Friday, 25 April 2014

6th KNH/CCCYC Ex-Foster Friends Fellowship

6th  KNH/CCCYC Ex-Foster Friends Fellowship

Venue: St. Mary’s Church, Khammam, Andhra Pradesh
Date: 12th April 2014

The Sixth Regional Fellowship of KNH Ex Foster Friends for Dornakal Diocesan Projects /other KNH Ex Foster Friends who are settled in Khammam Region was organized at St. Mary’s Church on Saturday 12th  2014 from 10:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. More than 250 KNH Ex foster friends some with their families  have gathered from Kothad, Warangal, Khammam Districts.

Group photo of Participants
At the initiative of CCCYC, Bangalore and under the guidance of the Rt.Rev.Dr.Vadapalli Prasada Rao, Bishop in Dornakal Diocese, Mr.Prabhakar Rao, Mrs.Gnanasundari, Mrs.Geetha, Mr.Banerji and Mr.Srinivasa Rao Incharge CCWs have made the required arrangements with the active participation of all the Child Care Workers in Dornakal Diocese for the successful conduct of  the KNH Ex Foster Friends Meet at Khammam.

After the Registration, the KNH Ex Foster friends were led into micro lab exercise briefly which enabled them to recollect their rich memories of their life in the Residential Care /Day Care/Special Care Projects.
All the participants gratefully praised and worshiped the Almighty God and for the manifold blessings showered on them. KNH Ex Foster Friends from St.Mary’s  Girls Hostel, Khammam and CSI Day Care Centre, Nadigudem led  praise and worship session.

The Fellowship of KNH Ex Foster Friends was blessed by His Grace Bishop in Dornakal the Rt.Rev.Dr.Vadapalli Prassada Rao, The Diocesan Secretary, Diocesan Women Secretary, Pastorate Chairman and Secretary of St.Mary’s Church, Khammam, Hostel Board Convener and other  Leaders from the Dornakal Diocese. It was commenced with the traditional Lighting the Lamp. The Chief Guest and other guests were felicitated by Mr.G.Prabhakar along with the KNH Ex foster Friends and CCWs.

The Bishop  inaugurated the KNH Ex Foster Friends Meet with the Word of God and appreciated the KNH Ex Foster Friends for their enthusiastic participation . In his inaugural address, he stated that God continued to use German Sponsors through KNH/CCCYC to support the most vulnerable children in India and it would be your turn to render support to those vulnerable children through Diocesan Hostels especially when KNH has stopped substituting deserving children since one year in the Hostels Programme. He also challenged the KNH Ex Foster Friends to support deserving children through Hostels by giving one month’s salary. He praised God for the services rendered by KNH all over the country for about five and half decades . 

After briefing the objectives of Fellowship of KNH Ex Foster Friends, the KNH Ex Foster Friends briefly shared their profiles and the same was captured in the Video. Mr.S.Charles SoundaraRaj Special Officer for Ex Foster Friends from CCCYC praised God and acknowledged that it is God’s sheer grace that both  KNH and CCCYC are being used as His Instruments in the Dioceses and Churches to nurture and foster development of the most vulnerable children through KNH/CCCYC supported Hostels /Day Care Projects /Special Projects and preventing them to become the victims of child labour/child marriage/child abuse/school drop outs.

 Besides sharing the greetings from Rev.Solomon Benjamin Chief Executive of CCCYC, he acknowledged as to how God had turned those vulnerable children to be confident, potential and self reliant members of their families and communities and be a blessing  as per the promise of God i.e “I will make your name great and you will be a blessing “ Gen 12: 2b referred in his letter addressed to KNH Ex foster Friends.

Mr.G. Prabhakar shared the greetings of Mr.Lueder Luers from Germany, Director of KNH Council for Child Care in South India in Deenabhandupuram and the first Director of CSI Council for Child Care Bangalore, in Telugu version.

Pastor. Gunasekar an Ex Foster Friend and Director of Calvary Chapel Trust  inspired his Fellow KNH Ex Foster Friends sharing his Life Story as to how God  transformed him to be a blessing to about 3000 vulnerable children. His message was based on Ecclesiastes 11: 1

While briefing ministry of CCCYC/KNH in India and around the globe, Mr.Kiran Kumar Project Officer explained about the Community based initiatives  since millions of vulnerable children are in need around us.

 Ex foster friends thanked and appreciated KNH/CCCYC for its various services among the most vulnerable children and community.

