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CCM Christmas News Bulletin,2018

This Bulletin of the blessed season of joy and hope comes to you with greetings from CCM India in the name of the star...seen in the east to find fullness of joy and peace because of His salvation saying THANK YOU so much, JESUS !

CCM is 38 years young now(1980-2018) registered in both State( 1980 ) and Federal governments( 1985 ) of India being modeled as an evangelical,faith based and independent Christian Organization( NGO ) in India situated very close to Hyderabad City in Telangana State of the Deccan south India.

We are engaged in the following ministries:
  1. Ministry to the Church ----ECHO( Educating Churches for a Holistic Organization ) for peace and defending faith), Pastoral training to lead the churches more efficiently towards more awareness of spirituality to defend faith.
  2. Ministry to the Society---1.Compassion Homes 40) girls, widows and boys with education with accommodation, food, clothing and training for skills towards making a livelihood in the mainstream of society; 2.Family Counseling and Community health reaching 150 people yearly.

Prayer requests:
  1. Golden Jubilee wedding of the Josephs, Dec. 21.
  2. Wisdom and ability to the leaders of the ministries
  3. To walk a second mile along the odds being faced
  4. To get support from the donors both for prayers and active financial support to run the programmes-Ministry to the 1.Church and 2. Society as shown above.
  5. We owe you a very sincere expression of THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR LOVE and concern IN ACTION DURING THE PAST YEAR/S. We say you love this ministry. Please accept our gratitude and continue supporting this ministry in India a heavily population cpountery in the country in the world.

    Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a joyful entry into 2019

On behalf of CCM Ministries
Rev. S. J. Joseph, Executive Director CCM India
20-82 CCM House , Shamshabad, RR District, 501 218, T S, India
Phone: + 08413 222188: Mobile: 970468 7721: 970468 7721 / 3;
e-mail: ccmission1@gmail.com; also: ccmission@yahoo.com
Web.: www.ccmission-shamshabad.org



Noise from the dry bones

CCM Updates: Jan - April 2018

Special Focus: Thinking of others ( Phil. 2:4 )
CCM is slowly and steadily moving ahead with its ministries and activities as the vision enlarged over the years and it continues to THINK OF OTHERS.
  1. Thinking of Compassion Home Girls: Among 20, a homeless orphan girl was married to a young man to make a home of her own in the mainline community which neglected her with no concern !! After completing her M.Com studies she has been helping in the office accounts as well as the Home girls accounts. We praise the Lord for her life at the Girls Home. We thank the Lord for the graceful and loving donations, both local and overseas for this venture as if a real home, meeting needs of Copassion Home family in India without giving a dowry to the man who married our girsl.

      
  2. Thinking of the seniors: Every third week of the month there is this gathering of the sunset group discussing and meditating on the concerns of the Church and and family sharing their experiences including their problems and later with a session of praying for the society in which they live and move. There are generally 15 to 20 persons present at each meeting and returning to their homes after a meal each time


  3. Thinking of the Widows Home: Born of a new vision of Hannah along with other sisters of concern over the widows project ( Mrs. Elmer Martens and Mrs. Helen Walter enriching the vision), there are 20-25 present at each meeting. They share their problems of widowhood and joy of the children playing around in their families. One thing of baffling concern is that they want to stay at their own homes and afraid staying in a new place reserved for them. However we want to devote more time and effort to develop this program in a biblical concept pattern as in James( Jas 1:27). We assure our commitment.

  4. Thinking of pastors Community: DAD( Discipleship and Development ) Training for capacity building to become spiritual lamp- stands in the community and Church leading them through the valley of truth of the Bible, there is a group of 15-20 generally gathering for this one day training every month under the DAD program. A small number of independent pastors will get partial help to meet their food and travel expenses due to restriction of funds. There are more such worthy pastors interested in this kind of training.


  5. Thinking of facilities to society in general: Skills education and training typewriting and computer skills. And people with burdened hearts keep coming to our door ( youth and families) with different sizes of problems mostly with broken relationships and interestingly with no set time ! The Lord gave us patience to get into their hearts and problems towards a solution . Many types of people are helped when they share with us at random , for a tempary relief or solution . And this process goes on daily, but we are hesitant to mention about this every time !! We are glad that VBS proves successful at Vempahad . All the older Home girls led the classes with 68 boys and girls. Health ministry is taking shape now again but doing it in nearby places with health camps. We have done one in February 2018 at Malkishguda and Vempahad. Dr. Johnson with his team visiting TB patient at her home.


  6. Thinking of our families and friends : under V A P ministries( Visit And Pray ) a new vision an evangelistic revolution seeking and limiting our approach to ONLY OUR OWN RELATIVES and FRIENDS , we consider this new concept as a unit in this venture --- -- focusing more narrowly on our own relatives and our own friends with gospel and spiritual encouragement and enlightenment with counseling wherever possible).. A Long pending unmet dire needs
    1. A bore well for our Compassion Home. .we are facing a lot of water famine this year . We have to buy water from outside costing more money every month for Compassion Home We foresee many untoward restrictions in future due to changes in political scenario. Cost: $ 1875/-
    2. Renovation to CCM Health Centre: Roof of Health Centre is bending and working in the building has become dangerous. It needs repairs costing $ 3500.
    3. Van for transportation .We have been praying for this need ever since the formation of CCM including Compassion Home and we kept on trying for over 3 years now !!! We sincerely appreciate your prayers and financial support as a sign of your partnership in mission to India via Donations in memory of Or in honour of your dear ones are welcome for Meeting Hall for pastorleaders, youth and widows in a rural set up.

S. J. and Hannah Joseph. CCM India
Christian Concern Mission( ccm)20-82 CCM House , Shamshabad, RR Dist 501 218, Telangana, India
Phones : + 91 08413 222188, Mobile: 970468 7721, 970468 7723;
E-mail: ccmission1@gmail.com; ccmission@yahoomail.\com;
Web: www.ccmission-shamshabad.org

Rev. Joseph J Silumula.
Christian Concern Mission.
CCM House 20-82
Shamshabad - 501 218 Ranga Reddy District.
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

Phone: + 08413 222188
Fax: + 08413 222176.
E-mail: ccmission1@gmail.com
Web: www.ccmission-shamshabad.org


Focus of the Month: Shepherding the Horses

CCM Updates: March -April 2017

Dear Rev. Chase Kneeland , Schwenkfelders

This we do at CCM : Making people wholesome

1. Ministry to the Church 2.Ministry to the Society

Creating opportunity for Compassion Home ( 30 girls )

  1. Provision: Shelter, food , clothing and education: Cost: Rs. 24.700/; ( US $ 380/-) per head yearly. Facilitating Education--- sending them to different schools and colleges according to their need and interest ---college 4, B.Sc. Nursing 2, High school: 15 and primary school: 9. Age: 6 to 25 years: comprising of children of drug addicts, & one parent and no parents; and children of hard to maintain family due to severe poverty.
  2. Trainings--- Facilitating for computer, typewriting, tailoring, B.Sc.Nursing training, plus kitchen skills-preparing food and food products( they cook their own food ), Church activities---choir, leading Junior Church, teaching in SS and VBS and Rural Church exposures by visits and daily devotionals.
Counseling and Guidance: We have 3 centres to do this ministry---Shamshabad, Vemphad and Nagarjuna Sager from where various problems --psychological, health/physical and spiritual ---attending and helping them solve their own problem. Several are being benefitted by this ministry including non-Christians. We feel blessed when clients are lead to solve their own problems ! Duration of counseling : one hour at a time: Process : one month to one year and or longer . We are doing a follow-up counseling to two families now.

Church and Society :

1. Ministry to the Church

1.1 ECHO( Encouraging Churches for Holistic Organization) --presently with a strange concept of teacher going to the student. This is done through Mobile Community College. We serve the Church needs on peace, spiritual nurture and leadership issues/crisis in family and community and protecting Church and its image.

