“Living in community, loving like Christ and living like Christ is a reality of the educational experience being taught at the Madina Village School. During my brief time there for the school dedication, I was inspired to be a better Christ follower. I can’t wait to go back”
— Craig Duke UMC Pastor
I got involved with this project some 10 years ago to help Francis fulfill his dream. I now realize that this is an opportunity to fulfill the dreams of hundreds of children who otherwise have no chance.
— Enos Burkhart
Being a part of this project is the most amazing experience of my life, seeing it go from impossible dream to hand-made blocks in an empty field, to gray walls with children watching as the builders set each block in place, seeing local trees being made into child-sized desks,…and on the other side, back in my US school, having children bring me their own books, and crayons and pencils they’ve bought to share with the children of Madina.

Absolutely priceless!

— Bobbie Mustapha, board member, wife of Francis
I had the privilege of spending a few weeks in Madina during the summer of 2013, and to see first hand the amazing accomplishment of building a school where there has never been one. I was part of a team that provided training for the dedicated group of teachers, organized supplies, and helped with the first ever registration. Madina Village School is a ray of hope in a country that has suffered much. Any gift you can give will be much appreciated by my new young friends in Madina.

— Joanne Cearbaugh, ELL Teacher Fort Wayne Community Schools