Friday, December 18, 2009

Two years after India's anti-Christian riots, many obstacles remain

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    • Things have calmed, but believers still face challenges. That's proving true for Worldwide Christian Schools.  Scott Vanderkooy explains what's happening with their partner, New Life School and Orphanage. "The school currently operates in a rented space owned by a Hindu family, and the lease has just been shortened. The school has less than five months to complete their new school building." 
    • Vanderkooy points out that while the April 2010 eviction isn't legal, there's not much they can do. It's not likely they'll find a new place to rent. But, it's not ALL bad news. He says, "There is a new school that has been started, but $87,000 are needed yet to finish it on time."

      The school building has been under construction for three years. They have been using a rented building to hold classes.

      WWCS donors funded the first floor, but a second story and a roof are still needed in order to serve the 175 students who come from all over to attend this unique, Christ-centered school in the center of strong Hindu and Muslim influence.

    • Vanderkooy says the school's response will speak volumes about the Gospel. Many children who attend the school do not come from Christian families, giving the staff of New Life School an opportunity to share Christ's love and principles with the children. In this case, he says, "It's how Christians handle problems like this. Do we handle these problems as the world handles them? Or do we have a different method? I think this school, in particular, is a great example of Christ's love."
    • Click here if you want to help finish the new building. Another way to help is to sponsor a student. Through this  program, funds will help address the true cost of education for these students, at approximately $175 per student.
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