This trip to India met us with searing heat. It’s more than 104F (40C) outside – no joke! After spending half an hour under the sun, everything starts to float before our eyes. With heart pounding and heavy breathing, we went to an Indian doctor. He then prescribed us to drink plenty of water and “walk under an umbrella.”
For local Indians it’s not easy either. Everyone switches into the “power saving mode”. People are moving slowly, like an overheated computer. I looked at the poor people living in the slums, they were laying down on the streets, trying to cover their heads from the sun with their hands.The shade under the tree feels just as hot as direct sunlight and doesn’t help much.
We escaped from the stifling embrace of Delhi and went to the foothills of the Himalayas where one of our children’s projects is located. It’s a little better here. We can feel refreshing presence of ancient snow-covered mountain peaks. But still every day for a few hours the electricity is cut off and the fans stop working. The sticky hot air again envelops us with a nasty blanket that makes it impossible to sleep at night.
We are so excited that the construction of this children’s home is complete. But still there are minor internal things that need to be done and there is not enough money for that. At this time we decided to put tiles and paint the walls. It will require additional $3,000.
When I think about you, our dear friends, my heart is filled with gratitude. We appreciate your help for our ministry so much! Thank you for being a part of our team! It’s so exciting to change lives together with you. We were able to start this project, build a house, and save these 20 girls from forced prostitution. Together we have been able to make a difference in their lives! We pray for you and we know that God will reward you for your kindness!
We Need: $3,000 / We Have: $1,800