These recently constructed homes are life changing moments for our families in need. They would like to express their gratitude.
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I am Sunil Antony from Edamon Parish in Vijayapuram Diocese. Myself and my family are very happy and grateful to you. Now we are safe from your help through VSSS Director. My house was not good for living and was like a hut. But, now that the house construction is completed, it is very good and all my desires are fulfilled. My wife, children and myself are thanking God and praying for you every day. Our prayer for you, will never end.
Both my children are studying. This year my elder son won 79 percent of marks in SSLC Exam. My girl child is in 7th standard. All are afraid of Covid 19. We can pray to the Heavenly Father for the world's recovery from the disease.
With much love and prayers,
Sunil Antony & Family.
With much love and gratitude,
Mini Joshi and children.
We had been working hard for years to own a house and VSSS has fulfilled our dream. We got a house with two rooms, one hall, kitchen, sit out and a bathroom with electricity connection. Everybody gathered together for our house warming and Fr. Stephen Puthuparambil blessed our house with holy water. Moving from a rented house to own house was the happiest moment in my life. I thank each and everybody who helped us. We will always remember you all in our daily prayers.
With much love and gratitude
Devasia Raju and family
I, Joseph Samuel, the parishioner of St. Mary’s Church Marayoor, like to express my heartfelt thanks you all through this letter. Through the We Share housing project initiated by Vijayapuram Diocese, many of the poor families who live amidst rich families could be proud to have a decent house of their own. I am really proud of the many social works taken up by the social service society.
During last monsoon my house was washed away by the heavy wind and torrent rain. Our family was in great distress. Our Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Jose Kaithakuzhybrought to the attention of Rev. Fr. Dennis Joseph, the Executive Director. He readily promised to support me to put up a new house. I submitted an application. I was inducted to the Housing Scheme with the support of the We Share Program, and granted us the needed money.
Now I am happy and thankful to you for the support you had given for construction. I have completed my house and our entire family is happy and thankful. My family pray and wish that you are blessed by the Divine Judge and you will be accepted in the Divine house of God, the Heaven. Please remember our family too in your prayers. We will always remember you, especially at our prayer time.
Thanking you with love
We, Johnson and Aniyamma, want to take a moment to thank you for your generous support to buy a plot of land with a house. It is really comforting to our family to know that we are surrounded with such caring people. Thank you so much. Your love and support and encouragement are appreciated more than you recognize it. Thank you for being so understanding regarding the problems of our family. I am sure that you will be pleased by the end result in the form of a photograph.
We executed the deed of the property on 30th January 2020. We had the housewarming on 2nd February. In the morning we offered a thanksgiving Holy Mass. We prayed very specially for you. At 4 pm the house was blessed dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, by our Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Tom Jose. The house is named “Rose House” (In the loving remembrance of the great personality of ROSE MAYER).
This was a day when we experience the love and concern of a band of people, Prof.Pushkaladevi, the Panchayat President who handed over the key, the members of People’s Development Committee of the Parish and parishioners. We remain folded –handed before the Lord Almighty, the Benefactors and friends. We assure our prayers for our benefactors .
With much love and gratitude
Johnson and Aniyamma.
My dear sponsors,
I write this letter with great love and gratefulness. You have helped me in a very difficult time. Firstly I ‘d like to thank the Almighty God. Mine is a big family that consists of my Mother , sister ,wife and children. My house is situated in the lower areas of Kumarakom Village. During the time of rain, my house is flooded. I suffered a lot since I did not own a house with higher built floor. Flood was a nightmare for us.
On seeing our situation, Vijayapuram Social Service Society came forward to help us and with your support have built us a beautiful house. This is a big relief for my family. You have provided a great service for us through the society and on behalf of the society, my family and myself I want to thank you. I pray that God may bless you with long life and health, and may you continue your good works for the lifting up of the poor.
Jaymon & family
Dear all my sponsors,
I am Albert Jose, me and my family belong to Maramon Parish. We did not have a good house to live in. I have two children. My eldest daughter studies in 10th standard and my youngest son studies in 7th standard. Due to the problems of my back injury , I am not able to go for any work. My family survives by the wages of my wife, who works as a house maid. A decent house for me seems a distant dream. But Vijayapuram Social Service Society was kind enough to came to help me to realize my dream. Me and my family are indebted to the society and the sponsors. Life in the new house gives me joy and comfort. My children have started to go to school. My two brothers live nearby. They too join me to thank you. Please pray for me and my family. We will also remember you in our prayers.
