- The timing isn't easy (we'd have to leave pretty early).
- There isn't a shoulder on the main road (highway) on which to ride a bike.
- Which means we'd have to ride about 5 miles to go the safe route.
They want to build their own primary school. They know and appreciate the value of a good education, and they know that education is the hope for the future.
For $10,000 they can build an additional classroom. And that's got me thinking.
Here are some of my ideas:
- I've got a few (hundred) CD's left. If anyone buys a CD (or more than one), the profits will go to the Child Development Center. Or, I could give friends a box of CD's and let them sell them.
- There's a part of me that wants to make a new CD, with all of the songs focusing on N'gerenya and the hope of new creation there. I'd write another small devotional book to accompany it, with stories from the people that went on the trip. However, this means that I'd need about $2,000 for the project, and then how in the world could we get the word out and would people actually buy it?
- Small fundraising concerts, where I come and sing and take up a love offering going to the people of N'gerenya.
These kids want to go to school. They love school. They love to learn. Families willingly make sacrifices to pay for their kids to go. It is a travesty that kids are being turned away from schools, unable to learn.
We can make a difference for tomorrow's leaders today.
What do you think?