D A S L A D (Discipleship And Servant Leadership And Develop ment: Every month two Training sessions are being conducted for pastors of different denominations and of independent Churches senior adults of any Church .Two training prgogrames are planned and conducted This programme needs financial support from you, dear people of God. One training session costs: US $ 450/-

1.2 Senior Citizens Fellowship: Though different in style of doing, we aim at the leadership nurture and spiritual and social stamina so they could be agents of change in their families, communities and churches. Cost: $ 175/-

2. Ministry to the Society :

Over these 36 years in ministry , we have been creating an opportunity for health , trainings youth for learning skills in type- writing, computer, medical ministry, conversational English and grammar to become eligible for jobs and occupations. Ministry to the widows has become a priority concern since last year.

PRAY FOR CCM urgent needs: .Prayer solves problems

  1. Projector and a laptop for presentations during lectures audio visual aids bring more impact on the minds of trainer and trainees. More effective work can be done by visual aids. Cost: $ 800/-
  2. Meeing Hall required since we are not able to get a place even to hire to meet our requirement in rural areas. We have to have a roof for this since basement was done. Cost: $ 7692/-. Or Rs. 500,000
  3. A Long pending unmet need: renovation to CCM Health Centre. /-. Roof is bending and working in the building is dangerous. Cost: $ 3500 We would appreciate your prayers and financial support / Would consider your partnership in mission to India. Donations in memory of/ in honour of your dear ones are appreciated.

Grace and peace
S. J. and Hannah Joseph. CCM India
20-82 CCM House , Shamshabad, RR District, 501 218, T S, India
Phone: + 08413 222188: Mobile: 970468 7721: 970468 7723
e-mail: ccmission1@gmail.com; Web.: www.ccmission-shamshabad.org


Noise from the dry bones

CCM newsletter for January - February, 2017

Introducing CCM

Who we are: CCM ( Christian Concern Mission )

  1. CCM is a small Christian, independent and grassroots organization originated in India by local leaders, registered in both State( 1980 ) and Central ( 1985 ) Governments with permission to get foreign donations. Working in a very much limited area in newTelangana State of India in two districts--- RR (Shamshabad) and Nalgonda
  2. CCM reached its 36th milestone with its vision stable against contrary winds in its journey ever since 1980.
  3. CCM has a small infrastructure--- 10 acre land well, with buildings-health centre and mill and a meeting hall (in construction).
  4. CCM has got two major types of ministry--- 1.Ministry to the Church and 2. Ministry to the Society. CCM Compassion Home remains one of the major ministries .
  5. CCM Compassion Home has a combination of residents --- lower castes and higher castes, enrolling 30 this year and widows 30 . And the ministry of Compassion Homes remains a major ministry. We started it with only two residents in 1991.
What we do at CCM: Two types of ministries----1.to the Church and 2. to the society
Ministry to the Church: Discipleship and Servant Leadership to the Church leaders and Pastors--- a ministry to the Church
  1. DASLAD Discipleship and Servant Leadership and Development focusing on leadership is a regular program conducting training in two central places in a month. Both of these programmes done under our Institute of Bible Practical Theology. Regular and successful student pastors will be awarded a Certificate/Diploma in recognition of their work and passion.
  2. V A P( Visit and Pray/phone) This ministry is focused on the personal ministry to persons of one’s own relatives and friends .This can be done both ways VISIT and PHONE/PRAY( if yu are not able to visit or phone but this should be done in regularity since this is a ministry.
  3. Seniors Fellowship: An extraordinary programme for senior citizens both male and female meeting once a month to relax and reflect on the past and thinking of the future of their children to help them become good citizens including widows.
Ministry to the Society in general _We facilitate
  1. Leadership Training to CCM Compassion Home girls
  2. Management skills in home management and family affairs
  3. Scholastic excellence in education and mental growth
  4. Witness to the market places: children’s internal cultural growth
  5. Witness in the marketplaces: signs of livelihood empowerment
  1. Ministry of Compassion( Homes) : CCM Compassion Home has a combination of residents --- lower castes and higher castes, enrolling 30 this year and widows 30 . And the ministry of Compassion Homes remains a major ministry. We started with only two residents( girls) in 1991.
  2. Ministry of Discipleship(DASLAD)Discipleship And Servant Leadership And Development ) (Pastoral Training )
  3. Ministry of VAP ---Visiting and/Phoning ONLY to one’s own relatives and friends with the good news and moral education
  4. Ministry to the Senior Citizens: A ministry to senior citizens and widows for recreation, contemplation and relaxation
  5. Ministry of Counseling /Health--- Home Clinics, family health education, referral and counseling to rural communities - doctor going to the patient !!!
  6. Ministry of Self-Sustenance ---self supporting ventures for the organization survival through farming/agriculture, milling, cement products in our CCM land of 10 acres.
We always appreciate your partnership in mission to India, through your moral and financial support to CCM needs in the ministry.

Joseph Silumula, Executive Director, CCM, India
20-82 CCM House , Shamshabad, RR District, 501 218, T S, India
Phone: + 08413 222188: Mobile: 970468 7721: 970468 7723
e-mail: ccmission1@gmail.com Web: www.ccmission-shamshabad.org


CCM Updates: a Christmas news letter 2016

Joy to the World... The Lord Great Watchman in the flesh is come !!

Dear Friend
This is a letter of gratitude for the support from you this year and taking time to honoring your loving gifts and donations to CCM Ministries and thanking you as CCM lovers recalling the effect of the footprints of our Lord , Great Watchman in the flesh during this Joyful Season !!! Caring? How sweet the sound !!!
Our Strategy: Making People Wholesome
  1. Ministry to the Church :

    DASLAD( Discipleship And Servant Leadership And Development. Training to Pastors and Lay Leaders 2. Church senior adults as role models 2 . V A P ( Visit And /or Pray/Phone to our Beneficiary group---every person can do this ministry to ONLY OUR OWN RELATIVES AND FRIENDS 3. Senior Citizen Fellowship--people some old aged, widowed and retired in further need of relaxation and comfort responsible to sharing principles of life to the generation next to them.


  2. Ministry to the Society:

    1. Compassion Homes:-- A ministry to the children/persons at the cross roads with vulnerable situations now getting empowered towards mainstream of society now under our complete care meeting all needs ---- shelter, food, clothing. and education training,moral and spiriutual etc. 1.Home for 30 Girls 2. Home for Boys (30) 3. Home for children, ( both combined)and ( 30 ) 4. Home for Widows( 30 ).
    2. Counseling/Health, to avoid suffering from sickness, CCMis burdened for a rural health programme meeting the health needs. Also being planned again through a strategy called Seek and Serve--- Doctor going to the patients where they are--- home clinics.

Health Camp at Malkishguda

Prayer requests: 1. During 2017, CCM can reach the goal along with donor friends like YOU to achieve much required need for Compassion Homes: for Girls US $ 11400/-and for Widows US $ 6030/- and 3. please pray for the Need of Christmas clothes for Home children and widows 4 Well repair /renovation becomes urgent as the water recedes. Counseling/health is no way to be neglected in the ministry of healing the sick.
Thank you once again for your loving support in the past and passion, willing freely to continue during the year 2017 wishing you a merry Christmas and blessed New Year 2017

Grace and Peace
Joseph& Hannah CCM, India e-mail: ccmission@gmail.com


CCM Updates: May and June 2 0 1 6

Special Focus : Thinking of others ( Phil. 2:4 )

