Friday, 1 July 2016

The Hope of Education

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12)

The waiting, the hoping, the wishing – the longing a child feels who can’t attend school is palpable, powerful, and intense. What seems like a basic right is unattainable for thousands of children across the nation. 

Deepak was one such child. 

Born into a tribal family, Deepak’s mother ran away from her abusive husband when he was only two years old and, at the age of four, he lost his father. His grandparents fostered him for some time. Miserable and lonely, Deepak could barely put one foot in front of the other from day to day. Then, most unexpectedly, hope found its way to Deepak in the form of one of our pastor who brought him to one of our several Children Home in India. His studies and all his needs were taken care of by us. Today, he has finished his schooling and is pursuing college-level studies. 

This great accomplishment would not have been possible without the faithful support he received, year after year, to continue his schooling and studies. Thanks to the commitment of our partners who give hope and economic freedom through education to these children. 

The new school year in most of South Asia will begin in the month of July. Every child will need a new set of uniform, shoes, books, pencils and other school supplies to start the new school year. On behalf of these children we wish to share this opportunity for you to consider providing one or more ‘back to school pack’. For US $25 you can fund a basic “back to school” pack for a child, releasing them from financial constraints that would otherwise prohibit school attendance. 

Each basic “back to school bag” includes a set of books, a new uniform, and basic school supplies. As the school year begins in July, we humbly ask you considering personifying hope – just like one of our missionaries and few faithful donors did for Deepak. 

We thank you for your continued support! Please pray and support in making a difference in the life of one child.