Friday, December 20, 2013

I am Young!



"I wanted to be accepted by everyone, loved by people around. I started changing myself to meet the expectation of my friends and adapt myself to the new culture presented before me. My friends became everything to me and I started to feel that the words of my parents are very much irrelevant to me and the world around me. At times I am confused if I am on the right path or wrong. I am not sure if my character is good or bad... I know I am going wrong somewhere but I am unable to figure out..." are the words of Tina who cries for help. Sumithra answers the questions of Tina and also shows the way to be truly young in this article in The CALL.

I am Young_The CALL

This article is part of the 'Teens & Youth Special' issue of The CALL that focuses on various issues of the teens & youths and brings in Biblical perspectives. http://thecall.gemsbihar.org/2013/11/the-teens-youth-special-of-call.html

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Friday, December 6, 2013

What’s inside the Teens & Youth Special?



This issue of The CALL addresses issues of the teens & youths and brings in a Biblical perspective. “I am Young”, “Boundary Conflicts” and “Sexual Addiction” are well researched articles that practically and Biblically treat the issues of teens and youths.

We also have a few of our leaders who openly share theirs & their friends’ struggles of teen/youth days in the writings “My Struggles...”, “Love Letter” and “I Quit” and the young readers will not only be able to relate with them, they will also learn the way out.

The story in the MK Memoirs column is compelling evidence on the effect of the role of mentors in the life of a Missionary Kid as a teen/youth. Having said that, I remember a line from the Christian movie “Courageous” that features the story of five families – “to break the chain of destructive patterns in my family’s history”. Let us identify such destructive patterns in our family’s history and also help the teens & youths in our care & proximity to identify them and break them in Jesus’ name and restore the “principles of the fear of God” in our lives as the lead article suggests.

The CALL Teens & Youth Special 2013 Contents

It is our prayer that this issue of The CALL would not just be an educative material but that it would bring about real transformation in the lives of the readers and would add Biblical values to their life.

http://thecall.gemsbihar.org/2013/11/the-teens-youth-special-of-call.html

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Teens & Youth Special of The CALL



The CALL_Teens & Youth Special

Travelling in a train from Patna recently, I happened to hear the conversation of two young girls, studying Law in a College in Patna. I was shocked to hear one of the girls publically use cuss words to express her anger over another college mate. We could see young people not being shameful of such profanity in the public space. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and all such Social Media are flooded with such expressions. And we cannot blame the media alone for the deterioration of values in the lives of young people; equally are responsible the parents and caretakers and elders.

The mother of C.S. Lewis was a very devout Christian who made efforts to influence his beliefs; because she died in his early youth, her influence waned and Lewis was subject to the musings and mutterings of his friends who were decidedly agnostic & atheistic. And only in later years that he first came to a belief in God.

But many a times even our presence is seemingly an absence as we fail to make any difference. It is high time that we don’t just brush these issues under the carpet or just set high standards for our teens and fail to live by them in our lives.

This issue of The CALL addresses such issues of the teens & youths and brings in a Biblical perspective. “I am Young”, “Boundary Conflicts” and “Sexual Addiction” are well researched articles that practically and Biblically treat the issues of teens and youths.

We also have a few of our leaders who openly share theirs & their friends’ struggles of teen/youth days in the writings “My Struggles...”, “Love Letter” and “I Quit” and the young readers will not only be able to relate with them, they will also learn the way out.

The story in the MK Memoirs column is compelling evidence on the effect of the role of mentors in the life of a Missionary Kid as a teen/youth. Having said that, I remember a line from the Christian movie “Courageous” that features the story of five families – “to break the chain of destructive patterns in my family’s history”. Let us identify such destructive patterns in our family’s history and also help the teens & youths in our care & proximity to identify them and break them in Jesus’ name and restore the “principles of the fear of God” in our lives as the lead article suggests.

It is our prayer that this issue of The CALL would not just be an educative material but that it would bring about real transformation in the lives of the readers and would add Biblical values to their life.

Wishing values adding reading,

Mariyosh J

Chief Editor, The CALL


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blessing or Curse–Just a Click Away!



