In January 1995 Ronny and Kay Heyboer were sent from Calvary Townsville to pursue their vision of making life better for the underprivileged children of Borneo.
Borneo is home to more than 14 million people, many of its children subject to poor living standards, with little or no access to health facilities or education.
Many children are malnourished and neglected, suffering from preventable diseases such as Tuberculosis, Malaria and Typhoid. At a young age children leave home in search of work to pay for food, living and a possible education – a responsibility no child should need to bear.
Ronny and Kay were so moved with the need of Borneo’s children, they established in West Kalimantan what is now known as Living Waters Village.
Over two decades Living Waters has grown to consist of over 300 hectares (or 700 acres) of land in the dense jungle of Borneo, providing help to more than 1,000 neglected children who would otherwise be homeless.
Living Waters provides education to 600 primary and high school aged children through its comprehensive training centre, with vision to increase to 2,000 students. The site also features a praise and worship centre, workers’ and teachers’ accommodation, a medical clinic, bakery, nursery and Bible College.
Developing initiatives include reaching remote villages to deliver the gospel and plant churches amongst isolated people groups in Indonesia.
It has been an ongoing commitment of Calvary to support the work of Ronny and Kay and Living Waters Village. Through Calvary Worldwide we have the opportunity to care for Borneo’s children, providing security, hope and purpose through housing, medical care and education.