Helping victims of earthquakes and tsunamis

Quotes

Below are some quotes from people who have visited our projects in Indonesia, and from some of our supporters.

Steve, Jane & Naomi Everard - April 2017

Through the support of

BEATS, children are given a loving and secure home and an enriching

Education that sets them on their journey into adult life. Spending time with them has been an

Amazing experience.

The children and staff give out so much happiness and

Share their faith and the joy of being together. It has been such a privilege to spend time with them and to be a part of their lives.

Mo Anderson - October 2016

Amazed how happy they all are with so little possessions and a tough life.

Emotional roller coaster

Frustration that I could not do more (wave a magic wand!)

Shocked by what some of these children have coped with in their short lives

Happy because they have Sarah, Pak Ndraha, Mena and all the lovely teachers and carers in their lives and that there is hope for their future with all the love and support they have.

Margaret Symonds - July 2016

This was the most amazing trip I have ever been on. Apart from seeing first-hand the effects of the Boxing Day tsunami in the museum and sights of Banda Aceh, it was so lovely to meet such friendly, welcoming and loving people. It’s so important to see the workings and results of any charity programme, although often not practical for many to do so, and here in Indonesia I experienced everything one could wish for. The children and staff are so wonderful, so full of joy and hope despite their experiences, so grateful  for anything that is done for them and both children’s homes, YACAN and YASAH, are filled with a love that is tangible and embraces all. I learnt so much and received so much love I felt both proud to be part of it but also humbled by their openness, gratitude, acceptance of what life brings and hopes for their future.

Sally Ann Jackson - October 2015

If you want to grow your faith, visit YASAH and YACAN orphanages in Indonesia. In YASAH to wake at 5 a.m. to the sound of children singing worship songs, rising, no, soaring, from the centre of the square building which is open to the sky and to live in the love and care of this large family.

In YACAN, a lovely smaller mirror image of YASAH, a close family of unrelated children of 6 to 21 year olds, who love and look after each other, secure, nurtured and trained up in righteousness and all these children being encouraged to be ambitious for their future.

 

James Holland - July/August 2014

The children and staff were some of the friendliest and most humbling people that I've ever come across, and I have witnessed first-hand the amazing work of BEATS. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at YASAH and YACAN, and I hope that my trip to Indonesia will be the first of many!

Seen here at YASAH with some university students and giving a sport lesson

The first university student to graduate said: "Thank you for the many years you have sponsored me, so that I can arrive at where I am now. Although I cannot repay all you have given, I am sure God will repay it."

Ian Maclennan December 2014

"It's my last day in Indonesia today. I am really sad to leave this beautiful country and these amazingly friendly people!"  

The picture (right) shows Ian with some of the sponsored teachers, holding letters from their sponsors.

Jane Inglis December 2013

"Thank you for the photo of our sponsored child, holding gifts which were bought with our money. It is always good to see that the money given to BEATS gets to her and is usefully spent for appropriate needs." At YACAN in December 2013 (Left)

Joey Constable and Yingli Chen both visited in October 2013

Joey said:"The children are incredible and I have learnt many lessons from them. They approach everything with tons of passion and excitement, treating chores like hobbies and hobbies like they are living the dream. Pak Ndraha and his family are some of the most humble people I have ever met; they are fantastic role models to everybody here and wonderful hosts."

Yingli said:"Even though we only stayed in YACAN for three days, I felt being part of the family ever since the first day we arrived. We could not communicate very much in detail, as we speak different languages; but I always feel their over-pouring love for us. We barely knew each other, where is this passionate love from?"

Sarah Lewis, a teacher at Seaford College, Petworth, taught English at the YASAH school in July 2013. Her blog gives a fascinating insight into her experiences and the lives of the children and their teachers. Click here to view Sarah's blog

"I loved the photos of Hema having a great time with his pals.  What a healthy happy looking boy, very nice to see him thriving." L Field (Sponsor of Hema)

"The level of BEATS communication and feedback right now is fantastic. We feel very blessed and valued. We think that Elsa does too which is a credit to all who care for her day to day." M & B Wilson (Sponsors of Elsa)

"I will never forget the love and sense of community during my time as a volunteer at YASAH. For me the volunteering was a way of giving and it was also a very spiritual journey." S. Lewis

“With BEATS we know exactly how our donations are being spent. Real people making a real difference on the ground.”  C. Madinaveitia

“I have been with BEATS since 2006 and have found it a highly fulfilling way to give. BEATS allows me to help a specific person on the other side of the world, to know that my money is making a difference and, through the facility, to exchange letters, gifts and photographs to build a personal relationship with the recipient.” P. Bennett

“Love in action, where you can be confident your donation gets to the heart of the need – straight to the orphaned children.” J. Fair

"I've looked at all the BEATS' leaflets and actually it's very interesting." (James, aged 9)

"I didn't really have any idea of what to expect of my trip to visit the orphans in Aceh and Medan but it was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone. The team of volunteers were all extremely welcoming and the children were exactly like children at home in England : liked to play, loved presents, enjoyed the beach and had a tendency to be a little mischievous at times.” C. Maclennan

“ BEATS is a charity where you know your financial support is going to the heart of the issue. You get to know the children you are supporting.” S. Williams

"Going out to Indonesia has made me much more aware of the wonderful work that BEATS are doing. It is not just about our giving to the children but it is also about building relationships, showing our love to them by spending time with them and taking personal messages to them from their sponsors. The children and families welcomed us warmly with thanks and gratitude for the support we give. Meeting my sponsored child was a wonderful experience. I felt welcomed and embraced  immediately by his whole family. I feel privileged to have been able to meet him and be welcomed into his home." E. Hooper

“I think it worthwhile supporting BEATS as it makes me feel personally involved with the lad I am helping. Updates from him and the team at BEATS help keep me informed with progress. Other charities seem to have a more distant attitude where I feel my money just goes into a big pot.” J. Collins

“BEATS beats the odds and brings happiness to the orphans.” P. Simpson

“ BEATS get straight to the problem and cuts out the middleman.”  M. Salmon

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