"By now we are already familiar with phrases such as ‘Let me Google it for you’, ‘Why not buy it online’, “It’s available on the web”, “I downloaded it from the net”, “Come on Skype”, “Let us chat”, “Send me a mail”, “I had an online session”, “I attended an online worship service”, “Happy Internetting” and so on. We cannot deny the fact, ‘The world is shrinking at a much faster rate, our works are done at greater speed, Information on everything and anything we need is available at our finger tips’. Thanks to Information Technology for making this possible!" write Peter & Sumithra in this Science & Tech special issue of The CALL.

Advancements in IT has shrunk the world and made all information available on our finger tips. Advantageous though, IT industry has also caused for increased immorality. “Blessing or Curse – Just a click Away!” warns the reader on the pitfalls and addresses various issues in the perspective of career and consumerism.

Just a click away_The CALL

This is an issue of The CALL that answers various Science & Tech concerns in the light of the Bible. Click to get a wholesome overview of what this issue of the magazine offers -http://thecall.gemsbihar.org/2013/07/science-tech-special-of-call.html

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Is Stem Cells Research a Ray of Hope? A Biblical Perspective



"In the new era of regenerative medicine, Stem cell (SC) research has shown a great promise and there are many on-going studies actively pursuing new ways of harvesting stem cells mainly for therapeutic benefits. There would be a lot of questions wandering in our mind concerning SC. Is it moral? Is it effective? Is it worthwhile doing? Is it a right option? But more interesting, is it God’s will?" This article in The CALL by Dr. Reena Goforth answers these questions from her experience as a Senior Scientist & Technical Trainer on Stem Cells & brings in the Biblical perspective!

Is Stem Cells research a ray of hope_The CALL

This is an issue of The CALL that answers various Science & Tech concerns in the light of the Bible. Click to get a wholesome overview of what this issue of the magazine offers -http://thecall.gemsbihar.org/2013/07/science-tech-special-of-call.html

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Up, Up and Up



"There was this cute little boy who had a very weird dream one day. And he continued to have the same dream for several nights to come. He had several other dreams, but this one was the weirdest and also the one which he enjoyed the most. And he dreamt for that dream to come true. As a little boy he never knew that this dream would change him and his destiny forever – his desires, his career and himself. What dream did he have?" writes Mariyosh in this article in The CALL! Read The CALL to know what was that dream of the boy that changed his life's destiny forever!

Up, Up & Up_The CALL

This is an issue of The CALL that answers various Science & Tech concerns in the light of the Bible. Click to get a wholesome overview of what this issue of the magazine offers -http://thecall.gemsbihar.org/2013/07/science-tech-special-of-call.html

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Life Lessons from Chemistry



What Buffer solution, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Sodium & Le-Chatlier are to do with Life?? Read the Science & Tech issue of The CALL to know!!

Mrs Ruby Manoharan brings snippets of thoughts in “Life lessons from Chemistry”, taking the reader to the lab to learn life lessons!

Life Lessons from Chemistry_The CALL

This is an issue of The CALL that answers various Science & Tech concerns in the light of the Bible. Click to get a wholesome overview of what this issue of the magazine offers -http://thecall.gemsbihar.org/2013/07/science-tech-special-of-call.html

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Monday, August 26, 2013

The Love of the World



"The intoxication of wealth and the magic of the world will aspire to draw us into its vortex.." writes Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar in this article in The CALL and goes on to say, "A life rooted in His unchanging precepts is Godly and well pleasing in His sight".

The Love of The World_The CALL

This is an issue of The CALL that answers various Science & Tech concerns in the light of the Bible. Click to get a wholesome overview of what this issue of the magazine offers - http://thecall.gemsbihar.org/2013/07/science-tech-special-of-call.html

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Science & Tech Special of The CALL



Science & Tech Special_The CALL

If I say “Science has made living easy”, it won’t sound exaggerating; as the modern advancements of Science & Technology has made communication quicker, transportation faster and living cozier. But as C.S. Lewis rightly says, “Science works by experiments. It watches how things behave. Every scientific statement in the long run, however complicated it looks, really means something like, 'I pointed the telescope to such and such a part of the sky at 2:20 a.m. on January 15th and saw so-and-so.’”. He also notes in the book ‘The Magician’s Twin’ that it is a misguided effort to apply science to areas outside its proper bounds.

