Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We celebrate here in the Madhupur Jungle even though the country is suffering a depression because of the world financial crisis. Our 8500 in the Parish are harvesting the rice crop and have food for a few months. Because of our poorly paid teachers, we now have 90% literacy in the Mission. Our young people have jobs and are saving in the Credit Unions and Banks but the price of rice and everything has increased. Boston, England where the original Pilgrims set out for America supported our development projects and little hospital are closing the development project. Carmella Riddell organized fund raising projects and changed the lives of thousands. Our little Bethany Ashram takes in pregnant, unmarried girls, delivers the babies and I give the babies to childless couples thru the courts, according to the religion of the mother.
I celebrated my 83 birthday on Dec. 8th with Tribal dances, songs and many speeches. I was
Rev. Eugene E. Homrich, CSC