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2014 May

posted 1 Jul 2016, 21:51 by Simon Morgan   [ updated 1 Jul 2016, 21:52 ]

January, February and March are always busy months for the home. Soon after the Christmas and new year period, there are Bible weeks in this part of India as there are holidays in connection with some Hindu

festivals. In the month of January, we had a Telugu Bible Week in Hyderabad. During this Bible Week, Benjamine (27 yrs), of the home met his future life partner, Santhoshi, a Christadelphian sister. She was attending the Bible week along with her mother and brother. She belongs to Karnataka state and her mother hails from the border district of Andhra pradesh close to Karnataka. So Santhoshi knows both Kannada and Telugu languages. Later we visited the family and had an engagement for the wedding which was proposed to be conducted in September 2014 God willing.

Two of our children made great achievements in studies. Shirisha (19 yrs), who is doing a diploma in Nursing, had

second rank in the institution in her 1st year examination. She was awarded with a trophy at a special function at the college. Beulah (27 yrs), who is doing a graduation in Nursing, got first class in the 1st year examination. She is a brilliant student of the college.
Kezia and her husband along with her 1 year old baby Bersia spent the new year at home in Moinabad and we could buy her inheritance land while she was here.

The school annual examinations are scheduled to be held in April and the children are busy preparing for the examinations. The new comers, Pranavi (10 yrs) and Akash (8 yrs) are making good progress in their studies. As they joined the school very late, the school arranged special teachers to look after their studies and at the same time they were asked to sit in apropriate classes to get used to the studies and school routines. Though they were admitted in the villege Government School, they were never regular in school but used to wander in the villege doing domestic duties and playing around. Since moving to the home in November 2013, they are settling down well.

At the begining of the next academic year, the school will conduct an assessment test and decide which class they can be admitted in. The Sunday School and meetings are new experiences fo them as well.

The summer heat is steadily increasing and we are closely monitoring the water situation in our bore-wells. The bore-well at the main gate already stopped yielding but the one at the Dorea side still yields water. We are using the Panchayat (village) water supply for garden and for washing clothes. The Charis home is attending the Bible week down in Kerala where the three southern states attend. I have agreed to assist in Malayalam translations in the Bible week. The rest of the Dorea home will stay back in Moinabad and will look after the premises. Later when Prakash and Sahaya returns from Kerala, we will make a small trip for a change.

Once again We thank the brotherhood for the continued support and encouragement given to us in this great ministry. Thank you. Your Brother in the service of our Lord, Mathews