At the Carol Services on Dec 10th we will be taking up a special offering to raise money for one of the Compassion projects we support in Rwanda.
Gikomero Child Development Centre is run by the local Anglican church and alongside the big brick church set on the top of a hill, the site includes a school for hundreds of local kids and also a medical centre.
When Joel Wade and I visited in September we were able to meet the kids (over 50 of whom are being sponsored by people from ChristChurch London), many of their parents, who are involved in different micro-finance and mutual-savings collaboratives, and the project staff.
We heard stories of how the project is changing the lives of not just the kids and their families, but the whole community, and we want to support the work they are doing by raising enough money this Christmas to purchase and install a 10,000 litre water tank that will enable the project to collect and store rain water.
The tank costs around £3,000 and it would be amazing if we could raise enough money over the two Carol Services to purchase one out right.
I’ll be available after both Carol Services to talk to anyone interested in finding out more about the work of Compassion and I’ll also have some profiles with me of children from the same project in Rwanda who are in need of sponsors. So if you have been thinking about sponsoring a child through Compassion you’ll have the opportunity to do just that and give a child and their family a Christmas to remember.
You can find out more information about Compassion and the work we are supporting in Rwanda here. To get an idea of the difference sponsorship can make to a child, watch Richmond’s story here.