Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas Gifts! Every Dollar Counts! Donate Now!

We would like to offer you ways to give this Christmas that are near to our hearts. Both of them have to do with India. That makes sense. ;)

1: David's mother and Hank have been sponsoring a church in Bangalore, India, for several years and they have grown very close with the Pastor and his wife. We have been speaking with them lately ourselves and would like to give everyone a chance to help their church. An email from Pastor Chandra to David (it is edited so that it's easier to read) is below. If you would like to fill any of the needs listed in the email, please contact us. There are several ways to help: Paypal below, sending a bank check directly to their address (contact me for the address), or sending the money to us so that we can mail everything to them together. Those are for monetary donations. For material donations, you can give/send the gifts to India through USPS. Contact us for Pastor Chandra's address to send it yourself. Here is the email:

My beloved co-workers in the vineyard of Pastor Jesus, David and sister Kallie,
May the Peace of Christ and the Grace of God Bless your Heart and Soul.
It is great to hear such a wonderful and encouraging letter from your heart. It is true that Jesus is hearing our cries for the perishing souls. I am very thankful to Jesus that He gave such a loving hearted and God fearing family friendship. He connected us before His creation of the world to fulfill His Great Mission.
I am very grateful to God for meeting our needs through you. It proves that He is the God who hears and answers our prayers to strengthen our faith in Him.
The letter you have written has given us so much encouragement and given much joy. Our hearts are filled with heavenly happiness. I am so happy and wonder about the partnership with you. It is amazing to know someone who has the burden that God has put in me. We put your wonderful letter before Jesus and prayed for it.
About money transfer:
You can send the money as cheque or you can wire the money to my account. But do as it is convenient to you.
About widows and orphans specific needs:
Clothes:
Yes, they surely need clothes. We have orphans from 2 to 15 years of age. You can send dresses and shoes to them. About widows, ladies in India wear sarees. I am not sure that they are available to you or not. In Bangalore, most of the day the weather remains cool, so they will need sweatshirts and shoes mostly. We would love to give them as a festival gift to the children and widows at Christmas time.
Education:
As you know they will need notebooks, pens and pencils so on. The kindergarten children will need some primary educational needs. Mostly now the children are in the need of their school fee payments. Pray for that also. We need some Sunday school material ( plannels [?], puppets, and some teaching material) for them. It will be so helpful to us to use in our daily prayers for children and in Sunday schools.
Health:
In our area most people are suffering from general diseases like cough, cold, skin diseases, fever, body pains, and gastric trouble because of vitamin deficiency. So those kinds of medicine are very useful for us. E vitamin, iron, B12 tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are preferable here.
Sewing machines:
As Karnataka is famous in fabric industries, and there are so many fabric industries, it will be very useful to the people to learn how to stitch. I am not sure about your sewing machines. In India, We use power and common machines here. When they learn to stitch, they will go and live their lives not depending on anyone. It will be very useful to the youth and widows to develop self-employment.
Would you like to ship them, too? May be it will be very expensive. And the machines you use in your country may different from ours. We may don't know how to repair them, if we get any trouble in the future. So please think about this, pray about this and do as you feel convenient. I think that it is better to buy them here, for low cost.
Please do everything as it is convenient to you. As you know it is the first time that someone is asking and sending something for us. It is totally new for us. So please make sure that will be a home delivery.
And about the needs of mine, we need a computer to maintain the profiles, files, accounts, and everything. To send you mails I have to go to 1 km to send mail and it is costly in our small village type area. So, a computer is also useful for us to have a continuous partnership and relationship. You sent this email to me on the 26th, but I went to a village which is 126 km from here for a Gospel Meeting. Yesterday I came to Bangalore and then I saw it. I am unable to send a letter immediately. If I have a Computer System I can do my corresponding quickly. We want a vehicle for our church evangelism team to reach every village where there is no Jesus. Some musical instruments and sound system for our worship team in our church. We have been praying for them.
We hope you know the condition of our church, and that we are surviving by their tithes. As they are not meeting all of our needs, the forcing need of ours is a monthly support of 200 USDs (if $ rate is 40 Rupees). So please pray for that and think about this. This will meet the needs of our family.
You can send your checks or wire the money to my account number by my name K. Vijaya Chandra.
[Ask us for bank information and/or address.]
About the plan to provide for themselves, it is what we are trying to do. But because we are unable to afford it, it has been a thought, but I thank God for His help through you.
Thank you so much. You can mail the things by Courier . God bless you.

Pastor K. Vijaya Chandra
My contact phone number
[If you like, we can give this to you, also.]
My wife Manjula and our church members and our youth are praying for your vision.
Our heartly greetings to you and for your life partner and Gods precious gift Kallie. Our prayers and blessings be with you Always.
Photos
1. Church Members
2. Widow women and poor old men
3.Some of our Junior youth are singing in church
4.Orphans
5&6 some of our church women and youth are honoring my wife at the time of her birthday.
with love,
Pastor and Manjula

Donate through Paypal below (Click the "donate" button) and we'll send a check with the total donation amount at the end of December.













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Compassion, International. If you would like to sponsor a child for $32 a month (really, it's not much - Kallie has been doing it since mid 2005 - college - and we're even poorer now), it will probably be the best commitment you'll ever make with your money. If a monthly commitment isn't right for you, this page has many funds ready for your contribution. Also, if you would like to donate to Jyothi, our "child," please feel free to send us money and we'll send it to her right away. She's 6.

I know this is a lot of text, but hopefully something will grab at your heart and you'll be able to help people that have so little this Christmas.

Love, d&k.

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