We made many visits today (Wednesday), but I will share now about just two.
- To the under-construction Zion Day Care expansion in Kirangare
- To the Vocational Training Center in Idaru
Last November, Zion people invested $1,000 in expanding the Zion Daycare in Kirangare. It’s 42 students are now crowded into a small room. Leaders decided to build a new building, and we visited the completed foundation today. Because workers donated their sweat and time, Kirangare people have multiplied our $1,000 investment to a value of $5,000 of work complete.
The construction of walls will come next. Bricks are formed out of a mixture of earth and water, dried, and fired in furnaces. This is much cheaper than concrete but will take time.
Pastor Fue estimates a final completion date, which includes new furniture, to be August of 2025.
In Idaru, students are already enrolled in the Vocational Training Center tailoring program. The sewing machines are ready, as well as shears and other supplies. All that is now needed is the endorsements of both the Catholic and Lutheran Bishops.
Kirangare Lutheran Parish, thanks to an investment of $2,300 from Zion people, purchased the machines. And Idaru Roman Catholic Parish supplied the buildings. This joint ecumenical venture is the latest in a long, fruitful relationship between the two parishes.
The Bishops’ endorsements are expected soon. Classes may begin in a matter of weeks.