May 3, 2024

Bringing Hope to Perumal: Your Support Makes a Difference

Bringing Hope to Perumal In the serene village of Tiruvannamalai district, amidst the verdant hills of Tamil Nadu, lives a man named Perumal. His quiet dignity and gentle spirit have…
April 1, 2024

Celebrating Easter with a Testimony of Faith and Friendship

Happy Easter Weekend! – As we reflect on the love of God during this Easter season, we are reminded of the profound ways in which your support and prayers demonstrate His…
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February 5, 2024

Nurturing Bright Minds: Anushka’s Journey with Embrace a Village

Nurturing Bright Minds: Anushka's Journey with Embrace a Village Your ongoing support of Embrace a Village has been instrumental in shaping the lives of children, allow me to share an…
January 9, 2024

A New Year, A Renewed Hope: Ramaswamy’s Journey of Transformation

Ramaswamy's Journey of Transformation As we step into the promise of a new year, we find ourselves reflecting on the incredible impact your prayers and support have had on the…
December 30, 2023

December Newsletter: Stories of Hope and a Special Invitation!

As we wrap up the year, we're thrilled to share stories that exemplify the spirit of hope and resilience within our community. This December newsletter brings tales of transformation, the…
November 14, 2023

Celebrating Transformative Acts of Kindness

Celebrating Transformative Acts of Kindness Today, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who have supported Embrace a Village. Your generosity and compassion have enabled us…
August 2, 2023

The Resilience of Eswaran and Embrace a Village’s Impact

The Transformative Power of Compassion and Support We are writing to share a remarkable story that has touched our hearts deeply and drives our unwavering commitment to positively impact the…
July 24, 2023

Igniting Hope: Arakkan’s Remarkable Journey with Embrace a Village

Compassion Ignites Hope and Transforms Lives We want to share a truly heartwarming and inspiring story that showcases the transformative power of compassion, and it involves someone very special –…
June 28, 2023

Transforming Lives: The Incredible Journey of Thankaraj

Thankaraj's Journey of Faith and Friendship Today we get to share an incredible story of transformation and hope that has been made possible through your generous support of Embrace a…
June 19, 2023

Update on Jay’s incredible story!

Jay’s 10 year journey! Jay's journey is a testament to the incredible power of resilience and the transformative impact of love and care. Once abandoned and left to suffer alone,…
May 3, 2023

Medical packets are saving lives.

Medical packets are saving lives! We wanted to take a moment to share with you the work and care that goes into providing the medical care those we serve desperately…
April 7, 2023

The story of Jaipunisha – from trauma to joy

From Trauma to Joy: the transformative power of God’s love for leprosy patients. Jaipunisha's story is one filled with heartache, pain, and loneliness. At the young age of 25, she…
March 23, 2023

The story of Devraj – a leprosy patient who found hope

Heartwarming tale of hope and courage. Today we share with you the incredible story of Devraj, a leprosy patient from a small village in Pollachi, Coimbatore district. Devraj was a…
March 5, 2023

How your support is bringing love to the villages – March 2023

How EAV shows love and support around India… It is an honor to watch our services expand since we started in 2003, then supporting five colonies. Today, we serve in…
February 7, 2023

Highlights you won’t want to miss – January 2023

Breaking cycles within the upcoming generation! Little Lights was started to help kids impacted by leprosy thrive in their education, learn about God, and receive a nutritious meal each day.…
January 28, 2023

Outcasted from society, yet Palaniswami found hope.

Outcasted from society, yet he found hope. We have had the honor to serve Palaniswami in our hospice center, his experience with leprosy first starts when he was only 22…
December 29, 2022

Helping 20 children without access to education.

The Embrace a Village team is ready to get to work to reach 200 families who are currently not receiving any help. From those we have been able to serve…
December 29, 2022

Will you Embrace a Family?!

Yesterday we sent you an email announcing our new sponsorship program – Embrace a Family! This opportunity is designed to allow you to better understand the impact of your giving to…
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December 28, 2022

Dreaming big for 2023

3500 people are impacted by your generosity! We can never fully express our gratitude for your support in making Embrace a Village a lifeline to so many in India. In…
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December 21, 2022

Little Lights had a Christmas event full of joy and celebration!

The joy of the Christmas season made its way to the children we serve, it was a day we will all remember and cherish! While this season is about celebrating…
November 29, 2022

It’s Giving Tuesday!

