Good Shepherd Community Church
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The Moravian Institute was established in 1963 and was founded by Br Eliyah Phunthsog whilst he was undertaking the revision of the New Testament in Tibetan for the Bible Society of India in Dehra Dun district. During this time he met a number of Tibetan refugees who had just fled from their homeland across the Himalayas. What blossomed over the years was a work involving a school, a hostel and a vocational training program.
Rajpur   Foster   Parents   Project   –   5   families   plus   our   congregation   support   students   in Rajpur     India .      Our     monthly     Birthday     Box      contributions     help     to     support     our congregational foster child, Ashish Singh We   all   like   to   celebrate   birthdays.   At   Good   Shepherd   we   celebrate   birthdays   a   little differently.   On   the   last   Sunday   service   of   the   month   the   congregation   is   asked   who   has had   a   birthday   that   month.   These   people   come   to   the   front   of   the   church;   say   their   name, their   day   of   birth,   and   where   they   were   born.   In   this   way   we   get   to   know   each   other.   More importantly,   instead   of   getting   a   present,   the   birthday   people   give   money   to   thank   God   for being born and these funds go to our foster child in India. Ashish,   is   the   student   we   are   sponsoring   at   the   Moravian   Institute   in   Rajpur.   He   was   born in Shimla, India.    He   has   a   twin   brother   and   an   older   sister.   The   children   and   their   mother   live   at   their grandparents   home   as   their   father   is   not   around.   Their   mother   is   working   as   a   “daily   wage labourer” which doesn’t provide for the needs of the children.   We feel blessed to be a blessing to this family!