The Bible points toward us a very right question, “You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?” Science does makes interpretations, but not life interpretations and even more cannot satisfactorily answer the big life questions of origin, meaning, morality & destiny.

It is even more alarming to see the moral decline in those committed to Scientific & Technological advancements. Take for instance the Ranbaxy Drug Scandal of “selling adulterated drugs with intent to defraud, failing to report that its drugs didn't meet specifications, and making intentionally false statements to the government”*; found guilty, Ranbaxy has agreed to pay $500 million in fines as the 9-year long investigation came to an end this May 13th. Ranbaxy also "acknowledged that it failed to conduct proper safety and quality tests of several drugs manufactured at the Indian plants, including generic versions of many common medicines, like gabapentin, which treats epilepsy and nerve pain, and the antibiotic ciprofloxacin."+ The article The Pharmaceutical Industry–Saving lives or Saving dollars?” pitches on this issue answering moral and ethical questions.

This issue of The CALL is focused on Science & Technology and tries to answer a few major concerns. The article “Is Stem cells research a ray of hope? A biblical perspective!”, is an expert writing presenting the Biblical case for and against Stem cells research.

Advancements in Information & Technology have shrunk the world and have made all information available on our finger tips. Advantageous though, IT industry has also caused for increased immorality. “Blessing or Curse – Just a click Away!” warns the reader on the pitfalls and addresses various issues in the perspective of career and consumerism.

“Life lessons from Chemistry” are snippets of thoughts that will take you to the lab to learn life lessons from Water, Sodium & more. There is a treat for children too in “Up, Up & Up” where you will read the dream of a boy and his pursuit of Astronomy!

When we live in such a time where selfishness is considered supreme and where money matters more than moral values, it is necessary for every Christian to be a messenger of God at the workplace as the article “Missionary in the Marketplace” in the Tentmaking column suggests. The lead article “The Love of the World” sums it all up beautifully – “the intoxication of wealth & the magic of the world will aspire to draw us into its vortex”. Let us be vigilant “to know how to discern and interpret and apply the proof to this present time” and “judge what is just and personally decide what is right” (Luke 12:56,57 AMP).

Stay tuned with The CALL, as more articles on Science & Technology with issues addressing Ornithology, Food Industry & more are to be published in yet another release very soon.

Mariyosh J

Chief Editor, The CALL

 

* CNN Money, ‘Dirty Medicine’, May 15, 2013

+ Knight Science Journalism at MIT, ‘Fortune: Katherine Eban's stunning investigation of huge generic drug maker’, May 16, 2013


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Helping Amanats, Nirbhayas and Daminis have a safer world



“A victim of sexual assault should be treated with dignity and respect. Provide non-judgmental belief and a supportive attitude to reassure her. Doubting her credibility can shatter her.” writes Dr Preena Stanly in “Helping Amanats, Nirbhayas and Daminis have a safer world” in The CALL.

This article is part of a dedicated issue of The CALL, based on the Delhi gang rape. It is a“Ladies Special” issue. This issue is focused on girls and women issues and remembers the brutality of the Delhi gang rape and addresses the social, spiritual and psychological variables of it.

Click to read the editorial of this issue The CALL, Ladies Special! Click to see what’s inside this issue of The CALL, A glimpse at the "Ladies Special" Issue.

Helping Amanats, Nirbhayas and Daminis have a safer world_The CALL.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

From the school of life to the school where I studied



“People realized I was a helpless poor creature very far away from home and took advantage of my situation. Finding me a silent person who never relented, they even joyfully targeted me from every side; but God was always there to comfort me and never allowed me to take revenge. I knew definitely that God would fight for me so I continued to face the odds silently.” shares Feby in the MK Memoirs column of The CALL.

This article is part of a dedicated issue of The CALL, based on the Delhi gang rape. It is a “Ladies Special” issue. This issue is focused on girls and women issues and remembers the brutality of the Delhi gang rape and addresses the social, spiritual and psychological variables of it.

Click to read the editorial of this issue The CALL, Ladies Special! Click to see what’s inside this issue of The CALL, A glimpse at the "Ladies Special" Issue.

From the school of life_The CALL


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Set Her Free



“I may look like a successful woman to the outside world. But each day at work has been a great struggle for me. All these words and incidents have left a negative impact on my personality. I FEEL WORTHLESS!” writes Mrs Sumithra Jayaraj capturing the experiences of working women in this article in The CALL.

