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!