Wednesday, 17 September 2014

10th KNH/CCCYC Ex-Foster Friends Fellowship at Trichy



 10th KNH/CCCYC Ex-Foster Friends Fellowship


Venue: 
Auditorium, Bishop Heper College, Trichy
(Thruchirapalli –Thanjavur Region Tamil Nadu)

Date: 
29thJuly 2014




The Tenth Regional Fellowship of KNH Ex Foster Friends for Thruchirapalli -Thanjavur Diocesan Projects /other KNH Ex Foster Friends who are settled in Trichy Region was organized at the Multipurpose Hall,Bishop Heber College, Trichy on Tuesday 29th July 2014 from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 a.m. More than 200 KNH Ex foster friends some with their families  have gathered.

At the initiative of CCCYC, Bangalore, Mr.G.Gnanadurai, Project Coordinator Thruchirapalli – Thanjavur Diocese under the guidance of the Bishop of Thruchirapalli – Thanjavur Diocese and with the active participation of all the Staff from Residential Care Projects, Day Care Projects, CFCD Projects and Special Projects has organized the KNH Ex Foster Friends Meet at Tiruchirapalli in a grand manner on Ramzan  Day.

All the KNH Ex Foster Friends were warmly welcomed with Tea and snacks by  the Reception committee comprising CFCD Mangers and Social Workers .Following the Registration , all the KNH –Ex Foster Friends were led in to micro lab exercise recalling their rich memories of their Hostel life.                   

Christian Endeavor Hostel Students led the Praise and Worship session and all the participants gratefully praised the Almighty God and for the manifold blessings which transformed them to be what they are today.
           
The Fellowship of KNH Ex Foster Friends at Trichirapalli was blessed by the dignitaries such as Rev.Dr.Chandra Sekaran Clerical Seceretary, Dr.M.Anburaj, Lay Secretary, Lt.Col.S.S.Immanuel,Treasurer, Rev.Paul Ramanujam an ExFoster friend and Denary Church Council Chairman from Thiruchirapalli Thanjavur  Diocese Dr.D.Paul Dayabaran, Principal, Bishop Heber College, Dr.Jesph Anbarasu, Bursar from Bishop Heber College along with Rev.Solomon P Benjamin Chief Executive, Mr.Asir Jeyasingh, Manager and other Officers  from CCCYC. It was commenced with the traditional  Lamp Lighting event. The Chief Guest and other dignitaries were welcomed by Mr.G.Gnanadurai, Project Coordinator and Child Care Workers. Those retired CCWs were also facilitated in the fellowship.

Briefing the four fold objectives of the KNH Ex Foster Friends Fellowship,
Mr.Charles Soundara Raj led the KNH Ex Foster Friends to present their
profiles in brief  and it was a great witnessing session. Besides acknowledging
the love of the Sponsors/ knh /cccyc, they recognized the service and dedication
of their  Child Care Workers including those who are retired from the service..
The Clerical Secretary thanked every one who gathered that day and
Acknowledged that many church leaders/Teachers/Officials both in public and
private sectors have come up with the support  of KNH/CCCYC . He also
encouraged them to come forward to support the needy children.

The Lay Secretary shared that some sponsors with their physical challenges earn
from their paintings and continue  supporting the needy in India.

In his emotional address, DCC Chairman Rev.Ramanujam a first KNH Ex Foster
Friend from CSI Home for children Mahimaipuram attributed all his successes in
life, achievements, status, singing and other fine arts skills to the Hostel life. He
fondly remembered how enjoyable the Hostel food was. Though he hailed from
a Hindu Poojari’s [priest] family, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour. His
active participation in Daily Devotions, Vacation Bible Schools inspired him to
become a Pastor

Dr.Paul Dayabaran Principal, Bishop Heber College, Thirichirapalli who hosted
the Event shared that his childhood life was exposed to the great concern of
KNH and the sacrifice of its Sponsors, Devotional inputs and the disciplined life
of the children in the Hostel [Mannargudi] as he happened to be a son of Hostel
Manager. He also wished that the ministry of KNH /CCCYC would be blessed
by the Almighty.                                          

Witnessing the large and enthusiastic gatherings of KNH Ex foster friends , Rev.Solomon P Benjamin, Chief Executive from CCCYC highlighted that the deserving children came and availed KNH support through the Hostels but  now the KNH along with the partner churches go in search of the vulnerable children, street children and children with AIDS in the remote villages and uplift them through Community Development Programme.  Realising the need for the quality care in the CCCYC supported Projects and enhancing the capacity of the Personnel, CCCYC partnering with organizations like UNICEF to organize various traing programme. He also appreciated the KNH Ex Foster Friends for their participation in the Meet and willingness to extend support to vulnerable children and thanked the Tirichy Tanjore Diocese for its partnership. .  He narrated that one Ponmalar witnessed that she was living because of knh /cccyc Hostel that provided shelter to that abandoned child and surgical assistance as she was a cardiac patient and God has blessed her to become a Professional Nurse caring for the Cardiac patients in one leading multi speciality Hospital i.e Bangalore Baptist Hospital,Bangalore. He challenged them to join the family of CCCYC and become sponsors since millions of vulnerable children are in need around us.

The Diocesan Treasurer brought greetings and well wishes for the noble services rendered in the Diocese by KNH /CCCYC.

Mr. Pushpanathan a retired CCW praised God for making the KNH Ex Foster Friends as Assets  of KNH /CCCYC.

The Auditorium was filled with more than 200 enthusiastic 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 Pastors, Evangelists, Teachers, Head Lecturers, Nurses in Railways, Marketing/Civil Contractors,  Traffic Police Inspector/Indian Army/panchayat secretary,  employee in Collector’s office, 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 them to be a blessing to their own siblings/families and communities.
A group of Ex Foster Friends from Mannargudi promised that they would support five deserving children .
  One of them voiced if you have visited your Hostel and the Wardens who brought you up to this level.
Some of them voiced that the Salaries of the CCWs need to be enhanced.

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

They agreed to gather Region wise once a year and District cluster wise once in 3  months.

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

All KNH Ex Foster Friends who attended the Fellowship  were presented Mementos by the Staff from CCCYC supported Projects in the Diocese.
Dr.Duraisamy one the Managers of CFCD Projects in the Diocese explained as to how the Cluster group can function and raise resources through Corporates/ Firms.
  Mr.Rathnam CCW, thanked all the dignitaries and the Knh Ex Foster Friends, Correspondents and Child Care workers for their cooperation and the support extended.  
The fellowship meet was concluded with a closing prayer with benediction pronounced by Rev. Solomon Benjamin Chief Executive, CCCYC.


Prepared by
S.Charles Soundararaj
Special Officer- KNH Ex Foster Friends
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