Gift will add 2nd floor to orphanage
Summit Evangelical Free Church of Alta celebrates its 10th year this January - and the congregation's anniversary gift is an opportunity to give - in the form of a $30,000 gift to orphans in India.
"In 2002, we were privileged to build an orphanage in Hyderabad, India, to house more than 150 young girls who have been taken off the streets of the city," notes senior pastor Doug Corlew. "The orphanage not only saves their lives, it gives them hope for the future - both here on earth and eternally as they grow into a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ."
The orphanage funded by Summit is operated by AIM Asia ministries, which provides a healthy Christian environment where the girls receive proper nutrition.
They receive medical care, and an education which will allow them to support themselves when they graduate.
Earlier in 2004, as Summit Church developed a three-year growth plan, they committed 10% of their facilities expansion funds to the orphanage. "God has blessed our sacrificial giving, and we are thankful to be able to present AIM Asia with a check for $30,000," says Corlew.
These funds will build a 6,500-square foot second floor on the orphanage. This will provide staff housing as well as an office for the orphanage, plus expand space in the facility for additional orphans.
"Currently, more than 100 orphans are fully supported by Summit people who contribute $20 per month to take care of their living expenses. And we also provide financial and prayer support for several AIM Asia missionaries who risk their lives for the gospel in India," he adds.
The ministry of AIM Asia also contributed to the needs of nearly 200 families affected by the recent tsunami catastrophe in India.
Summit Evangelical Free Church is located at 1000 South Main Street in Alta. For more information, call 200-2200 or see the church website at www.summitefc.com