Nagaland Orphange Update June 2019
The Nagaland Outreach Children’s Ministry is one of several Christian ministries supported by ERCC. Below is the June update sent from our friend and NOCM director, Elilo Patton:
Dear family and friends!
Your NOCM family would like to send you all a warm Salumka, (Shalom)! The days go by so fast and I can’t believe it is already half way through the year. We are so thankful to God for His faithfulness and are praising God for all of you who have been a part of this ministry. Our hearts are filled with joy and we cannot express our gratefulness for the prayer support and generosity that you have shown to us. May the Lord bless you greatly and answer your prayer according to His richness!
We are very proud to announce that one of our children, Renben, has finished high school and has decided to study Theology. He will attend Harvest Bible College, which my husband Abemo founded four years ago. Please continue to keep him in your prayers as he begins a new chapter in his life.
The children are growing so much, both physically and mentally. They are studying so hard for school. Since their studies are in English it takes much studying because it is very difficult for them. It is especially difficult for them to memorize the vocabulary words. The last two months has been rough since four of the children had chicken pox and had to miss school. Thankfully, it was only 4 of the children who had them. It is extremely difficult to catch them up in school as well as do their current work. But God is always faithful. He provides new energy every day to deal with whatever happens.
The monsoon season has begun and it has been raining almost every day. We have been very busy with the children. We have been planting trees and flowers and the orphanage grounds are looking so beautiful. We have enjoyed picnics, fun night, church activities and have celebrated the achievements of the children. God is so good! Please pray for us as the weather will be getting very hot and it can drain our energy. Also, pray for us as we prepare for Vacation Bible School. It is a great outreach to our neighboring children and great fun!
Abemo and I have been on vacation since June 5th. We will return to the orphanage on June 12th. It has been a wonderful time of refreshment! We are visiting the Philippines and Abemo is showing me where he studied, did prison ministry and where he served as a Senior Pastor for seven years. We have not been on a vacation since our honeymoon 7 years ago. We are having so much fun and this time was
I will be in America on August 30th and return home on October 31st. I will be leaving behind my husband and son and that will be very difficult. We have tried to get visas for them but so far that has not been possible. But I am very excited to visit as many friends as I can while I am there, do some clothes shopping and eat wonderful food! My forwarding agent will post my schedule on the website and by email as soon as it is completed. Pray for safe travels for me.
Thank you all for being a part of this ministry and changing the lives of our children. We love and appreciate you and pray for you daily. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Because of Him,
Elilo Patton Ezung