Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Friday, December 06, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
With rains not being consistent, the vegetable garden needs daily manual watering and weekly application of organic fertilizer. We do not use any pesticide, but because of that we see a lot of plants get eaten by insects.
This week the kids will get broad beans out of their garden. They have also planted for pumpkin.
If we keep this up, we are taking care of about 15-25% of our weekly veggie requirements.
Posted by Tsunami Kids at 1:18 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2013
1. Provide quality education to the orphan children of Miracle Garden.
2. Provide quality education to the poor children of the surrounding villages.
We started the school in 2010 with just our orphans. Today we have 200 poor students from 9 villages attending our school. We have 2 vehicles, a mini bus and a van, that bring the children to school. Most families pay a minimal tuition and some even pay for the transportation. After 3 years we are happy to announce that 60% of our school's budget is being met by the small fee collected from the families.
The greatest need we have today is school furniture. Tables, chairs, benches for kids to use.
Posted by Tsunami Kids at 2:55 PM
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Every parent knows that the smile on your kid makes it all worth it. The sacrifices, the toil, the tears everything seems so inconsequential when you know your kid is happy. This is the same feeling we have at Miracle Garden. The happiness of our children is the ultimate joy we experience.
We try to do the best we can to provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment for the kids. The emotional needs are the toughest to meet. Each child comes from a distinct background filled with negative connotations. To decipher all this baggage and be able to bring them to a state of stability and real happiness takes a long time. We are not professionally trained, but we learn from experience how to minister to the children.
It’s not always so easy, an orphanage is not a 2 parent or for that matter a single parent environment. In an orphanage love must come from everywhere. The staffs have to love the children, but the children have to love each other and support each other too. Teaching kids to be supportive of each other is a big part of orphanage culture.
Regimen and rules have to be followed, much more so than in homes. But these rules cannot become a burden, or they must not be perceived as punishment. It is imperative that orphanage kids must be taught that rules help to make their lives easier and more enjoyable.
Sometimes people may romanticize life on a mission field, but when it involves trying to keep a smile on an orphan; it is more than what a human can do. Jesus loves these little children, all over the world, living in orphanages, only He can help us touch their hearts. Yes, He surely does and I can vouch for it!
Posted by Tsunami Kids at 3:43 PM
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
In the collage above, you will see Paul and Anis, on their own, dig the trench to place new pipes which replaced the old ones. In this project they themselves did all the measurements, went to to the hardware store bought the right amount of piping etc. This job was done without any professional plumber employed, and it was a major job. It also saved us close to $100.
In India plumbers are in high demand and most of them become plumbers through apprenticeship. There is no need to be licensed.
We would like to buy a complete set of plumbing tools to continue making these kids more proficient and help in their training. Remember this is only an informal training program, the kids still attend school. But having employable skills is also essential. If interested in helping in this area, please contact us.
Posted by Tsunami Kids at 8:37 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013
Sunday, April 07, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
It feels good to know that many of you think of our kids even while going about your busy schedules. Here is a case in point. Our good friends Martyn and Sue from Great Britain, were out celebrating one of their grand daughter's birthday at Pizza Hut. They came across an activity book being handed out to kids. They asked the manager to donate some for our kids and they happily did so. Thanks Martyn & Sue.
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Saturday, March 02, 2013
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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Wednesday, January 09, 2013
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving to all our supporters!
Posted by Tsunami Kids at 11:46 PM