News 2009

Dear Sponsors,

Dec 2009

Greetings! We hope and pray that you are all well. We take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Joyful New Year. May the Child Jesus bless you and yours with Love and Peace. We send loving wishes from your sponsored individuals and their families. Your generous support means a lot to them. Without your help we will not be able to reach out to many needy that deserve support. We are profoundly grateful to you for sharing your blessings with our needy. We are thinking of you and praying for you. We are delighted to send you the Christmas letter from your sponsored individual. We know that you love to receive it.

Our travels and mission appeals went well for the past six months. We arrived safely at Hyderabad, India on December 5th. We want to share with you that our works are going well. We are building an office at Hyderabad. The work is in progress and hope to complete it in six months. We want to thank all the sponsors who have contributed to the GIFT FUND and made it possible for all our sponsored individuals to receive Christmas gifts. We are truly thankful to you. If you have not sent your donation for the gift fund, you are welcome to do so even now. You may add this to your sponsorship check and note it on the memo line. For more details about gift fund, please visit our website.

Thanks a million to all our sponsors who were kind to donate for our flood relief efforts. We appreciate it very much. FCN was able to provide emergency food packets to over 200 families and will be doing more during this month.

We are glad to share with you that FCN is sponsoring more than 2000 individuals. We are very much in need of sponsors as the need is growing each day. Please be an ambassador for FCN and share about our work with your family and friends. We are also looking for an opportunity to share about our ministry at different parishes. If you know your pastor personally, please let us know through email so that we can contact. You could be instrumental in helping us to visit your parish and spread the message of FCN.

David Pratt and Louise Saucier are friends of us from Jefferson City, MO who volunteer their time and talent and have been helping us with our computer program. They have developed email/letter reminders. If you have an email ID, please help us by sending it as it will save time, treasure and environment.

You will get a past due reminder if the sponsorship donation is late by 45 days. Please send your donation promptly so that we can reach out to your sponsored individuals.

We will be having our FCN Day on May 28, 2010 at Arlington Heights, IL. It is an appreciation and fellowship dinner for FCN sponsors, donors and well wishers who are in and around Chicago. We will be honored to have you join us. Kindly mark your calendar. We invite you to donate any items for our silent auction. You are also welcome to donate time share. The funds raised will be used to build a hostel for girls at one of our projects. Please use the enclosed form to ship them to Joe and Christy Burkard who are the organizers of the silent auction.

Thank you once again and wish you a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

With Love, Prayers and Much Gratitude,

Tom Chitta and Dr. Geetha Yeruva

Dear Friends, Oct, 2009

oct 2009

Greetings and Best wishes to you. We hope and pray that you had a great summer.

We are doing fine and had good summer. Our work is going well. We will be returning to India on December 3.

Thanks a lot for your love, kindness and support. We are ever grateful to you.

We share with sadness the severe floods in our State of Andhra Pradesh, India on October 2, 3 and 4. Due to heavy rains, the rivers overflowed flooding the towns and villages. Many villages were left marooned.

Kurnool, Mahabubnagar, Krishna, Kadapa and Guntur districts are the worst affected areas in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Overall, at least 1,800,000 people in nearly 400 villages and towns have been affected by the floods. Many villages are in bad shape due to the flood waters. The Andhra Pradesh government points out that it is the first time in history that the scale of floods has been so massive. Many villages are damaged in the Kadapa area, too. The Indian Government has declared it as a national disaster. Government, non-profit organizations and churches are all involved in flood relief work.

Please pray for all those who are suffering due to this natural calamity.

Foundation for Children in Need invites you to support our efforts to reach out to the families affected by the floods in a small way. We would like to provide flood relief kits containing 20 pounds of rice, five pounds of lentils, two liters of cooking oil, a blanket, a mosquito net, a towel and five soaps etc. It will cost us about $ 20 for each kit. If possible, please help us by sending your donation in a check made to FCN. Please note “flood relief” on the memo line. If you are sending your sponsorship donation, simply add the amount to the same check and notify us. Please mail your donations to: FCN, PO Box: 1247, Arlington Heights, IL 60006-1247.

We have just started a blog and invite you to visit it when possible. Kindly pass on this information to your family and friends.

Thanking you once again for your love and continued support and looking forward to hearing from you.

Tom Chitta and Dr. Geetha Yeruva

Dear Sponsors,

May 5, 2009

Greetings and Best wishes to you from FCN projects in India . It is such a joy for us to contact you after several months . We take this opportunity to wish you greetings of Easter Season. May the Risen Lord bless you and your dear ones. All of us have been thinking of you and praying for you.

We were so glad to receive Jo Anne Mullen-Muhr, Chairperson OF FCN and her daughter Anna early January and show them our projects and our sponsored students. We are happy to include a letter from Jo Anne at the back of this letter. Please share it with your family and friends. Please visit our website for more information and photos of Jo Anne’s visit to India at

We have been in India since September 2008. We are glad to share with you that we have accomplished a lot during these months. We are very happy to share with you that all our works are going well. The sponsorship help we provide has a tremendous impact on the lives of those we serve and their families. We are glad to send you the letter and the recent photo of your sponsored individual.

FCN sponsorship program is so meticulously planned and organized. Sponsored individuals are explained about the importance of the healthy relationship through the letters. The students are encouraged to study well and build a good career. We are ever grateful to our sponsors for their generous and continuous support, which enables us to reach out to the needy. All of you are welcome to write to your sponsored individuals at the above address. Please mention the name of the sponsored individual and their ID. You will find all the details about the sponsorship program in our FCN website, Please take a moment to visit it.

This summer has been very severe in India . It has reached more than 45 degree Celsius. There is scarcity for drinking water in few villages. Elderly are dying due to heat wave. Please keep us in your prayers.

We will be returning to Chicago at end of May. Hope we will visit some of you. Please free to contact us via or

Once again we are most grateful to you for all that you have been to us and for our ministry. May God bless you each moment of every day with His Peace.

Thanking you.

With Love and Prayers,

Tom Chitta & Dr. Geetha Yeruva

Christmas Gifts - December 2008

We are very grateful to all the sponsors who were kind to send a donation to the GIFT FUND.Please click here to see our GIFT POLICY.