Greetings to you all in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It was indeed a great privilege to serve you all as the Assistant Vicar of The Chicago Mar Thoma Church for the past four years. I praise God Almighty for enabling us as a family to work among you. In the midst of pandemic COVID-19, God was so gracious to each one of us and protected us under His wings. If we look into the book of Genesis, our God reveals His name to Abraham as “I am the Almighty God or ‘El – Shadai’” (Gen. 17:1). Abraham had all riches, wealth and cattle and he was considered as a great prince among his people. But he lacked one thing i.e., he had no child. At the age of ninety-nine, when his body was as good as dead and his wife was past the age of bearing children, God appeared to Abraham and said, “I am ‘El – Shadai’; walk before Me faithfully and be blameless”. The word ‘El – Shadai’ reminds us that our God is able to bless more than we dream of or ask for. He is able to do powerful things and He is the Lord who has mother’s bosom. Yes, our Lord is concerned about us as a mother. Jesus was concerned over the people who came to listen to him in the wilderness and He fed the five thousand with five loaves of bread and two fishes. Dear all, open your hearts and tell the Almighty God all your needs. He will meet your needs; He will change your problems and He will calm the storm in your life. I would like to express our humble gratitude to all of you for your prayers, fellowship, and love towards us. As you know, from May 1st onwards, I am appointed as the Vicar of Thevalakkara Mar Thoma Valiyapalli, we are planning to go to India on April 28th. Please continue to uphold us in your valuable prayers. God bless you all. Thank you. HAPPY EASTER.
Rev. Sherin Varghese Oommen