A LIFE IMPACT STORY FOR SPORTS DAY ON SEPTEMBER 10TH
Thampan’s* parents were both field laborers and sadly, his father took his own life, which left the family in a hard position to make ends meet. His mother left him to be raised by his grandmother and then she remarried another man (it’s stigmatized to bring a child into a new marriage in South Asia). Though Thampan’s childhood loss was tragic, he was raised with his grandmother and is a delightful individual who enjoys playing cricket, a traditional sport in South Asia, as well as another contact team sport called Kabaddi.
Thampan is learning his way out of poverty.
His favorite bible story is David and Goliath and he prays to God for his education and to gain wisdom.
“Thampan wants to become a pastor to serve society and the poor children in the surrounding villages,”
staff tell us. Thampan studies in junior college now and he recently helped to welcome the incoming freshmen as a leader for the orientation team, stepping up the management of food, celebrations and the greeting of students.
“I enjoy science labs, chemistry and physics,” Thampan says, “but I want to become a pastor. I want to be settled in the society and stand up for poor people through the help of Restoring Hope.”
When asked what his relationship with God has been like during his college years, and how he has seen God at work, Thampan says:
“I praise the Lord God for providing so many things to give me a good college experience. I am very thankful for the Restoring Hope supporters to help me fulfill my dreams — thank you.”
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