Greetings in the Lord! It is our privilege to greet you at this time.
Many Christian ministries concentrate on the kids; of course they are the future. But, what about Senior Citizens? The ones who have been working hard and faithfully for decades and brought up their children, sacrificing their personal needs? The ones who feel lonely and neglected in the evening of their lives? Our senior citizens outreach ministry seeks to meet their needs.
Meet Mrs. Anita Naku (2nd from left in the photo), in her early seventies, and a prayer warrior in our senior citizens ministry. Her husband, the Rev. Naku, was pastoring a church. Ten years back, Rev. Naku had to undergo bypass heart surgery and he died on the operating table. Mrs. Naku was headmistress of a school and was left with two young sons studying in college. She resolved to fulfill her late husband’s vision and also wanted to see her sons through college. Her sons pursued their college studies and graduated. Mrs. Naku had to face several obstacles in trying to fulfill her husband’s vision. After retirement, she developed very high blood pressure and suffered three attacks of paralysis. We all prayed fervently for her early recovery. Praise God, she has recovered and attended our senior citizens meeting last week.
In her testimony she said, “Thanks to your prayers I have recovered from paralysis. My blood pressure is under control with medicines and diet. I will continue my service to the Lord.” We have over 30 persons in our ministry who gather for a worship service, a message brought by our Pastor, the Rev. Ashish John. And then we all pray for each other with real burden and zeal. After service we enjoy a good non-veg dinner and sharing problems – real and imaginary. The very chance to meet persons sailing in the same boat, talk and listen to one another, worship, pray, and dine together brings much joy, fellowship, peace and healing. In Ujjain, like many other places in India, we don’t have Senior Citizens Homes, assisted living, or total care centers.
Well you know about our school for the poor children in the cobra village. School starts with Christian chorus, a passage from the Bible, and Christian prayer. Evangelism is combined with the formal curriculum. Everything is provided free of cost by God through your sacrificial giving – free education, text books, stationery, uniform, sweater, free transportation up and down for those coming from distant villages, and nutritious food. With the first new block (for two class rooms), we now have 200 students on roll. There is a long waiting list. So, in faith we are looking unto the Lord for construction of a second block. This will enable us to take in 100 more students. The light of the blessed Gospel shines in remote dark corners, as our students share in their homes and villages. Come and be a partner in this glorious task with your prayers and sacrificial giving. Every little drop counts and the Lord multiplies for the extension of His kingdom. We need your prayers and financial support as we toil in the frontlines.
May the Lord abundantly bless you and yours, now and always.
We wish you a blessed Thanksgiving.