With much gratitude and prayer
I am Brigith Ansal a widow formerly residing at Manarkad in a rented house. My husband died 10 years ago. We had been living in rented house for years and we could not even dream of living in a house owned by us. With the intervention of VSSS, God sent WE SHARE sponsors to assist me to purchase a small plot with a house on it for us. Our present house is in the jurisdiction of St. Mary’s parish, Thellakom. Now I am living happily with my son, two daughters in law and 6 grand children. We all are grateful to you for the immense help given to us. Our hearts throb with ineffable gratitude and everyday in our prayers. We remember you and pray to Almighty God to shower abundant grace to all the members of your family.
Two years back my eldest son passed away. His wife is working as an office assistant in one of the schools and three children are residing along with me. These children are doing well in their studies. The eldest son Godwin got exemplary results in secondary and higher secondary examinations and now attending coaching classes for Entrance Examination. My younger son, his wife and three children are also with me. His children are also faring well in their studies. This son met with an accident two years back and even now he is moving with steel plate in his leg. In spite of all these mishaps we are happy with the blessings we receive and once again I thank you and your family members for the generous help extended to us
With prayerful wishes
Brigit Ancel and family members.
I am MS Mathai. I am very glad to write this letter, with a grateful heart for extending your great help towards my family with a beautiful house. Our old house was made of mud, and inconvenience for live in. The treatment expenses of my wife and study expenses of my daughter were very difficult to meet myself alone. So I could not able to build a good house. In this situation VSSS Director Rev. Fr. Dennis Joseph Kannamalil said he would help me through the We Share program. After that you helped me to build a good house. While the construction was going on ,my beloved wife Annamma( Seline) demise from us for the eternal reward. We are missing her presence, lot from the family. In this condition, our parish priest Rev. Fr. Antony Pattaparambil has taken the initiative and responsibility to complete the construction with his guidance.
We are very grateful to you all for granting us a beautiful house with all the facilities. It has accomplished only through your generosity and the grate hand of God. So we will remember you in our daily prayers and we assure you our humble prayers. We pray and wish you that may the good God strengthen your good heart and hands to extent many more people those who are in need of your help and service.
With much love& gratitude
M S Mathai & daughter Elizabeth(Mahima)
My Dearest Sponsors,
I am Alexander. My family consists of my wife and a daughter. Daughter Aleena is in 10th standard. I am a patient and having medicines continually. Because of my ill health, I find difficulty to earn money for livelihood and medicine. And I didn’t have a proper house and I was unable to build a good house. I happened to meet vsss Director and I submitted my helplessness to him and I express my desire to have a good house. Out of your generosity you granted a project to build a house for me, though there were many other necessities, in spite of that, you could grant me a good house. I believe that God will grand a great reward to you all. Really I am very grateful to you and I express my gratitude from my heart and I assure you my humble prayers to you all.
I express my heartfelt gratitude for the immense help received from the we share benefactors through Vijayapuram Social Service Society. I am an autorickshow driver in Munnar town and the only bread winner of the family. My family consists of five members; myself, my wife, two daughters and a son. All my children are pursuing education. We had a small house which was in a dilapidated state. It had no much space for doing self studies by my children or conducting prayer meeting of small Christian communities. I had no scope to rebuild a new house with my own resources. Therefore I resorted to seek help of good hearted people.
I was fortunate to complete the construction of the house sanctioned. Now my family lives in the new house with pride and pleasure. Children are having adequate space to do their studies without any disturbance. Monthly prayer meeting of the family unit can be held in my house because there is a spacious hall in the new house. I have no words to express my gratitude. Every day we all remember the benefactors in our family prayer.
With great gratitude and prayer
Sijumon Francis and family.
Dear Loving Sponsors,
How are you? Hope you are keeping fine. We are very eager to know your news. What is the present season there? Here we have monsoon season with heavy rain and flood. The school is re-opened and both our children go to school.
We have completed the construction of our house. We thank you very much for your love, concern and support, without which our dream of a house would not have been realized. We assure our sincere prayers for you and we would remember every day in our family prayers and Holy Mass. We request you to remember us in your prayers.
We are furnishing here with the photograph of our new house. From the bottom of our heart we once again thank you for your love and concern for us and for the financial support you have extended to us.
With much love and prayers
Shaji p y & Family
Dear We Share family,
Thank you very much for your help for our family to have a wonderful house above my dreams. We are so sad because our Vishal is not with us to share this blessing. I am sure that he will be happy at heaven to know that his wife and children are safe in a good house which was his life long dream but not fulfilled in his life time.
