Dear friends of STECI,Greetings in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We are coming to the end of another financial year of the Church. I take this opportunity to thank you for the support given to the Education Board through prayer, finance or otherwise during the year.
From 2008 the Sabha Council has separated the 3rd Sunday of September as the Education Board Sunday and to receive the special offering of the day for the needs of the Education Board.
Our target for the year was Rs. 2, 50, 000 for the needs including:
- Allowance for the Program Coordinator in the Kerala State and for the assistance received from the Operations Manager for outside the State
- Daniel Project Scholarship to be given to selected students based on their commitment to the Lord and to the Church
- Missionary Teachers Allowance for the teachers who will be actively involved in missionary work along with their teaching in schools
- Expenses of special seminars like Career Guidance and Missionary Motivation, How to Study Bible
- Office expenses
In case your parish could not yet send the offering of 21st Sunday designated for the Education Board, may I request to make the payment during the General Convention, or surely at least before the end of the financial year on March 31st, 2009.
In His grace
Prof. John Zachariah