In the last two years we have seen our 5 year olds turn 7, our 8 year olds turn 10, and our 11 year olds turn 13.
If you were to come to India now, you would see a group of children who do not look like orphans, act like orphans or feel like orphans. They would tell you they have hope for a bright future. When I look out over “my” kids, I see great leaders and a bright future for the next generation of India
Without very many good leaders for role models, the CCH staff thought it was important to teach a hand picked group of children about leadership. They are youth who range in age from 13 – 15 years old. Some are quiet leaders and some are outspoken, some are implementers and some are visionaries, but all of them love Jesus and want to grow in their leadership skills.
CCH has started a leadership program that began in September and we currently have 26 CCH leaders. Training takes place once a month and our staff does an amazing job teaching and challenging the youth to become all that they were created to become. Our model is Servant Leadership; best displayed by the life of Jesus.
As they learn about leadership we also want them to put what they have learned into practice. The leaders are used at our 2nd Saturday daylong events that we have every month. They also get to be leaders at our camps in May and October. This past October was their first opportunity to put their training into practice. They all had a great time but were very tired when camp was over.
In order to train these leaders once a month we needed funding for food and transportation. The total cost for the one day training each month is $100. We have a group of 4 friends, who were on leadership staff as RAs in college together, who decided to sponsor this leadership program. We are so thankful for them and for their belief that our children can make a difference in India!
Every time you give, you give to children who ARE making a difference in their village, their state, and their country.