Through JMHA's network of over 40 churches, a lot is happening. This is where we keep you updated with a selection of news. To find out more about a particular project, click on the programs menu.
February 2011 - an update thats over due
Greetings and apologies for the delay in recent updates. Left - children in JMHAs needy children home recieve gifts at Christmas time. Centre - a small village church celebrates Christmas, and right - JMHAs work to reach lepers continues, blessing them with nutritious food.
November 2010 - a new Life Care Centre and another being built.
JMHA's vision to serve the physical, communal and spiritual needs of rural towns and villages comes to life through the building of Life Care Centres to be used by the whole community.
August 2010 - Community child sponsorship, a new lifecare centre and leprosy assistance commencing in a third community.
Left - Glory Dhas, now General Secretary of JMHA, standing with a months food supply for a need child and her family, supported at home in her village. Centre - a new life care centre opened, with pastor in foreground and local village leaders present. Right - Glory Dhas with a man afflicted with leprosy in a commnity with many needs that JMHA have just recently come to know about.
June 2010 - A new school, and a vehicle for nursing school
JMHA gave thanks recently for the provision of a vehicle for the nursing school and hospital. Recent happenings at JMHA also include the opening of a new primary school, serving many villages in its area. Previously, JMHA ran a primary school which closed, so this is a continuation of a long held desire to educate the underpriviledged in villages and towns.
March 2010 - Leperosy sufferers use a new water well.
Some images of Leperosy sufferers collecting water from a tank. The tank is connected to a 400ft borewell that was dug in October 2009 after their exisiting well dried up. Lepers are often neglected and JMHA have been able to assist them in their pbasic living conditions, improving quality of life in a big way.
January 2010 - meeting together to worship, a healthcare clinic and a leper church
Left - JMHA believe in worshiping God through meeting together. Middle - a healthcare clinic meeting the needs of poor and hard to reach people - right - a church with many leprosy affected people.
December 2009 - Pastors gather, health clinic building, children celebrate Christmas
Left - JMHA pastors gather for mutual encouragement and training. Centre - a new healthcare clinic is slowly being built to serve local rural communities in Salem district. Right - Children at Elankunny school celebrate Christmas with Santa Clause!
October 2009 - Sheep for leper colony, HIV AIDs project start and a new borewell!
End pictures - Bargur leper colony has been neglected and relies on charitable donations. JMHA want to show the love of God, through providing what they can for the colony. Recently a donation meant that JMHA was able to dig a 400 foot well and provide running water for the first time. Sheep were also provided through a donor outside of JMHA. Centre - These men are HIV positive and are asking JMHA to take over a closing down project helping over 2000 people in the area with daily challeneges like healthcare and medications. Please email us if you would like more information, or to financially support JMHAs new HIV Aids assistance project called Full Life project.
August 2009 - Kulandai Nagar Life centre, a life centre being built, and new children into JMHA's homes.
August 2009 has seen some changes, with new life centres being built to serve poor communities in practical and spiritual ways. As the needy children JMHA cares for return to school, more have been admitted to their homes - like this girl, whose father is a slave labourer and has to travel across the country breaking stones for his boss. After losing her mother, this child now has a home, education, good food and healthcare. When possible, her father visits.
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