Demolition and Orphan CareRich Stigall
One of our KC church partners, World Harvest Church, has begun the process of developing an employment/training center for older youth in their community who don’t have families. The plan is simple: create a space for businesses who are willing to employ youth (18-24 years old) who struggle finding jobs because of practical barriers like stable housing, experience and transportation. The goal is to provide opportunities to existing KC orphans and engage in work that will help prevent the need for orphan care in this KC community in the future. Making that plan a reality is complex (as you can imagine). The first tangible step in the process is the demolition of a dilapidated old building. You can see some of that work in the photos below…
The next step for the Learning Center is to set up greenhouses for this next growing season. That part of the project will be championed by Good Natured Family Farms, another partner in making this concept a reality. To date, GO Project has been able to play a support role on this project as well as equipping World Harvest to mobilize families within the community to become licensed foster and adoptive homes for local kids. Kids without families are being welcomed into the Church Family.
The Learning Center was recently featured by a local news crew. You can watch that story here>>
If you’re interested in learning more about the Learning Center or supporting its construction, please contact me, Tate Williams, at [email protected].