Missions Committee Update: New Beginnings

Earlier this month the Missions Committee had the pleasure of meeting a young recipient of our Faith Promise giving. Her name is Prashamsa Shrestha, and she’s a recent graduate of Grace Academy in Uttarakhand, India. We didn’t meet face-to-face, but rather via the lovely photo, heartfelt thank you letter and handmade card attached below. Please take a moment to get to know Prashamsa, and hear how the Lord has touched her life the past seven years, in part due to your faithful giving. What a blessing to be able to impact lives around the globe and expand God’s precious kingdom!


We now have the privilege of supporting a new student at Grace (see below). Her name is Ishita Esther Marandi, and she’s 10 years old. Ishita’s father is a servant of our Lord and currently the pastor of Pentecostal Holiness Church in the poor, rural community of Kishangani, Jharkhand. Her mother is a teacher in the same village. Because her parents are both busy working in the village, it is their strong desire that Ishita attend Grace Academy where she will receive a quality, Christ-centered education. She is described as a hard working girl who enjoys singing and dancing. Ishita is kind, humble, friendly, caring and an encouraging helper to friends.

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Let’s remember to lift up both Prashamsa and Ishita in our prayers, as well as the other Grace Academy students we are supporting through Faith Promise giving: Pratistha Shrestha, Rachna Bhatta, and Silas Bhatta.

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine you did for me.’  Matthew 25:40