From the Field – July 2015
Kathryn E. Larsen Children’s Home (KEL) – Pallakollu, India
On behalf of our mission partner KEL we are excited about a recent opportunity we had to partner with Christian publishing company David C. Cook.
David C. Cook has developed a curriculum called Children-At-Risk for 8-12 year old children who are vulnerable or live in conditions that put their lives at risk. Children-at-Risk consists of three types of lessons: spiritual formation, character qualities, and life skills. Topics include: Jesus Loves Me, Forgiveness, God Cares When I’m Afraid, Truthfulness, Integrity, Anger Management, Hygiene, Staying Safe from Traffickers, and many more.
This week the Program Coordinator from David C. Cook travelled to Pallakollu to conduct trainings for Pastor Zakkariah’s staff and other pastors in his town. About 20 people attended the training. They provided each person with one month’s lesson and a copy of the Action Bible (a children’s illustrated Bible). They were very excited and want to start using the curriculum soon.
We are investigating how Global Hope can help support the use of this curriculum in the community. There are many more vulnerable children in Pallakollu, outside the walls of KEL, who need a safe place to come and hear about Jesus! We look forward to sharing more with you about this opportunity in the future.
Fundatia Caminul Sperantei – Arad, Romania
We’re excited and grateful to God that two of our high school graduates passed their baccalaureate exams this month! This enables them to enroll in a college or university for the fall. Another two of our high school graduates came very close, and will re-take the exam in the fall (and will still be able to enroll in a university or college when they pass). We praise God for allowing us to bring these students this far, and for providing them the opportunity to continue their education—an incredible blessing to them as they transition into adulthood. Thank you to those who have been praying for our students! Your continued prayers are coveted.
Spring Valley Academy – Nairobi, Kenya
Earlier this month at SVA Teacher Alice spearheaded a community clean-up day with the help of 8th grade students (most of them Girl Scouts). The students, together with Teacher Alice and three other staff members, went around the community picking up litter and burning it. The whole process took about an hour and the community looked sparkling clean when they were done. The exercise was to help teach the children about taking care of their surrounding environment and the dangers of pollution. Members of the community appreciated the effort the children made in cleaning up the neighborhood.
Hope For Orphans Rescue Center – Nairobi, Kenya
The hard work of HOREC’s acrobatics team paid off after the children were selected to entertain President Uhuru Kenyatta when he visited the sub-county of Mantugulu on May 27, 2015. The children also recited a poem for the president.
Asha Jyothi (Hope Girls’ and Boys’ Homes) – Hyderabad, India
Our mission partner Asha Jyothi recently organized a clothing drive and distribution day for one of the poorer communities in their city. About 500 people came, including several local leaders and politicians, to witness the children hand out gently used clothing to other youth and elderly people. What a blessing it is to see God use the local body of Christ to be a light in dark places!
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