Thanks in the main to encouragement and support from Ps Peter Hallett and Eternity Christian Church in Sydney, not to mention the grace and goodness of God, we started a small children's home called 'Eternity Children's Home' in August 2007.
The idea came from working with a small Christian community in a remote Balinese village called Bukit Sari. We noticed there were many children in the village who weren't going to school, so we asked the village leaders and parents why not. The answer was simply that the nearest school was just too far for them to go, additionally they had no money for the books, uniforms and fees.
So I asked them if they would be prepared to let some of the children move to a boarding house in Denpasar where they would be cared for and educated, travelling back to their village during school holidays. Because their children are their future security especially in old age, the parents jumped at the idea and so Eternity Children's Home was born.
|At front: Darmawan, Tambun, Musa and Benyamin, with carers and people from the local church|
Today, Darmawan and Ben are in their final year of High School, Tambun is working in a restaurant until he starts medical uni in Jakarta next year (and is currently living with Oma and Opa (us), and sadly Musa left of his own accord last year, not completing his education and is working as a labourer.