I am proud to introduce the revamped Renew Bihar, India project and website: Read new personal stories. Enjoy gorgeous new photos. See our progress and plans. And engage with our field reports.
Renew Bihar, India is a critical initiative of Jesus' Economy; and this project is making the world a better place. We're seeing lives transformed, as basic needs are met and people hear the gospel for the first time. The new Renew Bihar website tells the story of Bihar and our work there; it offers you a glimpse into the lives of those we're empowering. Together, we're renewing hope, hearts, and homes.
The new Renew Bihar, India website also details the revised Renew Bihar project. The changes to the Renew Bihar project mark a significant shift in the overall scope of the project. These changes were developed with our primary partner in India and recently reviewed and unanimously approved by our Board of Directors.
Making significant changes to live projects is a necessity for all organizations. Plans rarely hold up in real life; you have to improvise to ensure your efforts meet the highest quality standards and that you deliver. This willingness to make necessary changes is especially critical in the effort to alleviate poverty and provide access to the gospel.
Jesus' Economy is committed to constantly rethinking our approach in order to effectively create jobs and churches in the developing world. In this regard, our $345,000 Renew Bihar project has now been reduced to a $60,000 project. (We're also raising an additional equivalent of $10,000 through gifts-in-kind type donations, taking the total project value to $70,000.)
We're doing less than we originally planned, but we're doing it better and more efficient. The Renew Bihar project now has more clarity and focus.
Here's why we're revamping the Renew Bihar project and the changes we're making.
We appreciate your ongoing support of the Renew Bihar project and believe that these changes represents a significant advancement in the project. We will now be able to better execute this most important initiative. The revised project and fiscal goals are more manageable and many, many lives will be transformed as we meet these goals.
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Thank you again for joining us in creating jobs, planting churches, and meeting basic needs. Thank you for partnering with us to renew hope, hearts, and homes.