Celebrate Africa is a periodic gathering of all Africa International Workers intended to provide renewal and intentional recognition of exceptional work done on the continent. VISION Celebrate Africa will celebrate the hard work and dedication of Africa workers and provide tools for them to return to their respective fields affirmed, refreshed and restored. This fund will cover the on the ground costs for the missionaries. STRATEGY WorldVenture Africa International Workers work as Bible Translators, Church Planters, Discipleship Leaders, Leadership Development Workers, Business As Mission Entrepreneurs, Sports Leaders, Refugee Camp Workers, English As a Second Language Helpers and so much More. The purpose of the gathering is to encourage them in the Word of God, let them know they are appreciated, give them times of quiet and reflection, as well as fun. We will have a guest speaker from the USA and an African national as well as an African national singing group to provide times of worship and refreshment where the missionaries do not have to be “on”. The speaker will have been chosen by a majority of missionaries and will be coming with a word to build them up. Secondly, we will have special awards given because of things that leadership has seen that they will not have realized are worth an award such as special kindnesses or pushing through during terrible difficulties. Thirdly, we will have spiritual directors and counselors on hand for people to be quiet, talk, reflect, and decompress at times throughout the day and night to ensure that everyone is able to still their hearts and souls in a confidential atmosphere. Lastly, there will be sightseeing, tourism and free time for fun, games and just doing nothing at all!
Funds will be used to support the Kennedy Children's Center and Home. PROBLEM These children have homes, but are sent to beg from morning until often late at night. Many times these children have been provided very little food to sustain themselves, are almost always dirty and unkempt to appeal to those they are begging from. Many children have no opportunity to receive an education and many times do not even know their own age. Their parent(s) are many times uneducated, without work and often do not properly care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of their children. VISION The Kennedy Center focuses on reaching the at-risk children on the streets of Korcha, Albania. STRATEGY The Kennedy Children's Center and Home has two components. The first is a day center where children can experience a warm, safe and encouraging environment along with a good lunch and Bible-focused activities. The children are also taught basic hygiene and develop healthy relationships with the staff. These relationships are key to the hope that through them the children will open themselves to hearing that the warmth and comfort they are experiencing comes from Jesus Christ. The second component is a 24-hour care home for girls who are in highly abusive and/or dangerous situations. Besides being well-cared for, the children living in this home attend school and receive medical and dental care. CAPACITY The monthly cost for each child runs about $80. (Social Sector & Family)
Albanians have great potential in working with the least-reached peoples of the world. Funds from this project will provide the start-up costs for a training school that is being established to educate students for cross-cultural ministry in the least-reached areas of the world. VISION This school is a cooperative effort between an Albanian association of churches, WorldVenture and other agencies. Their goal is to promote the formation of Albanian-sending agencies. STRATEGY Some partner agencies will contribute personnel and training and resources. This project is part of WorldVenture's partnership to make the training viable. CAPACITY Eight scholarships are needed for first-year students ($300 each). Help with travel for instructors ($1,000) and learning materials ($500) will also be needed. (Church)
As Albanians prepare to serve cross-culturally in least-reached areas, a vital part of their training will be on-field mentored projects. Experiencing ministry in other cultures will create an awareness of field needs and an understanding of cross-cultural issues. Since the local economy makes travel extremely expensive, donations to this project will help fund travel expenses for Albanians going to Asia or the Middle East for short-term mission trips. VISION The potential for Albanians to go into some of the least-reached areas of the world is high, perhaps dozens over the next 5-7 years. CAPACITY A roundtrip ticket from Korca to Istanbul per person is $125-$160. Daily food per person costs $7-$10. A roundtrip bus ticket from Istanbul to Eastern Turkey per person is $75-$90. Two nights in a hostel per person is $30. (Church)
This project is designed to promote church planting, leadership development and the fostering of a mission-sending focus in partnership with the Albanian church movement. Since financial resources are limited, funds will support Albanian Christians involved in ministry. PROBLEM The Albanian economy has made progress over the 15+ years that democracy has been implemented, but unemployment hovers at around 50%. The church is much stronger in people than in financial resources, and to continues to invest in new ministries, financial partnership will help to overcome this temporary lack. CAPACITY One full-time worker's salary and benefits totals $200 per month. (Church)
