Several of the students were becoming weak and sick. Principal Amin Issac discovered that they were not eating lunch because they had no one at home during the day to prepare any food for them. The other students go home and eat during the noon lunch break. But these eight kids are orphans, and their single mom or family member who cares for them has to work to provide an income.
So it was decided… the school must start a lunch program for these children… even if the budget was already stretched to the limits. They would begin feeding the needy children, and trust God to provide the required funds. On October 1, 2013, the school lunch program was put into action.
They have already increased the number of lunch kids… and they moved to a bigger space to accommodate all ten kids.
The school welcomes donations to help continue providing nutritious lunches to these children six days a week. If you would like to help with this program, go to our DONATE page for more information on how to make a contribution.
Rain is a problem for Christ Public School. Some of the classes are held in an outdoor courtyard area. So when there is a lot of rain, classes must be cancelled for that day.
In addition to the outdoor courtyard, the school has had a new problem for the past two months. Due to heavy rains when the new school year began in August, part of the roof in one classroom collapsed. The holes in the roof become larger every time it rains more.
Principal Amin Issac stated, “We have again rain on 27 sep night and 28 sep day. Today on 30 again it rained at 11:00am to 1:00 pm; and at 11:15 am I closed school due to rain. Keep us in your prayers. Amen”
These photos show the extremely poor condition of the roof. The entire roof needs to be replaced as soon as possible.
But in spite of this concern, classes continue to be held as much as possible. Also, as you saw in our previous posts, Christ Public School recently provided flood relief to another community that was devastated by heavy flooding. Everyone tries to help each other in any way they can, ignoring their own problems for the moment.
Principal Amin Issac has faith that God will help them get enough funds to repair the school buildings, especially the roof. If you feel you would like to help with this project, please see our DONATE page for how to send funds by Western Union.
Thank you for your prayers and support.
Update 5 Oct. 2013: Great news! Thanks to a private donor who responded to this need, $200 was sent to Amin yesterday. Soon the roof and also a broken gate will be repaired. Praise God! It is still the dream to someday have a better school building with enough indoor classrooms so that all classes can continue during all types of weather.
CHILDREN’S PEACE PROTEST IN CHRIST SCHOOL & CHURCH
The children of Christ School & Sunday School have a CHILDREN PEACE PROTEST in church. Small Girls are praying for the people of PESHAWER who died and their family for peace of mind, and beg the blood of Christ for injured people, that they heal soon in Jesus name.
All kids too pray for the PEACE IN PAKISTAN and all the people of PESHAWER and all Christians in Pakistan and the world, that God will bless them all.
Our Lord is the master of peace . BLESSED ARE THEY WHO MOURN, FOR THEY WILL BE COMFORTED. Amen.
Christ Public School and the Sunday School kids, too, want you to pray with us for the people of PESHAWAR where many died in bomb blasts on Sunday. We request to all
of you, please pray for all families and relatives of the people who died, for peace of mind because Jesus Christ is our courage. “Jesus bless them with comfort and courage, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”
AT 5:00 PM Monday we shall start our Sunday School. We shall walk through the streets and collect all the kids and the young to come pray.
School is closed today, 23 September, in honor of the people who have died or been injured in the bomb blast at a church in Peshawar Pakistan on Sunday. More than 80 people died and more than 140 people were injured in this incident.
This evening at 7:00 pm we have arranged a PEACE MEETING in CHRIST SCHOOL & CHURCH. We shall pray for injured people and the families of people who have died, that God bless them and comfort them. We are with them in all the way. May our Lord give those who died at the church the place in the Lap of father Abraham, in Jesus name, Amen.
Your brother in Christ
Here is a quote from an official news report:
PESHAWAR: A twin suicide bombing killed more than 75 people at a church service in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, officials said, in what is believed to be the country’s deadliest attack on Christians.
The two attackers struck at the end of a service at All Saints Church in Peshawar, the main town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province which has borne the brunt of a bloody Islamist insurgency in recent years.
Sahibzada Anees, one of Peshawar’s most senior officials, told reporters the bombers struck when the service had just ended.
“Most of the wounded are in critical condition,” Anees said.
“We are in an area which is a target of terrorism and within that area there was a special security arrangement for the church. We are in a rescue phase and once it is over we will investigate what went wrong.”
Former minister for inter-faith harmony Paul Bhatti and provincial lawmaker Fredrich Azeem Ghauri both said the attack was the deadliest ever targeting Christians in Pakistan.
Late in August 2013, Christ Public School teamed up with Christ Pentecostal Church to provide flood relief to a nearby community. The students and church members donated some of their very own belongings to help the flood victims, even though many of them are quite poor themselves. This video, narrated by Principal Amin Issac, documents this flood relief effort. The last part of the video shows a little bit of the school area including the school office:
Below is a transcript of Amin Issac’s narration in the video:
“See the banner: God Loves a Cheerful [giver] – Flood Relief. Dhoo Ki Mallian is the place where we are going; and these packages are given by Christ Public School and Church. The number of school principal, Amin Issac, is also there.
“And now we are returning to the packages that are given to the people. And their names are also written on that. We have faith on God that when you see this, that poor and orphan kids of our school donate our things to the needy people that are victims of the flood; and I request to all of my principal friends, brothers and sisters, that they might join hands with us, that we can give them more and more. In the name of Jesus, Amen.”
Here are a few photos from the flood relief expedition. It was quite an undertaking! As you can see, the van carrying the boxes and people got bogged down in a flooded, washed-out area of the road. To overcome this difficulty, the rest of the journey was made by ox cart, pulled by a water buffalo. At one point they also walked through water to reach the flooded village. But the mission was accomplished. Boxes of clothing items were delivered. Biscuits and small gifts were also distributed among the kids of the village.
This Christ Public School website was created by and is maintained by Arline Oliphint, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. More blog posts will be added here as time permits. We have many pictures and stories to share with you, supplied by school principal, Amin Issac. So please visit us again soon!