We thank all of you who contributed to my house.
Qur family consisted of my husband, myself and two children While our house construction was going on, my husband got seriously ill and admitted in a hospital. For three weeks the construction works were stopped. When he returned from the hospital the construction resumed again. But all of a sudden my husband’s condition became worse and he succumbed to death. His death was a great shock for all of us and we took nearly a month to recover from this loss. The construction work commenced again with the help of our parish priest and we are able to finish it. Now we could live in the new house. We are happy and think of your help with immense gratitude
My two children Alvin Vishal and Asnamol Vishal are school going children and the elder one is in 10th standard and younger one in 5th standard. Schools have reopened in June. They are studying well. My mother is with me after the demise of my husband. We remember you in our daily prayer Please do remember us also in your prayer. We are grateful to you for all the help.
With much love and prayer,
Dear We share family,
How are you ? Hope you are keeping fine. What about your family. Are you all keeping fine? I am writing this letter with much love and gratitude. Because my life situation is very poor. We didn’t have a good house. Every day we prayed for a good house. I could not make a house alone. I can’t do any work regularly because of my health problem. Now with your help I could make a good house. It is the ever memorable event for us. We are praying for you every day in our daily prayer. Now myself and my family members are very happy. Specially we are thanking to God for you. May the God bless you all abundantly. We all are keeping fine. We are actively participating all the programs in our parish. Now we have much conveniences in this house. We can conduct here family unit prayer nicely. For all the goodness myself and my family are thanking you. We will pray for you every day. May the CHILD JESUS bless you all.
We wish you A HAPPY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
With much love and prayers.
P V Sebastian and family.
Dear Loving Sponsors,
Hope you & your family members are keeping fine. Myself and my family members are keeping fine. What is the climate there? Winter is starting here.
My family consists of my wife and our daughter. She is studying in +1. We have not a good house till now. Besides My daughter has no convenient place for the study. Our Good God gave reply for our prayer. Now we got a good and beautiful house. Our daughter’s friends was likes to come home. But she didn’t allow them because of the bad house. She is very happy to invite them all in this new house.
My wife’s house, they are 4 daughter’s. Three of them have good house. My house only was in bad condition. So my wife also is very happy.
While our parish priest came for blessing our house it was very bad . Our vicar specially prayed for a good house .
New house warming is on 27th of November. Myself and family members are very grateful to you . We will pray for you in our daily prayer. May the good God grant you all the goodness throughout your life. We will offer you & your family to the Lord for His blessing.s
With much love and prayers
Thomas and family.
Dear loving Sponsor
Hope you are fine and doing well. Here my family and myself are fine and doing well. We are grateful to you for the help you have provided for the construction of our House. We can never forget you and your concern towards us, we were not having a house and living in a shed. Our surprise is not yet over. Whenever we see our house we thank God for you as well as VSSS. We had great opportunity to hang the Christmas Star in front of our house. We celebrated the Christmas with great joy. You made it possible.
Once again thank you so much for everything and praying for God’s Blessings up on you and your undertakings.
Jaison and Family
Till 2014 we were living in a shed. Those days we were worried about not having a proper shelter. God saw our struggles and sent you like a guardian angel to help us. Thank you for your financial support which enabled us to construct a house. I wish that many of the families may be helped by you through the VSSS. I am thankful for the We Share program. I remember you in my prayers. We are ever grateful to you. We thank God for you and we assure you our prayer full support.
With much love and prayers,
Benny and Family
Let me commence this thanks giving letter by expressing my earnest gratitude from the bottom of my heart for the generous help you extended to me and my family. In my family there are six members: four children, my husband and myself. My husband is a casual laborer and we were living in a rented house. All my children are doing their schooling. The first three children are sons and they are in twelfth, eleventh and ninth standards. The youngest child is a girl and she is in seventh standard. With the grace of God all my children are doing well in their studies.
One year back my husband met with an accident while returning from his work. Both his legs were broken; the knee-cap of one of the legs was shattered to piece and had sixteen stitches on the head. He was hospitalized for one month and due to proper medical care he has almost recovered from his impairments. During this period it was a hard time for me to pay the rent for the house, meet the household expenses and to take care of the educational expenses of my children. The help given during this testing time by my husband’s brother and other well wishers are remembered with immense gratitude.
