Editor’s note. This is the result of the following appeal: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=10330
The Lord replied, “You should engage yourself in the service of the servants of Krsna and always chant the holy name of Krsna. If you do these two things, you will very soon attain shelter at Krsna’s lotus feet.” CC Madhya 16.70 - July 4, 2012
Dear Vaisnavas and Vaisnavis,
Please accept my humble and grateful obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
We express our appreciation for the sacrifices each of you has made to help Sarvabhavana Prabhu have a home in Armenia. Now he and his family can peacefully engage in devotional service and preaching there. We also thank those of you who contributed to getting him dentures because of the harm done to his teeth while in Soviet jails and labor camps. Although a donation for Sarvabhavanaâ€™s back treatment is not included in the financial report here, we would also like to thank that donor who allowed Sarvabhavana to function after the many years of pain and disability due to the beatings he endured while in prison.
On the next pages you will find a letter to all of you from Sarvabhavana, a picture of his family in the new house, pictures of the building on the property they hope to use for a temple and preaching project, copies of the legal documents for the house, and a full financial accounting. Our original plan was to have the Garuda Foundation be the legal owner of the house. However, after many weeks of research, consultation with lawyers, and considering of various options, we discovered that there was no reasonable way around the Armenian laws which prevent foreigners from own-ing land there. Therefore, the house is in Sarvabhavana Prabhuâ€™s name and he is drafting a will which provides that after his passing from this world, provided his children are grown, the house will be sold and the money given to the Garuda Foundation to be used to care for other devotees.
Malati Devi Dasi
Acutya Priya Dasa
Urmila Devi Dasi