During November we pause to express gratitude for the bounteous blessings we have been given. We at Rising Star Outreach also wish to sincerely THANKyou for generously GIVING to support our mission in helping those affected by leprosy. We acknowledge God’s hand in this work and offer our gratitude for His constant guidance and love.
|Dr Susan Hilton visiting Lourde Nagar Colony|
Several members of our team, including our new Executive Director, Tyler Vigue, just returned from India, where there were numerous opportunities to witness the incredible success of our key initiatives: medical care, micro-grants, and education. Dr. Susan, our remarkable Managing Director, continues to lead our hard working staff, which includes many new members. We are excited for them to share their expertise in their respective positions. We want to thankeveryone on our campus in India for giving their all to Rising Star Outreach—with their dedication our work continues going forward at an incredible pace!
The Rising Star Outreach staff and students welcomed Mr.Vigue during morning assembly and in an after school meeting where they shared a beautiful Indian tradition of flowers and welcoming speeches. Tyler asked everyone to ‘lift up’ each other in small ways every day. I am reminded that the following thought applies directly to our Rising Star Outreach mission: “To strengthen the muscles of your heart, the best exercise is lifting someone else’s spirit whenever you can.” We are thankful for the constant ‘lifting’ we receive from those who offer support by sharing awareness and resources to Rising Star Outreach.
|Dr Susan, Ms. Padma Venkatraman and Pres. Sally Read|
|Mr. Rajeev Menon|
We also had the pleasure of being with Board Member, Mr. Rajeev Menon, Area Vice President—South Asia at Marriott International and Mr. Priyadharshan Nair, an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, and Rising Star board member. Both Mr. Menon and Mr. Nair are sharing their talents in helping Rising Star with a major event on World Leprosy Day in January 2015! We thank each of our board members for giving their time and talents to Rising Star Outreach.
|(left to right) Sankar, Indu, Jagadeesh and Tushar|
|(left to right) Manodaya, Megala, Logeshwari, Sally Read, Karpagavalli and Soniya|
We had the opportunity of visiting our 12th standard students from the Blessings School and the 11th standard students at the St. John’s International School. Reports indicate that they are all doing well. It was exciting to hear how much they enjoy their studies and the challenges of rigorous work. The principal of St. John’s, Dr. Mirasu David, relates that the Rising Star students are an example to all students on the campus. He wishes more students in the school would have the work ethic and character of these Rising Star students. We thank these fine students for their perseverance and commitment to learning and for giving Rising Star a reason to be so proud!
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