Praise Reports

Praise

1. Praise God  for His provision of funds for the new staff mess building under construction at Chhatarpur Christian Hospital.

2.  Praise God  that seven EHA staff members were able to attend the International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care to gain knowledge and ideas for innovative interventions for patient care.

3.  Praise God  that Chinchpada Christian Hospital has obtained their hospital registration.

4.  Praise God  for various doctors and nurses from other Christian organizations who give of their time to share their expertise to help train EHA staff and improve EHA programs.

5.  Praise God for Christian friends who have made a major contribution toward the new nurses hostel being built at Baptist Christian Hospital in Tezpur. These new facilities are very much needed for the nursing school.

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Pray for Prem Jyoti Community Project

Prem Jyoti Community Project

Dear Praying friends,

Greetings!

We thank the Lord all that has been happening here. Because of your prayer support we are able to move on. Our God is really our loving heavenly Father because He provides our needs at the right time. According to Psalm 121:4, He watches over us and does not sleep nor slumber and never keeps His eyes off us. We apologize for the delay in sending this letter.

New Admin Block (I floor of hospital) was completed in August. What luxury to have free working space.

ANM School is the next big step to develop our Malto Community. We are following up the applications for infrastructure development through the MSDP scheme in MCD (Minority Concentrated districts). Pray that the Lord will remove all the hurdles and bring this to pass.

New Staff: In his marvelous plan, God provided us an on-site Civil Engineer, Mr. Mohan Sunder. Staff Nurse Grace also joined us in August. Francis has joined back after completing Fellowship Hospital Administration at CMC, Vellore. His wife Jenitha has also joined the admin team. Blessy chose to work at PJ after BSc Nursing at CMC, Vellore. Rajat from Orissa has joined the CH team as Project Assistant. Pray for language learning and adjustment of all new staff.

Mobile connectivity has greatly increased in our area. In past days we were struggling to communicate with the outside world. The advocacy efforts of Pastor Vijay Verma (of Jaggo India) who visited us few months back has been instrumental in getting Airtel to improve the signal strength. Truly nothing is impossible for God! Call 08294104120 to check us out!

Independence Day in our campus was celebrated grandly. Retd Military Officer (new staff Grace’s father) hoisted the flag. We enjoyed the Bible Quiz on Book of Matthew, Boys played Volleyball and girls had Stitching Competition. We also had song composing competition on Mission & Vision of Prem Jyoti.

Staff leaving: Mr. Jeebant’s family has moved back to Orissa. Mr. Daniel Francis has shifted to Fatehpur. Mr. Barnabas Massey & Elsy left for Utraula.

Marriage Enrichment Seminar: We were blessed to have Dr. Alex (Bondo) from CFH, Oddanchatram for the MES. 15 couples attended. It was a time to renew our vows to our spouses and to deal with things that had gone wrong along the way.

CH – self-help groups: Though the process took longer than expected, the Lord has given breakthroughs in many villages. More than 25 groups are formed in the last 6 months. Women are meeting together for prayer in many villages. CDFs (Community Development Facilitators) are pressing on, working hard in the frontline.

Strength to persevere: Quite often we feel stressed out and we are tempted to give up. Satan brings all sorts of discouragements – divisions within, despondency, sickness of aging parents, and feeling of inadequacy – to try and make us leave the mission field. Pray for strength to persevere…..

Focus and Wisdom to mentor others: God has been reminding us to focus on building others – at least 3-5 per person. Pray that we will prioritize this and pay attention and create time and space for people building.

Thank you for building a hedge around us!
With much love

Prem Jyoti team
Prem Jyoti Community Hospital
Chandragodda, Sahibganj District
Jharkhand – 816 102
INDIA

Phone: 08294104120 (office); 08084079182 (personal)

Pray for Palliative Care

Palliative Care

1. Pray for protection for the Palliative Care teams as they begin to serve during the oppressively hot summer months when the end-of-life patients suffer even more. Pray for strength as they seek to provide hope in the midst of neglect, poverty, and healthcare apathy.

2. Pray for some of the Palliative Care Teams as they attend the basic course of the Indian Association of Palliative Care scheduled for June 8-12.

 

Pray for Shalom AIDS Project

Shalom AIDS Project

  1. Please pray for Dr. Saira and the staff at Shalom, where they continue to bring hope, where there is much despair, and Christ’s compassion where there is so much hate, anger, and chaos.
  2. Pray for the families of some of the AIDS patients who have died during recent months, that God would sustain them.
  3. Pray for the pastors who are visiting some of these families, that they will be able to minister comfort to them.

 

Current Prayer Needs for EHA

We have listed current prayer needs for EHA. Please join us in prayer.

  1. Dr. Christopher’s illness – he had a good surgery and is recovering – as of yesterday – he is back at Chhatarpur for a month’s visit. He will need to go back to Vellore for Radio Therapy. The tumour is not malignant. Praise God.
  2. The EHA leaders are at Satbarwa hospital trying to solve some issues that have risen due to the unstable political situation there. They need wisdom.
  3. After two years of struggling with Chinchpada, finally EHA has reopened the hospital with a new team and new buildings. Praise God for this and pray for resources needed.
  4. Pray for Dr. Sunil Gokavi as he begins his new role of managing the overall leadership of EHA as Executive Director. Pray for wisdom and a smooth transition.
  5. Pray for EHA management at Baptist Christian Hospital in Tezpur as they deal with threats from political forces after the non-renewal of some contract staff.
  6. Pray for each EHA hospital’s staff to be able to help patients who have attempted suicide. Pray that they can help these people physically, emotionally, and spiritually as they share the only true hope found in Christ.
  7. Pray for wisdom for the leadership at Madhipura Christian Hospital as they plan for the construction of staff quarters and a nurses hostel. Pray for wisdom to make the right choices to stay within budget and for timely completion of the project.
  8. Pray for the financial resources needed for each hospital to acquire new equipment enabling them to better care for their patients and keep them safe. Some hospitals need a vehicle, some a ventilator, and some need monitors and lab equipment.
  9. Pray for the safety of Community Health and Development Program staff as they travel to area villages and sometimes stay overnight to reach out to the people (travel is always a risky undertaking in rural North India). Pray for the new projects these CHDP staff are developing in areas such as human trafficking and community radio.