CCM is slowly and steadily moving ahead with its minisries and activities as the vision enlarged over the years and continues to THINK OF OTHERS.
  1. Thinking of Compassion Home Girls: Among 25, a homeless orphan girl was married to a young man to make a home of her own in the mainline community which neglected her with no concern!! After completing her M.Com studies she has been helping in the office accounts and as well as the Home girls accounts. We praise the Lord for her life at the Compassion Home. We thank the Lord for the graceful and loving donations, both local and overseas for this venture as if a real home meeting needs of a new family in India without giving a dowry to the man who married our girl.
  2. Thinking of the seniors: Every third week of the month there is this gathering of the sunset group discussing and meditating on the things of the concerns of the Church and and family sharing their experiences including their problems and later with a session of praying for the society in which they live and move. There are generally 15 to 20 persons present at each meeting and returning to their homes after a meal each time .
  3. Thinking of the Widows Home: Born of a new vision of Hannah along with other sisters of concern over the widows project ( Mrs. Elmer Martens and Mrs. Helen Walter enriching the vision), there are 20-25 present at each meeting. They share their problems of widowhood and joy of the children playing around in their families. One thing of baffling concern is that they want to stay at their own homes and afraid staying in a new place reserved for them. However we want to devote more time and effort to develop this program in a biblical concept pattern as in James( Jas 1:27). We assure our commitment.
  4. Thinking of pastors Community: DAD( Discipleship and Development ) Training for capacity building to become spiritual lamp- stands in the community and Church leading them through the valley of truth of the Bible, there is a group of 15-20 generally gathering for this one day training every month under the DAD program. A small number of independent pastors will get partial help to meet their food and travel expenses due to restriction of funds. There are more such worthy pastors interested in this kind of training.
  5. Thinking of facilities to society in general: Skills education and training typewriting and computer skills. And people with burdened hearts keep coming to our door ( youth and families) with different sizes of problems mostly with broken relationships and interestingly with no set time ! The Lord gave us patience to get into their hearts and problems towards a solution . Many types of people are helped when they share with us at random , for a tempary relief or solution . And this process goes on daily, but we are hesitant to mention about this every time !! Health ministry is taking shape now again but doing it in nearby places with health camps. We have done one in February 2016 at Malkishguda.
  6. Thinking of our families and friends : under V A P ministries( Visit And Pray ) a new vision on evangelistic revolution seeking and limiting our approach to ONLY OUR OWN RELATIVES and FRIENDS , we consider this new concept as a unit in this venture -- focusing more narrowly on our own relatives and our own friends with gospel and spiritual encouragement and enlightenment with counseling wherever possible).

A Long pending unmet dire needs ?

  1. A bore well for our farm as a temporary measure to meet the urgent needs of irrigation to our farm at Vempahad. we are facing a lot of water famine this year . This farm is meant for self sustenance of the Organization to meet the partial needs of food for Compassion Home and to develop and manage future ministries since we foresee many obstacles in the future due to change of political scenario. Cost: $ 1875/-
  2. Renovation to CCM Health Centre: Roof of Health Centre is bending and working in the building has become dangerous. It needs repairs costing $ 3500.
  3. Van for transportation .We have been praying for this need ever since the formation of CCM including Compassion Home and we kept on trying for over 30 years now !!!
We gratefully appreciate your prayers and financial support as a sign of your partnership in mission to India.

Grace and peace
S. J. and Hannah Joseph. CCM India


CCM Christmas Bulletin 2015

Dear friends
We praise the Lord for the blessings and challenges we experienced during this year 2015 in our ministry to
  1. Ministry to the church and
  2. Ministry to the Society as I share below.
We would like to say graceful Shalom in all Christian humbleness from the uttermost part of our hearts for the mercies expressed by the sponsors and donors towards our ministries in India---Compassion Home ( 25 girls) and Widows Home 15( to be started shortly) rural Health, pastoral trainings( DAD) including counsellings and also helping students in dire need with a partial support of stipends/scholarships both theological and secular and occasional support to pastors in their dire need .

As we continue the ministries with challengee joyful or painful, we plan to do some new efforts and projects this year.

New Projects and New Plans:

  1. We are happy to say that we are planning to renew our spiritual vigour joining the Network of some churches that emphasize the spirituality and discipleship in life and practice in the community and market places.
  2. We are very much encouraged to say that more sponsors came forward to support the Girls Home this year from the individuals of different churches---Mennonite, Hopewell and Bretrhren in Christ. A number of 8 girls are supported newly this year besides the present number of 4 girls by various individuals, although two churches Schwenkfelders and Hopewell have been donating to various small programmes generalizing their wishes apart from designted programmes. So far 12 girls are supported this year out of a total of 25. Some individuals did wonderfully although we were not sure of their mercies so soon. A sister from Brethren in Christ did this act to support more girls starting from 5 tentatively.
  3. One BIG generous donation from David’s family of Indian origin (Tamilnadu) from Hopewell Church came to us in a surprise. Thanks a lot dear family of God for your mercies for compassion Home girls this year.
  4. As a Community Development programme, a housing project( simple but modern ) for the poor and minority groups is under contemplation and planning with the help of Habitat India under the guidance of Susan Haltom, London.
  5. A ray of hope is seen from Hopewell Church for renovation/repair of our open old well which is almost dried up due to lack of rains this year.
We thank all these people of God hoping they would continue their acts of mercies through the following year/s as the Lord provides and leads them.
Problem: permission from Village Panchayat is kept delayed for DAD Training Hall. Please pray.

Yes, we do have an uncompromising vision from the Lord and we need joyful provision from the people of God. We do testify that our vision is also provisioned by the Lord through the people of God. Amen !

CCM wishes YOU a Merry Christmas
And one more practicable year, 2016.

CCM girls busy in Christmas celebrations

On behalf of CCM,
Hannah and Joseph, India

Seasonal Updates from CCM 2014-2015

Joy Bells at CCM

  1. CCM Home Girls in ecitement During Christmas and New Year 2015

    On Dec. 31 st night Our CCM girls joined with the local Church they welcomed the year by various types of decorations as they were bubbled with joy painted the front of the office building with colorful chalks and other colours and decorated with coulour paper and invited the Executive rector to cut the ribbon and I was thrilled at their indicatives all by their interest overwhelmed when Hannah cut the cake
  2. Joy of CCM children taking upper hand at Church Children’s Christmas

    Vanaja helping Varsha reciting Bible Books Ruth ( middle) enjoys dancing in the Xmas kit Ruth winning prize in the Christmas programme while Some enjoy New warm clothihng
  3. CCM enjoys the joy of DAD Trg with trainees during Christmas along with SeniorsFellowship


    The DAD Training this year gives us a very clear direction for future involvement more enthusiastically.
    The Seniors Fellowship needs to be improved in number however the quality of sessions more meaningful.

    CCM girls studying in college-- Vanaja, Jhansi and Sharmila are very much part of the team work.
    During Christmas, CCM had a final DAD training session at Vemphad in theCCM woods

    Pastors being given test
    Pastors taking Christmas gifts from Hannah On Dec. 21 the Seniors worshipped the Lordwith a topic on customs and traditions of thatDay, the First Coming of the Lord Seniors Fellowship busy enjoying the scriptures.

Rev. Joseph J Silumula, Christian Concern Mission, Shamshabad - 501 218 Ranga Reddy District, TS, INDIA
Phone: + 08413 222188; Fax: + 08413 222176; Mobile: 970468 7721/3
E-mail: ccmission@yahoo.com Web: www.ccmission-shamshabad.org

Noise from the dry bones
CCM Updates: November and December 2014

This we do at CCM : Making people wholesome

Creating opportunity for Compassion Home: 25 girls+ 2 adults

  1. Provision: Shelter, food and clothing
  2. Facilitating Education--- sending them to different schools and colleges according to their need and interest ---college 4, B.Sc. Nursing 2, High school: 8 and primary school: 9. Age: 6 to 25 years comprising of children of drug addicts, one parent children and no parents; and children of hard to maintain family due to severe poverty.
  3. Trainings--- Facilitating for computer, typewriting, tailoring, B.Sc.Nursing training, plus kitchen skills-preparing food and food products( they cook their own food ), Church activities---choir, leading Junior Church, teaching in SS and VBS and Rural Church exposures by visits and daily devotionals.

Counseling and Guidance: We have 3 centres to do this ministry---Shamshabad, Vemphad and Nagarjuna Sager from where various problems --psychological, health/physical and spiritual attending and helping them solve their own problem. Several are being benefitted by this ministry including non-Christians. We feel blessed when clients are lead to solve their problems!
Duration of counseling : one hour at a time: Process : one month to one year and or longer . We are doing a follow-up counseling to two families now.

