Bridge to Nepal Blog

Monday, April 26, 2010

Updates from the Tikapur Church

Love Gifts from Samaritan's Purse

We have given love gifts to 205 students in Mukta Kamaiya School, Gyanodaya School, in Kailali. These gifts were given to us by Samaritan's Purse, through our dear friend Jeet Bahadur, who is blind and a very strong Christian. I am blessed by his life. We invited parents, and shared about God's love. It was a really nice time and the children were very happy to receive these gifts. Most of them had never received anything like this before. We thank God for Samaritan's Purse.

Hand Pumps for Flood Effected Community
We have given six hand pumps to those in flood affected areas. They were having a hard time getting water, and many of them were walking very far to find water which was not even safe for them to be drinking. Many got sick from drinking unclean water from rivers and streams. When they asked us why we were helping them, we told them because we wanted to show them how much God loves them. They were very happy and thankful for these hand pumps. We thank God for giving us this opportunity to serve and build a good relationship with this local community.

Door & Windows for SchoolRecently we gave one door and three windows for the Karnaleshower Primary School in the flood effected area of Kailali. Because of the terrible floods in 2009, many people lost their homes, animals, crops and everything and are now living on government land near Tikapur. There are more than four hundred families living together and two hundred children, who were not able to attend school. We shared this need in our church, and by the grace of God, we were able to start a small school by providing bamboo, tents, four black boards, plastic for temporary toilets and some school supplies. After two months, the tents were damaged . We encouraged the local community to build a new, temporary building. It’s amazing! We were able to a build a new school with three rooms! The church has given one door and three windows but without a roof, construction has been halted. We are praying for the roof.