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I am delighted to announce some very exciting changes at The Rhema Partnership.
A new name!
The Rhema Partnership is now Hope Gardens; a new name, but our passion for transforming lives in India remains the same. Hope Gardens connects to the place where most of our work happens - our beautiful Rhema Garden in Cumbum, South India.
Hope reflects both the life transformation our projects bring to those in poverty and the lasting hope we have through our Christian faith.
Our new website is:
We look forward to sharing more news with you about these changes next month as well as some other very exciting news! Please reach me with any immediate queries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last month, Government officials visited the Rhema Gardens for an inspection. They warned our team that we should have a separate RMS and RRC Trust offices, otherwise they would report us to the Central Government of India with a view to refusing the renewal of our charitable status in the forthcoming financial year.
Today our team began renovation work on what was a home for one of our Indian staff to set up the RMS offices. Obviously this is a blow to the team who have to spend unnecessary time and expenses fulfilling seemingly unnecessary government regulations, but it is also the sort of issues they face on a far to frequent basis.
The Government of India is looking for excuses to close down Christian organisations, so please pray for Rhema and other Christian organisations in India who face continual threat of closure. Pray for the relationship that Archbishop Samuel has with the local Government officials and that this will continue to be amicable. Pray for the team as they have to set up this new office, that God will use this seemingly pointless exercise for His glory and bless those who make the sacrifices to make it happen.