Church and Society :

  1. Ministry to the Church
    1. ECHO( Encouraging Churches for Holistic Organization) --presently with a strange concept of teacher going to the student. This is done through Mobile Community College. We serve the Church needs on peace, spiritual nurture and leadership issues/crisis in family and community and protecting Church and its image.
    2. Discipleship trainings(D A D) Every month two Training sessions are being conducted for pastors of different denominations and of independent Churches two training camps were conducted In Sept and October two more to be done at Kandukur and Vempahad during Novemeber and December .
    3. Senior Citizens Fellowship: Though different in style of doing, we aim at the leadership nurture and spiritual and social stamina so they could be agents of change in their families, communities and churches.
  2. Ministry to the Society : Over these 34 years in ministry , we have been creating an opportunity for health , trainings youth for learning skills in type writing, computer, medical ministry, conversational English and grammar to become eligible for jobs and occupations. Prayer request for CCM urgent needs: .We are in dire need of
    1. Projector and a laptop for presentations during lectures audio visual aids bring more impact on the minds of trainer and trainees. More effective work can be done by visual aids. Cost: $ 1000/-
    2. A simple training shed required since we are not able to get a place even to hire to meet our requirement in rural areas. We have to have a roof for this since basement is there. Cost: $ 2500/-.
    3. A Long pending unmet need: renovation to CCM Health Centre. /-. Roof is bending and working in the building is dangerous. Cost: 3500
We would appreciate your prayers and financial support as a sign of your partnership in mission to India.

Grace and peace

S. J. and Hannah Joseph. CCM India


Noise from the Dry Bones Updates May and June 2014

Summer delights

  1. DAD Training: More than 30 pastors participated in the Discipleship training programme and had a good time of learning at a MB Church Yacharam village. And the topic discussed and exposed was The disciple should be a person of growing salvation experience to live by and share the good of Jesus and thus bring awareness on the discipleship concept among churches today where there is a confusion on living faith and following Jesus. One more training session is being planned at Vempahad village for Pastors, elders and Church leaders( men and women ) in the second week of June( 9 or 11 postponed from 6th due to lack of facilities). Seniors Fellowship is expected during 3rd week of June.
  2. VBS: We had a very interesting summer this year. In the midst of disturbances of the burning sun and hot waves, we could achieve our goal of reaching village youth and children with VBS, 81 attending and participating in he School for spiritual and moral awareness among the young children both Christian and non-cristian. We hired a school building for this purpose although facilities were not appreciated but adjusted.
  3. Spiritual Retreat for Youth: Sponsored and conducted by the MB Church Youth at Shamshabad, our Home Girls had a live experience of spiritual showers during burning sunny days May 24-27. Live and inspiring singing and chorios during evenings along with inspiring messages which led to making decisions for the Lord during those 3 days. CCM Home Girls were in the choir and choriography roles.
  4. English Conversation Courses( short term ): We are happy to share that out Home girls and others are bent upon learning speaking in English which is a foreign language.
We appreciate your prayers and love in action for the ministries of CCM here in India. Please continue to support with your prayers.

Grace and Peace
Joseph Silumula
Executive Director


Noise from of the Dry Bones News Bulletin March--April 2014

CCM Home( Run to Win ) girls have a privilege of getting exposed to the knowledge in farming and its environment for a healthy living for the present and future. Counseling (Potters House) : Counseling has become a regular practice to treat people in their problems and aspirations. Both religious and secular approaches are mingled in the process. A young couple with a problem of getting along with each other. They were instructed to practice using constructive words like Paul suggested in I Cor. 13 on love verbals very carefully not to hurt each other but to build for a successful family and married life..

Farming: All work related to plowing before transplanting done. Interestingly the two crippled young women ( one crippled in legs and the other mentally retarded ! ) became the watch team supervising the crops of the farm. Transplanting( Paddy) was done and bio-fertilizers used after 15 days and 30ys days after transplanting . The crop( rice ) is almost nearing harvest. Coconut trees are growing healthy this year. We want to raise the production to compete with the inflation on wages.

Discipleship Training ( DAD ): A talk on the well being of the preaching community of pastors was given by a young leader, Rev. John William. And Later the lesson on the sermon making was given by me ( Rev. Joseph Silumula )as a continuation from the past lesson on sermon making . This practice is being followed since the Church using my services in helping on Christian living and I took it s an advantage to TRAINING the pastors with the concept of discipleship. On 6th March we had a motivational training class / conference to give a jerk on their thinking of discipleship---SINCERELY FOLLOWING AND ACTING FOR HIM . There were 28 participants on that day although came late which is a life style of Indian pastors. They gathered in a house church pattern.

And on April 2, there is a DAD training planned in the form of seminar. This is a Mennonite Brethren group of rural pastoral community .

Seniors Meet ( Seniors Fellowship ): Every 3rd Sunday the seniors are meeting for spiritual fellowship focusing more on the livability of seniors in family , community and Church with their active role play when crisis erupts . They were motivated for playing an active role with their rich experiences.

On 16th March a talk was continued and later discussion done on Jerusalem Council as a model discipleship council which made a feasible and exemplary decision on traditional practices vs Christian faith . A conclusive decision benefiting the majority of people in the community and Church to follow Jesus more closely to become more like His disciple, playing their role at a time challenging them on their spiritual lifestyle as disciples of Jesus . The group appreciated this model but felt hard to put in practice in their cultural moulds of tradition especially on funerals and memorials !!

Please pray for the ministry of CCM In India. And try to introduce to your friends and families for prayers . AND consider supporting the ministry as a sign of your partnership in mission to India .

YOUR LOVING PARTNERSHIP IN ISSION MAKES A DIFFERENCE WITHOUT YOUR PHYSICAL PRESENCE.

Grace and Peace
Joseph Silumula, Shamshabad, India


Voices of the Nightingales Christmas News, December 2013

Dear Prayer partners:

Please take time to read and reflect and pray for the ministry of CCM in India as you find on the bookmark.

Good news from CCM :
  1. Anitha Kesiredy, an orphan girl who did MA married to Ephraim. She started a family of her own now mainstream of community once at the crossroads.
  2. Sudha Rani from a broken family completing now M.Com and going to work for CCM for some time has been managing the Girls Home besides her studies.
  3. Maria, a physically challenged and a young widow also a product of CCM Compassion Home is managing the CCM Farm at Vempahad along with a mentally challenged young woman !!
  4. Three of the CCM Home inmates have been Baptized this year and growing in grace-interest in reading the Bible and attending Church. Separated from her husband, a drug addict, Mrs. Chandra a young mother with two children, also staying with us, is doing B. Sc. Nursing along with inmate Shashi Rekha also from broken family.

PRAY for 1. study flow of funds 2. ability to manage the projects both at hand and proposed 3. share with your friends, families and churches/donors.

Thank you for your prayer and consider a support with a sense of partnership in mission to India (2.Cor. 10.16).
Western Union is the fastest and safest banking for transfer of money overseas.

Wishing you a merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014

Grace and Peace
S.J.Joseph (Silumula J. Joseph )


November 2013

Wedding bells in CCM Compassion Home ?

CCM is celebrating a wedding of one of its Home girls. We consider this a part of our ministry to the destitute children. In any context of life, family makes all difference !

Kesireddy Anitha who earned Master of Arts in Osmani University, Hyderabad is now going to become a settled person with a status of family. Once an orphan who was brought to this CCM Compassion Home is now to make a family of her own and live in the mainstream of society in boldness. Once standing at the crossroads looking for help, now no more to wait for anybody since she found a companion, a life mate to live together. Now she is ready to stretch her hand to help others since she found a place to stand on her own feet along with Christian faith!

We invite you to join us to share the joy of the WEDDING on November 15, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. We appreciate your prayers and gifts

Grace and Peace
Hannah & Joseph, CCM Compassion Home, India Please pray for the ministry of making people wholesome at Christian Concern Mission Minisry to Church
  1. Pastors support programme
  2. Mission Motivators Training Initiative Programme(MMTI ) -
    capacity building for pastors and evangelists and church planters.
  3. Educating and protecting Churches-ECHO ( Educating Churches for Holistic Organization )
    Ministry to Community A C T R I S ( Advocacy, Consultancy, Training, and Research Initiative Services ): Projects on : caring destitute girls , seniors, addicts, the sick and poor; Community College for capacity building

Partnership in Mission

(An initiative for discipleship ) Dear Prayer partners

This year CCM is planning to run on the track of TRAINING and RENEWAL FOR SPIRITUALITY IN pastoral life and action on Discipleship AND Servant Leadership ( Administrative VS Spiritual leadership ) Continuing a series of lectures in a teaching learning style for pastors of rural church set up. On May 3 we had a good time of learning HOW to Prepare a sermon . Pastors became enthusiastic of refreshing their past learning some years ago. Next session of learning is set for June6. This is felt need of spirituality in rural churches very much lacking.