This article is part of a dedicated issue of The CALL, based on the Delhi gang rape. It is a“Ladies Special” issue. This issue is focused on girls and women issues and remembers the brutality of the Delhi gang rape and addresses the social, spiritual and psychological variables of it.

Click to read the editorial of this issue The CALL, Ladies Special! Click to see what’s inside this issue of The CALL, A glimpse at the "Ladies Special" Issue.

Set Her Free_The CALL


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I wish I were a Boy!



“They somehow took their little daughter for granted. Aparna always wished she was a boy and without her knowledge began to behave like one.” writes Mrs Angeline Mariyosh sharing the story of Aparna in “I wish I were a Boy!”, in the Children’s Column in The CALL.

This article is part of a dedicated issue of The CALL, based on the Delhi gang rape. It is a “Ladies Special” issue. This issue is focused on girls and women issues and remembers the brutality of the Delhi gang rape and addresses the social, spiritual and psychological variables of it.

Click to read the editorial of this issue The CALL, Ladies Special! Click to see what’s inside this issue of The CALL, A glimpse at the "Ladies Special" Issue.

I wish I were a Boy_The CALL


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Can Guns Really Save Us?



“‘Times of India’ on 1st Jan 2013 published this news titled ‘A Rush for Firearms’. It says ‘Police in Delhi have received 274 requests for Gun licences and 1,200 inquiries from women since December 18’. As we read this news, a question may arise in our hearts, ‘Can Guns really save us’? Can the firearms give us complete security that we desperately yearn for?” asks Mrs Sumithra Jayaraj in this article in The CALL.

This article is part of a dedicated issue (Jan-March 2013) of The CALL, based on the Delhi gang rape. It is a “Ladies Special” issue. This issue is focused on girls and women issues and remembers the brutality of the Delhi gang rape and addresses the social, spiritual and psychological variables of it.

Click to read the editorial of this issue The CALL, Ladies Special! Click to see what’s inside this issue of The CALL, A glimpse at the "Ladies Special" Issue.

Can Guns Really Save Us_The CALL


Friday, May 3, 2013

Becoming the Beatitudes



“Many a times we pray, “Lord help us to grow spiritually”. Physical growth can be determined by means of height and weight but how do we measure spiritual growth? So if you want to see how you’re growing, measure your spiritual growth by your growth in these eight Beatitudes.” writes Dr Reena Goforth in “Becoming the Beatitudes”.

Click to read the editorial of this issue The CALL, Ladies Special! Click to see what’s inside this issue of The CALL, A glimpse at the "Ladies Special" Issue.

Becoming the Beatitudes_The CALL


Friday, March 8, 2013

Meet the ‘Ladies Special’ Issue & hear from the Ladies behind this Issue



Women's DayThe CALL wishes all its female readers a very happy and blessed Women’s Day. It gives great joy and pleasure to The CALL Team to publish the first quarter issue for this year as the “Ladies Special” Issue.

This issue would not have come out if not for a band of ladies who had the resolve and the right perspective to recognize various issues of women and to address them through their articles and to share their own stories. Meet this band of women of God and hear what they say -

Reena Goforth“Many a times we pray, “Lord help us to grow spiritually”. Physical growth can be determined by means of height and weight but how do we measure spiritual growth? So if you want to see how you’re growing, measure your spiritual growth by your growth in these eight Beatitudes.” writes Dr Reena in “Becoming the Beatitudes”.

Sumithra Jayaraj“‘Times of India’ on 1st Jan 2013 published this news titled ‘A Rush for Firearms’. It says ‘Police in Delhi have received 274 requests for Gun licences and 1,200 inquiries from women since December 18’. As we read this news, a question may arise in our hearts, ‘Can Guns really save us’? Can the firearms give us complete security that we desperately yearn for?” asks Mrs Sumithra Jayaraj in “Can Guns Really Save Us?

Angeline Mariyosh“They somehow took their little daughter for granted. Aparna always wished she was a boy and without her knowledge began to behave like one.” writes Mrs Angeline Mariyosh sharing the story of Aparna in “I wish I were a Boy!

