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Koraput Education Project

About 5 minutes from my home, School District #91 is building a new elementary school. It is supposed to cost around $10 million and will be the most innovative and progressive school in the district. Yet, I doubt it will accomplish more than a bamboo Free Tuition school in Koraput India. Recently Pastor Singh announced that two of our students were able to pass the 10th grade exams because of the teacher’s efforts. Their names are Joseph Mahanandia and Gopana Mahanandia. With this exciting news came a dilemma. We were informed that it would cost $300 for the two of them to enroll in a college program and, by the way, they needed to enroll two days from the date of our e-mail. Because a couple of you have contributed ahead for the year, we had that much extra that we could send. If we sent that money, however, it would leave us short at the end of the year. I contacted Gordon Carter from Charity Anywhere. He brought me back to reality with one simple statement: “Proceed with faith. The Lord will make sure we have enough money when we need it.” That day he forwarded the money for our college-bound grads. The students were excited and all of the survivors rejoiced at their opportunity. Other students decided they would work hard to pass their 10th grade exams. Incidentally, my sister’s neighborhood decided rather than to give neighborhood gifts for Christmas, they all would contribute to our education fund. Some of the $300 has already been recovered. Thanks to each of you, a small school in Koraput is accomplishing what a $10 million school will do. Here are the pictures the pastor has sent.

About 5 minutes from my home, School District #91 is building a new elementary school. It is supposed to cost around $10 million and will be the most innovative and progressive school in the district. Yet, I doubt it will accomplish more than a bamboo Free Tuition school in Koraput India.Recently Pastor Singh announced that two of our students were able to pass the 10th grade exams because of the teacher’s efforts. Their names are Joseph Mahanandia and Gopana Mahanandia. With this exciting news came a dilemma. We were informed that it would cost $300 for the two of them to enroll in a college program and, by the way, they needed to enroll two days from the date of our e-mail. Because a couple of you have contributed ahead for the year, we had that much extra that we could send. If we sent that money, however, it would leave us short at the end of the year. I contacted Gordon Carter from Charity Anywhere. He brought me back to reality with one simple statement: “Proceed with faith. The Lord will make sure we have enough money when we need it.” That day he forwarded the money for our college-bound grads. The students were excited and all of the survivors rejoiced at their opportunity. Other students decided they would work hard to pass their 10th grade exams. Incidentally, my sister’s neighborhood decided rather than to give neighborhood gifts for Christmas, they all would contribute to our education fund. Some of the $300 has already been recovered. Thanks to each of you, a small school in Koraput is accomplishing what a $10 million school will do. Here are the pictures the pastor has sent.

Our two graduates and teacher on the step. Our Free Tuition school in the upper right.

Our grads with their teacher in front of the school. Congratulations to them!

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