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					   Honoring Our New Life Mission Partners                                           BECOME A PARTNER IN MISSION AND MAKE A
                                                                                            DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S LIFE!                                                                                                     Man Singh and Promilla Das Foundation
      “The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in                      “A Drop in the Bucket Can Change One Life at a Time!”                                                                                                            “Changing One Life at a Time”
        what he is capable of receiving” – Albert Einstein                      There are about 6.540 boys and girls in 89 Boarding Schools from the poor


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I NDIA R E -C ONNECT M ISSION
                                                                                families, from untouchables, from rural areas and slums who depend on your
During the year 2010 The Man Singh and Promilla Das Founda-                     generous gifts so that they can experience amazing grace and have hope and a
tion has received generous and sacrificial gifts of $500-$2000 from              preferred future.
some Mission Partners for room, board and tuition for the vulnerable            You can become partners in mission by:
children and other Outreach Ministries. The Life Mission Partnership            • Join hands with the Foundation in improving the lives of the poorest of the                                Founded 2005


is conferred on donors who contribute a gift of $500 or more, or five
                                                                                    poor children in India.                                                                                                                                                  w w w. i n d i a r e c o n n e c t . c o m
                                                                                • Support us and lift us in prayers The ministry of “transforming hopelessness
gifts of $100. We wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge the                  into hope for the poorest of the poor.”                                                                                      SUMMER/WINTER 2010 • VOLUME 5, NUMBERS 1-2
thoughtfulness of the family of (late) Dr. Prabhu D. Rawate and                 • Make the covenant relationship with the India Re-Connect Mission which
Muriel C. Rawate (Pomona, California), family of Mercy, Salo-                       is the way individuals build a partnership with a particular boarding school
                                                                                    or an institution. On the donorʼs side is a promise to provide financial and
man, Shalom and Shaul Peters (Skokie, Illinois), Dr. Samuel and
Promilla Mahtab (Clovis, California), Dr. & Mrs. Gene Acuff
                                                                                    prayer support. On the recipientʼs side is a promise to communicate and visit             India Re-connect Mission is published by
                                                                                                                                                                              The Man Singh and Promilla Das Founda-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “A Drop in The Bucket Can Change
                                                                                    the supporting Mission Project.
(Watkinsville, Georgia) and South Asian United Methodist Church                 • Sponsor a child in a boarding school and pay for room, board and tuition                    tion, 11 Fernilee Court, Sugar Grove,
                                                                                                                                                                              Illinois 60554-4138 USA. Phone: (630)                                          One Life at a Time This Christmas”
(Winfield, Illinois) for their generous contributions and welcome them               for one month ($30.00) to one year (365.00).                                              466-7544, Fax: (630) 466-7544.
as new Life Mission Partners of the Das Foundation.                             • Give generous gifts to the Foundation for charitable India Re-Connect Mis-                  Website: www.Indiareconnect.com
                                                                                    sion Projects.                                                                                  www.dasfoundation.wetpaint.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2010 Year End Appeal
                                                                                                                                                 Welcome
                                                                                • visit poor children in boarding schools and                                                 E-Mail: dasfoundation@gmail.com
                                                                                    Mission Project..Donors not only cared about                                                        sanj93@yahoo.com                               Dear Caring Friends of Vulnerable Children:
                                                                                    us; but they came to care deeply about the                                                          mansinghdas@yahoo.com
                                                                                    people where we were serving.                                                                The Man Singh and Promilla Das Founda-                   We have heard that “A Drop in the Bucket” (Isaiah 40:15) is not
                                                                                                                                                                              tion is a non-profit, tax-exempt philanthropic trust
                                                                                                                                                                              under 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.          important because it is a tiny amount when compared to the larger
Dr. Prabhu D. &          Dr. Samuel and
Muriel C. Rawte          Promilla Mahtab
                                               Mercy, Saloman, Shalom and
                                               Shaul Peters
                                                                                                                                                                              It files form 990-PF annually as required by the          whole. “I would like to do something to change the life of vulnerable
                                                                                                                                                                              IRS. The trust administers individual charitable         children, but whatever I do seems like a Drop in the Bucket.”
                                                                                                                                                                              contributions and distributes grants to help sup-
                                Thank You!
