But, onto today's letter, which is from IO-115, which is the project my girl Sagitaria attends. She's such a sweet girl and I am so happy to read about the things that she receives at her project.
Shalom! Greetings in Christ!
My name is Amazon Harahap and I am the Project Director of the Child Development Center Theresia. We are located in North Sumatera, Indonesia, where your sponsored child attends. Thank you for sponsoring Sagitaria.
Actual Photo of IO-115
We are thankful for the support given to our children through sponsorship since it is a blessing for the children and their families.
All the children at the center attends the activities for 6-8 hours a week. The children from age group 6-8 get school lesson so that they can get good grades at school. The other children get spiritual guidance so that they can know about the Lord Jesus well and they will have Christ-like characters. We also give the children other programs like saving money, cooking, baking, embroidery, and trading.
Recently, we have given a seminar about Child's Protection for the parents and some church leaders. We have taught the children about how to wash hands using soap and how to brush teeth in the correct way. With this program, we hope that the children can learn more about the importance of their health and hygiene and take proper actions to protect themselves from various illnesses.
We are planning to add more activity for the children like automotive skills class, making liquid soap, beauty class, and keyboard lessons. Other than those, we will have seminars about safety on roads.
We are thankful because through Compassion's ministry, the children are growing and developing better. They are more encouraged to study and develop their talents. They have learned about setting their best priorities.
We want to share with you about a girl in the center. She has good grades at her school. Since 3 years ago, she is always the 1st rank in her class with an average mark of 88.8. She is always active in joining competitions at our center. She is the 1st winner of Kindergarten Chess competition, the 1st winner of making creative art competition, and the 3rd winner of little preacher competition at our center. We believe that the sponsor's support, she will show more achievement in the future and will become a leader who will change this town.
We are doing the ministry at the center because our dream is to see the children become people who love God, have good character, reach good achievements in their lives, and become blessings among their family and society. In our society's opinion, the activity at the center is a positive one. Thus, many of them want their children to join the activities at the center. We really hope that the impact of our ministry can be enjoyed by our society and many more children can receive benefit through this program.
Children feel very happy when they receive letters from their sponsors. It is gratifying to see them so excited, smiling, and telling their friends about their sponsors. The news about sponsors is so important for the children so we encourage them to continue to write the children. They feel very happy to know they have a sponsor somewhere in the world that cares for them.
Please pray for our children, their families, and the community; that we grow in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding so that we can release children from poverty in Jesus' name.
Thank you again for sponsoring Sagitaria.
Greetings and prayers,