School Campus - Hasan Abdal, Pakistan
In 2006, when the massive Balakot earthquake hit and took 86,000 lives, a large number of Hindus living in the area fled to other cities and hamlets of Pakistan. Many ended up in Hassan Abdal, a town about 1-hr. drive outside Islamabad. Unfortunately, these Hindus suffered severe persecution from their neighbors, involving attacks that cost numerous human lives. Being a religious minority, their children are unable to attend local schools because of the persecution and violence. We saw an opportunity to serve the Hindu families and established a school facility in a rented building. The school enrolls over 120 children who had outgrown the rented facility.
In March 2022, we purchased an existing building and revamped its structure to build a permanent school facility. We have established a strong and positive presence in the community for more than 15 years, resulting in the community's welcoming our plan. Our goal is to develop a school with a quality academic standard and a first-class facility so we can serve any families, regardless of their religion, would want to enroll their children and to receive a quality education in this school.
School Building - Chitwan, Nepal
Church Building - Alizai, Pakistan
The town of Alizai lies in the western tribal area of Pakistan. In February 2022, we pioneered a church planting project in this town when a gentleman, along with his siblings, donated a piece of land for the purpose of building a church facility. Given the location of this town and the constant challenges Christians in this area face, we need to build a church facility where believers can freely gather to worship. We have also established a leadership team and are training them through IFGF College so they will be ready to shepherd the 60 people who form the nucleus of this young church.
Church Building - Siliguri, India
Pastor Silas has built this ministry in the Northeastern part of India for more than a decade. This area is especially challenging as the opposition towards Christians is especially strong. By God's grace we managed to purchase a piece of land where we can build a sanctuary for the believers, a Bible School to train up leaders and church planters. This work is also critical for our work in Bhutan, where Christianity and churches are not allowed at all. They have planted underground churches and raised many leaders through the Bible School held in all kinds of makeshift places. Now we want to help them build the facility that will house the church, the Bible School and the offices.