Nagaland Orphange Update

The Nagaland Outreach Children’s Ministry is one of several Christian ministries supported by ERCC.  Below is the December update sent from our friend and NOCM director, Elilo Patton:


December 2018

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Sending you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year from the Orphanage Home! We are so excited to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, with our family and especially with all of these beautiful children. Life would be incomplete without these children and without your prayer support. We appreciate all of your earnest prayers, encouragement, and financial support throughout the years. What a difference you have made in the lives of these children. May the Lord pour His blessing upon each and every one of you and His SHALOM peace be with you all, Amen!

This year, by the grace of God, all the children did very well on their exams. They all passed and two of them, Ajanthung and Edward, received an outstanding straight A grade. The sad news is Aloili, who is a 4th grader, will need to repeat her class again. She is trying hard and we are working hard to help her but she is not ready to pass onto the next grade. Please keep her in your prayers.

We were so excited to decorate our Christmas tree and our surroundings. We had so much fun and I think everything turned out beautiful! We appreciate the ladies group from Red Brush Christian Church who sent wonderful gifts for the children and adults. The children opened the gifts early because it’s getting cold. They wore their hats and gloves everywhere we went and are so happy to have them. Thank you so much for your generosity. A special thank you to Susan Wagley who coordinates this every year. We prayed for all you ladies before we opened the gifts.

Continue to keep us in prayer as we are planning to send Elisen, my son, and Epirhoni, my brother Jenny’s daughter, to school in January. They will be in nursery. We have been very busy during the children’s’ winter vacation from school. We have taken them to the Kid’s Carnival and the Bamboo Resort where they played lots of games, ate a lot of great food, went shopping and to a concert. We will begin preaching and teaching about the Good News during this Christmas season starting on December 22nd. Please pray that the children will see the beauty of Jesus through the staff and that we will have extraordinary patience with them during this time. It can get a little hectic around here with all the children being at home all day and with the many activities we are involved in during the Christmas Season.

This has been a very busy year and many projects have been completed. We have a new expanded kitchen, a new building that has a living room and office downstairs and a guest room upstairs. We have also bought in dirt and leveled the yard. We have also purchased a new school bus. I will send pictures of the bus in my next newsletter. We are so blessed to have a Board of Directors in the USA who support our needs and always take care of us. We love you all and thank you once again for all the prayer and financial support throughout the year.

Because of Him,

Elilo Patton Ezung

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