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Linda Immel (left), hands out sewing kits to students at the Brethren Sewing School in Rajahmundry. Click to enlarge

Celebrating in India

Linda Immel (left), hands out sewing kits to students at the Brethren Sewing School in Rajahmundry. Click to enlarge

Celebrating in India

Hannah Strickland (left), hands out sewing kits to students at the Brethren Sewing School in Rajahmundry. Click to enlarge

Hannah Strickland (left), hands out sewing kits to students at the Brethren Sewing School in Rajahmundry. Click to enlarge

Submitted by Brethren Church on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:08pm

The day after Christmas, a small contingent led by Linda and Keith Immel departed for India. Primarily traveling to celebrate Prasanth and Nirmala Kumar's 50th wedding anniversary, the team also brought many supplies to the development ministries there.

One of the important development efforts operating in Rajahmundry is the Brethren Sewing School. At the school, poor and destitute women in the community are taught skills that will allow them to gain employment and economic stability. If the women stick with the program through graduation, they receive a sewing machine at that point. Throughout the program, many women hear and experience the Gospel through others, and often students come to faith in Christ. The team took sewing kits donated from Brethren Churches around the United States and delivered them to the sewing school. Your efforts in collecting the kits are deeply appreciated!

Traveling with the Immels are Hannah Strickland (Ashland, OH) and Marissa Vance (Berlin, PA). Please continue to be in prayer for the team as they travel, and join us in celebration of the Kumar's marriage!

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Submitted by Sharon Fields on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:23pm

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Happy anniversary to the Kumars. A long time ago in seminary we were neighbors to Kumar when he too was in seminary in Ashland.

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Submitted by Sherry Houghton on Fri, 01/05/2018 - 5:16pm

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Congratulations on 50 years. You are blessed and are a blessing to us. I have so many memories of your trips to Elkhart Indiana. Many more years together. Sherry Houghton.

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Submitted by Arden Gilmer on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 8:14pm

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Happy 50th wedding anniversary to Prasanth and Nirmala! I was a fellow student at Ashland Theological Seminary with him. Praising the Lord and all thanks to them for pioneering the ministry of Brethren Missions in India.

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Submitted by Ron Glazer on Sat, 01/06/2018 - 1:18pm

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Happy anniversary, Kumars!! I remember you visiting us in Hagerstown, Maryland many years ago at our home for a meal. May God continue to bless your ministry.

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Submitted by Suzanne Barr on Sat, 01/06/2018 - 10:45am

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Happy 50th anniversary!!!I'm pastor Gerald Barr's sister and I remember Prasanth from when he lived in the same building as my brother when they were both in school at Ashland.God Bless you two and your ministry in India.

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Submitted by Patricia Lusch on Sun, 01/07/2018 - 5:32pm

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Praying you had a nice celebration for your 50th anniversary last week. Thanks for being so good to our Great- Great- Grand Daughter Hanna Strickland last week. I am sure she will never forget the experience she had. Love

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