Today is Giving Tuesday – a beautiful way to start the giving season with an act of generosity.  This time of year holds a lot for all of us. As…
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November 28, 2022

Our ministry includes more, thanks to you!

The impact of Embrace of Village throughout India is largely thanks to your support and the grace of God! We have been able to care for those affected by leprosy…
November 27, 2022

We exist because of your support, advocacy, and prayers.

We hope you’ve had a beautifully special week with your family and loved ones! Our hearts are full of thanks and love for each of you. Our ministry and impact…
November 18, 2022

An invitation to support a family like Subbamma’s.

She needed help, and EAV showed up.  We get to meet some incredible people through our ministry in India. Our friend Subbamma has been an honor to know and serve. …
November 3, 2022

A little help goes a long way.

A little help goes a long way. We are often humbled by the people we get to serve and care for through the Embrace a Village mission. They have seen…
October 28, 2022

Bringing hope to the hill stations!

Incredible event at a hill station where many are experiencing healing and hope for the first time!  A hill station is a town located at a higher elevation than the…
October 23, 2022

Leprosy does not discriminate with age.

Leprosy does not discriminate with age. We have had the honor to serve Thankavel and his wife, Anjalai in their leprosy colony in Salem district of Tamilnadu. Thankavel was first…
October 13, 2022

A small act can bring great impact

Turning a life of survival into a life with purpose! Prior to his leprosy diagnosis at the age of 45, Subramani and his wife were farmers. They were able to…
October 6, 2022

No one should be left alone in life’s greatest hardships.

No one should be left alone in life’s greatest hardships. Unfortunately, for too long, Subalakshmi was left to deal with her leprosy diagnosis completely on her own. At the age…
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September 27, 2022

Educating youth because there is power in cycle breaking!

Education plays a key role in reversing generational poverty and isolation. Embrace a Village hosts an after-school tutoring program for the children and grandchildren of those suffering from leprosy. Too…
September 23, 2022

She said she would have died, if not for EAV

She said she would have died a long time ago if not for Embrace a Village.  This is Gowri’s story. When Gowri was 25, she contracted leprosy. She and her…
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September 12, 2022

Beating the odds

Nandini dreams of being a police officer.  But “the cards are stacked against her.”  She’s from a poor leprosy village. Her dad sells chicken eggs as his primary income. She…
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September 1, 2022

September Good News Update

Empowering the Next Generation As we start our fall routines, and kids head back to school (or onto college!) It's an exciting season for many of us. But can you…
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August 25, 2022

One Story of Hundreds Impacted by Leprosy

Papathi was cared for by a friend in her colony who also suffered from leprosy. Together, they barely survived. When he passed away, Papathi was left all alone. The agony…
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August 13, 2022

From Begging on the Street to Renewed Purpose!

From begging on the street to renewed purpose!  It is too often that we meet people forced into a life they never imagined or wanted because of leprosy and the…
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August 8, 2022

At the age of 65, Mottayan was given a second chance at an abundant life!

Your support provides life-changing care to the villages!  The Embrace a Village team first met Mottayan in one of the remote villages of the Salem district in Tamilnadu. About a…
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July 30, 2022

Letter from EAV – July 2022

She was on the verge of death but now knows hope! We are thankful to introduce you to our friend Kitatha. She nearly lost her life to leprosy and spent…
July 24, 2022

A young woman’s life changed by disease and isolation.

Left alone in her home almost every day, our friend’s young adult years were spent in fear and deep loneliness.  Priyadarshini is a 23-year-old caring woman living with her husband…
July 12, 2022

We are an approved Excellence in Giving Organization

We have an exciting announcement! EAV has obtained the highly sought after Excellence in Giving Seal! This transparency approval rating is a huge honor for our organization, and will not…
July 8, 2022

Restoring dignity through the love of Christ

Doraikannu grew up helping his dad with the cows. He loved his life, so when he noticed discoloration on his leg and face, he figured it was from working with…
July 1, 2022

We teamed up with the Ministry of Health, and here’s what happened

India Ministry of Health and Embrace A Village Unite Last week, the Ministry of Health invited everyone suffering from leprosy to come to our hospice center to see if they…
June 30, 2022

Bring hope to the next Sarasu

Our team is working hard to bring healing and hope to the leprosy colonies where we serve. Here’s how you can help. When I think about Sarasu and how far…
June 2, 2022

He left his village 45 years ago…Here’s what he’s doing now!

