Boys home complete!
Second matching challenge initiated, total of $20,300, to raise funds for the new girls home. (a small amount of these funds was used to carry out some minor construction needs and repairs to current buildings)
Matching Challenge initiated (a generous donor matched gifts up to $5,000) in order to purchase land and build a home for needy widows.
Additional land purchased
Smaller building complete (about 400 sq. ft. originally intended for a tailoring business though is currently used for storage and in conjunction with the widows home)
We plan to use the remaining $15,300 from July's matching challenge to build a home for the girls. The total cost for the home and necessary buildings (kitchen, chapel, dining hall, and storage) are estimated to be around $80,000 which means an additional $65,000 is needed. Ideally, we would like to purchase more adjoining land also which is around $20,000. Please pray about giving!
"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain."
A Home for the HOPE Girls
After staying in multiple rental houses with cramped quarters and no room to play, the boys moved to the land in Chinthayapalem! They occupied the widows home (at that time no widows had come yet) until their home was completed the following year.
Whether your're new to RHM or are familiar with our ministry, we thought it might be helpful to outline some of the changes to the HOPE Children's home in the past few years as well as a vision for where we feel the Lord leading in the future. We currently have a piece of land in Chinthayapalem where we have built a home for needy widows and a home for the HOPE boys. We would like to purchase adjoining land and build a home for the girls to move to, as well as a chapel, dining hall, kitchen, and storage building. Having everyone on the same property would be a great blessing for the HOPE family! (The HOPE school would not move, but would likely expand to utilize the ground floor which the girls currently occupy.)
Compound wall complete around property
Construction completed on the widows home