寡婦的計劃|你可以讓她的世界更美好

嗨,我是拜倫·伊斯特林。 Crystal和我是Build His House(BHH)(非營利性501.c3)的創始人,我們的主要目的之一是為寡婦和單身母親創造安全可靠的住房。我們目前正在自1998年以來一直在尼加拉瓜的國家/地區重建中美洲的房屋。

 

這一切始於1979年,當時我是危地馬拉山區的一名24歲小伙子,他在一次夏季宣教之旅中,他渴望做些比照顧自己更多的事情。到達後,我們有機會與山區大城鎮中的當地家庭住了幾晚。這不是給我的!我想去最遠的一個小山村。我走了。在那兒我遇到了令人驚訝,充滿愛心和善良的人。並不是我沒想到這一點,但是在我短暫的停留期間,我遇到了埃斯佩蘭薩一個山寡婦。她改變了我的生活,因為我看著她拿了一些微薄的硬幣,這些硬幣是她通過向村民賣柴火賺來的,並與那些幾乎沒穿衣服,而且營養不良的不幸孩子分享。我發現自己想幫助她。為了讓她的世界變得更好!

 

前進到現在,您會發現我們在尼加拉瓜重建寡婦的住所。從山區小鎮馬塔加爾帕(Matagalpa)開始,我們通過當地的牧師和領袖們發現了當之無愧的寡婦。我們有一個現場經理和施工團隊,使捐款可以融入當地經濟,並為寡婦提供房屋重建。這是一個勝利-勝利-勝利!寡婦從新家中獲勝。當地的經濟之所以勝利,是因為我們使用當地的勞動力和物資,而您的勝利則是因為您履行了上帝命定的關懷寡婦的命令。做得好!

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Maria's New Home

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KARIS GOAL

We have completed three homes to date, have a Nicaraguan construction company in place, an onsite manager and a direct connect with pastors and community leaders who help us discover these amazing women in need. Now it's time to take the Karis Widows to 6 homes a year. To accomplish this goal we have to raise $77,500. Of this amount we need to raise $69,100. Your sponsorship of Karis Widows is much needed.

 

WHAT WE LEARNED

Each home rebuild costs on average $13,000 from start to finish. All labor, materials and construction management are handled by locals in that region. We have discovered the need to keep finances in country and use local labor and materials. In the past, we would bring teams from the United States thinking that it would be less expensive to build, and this is true. The overall cost to rebuild a widows home is less when we bring teams, but what message does it send to the local people? From this we learned several life lessons;

1. Here in the USA we don't build the same way they do. It required more time and effort because we don't know their system of building. We had to hire local help to correct problems which we wouldn't have if we had hired them in the first place.

If you invite 10 people to come to Nicaragua to build a home each person will pay, on average, $1500 for the trip. That's a total of $15,000. This doesn't include materials and extra labor costs to train these 10 how to build a home in Nicaragua. Our costs total $13,000 per home, on average, from start to finish. One church, business or organization could pay for one home a year and help the greater community in Nicaragua.

2. Every time we brought labor from outside the country we were taking income from the local Nicaraguans. What message was this sending to those we were desiring to help? We learned it is far better to keep all labor, materials and construction management in Nicaragua thereby increasing financial stability for the community. Which has become a side benefit of the Karis Widows. 

3. Our on-site manager Jerenia is far better suited to connect with the pastors and community leaders as well meet personally with the widows who need a home.

 

YOU'RE AMAZING

Your gift helps provide a widow a safe and secure home, local labor and suppliers gain income which is then poured back into the community as a whole. Your gift is creating far more than one home rebuild. It is creating economic increase and stability. Karis Widows is a project of Build HIs House or BHH. We are a nonprofit 501.c3. All donations are tax deductible. When you give to the Karis Widows it goes directly into the fulfillment of the next phase of building 6 homes a year. 

Please join us as we raise the needed funds for our next 6 homes. Thanks for considering. 

您的慷慨是使BHH成為可能的重要原因,我們對此深表感謝!  

謝謝禮物

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幾年前,我開始寫所謂的《爸爸的愛筆記》。他們已經成為我們旅行中預言性聚會的一部分。它們簡單表達了我相信父親如何說我們並從天堂的角度看待我們。那時,克里斯特爾(Crystal)有了一個很棒的主意來接受這些並創建每日靈修系列。每個愛筆記有五天的時間。通過實踐練習,經文,冥想等方式,讓您更深入地了解父親的心跳。水晶和我祈禱您會喜歡爸爸的這些時光,並在您通過這些愛搜尋他的心時發現他對您的深愛給你的筆記。