Livestock and other ventures to help the orphanage become self-sustaining
Higher education and/or trade school for the older children
Development of the orphanage facilities
Training for evangelists and pastors
A dining pavilion was built to provide a place for the children to eat their meals and hold other activities while protected from the sun and rain.
Two water chlorinators were installed in the community- one at the 500-student, Hindu government high school for boys where Saima used to teach and the other in a struggling village. Each chlorinator can purify thousands of gallons of water/day.
A Scholarship Fund is being established to help older children at Nanda get higher education or vocational training.
Plans are being developed to expand the vegetable gardens and begin a poultry project.
The first baptisms were celebrated among the Kutia Kondha tribe!
A multi-purpose building was constructed at the edge of the compound.
Welding equipment and a used truck were purchased to begin a welding business. Although not functioning at capacity yet, the equipment has been used to build bunk beds and the structure for the dining pavilion at Nanda. Orders are being filled for the local community, and it is our hope that some of the older students at the orphanage will learn this trade.
Sewing machines were purchased to begin to train older students in another life skill. This endeavor also is not functioning at full capacity yet.
Several children from the Kutia Kondha tribe (an unreached people group living several hours away in the jungle) came to live and learn at the orphanage. At the orphanage, the children receive the basic necessities, a loving home, education, and are hearing for the first time about the sovereign God of the universe who has all authority over the spirits that oppress the people. As the children travel home to visit their families, they are beginning to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the villages.
GPMO rolled out a new website: gpmoindia.org
A well was dug and an irrigation system installed.
The entire 7-acre compound was enclosed by a cement-and-wire fence.
Crops were planted, harvested, and used to feed the children.
A motorcycle was purchased for the onsite director of the orphanage and other GPMO ministries.
A dorm room was completed for the girls.
Bunk beds were built for all the children, many of whom had been sleeping on concrete floors.
Guest Rooms were built to house mission partners and other guests
An auto rickshaw was purchased to transport students and supplies.