Completion of Healing Hearts’ Character-Building Project in Kosovo and Serbia, 2012

What better reward could anyone want than to see the smiling face on a thankful child? This was the overwhelming emotion we felt throughout the implementation of our latest Healing Hearts Balkans book distribution project.

Living in a war-torn part of the world, surrounded by poverty, suffering, and people with little or no hope, one can sometimes be hit with the thought “Am I doing enough?” The oft-used adage “Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for life” encouraged us to press in to the production and free distribution of our Bonton za Decu (“Building Children’s Character”) character-building curriculum for children ages KG – 2nd Grade

When discussing how we could best serve this needy area of Kosovo and Serbia where we have lived since 1995, it became obvious that helping to build the character of future generations would have the greatest impact on a country that has suffered through political turmoil and war for over 20 years. With vice and corruption running rampant in such an environment, the need to teach children such extremely important life-virtues as honesty, faithfulness, kindness, unselfishness, and teamwork became a strikingly obvious conclusion.

(To read the full article, click here! To view the following photos on Healing Hearts Balkans Facebook page click here!)

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