The Kennedy Foundation, a legal entity in Albania, serves as the compassion arm of the local evangelical church of Korca. The foundation is run by a board of directors made up of both foreign missionaries and local pastors. It is fully staffed by the church. The Kennedy Foundation supports several ministries including a medical clinic, physical therapy, elderly care, special education and a children's center. The Medical Clinic specializes in in-home wound care, diabetes testing, providing low-cost eye glasses, and other medical needs. Within the clinic, Albanian nurses have been trained to administer physical therapy for stroke patients and physically handicapped children. The Elderly Care Center serves the elderly in the Korca community through assisting with grocery shopping, cleaning houses, running errands and providing companionship. The Special Education focuses on teaching children whose handicaps prevent them from attending regular school. The teachers work patiently and diligently with the children to show their parents and caretakers the inherent worth inside each child. The Children's Center focuses on meeting the needs of at-risk children. Funds from this project will support these ministries. PROBLEM Though some of the ministries do try to offset some of their costs by charging small amounts for their services, the reality is that those served are poor and the goal is to serve despite ability to pay. VISION The foundation seeks to spread the gospel in Korca and its surrounding areas by meeting the physical needs of the poor, elderly and needy. STRATEGY Each of the above projects has its own budget. At this point, our goal is to raise support for the Foundation in general, to be used wherever it's most needed. (Social Sector & Family)
At the most basic level, Albania lacks the social services infrastructure necessary to house and care for girls rescued from abuse. The Korçë Evangelical Church and the Kenedi Foundation saw this need and believed that a Christ centered care home should be opened to provide refuge for these girls. So, in 2004 we opened the Kenedi Safe Home for Girls. Girls who were once sexually abused, beaten and severely neglected are now loved, growing and thriving. They are surrounded by people who want the best for them and who would never hurt them. They are safe. PROBLEM In Albania, national and international trafficking of young Albanian girls is a real and immediate threat. Furthermore, physical and or extreme emotional abuse towards girls is an all too common occurrence. Prosecution of sex-based crimes against women and young girls is on the rise, but there exists a real problem within the Albanian social services system of how to care for and protect girls who have been removed from situations of abuse. VISION We pray that the traumas of abuse and neglect experienced by our girls will fade and be replaced by love. We know this will take time, and tears, but we will be here for them and love them through the hard parts. STRATEGY Our comfortable three-story home extends grace by offering a safe place for girls aged four to eighteen to heal and grow. We have room here for eight girls, and have a family-orientated atmosphere, small enough for individual care. Girls who are currently being sexually abused or are in immediate danger of being trafficked are our highest concern. We also take in girls who are suffering extreme neglect and or physical abuse. We focus on long-term care and work with the state to secure custody of each girl we bring into the home. They truly become part of the family. Our director, and four “house moms” watch over the girls and love them, providing for their emotional, physical and educational needs just as a faithful birth mother would. We are Christ-centered and love these girls with Christ’s love. Prayer, a close connection to church family and Christ-focused relationships help make this home a success. CAPACITY Budget Items for 12 month period: Staff - includes director and four house moms $ 26,495.00 Food $ 6,500.00 Electricity $ 750.00 Water $ 510.00 Gas $ 170.00 Home care materials and cleaning supplies $ 800.00 Heating $ 650.00 Medical care $ 1,800.00 Telephone $ 260.00 Legal expenses $ 250.00 School materials $ 500.00 Personal money for girls $ 650.00 Miscellaneous 2% $ 550.00 Total $ 39,885.00 (Social Sector & Family)
According to a recent study, out of a total population of 2.8 million, Albania has somewhere around 10,000 evangelical believers who are regular committed church attendees (only about 1/3 of 1%). We see the need for new churches to be planted and our hope is that Impact Movement (Tirana) will be the start of a church planting movement both inside and outside the borders of Albania.
Our vision is to be a contemporary church that has IMPACT in the communities that surround us, helping others to know God and to make Him known. Our goal is to see a church planting movement started in Albania that can ultimately spread across the Balkans.
We will use a variety of efforts (relational evangelism, targeted evangelistic events, English camps, children's outreach, youth outreach, young professionals seminars, Christian literature publication, conferences and retreats, short term mission teams) along with other means to make an IMPACT.