                                                                                                                                                “Serafina Singh Das”
                                                                                                                                                   A new baby girl            port vulnerable children in Mission Boarding                However, your gift, even a tiny drop, added to others, has made a
                                                                                                                                               Born: December 2, 2010
                                                                                                                                                  To proud parents            Schools. The Foundation provides room, board,            phenomenal difference in the lives of 166 children during the year
                    From                                                                                                                       Jennifer and Sanjay Das        tuition, books, clothes and spiritual nurture for the
                                                                                                                                                                              children who have been thrown away, abused, ne-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2010. Your generous and sacrificial gifts have helped pay for room,
                     The Man Singh and                                              Servant Leaders of the Man and Promilla Das Foundation wish you and your family           glected and abandoned; children who come from            board and tuition fees for 166 children in 7 mission boarding schools
  Dr. & Mrs. Gene                                                                     A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
                                                                                                                                                                              poor families, from outcast families, from rural         all over India. In addition, your “Drop in the Bucket” has supported
  Acuff                   Promilla Das Foundation                                                                                                                             areas and slums too poor or too far away for a day
                                                                                                                                                                              school. In addition, the Foundation provides sup-        Community Outreach Ministries, renovation of deteriorating toilet facilities, classrooms, roofs,
                                                                            4                                                                                                 port for Community Outreach Ministries-Street            hostel and school buildings, parsonages, medical clinics in rural areas and the slums of India.
                                                                                                                                                                              children, orphanages, handicapped rehab training,           This year marks the 5th year of the India Re-Connect Mission. I hope you will take this op-
                                                                                                    visit us online at www.indiareconnect.com
                                                                                                                                                                              blind, child laborers and sex workers, etc. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       portunity to make another contribution. Your gifts will help us continue supporting children who
                                                                                                    To make a gift by credit card,
                                                                                                                                                                              Foundation also provides support for renovation
                                                                                                                                                                              of deteriorating toilet facilities, classrooms, roofs,   have been thrown away, abused, neglected and abandoned; children who come from poor families,
                                                                                                                                                                              hostel and school buildings, parsonages, medical
                                                                                                                                                                              clinics in rural areas and the slums of India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       from out-cast families, from rural areas and slums too poor or too far away for a day school.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Vision of Our Faith Journey                      You may consider to sponsor a child for $1 a day and make a difference in a childʼs life. Our
                                                                                                                                                                                 The Foundation envisions in “Changing One             goal for 2011 is to support 200 vulnerable children in mission boarding schools so that they can
                                                                                                                                                                              Life at a Time” in the hopes of transforming
                                                                                                                                                                              hopelessness into hope for the poorest of the            experience amazing grace and hope for a preferred future.
                                                                                                                                                a
                                                                                                                                            Ch t a T                     “A   poor” children of India so they can experience              You are a valuable friend and you have been a generous supporter of our children. We know
                                                                                                                                          Dro ange ime!”                      amazing Grace and hope for a preferred future.           times are tough, but we cannot afford to let up in our efforts “to carry each otherʼs burdens” in the
                                                                                                                                             p in one
                                                                                                                                                  the Life                    OFFICERS                                                 hope of “transforming hopelessness into hope” for the most vulnerable children in Godʼs world.
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                                                                                                                                                         ket                  Rev. Man Singh Das, Chairman                             Friends, it is one thing to set a goal in dollars, but it is another thing altogether to set our goal in
                                                                                                                                                                              Sanjay A. Das, President
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       number of lives changed.
                                                                                                                                        n                    ca
                                                                                                                                                                              Anjali C. Das, Vice Chairman
                                                                                                                                                                              Promilla C. Das, Corporate Secretary                        The continuing partnership of friends like you is vital to our life changing ministry. Perhaps
                                                                                                                                                                              David Q. Puckett, Treasurer
                                                                                                                                                                              Jennifer H. Das, Development                             your gift like a “Drop in the Bucket” will fill that bucket to overflowing love of Jesus Christ this
                                                                                                                                                                              Lillian Wallace, India Coordinator                       Christmas!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On behalf of our children and families, we thank you in advance for any gift you send us. You
                                                                                                                                                                              OFFICE
                                                                                                                                                                              Man Singh and Promilla Das                               have our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude. May God bless you as you celebrate this Blessed
                                                                                                                                                                              Foundation                                               Christmas with your family and friends.
