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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Someone Special


Hi from Bali
This is a first for us at Kingdom Kids Home!

'Bun in his village in 2006

Tambun, who was one of the first four boys that came to us from Bukit Sari (a village in remote N.E. Bali) in 2007, and who hadn’t started school at 7 years of age, had no prospect for any schooling, and now wants to go to medical school to become a doctor.  Not only that, he wants to return to his village when he has completed his training and set up a clinic as there are no medical facilities at all in his village or the surrounding area.
He is a brilliant student, having been put in special classes in both Junior and Senior High School where he completed 6 years of high school in 4 years. He was one of 15 children from Klungkung regency to complete the course.
In March Tambun applied to UPH Medical University in Jakarta, probably the top medical university in Indonesia. He was chosen to sit the entrance exam from 4,000 applicants and came 3rd.


But sadly Tambun won't be able to attend UPH because he was unable to secure a scholarship as there are apparently very few on offer from UPH this year, and the cost is way above our means.

Waiting to sit his entrance exam to UPH Uni
We are currently looking at all options, and Tambun is applying at other Universities, however regardless of where he goes it will be relatively expensive. It has been a dilemma for us as we know there is so much we could do with the money needed to send him to Uni, however after considerable prayer and thought we believe it is justified. Firstly, the impact he could have in helping the genuinely needy with no hope of medical care (he has a genuine heart to do this). Secondly, the witness he will have in his village and surrounding area. Thirdly, the example he would be to the rest of the kids. And last but not least, the realization of the God given talent he has.
Once we have all of the options evaluated and are able to determine the best and most affordable, we plan to start a fund raiser to put him through Uni, and to realize his dream of becoming a doctor. So this is a heads up folks for you to consider coming on board and spreading the word (you can refer people to this blog page).
Another option we will be looking at, although not the preferred one will be an overseas student scholarship at an Australian University.
All for now, will keep you posted.
God bless


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Novi continues to blossom


We are truly blessed to be a part of the lives of the children we care for. But sometimes we forget just how much change can be wrought in the lives of needy children. As usual pictures speak louder than words.

   
 Novi 4 months ago
   
...and today







Thursday, March 16, 2017

Discipleship



Discipleship in Bali is a massive challenge, and a big problem. People are coming to Christ but are being left ‘high and dry’ and for a variety of reasons. And coming from a religious Hindu culture they face serious challenges to their new faith, and often persecution. Many are just part of a few families in the village, sometimes only one family. Many are ‘underground’ home churches because they would be evicted from their villages if found out. Some are tolerated, however a corporate church is out of the question in most villages and won't be tolerated. 

Kadek is a gifted evangelist and has a great little team under him. He is also a gifted teacher however ‘there is not enough of him’ to be effective in discipling. Our plan for some time has been to teach the home church leaders how to disciple their little congregations. The problem has been to get the men together in an environment that is suitable, and as usual it takes money, particularly as most are quite poor and have to work 6 or 7 days a week just to survive.

Following our trip back to Australia we received a generous donation from a family and we have decided to use half of it for support for the kids home and half for the discipleship training. We are currently in the process of working out the training, logistics and costs. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Christmas comes a little late!

Global church in Nusa Dua (Bali) through their fund raising ministry 'IndonesiaAid' led by Doug and Kimberley Bennett, decided to do a fund raiser for three projects in Bali. They approached us at Kingdom Kids Home and asked if we had any projects in mind that needed financial assistance. Our first major project is the completion of the retaining walls which is necessary before any building construction can commence. So we told them our plans and roughly how much we needed.

To cut a long story short, we received enough to complete all of the retaining walls, repair the leaking toilets and wash rooms, and to begin the foundations of the first building. We were staggered when they presented us with a cheque for US$6,500 (Rp85.600.000).

KKH family as Ps Lee & Indonesia Aid team presents the cheque to Kadek

Yeehaa!!


Work has already started... and yes the labourers are women!


Saturday, January 14, 2017

What a difference a day makes, well... maybe a week

Novi and Delsi are settling in to their new surroundings and feeling the love of Kingdom Kids Home. Both of them actually have cheeky little natures, I think they are going to be great fun and a blessing for the other kids as well.

Kadek and Novi






Novi is 2½ and just started walking. She is the same height but much thinner than Adeya who is 14 months. She still has a lot of sores on her head but they are starting to clear up and with good nutrition she will start to grow and fill out.
















Delsi is 4 years old and she is also tiny even compared to normal Indonesian kids. She can't speak Bahasa Indonesia yet
but it won't take long for her to start picking it up. When she first arrived she would do her business on the bedroom floor but she is almost toilet trained now. Having come from a place where there are no toilets it was the normal thing to do. (I guess she won't want to see this post when she turns 21)!









Oma (grandma) and Delsi

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A New Years Day Gift

On January 1st 2017 we received another two little girls from Sumba. You would already be familiar with one of them from a previous post. Their names are Nofrentiana and Delsiana aged 2½ and 4. They are both malnourished and both quite sick, the youngest still cant walk properly. Probably 90% of their diet has been Ubi, which is a cassava like root vegetable so we have started them on a good diet that includes a diluted milk mix as their little systems can't handle full strength milk yet. It's only been a few days but already we are seeing major improvement.

They were obviously very apprehensive when they arrived but already are starting to smile as they appreciate the good food and the love that is being lavished on them. Please pray for the future of these precious little bundles.

Sorry that these aren't great shots of them but I didn't want to stuff a camera in their face at this early stage, nevertheless I am sure you can see them clearly enough.

The two older girls in the photo's are both from the same village in Sumba as the little ones.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

To all of you especially those who pray for us and support Kingdom Kids Home we hope you had a great Christmas celebration and wish you all the best for a wonderful and exciting new year filled with the hope and joy of the Lord.


From Jeff and Virginia, and...
Back row: Alan, Tambum, Bemyamin, Adeya (held), Joshua, Darmawan, Samuel, Yohana
Middle row: Kadek, Yesika, Erna, Novi (held), Delsi (held), Rina, Putri, Komang, Alex
Front row: Ni Luh, Vita, Riski, Lorens, Agus and Febri