As I write this a chill is in the air and we have turned the heat on. Gone are the days where the sun never seemed to set. Yes, it is officially Fall which can only mean one thing- our Christmas trips to deliver the Boxes of Hope are right around the corner. In fact, the first of our teams will be leaving in just about a month. This year over 40 people will be journeying to Romania to participate in our ministry. Please keep the trips and the participants in your prayers.
House of Hope: Serena Dalton along with Peter Coggan and Russell Dalton just completed touring for the benefit of House of Hope. Fourteen days through eleven states is quite the journey but they basically hit it “out of the park”. Their concerts were well received and they raised close to $15,000 and we had 15 new sponsors come on board. Praise God! Please continue to keep the children at House of Hope in prayer. Your support is making a difference!
Santandrei: This project has already taken off. Less than three months and we already have ten engaged sponsors. Thank You! Danny is working hard to make a difference in both of the villages. Part of your sponsorship money went to buying school supplies. The children were excited to have the opportunity to go to school and to have supplies that otherwise would have been a hardship to purchase. One of the children, Robert, helped Danny get the schools lists together and distribute the supplies. Already he is becoming a leader in his community. This is how sponsorship works and makes a difference.
Ciumeghiu: The afterschool program is in full swing after transitioning from a summer/sports theme. They are currently averaging over 50 children per session and we are working with David on getting the new children available for sponsorship. Lessons are being taught and they are meeting currently on Mondays, Fridays and now even Sunday after church. They have also started a Soccer Academy to more fully engage the older children. This developed from the success of the sports program held this summer. The program is growing so rapidly that they had to purchase some new chairs and materials. Pray for the continued success of this program.
We are continuing to grow! After hitting a milestone back in August we now have over 215 children in our sponsorship program representing over 180 sponsors in 3 different projects. This is amazing and God is at work in each of those projects. We look forward to bringing the community of Tetchea online next year. Keep following us on Facebook and check out our webpage. They are both great ways to keep up with our overall ministry. Have a great Thanksgiving. I am thankful for each of you and your hearts for the children.
Director of Operations/Sponsorship Engagement