Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 7:09 AM
Subject: New Years Greetings!
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Greetings and a Happy New Year to all. When I reflect back on this past year, I can truly say that the Lord has been so good and faithful to us. I give all praise to His Name.
December was a busy but fun filled month for us at the Beautiful Gate School. Every year the kids put on a Christmas program for the parents, neighbours and guests. I believe this year the kids out did themselves. The show was excellent, due to their hard work and with the help of the dedicated teachers. To see the excitement on the kids faces as well as their parents makes all the effort worthwhile. The school had a two week Christmas break and is once again in session. Please do continue to pray for the kids and staff as they continue to push forward to complete this school year.
As usual, the kids at the school have extracurricular activities. My wife Shurhosieno, along with my sister Sunitha Locklear, and the other teachers had a fun day showing the kids how to garden. The kids had a wonderful time getting their hands dirty, an activity that we most times take for granted. The simple tasks like gardening, turning on a computer, or even washing ones hand for supper is a difficult task for some of the kids that attend the Beautiful Gate Special School. We always remember to thank the Lord for the dedicated staff we have. As I mentioned before, most of them are volunteers or work for a minimal salary. Please do continue to pray for our staff, and that the Lord would continue to supply all our needs.
The construction of the new School facility for the Beautiful Gate Special School is continuing by the grace of the Lord. The contractor is an honest man and we thank the Lord that he is patient and understanding about our payments. The total cost of the building is estimated around $55,000-$65,000. We thank all our supporters who have contributed towards the school building project. We have about half the amount and are depending on the Lord to supply the needed funds to complete the project. I am attaching a few pictures of all the activities that took place in the month of December. Please do pray for us as we continue to serve the Lord in this wonderful land of India.
In His service,