Dear Swedish Parents,

Greetings to you all.

All the children in the childhome is fine and in good health. Now the winter season has started here. The weather is getting better, sunny in the morning and cooler in the night time. Now we have rains due to the depression in the sea. The weather forecast tells that we will have more rains for two more days. It has been raining for the past two days and it will continue until this wednesday.
Children are getting ready for the sports which are going to be held in the month of December on the occassion of world disabled day. last year we bagged up many priges, and we expect more this year. We have celebrated Ganesh festival and Diwali in the childhome. It is a Hindu festival where they worship a God with elephant head. There is a mythological story behind it. Diwali means people decorate their homes with many lights, especially they put oil in mud pot and they put a thread in the oil and light it. Folks enjoy firing crakers infront of their homes. We bought many fire crakers and children enjoyed them a lot. Children stored some fire crackers for Samuel and team. They will fire them during their visit.
This year we have new admissions and majority of them cannot walk, especially boys.we have one new admission of a boy having problem with urinary system. He is 10 year old boy and does not have control on passing urine. He has his father and his mother died. Since his father is very poor and unable to take care of him, he joined this boy in the childhome. In the beginning we have a big problem with this boy because he doesnot know when he pass urine. Now we are educating him and he is getting better.
We are anxiously waiting for Brother Sams arrival. That is the real Christmas for us. We are very happy to know that a group of Swedish parents are coming to visit us this January. we will be very happy to see you all. We are also waiting for the new computer centre to be get started. A room is getting ready for the computers. We have already completed repairing one room for the small crawling boys. Since these boys cannot walk during the night time it has become very difficult for them to go to the bathroom. So we thought that it is better to keep the crawling children in one room. So we started repairing this room with help of Samuel.
We may have many festivals in India. But our festival season starts with Samuel. We all are waiting for the trip to some sightseeing place, a big party and watching Indian movies with Sam and team. Children keep asking when is Swedish parents and Samuel is coming. Now they are busy in making Christmas greeting cards for all of you.
Once again thankyou so much for the love and care you are showing to us, especially for the extra breakfast, extra curry every day in the rice, for milk, eggs and chicken,cosmotics. Even our own parents will not provide us with these many facilites and nutritious food. Your love is flowing from thousands of miles far from us and it is reaching to the most deserved children like us. Thankyou so much for every minute and money you are spending for us.
We love you all and praying for all of your family members. Our special thanks goes to Samuel for bring you to us and making this childhome to known you all. Anxiously waiting and praying for your trip to India.

With Love,
Alice and Children,
HOPE Childhome,Challagundla,
India.