November 7, 2021
Dear friend of the No Longer Orphans Ministry,
Greetings from Shiloh!
I sincerely thank you for praying for Micah and me. It has been a very hard year for both of us since Andy went to be with his Master forever.
There are several nights when I am not able to sleep at all. I keep thinking if only I could have taken Andy to the USA for treatment, or if only I could have taken him to a better hospital in a major city of India. At that time, Micah keeps reminding me “Mommy, do not be sad, Dada is with Jesus having a good time. One day we will see him.” I thank God for Micah who keeps reminding me of the blessed hope we have in Jesus!
As you know, Micah and I were in the states for over two months. We had a great time with my in-laws and Micah loved every minute of his stay with his Grandparents and with his Aunt and family.
It was also so good to visit some of our dear friends who pray and support this ministry from their heart. We came back to Alwar on September 22, 2021. All the children and staff are doing well. The work of the Lord is also being blessed, we have some believers added to the church.
Please pray that God may continue to provide for the ongoing monthly support for our Shiloh Home. I want to see that each child makes a confession of Jesus Christ as Lord, but also chooses to serve Him with their lives.
Please also join us in continuing to pray for divine healing upon Elijah Holland. We are thankful for his parents, who through their friends, raised support for four months in honor of Elijah.
We are still praying for God to move in the heart of some young person who is willing to come to India and help me with teaching all the children and specially to home-school Micah.
I feel sad, overwhelmed, anxious, and discouraged at times, but my faith is stronger than ever before. I keep reminding myself that no matter what, I will not leave the work that Andy and I started with the Lord. I thank God for His faithfulness. As I have said before, I am not a speaker, I am not a fundraiser. All I have ever known is to work hard each day for all the children in our home. I sincerely covet your prayers and guidance as to how I can do better.
In the Will of God, we are planning to start the work of building the Andy’s tombstone.I want this to be a memorial to God’s faithfulness for many generations to come until Jesus comes back.
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2). We have a God given vision and a commitment to act on it. I know personally that when our vision comes from God, He will give us the needed strength, wisdom, connections, relationships, and resources to make it happen, because He’s “the author and finisher of our faith.”
We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Susan and Micah Lepper.