Dear Brothers and Sisters,
All praises be to our Lord Jesus Christ for His love and grace towards us. Once again I take this opportunity to greet you all, and to thank you for standing with us in prayer. The Lord has been so good to us in this past two months. The orphanage, church and school ministries are doing well by the grace of God. The kids at the orphanage send their greetings and thanks for all your prayers and support. The school year has almost come to an end, and the kids are busy studying for their final exams. Please keep them in your prayers as this can be a stressful time for them. When it comes to education here in India, the kids are put through a lot of pressure from their families to be no less than excellent. In many instances this kind of competitive spirit leads the child into depression, or some rare cases to even committing suicide. We always advice and pray with our kids to do well in school, but nothing is more important than their well being and safety. So please do remember all the children in India who will be taking their final exams at the end of March.
The Beautiful Gate Special School continues to be a blessing to the kids, and the surrounding communities. Thanks to John, Sunita and the dedicated teachers and volunteers, the kids are learning and growing in everyday life skills. I give thanks to out Lord for this wonderful ministry, and the dedicated people who have committed their lives for service. Steve and Vidya are currently in Belgaum preparing the school staff and students for the final exams. They will be back in Mysore at the end of March once the examinations are completed. My mother Helen continues to serve the Lord by working and mentoring the girls at the orphanage. The Lord had blessed her with good health as she continues to recover from her surgery. As we look at all the various ministries that the Lord has give us, we truly give thanks to our Lord for bringing our family together to serve. Please do continue to pray for us as the Lord has giver us a great responsibility to serve Him, in this wonderful country of India.
I as so excited to inform you that the church construction in Sikkim has started by the grace of out Lord. Pastor Stephen and the church family sends their heart felt thanks for all your prayers and financial support. The work began the first week of February with the dismantling of the old building. All the dismantling work had been taken up by the church members themselves. The church members who are skilled will be doing some of the construction work as well. Please pray with us that the Lord continues to guide us as we move forward with this wonderful project. To all our brothers and sisters who are supporting this project, I really can’t express how grateful and thankful we are for your support. We are all praying for you and your families that the Lord would bless you abundantly. Please do continue to pray with us that the Lord would provide the rest of the finances to complete this project.
Once again I send our thanks, for all your prayers and support towards the ministry here in India. May the Lord bless you all.
In His service,
Sam and Shurhosieno