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Sweaters Needed for Christmas Presents
The time before Christmas is always very special in the Omega children’s homes. You can see this in everyone, especially the children. The expectant twinkle in their eyes, their excited conversations about the coming festivities and how wonderful it is to celebrate Christmas together!
It has been our privilege to operate children’s homes in India for almost 20 years, and our home directors have done a wonderful job caring for the needs of these children while on a very tight budget. Unfortunately, the available funds do not allow for extra expenses such as Christmas gifts. For these special occasions they need our encouragement and extra financial help.
This year, there is a special need for warm clothes for the children in Nasik, India. You may ask, warm clothes for children in India? Most people think of tropical weather when it comes to India. However, our home in Nasik is located at a higher elevation, and it gets rather cold during the winter, especially at night.
We have decided to give each of our Nasik home children a new sweater for Christmas. I would be deeply grateful if you would help us buy the sweaters for them, and we hope that you will join us in making this Christmas special for the children in our home.
From Jay. . .
Omega’s annual banquet was held on October 17 this year, and I am happy to report that it was a success as we raised funds for a number of our mission projects in India and the Philippines.
It was a wonderful time of fellowship with many of our donors and friends. I was glad that Mary Chase was able to join us for our 20th Anniversary, because Mary and her husband Jim were co-founders of the Omega Foundation. Unfortunately, Jim passed away earlier this year. Their encouragement and support has meant a lot to me over the years.
Dr. Walker Moore, our keynote speaker, talked about the challenges he faced as a young preacher, and how the Lord had helped him to overcome those hurdles. The stories of his adventures in ministry around the world were a great inspiration to us and a challenge to follow the Lord’s leading in strict obedience, even if the odds of success may look dim to us.
I am deeply grateful to our speakers and to the many volunteers who helped to make this a memorable evening. And “Thank You” to all who contributed financially to Omega’s mission projects and thereby made sure that these outreaches of compassion can continue.