PRLog - March 21, 2014 - BEDFORD, Texas -- Daystar Television Network has issued a $68,000 check to Pastors Koshy and Joicy Baby of Carmel Community Church in New Delhi, India. The donation was made in response to a $10,000 matching challenge issued by Daystar’s Founder and CEO Marcus Lamb, while the pastors were guests on Daystar’s flagship show, “Marcus and Joni,” this past October. Daystar viewers generously donated $58,000 towards the couple’s ministry in India, and with the addition of $10,000 from Daystar, Koshy and Joicy Baby received $68,000.
Koshy and Joicy Baby with Marcus and Joni Lamb
Upon hearing the news, Pastors Koshy and Joicy Baby were very excited, and specified that the money would be put to good use in furthering God’s Kingdom in India. “We are so grateful to all of you for connecting with our ministry,” says Pastor Koshy. “As most of our educational centers for slum children are on rented facilities, we are planning on purchasing land for new centers for the less fortunate children.”
Besides pastoring Carmel Community Church, Koshy and Joicy Baby also run an orphanage for girls who are victims of, or at risk for human trafficking. This ministry was birthed out of a present need in the couple’s life, when three slum children were dropped on their doorstep. The children’s mother pleaded with the Baby’s to take her children because she could no longer care for them. That was 17 years ago, and the Baby’s have been teaching, sheltering and caring for young orphaned girls ever since.
Daystar sent a team to India last spring, where they partnered with Koshy and Joicy Baby to bless the women living in the slums of New Delhi with manicures, pedicures, gift bags, new shoes and new saris – a rare luxury for these women. Additionally, Daystar donated scooters and motorcycles to various pastors serving under Pastor Koshy, allowing them to greatly expand the reach of their ministry. The team was also able to bring backpacks, shoes and school supplies to the children living in the orphanage.
“I'm so excited to see Daystar bless Pastors Koshy and Joicy Baby with the much needed funds to continue helping those living in the slums of New Delhi,” says Joni Lamb, Co-Founder of Daystar Television Network. “They are truly Jesus’ hands extended.”
Daystar Television Network is an award winning, faith-based network dedicated to spreading the Gospel 24 hours a day, seven days a week – all around the globe, through all media formats possible. Reaching over 104 million households in the United States and over 2 billion people worldwide, Daystar is the fastest growing faith-based television network in the world.