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A Picture of Life in the Village of Bitragunta

While most of the world is experiencing the adventure of winter,
the village of Bitragunta in the southern Indian state of Andhra
Pradesh is living through a year-long summer. Even in the
month of December, temperatures regularly reach 90°F and a
pervasive humidity causes your clothes to stick to your skin and
your body to tire easily. Nevertheless, at 8:00 am each day,
Bitragunta's children wait for the school bus. After enjoying a
full day of learning, they rush from the bus stop to the local
Covenant Child Development Center, ready to study well into the
night alongside their friends and teachers.

Not only do the children frequent Bitragunta's CCDC church-
based center during the week, but local leaders have set up a
“Saturday Club,” which most of the students gladly attend as
well. During this weekend club, the children are taught Indian
civics, practical life skills, hobbies, and Bible lessons. This
week's lesson was on Samson and his powerful strength serving
to teach the children that no matter what obstacles they face in
life, they can always trust that God will be with them.

As the end of the year approaches, the children of Bitragunta are
studying for their final exams. The syllabus is rigorous, but
Bitragunta's children have been up to the task with stellar
grades and capable tutors to assist them. We fully believe in
them as they prepare to prove just how hard they have worked
over this past year.

As always, thank you for your continued support. Without you,
there would be no CCDC in Bitragunta and no place for these
determined children to learn the skills and the information
needed to learn their way out of poverty. If you believe in our
mission and would like to help us grow, kindly consider
donating below. From Bitragunta, and the bottoms of our hearts, Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year!

We are so grateful for you and your generous partnership.

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