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Exciting Updates!

Sun, February 06, 2011

Our CBM STEP Mission Team is going to India on February 15 till March 1, 2011!!

On Tuesday, February 15, 2011 the plane in Toronto will load up with Rev. Aubrey and Diane Trail, Rev. Jerry Horsman, Rev. Phil & Melanie Styles, and Linda Naves as our Queens Sunbury Team heads to Andreah Pradesh India to serve alongside our India Partners.  

We’ll spend some time in orientation in Hydrabad as we will also visit a BLESS village.  Then we’ll fly to Vizag and travel to Tuni where we’ll spend two days at the Child Labour Rehabilitation program that our Q/S Association supports.  We’ll meet graduates of the school and spend time with the children and teachers and community developers.  Jasmine Jonathan (our India host) will also show us her female training schools.  That will be followed by a couple of days meeting and working alongside those affected by HIV/AIDS.  What and honour it will be to care for the sick and pray for the dying because of the generous support of our Queens Sunbury Association Churches!  While we are in that area our team will help paint one of our CBM hospitals that supports HIV/AIDS patients so they can die with dignity.  Interwoven throughout these encounters we’ll be speaking in multiple churches and encouraging the saints and inviting the seeking into God’s eternal arms of love and salvation.  Oh, it will be good!  We so wish you could come with us.

On Tuesday, March 1, 2011 we will arrive back in Fredericton – jet lagged, thankful, and possibly broken for the India people and our Christian family in India.  If you want we can tell you or your church more about it upon our return.

We have a favor to ask you.  We need and value your prayer support.  We can’t do this without you.  Please include it in your prayer meetings, prayer chain or Sunday worship services.  Why not even take a moment now and ask God to guide, protect, and reveal his glory through the team.  Thank you.  We go as your Queens Sunbury Ambassadors.  It is our honour and privilege!  To God be the glory.

An India Testimony:

Karri Lakshmi’s husband died of AIDS in 2006 leaving her with 2 children to support. Because of the social stigma that comes with HIV and AIDS, she felt extremely discouraged, unsure of where to go next for help. At one point after her husband’s death, she contemplated giving up her precious children for adoption and committing suicide. But program staff of Guardians of Hope (CBM’s HIV and AIDS ministries in India) provided much needed counselling to help her through this difficult time. She found new hope and purpose to do her best for her children.
With financial assistance, she started her own fruit stand business at a local market and is now able to provide for herself and her children. Because of the new confidence gained through Guardians of Hope, she shared her testimony with boldness and helps others overcome social stigmas and get the help they need.

Thank you for your continued partnership and support of India through the STEP program.

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