Out of bondage of poverty

  Burlan family has 14 members. Dumitru and his wife Irina have 4 kids and 8 grandkids. Dumitru comes from a family of farmers so he has the agriculture in his blood.  “My father was a farmer and he used to take the products and carry them with the carriage more than 65 km away.”                     They had the greenhouse …

PLA 8th graders DREAM BIG

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] The Kenya 2012 team returned from the visit to Kodera, and Pine Lake Academ with great joy at what we found.  And we thought that the kids did not know what they wanted to become.  Well, …

TIME TO DREAM

Have you ever wondered how children who, for the most part, have never left their community ever know how to dream?  There is so little outside stimulation and ideas and mostly they know only what they have seen.  How do begin to develop dreams for your future?  These were things I have been dwelling on this new year, and felt …

Greenhouses for Romania

Greenhouses for Romania The Greenhouse project began last year about this time.  The leadership of the Living Hope Center chose 2 of the leaders of the church to be the first recipients.  The greenhouses were ordered and erected on site and the two families began the experiment of growing vertically!  Florin had just married Miriam and they worked diligently to …

Preparing for Kenya “Game Day”

Pine Lake Academy’s first year to enter “the Games” The year 2012 is an exciting year for Pine Lake Academy in the community of Kodera Karabach, Kenya.  They finally have been approved for registration with the Kenya Educational system, and that has taken several years to accomplish!  And along with this recognition, the tremendous  success of the school last winter …

Pine Lake Academy came in 4th out of 199 Kenyan schools!

7th grade exam ranks PLA as 4th in district schools. The 7th graders of Pine Lake Academy had a huge challenge October of 2011.  Our 7th graders were among the 6,900 7th graders who would take the exam.  How would they rank among the 199 other Kenyan District schools this first year they got to participate?  What would this say …