The work at Daylight is always a mix of blessings and difficulties. And last week was no exception.
After the benefit concert in June, Michael Kimpur and Peter Losenguria were able to purchase new piping to fix the well in Michael’s home village of Alale. We have been blessed by so many parents wanting their children to go to learn to read and write at the Alale Nursery School!
Attendance at the nursery school is up from 30 in January to 100 today! Michael and Peter are so excited to fix the well so that the kids can get water during classes and dishes can be washed without dirty river water.
However, their trip was delayed when Michael and Peter received a call from Peter’s home village of Ompolion. Armed raiders attacked a friend’s homestead. During the raid, the friend had been shot and needed to be taken to the hospital. Michael and Peter drove 8 hours in the opposite direction of the well they intended to fix. When they arrived at the friend’s home it was clear he needed immediate medical attention from a gunshot to the abdomen.
Michael and Peter drove him 10 hours to a hospital where he is still in critical condition. Please pray for his healing, and peace and comfort for his family.
This news remind us of the importance of Daylight’s work. We save lives. And we are raising a new generation of leaders to bring peace, stability and development so that nomadic people will stop fighting over natural resources in the desert region.
Thank you for partnering with us in this work,
Nathan Roberts and Michael Kimpur
Co-founders and Directors
We are excited to announce that Michael Kimpur and Nathan Roberts (our own Daylight co-founders) have written a book:
The Village Boy Who Walked to the Western World
and the American Boy Who Followed Him Home.
This book is more than just a story of how Michael Kimpur, a World Vision sponsor child, and Nathan Roberts, a young American in a crisis of faith met and started Daylight. It is a story of famine, missionaries, war, a search for God, and the unexpected challenges of introducing Christianity to a remote desert village.
Michael and Nathan are working to self-publish the book. It will cost $5,000 for them to print the first 300 copies. Click here if you would like to contribute to their “KickStarter” campaign to print the book.
Nathan and Michael are offering to give a copy of their book to every person who donates!
Please note: donations to the KickStarter do not directly benefit Daylight and are not tax deductible. Also, the views represented in the book are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Daylight Center and School.
A message from the authors:
“We are Poor Millionaires who started a school called Daylight to educate children just like Michael. And we wrote this book to get the word out. We currently have over 200 kids at Daylight with hundreds more on the waiting list. Please help us publish this book so more people can hear our story, join us, and together we can get those kids off the waiting list and into school.”
-Michael Kimpur and Nathan Roberts
U.S. Director of Operations
Daylight Center and School