LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR, EVEN IF IT’S AWKWARD!
Period Poverty is a term used to describe inadequate access to period products and the issues that go along with “that time of the month”. Often families are forced to make the hard decisions between putting food on the table or purchasing pads for their daughters; consequently, the absentee rate from school for these young […]
Special Message from Director Novahu Valluri
Dear Sister Jenny! Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I thank God for all the blessings throughout the year 2022, I know we have gone though some of the difficult situations, in spite of that God blessed us, comforted us, and is leading us towards 2023 with […]
Wrapped up in LOVE
A bounty of blankets, as well as scarves and hats, was collected at Immanuel Church, and then distributed at Kosciuszko Park on a very cold, wet, and dreary December day, These items were appreciated by individuals facing financial hardships and homelessness. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our Blanket Drive, and a […]
PRAISE THE LORD Successful India Gala!
Preliminary figures show this year’s Gala raised over $17,000! We give thanks for the generosity of so many people who gave of their time, talents, treasures, and financial support in order to raise money for our ministry in India. With the profits from the Gala, we will be continuing the good works being done within […]
“In Kindness” 17th India Gala and Virtual Auction
This annual event is a fundraiser to support our ministry which reaches out in many different capacities to lift the impoverished people in the remote village of Madhavapatnam India. Through the years we have been able to build Marshall School which offers kindergarten thru 10th grade, construct Joyful Journeys Hostel, purchase a school bus, build a […]
New Mini Van Purchased
Earlier this year, after needing to scrap 2 of the worn out JJM vehicles in Madhavapatnam, a heartfelt appeal was made by Novahu for funds to purchase a new custom van. This request was a necessity for carrying out the day-to-day activities within the ministry and we were grateful as donations gradually came in, in […]
New Minivan needed…
In 2006, Joyful Journeys was blessed to receive a Jeep to aide in transporting Novahu and Manjula to neighboring villages to help spread the Gospel and establish Cutting and Tailoring Centers. This vehicle was also essential when it came to doing the daily marketing for the hostel children and Lunch Bunch kids; can you imagine […]