(Greenville, SC) - Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc. took three associates on a trip to Iringa, Tanzania, Africa in January. While there, they worked for and visited with Daily Bread Life Children’s Home.
Daily Bread Life Children’s Home was opened in 2006, after a prayer by Eastern owners Kip and Kim Miller was realized. Kip and Kim Miller had a desire to open an orphanage placed upon them in 2002. Between 2002 and 2006, the Millers were connected with a couple in Africa who dreamed of running the orphanage through Teleios Ministry (based out of Greenville). The orphanage was started with 6 children and has now had over 125 children provided with a home, food, clothing, medical care, and love.
While visiting Africa, the Eastern Industrial team witnessed seven people being baptized from Acts Fellowship. Eastern painted the dining hall, the boys’ dorm, and the girls’ dorm. These were large projects as they painted rooms, hallways, and outside building walls over the course of one week.
The three Eastern associates who traveled to volunteer brought a tremendous amount of luggage - not for themselves but for the children. The suitcases were filled with donations for Daily Bread Life Children’s Home, including clothes, shoes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, basketballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, and lots of treats for the kids.
David Kay, Director of Eastern Cares, stated, “This year's trip to Tanzania was amazing. We were able to paint the rooms and hallways of the girl's and boy's dorms. We also painted the study hall and four outside walls. The team worked very well together. Despite all the rain, we were able to accomplish what we set out to do. There were two new children brought to Daily Bread Life Children's School the week we were there. Seeing lives being rescued is a great reminder of what those facilities are all about!”
Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc. is extremely grateful for the ability to travel to Africa and help others in this way. For more information on Eastern Cares or Daily Bread Life Children’s Home, visit www.easternfirst.com.
About Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc.
Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc. is a premier distributor of pipe, valves, fittings, and commercial plumbing products. Eastern also specializes in valve automation and pipe fabrication. Eastern is defined by its purpose to have a positive impact on the lives of others by demonstrating the God-honoring values of caring, honesty, integrity, self-responsibility, and being positive.
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