Velma Rebbavarapu — Light of Hope International India

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Light of Hope International (LOHI) began in 2000 as an indigenous organization in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. LOHI endeavors to meet the physical and spiritual needs of elderly people who have been disowned and abused by their families for one reason or another. Due to social norms, high illiteracy, lack of awareness about their rights, and more, many elderly women who live with their families are abused by those same families.

These conditions have forced some of the aged population, including both men and women, to live on the streets in deplorable conditions. LOHI exists to provide safe and secure housing, beds, toilets and food for such disadvantaged individuals.

How you can help:

  1. Sponsor one of these elderly people for $50 per month.
  2. Donate funds to build a home to care for 15+ adults ($31,428 approximate cost).
  3. Contribute towards the creation of a vegetable garden and rice paddy that will provide long-term sustainability for the home ($45,000).

For more information, you may contact Velma Rebbavarapu at or

To support this work financially, you may click the link below or mail your check to: Light of Hope International, PO Box 702558, Tulsa, OK 74170-2558. Thank you so much for your kind consideration in supporting us with your prayers and financial investment.

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Velma Rebbavarapu has spent many years ministering the love of Christ among Hindus and Muslims. The teaches at women’s conferences and youth meetings. She serves the Lord in Vijayawada, a city of one million people.

WHO IS BRIDGE THE GAP INTERNATIONAL?  LIGHT OF HOPE INTERNATIONAL is part of our Bridge the Gap International, Inc. family of ministries.  Bridge the Gap International is a missions service organization that has been operating since 1993.  You may visit our website at to learn more.

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Dr. Randy Loescher

President, BGI, Inc.