We want to express to you our deepest gratitude for your continued support!
Let this be our gift to you:
Your support and contributions are helping to truly transform a community…
- TURA THOMAS OCHOLA – Tura is in his second semester of college working toward his degree in nursing. He is working hard and is so happy to be in school. Please receive his thanks and the thanks from his family:
I don`t know which best word I should use to thank all of you for the wonderful Heart you have for me. - Tura Thomas Ochola
We send our sincere greetings to you all and we are so happy for what you have done to Thomas and we ask God to Bless all of you and reward you so much. So all the family members of Thomas with great pleasure Wishes all of you and all your Family members A MERRY X-MAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. Thank you so much. – Bernard and the Family Members of Thomas
- BLESSED WATOTO SCHOOL – This fall Local Women Global Mission partnered with the Oak Bluffs and the Chilmark school to engage their fourth and fifth grade classes in hands on cultural exchange. The Chilmark school put their Halloween fundraising efforts towards support for the Blessed Watoto Community School. They raised $3742.44!
The Chilmark students experience daily activities of Atiak – carrying water and sweeping the compound.
Below is the collapsed roof of the Blessed Watoto School caused by heavy rain. Thanks to the help of the Chilmark School’s fundraising efforts renovations, including a tin roof and brick walls, begin this February .
- BLESSED WOMEN LOAN OFFICE (Women’s Microfinace Initiative WMI) - Less than a decade ago the plot below was unsafe to walk through. Soon it will be a meeting place for women to plan their financial futures. This is the foundation for the WMI loan office in Atiak. Thanks to all of you that attended the panel and movie screenings this past August!
- EARTH BIRTH (Mother Health International) – Nicole White, a resident of Detroit Michigan and former classmate of Lila’s at Maternidad La Luz, is currently serving as the international midwife at Earth Birth Atiak. She was able to screen the short film that was made about the center while we were there. http://theafricachannel.com/shows/first-time-africa/ Staff members had the joy of viewing themselves on the big screen! What fun! New babies of Atiak continue to be born in a safe, compassionate and colorful environment.
*South Sudan, only 20 km from Atiak, you are in our thoughts. Wishes of peace*