Dr Abraham’s 127 Legacy Foundation
Dr. Ben Abraham of Snellville, recent recipient of Eastside Medical Center and Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce “Physician of the Year” awards, has launched a non-profit foundation to raise awareness and resources for orphanages in Indonesia, the country of his birth.
Called 127 Legacy Foundation, Abraham’s organization works with local ministries in the country to “assist orphanages and children’s homes across Indonesia as they reach, rescue, and restore the lives of needy children with the love of Jesus Christ”, according to Rob Brooks, the foundation’s executive director.
Working with the Union of Indonesian Baptist Churches, Rebana Ministries Indonesia, and Getsemani Baptist Church of Jakarta, the foundation currently supports an orphanage in Kupang, on the island of Timor, and recently began support of a small, struggling orphanage in north central Sumatra.
Last October, Abraham and Brooks brought a team over to the “House of Joy” in Kupang, where they helped build a playground, installed ceiling fans, purchased a washer/dryer set, and bought all 35 children new school uniforms. In June of this year, they met with and adopted the second orphanage, “Hope of Nations” children’s home in Sumatra. They also worked on plans with the Baptist hospital in Batu, Java, to build a community medical clinic on the site of the Rebana House of Joy, furthering the positive impact of that ministry in the city of Kupang.
Abraham’s foundation recently held a fundraiser dinner and silent auction for its efforts in Indonesia, raising over $25K for the community clinic project.
The foundation will be partnering with the Gwinnett Braves for a “127 Legacy Night” at the ball park on Saturday, August 22nd, 7pm. Tickets will be $12 per seat, right behind the Braves dugout, with $3 of each ticket sold going back to the foundation.
For more information about Dr. Abraham’s 127 Legacy Foundation, and how you can support their efforts, go to www.127legacy.org to learn more, to donate, and to buy tickets for the Aug. 22 Braves game. They can also be found on Facebook: www.facebook.com/127legacy .