We've finally received word about our grant proposal submitted in August! I received a phone call yesterday morning informing us that we were granted $5,612 from the Kingdom Investment Foundation of Tucson. We should receive the check sometime in December. Once deposited the funds will be sent to Pastor George ASAP! This amount represents about 1 and 1/2 years worth of garage sale income!! Thank you Lord, and thank you KIF! (No, that's really a prayer!)
Of the fifteen grants submitted to KIF only five were awarded. One grant was awarded for an orphanage in India, another to support a home for crippled children, again in India. A third went to a feeding program for children living in a Kenya slum. The fourth grant was awarded to Young Life Capernaum in Tucson, a high school outreach program for special needs kids and young adults. The last grant was the one we received for Bukasa. Ours was the second highest amount awarded.
These funds will be put toward the purchase of property for the kitchen build out. Future funds (another $8388 we hope to raise with your help) will be used for acquiring materials, paying for labor, and building two additional classrooms. Pastor George's goal is to complete the project by February- the opening of a new school year.
If you are prompted to participate in helping Pastor George reach his goal you can donate via PayPal/credit card below or donate toward our Indiegogo Campaign for Bukasa. We have less than 25 days remaining for this Campaign. If you haven't had a chance yet to see our campaign or read about the details, click the link below.
We welcome any comments or questions about Bukasa Village, the school, Pastor George, etc. Don't be shy, we'd love to hear from you. Thanks again for your continued support.
Bob and Blythe