                                                                                                                                                                              11 Fernilee Court
                                                                                                                                                                              Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554-4138 USA
                                                                                                                                                                              Phone: (630) 466-7544                                                                                                   Gratefully yours,
                                                                                                                                                                              Fax: (630) 466-7544
                                                                                                                                                                              Website: www.indiareconnect.com
                                                                                                                                                                                    www.dasfoundation.wetpaint.com
                                                                                                                                                                              E-Mail: dasfoundation@gmail.com
                                                                                                                                                                                       sanj93@yahoo.com                                                                                               Rev. Man Singh Das, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                       mansinghdas@yahoo.com
                                                                                                       Fowarding and Address Correction Requested                                                                                      P.S. Please send a gift of $15, $25, or $20 or--? To our Christmas Drive and help us continue sup-
                                                                                                                                                                              INDIA OFFICE
                                                                                                                                                                              Lillian Wallace, India Coordinator                       porting vulnerable Children in Mission Boarding School! Thank You.
                                                                                                                                                                              India Re-Connect Mission
                                                                   11 Fernilee Court, Sugar Grove, IL 60554-4138 USA                                      Founded 2005



                                                                            INDIA RE-CONNECT MISSION                                                                          “Dorothy Villa”                                            Audrey Cynthia Das Puckett, a four year old child, has sponsored
                                                                                                                                                                              P.O. Mehragaon 263132                                      four children in India for the year 2010 out of her monthly allowance
                                                                                “Changing One Life at a Time”                                                                 District Nainital, Uttarakund, India                       so that poor children could receive an education. It appears that
                                                                                                                                                                              Phone: 011 91 5942 247 156
                                                        Man Singh and Promilla Das Foundation                                                                                 Cell: 011 91 98370 55503                                   Audrey, a small child, has started learning about the gift of giving
                                                                                                                                                                              Email: lillianwallace@hotmail.com                          and sharing her blessings with others in need.
                A Privilege To Have Been In India For Changing One Life At A Time                                                                                        We Gratefully Acknowledge and Express Our Deep Appreciation
During the year of 2010, The Man Singh and Promilla Das Foundation has awarded numerous grants for charitable purposes. Many                                                      To Our Donors For Their Generous Support
of these projects would not have been completed without the support of The Foundation. We wish to highlight a few of these India Re-
                                                                                                                                                                 The following individuals, mission partners, businesses, various groups and organizations made contributions to The Man Singh
connect Mission Projects and express our gratitude for the services they provide to the children of the poorest of poor in India. We are
                                                                                                                                                               and Promilla Das Foundation for the charitable purposes during the 12 months of 2010. It is a privilege for the Foundation to assist
pleased to have been a part of their success story. It was a privilege to have been there for “transforming hopelessness into hope for the                     individuals in custom-designing their funds. If you are seeking a meaningful way to provide ongoing support for India Re-Con-
poorest of the poor children of India.”                                                                                                                        nect Mission Projects which are close to your heart, please consider the spiritual benefits for a “Life-changing Ministry As A
                                                                                                                                                               Response to Godʼs Love.” Your gifts will enable the vulnerable children of the poorest of the poor to receive education and a chance

                                                   2010 GRANTS AWARDED
                                                                                                                                                               for a better life, hope and freedom in India, a nation of over one billion souls. Christians make up 2.6% of the population, Muslims
                                                                                                                                                               13%, and Hindus 81%.
