Sponsor Caroline Elesaesser for Putu Dharma

When Caroline contacted me to sponsor a child, that same day Putu Dharma Yasa told me in a personal conversation of the troublesome burden to pay for his child’s school uniform and books, a payment that was due again at the beginning of the school year. It seemed like divine coordination to have Caroline offer to become a sponsor of six Balinese families at this time!

Putu Darma Yasa lives with his oldest boy age 11 in 2013, his wife and his youngest son of two years old, in one … Continue Reading

Sponsors Monique de Laat of Gede Gardener’s

I met Gede Widnyana years ago, when working on the construction of Shambala, His eyes were shining like those of a deer,  gentle, but strong, committed to his work, whatever that was. For months I observed him and discovered a jewel.

Since then I asked him to come work as a gardener at Shambala. The father, Gede Widnyana, a man who always gives his best and works from his heart, as can be seen in his work as a gardener, shining forth from his eyes like a saint, is supporting … Continue Reading

Sponsors Gabriella Davalos of Komang Mudasih’s youngest daughter Shanti


Sharing one is a bedroom and living room the mother and father had to send the eldest of the two daughters to live with the grandparents, who are now helping to pay for schooling.

Shanti’s father is of Chinese descent, and, although already third-generation Balinese, he’s still ostracized for his back.

He is one of the few males who followed his wife to her hometown. His wife could not bear the thought of leaving her family, and out of pure love he decided … Continue Reading