2016 was a blessed year for Omega. We brought in 20 new children to our homes, drilled more wells in one year than in past years, had fantastic cleft surgery results, held many life-saving feeding & health clinics, and held several successful sewing courses.
We are grateful to be the vessels being used to touch so many lives that are in need, and we know we could not do so without the prayers and financial support of our friends and partners.
So, thank you, & a very Blessed, Prosperous, and
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Dr. Chandra Bose from India
Hearing that he was making a trip to the USA, we invited Dr. Bose to make a stop in Tulsa. He is the General Secretary of the Gospel Mission of India as well as the President of the Indian Bible Society, and we wanted to discuss with him the possibility of working together on certain mission projects in India.
One of the problems we faced was the sharp increase in the costs for drilling water wells. Therefore, we were happy to hear that Dr. Bose’s organization has a water project similar to Omega’s, and by combining our efforts and resources, we can continue with this program at a reasonable increase in the costs. We asked Dr. Bose to locate two villages in need of a water well and promised to pay for them.
In addition, we discussed the need for Bibles in the Telugu language which is spoken by 40 million people in the state of Andhra Pradesh alone. We will do our best to raise funds to provide Telugu Bibles, so the people can read the Word of God in their own language.
From Jay. . .
The words ‘give up’ can have a tremendous impact on a person’s life. However, God has a solution for this, and it’s found in the dynamics of perseverance.
When England faced what was a sure defeat in World War II, Prime Minister Winston Churchill rallied the country and those who were fighting for England with these words: “Never give up!” His speech went into details as to how and where they were going to fight, and it culminated with this statement, “We shall never surrender.”
The power of persistence is a mighty force. We know the end of the story: the allied troops joined forces, and the war took a dramatic turn toward victory. But England had to come to a crossroads where its leaders and countrymen decided: Enough is enough. We will not yield to defeat.
Often successful people are people who have faced defeat but refused to give up or in.
As we think about success from God’s perspective, we must realize that there will be times when we experience disappointment and even failure. However, this does not mean we are defeated.
Remember and keep believing that. . .