                                                         (January 1 - December 31, 2010)                                                                                                                             2010 List of Mission Partners
         Institution                               Regional Conference            Amount                      Purpose                                          “Life is a gift and it offers us the privilege, opportunity and responsibility to give something back by becoming more!” – Anthony Robbins
 1.   Lee Memorial Mission, Kolkata                       Bengal                  $1,000   1 year room, board and tuition for 6 girls                          1.    Anjali C. Das & David Q. Puckett, LaGrange Park, IL                 14. Rev. Clyde F. Galow, Aurora, IL
                                                                                                                                                               2.    Audrey Cynthia Das Puckett, LaGrange Park, IL                       15. Rev. Edgar L. & Nancy I. Hiestand, Oak Park, IL
 2.   Nishat Home, Hissar                                 Delhi                   $1,000   1 year room, board and tuition for 6 girls
                                                                                                                                                               3.    Rev. Man & Promilla C. Das, Sugar Grove, IL                             (In memory of Blagwandas Ezra)
 3.   Samvedna School, Mahasamund                         Chattisgarh             $500     1 year tuition for 45 children                                      4.    South Asian United Methodist Church, Winfield, IL                    16. Dr. Samuel & Promila Mahtab, Clovis, CA
 4.   Sahodaya School for Child Laborers, Raipur          Chattisgarh             $500     1 year tuition for 35 children                                      5.    Barbara Warner, Oswego, IL                                          17. Mr. & Mrs. David L. Freeland, Panama City, FL
 5.   Stanley Girlsʼ Hostel, Hyderabad                    Hyderabad               $1000    1 year room, board and tuition for 6 girls                          6.    Ms. Alice Anand, West Chicago, IL                                   18. Sanjay & Meenu James, Carol Stream, IL
 6.   William Moon Hostel, Tandur                         Hyderabad               $1000    1 year room, board and tuition for11 children                       7.    Muriel C. Rawte & Family, Pomona, CA                                19. Dr. & Mrs. Gene Acuff, Watkinsville, GA
 7.   Haven Home for Orphans, Kanpur                      Lucknow                 $1,200   1 year room and board for 11 children                                     (In memory of her husband, Dr. Prabhu D. Rawte)                     20. Bishop C. Joseph & Diane D. Sprague, Columbus, OH
 8.   New Life Mercy Home and School, Agra                Agra                    $1,200   1 year tuition, books and supplies for 35 children from rural       8.    Alvin & Nargis Benjamin, Carol Stream, IL                           21. Sanjay & Jennifer Das, Seattle, WA
                                                                                           slums                                                               9.    Saloman & Merey Peters, Skokie, IL                                  22. Sanjal Christian Apartments, Aurora, IL
 9. St. Dominic Academy, Shikohabad                       Agra                    $450     1 year tuition, books, supplies and transportation for 2 children   10.   James William & Shakuntla James, Carol Stream, IL                   23. Fox River Hotel, Aurora, IL
                                                                                                                                                               11.   Dr. Sunil & Laura K. Kukreja, Tacoma, WA                            24. Expressway Stop, Aurora, IL
 10. Moore Memorial Church, Shikohabad                    Agra                    $400     Sunday School supplies, Christmas Pageant and
                                                                                                                                                               12.   Helene Robertson, CFP, Seattle, WA                                  25. Gelena Express Plaza, Aurora, IL
                                                                                           community dinner                                                    13.   Lois J. Scott, Sugar Grove, IL
 11. A Refugee family from Bosnia, Aurora                 Northern Illinois       $1,800   Housing rental assistance                                                 (In memory of her husband, Richard C. Scott)
 12. Vicente D. Morales, Aurora                           Northern Illinois       $1,800   Housing rental assistance                                           Our deepest thanks and gratitude are extended to our mission partners, businesses, various groups and individuals alike, for their continued support
                                                                                                                                                               for India Re-Connect Mission projects. The continuing partnership of friends like you is vital to our life-changing ministry. Thank you for all you
   During the year of 2010, about 166 children of the poorest of the poor in 7 Mission Boarding Schools of India were able to attend                           did and looking forward to all that we might do together for the Glory of Christ. You have our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude. May God Bless
school regularly for twelve months. Their tuition fee, room and board were provided by our generous donors like you. Thanks to our                             you!
donors for their sacrificial and generous gifts which have enabled The Man Singh and Promilla Das Foundation to transform hope-                                 Perhaps you may be looking for a special mission appeal this Christmas, if so, please consider the most worthy childrenʼs focus. We will continue to
                                                                                                                                                               receive ;your gifts throughout the year 2011. “A Drop in the Bucket Can Change One Life at a time!”
lessness into hope for 166 poor children of India.                                                                                                                                         “Carry each otherʼs burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
   The Foundation is a good steward of Godʼs gifts. That means 100% of every gift you make to the Foundation is used for vari-
ous charitable mission projects which are most needed. “A Drop in the Bucket Can Change One Life at a Time.”
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” –Kahlil Gibran

              Recipients of Grants Gratefully Acknowledge Our Kind Help
 Haven Home for Orphans, Kanpur                         Child Laborers, Raipur                                   Lee Memorial Mission


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