In the bleak days ahead of me, as the will of the providence, your generous and timely intervention came as a boon for my family. With the support we could procure a small plot and a house for our family. We are now living in our own house with no burden of paying rent every month. How can I express my gratitude for materializing a dream that I cherished in my mind for years. Each time I step into my house I remember you and your family and pray for your well being. Finally I thank Almighty God and praise Him for the wonderful thing manifested through you.
Rengini Biju & family.
Our Dearest Benefactors,
Paul Das, and daughter Sheeba Mary and family from Pambanar parish is writing this thanking letter.
First of all, let me thank you for your great heart to understand our situation and helped us to build a house. Last seven years we were living in rented houses. It was our dream to have a house for us. Your good will realized our dream. Even though I am paralyzed from birth I have passed tenth standard. I have trained for stitching. With the help of our parish priest through VSSS I have received one stitching machine . I am helping some of our neighbors for stitching. My mother is looking after the house works. My father is working in a private resort as watch man. Both of my parents are Diabetic and pressure patients. And taking medicine.
In our 3 cents of land we built a house with two small bed rooms, kitchen, toilet and a small hall.
We have scarcity of drinking water. We take water from the bore well of the neighborhood.
Once again I thank you for all your love concern and help you render to us even though you have not seen us .We do pray for you.
Sheebamary and Familyas
How are you? Hope you are fine. We are all very happy to express our thanks to you for helping us to have a house. It was more than our expectation. We could not even have a dream about it to have a house so soon. Without your help we would not have been able to construct a house. If we were trying ourselves to construct a house we would have been in a debt of large amount. Really God helped us by sending you who are so loving and owner of generous heart. We are fine and happy to live in a new house. Some work to put in order is left. We do not know how to thank you for the you have done for us to have a house. We assure our prayers. We pray that God may bless you with good reward for all that you do for poor.
Christopher and family
How are you all? Hope you are keeping fine. I write this letter with great joy and sorrow. When
I see the new house I am so happy but when I think that my husband is not there with me to
live in new house I am sorrowful. My husband passed away 8 months back due to cancer. My
family and I are greatly indebted to you for your generous help towards the construction of our
house. I hope by next month we can stay in the new house. I do not know how to thank you. I
do not have words to express my thanks to you. I could finish the construction of our house
only because of your love and generosity. We pray for you and your family to have all success in
your life .
With lot of love and prayers
Dear Loving Susan Aunt and Uncle,
Hope you have reached safe in your place. We are so happy and we thank you and your friend to come over here to see us. We convey our love to you. We are not able forget the moment that aunt and friend came to our house. Myeyes were filled with joy when you came as a dovewho joy and peace, when my children welcomed you with roses , when you embraced my children and me . I felt the happiness that I never experienced. My husband, our mother and children and all our relatives and neighbors were so happy. We were so happy for the surprise gift that you have given. We liked your family photo. We thank you for all. We showed those who came to our house. Meera mol showed to all his friends and told all news.
Did you like our place? Did you like cardamom, pepper and coco? Again when you come to India please come to our house. Did you like the well and water? The fish that eat small insects has 1kg. We feel little discomfort since the wall for well is not built. Now we are sleeping in new house. We will have prayer in our house in next week. Since it is one year that we were not able to have prayer in our family. This is not family prayer. We have a family unit of Catholic family. These families get together ones in a month in a family and pray together. This year we received solar light as aChristmas gift from VSSS. So we have light in three rooms also. We thank you and other sponsors who contributed for the construction of our house. We remember you all in our prayers.
Arya Amil, Abin and Akhil conveyed their special regards to you all. All children were so happy with elders. After they go we felt as if one rain fall was over. Wemy husband , mother , my self, Meera, Meenu , Mahi were sad when all went. Still we remember the moments that we spent with you. When Fr. Dennies, our parish priest and all vsss staff and especially when you both came for the blessing of our house and we distributed the milk our dream was fulfilled. In this moment we remember all those helped us with you economically and materially our own neighbors and friend to finish the construction of our house. All the more we thank God for helping us each moment. It is His grace that we could get this help and finish our housing. You are really a gift from God. We hope you will reply for this letter. We desire to know your opinion after coming to our house. We convey loving regards of all our dear and near ones.
