The Widows Sewing Center at Kismathpur

At the Kismathpur Widows Sewing Center I met with the trainer “Bobby” and one of the widows who has been sewing for the children. I taught them along with Pushpa Rana from Nepal how the anointing on the sewing projects goes into the marketplace to touch nations! Kathy Skiles assisted me as Diane Lykes Purdes taught at the school. What a […]

India Blessed By Anna’s Gate Donations

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These photos are from Kismathpur Children’s Home and Widows Center in Hyderbad, India.  Many of you gave generously to help us provide for them through Anna’s Gate “Let Your Light Shine” Christmas Outreach in December 2014.  Your donation enabled us to provide sports equipment for the School, Material and equipment for the Sewing Center and […]

Arrived in Atlanta, GA USA Dec 13

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Just arrived in Atlanta…good to be back in the USA!! Now to fly to Knoxville. ..then shower and rest in a soft bed!! Yayyyyyy! God did amazing things on this trip to India…you all were amazing in your giving and bringing Christmas to the widows and orphans!! Before leaving we drove by the dump where […]

Coming Home!

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In the airport in Dubai for a 10 hr layover! Kathy Skilesand I almost missed the plane getting over weight luggage reorganized! Diane Lykes Purdes was patiently waiting on the plane wondering if we would make it. We were the last to board. By the time we got there we had made friends with the precious Emeirates staff […]

Kismathpur Children’s Home Christmas Party

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Thank you for giving to Be a Light Christmas project! You made it possible for hundreds of children to have meals and gifts as well as widows and Bible students..many fatherless. You also helped provide for the widows at the sewing center making a home for them! Tonight’s program was entertaining as they Re enacted […]

The Christmas Party at Masabtank

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Our Christmas party with the widows and some of the children at Masabtank (Hyderabad) was wonderful! Sister Rachel and I brought the Word. Kathy Skiles, Diane Lykes Purdes and Pushpa Rana sang with our reindeer antlers lit up which made the widows laugh. A special dinner was provided and beautiful saris given out from all of you! It was a […]

With Widows at the Masabtank Sewing Center

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The Anna’s Gate team and I had a wonderful time meeting with the 12 widows at the Masabtank sewing center! Kathy Skiles, Diane Lykes Purdesand Pushpa Rana helped me pray for the ladies and dedicate the machines for Kingdom use! I love it when I can see from their faces that they understand the Word and connect with it. […]

Teaching, Singing and Sharing Love- Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

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What a powerful Sunday! We began with a precious church that meets atv5 AM. Pushpa Rana and Kathy Skiles joined me sharing from Isa 66. The children led us in songs too.Then we went to Masabtank to speak at two services. I shared an example using the drummer which made the people laugh.  Many were healed and set free! Diane […]

Ministry to the Lepers

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What a special joy! We ministered to the lepers today singing Christmas carols, sharing the word and gifting gifts. The ladies received new saris and the men blankets. They also took home groceries for a week! Pushpa Rana,Kathy Skiles and Diane Lykes Purdes were a special part of this outreach to many widows and outcasts. Thank you all who […]

Kismathpur Ministry Dec 4, 2014

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What a full day at the Kismathpur Bible College, Children’s Home and Widows Sewing Center yesterday. It began with me learning how to play the drums in worship! Then I taught the students from 2 Cor 10:3-6 on the weapons of our warfare and how to discipline our thoughts to bring them into obedience! Later I […]

With the Children at Kismathpur Childrens Home

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I was sharing with some of the children at the Kismathpur Children’s Home how children and families in America sent money to buy them gifts for their special Holiday celebration and meal. (We had been told that the children would rather have clothes instead of toys, but wondered if all felt that way). When i […]

Visiting Churches 11/30/2014

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What a fun evening at the Rock Church in Maddur India. First we were greeted in the village with songs and drums that escorted us to the church. Sister Rachel Komanapalli and I were asked to be a part of their dedication by cutting the ribbon and flipping the switch for the cross on top […]

In Hyderbad, India Nov. 29, 2014

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Starbucks opened in Hyderabad India! The line was out the door! What fun! It’s a universal language and full of “Jehu” young adults to love! From Kathy Skiles: We arrived safely and for breakfast our friends fixed us my favorite breakfast…. Chabbati..( spelling?) bread right off the griddle… I forgot all about being tired! Yum!!! […]

Ready to Leave 11/27/2014

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Yes, all the plugs are filled with our kindles and phones! Kathy Skiles is guarding them while saying goodbye to her kids! We are in Atlanta waiting to board!! India here we come!! Thx all for your prayers!! You certainly can tell Diane Lykes Purdes was a school teacher! Her “fun” is sudoku puzzels! I […]

Anna’s Gate in India: Sewing for Souls

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India – Sewing For Souls Project We now have five sewing centers in Hyderbad, Kismathpur, Srikakulam, Vishakapatnam and Narsapur. CarolMarie, after ministering in India for over seven years, is receiving her honorary Doctorate from Manna Ministries. She is seeing the fruit of all those years as she’s reaches out to Manna Ministries widows and orphans […]