March Monthly Vlog
Here is a new video from Susan! There have been some challenges this month. Please continue to pray for Shiloh and their community.
February Monthly Vlog
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!
A Very South Asian Thanksgiving
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.
Our New Puppy!
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."
Hello, friends! I suppose I should introduce myself to you.... I'm Chloe! I'm spending some time at Shiloh to teach Micah and serve in any way that I can. I plan to keep you guys updated with some fun blog posts and photos.
Meet the New Shiloh Boys!
Susan and Micah returned to Shiloh a few weeks back and were greeted by fifteen new boys! Susan has been very busy in the hottest part of the summer buying supplies for these new boys. Please enjoy this video and getting introduced to them, and seeing your generosity at work!
19th Anniversary Tribute
Happy 19th Anniversary to my Andy in heaven.
Update from Susan
Hello my Shiloh family and friends,
First of all, I want say thank you so much for praying for me and my kids and my staff. It has been very difficult in the month of December and January. There was not even one day that went by that I did not cry.
Micah-boy asked so many questions about his dada and Jesus. I did not have an answer for all of them. I tried my best to answer him, and finally one day he said, "Mama, Jesus is my dada from now on until I go to heaven to see Dada." When he said that, I cried the entire day.
Every kid in our home misses their Papa. Andy was the best papa to all our boys.
We all had good Christmas and New Year. We gave 300 cakes to our friends and family in our community. On Christmas day we had almost 200 people come to our church and we had lunch. It was so beautiful! Everyone enjoyed it, and I cried.
In the month of January, kids only went to school for five days because of Covid and Omicron. They did online school the rest of the time. A few of our kids had flu and cold, but no one needed to be in the hospital, thank God. It was so cold and cloudy that we did not see the sun until 12 pm for few weeks.
I want to thank every one of you guys for supporting me and caring of us. Without your help and prayer, I can’t do this. I love you all very much.
May our God bless you all absolutely.
Lots of Love,
Susan & Micah and Shiloh family
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.