Clifford and Pat arrive in India:

Clifford and Pat arrived in Bapatla after a tiring flight to Hyderabad and a train journey to Bapatla. They received a fantastic welcome at the railway station.The platform was filled children from the CS Home for Boys, the PS Home for Girls, the familes from the FSP, Jagannadhapuram Church congregation and of course Pastor Gamaliel, Tabitha Glory, Shalem and Indira who were all there with banners and flowers to meet them.

 

welcome at Bapatla Railway station to Clifford and pat by CSHB&PSHG,FSP,J.puram church.


First full day of the visit:
9.00-11.30am (they are 5 ½ hours ahead of us) Clifford visits the new FSP families with Gamaliel, Shalem and members of SalGOERCO.
 

There will be more this afternoon - OAP between 3 &4pm. I did suggest to Gamliel that maybe Clifford as well as Pat should have more rest periods and he seems to have taken this on board!

 

FSP Family

 

Visiting New FSP Project. Back of their house

 

Visit to Elderly Men's Home

Clifford and Pat visit the elderly men, most aged over 80, who now live in the old Vedullapalle School building. When Gamaliel visited in October and asked what their obstacles were, they replied “sometimes NO FOOD.”

Kishore from Vedullapalli church is in charge of Home but Gamaliel tells us that he finds it very difficult to raise funds for this group. On this occasion money has been found and they can be seen enjoying a meal together.

Elderly men given meals

 

elderly men home at old school building

 

HIV/Aids families

 

Clifford and Pat's visit  the families with HIV/Aids. Their meeting started with praise and songs. Clifford chatted to the families with help of a translator and then food was distributed. Most of the support for these 25 families comes from SalGOERCO with SalGO assist contributing when we can. Stigma and discrimination can result in people living with HIV / AIDS being shunned by family and the community in India so this support is essential.

HIV families

 

Giving food items HIV Families 2

Meeting started with praising God,two women named subbamma,sarahmma are singing SONG EDit