TAIMER MISSION (Madhya Pradesh)

In 1997, a severe earthquake rocked Jabalpur and its surrounding areas. It caused widespread destruction. The parish members responded to the needs of the society and adopted the village of Temar. On request of the district administration and villagers, the members contributed and rebuilt 58 houses for the villagers. It also started village development efforts, evangelism, tailoring school, medical camps and other aid projects for the villagers. Seeing the earnestness of the parish members, the villagers requested the parish to start a school in the village. Land for the same was made available by the Government. Thus a Hindi medium school was started in the year 1998. Today the school has grown to become the Marthoma Gram Jyoti High School with 350 students studying from Nursery to Class X. In 2002, a nearby plot of 11.25 acres was purchased. In 2014, an English medium school named St. Thomas Marthoma Public School was started. The school has grown well and now 60 students study there from Nursery to Class II. From time to time the parish members have contributed their best of their efforts and income to the schools because of which now our schools are the best in the locality. Our students and teachers organized different cultural events and displayed their talents on all occasions and festivals in the school. They also won prizes in the Gram Jyoti Olympiad. Evangelist P.V. Varghese of the MTEA stays in this village in the quarters in the school compound. He visits houses regularly and offers prayer and advice to the families to encourage the children to be in school. This year efforts are being made to construct more classrooms after obtaining the required clearances. Rev. Thomas John serves as the missionary