Medical camp report

Dear supporters of CSSI.

Greetings!

Thank you so much for all your prayers during the time of the medical camp. We never thought that the medical camp will turn to such a success. We were much bothered when we were looking at the weather, it was such raining and there were floods everywhere as an after-effect of the Typhoon Phailin hit the east coast. There was a heavy rain and flood till 26th October and the medical team was arriving on 26th night and 27th morning. We also fixed a medical camp in one of the slum on 27th afternoon.  26th morning when I saw our tent for the medical camp in the Marine village was fully flooded we were troubled.  This is a very poor slum,  people literally have nothing to live on. Water entered each and every hut in that slum. Yet they offered their help by giving several of their huts for conducting clinic.  As we were in the mid of confusion a local person, approached with a kind offer of help. He took us to his apartment and showed us a huge garage and told us to use that place for medical service to the poor  people. This was a great relief in such a time as we were in much need for suitable place.  In few hours time people from the slum cleaned it up and made that place available for medical camp. On Sunday the 27th afternoon we treated over 350 people at that place.

28th an 29th the clinic held at Promadnagar. We treated 1250 people in two days. The Doctors did several minor surgeries at this place. Dilaboti Devi who had a tumour growing on her forehead was visiting our clinic. She said she had no money to remove that tumour, she brought some of her medical report to our doctors. She was asked to go through a surgery but  it was very  costly so she had given up hope because her family could not effort 5,000 rupees towards this surgery.  When Dr. Ryan saw her he took pity on her and did the surgery instantly there in our clinic at medical camp. He operated and brought out a white stone sized 1.5 cm.  Next day she came and thank us for treating her. She said “it would have cost me a lot and it was impossible for me and my family and I am thankful for this medical camp and your service to me.”

30th October at Mudapara Slum.  Doctor Anil a Dentist who was delayed coming due to his vista delay landed on  30th morning and came straight to slum from the airport and began to see his patients. He pulled out teeth of over 25 patients on that day. We admired him he never consider his tiring  long travel all the way from US to India having changed several flights, jet lag noting bothered him or took him away from his commitment.  We treated over 350 patients here in this slum on that day.

Village Visit; we took the team to the village on 31st morning, it was a long travel to reach there in the village because of the flood the regular road which we used to take to go to the village was cut off so we have to take a long root (6hrs) to reach Chandrakona road the next medical camp.

November 1st morning we went to our new school land where they put the tent for medical camp. Sahadeb did a good job with his team. They made the camp centre like a hospital. The first day we treated over 400 people and on next day we had over thousand people. We supposed to have three days medical camp but we ran out of medicine on second day itself. People were fighting to get into the medical tent making a lot of disturbance on 2nd day. May villagers even snatched away reading class from clinic so it ran out very soon.  On that evening one of the political leader’s sensed that we may not handle medical camp on 3rd day so he said to one of the Indian Doctor to announce that there will be no medical camp on the next day as the medicine running short because of the over crowed. But many could not bothered about this announcement and gathered on very next day. We heard that there were twice the crowd than the previous day.  Three of our doctors where very tired and one was feeling sick.  Next day was Sunday and we all went to our village church where Nanci preached. Thereafter we put up a small  clinic for the believers in our church it was such a blessing for our people there.  We all enjoyed the meal that was prepared by the local believers. After the meal we journeyed back to Kolkata.  Our Medical camp was benefited to over 3700 people both from the slums and the villages.

As the result of the team visit six village children were selected for a regular sponsorship. All of them are our workers children. Thank God for all what he has done in short time.  Thank you very much for standing with us in your prayers.

Curry Evening – 8th November

The annual curry evening to raise funds for CSSI is on

Friday 8th November 2013

at

International Presbyterian Church

53 Drayton Green, W13 oJE

Come along and enjoy some fine Indian cuisine, made by a top Indian chef.

Sponsor walk raises £500

A small but elite team of enthusiastic walkers met at Leicester Square in Central London, on a rainy Saturday morning, to walk part of the Queens Silver Jubilee Walk. Comprising of six miles, passing some of London’s most iconic landmarks, and the beautiful St James Park across Lambeth Bridge (doing the Lambeth Walk Oi!) past Lambeth Palace and along the South Bank of the River Thames.
Past the London Eye crossing the Millenium Bridge. St Pauls Cathederal and along Fleet Street towards The Royal Opera House Covent Garden and finishing back at Leicester Square.
A BIG thank you to all our supporters enabling us to raise over £500 for CSSI.

The start photo

The route marked out by a silver crown with the cross giving direction

On Your Marks!

Joan talking to the Pelicans

St Pauls on a grey afternoon.

Shaji’s visit to the UK

A message from Shaji

We were met at the airport by Pam and Steve and Aunty and Uncle were there to welcome us and to take us to their little apartment.   From very next day onwards we stated to meet with people, sharing and talking about the work.    It was a busy time we had in the UK, travelling and speaking in different place.  All are very much happy to hear and learn about the up coming English School in the village.  Most of our focus was to raise money towards the school building project.  Birmingham was the only place where I had to talk  about work in Kolkata City and work  with KCM.  Fund raising is not an easy job it is very hard  as I am learning.

We raised about £6212.00 for CSSI and £675 for KCM.  Thank God for his provision and we really need to be thankful to the people who loves our work and gives  towards it. Me and Beena  are thankful to the Lord for many people who stood with us in spite of all their financial crunch and mid of  job uncertainties.  God has been ever so faithful meeting our daily needs and helping our mission to move ahead.

Thank you all for your calls, e mails and Texts  while we were there in the UK. Thank you Paul for picking us up from Paddington. We did have a profitable time talking during that drive. It was good to see Brownie and your friends at your home.    James and Clare for putting that dinner for us and having giving that quality time to spend with you and your family. Phill, Hannah and Christine for that wonderful evening with  that Mexican meal. Joan and Larry  for your love, even though you were not well with all that surgery for Larry yet you called us in to have a time of fellowship and cup of tea with you. Special Thanks to Tony and Joann for taking us out for the dinner. Pam and Steve for spearing even your bed room for us, that was awesome!  In spite of all what Steve and Pam are going through yet  joyfully they  took care of us. We know Just a Thank you will not be just enough for all what you did for us. May the Lord richly rewards you for everything!

Thank you very much

Yours in Jesus.

Shaji visits UK – dates

Shaji and Beena are visiting the UK to promote CSSI. They have already been to Worthing for meeting with friends and  supporters.  Below is their schedule over the next two weeks.

11th May – Birmingham  for  a week of meetings

20th May – meetings with different small groups

24th May – meetings in Cornwall

26th May – return to London

28th May – back to India

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