IDEA Summer Newsletter 2018: Part 2

Published Mon, Aug 20, 18. Written by Teresa Anderson.

Hugged by the Faithful Arms…

Mahatma Gandhi once said that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. A team of 11 volunteers from Faith Chapel traveled all the way from Billings, Montana to the island of Bohol, Philippines, all with one thing in common - their compassion to help the deaf children.

 

They worked hand in hand with the students on repainting the dormitories at the Bohol Deaf Academy, did arts and crafts, and sewed new curtains. They also had a wonderful time playing games and sharing the love of Jesus during their evening fellowship. Some of them even had a precious moment meeting their sponsor children. The team not only did hard work, but also got to enjoy a countryside “barrio” tour where they got a glimpse of farm life. Before the volunteers flew back home , the BDA students showered them with the cards and hugs expressing how they cherished the time that the volunteers selflessly shared with them.

 

Thank you to the Faith Chapel team for making BDA a more beautiful home for the students and for planting God’s love on the deaf children’s heart!

 

Building The Dream

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The dormitory for the deaf in Massin City, Southern Leyte and the classrooms that were especially built for the hearing impaired students are now renovated to their finest!i There are now a total of four bedrooms with new bunk beds for the kids. The renovation also comes with many more restrooms, showers, a larger living room, dining room, guest rooms, and office. The dorm and classroom walls all sparkle now with bright new paint. The old plain cement floors now gleam with new ceramic tiles. The newly renovated dorm is definitely glammed-up with total coziness and warmth. Big thanks to the R.C. Trust for funding this project! Our deaf students are so comfortable living in this wonderful place they call home!