Prakash Journal

Chickens Changing Lives

Chickens Changing Lives

Our volunteer Raju was requesting me for the chicken project for the 16 years old tribal girl Vaishnavi, from near-by village. I was not very sure about his request. But in the midst of our Self-Reliant training he again called me on phone that Vaishnavi really need...

When It Rains, It Pours

When It Rains, It Pours

For years the monsoon has not been very beneficial in India. There has been massive drought. THEN this year it has come with an over abundance of rain. Prakash has had considerable flooding in staff housing and RGI. The RGI girls have done a superb job of helping to...

I Can’t Believe It

I Can’t Believe It

We just received a report that the Prakash campus was hit by a terrible rain and windstorm. It just seems that they are being  attacked from all side. Most of the campus maintenance personal was on leave so other staff and their children stepped up to the plate...

We Are Home . . . They Have Water

We Are Home . . . They Have Water

After one day in Mumbai before a VERY long trip home, we are safely back in Montana. Not every thing on our agenda was completed, but we feel Prakash is in a good place. Students will return in a few days and things will be humming on the campuses. Just when we landed...

Slowly, Slowly

Slowly, Slowly

This Journal is stories of we have undertaken while here in India. Many had to be put on hold due to the fact that we may need to drill a new well. God knew this would happen so we are trying not to be discouraged. Loren had a former employee come for tea so he could...

HELP!!! No Water

HELP!!! No Water

We awoke this morning to NO water and found that the bore well is sucking sand. This is HUGE tragedy. Due to the hot weather many wells are dry. Mangala told me she has not had corporate water in her home for the last nine days. There is some water in the open well...

Inauguration of Burn Pit

Inauguration of Burn Pit

I walked into the offices on Thursday and saw that the new employee had added something to the calendar white board.  Too cute to not write about. They were so excited. This Journal will be mostly pictures, they will tell the story. Staff almost had a...

PBI and RGI Wedding

PBI and RGI Wedding

There is nothing more exciting than to have a dream come true. One of the dreams for Prakash's ministry is to have healthy Christian marriages of the young people who graduate from the two Institutes. I was privileged to attend the marriage of a PBI graduate and an...

Family Comfort

Family Comfort

Wanting to make a visit to Meenu, Joy's widow, while Lorin was here was a priority. We made the trek with Moses driving because we had never been to this orphanage. We had tea and were able to love on Meenu and her two grown children. Also Joy's elderly father is...

Joy Is No More

Joy Is No More

The phone rang last night from India. Not good news, ”Joy is no more.” This is the Indian expression of death. Satish “JOY” Meshramkar succumbed to a massive heart attack at 5 am India time. Joy was the General Director of Prakash and second in...

Women’s Day at RGI

Women’s Day at RGI

Yesterday was International Women's Day, Nupi wrote this wonderful report about RGI. “It is so good to have girls back on campus. During the last year or so we tried our level best to make them happy and to impart knowledge to the fullest to them. Even though they may...

MATCHMAKER

MATCHMAKER

MATCHMAKER, MATCHMAKER, MAKE ME A MATCH …….” One of the reasons for the establishment of RGI eleven years ago was the hope that what this story is about might happen . . . Christian marriages. Nupi wrote a precious story of “MATCHMAKING.” “I am happy to inform you...

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