Well, it's official. The new Orphan School expansion is finished. The ribbon is cut, the opening ceremony has ended, and all of our hard work has paid off. Less than 11 months since the start of this campaign, new computers are in the computer lab and students are studying in their new classrooms. For all
The big news this week was our Annual School Christmas Program that played to a packed house on Friday night. After weeks of rehearsals and epic decorating by the kids, well over 1000 parents, neighbors and supporters turned up to watch kindergarten through 10th grade kids dance and act their little Christmas hearts out.
It's all coming together this week. So much work, so many projects, for which finally we are able to see the end in sight. The first big job that we have got out of the way is our central garden; seen by all who enter onto the mission compound our central garden is home to
To say it has been a mega week would be a gross understatement. It all kicked off with the arrival of our Heart Plunges team from Door of Hope Christian Church in Launceston, Tasmania. The team have traveled out to spend the next 2 weeks in India, putting themselves into a culture and situation that
Independence Day in India is a national holiday observed annually on 15th August and commemorates our nations independence from the British Empire which happened on 15th August 1947 just a year before our orphanage was born. Everyone in India celebrates Independence Day in a different way, in our school we held a special assembly to
It's been a week of exciting progress; our audit is finally completed and we are looking forward to being able to share the results with our Annual Report in a few weeks. Our auditors were very happy with our progress (and book keeping) and were very encouraging to us. We also had a visit on
Why do we do the things we do? The lives we live, the actions we take. What’s it all for? Are we all simply stars at the center of our own self-centered universes? Or is there something more going on, a deeper connected truth that none of us (least of all me) can fully explain?
As our report from our friends at Engineering Ministries International (EMI) is being completed we have had one more visit from two of the engineers. Andy and Seth arrived on Monday for a 2 day visit during which time they assessed our Primary School Extension, mapped out a few additional buildings, conducted water sediment tests
It's been an historic and incredibly productive week this week as we have opened our doors to a team of 13 design professionals from Engineering Ministries International; the team has come as part of a long planned visit to help us to prepare for the future development of the mission. It has been a pure
The team from EMI (Engineering Ministries International) have now booked their tickets (flight, rail and taxi) and we now know that they will be here with us next from Monday 8th September to Monday 15th September. The team consists of 5 Architects, 1 structural engineer, 4 civil engineers, 3 surveyors and an arborist (tree surgeon)