Our purpose at this spectacular piece of Earth was an orientation for a India Missions trip in October. YES, we are going again, I for the second time since 2006 and for Wally this will be his third time.
We are involved with an organization called CHILD OF MINE which provides care and support for two children's homes in the Himachal Pradesh region of North India.
CHILD OF MINE's mandate is to provide ongoing holistic care for these two homes - food, clothing, education, property upkeep, and staff salaries are just some of the ways we are helping on an ongoing basis.
Shanti Niketan ( house of peace) is located on a site that was once a leper colony, and many of the buildings are old and in disrepair. It is home for about 100 children plus staff. This year the construction team will be involved in the following work projects:
- improving the water system
- finish chapel renovations
- improve the girls dormitory roof
- finish laying paving stones in front of the chapel
- various painting projects
We are not seeking any financial support for our trip but will put out there that the projects for this fall will cost about $40,000 and so if anyone is interested in donating to this cause we will be happy to send more info on how to make a donation. More info regarding this organization can be found at: www.childofmine.ca
So, back to the topic of adventures. We are passionate about CHILD OF MINE and are so excited to be embarking on another India missions trip or should I say, ADVENTURE.
|View from the top of the zip line|
|An adventure together|
|ROCKRIDGE CANYON Conference and Retreat Center|
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