Barnabas Fund supported Christian hostel in the Kandhamal district of Orissa state in India provides accommodation for Christian boys and enables them to attend a school located next to the hostel building. In August 2008 Orissa experienced massive anti-Christian riots leaving many children orphaned and impoverished. The 39 boys at the hostel have all suffered discrimination and persecution. The saff are seeing very positive changes in the boys as they learn to feel more confident and no longer see themselves as inferior, even though society may despise them. Pray that the Lord, who blessed children (Luke 18:16), will continue to pour out His favour upon those who live in this hostel as learn and grow in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.