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2013 July

posted 1 Jul 2016, 21:44 by Simon Morgan   [ updated 1 Jul 2016, 21:44 ]

April as usual is the month, children look forward to finish the academic year to enjoy some holidays. The school final (10th class) examinations and the junior college examinations were already over by the end of march. Only the smaller children had to wait until April 2nd week for examinations. As we had Aunty Jackie and Sis Sharon helping in the study schedule organising in Nov-Dec, The senior children kept the younger

ones tuned to that pattern till the examinations were over. (Thanks to the committee for sending them in time).

The drought this year necessitated an outing to a cooler place. We had already started buying water for drinking. So our choice was Kerala. Bro Ravi Paul also joined with us for the trip. Me, Ravi and Prakash could assist a young ecclesia to baptise three youngsters on 18th May. One of our Sunday meetings was conducted at a friend’s home in a hindu housing colony. All could attend my family convention to witness the honouring of the old people of the family who are above 80 years. The young girls did a performance in that meeting. Our visit to the southern most part of India was a thrilling experience. We visited two eco-tourism centres. One was an interior of a forest where a two kilometres walk took us to a waterfall in the middle of the forest. 2nd was a a mountain top about 3,600 ft. above sea level. In the cool of the air we felt standing very close to the sky.

We had Joanna and Susanna in the 10th class and they both failed in the March examination, but they did

the June supplementary examination and passed. Anusha passed the intermediate course and joined the Bachelor degree in Social work. Bethsica and Shirisha passed the vocational health worker course and are waiting for an admission for the Nursing course which will start next month. All the junior batch of St.Anthony’s school are now in 8th class. Pooja in 6th class and Hemalatha in 3rd Class. Salome is working in Shunem Home as a Physiotherapist (Ayurvedic). The ecclesia agreed to assist Salome and Sheela for a trip to Sri Lanka for the youth camp in July. They both have obtained passports. Rebecca passed the B.Com degree and is looking forward for a reacher’s training course.

The drought destroyed most of the plants in the garden but again we started kitchen gardening in the land and the terrace garden is coming up again. As new houses and residential blocks have come up around our compound, we need to raise the compound wall in some parts and there are some portions which need repair. There were requests from two places by relatives of orphaned children for admission into the homes. We are communicating to the relatives to verify the actual situation.

We Thank the Heavenly Father for His care and protection on us and all our People.

Thanking you for the continued support, YBIC,Mathews.