News briefs:

  1. The three baptized young ladies from the Compassion Home are more zealous of learning and practicing their faith day after day. They got involved in VBS at Vempahad this year in May.
  2. VBS at Vempahad was conducted from 6t May 6- 11th. The high light of the VBS is the interest of non-Christian boys and girls who got prizes for the lessons learned.
  3. Other summer programs: grammar and handicrafts until schools open in June.
  4. VAP( Visiting and Phoning ) Ministry continues through the year done by Seniors and adults. This is to reach their own relatives and friends and to make them wholesome .
  5. Counseling : Highlight - a young couple came to us at Midnight quarreling severely and by the time they left us it was 2:30 a.m. They went resolved and united. We praise God for His grace to bear with the odd situations.
  6. Senior Citizen care and worship ministry - Every third Sunday for Seniors of various churches to discuss on special and tough subjects along with VAP ministry which is like Armchair marketing to gain relatives and friends according to Ezekiel’s individual responsibility.
  7. Our Forbearance: During this summer( March-May 2013) of this year the sun has its whip on India especially Andhra Pradesh. The heat has been a new tough experience ( 43-47 C). Fans could not have the privilege of running their blades due to lack of electricity and lack of rains. Sleeping outside brings us closer to mosquitoes with the threat of dengue. And naturally the earth squeezed the springs of water much deeper than ever. Even with all these lickings, the Lord enabled us to cope up with all these odds and difficulties. We could do better job if we have some better facilities. We praise the Lord none became sick so far !! Amen !!!

Prayer requests: Pray for rains because

  1. Severe water scarcity
  2. Severe scarcity of electricity
Self-sustenance plan - farming facilities---growing paddy and other crops; Dairy Farm to support our ministries to support some pastors and children Home

Please pray and support with a strategic spirit of partnership in mission to India.

Your gifts via Western Union can make us do better job for the Lord even in the odds.

We appreciate your spirit of partnership and we have the to hear from you dear dear Pastor/administrator

Grace and Peace

S.J.Joseph (Silumula J. Joseph )
Executive Director


November 2012

B. ACTRIS

( Advocacy, Consultation, Training, Research Initiatives and Services) A multiple approach seeking and serving community development at large.

Ongoing Projects: Computer,Typewriting and Dress Making and Summer courses;
Project under planning: Community College of Capacity Building. - a Multipurpose Resource Centre for ACTRIS programmes.


II. Ministry to the Church :

A mission to the Chosen Community towards a wholesome development through the following programmes and projects.
A Corporate Development--- Revivifying efforts for Pastors, Evangelists, Christian Senior citizens and Minority Christian Community ( troubled youth and families and marriages through Counseling and service)

New Projects proposed for 2013-20 :

1. FEED
( Facilitating Evangelistic Efforts and Direction)--- a ministry to support independent pastors suffering for livelihoods.
2. MMTI
( Mission Motivators Training Initiatives)--- a short term intensive training to evangelists pastors and lay people( men and women) on Workmanship - a Timothy Concern Project ( II Tim 2:14-16 )
3. ECHO
( Educating churches for Holistic Organization) - a Barnabas Ministry to anchorage and challenge and protect local Churches to support Christian witnessing against odds.
4. HESS
( Higher Education Scholarship Service). ---a christen ministry to support the scholastic performance giving a helping hand to students with financial constraints.

CCM, a non-denominational evangelical faith-based Organization in India has been trying its best to fulfill its vision and mission over these 30 years amidst all its tossing limitations !
Please pray and consider supporting CCM ministries in India in the mission of Making People Wholesome.

Western Union is the fastest and reliable bank for overseas money transfer if done properly.
Wishing you a merryChristmas and a Happy New Year 2013


Grace and Peace
S.J.Joseph ( Joseph J Silumula)


Executive Director


Noises from the dry bones !! ?

July 2012

When you finished reading this, it makes impressions on your heart.
Yes, they become bones unseen and begin to make noise in your mind !! The girls come from different family backgrounds like that of a valley of bones ---- with experiences as from ups-and-downs of life, filthy rags from a dust bin ,as from broken homes, and, on and on. they are dry bones in the community. But for us they are lily of the valley !
We invite YOU to visit the valley of dry bones and listen to the noise they make -unclear voice but you can listen to the noise they make from the innermost part of their heart as from a deep valley and as real as the beauty of their locality, a home where no home !!
NOW introducing a wing of CCM ministries ---- Compassion ministry through Compassion Homes. We make a stage for them to act and enact in the community showing the love of God, the Creator :

  1. These are girls lacking love from their parents even the little ones lacking fondling love that heals and helps develop their personality. These are none to care for -abandoned and left out in the community
  2. Varsha,Who is a child of widowed mother remains the youngest even this year.
  3. We provide a devotional hour morning and evening for 40 to 60 minutes in singing, studying the Bible and prayer beginning from their very tender age , memorizing s some passages and / or key verses


6. In learning skills for livelihoods not only through type writing, computer but other trainings-making cleaning powders and washing powders during this summer as shown above

Please pray and consider supporting the CCM ministry to the vulnerable children in India . Concerning Other ministries in the next issues.

Grace and Peace
S. J. Joseph
Executive Director, CCM India

Rev. Joseph J Silumula.
Christian Concern Mission.
Shamshabad - 501 218 Ranga Reddy District.
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

Phone: + 08413 222188 Fax: + 08413 222176. E-mail: ccmission@yahoo.com Web: www.ccmission-shamshabad.org

The noises of the nightingales

august 2011

July is a Happy Birth Day month for several girls in the Home.

All feel at home. Many enjoy when a girl celebrating her birth day. The lesson of sharing with gifts was started and all the girls like this. Several girls practiced this lesson with gifts of their choice and with much fun.
Further a lesson also was taught to restrain from giving a gift for a simple reason - no money in my purse for gifts
We started a junior choir at the newly started Bible Fellowship Church
at CCM just to sow seeds for future from now on.
This was done through Bible Fellowship Church. I (Joseph) started preaching on the theme: The call and its context ( people called and in what context )
Rachel Monika 5th grade in parrot green left

The noises were so sweet and buzzy while making a gift packing with chocolates, ear rings, hair pins et cetera.et cetera! "Happy Birth Day" song sung after devotional and prayers done for the birthday girls,
G.Roja Reddy Inter I, receiving gifts from fellow-inmates
Anitha K , MA (Telugu literature) sitting with Little Home-mate sisters

Mounika 5thgrade in red and yellow and Vanja Reddy 10 th grade
Rekha degree I year receiving gifts from Little sisters

A note from the House Parents:

The Girls are treated like in real home and taken good care academic, health spiritual education. They are in studies Kindergarten to Masters degree ! We thank the Lord for this privilege facilitating them to become some Esthers, Deborahs and Dorcas. It is because YOU are behind the scene with your prayers and mites !! And thank YOU so much. Continue please, to remember us and our children 25 and our children 2 .
Hannah & Joseph at the Farm relaxing
Hannah & Joseph the House Parents
Thank you so much for the love and concern for CCM through yout recent donation/gifts. Please consider thinking and praying about the ministries and needs of CCM, a faith based Ministry in India.
Hannah Joseph, Director
CCM Compassion Home
Christian Concern Mission, Shamshabad, India
Call: 08413 222188; Mobile: 970468 7721/3 e-mail: ccmission@yahoo.com
Web: www.ccmission-shamshabad.org
News Letter June 2011

The noise of the nightingales

(a letter to the moms and dads from Destitute Children Home Shamshabad India ) Dear moms and dads, Can you wait for moment, please? I want to tell you a nice story --just something about us in our Home.---- a home where no home I am Ruth Rani. I am 9 years now. I am in 3rd grade. I am one of the youngest in the family. I got 23 other sisters and one brother. Some go to primary school with me, some go to middle school and to high School. Some to the college also. Two oldest are in the M.A. degree. I dont like to be all alone. We are fortunate because we are living together like in a Home. Many of us lost their parents.. I dont know who is my mom and dad. But we got a Home and all stay in like in a family. Thanks to God for this. We get good food and good care at this Home here because moms and dads like you feed us. Thanks. And we do dont worry for our shelter. Because we have it. We dont worry for education because we are going to school every day Some times we lack nutrition food, some times clothing and some times we lack many more including school fees, food and other bills. Our House Father and Mother tell us we have to pray. Yes, we are doing that.
So we are sharing with you mom and dad. Can you think of us and pray and help us meet our needs. Thank you for listening like moms and dads! Youre great !!

