Fall has officially set in (we had our first frost on Monday!) and, believe it or not, Thanksgiving is less than a month away. Then comes Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and...#GivingTuesday? You may not be familiar with that last one.
Founded in 2012, #GivingTuesday is the international day of giving that encourages people to consider all that they are thankful for, then come together in the collaborative spirit of social media and give back to the causes they believe in on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
After much prayer and consideration, we have chosen to focus on the construction of the well in Kidete. The continued growth of the village, the expansion of the Daily Bread Life Children's Home farm - which provides both food and financial support for DBLCH - and the growth of the Bread of Life Secondary School means that the single well in Kidete is unable to adequately provide for the needs of the community.
At Teleios, our primary mission is to support indigenous people in turning their God-given visions into present day realities. In Tanzania, the reverends Mpeli and Neeme Mwaisumbe have been working for more than a decade toward the goal of creating a Godly environment for the orphans and vulnerable children of Kidete where they can be cared and provided for, educated, and empowered to break the cycle of poverty and destitution to become productive, contributing members of their community. All graduates of the Bread of Life Secondary School have gone on to study at technical colleges and universities - in fact, all three of the Iringa district's top students in the 2017 national student exams attended BLSS. Former students with a God-given vision have been able to start their own small businesses which, in turn, support DBLCH.
None of this would be possible without the fulfillment of the most basic of physical needs: food and water. The cost of this well is $20,000, but what is the value of a soul saved and a life enriched? Please join on us on #GivingTuesday, November 27th in donating to improve the lives of these children and their community.
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