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John & Eileen Cossins' visit Jan/Feb 2006
A report on the Hostel and School 2005,
from Jennie Grace to Amme (Joyce Harding)
All the glory
and honour and all our Praises belong to God our Father and to the
Saviour Jesus Christ.
We all praise
God for His faithfulness to us. By His grace we are able to run the
hostel for His glory last year.
Morning and evening prayers for Hermon School children and High School
and college girls are conducted daily.
Two retreats one in October and the other in March were conducted.
Vocational Bible School was held in April 05 with a team of 8 in the
leadership of Mr. Raja Kumar Children's Missionary. All the children
were moved by it.
On Sunday evenings special meetings and Bible study classes are
conducted. From 30.10.05 to 01.11.05 a midterm retreat was arranged.
God sent a dedicated team of 8, ...all talented and have burden for
As a result 40 children dedicated to witness by having baptism on
18.12.05. To avoid pressure from the government 22 girls only having
chance and the rest will take baptism in next year June 2006. Praise
Photograph taken at the Baptism 18.12.2005
There are 16 Sunday School classes regularly taken by the staff and
A good number of
Christian Literature story books, books on political leaders are kept
in the library and given to the children to read.
Picnics and an
excursion was arranged to a nearby place for enjoyment. The magazines;
we available to the staff and children are Kalvar Kanthi, Sakshi,
Kalvari Prema, Mirror and daily news paper.
Balanced diet is
supplied 3 times in a day. Rice, dhal, butter milk, eggs, all
vegetables, sometimes fruit are included in each meal. Lunch boxes are
sent to the children studying in outside schools. Chicken on holidays
and special occasions.
ups were done to all me children and the follow up medicine is given.
Many children suffered from fever, especially those who come from;
tribal area. The girls who found sick from malaria are treated
separately by the Pediatrician. Special diet, egg milk and fruit are
given to weak children.
A girl T.Vijayalakshmi passed B.A. and joined in long term computer
course, suddenly passed away when she went home on Dasara holidays with
heart problem. It is a loss for the hostel.
Many children became sick in September to November this year. Some
suffered from typhoid^ Malaria. A girl from brain malaria wbih was very
Out of 20 S.S.C.
girls 20 passed, some joined in College, 4 in MPHW nursing, 1i in
Course. Salomi will finish her general nursing in 2 months, 3 are in
general nursing and Lakshmi Satyaveni
passed 2nd year in 1st class and got 2 rank in her class. We are proud
There are 300
children in the hostel and 160 girls are sponsored. We are grateful to
Harding, Mr. & Mrs. Cossins who find sponsors to our girls. We are
grateful to child's Trust who support 15 girls. Our
special thanks to the local (Indian) sponsors. Many sponsors are
sending gift parcels for Christmas
for which we are grateful.
My special thanks to women's missionary Society for sending 2 parcels
every year contained clothes, bags, small gifts for Sunday school
thanks to Three Legged Cross Church (England) for their contribution
quarterly, Echos of Service (England) for
their quarterly support and yearly support. To SKI for their services
to release the sponsored money.
encouraged by the visits of Mr. & Mrs. J.E. Cossins, England, Mr.
& Mrs. Hambleton (Australia), Mr. & Mrs. Mark Thomas Child
Trust (England) and Mr. Mark Heyler, (England).
uniform are supplied to all the children and Text books too to Hermon
Christmas clothes in December and extra clothes to needy children are
dormitory Hosanna House was opened on 26th of January 2005 for the
God. Many dignitaries, elders and parents of the hostel children taken
part. Special programme was arranged. The
meeting was successfully started with the Chairperson Mr. K.
building was opened by Miss B.J.C. Tilsley, Narsapur. Mr. J. Cossins
delivered the message.
24.09.05 after hearing a sudden rumor that we may have floods soon. God
gave a thought
to get food materials including vegetables for several days. Hosanna
House accommodated all the 300 girls for
Suddenly the flood water entered into our compound 2' ft. in the bungalow, 6 ft. in
some places in the compound, every where water-Hosanna House, Kitchen,
are high enough to stop flood water at the door step. Staff prepared
every meal and were safe in their rooms.
Praise the Lord.
"Come and see
the works of the Lord" Ps 46:8a, Ps 116:8-14-Ps 118:16-18.
My accident on
22nd August 04 was a shock to me. My survival was a question and a
doubt to many.
