Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Giving Back

Ten ceiling fans were purchased and installed in various buildings on Good Shepherd Mission's (Mission) compound the last few weeks.  We are very grateful for two donors who specifically contributed to this cause. 

What's really cool is that one of Global NIM's sponsored young men, Dhanajayeulu, who is attending electrical technical college, installed the ceiling fans - so here is one of the Mission's own GIVING BACK.  There is alot of this at the Mission - from nurses, to hostel (orphanage) parents to staff members to evangelists. 

What a joy it is to partner with the outstanding organization run by Brother Henry Bhasker.

If you would like to sponsor a child, please contact us via our website, http://www.globalnim.org/.

Monday, May 17, 2010

45c equals 113 f

We are still having the temperature of 45 c. it is increasing day by day. We have sufficient water at the hospital (living water) and other places. You have asked about the portable fans. We need ceiling fans. Each (Orient company fan, high speed) costs Rs. 1500/- [$40 USD]. If anybody likes to provide they are welcome. We are very cautious about old people and children. Many people are dying because of high temperature. In some places more than 45c. Please pray for us. It is not possible to come out after 10 am in the morning time. In some places we had rain. It is a very surprise to have that at one place too much heat and at one place too much rain. Thank you for asking about fans. Convey my greetings to everyone.

Thanking you

Yours in Christ

Bro. Henry

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The First Guests of the HIV Centre

Brother Henry Bhasker wrote, "At present there are 7 patients residing in our HIV/AIDS Centre; five are HIV patients and two are T.B. patients." 
The mom and the child pictured above are Sony (age 27) and Sridhar (age 3). Sony contract HIV from her infected husband five years ago; her husband died right after the birth of Sridhar.  Now being a widow AND being infected, she was totally cast out from society. Sony and Sridhar came to Good Shepherd Mission looking for help with their ailments; that's when Sony found out she was HIV-positive.  Both live in their own cottage funded by a Global NIM donor, and receive HIV therapy.

Two tuberculosis patients reside in one of the cottage units and receive therapies for their condition.
A married couple, Ramesh (29) and Jyothi (23) have been HIV-positive for four years now.  Their two children have died.  Ramesh has had very low red blood cell counts and has received transfusions; he is under close supervision by a doctor.  Please pray for this couple.

This photo was taken inside of their cottage. They share a bathroom with Sony and Sridhar. 
Good Shepherd provides each of these individuals clean living quarters with daily food, medical treatments and companionship.  They learn that Jesus loves them by the care shown by Good Shepherd's staff.  The alternative to these living arrangements is squalor, hunger and hopelessness. 

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Greetings and Update from GSM

Dear Brothers and Sisters…………
Loving Easter greetings to you in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

HOME FOR CHILD AND ELDERLY: All the children are happy and healthy. Annual exams for all the children have been started. 11thand 12th class students have written their exams. 10th class children are now writing their annual exams. The other class children are getting ready to write their exams. As the temperature is very high, the schools are working only in mornings.

CARE AND SUPPORT CENTRE FOR HIV/AIDS AND T.B.  Project is working well. As there has been no electricity in the centre, God is providing electricity there. All the patients are healthy. Mr. Ramesh, who needed blood, has provided two bags blood by our hospital staff. He is Okay now.

May God Bless you all. The power of God will be with for ever and ever...Amen!!!


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Praise God !!! Today the electrical work started.We purchased poles and brought to the centre.Hope the department will start working on it from monday onwards.Please pray for quick completion of the work.Everything is fine.we pray for you.

yours in christ,


Thursday, January 28, 2010

About second and third phases...

Brother Henry wrote us about the second (administrative building) and third phase (4 other cottages) of the HIV/AIDS Centre:

The second phase (ADMIN building) and the first cottage in third phase is about to complete. Plastering work has been done and flooring has to be fixed. The work is going on. For the second phase we need 2 lakhs rupees [$4,400] to complete the entire phase. The right side of the ground was in very low level when compare to the left side. We have risen nearly five feet high to make it equal. In the middle of building we have filled with 250 trucks of dust to make the whole ground in level. Now the level of building is above the road level. Now the water does not stagnate.

About electricity:
Special electrical connection is needed for the building. It has to come for a long distance. It has to be done by the electrical department of Andhra Pradesh. We have applied for that, it is under process they have estimated nearly 7 poles to bring the line to the centre. They also wanted to put a transformer .The cost of the electrical line and the other fees come around one lakh rupees [$2,200] or more, and we have to lay the Prayer Garden in front of all phases. The recent [Pennsylvanian] team laid path way with special bricks only in front of first phase. The second and third phase path way has to be laid with this special bricks and we want to put Jesus statue in the middle. Many things have to be done (gate, compound wall prayer garden etc.) .

As I said, last Sunday, Jan 10th, Praveen [Henry’s son] purchased some food grains and started cooking the food at HIV/AIDS building. We started cooking at the centre in a humble beginning. We need to equip the cottages with beds and cots, kichen, and other necessary things. We are praying for them. As the first phase has been finished (photo, right), we started providing food there. Hope Lord will provide sponsors for the patients who are going to stay there [$40/month].

May god bless you all. Please pray for our state [separatist movement within Andhra causing much unrest].
Yours in Christ,

Friday, December 4, 2009

Mission update

Brother Henry wrote on 12/3:
"The HIV/AIDS project construction is under progress. The electrical wiring work is going on.  After finishing this work, plastering work will start. We want to dedicate [two] cottages and also the administrative building in January."

A team of volunteers and donors will visit the Mission in December and January to conduct medical camps, create a Prayer Garden at the HIV/AIDS Centre and other things.

Henry concludes:  "Please pray [for these activities].  We are all fine. Everything is going on well. Convey my greetings to all brothers and sisters.

Yours in Christ
Bro. Henry