Tirana is a fast growing city and real estate prices are expensive. The city is very densely populated and this is both a blessing and a challenge in trying to reach people. We are aiming to rent a 2,000 square foot space that could host 60-70 adults and 20-25 kids during weekend services. The space will be functional for our church sanctuary, have space for children’s ministry, as well as a church office.
We have a projected monthly budget need of $2030.00 This will allow us to rent a meeting space, have a modest ministry budget and meet our legal obligations before the Albanian government.
Thank you for partnering with us in making an IMPACT!
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SEBEA a Distancia is the theological extension program of the Baptist churches of NW Argentina. SEBEA stands for "Seminario Bautista Evangelico Argentino." In English, that would be the Argentine Evangelical Baptist Seminary. Funds raised through this special project will be used to subsidize the purchase of literature for the students of the program. PROBLEM Many students of the SEBEA a Distancia program struggle to have the funds to purchase the literature they need for the courses. VISION This project fits under the WorldVenture purpose of equipping leaders. Through this project we can help them by reducing the purchase price of materials, making them accessible. (Education)
The PAM project provides funds to assist in the support and travel of Argentine church planters and itinerant pastors. VISION This project fits under the purposes of healthy churches and equipping leaders because it allows Argentine pastors to plant churches and visit existing rural churches. STRATEGY WorldVenture missionaries can focus their efforts on theological training and other key ministries because Argentine colleagues meet the needs which were cared for by missionaries in the past. CAPACITY Ways to support the PAM project are: --$1,000 to support an itinerant pastor in the mountain valleys, Tartagal area, or Puna --$1,200 to support an itinerant pastor in the Valle de Lerma or a church planter in the city of Guemes. (Church)
This project is aimed at children who are often headed towards delinquency and prostitution. VISION The goal is to extend care and compassion to children so that they become followers of the Lord and useful members of society. CAPACITY A total of $4,500 can help purchase a building to house the ministry. Another $500 will provide refreshments served during the weekly activities. (Social Sector & Family)
The Resident Seminary trains Christians to serve the local church in all areas of ministry. Funds from this project will help subsidize the seminary's costs and allow students who are struggling with the devastated Argentine economy to continue their education. PROBLEM In past years, students have covered well over 60% of the seminary's costs. Yet keeping costs low will allow more students to attend. VISION The funds raised are directly used to make disciples for Christ and equip leaders for the church. (Church)
WorldVenture's emphasis on partnership in missions is the focus of this project. Argentina is working to send out missionaries. After many years of our work in Argentina, it is important to see the church association have a vision to send missionaries. They have already sent missionaries to Bolivia and now plan to send a couple to Mozambique. PROBLEM The movement of missions south and east is very real. The growing church outside of the West has a strong desire to participate in world missions. However, often these churches do not have the capital to cover some of the higher costs of moving a family to another country. VISION We can encourage our sister churches in Argentina by assisting them in their vision to send missionaries by contributing to help with some of the costs. STRATEGY While they will be responsible for the support of their missionaries, we want to help them with some of the larger one-time expenses to show that we support them in this venture. CAPACITY Transportation to the field: $5,000 Shipping their possessions to the field: $3,000 Set-up costs: $5,000 A vehicle on the field: $25,000 (Church)
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This project supports a ministry in Austria that reaches out to victims of human trafficking caught in prostitution. Due to security reasons, the ministry must remain nameless. This particular ministry in Vienna can only exist through contributions of personal supporters and churches. One married couple is leading this very difficult project. A team of women has been built that goes out several times a week to make contact with the women working on the streets, trying to establish a relationship with them through which they can share Christ's love. We attend prayer meetings, try to encourage the workers and, as a team, pray for direction on how involved we actually should/can become. PROBLEM The financial needs are great and more workers are needed full-time. VISION We are fulfilling two of WorldVenture's 5 Worldwide Objectives: Evangelizing the Peoples of the World and Extending Grace. STRATEGY Our current goal is to raise $10,000 annually for the ministry to go towards the costs necessary to reach out to these women on the streets. In the future, as the ministry grows, it could be that we would be able to promote specific projects, such as a safe house for the women. (Social Sector & Family)
