The Books Have Arrived

book shopAmin went to the book shop today and selected the books for the new school year, then had them delivered by motor bike cart.

Amin’s entire journey from his rural village to the larger city and back took him from noon until 6:00 p.m.  It was starting to get dark as they approached the school.

A friend was very kind to transport Amin on his motor bike, since Amin currently has no vehicle of his own.  (He sold his motor bike several months ago to help finance projects at the school.)

school books loaded onto a motor bike cartHow did the books get delivered to the school?

It was quite a process. Amin hired a motor bike cart delivery service to transport the books, with Amin and his friend following behind the cart on the friend’s motor bike.

Here is a video of the books enroute to the school.

Books are on motor bike cart and way to school from city. Its evening time and cold. Thanx Lord me and books reached school safe and sound. Lovely scene of city sheikhupura.

Posted by Amin Issac on Wednesday, December 26, 2018


Finally, the books are unloaded from the cart and stacked in the school.

school booksThe shop owner wanted half of the purchase cost as a downpayment, but agreed to let Amin wait until December 31st to pay the first half.

The remaining half of the cost is due in two more monthly installments on January 31st and February 28th.

Donations to help cover these costs are greatly appreciated, as well as your prayers.

Principal Amin standing beside stacks of books

The 250 sets of books will be delivered to the students from December 28 – 30 in preparation for the new school year which begins January 2nd.

The books include Homework diaries and note books, as well as the lesson books for the various grade levels.

This little boy was happy to receive his books last year. boy with school books

These children take their education very seriously and know they are extremely blessed to receive an education. We can’t say “thank you” enough to all the people who help make this possible.

Annual Exams and the Results Day Program

girls speaking at the ceremonyLast week the children of Christ Public School took their annual exams for the end of the school term.

Today they held the “Results Day” reward ceremony where the top achievers were given trophies, and every child was given a gift.

It was a wonderful celebration that included various performances including tableaux, dramas, and debates.

Amin thanked his Facebook friends, saying “Hallelujah, Greeting Dear Friends.  We have successful program of Annual result today. Kids performed different Tabloos or Dramas or debates etc. We are thankful to all of you for prayers.”

A tableau, in case you’ve forgotten, is where people wear costumes and pose in a motionless scene for the audience to enjoy. Here are a couple of examples:

children pose in a tableau

children pose on stage

Here is a photo from last week’s annual exam:

Below, the children were completing their test papers last week. It looks like it was a foggy morning in this outdoor courtyard. Notice how some of the students have to sit on the cold brick floor because there are not enough desks or benches.

students are taking an exam

And here are more photos from the Results Day ceremony:

Children spoke or performed while the audience watched.

boys on stage    young kids in the audience

Results Day audience.

Trophies were presented and gifts were distributed.

trophies are ready    boy holding a trophy

boy receiving a trophy    girl receives a trophy

gifts ready to give to the children    trophies being passed out

There was even an appearance by Santa Claus.

Santa showed up

Next week, books for the next term will be distributed to the children from the 28th to the 30th of December. Principal Amin is pointing to this announcement near the bottom of the banner.

banner shows Books Day

Results Day Banner

The books have been purchased on credit and are ready for distributing to the kids.  Amin is very grateful for donations that have been received. He is trusting God to supply the remaining funds, as only a small amount has been received to date.

The first half of the full price will be due next week (December 31), a payment of $1,250. Amin asks for everyone’s prayers, and for  our donations if it is possible.

The remaining half will be due in two “easy” installments, $625 on January 31, and $625 on February 28.

Let’s all help with our prayers, and maybe some of us can also be a part of this miracle for these precious children.







School Birthday Celebration – 19 Years

Christ Public School celebrated it’s 19 year anniversary on November 29th, 2018. It was a joyful occasion for the kids.

celebrating school's 19th birthday

kids celebrate the school's birthday     school program commemorates the 19th anniversary of the school's founding

The school’s birthday was not the only birthday to be celebrated that day.  Amin’s twins turned 12 years old the very same day. They were born … totally by coincidence, of course … on the school’s 7th birthday.

twins celebrate 12th birthday

Happy 12th Birthday to Amin’s son and daughter, Happy and Mahek!

School Trip Day Photos

kids get ready for the tripThe school trip on November 27th was a great success!  Funds were received just in time, and the children were able to go.

Here are some of the highlights from their adventure in Had Balo ki safari park.

I can’t help but notice that some of the rides and activities are similar to what American kids experience on a school playground, a community fair, or at a neighborhood park or zoo.  Here we take it for granted that our children can do these simple things. But for kids in Pakistan, it is not so common. Parents are not so easily able to share these kinds of experiences with their children.

Principal Amin was thrilled to share the excitement with the kids. He reported that a person welcomed them at the entry gate with a drum.  Here is a short video he took. (Click on the image):

video imageHere is another video of the children enjoying a ride. Amin posted it on Facebook.

children enjoy a ride - video image

More images… see how much fun everyone was having!






This was a very satisfying trip, enjoyed by everyone! Thanks for your prayers and help in providing this for the kids.