The sun is just setting casting a pink glow over the Annapurna Mountain range to the north of Pokhara, Nepal. I sit with Krishna, the father of Paradise Home, and we watch the children playing tag. Two double over with laughter as the youngest, Amos, gets caught. We chat for a bit, and Krishna's eyes crinkle up in a smile as we discuss the progress being made on the Dream Center. I ask him, "Are you getting excited?" He grins broadly and nods his head in appreciative affirmation.
In July 2011, I visited the Dream Center land and it was just that-land. Stones neatly lined around the grass provided the border. We were shown where each new children's home would be built, the field that would serve as a place to play soccer, the trees where the tree houses will be, and the view of the Himalaya and rushing river below where the pavilion would stand. We stood on the edge of the cliff overlooking the beautiful waterfalls and lush green terrain and shared in the vision-soaking in the place that would soon be home to almost one hundred children.
This week, I saw the vision coming to reality before my own eyes. As I rode my motorbike over the now completed road leading up to the Dream Center, two brick children's homes now stood side by side. The construction workers were diligently laying brick and mixing mortar, and as I leaned in the entryway, I couldn't help but smile at the thought of a dozen children who are about to call this place home.
God's faithfulness and favor is evident when you stand on the land, aptly named the Dream Center. It has been our dream that the children of Nepal would have a safe place to lay their heads at night, a quality education with the highest of standards, and a nurturing environment where they have the freedom to grow up in the knowledge of the Lord.
Nepalese Staff Member
Tiny Hands International