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Update from India

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International Aid Trust New Hope School, India.
Poor children receiving gifts of school books for the new term.

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

“Hands of Dorcas” (Tailoring School) was established in June 2015 at the Olive Church Campus, Nandanavanam Colony. Nandanavanam is a slum colony located in the outskirts of Hyderabad city with a population of over 10,000 families. The main occupation is rag picking. The focus of the “Hands of Dorcas” project is to teach women tailoring skills and make them independent from their old rag picking profession which can provide them with an income to support their families. Many families experience sickness with Tuberculosis, Asthma, Skin Diseases and other major diseases due to dust pollution and unhygienic work conditions. Pray for the project to be successful and helpful to many families in Nandanavanam and surrounding slums. By the Grace of God we have successfully completed three batches and trained over 50 women. A new batch is starting from June 2018. Support and prayers for this project are requested to be able to reach more women and empower them to be self-sufficient.

EDUCATION

Living Hope School is located in Nandanavanam slum colony of Saroornagar Mandal, Hyderabad. The students are aged between 3 – 14 years.  The English medium education programme is provided by 7 dedicated and committed teachers.  With the present accommodation we are able to run class from Nursery to 5th Classes only.  For Upper Primary and High School education children are sent to Government run school or private schools. Our desire is to increase the academic classes to the 10th standard, increase the number of teaching staff to 10 and construct more classes.  Currently, due to lack of sufficient funds, we are unable to do so. Please pray for God’s provision.

 WELFARE

In many villages where our pastors are ministering health care is limited due to inadequate facilities. INTERNATIONAL AID TRUST NJM does not have any designated funds for this program, A small number of Christian doctors and nurses have voluntarily came forward to give free services to sick people.  As a result of their work INTERNATIONAL AID TRUST NJM has been able to conduct medical camps in Telangana State, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Odisha. We distribute free medicine prescribed by the doctors.

All the logistics, travel, food and accommodation and hospitality are provided by INTERNATIONAL AID TRUST NJM. For any further treatment patients are directed to specialists in private or government hospitals.

STREAMS IN THE DESERT

To date we have been able to drill 8 bore-wells since the commencement of this project. These bore wells have been a great blessing to the villagers where there is acute shortage of water. Previously many women had to walk long distances for a pot full of drinking water.  These provision of the wells has enabled us to share the gospel with the women and also to lead them to the Living Waters, thus quenching their natural thirst and also bring them to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

We have requests to drill bore wells in the neediest villages.  Currently 5 more bore-wells are to be drilled in Mancherial and Medak Districts in Telangana state.

We appreciate International Aid Trust, your kind prayerful support towards the ministry we are doing in India. Kindly pray that God would use us even more towards the expansion of His kingdom.

Blessings

Bishop Kota.

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