Melville News – July 2006
Aha! An early Christmas letter you think, or have the Melvilles just got confused? No, we know it’s July and we haven’t bought any presents yet!
We have spoken to many of our friends and family
about our plans for the next few years and we wanted to share “officially” what
we are hoping to do. In a nutshell, we
are looking to leave
The organization we will be working with, work
among the poor of
Life expectancy in
· Over a million children are orphaned.
· By 2015 it is estimated that 20% of the nation’s children will be orphans.
Over 70% of
So why are we going? We believe that this is what God would have
for us at present – the verses that sum it up for us are: “If anyone has material possessions and sees
his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in
him. Dear children, let us not love with
words or tongue but with action and in truth (I
The aim is to go to
We would ask for your prayers as we start these preparations and look forward to sharing more with you in the months ahead - please let us know if you would like to receive further letters from us. We look forward to hearing from you!
With love from Graham, Sarah, Philip & Rachel