With love Your Ruth Rani C/ O CCM Compassion Home Christian Concern Mission, Shamshabad, India Call: 08413 222188; Mobile: 970468 7721/3 e-mail: ccmission@yahoo.com Web: www.ccmission-shamshabad.org


News Letter September 2010

making lives wholesome

CCM House Phone:: + 08413 222188
20-82, Shamshabad 501 218 Fax : 08413 222176
Ranga Reddy DistrictE-mail: ccmission@yahoo.com
Andhra Pradesh,INDIA Web:www.ccmission-shamshabad.org

Christian Concern Mission m a k i n g l i v e s w h o l e s o m e

CCM Bulletin December 2010:

CCM Ministries

  1. Ministry of Outreaching Missions- need based concerns on socio-economic justice-a bridge making mission strategy through Mission to the High Places( elite groups) and Mission to the Low Places( socially marginalized and vulnerable groups )
  2. Ministry of Compassion---caring for the -needy and the vulnerable destitute children and the disabled and old people including the terminal patients.
  3. Ministry of Equipping and Empowering- education, training, counseling and research
  4. Ministry of Healing -- health and medical services-
  5. Ministry of Encouragement ( Barnabas Ministry)-helping others in need
  6. Ministry of Social Justice- governance, advocacy, human rights, peace and justice, disaster relief and self- sustainability of both individual and organizational.

Introducing CCM Ministries

Would you please join us at the throne of grace?
The grace we need today : To Pray for
  • ability to present Christ as Liberator Saviour of the world
  • ability to walk a second mile ( in suffering for Christ )
  • ability to society for a hunger for truth in Christ.
  • ability to equip the saints and to encourage one another.
  • ability to manage the 6 types of ministries: From a Street School to a network of programmes shown below)

    1. Ministry of Compassion -caring for the needy and the destitute children and the disabled and old people including the terminal patients.






      CCM girls going to school
    2. Ministry of Equipping and Empowering through Education, Training, Counseling and Research






      CCM Home girls in the university singing at a meeting
    3. Ministry of Healing -health education and medical service





      Dr. Johnson talking to a TB patient
    4. Ministry of Outreaching Missions -need based concerns, a bridge making mission strategy ( Mission to the high places -high caste and intellectual groups and Mission to the low Places vulnerable communities and groups )





      Joseph with Nathan Pastor( second from left ) who works with high caste communities
    5. Ministry of Encouragement -edifying one another( Barnabas ministry)



      CCM shares the concerns of MBDO



      CCM girls at a Church singing during Christmas season
    6. Ministry of Social Justice -good governance, peace, relief and self- Sustainability both individual and organizational


      CCM girls getting ready for the supply of cloths to victims of Flood at Bierelly and Gurram Gadda of Mahabub Nagar district 2009 Oct. 2-4

  1. opportunity for better discipline: formation of good habits to some takes time and very hard --eating and study habits daily requires hours of discipline in doing daily duties – eating on time and going to bed on time , going to school, and taking healthy food, washing, cleaning body —a habit of personal hygiene, and clean surroundings.
  2. opportunity for better way to belief --- there are other high caste girls in the Home because of high caste inmates, helping them knowing their creator God and Church the sustainer of Christian faith; sending to SS and Youth meetings. Girls camps.
  3. Opportunity for adults edifying one another in a Barnabas style of working with Churches and Church related groups/organizations -helping local Churches/organizations nearby by preaching and/or counseling including non Christians.

Pray and support: For God's guidance shaping themselves into good citizens earthily and heavenly. Opportunity for you, as donors to share for a mission strategy .
We love to have a reply from you dear people of God.
Grace and Peace
S.J.Joseph
Executive Director, India

making lives wholesome

CCM House Phone:: + 08413 222188
20-82, Shamshabad 501 218 Fax : 08413 222176
Ranga Reddy DistrictE-mail: ccmission@yahoo.com
Andhra Pradesh,INDIA Web:www.ccmission-shamshabad.org

Let me think of others and share first.

CCM Bulletin November 2009: As a Christian gesture to the victims of the flood I and two of our Destitute Home girls representing CCM went to two villages Bierelly and Gurram gadda( just in the middle of two branches of the Krishna river). Mostly Christian population of 35 families are in loss of food stuff--rice and paddy and others and houses and crops . No loss of lives, though. Some 6 non Christian families also were affected. We distributed 20 blankets and 10 saries and some dresses to the affected people. This was from CCM Compassion Home which we bought for them for Christmas. The girls were happy to share their own things as well with joy.
We are very happy to see this gesture of Thinking of others. This is CCM Motto. CCM girls are enthusiastic in folding and getting the packs ready
At Bierelly some twenty houses were completely fell flat due to flood which was hip deep for 3 days. Church Compound was not badly affected though 4' water receded after 3 days and Pastor�s family badly affected--2 quintals of rice damaged just to dump in the trash and some other food stuffs and clothes too. This family and many others took shelter in the Church building. The village Officer ( Sarpanch also Christian) 3rd from right along with him is handing out while I, 2nd from right reading the list of victims and far behind the lady victim is our Home girl ,Sharmila ( from the same village) is just helping.
A scene with river over flown. The river is seen in the far right . And the village Gurram Gadda on the hill top far left in the background This is an isle village which never expected such flood but only after some 100 years. The flood puffed up into the village with the floated waters even up to 150 yds upwards from the bulged river level !!
I just crossed the river with the help of a Pastor in a temporary but small boat in that fiery scene ( I wish I could take some more pictures). Some public professionals took pictures for us while distributing . I took their help in getting these pictures). One example of fallen houses and damages is this picture shown at the right. It was really hard to justify the need. People thronged into the Church for help when I was distributing the materials. I was pacifying them ( from left 3 inside with grey hair) showing my hand pacifying them.
There is one more village ( Revulapally ) which I could not visit due to lack of support material. Thinking of us CCM Now Some parts of Nalgonda district also affected by heavy storms although no floods even though in the midst of pouring rains: Vempad CCM Health Clinic and staff quarters damaged seriously. I have not given the full report of our damaged office building . However the roof is very badly damaged which needs re-fixing at Vempad. Leaking and bent to fall. The staff quarters much more damaged. We are unable to stat and work in these buildings. This needs more details on technical report which we are seeking from an engineer. S.J Joseph
CCM Bulletin May 2009:

CCM Compassion Home a home where no home

Focus in this Bulletin: Creating opportunity 'to grow and branch out'

I am putting before you the Compassion Home . The girls in the Home need to Stretch our their OWN CURTAINS of (life) as we work more on Creating Opportunity for those Compassion Home. Compassion home is a home where no home. At a crucial hour of need many girls and women take shelter as an opportunity for a short stay home
Some of the Home girls use their skills in teaching at the CCM Computer Institute ( Anitha standing by the wall in the back got trained at the Institute)
Studying in university for degree program they make use of the opportunity for kitchen skills in cooking their own food and related skills for future home life.
CCM Compassion Home children going to a school walking for one mile

