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This is a banner season in the life of Impact India 360 and CEM, and it all began with the passion of a few that grew into something amazing. Let me tell you the story:

We’ve been connecting with CEM for over twelve years now, and it is uncanny how the team simply addresses social problems as they encounter them, and this one is no different. India has seen exponential growth over the past two decades, becoming a major world economic power seemingly overnight. But one of the downsides of that growth is the dissolution of family norms that have been a part of the culture for thousands of years.

Someone's MomWith greater opportunity in the cities, children are now relocating to pursue job opportunities, often leaving aging parents to fend for themselves. Even worse, elder abuse is on the rise to nearly one in three in a recent government survey. Even in the relatively agrarian areas surrounding the CEM campus, elderly parents who were deemed too burdensome by their family would be driven to a village twenty or thirty miles away and left there with no support system.

Some of these stories became known to Jaya and the CEM team and several of the II360 board members. Realizing that this was a problem that was not going away (despite efforts by the government to sensitize children to the issue), the team jumped into action. And in October 2011, the Agape Old Age Home was born. There are currently nineteen residents receiving food, housing, medical care and dignity in their last years – and anyone from the mission teams who have visited since will tell you that their smiles are absolutely priceless.

Now there is a chance for you to partner with CEM as they reach out with God’s love to the casualties of India’s economic success. Similar to our partnership with nochild.org, Impact India 360 is offering you the opportunity to sponsor an Agape Home resident. Check out their stories here and pray about joining us in this effort. For $100 a month, you can provide support and care for the forgotten elderly of India.