Pastor John Matthew, leader of one of YJM’s ministry partners – Good Samaritan Trust – sent New Year greetings and reported about his organisation’s ministry as below. Please thank the Lord for Brother John Matthew and those who assist him, and continue to pray for his trust’s ministries as set out in his report.
“GOOD SAMARITAN TRUST
May every day of the New Year glow with good cheer & happiness and may God enable you to progress with more charity programs in the coming year. Happy New Year 2014 !!! Good Samaritan is a charitable organization registered with trust registration Act. Our major focus in on education and medical programs for the under-privileged people. This year (2013) we conducted several programs. Below is the list:
- Day care centre: We have day care centre at Pazvercadu (Thiruvallur district, Tamilnadu) with 120 children. This program is supported by AIM ASIA, Lucknow. To share our Christmas love, this year we distributed new dresses to 148 school going children.
- Free medical camp: In year 2013 with the support of Shankra Netralaya, Chennai we conducted 6 medical eye checkup camps in 6 different needy villages. Also we conducted 5general medical checkup camps.
- Blind people: With the support of Tamil Nadu Labour Union of the blind we conducted special Christmas program and we distributed walking sticks, blankets to 110 blind people.
- Handicapped: We distributed new clothes to 10 male and 10 female handicapped people.
- Juvenile: We are supporting Two Juvenile homes in Chengalpattu, Tamilnadu by means of counseling(continuous process) and also provided new dresses. We had love feast with the children in Juvenile home.
- Leprosy: We distributed 150 blankets to leprosy people in Chengalpattu Leprosy home. Also we had a fellowship feast with them.
Good Samaritan trustees wish to thank all the believers and friends who have upholded the above programs in their prayers and also have extended financial and moral support. We urge you to continue the same support in coming days.
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead (James 2:20)”