1 John 3:1

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God. 1 John 3:1
How can there be so much suffering and isolation to children around the world? Let us stand up and declare that these children that have been forgotten or rejected are children of God, and His love for them goes beyond the perspective of the world. They are precious in His sight and He will fight for every last one of them!


Thank You!

This Wednesday we want to take a moment to THANK all of our supporters! Because of you we are able to provide a safe and warm home for children that would otherwise live in a dark and dangerous world. You are creating a family and a support for these young people that would otherwise have no one and no hope. Let us celebrate everyone who is a part of the Kidstown International family today because these smiles are because of you! We love getting to connect to the heart of God as we rescue these children and restore their true identity in Christ. What an honor!


#GivingTuesday

What is #GivingTuesday?

The Tuesday that follows Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday is a globally recognized day of giving.

This is a great opportunity for people to make a big difference with even a small gift. Even if you aren’t a regular donor of Kidstown, we would love to give you the space to reach out internationally and take part in this day of giving.

Why should I #give to Kidstown International?

Our family goes far and wide. We have over a thousand children that live amongst 47 homes throughout Romania, Nepal, and India. All of these children have a story. All of them have seen rejection and isolation in one way or another. Everyone who gives to Kidstown International, small or large, is personally involved in the restoration of these children’s stories. We are in the business of hope and better futures, and so is everyone who chooses to support us.

How do I give to Kidstown International?

You can donate online at https://kidstown.org/how-can-i-help or go to our website link in our bio.

Or you can send a check to our address 119 North Commercial St. Bellingham, WA 98225.

And please note that you do not have to already be affiliated with us to donate, and you are by no means obligated to continue giving. We just want to make sure that you are given the opportunity this #GivingTuesday2017 to be a part of something great!


#GivingTuesday

When donate to Kidstown International for #GivingTuesday which is this NEXT Tuesday, you will be supporting the upgrade projects and renovations of our children's homes!


Prayer Requests from India

  • Please pray that the children do well in their upcoming math exam. Some of the children are struggling to study and remember things. Please pray that they will be able to do well and have peace in their exams.
  • Please pray for protection over the children as the dengue fever is spreading.
  • Please pray for the provision of bunk beds for a few of our homes that need them.
  • Please pray for all of the renovations happening at the various homes as they need funds and various other things.
  • Please pray for one of the homes that is searching for a water source for their well.
  • One of our homes is looking for a van to purchase.

 


Home Update from India

Children Home Update from India

Hello brothers and sisters,

We are so grateful for your kind support to the needy children. All the children are doing well in school. As every child has right to education for building their foundation. We had sent all our children to school even the little ones. The only exception is Sumit. As he was suffering from illness we were unable to admit him at that time. But as he had recovered from his illness, we will admit him to school next year. The final Examinations are approaching. They also participate in co–curricular activities in school.
It helps in developing their personality. And strengthen their learning and in today`s competitive world education is not enough, children should develop their overall characteristics. They are scoring good marks in their exams. Few of them do average performances but they are trying to work hard.

The children organize street theatre to aware people on the issue HIV/AIDS related stigma discrimination and on various contemporary social issues like environment, health and hygiene, preservation of safe drinking water. They also involve themselves in some social works. They do cultural programs in different areas to aware and encourage people who are socially excluded and living with diseases.

Urgent needs or problems we are having:
We are extending the girls dormitory to make rooms for more girls. We are also making a separate program hall for children activities and also renovating the Kitchen room. The works of construction is going on now. We now need few things for completion of the work such as furniture’s, electrical fixes. We need support for the immediate infrastructure, Library and Dining hall for children. It is an hour of need for children in growing up. They need Skill Development Training yearly which will help them in building their foundation. As English is the International language we need good tutor to teach them spoken English which would benefit them in their future. Children have keen interest in music so they want to learn new instruments and dance with the rhythm so we need more professional teachers in these fields for proper guidance.

-Written by the home leader


Giving Tuesday

The season on giving thanks is in full swing and our list is long! We're thankful for these days in Romania of massive canning! Each home has so many wonderful activities for the family! We are so excited to raise funds to help these homes continue doing life with their kids in the best way. This is happening soon everyone! November 28th is #Givingtuesday and we're so excited to involve all of you in this great time of year! Send in your donations for giving Tuesday for upgrading our homes anytime now before November 28!! #letsdothis


What we are thankful for

We are so thankful for all of our children who bring life and joy into our homes and organization! They all have important stories and smiles and happiness that is so important in this world. We are thankful for every story that has impacted us, and every child who is bringing joy into our world.


Amazon Smiles

Do you prefer walking around a store for your Christmas shopping, or sitting on your couch and shopping on Amazon?
If you enjoy the convenience of online shopping, then there is a really simple way to help Kidstown International!
Shop for everyone on your gift list this Christmas at smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1714579 and Amazon donates to Kidstown International!
You shop. Amazon donates.


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Some stories are too hard to share, but we know that every child has a story that is important.
One child came to one of our homes after being found in the woods with an unstable family. But even now she is strong and generous, and as with many of our children, she is achieving the highest marks in school and is extremely responsible. There is nothing she won't accomplish because of her hope in Christ and love of others.
We can all learn from the stories of these children that have come from such humble beginnings and are now living in joy and kindness. These children are important and their future is important!