“We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter in and do the rest.” – Romero
This past fall the city of Kelowna opened a challenge to students from schools across the city to develop and write an implementation plan for a development project of their choice- any type in any region of the world. One plan would be selected for a $5,000 grant to help see it to completion.
Each year Kelowna Christian School sends a team of grade 11 and 12 students to one of the children’s homes in Northern India. They learned shortly before going that the Home had a water crisis and after the team returned, they felt compelled to enter the challenge to create a sustainable development project for the $5,000 grant. The team of students worked closely with the staff at Child of Mine, the Home in India and community members both in Canada and India before presenting to a panel of judges made of business people from around Kelowna. Their efforts were outstanding and although they were not awarded the city grant, 3 generous sponsors saw their passion and the clear need that their project would fulfill at the Home and donated $10,000 to see it come to life!
The new well was dug this spring and has already been a tremendous blessing! The Children’s Home is set in the foothills of the Himalayas and experiences heavy monsoon season through drought each year. Although they did have water cisterns to collect rain water during monsoon, they still always struggled to have enough water through the dry season. Water would have to be rationed for drinking, washing and fighting forest fires. In addition, the construction of a new boys dorm was started and construction requires water to mix all the concrete on site.
Praise the Lord for the way that He provides! He worked through the lives of a group of high school students and generous donors to answer the faithful prayers of the His people in India. We are called to follow his promptings and invite others to participate in His great plan for their life. Thank you to all who faithfully stepped into this project together.
A note from the director of this children’s home:
We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to KCS students, Principal and teachers who have been a great help for the Home. We especially want to say a very special thanks to them who worked very hard and donors who have funded for the installation of Bore well!
We have good water from the new BORE WELL! We do not need to depend much on our neighbour’s water source this summer because of the new well! Oh, what a great help! Although we still need to take around 5000 liters a day from our neighbour these days as we don’t get enough water from our original water source during summer, we do hope that we will be able to store from the new well before summer comes every year.
KCS and DONORS, what a blessing you have brought to the Home! How did you get the idea that you wanted to help get water! We could only say this is the marvellous work of God in you who knows exactly our need! Our words are inadequate to express how grateful we are to you all!
When you first asked us about the Bore well project , we were a little hesitate because the cost would be quite high and most of you are students, busy with your studies and stuff like that…but here we are with the new Bore Well with good water! We could not cease to thank and praise God because of you all! Our God is a God of impossible and a God of miracle! He can use any body to perform His miracle! Praise and glory to His name!