Bridge Builder Centres
Bridge Builder Centres
Why is the name significant? There are many kinds of bridges, wooden, stone, steel, some big, some small, but their function is basically the same. They make it possible for someone to pass from A, on one side of the chasm, to B on the other side. Who needs a bridge? The lost and disconnected need a bridge.
2 Corinthians 4:3 “Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing”. “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12)
Our motivation is to recognize the need. “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). If the gospel is real then the gap is real, between darkness and light, and there is a great gap between fulfilling our God-given purpose as believers and just existing.
For us to have a ministry that reaches out, we must be willing to do the reaching – and if that means building a bridge between disconnected communities, then that is what we will do.
We want to incorporate more of what we do through these centres. Not only do we provide tuition for children, we provide a nourishing snack, and we provide support for families. The aim of the Bridge Builder Centres is to build a bridge for families to access better opportunies for their children and for themselves. As we expand this further, the Bridge Builder Centres will include Pastoral oversight, Widow Support, Sewing centres, Mother and baby groups, bible studies and adult education. As was the case already, we also provide emergency relief through these centres in the form of clothing, food and other relief on a needs basis.
Currently we are running four Bridge Builder Centres, reaching over 150 children, and over 300 families on a regular basis.
Bridge builder Centres:
- Gajakhapali village
- Kodagulami village
- Budaguda village
- Nirgundi village
Bible College Training Centre
We are nearing completion of the Bible College Training Centre. We hope to commence the first course with students later this year.
Please Prayerfully consider financially sponsoring a pastor to complete the course. $100/month for 12 months.
The pastors selected to attend are Pastors already serving in their areas, but lack formal qualifications. This course will equip them in their role and service to their believers, through teaching, training and course work, finishing with a certificate.