CCM children learning computer skills as a Training. And work opportunity given for Home girls. Sudha and Priya work in the office.
Home girls in the university singing at devotional hour in the community during Passion week and prayer as observed by the local church
Our forbearance: Phil. 4:5 "Let your forbearance be known to all men". We are facing severe financial crisis. The Home girls could not have a privilege of good meal for the past 3 months and quite often staying without light during summer nights due to power cut since we could not afford to pay the bills on time. Prayer Request: Please take time to Pray and support this ministry which could be YOUR mission and ministry. And thank you for your mission of supporting and encouraging us to continue our ministry You can send your donation via
  1. By Western Union ( very reliable and fastest )
  2. By check( normally takes 45 days to get cashed
  3. Via bank using Swift Code which takes 4-5 working days.
  4. Our Bank: State Bank of India Address: Hyderabad Main Branch, Kothi, A. P. India Account No: 108 116 84235 Swift Code: SBI NIN BB 122 Branch Code: 0847 SBI Commercial Branch, Hyderabad Main Branch Grace and Peace Rev. Joseph J Silumula ( S. J. Joseph ) Executive Director, CCM India
    First ability: to present Christ as Liberator and Saviour Second ability: to walk a second mile ( in suffering for Christ ) Third ability: to society for a hunger for truth in Christ. Fourth ability: to equip the saints and to encourage one another. Fifth ability: to manage the 6 types of programmes: From a Street School to a network of programmes: 1. outreaching 2. caring 3. healing 4.counseling, 5. training and 6. Relief

    CCM Christmas Bulletin 2008:

    ..that I might win more of them I cor. 9: 19

    a month of the greatest Gift - salvation in Jesus
Vision :'Stretch out your curtains of development and growth' Mission: Stretching out curtains of development and growth in. Ministries : Stretching out curtains of life through:
  1. Ministry of Compassion through Compassion Homes : destitute children Homes, old people and disabled
  2. Ministry of Outreaching through Mission to the High places High caste and elites ) Mission to the Low Plasces( the marginalized people�beggars, alcholics, soothsayers, robbers etc.
  3. Ministry of Healing through health education and services
  4. Ministry of Counseling through youth, family other seekers
  5. Ministry of Education and training through awareness development , academic education and skills and livelihood trainings--primary, high school, college and trainings
  6. Ministry of Relief through benevolent action with Christ�s love�food items, clothes, medicine and rehabilitation services
Look through the Compassion Home: Creating Opportunity: for holistic direction: in the way that he/she should walk : discipline, health, security, skills and rehabilitation
Sujatha arranging prizes
These children come from a variety of odd situations and needs --from helpless to homeless, from broken homes to a street life at the crossroads,disconnected and abandoned. Now they are being connected, recharged and empowered. And so, after BA degree,3 are in training ( of teachers, of nursing and computers ) for jobs to stand on their own, 3 employed in CCM offices, 10 in high school 5 in primary School. Out of 25 enrolled, some more being admitted to fill the gap of the 5 who left / escaped unwilling to Christian faith. Self-support venture: Action for self-dependencce. Under Progress: Farming short term crops--- rice, pulses, maize, cotton ; Under long term crop planning --- coconut plants, fruit trees ( being developed phase wise and support needed for sprinkling irrigation ; Under planning: milling for flour and rice products; Making products --paper plates and cement products -- bricks, pipes etc. to support some of the programmes run independently. Please join us as we look to the Lord in prayer for the :
  • ability to present Christ as Liberator and Saviour
  • ability to walk a second mile ( in suffering for Christ )
  • ability to society for a hunger for truth in Christ.
  • ability to equip the saints and to encourage one another.
  • ability to manage the 6 types of programmes: From a Street School to a network of programmes:
    1. outreaching
    2. caring
    3. healing
    4. counseling,
    5. training and
    6. Relief

Your Part : Prayer and support as the Lord leads you and your Church. Good way to send your gift and donations through bank to bank ( swift code enclosed along with other bank information ) OR through : Western Union OR Checks are good, but only through Registered Post please. Grace and Peace Rev. S.J.Joseph Christian Concern Mission PO Bag 5, Shamshabad RR District 501 218, Andhra Pradesh ., India Phone: + 08413 � 222188 Fax: + 08413 222 176 e-mail: ccmmission@yahoo.com Web: www.ccmission-shamshabad.org

CCM News Bulletin for Nov.2008

Focus of this month: Creating Opportunity with a holistic direction: " in the way ..should go" Prov. 22:6

Greetings from CCM Compassion Home

A look at the life style status of the girls: Total enrolled: 25

1. Homeless 8
2. broken home 4
3. abandoned 3
4. run away 5 ( ran away from the CCM Home unwilling to Christian faith)
5. handicapped 5 ( crippled and mentally retarded )
Our Mission to the Compassion Home:
  1. opportunity for better discipline: formation of habits to some very late and very hard--eating and study habits daily hour(s ) of discipline doing daily duties - eating on time and going to bed on time including going to school Sunday school and healthy given food; washing,cleaning both body--personal hygiene, surroundings. counseling
  2. opportunity for better way to belief --- there are other high caste girls in the Home because of high caste inmates, so helping them knowing their creator God and Church the sustainer of Christian faith , sending to SS and Youth meetings. Girls camps
  3. opportunity for better physical health-drinking clean water,eating healthy food , relaxing and keeping faith in Christ for peace
  4. opportunity for better habits - wearing clean and good cloths in stead of poor and torn clothes, practicing study habits,
  5. opportunity for better social and secure life - providing and making and being in the good company, helping each other, playing with the house parents, a social security
  6. opportunity for better mental life --- mental exercises through studying and learning lessons, reading Bible reading news papers and fun hour.
We praise the Lord: for God's answer to the long standing water problem. We got good potable water machine that controls the high content fluoride in Shamshabad through the support of 1 German Church . We repeat and ask the Lord in Prayer for the LONG awaited NEED for support: CCM is a faith based ministry ! Urgent Need:. Food Support for Destitute children at CCM Grace and Peace Rev. S.J.Joseph Christian Concern Mission PO Bag 5, Shamshabad RR District 501 218, Andhra Pradesh ., India Phone: + 08413 - 222188 Fax: + 08413 222 176 e-mail: ccmmission@yahoo.com Web: www.ccmission-shamshabad.org


October 4, 2008

Greetings from Christian Concern Mission, India We would like to narrate some interesting stories of those in the Compassion Home explaining our ministry of creating opportunity for those in the Home. Very much the youngest in the Home Ruth Ran, the Rugged Ruthie. is the entertainer in the Home and a cream of the crop in the class but hard for handling among her friends in the Home and in the school. She is always a winner in the Sunday School in learning and singing. A spokes person, she likes to be seen first in any activity. She just crossed 5th year. We praise the Lord for her wisdom and Smartness in her class 1(grade 1). Mounika Rachel; the eldest sister of Ruth is just the opposite ,but not a dull one, more stable and reserved and generally soft-spoken. She is industrious in the class with a thorough going sense at work with a strong mental drive to finish. She never finds a dull moment at work. From the past history they are the witness to the 'wounded soldiers'in their first home which is a broken family and with no address now ! She is 8 plus studying in the 3rd Grade. Raja Vikram Reddy 8 plus , is son of an unwed mother who is mentally retarded. A very active boy at work other than studies, Vikram belongs to a high caste community. His mind is always at manual work more of a mechanical trade. He is in grade 3 who gets good grade on the prompting, since, a very moody who demands more attention of the House parents�Joseph and Hannah

Prayer and support: For God's guidance for them to become good students in class and shaping themselves into good citizens earthily and heavenly.

