• India Playgrounds Shipped

Posted by: kidhelper on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Kidana Playground

This  larger Playground for India

Disabled Playground

This Playground was installed in a Disabled School in India

Good News, two used playgrounds like the ones above were shipped to India on Wednesday, May 26th.  The larger Playground will be built in Kidana Mission School in Gujarat, in northern India. The smaller playground will be built at the Disabled School in southern India. Both playground will be shipped into India.

A Total of $44,500 was raised in two phases: the first $30,000 was raised 2 years ago and the later $14,500 was raised in May, 2010. This container also includes training materials for forty churches for a two-day training event. Each of these churches will receive enough curriculum to last for one-full year.

In addition to these playgrounds and training materials, they rest of the container was filled with 192 boxes of 24 Bibles to a box for a total of 4,608 Bibles for the people of India. Estimated value of all the items in this container, new, would be well over $100,000.

Once the container arrives in India, around mid July, it will begin a journey through customs and will be trucked to their appropriate destinations. A team is needed to travel to India that will be needed to build the both playgrounds in just over a week. We plan now to leave Los Angeles on Aug. 29th and return around with weekend of the Sept. 11th. We are looking for a team of 10-15 who might travel together to install these two playgrounds. The estimated cost for the whole trip is $3,500 each, with a portion used for in-country costs to prepare the ground for the playgrounds. All expenses, international flights, in-country flights, hotels, food, travel are included. A $500 deposit, is required to reserve a spot on the team.

This is a joint project under the auspices of Whittier Area Community Church and the Mission Agency Kids Around the World. Kids Around the World, who are based in Rockford, IL KAW have built over a hundred of these playgrounds around the world. This project includes two project leaders from KAW who will supervise the building of both play grounds, one will lead the two-day training event for the forty church leaders. Barney Kinard will be the team leader, who will prepare and coordinate the project.

In addition to the building of these playgrounds, we will be exposed to some of the variety of ministries throughout India. We will be learning about or visiting: Bible Distribution, Book Publishing, Disabled Schools, Church Planting, Orphanages, Seminary, Vocational Schools, Slum Ministries, Pastor’s Conferences, Evangelistic Work, Mission Schools and Relief Work, to name a few. We will visit the  largest Slums in the whole world in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). We plan to visit some slum churches before the team returns home.


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