted but soon I realized the men of the village had gone in search of jobs and women stayed inside with children as it was hot. Some went to collect firewood or queued up for water, as they get only eight pots of water every second day!
They showed me the dried-out water tank which the entire village depend up on; I was told it did not rain for two years. They have no water available in the village. I could not see any vegetables grown nor livestock, except a few goats given to few families by EA.
As I saw the heartbreaking conditions of the people, I made a decision to be partner with Equip Asia. There is so much to do, together we can make a difference!!!