Grace Helen Schache Silver Fern Hostel, Guindy, Chennai, India

Hostel Dedication

October 12, 2008

This week has been a lesson in God’s perfect timing. On Sunday, October 12, 2008, we had the great privilege of partnering with the Advent Christian Conference of India (ACCI) to dedicate the new Grace Helen Schache Memorial Hostel, which now is home to 150 children. The amazing aspects to this story are many, yet we limit ourselves to two. First, the visionary leadership of Rev. Barnabas and the ACCI leadership faithfully initiated this hostel six years ago for five children, yet the Lord has blessed this ministry and has given the ACCI the chance to serve 150 children this year! This ministry has been a partnership between the ACCI, at times the American Advent Mission (AAM), and supporters in New Zealand. This new dedication was to take place on September 28, 2008, yet due to Ernie Schache’s hospitalization, the ACCI postponed the dedication until Sunday, October 12.

The amazing aspect is that during this interval, Ernie’s daughter Joanne Schache Moorcroft (pictured above, left, distributing Bibles) came from New Zealand to care for Ernie (pictured above, right, with a group of young men preparing for the dedication) and was also able to be a part of this dedication. Ernie was asked to speak during the dedication at exactly the time that his wife, Grace Helen, died seven years previously. It was completely a loving act of the Lord to allow this dedication and hostel to be named after Grace Helen Schache; but then to have the Lord bless Ernie and Joanne with this “perfect timing” was truly Jesus’ great love on display. (Romba Nundree Yesu) The entire event was a rich blessing for all.

- Rob Musick

Video of Dedication

Thanks to Rob and Lindsey Musick, AC missionaries to India from Ohio, USA.

online video clipsView the Hostel Dedication:

[01:29 - Oct 12, 2008] …or click here

If you, your family, group or church would like to help sponsor the hostel children:

INTERNET/DIRECT BANKING:

Please contact us for account details

Reference deposits “GUINDY HOSTEL”

POSTAL/CHEQUES/OTHER:

Advent Christian Missions New Zealand

27 Fairview Avenue | Opaheke | Papakura 2113

or contact our treasurer: Glenise Burge by email or phone 09-298 7490

ACMissioNZ passes on 100% of donations given to the causes we promote.

We will send your donation directly to the Grace Helen Schache Memorial Silver Fern Hostel via Yesuway Jeevan Mission (formerly American Advent Mission) in Chennai, India.

Videos of Recent Construction

Thanks to Rob and Lindsey Musick, AC missionaries to India from Ohio, USA.

[visit Simeon's Hope Videos on YouTube]

online video clipsView of the GHSM Hostel:

[02:48 - Aug 24, 2008] …or click here

online video clipCurrent Construction at the GHSM Hostel:

[00:52 - Aug 24, 2008] …or click here

online video clipsSurroundings of the GHSM Hostel:

[01:19 - Aug 24, 2008] …or click here

online video clipChildren at the GHSM Hostel:

VIEW VIDEO [01:17 - Aug 21, 2008]

online video clipsChildren doing their laundry:

VIEW VIDEO [00:42 - Aug 21, 2008]

online video clipOriginal state of the GHSM Hostel:

VIEW VIDEO [00:45 - Aug 21, 2008]

online video clipsLife at the GHSM Hostel:

VIEW VIDEO [00:18 - Aug 21, 2008]

online video clipBoys at the GHSM Hostel:

VIEW VIDEO [00:43 - Aug 21, 2008]

Wayne Schache & Joanne (Schache) Moorcroft at the Hostel, 2006.