Mrs Sumithra Jayaraj captures the experiences of working women in this article “Set Her Free” - “I may look like a successful woman to the outside world. But each day at work has been a great struggle for me. All these words and incidents have left a negative impact on my personality. I FEEL WORTHLESS!

Angelene GraciaFeby shares her story in MK Memoirs “From the school of life to the school where I studied” - “People realized I was a helpless poor creature very far away from home and took advantage of my situation. Finding me a silent person who never relented, they even joyfully targeted me from every side; but God was always there to comfort me and never allowed me to take revenge. I knew definitely that God would fight for me so I continued to face the odds silently.”

Preena Stanly“A victim of sexual assault should be treated with dignity and respect. Provide non-judgmental belief and a supportive attitude to reassure her. Doubting her credibility can shatter her.” writes Dr Preena Stanly in “Helping Amanats, Nirbhayas and Daminis have a safer world”

Callie ArielWhen you are young, there are loads of things that you are expected to do, be energetic, look trendy, talk techie, earn an attractive figure and be found in eat outs with a friend of the opposite sex. That’s how the world sees us. But God sees us different…” are the exhortations from Mrs Callie Ariel in “Young and Important

And in the compilation in the “Magnifying Glass” column you get to read what “GEMS does through all of its ministries concentrated to reach out and empower the girls and women, primarily in Bihar and other northern states of India.”

Happy Women's Day

The UN theme for International Women's Day 2013 is "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women" and it is our prayer and purpose to enlighten and empower every reader towards achieving this end.


Click to read the Editorial of this issue of The CALL - The CALL, Ladies Special!


Thursday, February 21, 2013

The CALL, Ladies Special!



The CALL_Jan to March 2013

In the event of preparing this issue and writing this editorial every time I read on the Delhi gang rape, the brutality of the incident moistened my eyes. Are candle light marches and public protests sufficient? Will that be the solution to this every increasing menace? Is hanging the Delhi gang rape accused adequate? What about the evil in everyone’s heart as this issue’s Cover Calltoon* portrays?

While repentance, change of heart & behaviour would be the rightful response, it is also the responsibility of every parent to teach their boys to respect every girl and every woman. Many times parents and the church shun from addressing the curiosity of their children and youth toward sex and alike issues, not realizing that they end up learning everything wrong and perverted from their peers and wrongful sources. ‘Helping Amanats, Nirbhayas and Daminis have a safer world’ is written to equip the readers to help those who have suffered at such evil hands and parents & teachers should teach these to their children and students.

It is not just sufficient that we do not do evil, but need to know to do the right thing as the youth article ‘Young and Important’ suggests. And for that one needs to develop godly characters as put forth by the lead article ‘Becoming the Beatitude’. ‘Can Guns Really Save Us?’ answering the posed question purports the reader toward pivotal prayer and meaningful action.

The articles in the Children’s Chronicles, MK Memoirs and Tentmaking are full of real stories of girls and women talking about their everyday struggles at the school, college and workplace. Let us not be hypocritical as that of most of the media channels that telecast breaking news and debates on woman dignity and screen advertisements with obscene imagery and portrayal of women, during the break.

Let’s pledge and provide safety, space and show respect to them everywhere.

Mariyosh J

Chief Editor, The CALL


* ‘Calltoon’ is a series of sketches produced  by The CALL


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A light that shines in the darkness–The story of Auradandi



"More than 15 years have passed since the day Santhlal accepted Jesus; he and his family who were ostracized not only persevered through severe persecution, as a family took the love and message of Jesus Christ to thousands of people....

Owing to the refusal of the rented van driver to go further in that tough terrain, we had to go for miles on foot. Crossing through the forest we reached the village, Auradandi... Though the soil was damp with the fresh rain and our feet were aching, our souls were filled with the warmth of joy anticipating to see and hear God’s work in this far off land" report Mariyosh and Gideon M Durai. Read The CALL to know the beautiful story of Auradandi and what is God doing there!

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A light that shines in the darkness_The CALL


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Tweeter is known by his Tweet



"For a good profile does not bear bad posts, nor does a bad profile bear good posts. For every Profile is known by its own Post.... A good Tweeter out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good tweets..." writes Mariyosh in this article in The CALL contextualizing Luke 6:43-45 to all forms of communication. Read this issue of The CALL for a very biblical perspective on the use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogs, etc.

