“The Orphanage is now completed.” Pierre’s brief message received this week means that our kids now have a roof over their heads and a place to call home. New bunk beds with mattresses will arrive this week and the children can begin to settle into their new home. Praise God for what He is doing through willing and generous hearts.
Phase Two has already begun with the digging of the foundation for the wall around the Orphanage and Training Farm Compound. Our goal is to complete all construction projects before the heavy rains begin in July. In addition to the wall we will be building a poultry house, goat barn and catfish tank. A section of land has been set aside for raising crops during this year’s rainy season. When the rains stop and the long dry season begins in November this land will become a drip irrigation farm. A well has been drilled on the compound property and will provide water for the orphanage and the farm.
Plans are also in the works for a school on or near the compound that will provide an education for our kids and other children in the immediate area. More information will follow.
We presently have sponsors for 5 of our 41 children. $100 per month provides full
sponsorship and $50 half sponsorship of a child. Gifts of any amount are appreciated. Presently all funds, received for sponsorship, are being used to provide basic food needs. As sponsorships increase we will be able to do so much more. If you would like to see individual pictures of our children click here. If you would like to sponsor one or more children drop us an email at: email@example.com by regular mail to: Hope Springs International, 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN 37075. You may also donate online at: Hope Springs International.
There is another very important way you can help. Help us get of the word about Hope Springs International and the work we are doing. Your influence is a tremendous asset. Share you excitement about the lives that are being changed with you friends and family. Send them a link to our Facebook Site or our Hope Springs Blog. Encourage them to learn more and join us in our partnership to save lives, and make lasting change today and for eternity.
The following pictures are of children being given the soccer balls donated by “The Goal Is Peace” and organization started by now 18 year old Mitch Arnold. Mitch has played soccer since he was 6. He is an avid follower of professional soccer in all parts of the world. Mitch has donated more than $27,000 worth of equipment to schools and orphanages all over the world.