Ray of Hope: Becky Fleming
Shining Light International simply wouldn’t exist with out the support of our friends and followers. Everything that we do is made possible by your generous donations and commitment to the work we are doing in Northern Pakistan.
That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate YOU. Each month we will feature a Fan of the Month and give you a chance to hear from each other on what it is that drives you to be a part of Shining Light International.
Let us introduce you to: Tim and dana Kramer
How did you first hear about SLI?
I met the Gordons several years ago through Robin’s sister, Becci. We had breakfast together and Mike and Robin shared the amazing story of their time in Pakistan and how they started Shining Light Academy. Their passion and love for the people of Northern Pakistan is contagious and I knew I wanted to join them in this work.
What do you love about SLI?
Having been a career educator, Shining Light Academy means so much to me because Christian children, who are the minority there, are given the opportunity to receive a first class education. It was a privilege to visit the school for a few weeks last fall. I experienced first-hand the respect the community has for the quality of the curriculum and how committed the teachers are to their profession. It is a happy place where singing and laughter are heard throughout the school.
What upcoming projects are you most excited about?
I will be so excited to see land purchased for the new school. The teachers are doing their best, but they have outgrown the current facility. A new building that is owned by SLA will be a beacon of hope in the Gilgit community and will be a witness of God’s love.
Why should others become involved with Shining Light?
I wish you could meet the scholarship students! It is a joy to give to the Ray of Hope Club after the privilege of traveling to Gilgit and meeting the present and former recipients of scholarships. They are dynamic, and their hearts ready to receive and learn. They are being raised up to lead in the future. Most come from large families in small villages and would not have the opportunity to attend school without the scholarship. Seeing the money I donate so well-invested in these young lives was a great blessing and I hope to return next year to spend time with these beautiful students again. Investing in global education is a way of believing in a hopeful future for our world.