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YOU can have a lasting impact on an orphan’s life!

Help to break the cycle of poverty for orphans in India & Kenya by giving them the opportunity to get an education

  • Project Goal: $87,435 28.6% 28.6%

Binduh & Ambika’s Story:

Bindhu and Ambika, girls with a soft smiles and bright eyes, began their life in rural India with three older sisters, their mother, and their father. Tragically, Bindhu and Ambika’s father died when they were only two and four years old.  

Their mother, an uneducated worker, could not take care of all six girls. She took the eldest two daughters to work on a farm and sent Bindhu and Ambika to live with their aunt, where they were beaten and

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often went to bed hungry. 

By God’s grace, a pastor who was ministering in the area heard of the girls’ mistreatment and took them to Comeback Children’s Home. Bindhu and Ambika were very happy for their new home. Bindhu and Ambika are now in a safe environment, eating well, and learning that Jesus loves them.

Bindhu and Ambika’s lives were negatively affected by the lack of education. 

As a friend of The Boaz Project, you have heard how children’s lives have been affected by AIDS/HIV and poverty. The lack of education negatively affects an overwhelming number of children.

As the year comes to an end, we are working toward the goal of providing an education for each child in our Indian and Kenyan homes. I am writing to ask you to join me in this large but important task because by providing a child with an education, we are making a positive impact on their futures.

Bindhu and Ambika are now receiving an education that will change their future for the better and help them achieve their dreams. Not only are they changing their futures, but they’re also beating the statistics. It is said that, “In rural areas throughout India, 17.3% of girls do not attend school.”*

The average cost of educating an Indian or Kenyan child for one year is $525. The fees and uniform total $78 per child, but it can change his or her life.

Bindhu and Ambika know the powerful effects of the lack of education. They work hard to make sure that it doesn’t affect their futures. They are bright girls with bright futures. Bindhu dreams of being a teacher and Ambika wants to be a lawyer.

Will you join me this year in impacting an orphan’s future and making their dreams come true with the gift of education?

See the progress towards our goal of sending 145 children to school above. 

So please demonstrate kindness to orphans once again by making a generous donation today. They’re ready—eager, even—to do the hard work. They just need your helping hand. You can help orphans reach their dreams of an education by going to: www.boazproject.org/education

Thank you for demonstrating your compassion in such a tangible way!

Keep James in school:

Haotinlen Touthang, also known as James, is a sweet Indian boy who knows no stranger, whether it be a person or animal. James is seven years old and as energetic as can be. 

James was brought to Agape home by his grandmother and aunt. Upon arriving  at Agape Children’s Home at the age of five, James’ language and education skills were far behind his peers. However, due to the love and care he received through the houseparents of Agape and his sweet, new brothers and sisters James quickly developed. Not only did he increase his speaking of Kannada, but he also learned English and

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became an excellent communicator.

James loves to communicate. He is known as the family talker.  When James comes home from school, you will hear ALL about his day…in his sweet little voice. James has many interests: he loves calling to the birds. He hopes that the birds will carry him to heaven “to meet Jesus.” James loves to sing, dance, and play soccer; though he is small, he is mighty. 

In addition to communication, James has a hunger for knowledge and loves to solve riddles and ask great questions. As I sat with James, he began to ask questions. He wanted to know things such as: what’s the tallest building in the world? What’s the tallest building in America? What kind of land does America have (Is it flat? Are there palm trees? Do you have mountains?)? James is inquisitive and eats up any and all information he receives. When he is not asking questions, he tells riddles for others to solve. When asked about where he learns these riddles, James replied, “science class.”

Science class is where James learns riddles, but math class is where James loves to be. Math is his favorite, favorite subject. Math class deserves a double favorite, because as James would tell you, all classes are actually his favorite. What can we say? The boy loves school.

This is why we partner with people like you to help our houseparents provide an education for the kids in their care. When you contribute to a child’s education, you are communicating to kids like James that they are worthy and loved. You are also giving them the opportunity to reach their potential and break the cycle of poverty that once entrapped them.

