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.
These are pictures of the persecuted Christians we are helping in India. First is the school children and the second are the teenagers that will be taking the national high school test. We are sending money to them for the tests and school supplies.
A member of our advisory counsel, Chris Howell, is now in India at a leper colony. She contacts us each week. I was at the humanitarian center last week and saw some leper bandages there. I asked what they were doing with them. Nothing. They were sending them to local hospitals as normal bandages. I asked if I could have them. They gave me all they had and promised to save them for me. We will be sending leper bandages to India soon.