Congrats to Canadian Cubesat Design Challenge winners

University of Manitoba team, of which Sanjay Alex Abraham was a part, won the national championship in June 2018.

He is representing University of Manitoba at the Montreal Space Symposium on October 18 and 19th. Best wishes from Chathothvallamkulamfamily.

https://www.montrealspace.ca/ Link to Montreal Space Symposium

Canadian Cubesat Design Challenge

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How Kylian Mbappé Stays Grounded | TIME

19 year-old Kylian Mbappé shot to fame after his stellar performance on the soccer field helped France take home the 2018 World Cup
— Read on time.com/collection-post/5420315/kylian-mbappe-interview/

Centenarian Barber

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Occasionally you will find stories posted here, meant to inspire and ponder

Here is the story of a barber, 107 years old, who has been in the same profession for 96 years! I just completed 33 years of professional life, and really feel thankful to God for the length and quality of it. Working for 96 years? The millennials want to retire at 30 or 40! Come on, what’s the story here?

I am not inspired by the age when he started, 11, I feel terribly sorry for him for his lost childhood! I am not sure if I should be inspired or I should feel really sorry for him for working hard at this age of 107 years.

I am surely inspired by his attitude to work normal shifts of 8 hours just like any other guy! Since he never had any other education, barbering is the only thing he knows to do, which is kind of sad.

Thanksgiving Day 2018

“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.”

‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:16-18‬ ‭MSG‬‬

http://bible.com/97/1th.5.16-18.msg

“in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

‭‭I Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

http://bible.com/114/1th.5.18.nkjv

IN EVERYTHING give thanks! Even in things that appear to be good or bad, for, in the end, there is no bad thing! All things work together for good.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

http://bible.com/114/rom.8.28.nkjv

Some good things I am thankful for today:

  • For the family including Chathothvallamkulamfamily
  • For 33 years of professional life so far in three continents
  • For the mind to receive a purpose greater than myself at this stage (waiting for it).

Thanks for ‘bad’ things:

  • The Kerala Floods 2018 – we don’t know God’s purpose yet, but all things work together or good.

How People From Kerala Brought a 9-Km-Long Dead River Varattar to Life

The rejuvenation of varattar in 2017 was very timely and a godsend for Vallamkulam; otherwise the flood would’ve been very bad. The article is good, and I just contacted the author too.

With the help of the locals and people from different political affiliations, the dead river found its forgotten path once again.
— Read on www.thebetterindia.com/108293/people-kerala-9-km-long-dead-river-varattar-restoration/

Call to action – Flood

Can I propose a fund in the name of Chathothvallamkulamfamily and dispersed through Kaviyoor Sleeba Church towards flood relief and renewal activities in and around Vallamkulam?

I’m sure everyone would have participated in some volunteering or done some donations already. But it is a good gesture to support the ancestral village in a collective way. The biblical parallel would be Apostle Paul’s outreach and fundraising among gentiles for the poor in Jerusalem.

“Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also: On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come. And when I come, whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem. But if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me.”

‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭16:1-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

http://bible.com/114/1co.16.1-4.nkjv

“Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia: that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality. For I bear witness that according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability, they were freely willing, imploring us with much urgency that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. And not only as we had hoped, but they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then to us by the will of God. So we urged Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also complete this grace in you as well. But as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us— see that you abound in this grace also. I speak not by commandment, but I am testing the sincerity of your love by the diligence of others. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.”

‭‭II Corinthians‬ ‭8:1-9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

A good article on the subject is found in this link.

Why Paul Collected and Delivered an Offering for the Jerusalem Church?