The Church was  filled with more than 250 enthusiastic KNH Ex Foster Friend KNH Ex Foster friends who have participated in the fellowship joyfully . They were excited to meet their former friends and shared their rich memories of their past among themselves. The Fellowship could witness bursting laughter, emotions because the impact of their hostel life  was so great. They enjoyed fellowship lunch very much. 
The participants who participated in the fellowship were Contract labor, Auto Drivers, Computer Operators, Accountants,Pastors, Evangelists, Teachers, Head Masters, Lecturers, Doctors, Pharmacist, Chemist, Artists, , Photographers/ Police/Road Transport Corporation depts. , Asst.grade, Social Service, Engineers, Fashion Designers,  Bank Employees, Tradesmen, Entrepreneurs etc.

While witnessing emotionally, many narrated how vulnerable they were and how KNH sponsorship enabled him to be a blessing to their own siblings/families and communities. His Grace Bishop in Dornakal challenged the audience to come forward to become Indian sponsors.

While many of the KNH Ex Foster Friends expressed their willingness to join the ministry of CCCYC/KNH after consulting with their spouses, Forty  of them came forward to sponsor instantly.

Mr.Lazar a KNH Ex Foster Friend from PVM Boarding Home [20253] Kallur have committed to contribute one month salary i.e Rs.30000/ per  year to the support of the needy.

Dr.Victor a KNH Ex Foster Friend from DDJC Boys Hostel[20251 Dornakal sponsored a Sports Kit and Education Kit amounting Rs.2500/instantly and proposed to raise 25 Sponsors among his former KNH Friends to run a Home at Yellandu.

Dr. Malathy Pushpalatha a knh ExFoster Friend from St.Mary’s Girls Hostel [20255]Khammam instantly paid Rs.1000/ and committed to sponsor a child

P. Sujatha  a KNH Ex foster friend from St.Mary’s Girls Home[20255] witnessed that she accepted Jesus as Saviour and became  a full time Gospel worker through the Hostel and reached about 300 poor people to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour.  She promised to support a child.

Dr.Sheela a KNH  Ex Foster Friend  from St.Mary’s Girls Hostel[20255], Khammam remarked  that it was because of  KNH support ,I have been what I am today  as Medical Doctor .

Joseph a Ex  Foster Friend from PVM Boarding Home[20253], Dornakal testified that the Vocational Guidance Programme in the Hostel nurtured his self confidence to run a Junior College in Khammam City and it is God’s plan that CCCYC/KNH would continue to promote sustainable growth among the vulnerable. 

Then the profiles of few sponsors in Germany were highlighted through Banners and how they came forward to give sponsorship support with all limitations .

The on going activities of various Projects thru Photographs and Banners have been displayed

The KNH Ex Foster friends were motivated to prepare the life stories to be passed to their respective sponsors who invested their time, talent, money and love.

Besides, Video Clippings of  KNH Ex Foster Friends were also done during the programme.

They agreed to gather as Region /Diocesan wise once  a year and cluster wise once in three/six  months.

The Contact Phone details all those who participated in the Fellowship will be circulated to  all by CCCYC for Net working purpose.

Mrs Geetha proposed vote of thanks to the Bishop and all the Diocesan Officials for investing time the whole day blessing the Fellowship Meet.

The fellowship meet was concluded with  a closing prayer led by Mr.Suresh  an Evangelist and a KNH Ex Foster Friend from CSI  Day Care Centre, Nadigudem[20261]  and with  benediction by His Grace Bishop in Dornakal Diocese.

Pictures Showing the KNH Ex-Foster friends who participated in the event: 

KNH Ex-Foster friends sharing their past memories 
KNH Ex-Foster friends sharing their past memories
KNH Ex-Foster friends welcoming the Bishop affectionally
"Bharatanatyam" - Welcome dance by St. Mary's Girls hostel sponsor child  
Rev. Z. Gabriel, Diocesan Secretary leading the sessions
Rt. Rev. Dr. Vadapalli Prasada Rao, Bishop in Dornakal Diocese, 
lighting the traditional lamp
A portion of KNH EX-foster friends who attended the fellowship
Another wing of KNH EX-foster friends who attended the fellowship
Another wing of KNH EX-foster friends who attended the fellowship
Another wing of KNH EX-foster friends who attended the fellowship
Another wing of KNH EX-foster friends who attended the fellowship
A KNH Ex-foster friend sharing her story
A KNH Ex-foster friend sharing his story
Rt. Rev. Dr. Vadapalli Prasada Rao, Bishop in Dornakal Diocese,
delivering special message
Fellowship lunch
KNH EX-foster friend Suresh offering concluding prayer
"Bind us together" - Prayer
"Bind us together" - Prayer

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