Dear Friend ANN,
How are you and your family..? We are all fine here. I'm really sorry for not mailing you these days.
We have some prayer requests: We were inspected by social welfare department of the Indian government. They wanted to know whether we have renewed the permission certificates or not for sanitary, fire rescue station certificate, building stability certificate, etc., which we have to have every year. Finally we got few certificates, in one or two weeks we will submit these certificates to social welfare department.
For past 25 years in our home, we never suffered from any diseases. But, this year all the children were affected by chicken pox. This made us to feel very upset. In Tamil Nadu, weather is too hot and some diseases are spreading. So, we cured them with cold food like tender coconut, butter milk and fruits so that it will make their body cool. Now all the children are cured well by God's grace but right now my brother Titus is suffering from this disease.
We celebrated Christmas very well this year and we also took new dresses for the children from the money which you sent. We also paid the bank loan for the compound wall with the help of your money and by God's grace. We don't have any debts right now. We and MORNING STAR HOME children are very thank full to you and for your effort and to the Christ Church.
We have 29 children, 25 boys and 4 girls, from 5 to 15, with one boy older. He is studying diploma in electrician. In April, the children take their examinations to reach next level. Then 2 boys are going to take their public examination [Government exam] in March. This will help them to join either diploma courses or secondary schooling.
And I have a special request for my wife & also for my mom. My wife is 5 months pregnant. So kindly pray for us that nothing should happen like last time.
We have some needs, like we have to buy book rack for the children. We have planned to build another floor for the children. Please keep this in prayer too. Build another floor is expensive, we believe God will help us.
I will try to show your event program to our children through the website you have sent. So that children will be happy.
Thank you for your kind support and help.