Aside from our monthly budget needs for Rumah Bapaku, the following areas are those of greatest need:
- Bus for Transportation: Our children will be attending a school that is approximately five miles away so we need to purchase a small bus. The bus will also be used for outside trips as well as for missions teams needing transportation. Once the bus is purchased, there will be expenses for maintenance and repairs.
- Medical Needs: The children have immediate dental and medical concerns needing attention. Rumah Bapaku also has a clinic room that is in need of simple supplies such as medicine, thermometers, bandages, etc.
- Children’s Clothing:
This will be a constant need as the children grow. They are required to have school uniforms as well as needing clothes to play in and for church. They all received their first pair of shoes upon arrival and, of course, that will be an ongoing need.
- Extra curricular needs: This includes books as well as craft supplies, games, musical instruments, etc.
- Sports Equipment: We are in need of soccer goals, volleyball, and badminton nets as well as basketball hoops for play in our gym area. Balls, racquets, bicycles, and other outside play equipment are included in this category.