|Cleaning and leveling the future FNCA play ground|
On another note, God has been speaking to our hearts about the hurts and challenges some of our students face at home. And for that, we have tried to do our best to listen, learn, and act accordingly. One of the many challenges comes from the homes of which some of our FNC girls stay. I want to be sensitive about discussing this topic so allow me to just say, some of our girls are at serious risk. In short, we as leaders and staff of FNC have felt a strong conviction to begin a girls home for our most serious cases. Now, there's so much that goes into taking on this kind of burden, such as a proper place to house the girls, training up some of our staff to listen to and council, how to handle with care those who have dealt with direct or indirect trauma, and of course providing around the clock care. At this moment we have 3 girls whose home lives have been compromised in some way, and a fourth who is homeless. In the caption below, though it looks small, the home has 4 bedrooms, a sitting room, dinning room, and two bathrooms...and the best part, it's just a few hundred yards from FNCA!
|Humble beginnings of FNC's Girl's Home|
We are sharing this exciting news for a couple of reasons. First, we wanted to share in the joy and evidence of God's ever moving hand here. Second, for your prayers and support in the two efforts, especially our new girls home. In our best calculations, it's going to take around $4000 to do the necessary work on both projects (this includes rent for the year for both properties). FNC's upfront costs are a bit much, but so worth the investment. Garage sales and or thrift stores are a bit scarce in the third world. So with the help of some of our parents skills, such as carpentry, sewing etc, and of course some careful shopping, we feel confident to meet the challenge as the home is to be opened Friday, September 1st! Prayers are needed and welcomed as God continues to expand FNC's territory. Would you also consider a one time donation to help us love on these girls and provide the much needed play space for our students here? If you feel inclined to join us, please place the word, "Girl's Home or Play Space" in the memo of you check. FNC continues to receive online giving as well for you convenience. Just go to our DONATE page here on this site. Lastly, thank you for continuing to love on us here at FNC!
|FNC's Girl's Home first four girls with House Mom Phionah|