Christmas 2004
It is with great excitement that we at Global Evangelical Ministries (GEM) share our first newsletter via www.GEMorphans.org. Reverend Joseph Murala, my friend since 1985, flew from India and arrived in Indiana to further his formal Christian studies during the 2003-2004 academic school year. While Joseph visited us during the Christmas holiday, he shared the vision of GEM with me. We discussed the great needs of orphans and widows throughout the world. We determined to start this non-profit charitable organization for the benefit of these outcasts of society. On March 7, 2004, GEM became a formal organization. All five of our board members strictly volunteer their time, money, and talents to GEM. The founder, Joseph Murala, also volunteers his time and talents in India.

We know scripturally that God wants us to care for the orphans and widows. “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” James 1:27.  In the Old Testament, Job feels comforted when he says, “…I rescued the poor who cried for help and the fatherless who had none to assist him…I made the widow’s heart sing” Job 29:12-13.

We are currently supporting four orphan boys, four orphan girls, and two widows. Our ultimate goal is to build GEM campuses in various places around the world. Each campus will house 100 orphans (50 boys and 50 girls) and 30+ widows. Those in our care will be provided food, clothing, shelter, schooling for orphans, and training for widows so that in time they may be able to support themselves. Of course, these precious souls will be instructed in the ways of Jesus. The outskirts of Vijayawanda, India is where we plan to erect our first campus. Each acre of land in this area of India costs around $5,000 (we need 3 acres for each campus) and the cost to build an enclosed campus will be determined in following completed plans.

We also have a vision to build in Tanzania, Cameroon, Ghana, Albania, Taiwan, and wherever else the Lord leads. Currently, we have contacts in all of these countries. As God opens the doors, brings the assistants to serve, and provides the finances to build, we will move forward. We depend on God’s leading, God’s timing, God’s resources, and God’s purpose.

Please pray to God and ask Him how you can help these orphans and widows who come under the care of Global Evangelical Ministries. May God bless you!

Sincerely,

Bernie Wold
GEM President

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