With lots of love and Prayers,
Saji and Family
How are you all? Hope you all are fine. First of all I wish you all the blessings of Advent season. I do not know how to express my heartfelt thanks to you for helping my family to build a house. We realize that it was impossible for us to have a house with our own effort. But it was possible with the help of God and yours. We believe that God worked through you to have a house for us. My wife, children and myself are so happy to have a house to live in. Now we are preparing for Christmas. Hope you too are preparing yourself to welcome Child Jesus. We experience the mercy and love of God through you. We pray for you that entire God may bless you and grand reward for your love and generosity. We conclude this letter by wishing you all A happy Christmas and Happy New year.
Markos( Jomon) and Family
How are you all? Hope you and your family members are fine. Here I am Abi Joseph with good news for you. Please convey my regards to all your family members.
Here my wife children and myself are fine. I am going for work. My mother and my brothers and their family are fine. The construction of my house is finished. My small beautiful house consists of two rooms , a hall, sit out and kitchen. We thank you for helping us to have this beautiful house.
We are so happy to have house of our own. Really we experienced the mercy and love of Christ for us through you. We will be grateful to you and your family for helping us to have this beautiful house. We remember you all in our prayers. By offering you thousands of flowers of thanks and once again wishing you all the best I conclude.
With lots of love,
Abin & Angel
Dear Loving Sponsors,
How are you? Hope you are fine. I am Antony K.M here to thank you for helping me to have a beautiful house. My family thanks you with great joy for your generous heart. To have a good house to live in was our desire and prayer. We thank God for hearing our prayers and inspiring you to contribute what you have to help my family. Really we experienced the love and mercy of God through you. How are your family members? Please convey our regards to all your family members. My father, wife, children, and myself are fine. We do not know how to express our thanks to you. Our house consists of two rooms, a hall, kitchen and a sit out. We are really grateful to you for the help that you did for us to build a house. We remember you always with grateful heart and pray for you all to have great success in all that You do.
With prayers and love
Antony K.M and his family
Dear loving Sponsors,
How are you all? Hope you are fine. I Valsamma is here with happy news and grateful heart. I do not how to express my happiness and gratitude towards you for helping me to have a beautiful house. First of all I thank God for choosing you to be an instrument in His hands to provide me and my children a beautiful house. It was my dream to have a house now it came to be a reality. There are helps of much good heart to build this house. Our Parish priest and parishners helped us with many materials. MY son finished his +2 and my daughter finished her 10th standard. We are so happy to have a house. Once again we thank you for your valuable help. We pray that God may grant you good reward for all your help.
With lot of love & Prayers
Parishoner of St. Mary’s Church Thellakom. She is a widow. She has two sons . First one is a painter . The second one is suffering from Arthritis. She is a house maid. They have 3 cents of land.
A casual laborer.
He has four cents of land. He is the only earning member of the family. He is 54 years old and has three daughters. First ones are twins and they are studying for degree. They are in first year. Youngest one is studying in +1. His wife is a house wife. Now they are living in a shed. It is difficult for him to find for housing and provide for the education of the children.
A casual laborer. His family consists of his wife and two children. His elder daughter is studying in 5th standard . He has three cents of land, but has no house.
Antony M. O.
A coolie worker. His family consists of his wife and daughter. His daughter is studying in 10th standard. His wife has problem with uterus. So she is under treatment. He has 3 cents of land and have no house. They live in a make shift house.
Grandmother who is taking care of her three grandchildren because their mother died of cancer and their father abandoned them to marry another women. Maria is 65 years old, sick, and doing casual work to feed three grandchildren.
Joseph Sunny is a day laborer and the family has 10 cents of land. He suffers from spondylosis. Children are in the 7th, 6th and 4th grades. As you can see, their house is quite bad.
John Joseph is a coolie worker. He has two sons. First one has a small job in a shop and second one is studying for computer. His wife is housewife. They have four cents of land.
Thomas is a parishoner of Kuttikanam. His family consist of five members, his mother, wife and his two small children. He is coolie worker. He has five cents of land as his own.
Matthew's family consists of his parents, wife and three daughters. The eldest daughter had some defect in walking so she had to undergo a surgery and now she is in treatment. Since it is difficult for her to travel by herself she stays in a hostel near her school. Second daughter is studying in 8th standard, the last one is in 6th standard. Matthew has 10 cents of land which is given by the owner of the land where they were living . He is a coolie worker.
John Alli Pallil Thellakom
is a Parishioner of St.Mary’s Church Thellakom. He is a coolie worker and he is sick. His family consist of his wife and two children. The children are working . One is a painter and other one is salesman. They have 2 cents of land. Now they live in a make shift house which can not be called as a house.