SRI LANKA TRIP
Thursday, October 18th – Sunday, October 28th, 2018
In 1980, a young couple (who currently attend Christ Place) started helping two extremely poor families living in the beach slums in Sri Lanka by sharing what little they had. Soon they were helping a few more people and Community Concern was birthed. Their only goal was to express compassion for the poor by helping the oppressed and needy. Today, CCS is a thriving dynamic organization assisting the local community by standing up for the basic human rights for children and families, for helping the poor and needy, for feeding the hungry, poverty alleviation, educating the unschooled and tutoring those already in school, helping with vocational training, prevention of child labor, starting up micro-enterprise development, mobilizing women to stand up for the rights of their own children and families, working with drug addicts, destitute children, the abused, victims of disease, homelessness, the tsunami affected and other hurting people in our community.
For decades Christ Place has supported this ministry with over $825 a month. This fall, we will be sending a team of 10-12 people to partner with their Tiny Star School. Because this school exists, single parents have the opportunity to work, so they have income to feed and provide for their kids, and kids have the opportunity to bed educated, learn life skills and be safe. This school helps keeps kids off the streets and families together. Our team will be working with the kids by serving meals, providing special programs and helping teach new life skills. We will also be helping with basic renovations to their kitchen and dining hall. To learn more about all the Community Concern does, visiting their website.
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