Precious friend of NLO,
Greetings to you in the precious name of Jesus!
We want to wish you a belated Christmas and a Christ filled new year, 2024. All the children and staff along with Ken, treasurer of our board of directors, had a great Christmas at Shiloh home. We thank you for all the gifts that the children and the staff received and enjoyed during Christmas because of your generosity.
As we enter the new year there is a lot of anxiety, uncertainty, joy, hopes, aspirations, expectations, challenges, etc.etc. Let us together pray as we enter the new year. “ I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief” (Mk 9:24). Your thoughts and feelings are yours! Examine them. Don’t let them hijack you. Too often we are sandwiched between faith and doubt. Everything is possible for the one who believes ( Mk. 9:23). When we face doubt in 2024, let us remember three things:
(1.) Don’t be afraid to acknowledge your doubts.
(2.) Don’t let your doubts overrule your faith. God’s word in the matter is God’s will for you; stand on it.
(3.) Hand your doubts over to the Lord and say, “ I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” How long does it take to learn to walk by faith? A lifetime!
Please pray with and stand with us and together let us see the faithful hands of God meet all the needs of Shiloh home. Rest assured of our prayers for you. We wish you all a Christ filled new year, 2024.
In Calvary’s love,
Micah and Susan Lepper
Greetings in the most precious name of Jesus from Shiloh home, Alwar ( India).
By the grace of God all the 32 children, staff, all the believers in the church, Micah and myself we are doing well. Children are growing in the grace and love of Jesus! Children are going regularly to school. Slowly, Micah has also started to adjust in the school. All are studying well. Along with all the children and staff we went to see the “Taj Mahal” and all enjoyed the one day educational/ recreational trip.
By the grace of God the church is growing and we had several baptisms, to God be all the glory! A team from Kota along with Samuel Thomas and the worship leaders came to Shiloh home for baptism service and for one day gospel meeting. As you know, God willing, on November 7th we are planning to have the Shiloh home birthday party. All the children, staff and believers are excited and looking forward to a grand celebration.
As we are approaching Thanksgiving in the month of November, I want to say that we are blessed beyond measure. We are thankful to God for providing our daily bread, school fees for all the children, healing several children from the Dengue fever, for our warm clothes for this winter, and above all for helping us to grow in His love and in His grace.
We would love for you to come and worship the Lord with all the children and believers. I often think of you and pray for you. We as a Shiloh family we pray for you three times a day. We are grateful to God for your prayers and for your support.
Did you know that you can have the peace of God everyday regardless of your circumstances: “ The Lord of peace Himself will grant you His peace ……. at all times…. in all ways ( 2 Thess. 3:16). God has no worries or problems because He controls everything. When God speaks, peace is the message….never settle for any course that’s not characterized by peace…. it’s not God!
Thanks again for your love, prayers and faithful support.
In the loving service of the King!
Micah and Susan Lepper Shiloh home, Alwar ( India )
Dear loving friend of NLO,
Greetings in the name of Jesus! We thank you for your prayers and for your support for this ministry of the Lord in Alwar, India. By the grace of God Micah is going to a school in Alwar. Same place where all other children also are studying.
Few days back I was able to take all the children and staff to the city of AGRA, it is where Taj-Mahal is located (one of the seven wonders of the world). All the children and the staff enjoyed their trip and by the grace of God we all came back safely. Because of your faithful support and prayers we are able to do fun things for the children in the “Shiloh Home”.
We also rejoice over the fact that new believers are being added to the church and many of them have obeyed the Lord in baptism during the month of August, TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!
Please pray for my health as I do get low in energy and pray that God may keep all the children safe from the “Dengue fever”! It is really too hot here in Alwar. But I know God has called me and Micah to serve Him in Alwar. "I have called him…. and he will succeed in his mission” ( Isa. 48:15).
When God decides to use you and me, five things happen:
A.) There is a CALL. ( Jer. 1:5). God always uses common people to do uncommon things.
B.) There is FEAR. Moses said to God out of fear, please use someone else.
C.) There is REASSURINANCE. Joshua could never do what Moses was able to do. I feel the same when I think of all that God did through Dr. Andy Lepper, and I say there is no way I can help lead this work. But I am reminded by what God said to Joshua, as I was with Moses, so I will be with you!
D.) There is a DECISION. When we decide to say yes to the Lord, we live with Joy, when we say no we forfeit that Joy.
E.) There is a CHANGED LIFE. Saying yes to the Lord is the best decision you will ever make!
In His Grace alone!
Susan and Micah Lepper
Dear loving friends,
Enjoy this video from the Shiloh Christmas celebration!
Here is a new video from Susan! There have been some challenges this month. Please continue to pray for Shiloh and their community.
This year, we have set a goal to be better at communicating with our awesome supporters. After Andy's passing, it's no surprise to anyone that he left a lot of big holes. One that we didn't plug right away in the midst of plugging more immediate ones was communicating with our donors and supporters. We had to reinvent the wheel a little bit, because Susan is different from Andy. What we've come up with are monthly vlogs (video blogs), where Susan gets to talk and show you what they've ben up to at Shiloh. So, please enjoy our first installment of Susan's Vlog!
We have never celebrated Thanksgiving here at Shiloh Home before, since Indians don't celebrate this American holiday. But since Chloe is here to teach Micah, and we all knew she would be missing her family, we decided to celebrate Thanksgiving in our own special way.
Hey, friends, it's Chloe again! It's been a few weeks, so I thought I would update you on what's been going on around here. The biggest news is that Susan recently got a new puppy! His name is Mickey and he's a sweetheart when he's not chewing on your clothes or your fingers. He's already had quite a few adventures and he frequently gets yelled at for making a mess. He's not very old, but he seems to be settling in well. All of the boys love to play with him (as you can see in the picture above) and he enjoys the attention.
School has officially changed times for the winter, which means that our whole schedule has been thrown off this week. Morning prayer starts an hour later and lunch has to be made for all of the boys to take to school. We are adjusting and finding a new rhythm. Not only has school changed times, but Diwali break starts tomorrow. All of the kiddos will have a 13 day break for the festival, so that will be another change in our current routine. It should be a lot of fun to have everyone at home!
We have several things that we ask you to pray for. Please pray that the believers in our church will be encouraged and stay strong in their faith. Many are facing difficulties. One woman needs to have a very expensive surgery done, so we ask that you pray for God to provide the money for the surgery and keep her healthy in the meantime. Of course, please continue to pray for all of the boys here. The weather is changing, so we are praying that each one of them stays healthy and strong. Lastly, would you pray for Susan? Please ask God to give her strength, wisdom, compassion, and the ability to carry on.
I thank each one of you for your continued support and interest in our ministry! I will leave you with this verse.
"And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it."