Thursday, 12 June 2014


For many years NLC have supported Rays of Joy which is the ministry team set up by Ralph and Renuka Gloeckner.  They live and work near Agra in India where they have built a series of children's homes to help deal with the large number of children who have no one to care for them.

Each house is looked after by a couple who run it as a family home caring for a dozen orphaned children as well as their own children as one large family.  They have facilities for education and the children become part of the wider church family.

Their ministry reaches far beyond this one project - looking to train Christian leaders, working with women, helping children in slum areas, supporting children from poor families in their education....

Our support was initially financial to help build the first homes, but we have since sent NLC folk (alongside some from Airedale Church in Keighley) to work on building projects and to get involved with teaching adults and children.

We are looking forward to hearing all the latest from Sharonsthan and to catching up with this lovely Christian couple.

So no meetings in Alfreton or Stretton this week as we will all be meeting together at the Chesterfield Hotel.  Teas and coffees from 9.50 for a 10.30 start.