Grace and peace, everyone!  I hope this finds you well and in the grace of God.  I am pleased to announce that tin roofs have started to be installed on Laxmipura Village’s huts.  The project, which began about two weeks ago, started with extensive masonry work.  Most of the huts have incredibly low walls that needed to be raised (some up to four feet taller) before the tin sheets could be installed.  Please take a look at the album below to see the footage for the first five roofs.  The masonry work is over halfway completed for the second set of 5 huts and the roofs are expected to be installed come Wednesday.  We already have sponsors for the first 2 huts in the 3rd round of roofs that will be started a week from today.  Please consider sponsoring a roof or making a donation towards this project.  The monsoon season in Rajasthan is fierce and these roofs will serve to protect our friends from the cold and wet conditions.

With the pandemic waning a bit in India, the produce supply chain has brought back a greater variety of items to Kota.  This month we have provided 20 total items in each family’s krate.  New to the krates this month are Jujubee fruit and a type of kidney bean (called Rajma in the local tongue).  All of the items we select each month are picked because they have the necessary nutritional value that fosters correct physical development and growth.  Thank you so much for your continued support and may God bless you and your families for all you lend to the poor.

Blessed is he who considers the poor;
The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive,
And he will be blessed on the earth
Psalm 41:1-2

Glory to Christ!

Colin O’Connor
Homeless Outreach Participation Endeavor (HOPE)
Christ Anglican Church
Kota Krates Initiative