Thursday, February 11, 2010

I'm Heading to India!

Friends, I have some exciting news: I am going to India! As many of you know, my sister-in-law Laura is the director of International Princess Project, a non-profit organization founded by Christians to help women in India who have been rescued or escaped from a life of forced prostitution. IPP takes these women/girls in, gives them a home, and teaches them a sustainable trade: sewing.

I will be traveling with Laura on her next trip to India IN ONE MONTH, March 13-26. In addition to visiting three cities in India, meeting IPP Indian partners and visiting one of the sewing centers where the Indian women are learning to sew and are making Punjammies, I will also have the opportunity to tell the stories of these beautiful women through some photography and writing work that I will do for IPP while in India. I could not be more excited about having the opportunity to contribute to the important ministry at IPP through photography and writing!

I will be working very hard over the course of the next four weeks to check everything off the "Must-do" list to make this trip a reality. All the details from visa applications to immunizations to raising support to preparing my family and kids for me to be gone for two weeks is now looming before me. But as God has opened this door, I am confident that He will provide all that is needed and probably even more. I am certain that I will return home from India six weeks from now as a different person. I can't wait to see what God does in my own heart, and I pray that He will multiply any contribution I am able to make to IPP during this trip so that the important work of redemption in these Indian women's lives will be multiplied as well.

I need to raise $2,300 to cover the cost of my airfare. I also need as many friends and family as can to pray for me, for Laura, and for my family during the preparations and during the trip. Please do not feel coerced or pressured to help in any way, but if you want to help support me on this trip, just send me an e-mail at cherissa (at) roebuckmedia (dot) com and I'll get you some more info.

If you'd like to learn more about International Princess Project, take a few minutes to watch this brief video. I think you'll see why this organization and this work is already so near to my heart:


  1. Laura is the best! She lived across the hall from me one year at JBU! I'll be praying for you all!

  2. Oh my goodness, God bless you for this. I too support a couple of charities, one of them being in India. Though I can not always afford to do so, I try my best. Since I can not send money, I will definitely pray for you, and everyone there. I will also continue to click on relevant google ads for ya!!! I do that anyhow, but I will do it even more, and try and make it a point to do that at least once a day whenever I log on. Since they are sites I would look at any way, it is better for me to click through your google links. I know that does not help much, but at least it will be something. Thank you for sharing this, the video made me cry, it hurts my heart to know of their suffering, but thank God for organizations like the one you are supporting here, they bring a glimmer of hope for a change. Again, God bless you so much, and know that I will be praying for you, and you as well as your sister, and all of those women over in India will be in my thoughts and prayers as well.
    Sat Nam, **(-_-)**