After a couple of flight delays, we finally made our way to Surabaya and went to visit PAPK (Orphanage and Ministry of Love). This is an orphanage LDSC worked with several years ago, donating beds, mattresses, pots and pans, etc. We went to see if they remembered LDSC (they didn’t) and to see if they were in need of anything (they are.)
The Orphanage has 42 children ranging in age from babies to 25. The school-age kids attend regular school in the day and stay in the orphanage at night.
The Orphanage also has a house across the street where there are 105 older, mentally or physically challenged adults.
The orphanage management is going to meet and give it some more thought, and come up with the a list of needs, which we will then use in our request to Hong Kong.