Monthly Archives: March 2011

BTV Update 03.18.11

3.18.11

Friends,

Just wanted to share how a quiet Sunday evening can be interrupted with an unexpected heavy wind. It was after church a couple of weeks ago that a wind storm came up and blew off the top of this old building we use as a kitchen for the school. We were able to repair the roof a few days later.

The blessing in all this, God willing, we plan to replace this building in the next year as funds become available. Our plans are to build a dining facility with the same quality materials we have used in the other buildings. The new building will seat over 200 children and will be a major improvement over our current kitchen facility.

Concerning the orphanage, we are now under construction with the 3rd house. We hope to have this building completed in the next couple of months. The structure will be used as a multi-purpose building and dining facility for the orphanage.

Additionally, we finally have power to the orphan houses! It only took 14 months and dozens of trips to the power company to (complain:) get this accomplished! Thank the Lord, we now have lights and soon hope to have a water pump and washing machine in service.

Keep us in your prayers,

Damon, Randa and the BTV Team

www.Buildthevillage.org
PO Box 1151
Garner, NC 27529

BTV Update 03.07.11

3.7.11-1

Friends,

Just want to share with you an outstanding outreach that we hosted on the campus of Noel Academy in Choimim, Kenya. A group of 3 great guys from Virginia traveled with me to Kenya just a couple of weeks ago. One of the purposes of the trip was to host a soccer camp and tournament for the area schools in our community. Well, as you can see above, it was well attended. Pictured above are the winning teams and their prizes (new soccer balls and jerseys). What you don’t see are the 1,100 plus people who attended the two day outreach. BTV thanks everyone who helped to make the project such a great success. Additionally, we look forward to hosting our second regional tournament next February since this was such a success in reaching so many from the local community.

Thank you again for partnering with BTV to help reach out and help so many children.

With warm regards,

Damon, Randa and the BTV Team