Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Celebrate and Challenge!

In late September I mentioned that Pastor George has an opportunity to expand his school by purchasing adjacent buildings from a local landowner.  The owner is willing to sell his 4 properties for $20,000.  If the plots are purchased separately, each would cost $8000.  The savings of purchasing them all together is huge.
In August iheartBukasa submitted a grant proposal to Kingdom Investment Foundation of Tucson, Az, for $8500.  If these funds are granted Pastor George could either finish his current project, the upper level classroom/office/latrine, or apply the amount to the purchase of the property.
Celebrate with us!  Just today I heard from KIF that they have awarded us the full $8500!  The funds will be transferred to our Project Love International account sometime in late December, and we will then send them on to Pastor George.
The grant committee chairman called to fill me in on the details of the award process.  She told me that at the end of their meeting iheartBukasa was awarded $7000.  One of the women on the selection team was so touched by Pastor George's mission, the purpose of the school, and need described in the grant proposal that she offered to make up the difference between what was awarded and what was needed.  With her generosity the final result was that we received every dollar of the $8500 that we requested!  We are grateful to KIF, for their love for God, their hearts for missions, and their partnership with Pastor George.  And we are grateful for the Lord's bounty and favor on Ever Increasing Children's Center.
Now with our grant and recent garage sale earnings we have raised $9800 toward the purchase price of all 4 properties. Would you consider giving a gift to help us raise $10,200 to reach our $20,000 goal?  Any amount is appreciated and every dollar is significant.  All donations are tax deductible and you will receive end-of-year statements in time for tax season.  You will be partnering with God's work in a remote little village thousands of miles away.  You will be helping to provide more classrooms, more students will receive Biblical instruction, and you will be changing the lives of children and families.  Thank you for your prayerful consideration of this challenge.  Thanks in advance for your support.  God's blessings to you all.

If you would like to help us meet our $20,000 goal please send your check to:
Project Love International
5855 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Ste 400
Woodland Hills, CA 91367-4621
Note "property challenge" on the memo line

You can also donate using a secure credit card transaction by clicking the "donate" button below.

2 two-story buildings

2 single story buildings

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pastor George's New Rental

Just wanted to give you an update on Pastor George and the new house he and his family are renting. It is much newer and roomier than his old rental and is closer to the church. Margaret is especially happy with the move because the house not only looks beautiful but it also has a latrine and a kitchen inside!  Thank you again for your support which made their relocation possible.  Thanks too for your continued prayers.

Old rental (under tree).  Latrine (far left),
hen house, main house with outdoor kitchen.

New rental.  Inside latrine and kitchen.

If you would like to partner with us in the ongoing work of Bukasa School please donate to:

Project Love International
5855 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Ste 400
Woodland Hills, CA 91367-4621

Include “Bukasa” on the memo line.

You can also donate using a secure credit card transaction by clicking the "donate" button below.