Visited site of new well and possible prayer hall
Trip Start Jan 13, 2011
25Trip End Jan 25, 2011
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The site for the well is in a section of town not too far from the Rama Hotel where we stayed on our previous visits. Chacko's church owns a small plot of land, they have a pastor, about 125 Christian families, a water well (thanks to CBC!), but sadly, no building. Until they have a building, they cannot get a water meter for their well, so they cannot use it. A building on this location would be an immediate impact on the lives of the Christians there, since there is really no other church they can attend; so they don't gather to worship. $10,000 builds a prayer hall, a toilet (would be the only one in the area) and provides a place for worship, school and a place for the pastor and his family to stay. $10k.
After this, we went to Fort Duladabad for some sightseeing. This place is something out of an Indian Jones/Lord of the Rings movie. Kris, Chacko and Bob braved the "bat cave" with a way-to-wimpy flashlight. There must have been 10,000 bats in there. To bad each one didn't have a dollar, we could have built the prayer hall.