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A Tweeter is known by his Tweet


Friday, February 15, 2013

It’s your turn to pass it on



“The words from that song ‘He came to guide our wayward feet into the paths of peace’, were constantly ringing in her ears. This song took her 2 years back. She was reminded of that extraordinary day which rewrote her life. The day when her colleague Sheba with whom she worked for several years, whom she thought never cared or accepted her, suddenly approached her.” write Peter & Sumithra in this Tentmaking article in The CALL. Read this article to know what change that song brought into her life and especially her work life.

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Its your turn to pass it on_The CALL


Monday, February 11, 2013

Be an Angel!



"With the complaint ‘Lord you have not sent any angel’ the mother got up & had one bowl of soup. She liked it. After some time she had another bowl.... The mother started asking the Lord, ‘Does really angels help nowadays or is it something that happened only in olden days? Or Am I not worthy enough to be fed by an angel?’” writes Sheela Duthie in this story in The CALL. Was she helped by angels? Read The CALL to know...

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Be an Angel_The CALL


Friday, February 8, 2013

Our Christmas is Crumbling–Overcoming Family Conflicts



"Sanjay lost his temper, slammed the door behind him, started his bike and left the house without knowing where he was going... It all began, when he did not return home and he had broken his promise again to his attentive wife Shanthi... She wanted to keep silent as he arrived but could not with her sharp tongue and in no time blazing arguments were exchanged.

“I mean nothing to you… our marriage is worthless… kill me once for all and live as you wish” she yelled and that’s when he left. The incident above may ring a bell reminding you of instances where you had some rough times with your spouse." write Paul Bance & Christy Bance in this article in The CALL to help strangled relationships to be resolved Biblically. A must read for every Christian! Click to read the editorial of this issue Christmas Issue of The CALL! To subscribe to The CALL click Subscribe.

Overcoming Family Conflicts


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The utmost necessity in this festivity!



"During the festive season when merriment, celebration and feasting take first seat it is possible for many truths to be forgotten... I can very strongly say that the one of the greatest truth that “Christmas” brings is “Humility”." writes Brother Augustine Jebakumar in this article in The CALL. Read the article for more insights on how to have humility in feasting, greeting, worship, culture and gifting. Click to read the editorial of this issue Christmas Issue of The CALL! To subscribe to The CALL click Subscribe.

The utmost necessity in this festivity


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Food is on the Stove! Please be Patient!



Food Varieties

Four types of food gets prepared at my home. One, is the normal Dal (curry made of pulse) and Sabji (cooked vegetables) that we make almost everyday. The second variety is the Khichdi which is a quick preparation. Days when we are very busy we just add rice, dal, onion, tomatoes, chillies and spices together and cook them all together which makes Khichdi. When already prepared food gets carried over to the next day that becomes that days meal! Old food heated and ready, that’s the third variety!

The fourth is the special food that gets prepared for guests. My wife and I would spend enough time planning on what to cook; then we would check our kitchen shelves for the needed ingredients; we would shop for the necessities and spend lot of time cooking that meal. This would have the main course, curries and of course desert! Because we want the invited guests to really relish that which we have made and because they are special!

Here at The CALL too, we always want to give the BEST, the SPECIAL for our valuable readers. We do not compromise with the quality in the material that we prepare and always like to give enough time for the writers to pray, ponder and pen the articles.

Hot from the panPreparation is on, the food is on the stove and it would be served hot soon! Hope that you would be patient with us as we are preparing this special edition for you! Are you curious on what’s special??

 

The upcoming issue would feature –

A featured article by Reena Goforth

ServingYouth article on Youth Identity by Caroline Cynthia

The Story of Aparna, for Children shared by Angeline Mariyosh

Angelene Gracia speaks from her life in the MK Memoirs

Preena Stanly equips the readers to help the abused, harassed, raped girls & women

Sumithra Jeyaraj giving a gist on the status of women in India, internationally and at the workplace encouraging meaningful prayer and action

And much more…..

Do  you sense that there is something special about this issue? Give it a thought! If you have found what’s special about this first quarter issue of 2013 why not send an email to thecall@gemsbihar.org and share your finding with us! We would be happy to hear from you. If you do not receive The CALL please send me an email.

Working to Inspire,

Mariyosh