This is Eldar. He want to study and we want this for him. Light of Asia just might be the answer. He always tell us to "pray for the other men, they have needs, I do not have any." He also says he is at Iksra for a PURPOSE and he loves the role he feels God has given him there. Perhaps some day soon, we will call him....Pastor.
His name is Zamir and we just hired him! He will be our Art Director at the home for disabled men. He will coordinate the different artists, teach new artists and produce an array of paintings for us to purchase and sell back in Canada and the United States. All profits will help the men get needed/wanted items, like a new pair of tennis shoes, perhaps a sheet for their bed. No money will exchange hands - only LAMb Bucks. These LAMb bucks will be managed by our gal - Natasha and she will help them get the items they need in exchange for their LAMb Bucks.
And they are already at work! Zamir called Natasha and asked for clarification - what kind of paintings? Well Zamir - Kyrgyz art of course! We are excited to see the work of the men.
SO WHAT IS NEXT? Eldar wants to study. We have checked with Light of Asia and their classrooms and dorms are on the same level (Eldar is in a wheel chair) and he could study there! Cost? About $400 PER YEAR!
STAY TUNED FOR SOME VERY EXCITING CHANGES IN ISKRA WITH THE BEGINNING OF THIS NEW VENTURE BRINGING HOPE AND DIGNITY TO THE DISABLED BY HONORING THEM.