Together, we hope to  provide tuition, school fees and uniforms for 145 school-aged children in India and Kenya (Russia provides an education for their children). Tuition averages $525 year for each child and the fees and uniform total $78 per child.

Today, in honor of Giving Tuesday, we are hoping to have 100 generous donors give $20! These gifts will help send 145 children in India and Kenya to school. 

Thank you for helping to break the cycle of poverty for these capable children by giving them the opportunity to get an education and make their dreams come true

Believing in miracles,

April Jurgensen
Founder/Executive Director
The Boaz Project, Inc.

P.S.—We’re praying that we’ll be able to provide educations for all 145 of our children in India and Kenya this year. Check back here to watch our progress toward that goal.

Hear from a house parent:

So often, I’m wishing I could take you on a whirlwind trip around the world, introducing you to each of the homes you support through your giving to The Boaz Project. I’d let you meet the precious children we serve together so you could see their bright potential and hear their touching stories.

I’d also give you the opportunity to rub elbows with our amazing partners who raise them. You’d be blown away by their sacrificial devotion to the Lord and His children.

In the absence of this around-the-world tour, I decided I’d let you hear from one of those house parents, Pastor Christopher, about how valuable your assistance is to his endeavor to raise orphans to know Christ. He wrote:

 Dear Boaz Donors,

We are very thankful to the Boaz team and all the donors for their time, interest, love and care toward our children’s home. We are grateful that you joined hands with ours to bring the orphan and street children to a safe home where they can get Christ’s love and care. 

Before you helped us, many times we were depressed and considered closing the home.  No friends, relatives or siblings were there to listen to our pains.  But now…

your monthly assistance allows us to provide for the children’s needs, like food, shelter, clothes, and education. Also, we have the opportunity to share all our struggles and pains when you hold the house parent training or even over email. Your love and concern support us in every hardship.

The burden to cover our children’s educational needs has been great. Not even 3% of the costs can be raised from the people in our town, as many are poor and none are Christians. Without your help, we often cannot provide a proper uniform and shoes, and we aren’t able to get them books at the right time. Then the children are punished. Sometimes they are sent home from school for not paying fees, and we were ashamed in front of other parents.

We will be very happy and thankful if you could help us with education fees again.

 

 

 

 

 

With hopeful prayers,
Pastor Christopher

I share Pastor Christopher’s heartfelt plea with you because I believe that—while he’s willing to bring these orphaned children into his home, help them with their homework, teach them about the love of Christ, tuck them into bed, and wipe their runny noses—the least we can do is help meet his financial needs!

I’m hoping you’ll agree.

Our house parents love the children in their care as their own and want to do more than just feed and clothe them. They want to see them reach their full potential. They want to see them become doctors and nurses, pilots, missionaries and pastors, IT specialists, and engineers. They want them to pursue the gifts and callings God’s given them. They want to make their dreams come true!

As 2019 draws to a close, I’d like to ask that you’d consider making a special one-time gift to help provide Pastor Christopher and other house parents in his same situation provide a quality education for the children in their care.

Next year, we will need to be able to provide tuition, school fees and uniforms for 145 school-aged children in India and Kenya (Russia provides an education for their children). Tuition averages $525 year for each child and the fees and uniform total $78 per child.

Would you be willing to contribute to these costs and relieve the burden on our house parents? If so, you can return the enclosed response card with your donation or give online at boazproject.org/education

Thank you for helping to break the cycle of poverty for these capable children by giving them the opportunity to get an education and make their dreams come true. Thank you, too, for joining hands with our caregivers and removing this burden from them.

Believing in miracles,

April Jurgensen
Founder/Executive Director
The Boaz Project, Inc.

P.S.—We’re praying that we’ll be able to provide educations for all 145 of our children in India and Kenya this year. Check back here to watch our progress toward that goal.