The Church at Brook Hills had the privilege of commissioning Kristina O. in 2011 to Pune, India. Kristina's background and area of study is in education and she has used this to help provide quality education opportunities in Pune where over 45% of the 6 million people live in an urban slum. Kristina's main role is the director of Bright Star Education. Bright Star was founded in 2005 as a means of offering hope and a brighter future to the poor and disadvantaged of Pune, India. Kristina leads and directs the day-to-day operations and future development for the school.
Today, there are over a hundred children receiving quality education and hearing the good news of Christ. Through this school Kristina and her staff are able to participate in shaping the hearts and minds of the students and their families to equip them to break the cycle of poverty and to live a purposeful life.
Ways to pray:
- Kristina and her husband Parag are currently stateside. Pray for their time here to be restful and joyful as they visit with their friends and family.
- Most of the students who attend Bright Star Education School come from impoverished communities. Pray for God to use this education opportunity to open their hearts as they hear about Christ and to equip their young minds with knowledge and understanding for their future. Pray for the cyle of poverty to be broken in their lives through the hope they find in Christ and the opportunities the school is providing.
- Pray for God to continue to give Kristina the wisdom she needs to serve and equip the teachers, students, and families at the school. Pray for God to receive great glory from each child at Bright Star.