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Foster Child
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!
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.
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