God is using Prakasam in mighty ways to minster to villages all over Tamilnadu. Pillars in the Leprosy Community Prakasam and Saroja are leaders of the Leprosy Association in Tamilnadu,…
May 26, 2022

We are hoping to expand our reach very soon!

Your generosity has fueled our expansion efforts - Thank you! Can you imagine not knowing where your next meal will come from? Or wonder where you’ll find the money for…
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May 25, 2022

Introducing our new guidance counseling service!

We have some exciting news about our Little Lights Program! We’ve launched a career and guidance counseling service for all of our 10th-12th grade students. We recently sat down with…
May 12, 2022

Villagers said her husband died because of her disease

Her one dream was to live somewhere she was accepted. When she was 26 years old, Lyamma contracted leprosy and was sent to a government hospital for treatment. It broke…
April 27, 2022

19,000 hospice meals provided this year so far!

Easter morning, our hospice buzzed with excitement and hope as they worshiped Jesus the King! Patients relate with the Resurrection on a deep level Easter morning at our base buzzes…
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April 19, 2022

Breaking the cycle of poverty through education

Parents dream of a brighter future for their kids, here’s one way we help. His Parent’s Dream of a Bright Future for Kavin  Kavin lives with his family in the…
April 13, 2022

One man’s story of breaking the cycle of poverty and finding healing

Brought to us with days left to live Ramaswami arrived from a government hospital with little hope of survival. With much care and prayer, we helped him recover. Ramaswami spent…
April 7, 2022

This is how shoes combat leprosy

Our friends at Hand of Hope generously provided a way for us to purchase the medical van you see in the pictures below. Because we can travel to villages near…
March 31, 2022

March Good News Update

Hema loves college Sasi Kumar and his wife, who live at our rehab center in Coimbatore, visited Hema. This day coincided when many parents visited the school, and Hema was…
March 16, 2022

Bring hope to the next Abraham

As a young man, Abraham worked alongside his father selling fish. Sadly, life changed drastically when he discovered white patches on his skin as a young man, Abraham worked alongside…
March 3, 2022

Real Change is Happening

492,840 That’s the number of meals served since Embrace a Village first started!  That’s largely due to people like you who saw the need, shared your resources, and helped an…
February 16, 2022

From living on the streets to be provided for – one story that humbles us deeply

God sees the needs long before we do! Krishnaveni is a sweet woman who lives alone in one of the leprosy colonies in Chennai. Leprosy has impacted her since she…
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January 30, 2022

Giving kids the opportunity to dream big!

Kids have the opportunity to dream big!  Leprosy affects the entire family and it’s no surprise that the children’s prospects for the future suffer. Without a good education, they often…
December 30, 2021

We are full of faith for 2022!

BIG DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE This year marks 19 years since Joe first encountered the devastating effects that leprosy has on people's lives in India, and God called him to…
December 28, 2021

How broken hearts led to helping 4000+ people a month!

One Trip that Changed Everything For Joe, the birth of Embrace a Village started on a mission trip in 2002. He visited different parts of the world but was intensely…
December 22, 2021

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Embrace a Village wishes you a Merry Christmas! The holiday season always reminds us of the hope and life we find in Jesus and our calling to share his name…
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December 15, 2021

How your support of EAV changed a young girl’s life.

Your giving sparks hope in India! Through your prayers and support, so many people now have genuine Hope in a purpose-driven life! One story that has touched our hearts deeply…
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December 11, 2021

Here’s how the new medical van is changing lives in remote villages

Decades ago, there was a happily married father of two who farmed his land and led a full life. Yet, when we met him, he was a 60-year-old living alone…
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December 3, 2021

EAV projects are taking off!

Tis the season to EMBRACE love and hope Embrace a Village exists to advocate for people society has shunned and ignored. Being entrusted with God’s abundant provision is an honor…
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December 1, 2021

Little Lights Program

When families are rejected from society, it’s no surprise that a child’s education and prospects for the future suffer. Without a good education, they often continue living in the colonies…
December 1, 2021

Shoe & Medical Van

Patients living in remote villages often endure long commutes to access primary health care. It’s exhausting, and overwhelming, so many avoid seeking treatment altogether. That’s why we are so excited…
December 1, 2021

Hospice Facility

Our hospice center provides care for the older generation of patients as many do not have family or have been shunned by their relatives. Once left to feel hopeless and…