At last the building work is nearing completion!
A huge thank you to everyone who has helped to raise all the funds that have been needed to build the new girls home and staff accomodation at our Stepping Stones Centre in West Bengal. So far, since September 2015 more than £60,000 has been raised to purchase land, materials and to pay contruction workers to build a home for up to 40 disadvantaged and vulnerable girls. Tracey and I are travelling to India for the dedication of the buildings in November '16. Until then we continue to raise the final £5,000 needed to pay off the contruction workers.Please pray for that.
After this the next phase is to fit the completed building out with all the necessary furniture, fixtures and fittings that are required to accomodate 40 young ladies ie toilets, showers, etc plus lighting, fans, educational aids like computers, desks, etc. In order to do this we have produced a Christmas Catalogue with a list of items that are needed so that you can purchase a gift for a loved one this Christmas that is both unigue and will truly bless the girls in our Bethany Girls Home. Please download a copy (or view it) and follow the instruction within.
At the moment we only have 17 girls in our temporary rented home but once they move into the new home we will begin to open the doors for upto 23 new girls which will all need new sponsors. So, if you've ever considered sponsoring a girl that is in desperate need today then please prayerfully consider supporting Stepping Stones. It costs us £40 per month to fully care for each child, but you can sponsor one for as little as £10 per month (about the cost of a take away).
We would love to hear from you and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about child sponsorship.
Thank you everyone for your continued support. You are such a blessing.
If you would like to support the refurbishment of our new girls home please feel free to give as much or as little as you like! Donations can be made direct to the Stepping Stones bank account at HSBC sort code 40 40 22. Acc no 61606891 or via the PAYPAL button on our support page *(follow the link below) . If you would like to Gift Aid your donation please put GA in your payment reference with your house number and postcode e.g. GA28YO123DT. Thanks again everyone.