Rev. S.J.Joseph
Christian Concern Mission
PO Bag 5, Shamshabad
RR District 501 218, Andhra Pradesh ., India
Phone: + 08413 � 222188 Fax: + 08413 222 176
e-mail: ccmmission@yahoo.com


News Bulletin July 08

Let your tolerance be evident to everyone Phil. 4:5( JB Philips)
CCM has been passing through a tough time of strange experiences over these past few months. And yet we are pushing on boldly SINCE His GRACE EMPOWERS US.
  1. A famine of rain for the farmers community . CCM is also one member Just waiting for the rains to plant fruit trees and other crops that help in self-support venture.
  2. Delay in the registration of Compassion Home building.
  3. A sudden fall in the enrolment into the Home THIS YEAR hesitating to enroll and some ( 5 ) leaving the Home by the influence of their relatives and the community well wishers with a bias about Christianity
  4. Uneasy flow of funds for the ministry and programmes being delayed .
  5. Problem of electricity intensified at the Regional Office at Vempahad
  6. Sujatha a young girl of 22 from CCM Compassion Home was sick in the hospital for more than a month and finally taken into glory.
Sujatha is a very active student in the Compassion Home, a very good athlete, winner of cups and medals to her credit. They praise and remind the Lord�s enabling grace of empowerment through her skills. She is a singer who took part in the Choir and Sunday School and VBS of the local Church where she is a member. She is a social worker in and round her company of friends with a loving concern for them who she likes to win. She is also endowed with uncontrollable whims and wishes! With all grace she also completed her BA degree and just looking for a teaching job contrary to her interest which is for a police job. She just went for summer vacations to spend with her relatives, the Lord also gave a permanent time of vacation!

CCM Compassion Home is feeling empty in mind and heart loosing Sujatha.

CCM Compassion Home is missing a person who enjoyed the opportunity created by CCM ministry over these years . We appreciate your PRAYERS WITH SUPPORT.

Grace and Peace
S. J. Joseph
Executive Director

News Letter April 08 I would like to share with you a shocking and critical concern.. The Lord has been pushing us to a remote corner for testing our faith. One of our CCM Compassion Home girls in the BA degree program ( 22 years ) is very seriously ill and in the hospital now. She comes from a High Caste community . She was orphaned when she was 11 being a member of a broken family. The doctors say that she needs more longer treatment in such a paralyzed condition. She is under Acute Medical Care now for these 11 days and still in semi-conscious condition. She needs intensive care and medication even to the point of rehabilitation after coming from the hospital treatment. She should be moved back to the CCM Compassion Home . She needs a special bed and other facilities in the Home. This is very costly matter. As I see it now, it may cost us $ 3750/- ( Rs. 150,000/-) She is expected to be in the hospital for more than a month.
  1. Special Bed and room at CCM Rs. 10,000.00
  2. Special Care by a nurse /special attendant
    even after our girls volunteer to give their time
    with their studies and including saff. 45,000.00
  3. Medical care and supervision 90,000.00
  4. Unforeseen costs 10,000.00
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    Total in Rupees 155,000.00
In US $ 3750/

Although there are other poor and destitute girls in the Home at present CCM Compassion Home is going to be also a Home for the Disabled of varieties disabilities and where such disabled will be taken care of like in a home with a special care . With this girl the number of the inmates will be 6. The Lord has put a burden on my heart to do the ministry for these, THE LEAST I have shared my concern now.
First of all I would like you to pray for this young girl in the shadow of death ! The Lord gave her a chance of survival up to this point of health . Will you please consider this request as a sign of your concern with a donation as the Lord leads you?. Yes, CCM is feeling grateful for your timely support in the past. And remains grateful ever ! In as much as ye have done it unto to one of these, the least, ye have done to me. ..Matt. 25:40

Grace and Peace

S. J. Joseph
Executive Director
Christian Concern Mission

News Letter July 07

To Christian - Communities
Greetings from Christian Concern Mission, India. This time, I am sending this News Letter on Compassion Home. Kindly pay attention to the details.

Vision: Creating opportunity towards a holistic growth Mission: Education and training with rehabilitation facility

Project: CCM Compassion Home( a home where no home ) as a ministry of CARING has been giving its services to the needy and homeless girl children. This is a wing of the ministries of Christian Concern Mission, Shamshabad, India while others being health.counselling, outreaching, education/training, relief . Existing ever since 1980, with a humble beginning, Christian Concern Mission started as a Street school ( in 1980 ) as first step into the development arena with a holistic Christian emphasis on human growth and advancement. Web: www. ccmission-shamshabad.org

Categories of Inmates: Aimed at serving primarily for the needs of the poor and orphaned and homeless girls very much like in a home situation, we got variety of social lifestyles of girls enrolled to get opportunity to grow and brunch out . Some come from the broken homes, some mentally retarded, a few of them in mental crisis and from the distorted/troubled families, some from the homeless and a few from very poor families. All come from rural areas.

Care for Spiritual growth The girls get spiritual food from the devotional hour at the Home every day and from the Sunday School, MB Church at Shamshabad where they to worship weekly. Occasionally they get spiritual toning from the youth camps and gatherings. It is no exaggeration to say that the Home girls contribute their service more than the other local youth members of the Church and they bag more prizes from the Sunday School.! Two older girls sing in the choir and 3 lead in SS and Junior Church and VBS since they get trained from time to time. Six of the girls got baptism and growing now in grace. We feel proud of their growth and advancement.
Caring for Education and Training: To give a push for a forward movement, we aim at empowering the girls in view of the unjustifiable Indian social customs since the GOSPEL liberates the human situation.
  1. This year there are 25 enrolled; Of these 3 in degree, 3 in Junior college 12 for high and middle schools and 7 in the primary.
  2. Apart from schooling we create an opportunity for trainings in typewriting, computer and dress making in order to empower them to stand on their own.
  3. Some of the girls studying in college help in the office, because an opportunity created for a job work along with training in office administration and accountancy.
Our Past achievements: Compassion Home was started in 1984 with just three inmates when their family situation drove them to our door step for help. Taking advantage of our facility of Creating Opportunity, Maria, one of the inmates told us that they have found a home of their own and settled now having children . So it is with other 4 girls, while many others could not be in touch with us except hearing through their friends about their empowerment and placement in offices and companies etc. We provided rehabilitation facility to 3 girls with our own initiation for marriage and settlement for life. Now three of the Home girls are in degree program and two got employed in our Office. Many among them were / are from High Caste Community although other castes also taking shelter and other benefits . We feel proud of this ministry that we could say with Paul "our efforts are not in vain" when looked at the results either heard or seen.

Our needs : CCM is a faith based ministry
  1. Pray for our efforts and challenges ahead of us as we create opportunity for these girls with A HOME WHERE NO HOME meeting their NEEDS both physical and spiritual .
  2. Our urgent Needs in priority :

    First Priority: Food each month Euro 200/- Or yearly 2,400


    Second Priority: We have to build up Endowment Fund every year for 7 years beginning this financial year ( April - March )�to help maintain the Home in future and Rehabilitation facility, helping for higher education and training and settlement towards a family life and to stand on their own as you read above. This plan will help us under self-sustenance strategy for all ministries.

Grace and Peace to you in abundance

Rev. S. J. Joseph
Executive Director
Christian Concern Mission

News Letter April 07

To individual persons
To empower the ministry of Christian Concern Mission in India in order to help enlarge His kingdom we need God�s supply of enabling grace through prayer. Please pray for: ability to present Christ as Liberator and Saviour ability to walk a second mile ( in suffering for Christ ) ability to society for a hunger for truth in Christ. ability to equip the saints and to encourage one another. ability to manage the 6 types of programmes : From a Street School to a network of programmes 1. outreaching 2. caring 3. healing 4.counseling, 5. training and 6. Relief Prayer for ability to manage: Self-support Venture Plan to help Destitute Children�s Home under Caring Ministry programme for shelter, food,education and rehabilitation to help stand on there feet and live for Christ

Introducing A Money hatching Plan towards self-support of Destitute Children Home!!

Raising funds from 100 friends who could give Euro 25/- per month or 300/- in a year . And you remain a DONOR for years JUST for YOUR ONE YEAR DONATION. May be, it is just equivalent to your one month food cost This amount will be kept in the Bank in India under Fixed Recurring Deposit Scheme which hatches interest and lays Eggs for years towards Endowment Fund !! Thank you when you consider to be one among CCM DONOR FRIENDS ! I am sharing this concern with you so that you could think and pray on becoming a donor friend to help CCM ministry in india. Your loving support is a symbol of YOUR Partnership in Mission to India !! I would appreciate your part of generosity for this ministry . Grace and Peace Rev. S. J. Joseph Executive Director