New Toyota Mini Van Purchased for the Blessed Brian Home.
Children laughing at skit and dancing at second anniversary celebration.
Children recieve new clothes and travel bag from donors.
Ravi, Fr. Tom and John eating dinner with the children
The façade on the Prince of Peace Pavilion is almost complete. Feeding of the elderly to commence in mid-October.
The children, accompanied by their U.S. visitors go on an outing by bus to a shrine. All enjoyed a picnic lunch, ice cream and entertainment from the children as they sang and danced.
The children from the Blessed Brian Home welcome visitors from the United States. Fr. Tom Aduri, Topeka, KS and John, Terry and Molly Gillcrist from Overland Park, Kansas stayed at the home and spent precious time with the children, staff and Rani and Ravi Chitta.
A new generator has been purchased and installed at the home. This will insure that the children have a constant, uninterrupted source of power for lighting, well water, water purification as well as other household uses.
First Christmas mass celebrated at the Blessed Brian Home
Children prepare the home for their first Christmas with manger scene and decorations
Prince of Peace Catholic church in Olathe, Kansas USA pledges $50,000 to build the "Prince of Peace Pavilion for the Poor" adjacent to the Blessed Brian Home. This pavilion will provide meals daily for the elderly in need in the Porumamilla community. Construction projected to begin on this feeding center in January with completion in July of 2013.
This was published in Sakshi News Paper on Nov 26th, 2012. Mr. Allam Sudhakar Reddy from Warangal donated a LED Television costing Rs. 50,000 to Blessed Brian Home run by Ravi and Rani Chitta. Mr. Allam Sudhakar Reddy has a custom of celebrating his daughters birthday in one of the orphanages. This year Mr. Sudhakar Reddy has selected to give a television to the orphans at Blessed Brian Home. His original intent was to donate a water purifying system. Since it was already donated by another donor Mr. Sudhakar has decided to donated a Television. The speakers who were present at the event commended the people for coming forward to donate things to the orphangae. Speaking on this occasion Ravi and Rani said, "our goal is to help these kids to have a bright future and not let them feel like they are orphans."
This article was publised in Sakshi News Paper on Nov. 24th, 2012. Mr Sreenath Reddy a software engineer who is working in Bangalore donated a computer to Blessed Brian home managed by Ravi and Rani Chitta. Sreenath Reddy belongs to this area. He is aware of the hardships that the people here go through. So with the help of his friends in United States he does some charitable works in and around Porumamilla area. Giving a computer to Blessed Brian Home is one of his many charitable works.
Third side of home facade completed
Water purification system donated to the Blessed Brian Home. The system is housed on site and purifies the abundant fresh water from the home's 300 feet deep well.
Newspaper Coverage of Dedication
The Blessed Brian Home is dedicated. Three hundred guests of the Home celebrated the wonderful occasion which included a traditional dance performance by a local Porumamilla troupe, a blessing of the home, a ribbon cutting and a meal. The guests were invited on a tour of the facility after which several local residents made generous contributions to help complete the construction and sustain operations.
The Blessed Brian children boarded a school bus later in the day for a field trip to the Brahma Sagar dam. The children took a boat tour on the lake and were treated to ice cream afterwards in the village below the dam. The bus trip to and from the dam was filled with song and games.
The Blessed Brian Home welcomed guests from the United States. Reverend Bill Bruning, his brother in-law Dr. Pete Hodges and his two sons Nick and Andrew, and John Gillcrist with his daughter Molly spent the first week of August at the home. The visitors arrived just prior to the dedication ceremony and spent time with the children and the staff in an effort to assess ways that U.S. donors could assist the home.
The Blessed Brian Home receives the first child. Eleven more followed in the month of June. Six more children arrived in July and another six in the month of August. By September 1, Blessed Brian was home to twenty-four children with a goal of adding another seventy plus children in the months to come.