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|Destination India: August 2007||Volume 1, Issue 1|
This is the first of a series of newsletters in order to up-date everyone on what has been happening at Omie's Home and in India since our last mission visit in November 2006.
Since this is also my first attempt at learning how to "create" with a new computer, I hope you all will understand. Of course, I greatly appreciate Mick Sanderson for developing our website: omieshomeforchildren.com and for Diego Cuartas for creating our blog. Yes, if you can imagine it, I am now an official blogger. Our blog address is: cmaindia.blogspot.com.
Thanks also to my Destination India 2006 team members, Rosemary Sottile, Ruth Thompson, Brittany Persinger, Mick and Diego for their entries and input on the blog. We have saved it and our next mission, Destination India 2007: Omie's Home & Beyond will continue through it.
Our Christmas 2006 gift to each child at the home was a new Bible in the Taligu language with a Bible cover. Since we could not be there for Christmas we wanted them to have a gift to open. Pray with us that the "Gift" of eternal life for each of these children will be realized as they continue to trust in the Lord and know that He is their true friend.
January through June are the primary months for evangelism in southern India. Rev. Mani R. Nadava and his team conduct open-air meetings throughout the state. It starts getting hot in March and water becomes scarce. Mani offers "Living Water" to the poor and downtrodden, often referred to as the "untouchables".
Our children did very well in school and they passed their exams once again this year. May is extremely hot and the schools close for the month because of the heat. The academic year begins in June and thanks to the generous donation of a "fellow orphan" here at home, our financial needs were met for tuition, school supplies, uniforms and shoes. What a blessing it was to receive this true gift of love.
As indicated earlier, water becomes a precious commodity and clean water is at a premium when there is a supply. It is expensive to purchase bottled water and the risk of illness is great so there is no alternative….until now. Thanks to fellow missionary and friend Jerry Jones, The First Baptist Church in New Lebanon, Ohio donated a second gift of love. These funds will be used to purchase a water purifying system that will be installed at Omie's Home and for medical needs. Praise God for dear friends who have a burden and a desire to help others.
Omie's Home & Beyond
November 16 - 30, 2007
You can be a part of our team before, during and upon our return by:
*Covering us with prayer.
*Giving financially for a team member.
*Donating for a specific project.
*Becoming a monthly sponsor of OHFC.
If you would like to become a regular sponsor, please contact:
D. J. Marketto
Omie's Home for Children
Some of our goals for Destination India 2007:
*Being open to what God has for us as a team and individually.
*Share the love of Jesus and develop relationships with those we meet.
*Teach container gardening at OHFC.
*Provide a meal and blankets for the "untouchables" at a leper colony where Rev. Mani ministers.
*Share the JESUS Film.
*Provide medical care for OHFC-a physical and booster shots etc.
*Provide Bibles for children in a Bible club a slum of Balarum.
"For from the rising of the sun, even to the setting, My name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense is going to be offered to My name, and a grain offering that is pure, for My name will be great among the nations," says the Lord of hosts.
Dot Marketto - Team Leader
Hap Hyson - Team Shepherd
Mick Sanderson Brittany Persinger
Rosemary Sottile Tom Pagels
Michelle Smith Jane Shepherd
Colleen Jackson Eric Perez
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