Savithri Devi (pictured above) and her family have experienced peace in their home and brighter hope for the future with the support of TEAR’s partner Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA). Through participating in the couples’ workshops, Savithri and her husband have been equipped to build a more respectful relationship, and the provision of seeds and training has allowed the family to start a small kitchen garden for food and income. Across the wider community, income generation, sustainable farming and community education can all thrive as relationships are restored and women and men work together for positive change.
Ram Dulara and her husband Shiv Prashad know this well, as do about 100 other couples in the wider community
of Fatehpur, northern India. Through workshops facilitated by TEAR’s partner Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA), these couples have been supported to become advocates for respectful relationships in their community - beginning in their own households. Homes are becoming havens of peace as relationships are being strengthened, domestic violence is ceasing, and destructive beliefs about gender are being changed.
When homes and communities become more peaceful, it paves the way for other transformation to take place too. With your help, EHA is supporting vulnerable people to take steps out of poverty and live in peace.
As this Saviour – the Prince of Peace – grew and walked among people, he brought a ministry of peace in places of darkness and confusion.
As he prepared to leave the earth, he commissioned his disciples to continue this ministry – with his peace as a lasting gift.
And as followers of Jesus today, this is now our commission: to be bearers of Jesus’ peace in a world of chaos.
Today, your gift to TEAR Australia’s Christmas Appeal is another announcement of peace on earth. Our partners around the world are working for transformation in places burdened by the chaos of poverty, and your gift is helping to grow the kind of peace that Jesus came to bring.
Peace in every heart. Peace in every home. Peace in every community.
Peace on earth.
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Your donation to TEAR Australia’s Christmas Appeal will support the ongoing work of TEAR Australia and our partners as we work to overcome poverty, marginalisation and injustice.