As we come to the close of the year and prepare for this special time of Christmas, there is so much that we are thankful for in our community at Mungeli. The hospital has been a beacon of hope for many, and the staff has successfully taken on the in-creasing patient load.
Many of you would have noticed the heavy activity on Facebook. This is because Steve and Alice Minson are here with us for a period of six months. Steve is a lawyer and Alice is a nurse. They have bonded to the community and been a great source of strength as life continues to be challenging in Mungeli. Now they are joined by their three daughters and Alice's brother and his family will join us as well right after Christmas.
I really would like to thank Landa Simmons and the rest of the Rambo committee who are constantly in touch and we work together to see what more we can do in expanding our reach to those in need. I also would like to thank Global Ministries for their support and we look forward to the visit of Rev. Jim Moos the Co-President and the Rev. Deenabandhu Manchala the Area Secretary of Global Ministries in February 2015.
There are many exciting things happening here and on a personal note, it is great to have my whole family here in Mungeli. The boys are back from boarding school and Ankita came today from the U.S. Mom and Dad are well but slowing down and the intense cold does not help. My sister Anjali will be here from the States along with Kittie my cousin and on the 29th of December we will celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of my parents. Also to be mentioned is the 80th birthday of Mom which is just around the corner.
We thank you for all your support and prayers as we live our exciting lives working in Mungeli. This is truly a blessed community and what makes it special is the people who are a part of it. The sense of caring and the sense of family truly makes this a special place, even more during the time of Christmas where we celebrate the Birth of Christ and move on to an even more exciting New Year in 2015.
Merry Christmas to all of you and Happy New Year.
Anil and Teresa work with the Synodical Board of Health Services of the Church of North India. Anil serves as a medical doctor at the Christian Hospital in Mungeli, India and Teresa serves as the anesthesiologist at the Christian Hospital in Mungeli, India.