Yes indeed. But God protected my life though 4 of my limbs and hip
including famour head had fractures. God
protected my head, heart, lungs and spinal cord for which I am grateful
friends, relatives, elders, parents of the hostel girls, committee
members visited me, comforted me and prayed for me.
My daughter applied 6 months leave and stayed with me with her children
own expenses. My special thanks to Mr. Thomas Rajan for keeping wheel
chair in last September which is
very useful afterwards, and-Mr. & Mrs. Cossins for getting sticks
from England which are useful now
after 1 year.
I cannot express my gratefulness in words who readily stretched their hands to bear
all my expenses in total. As soon as the message received Amme Harding,
they readily passed on that message to other friends and prayed for me
and I felt that divine* touch of healing when
I was on the bed.
I thank all who prayed for me and praying for me. I am the living witness of
God. My thanks to our staff, senior girls and college girls who
assisted me when I was on the bed. I
used Zimmer for 2 months slowly put a few steps without any support,
a little bit free. It is a real miracle. I dedicate once again my life
to God and want to serve Him according to His
1. A staff
member Miss. A. Kasturi is sick and couldn't return to duty after
summer and praise the Lord for her return in Nov and feeling better.
growth of the children.
3. For Unity
4. For a trained
teacher and night watchman.
completion of dining hall and assembly hall.
6. For the
complete recovery of Jennie Grace.
7. We thank God
for Prabhavathi a new staff in Hermon School.
Have a Happy
Itinerary for John & Eileen Cossins
Above is a
picture of John and Eileen Cossins with Joyce Harding
(Taken in Verwood Road Evangelical Chapel - 2005)
Overnight at Hotel Ibis, near Heathrow
Terminal 3 on Flight GF2 to Bahrain on Airbus 340
on Flight 68 on Boeing 767 stopping at Muscat
Taxi for 17 Kms
to YWCA, Chennai. Ring Jennie Grace, check train time.
Mail Express 6004 (Chennai-Calcutta)
Nidadavole approximately (Can be 2 hours late)
Taxi and girls
to meet us. Drive 3 Kms to Hebron Hostel
12 and February 10 we will be involved in the following:
on various occasions at local churches and in the jungle villages.
Pray that he
will have the right message for the many hundreds of people who will listen.
Practically, we will be decorating the school furniture and possibly
the internal walls of the five
John will no doubt be involved in general running repairs etc. and
discussing the New Building of the Assembly Hall, (with Builder?).
repairs of water pipes and electrics.
Eileen will have
discussions with Jennie Grace regarding provision of a secretary, the Hostel annual
Sponsors, new profiles and photos of girls, arrangements for the naming ceremony
for the Dining Hall extension.
Discussion regarding commencement of the Computer
Training School, and the Tailoring School.
Eileen will be involved with spiritual talks with
the Staff and older girls, special meetings with the village women, helping in the
school, working on the Computer, organising races with the little
exercise programme with all the children.
We will also be
taking out the bound copies of the new Constitution document. There has
such document in place before, and all Committee members must sign it
and adhere to its requirements
showing their commitment to the work of the Hostel and School.
anticipate visiting Jagganandapuram, a jungle village where Doctor
Esther has her School of Nursing.
Esther was one of the many girls who have been through our Hostel, and has had her work
recognised by the Indian government.
Joyce Harding (Three Cross) is justifiably
pleased with her achievement.
We will possibly both take meetings in this village.
We will also meet many of the evangelists who tramp the jungles of the
and possibly visit some of their villages.
February we hope to visit Joy Tilsley in Narsapur involving a 45 mile
bus journey, and while there meet
Mr Satyanarayana and the Bethesda Leprosy and Aids Hospital.
be meetings at the Hospital for John to take, and also at Joy's Hostel
for giris for Eileen.
Hostel and catch the Circa Express Sleeper to Chennai
6.30 am and taxi to YWCA. Partial overnight stop.
Taxi at 4 am to
Airport. Depart on Flight 69 Boeing 767 to Bahrain via Muscat - 7.30am
Arrive Bahrain -
on Flight GF3 on Airbus Industrie (!) -13.10 am
Terminal 3 - 17.55 pm
India is 5.5
hours ahead of GMT, so our journey home will be a 29.5 hour day!
seek your prayers for our travelling, sometimes in quite difficult
situations, and for our health
and general care and protection, and more especially for God's help and
that we will be usable in His Service teaching, training, encouraging
and generally supporting Jennie Grace Prahbaker.
John and Eileen