2020!! A new year, a new decade, and with these come new hopes, new expectations, and new goals…and so, it is for LCA & its partners.
January has already been an encouraging month as we hear of our partners through the support of LCA being able to give help & relief to the vulnerable – leprosy sufferers, homeless, widows, disabled and children in Carmel Ministries Home.
A motorised bore well has been constructed in an interior Lambadi tribal village. The villagers have never had a good clean water supply and used to walk a long distance for a well but even that would dry up in summer.
Sharing in the vision of our partners:
They are well settled into their own new building and are already in need of more space. The Church has grown rapidly with over 200 people attending the Sunday morning service. Sujatha has recently started another service on Sunday evenings, which is now growing.
The physiotherapy department runs in the worship area upstairs, which requires packing away for Sunday Services. 10 new disabled Children/young people are being prepared for operation.
5 new believers have recently been baptised which is very encouraging. This time they used a swimming pool for the baptisms!
Pastor Sujatha’s vision is to purchase new land available beside the house that will not only meet present needs but will help to expand the ministry.
After celebrating Christmas with songs, dance and dramas it wasn’t long before the children had 10 days holiday for Pongal, a religious festival dedicated to the Hindu sun god. Then came Republic Day and just recently celebrated Chrysalis Day which is the holistic learning programme the school uses.
Renting the school building is not ideal. Paul & Anitha have had a vision to purchase land and build their own school for a while now. They would love to see this fulfilled in 2020.
Besides being registered with Easy fundraising LCA is now also registered with AmazonSmile. It simply requires you to visit smile.amazon.com and choose LCA as the charity you wish to benefit from when making a purchase. It’s great that both these sites are very beneficial to LCA, and at no extra cost to you when buying goods.
- Praise God for the amazing gifts/donations received this past year enabling LCA to do more than we had thought to support our partners.
- Pray for both Bens School & Carmel Ministries School as Christian run schools are facing many difficult rules and situations from the Government.
- The vision/goals of our partners to see God providing and helping LCA to be part of their vision.
- LCA Trustees meeting on Saturday 7th March. Pray for God’s wisdom & guidance as we prepare a budget and look at the administration of the charity.
- For younger people to come forward & commit to the work of LCA.
Wishing you a very blessed 2020.Kind Regards,
(Friends Manager LCA)