Building some simple church and school structures on donated land in three key areas will provide future bases for foreign missionaries to further proclaim the gospel as God leads. Medical and relief aid could also be ministered to the needy. The Muslim, Hindu, and tribal peoples are responsive to this type of lifestyle, community-minded evangelism. We seek to provide an example of true Christian compassion in various forms through Christian teachers, one of whom is to be the village/suburb CEB pastor. PROBLEM The Bangladeshi people are among the least evangelized, poorest, most densely populated, and yet most hospitable people on the planet. Though a fundamental Muslim nation, there is some freedom for Bangladeshis to promote the gospel. These beginning stages are crucial for the young Bangladesh Evangelical Church. The national partners have taken the first step in donating precious small tracts of land. Now is the time for us to step up and do our part in providing young work with simple structures for worship of the one true God. VISION The Venture 2010 goals of establishing new areas, baptizing new believers, and adding new churches are the goals of this national church. STRATEGY Ongoing support is crucial for the future years. A church could easily adopt one district, becoming a sister church sharing needs, prayer, and praises via email and phone. Once established, these simple structures will become the center of spiritual life in these spiritually dark areas. We have chosen to begin with three new schools in strategic locations. Future theological training can be provided from other Asian or American sources, thus bringing much needed pastoral and evangelistic training. The Bangladesh Evangelical Church now partners with Campus Life Bangladesh by providing valuable follow-up to their groundwork of basic evangelism. CLB has committed $750 toward the building of such a structure in the North East where God is at work among tribal people. CAPACITY The government registration fees for the land transfers are $250-$500 each. The building of the structures is estimated at $2,400. Needed startup funds for the primary schools will be approximately $250. Muslim, Hindu, and Christian students could be supported with $20-$30. Another need is for honorariums of $50 per month to give to national pastors and evangelists. This stipend helps keep these dedicated brothers ministering as only they can, within their own culture and language. (Church)
As of October 2013, we now have two properties which have modest church buildings on them. We have held our medical clinics in these buildings on three occasions. Future plans are to start some schools in the existing church structures for the community. PROBLEM We currently lack about $600 to complete the evangelist quarters addition and toilet. Second, Muslims in the community have been seeking to take over a portion of our small property since there is no appropriate boundary wall. Also, our church well has been vandalized and capped off for a few years since we have no fence. It is used to draw water for baptism and serves the entire village. VISION These projects work to establish churches, evangelize neighboring villages, and extend grace in terms of clean drinking water and other facilities. CAPACITY We need $600 for the construction of the evangelist quarters and toilet. A boundary wall for an earlier church project would cost about $2,600. The well could be repaired for $200. (Science & Medicine)
We need adequately trained leaders who can meet the needs of the growing body of Christ. PROBLEM We currently only have a few evangelists and our national leader who have theological training. Currently there are more coming to Christ than our evangelists and national pastors can adequately disciple and shepherd. Only one man is "qualified" to baptize, due to a lack of theological training. STRATEGY This in-country opportunity is inexpensive. One training course for the Muslim-background candidate is a two-year program, which incorporates a practicum allowing students to go back to their village after two weeks in class. This is repeated every three months. CAPACITY Currently we have four students who are enrolling at about $105 per student. (Education)
There is currently no WorldVenture missionary in-country. In the past two years alone, national leaders have engaged several thousand non-believers in relationship evangelism and are seeing 400 to 500 come to Christ as the Lord enables. PROBLEM We need to expand by planting new churches to disciple the believers. The converts typically are very poor and cannot fully support a pastor, nor do they yet understand the discipline and blessing of giving. VISION The national leaders go beyond what Americans can legally and otherwise accomplish as the Lord enables. STRATEGY We now have some new ministerial candidates receiving training and we need to provide support for them as they begin to work full-time for the Lord. CAPACITY Stipends for town or city pastors and evangelists are $80-$100. A village pastor's stipend is $60. (Church)
We purchased two good projectors from Campus Crusade, including the Jesus film and a health film. Through two- to four-day excursions, our national teams have experienced great success in terms of building relationships and in actual conversions to Christ through these efforts. Of the near 75,000 villages in Bangladesh, many have not received an adequate witness of the gospel. We strive to work where no one else is ministering. PROBLEM We need money for travel, setup, fuel for the generator, etc. VISION We seek to establish the ultimate vision of Bangladesh Evangelical Church through showing the Jesus film and other social awareness films and making follow-up evangelism. STRATEGY Our brothers and sisters have outlined an extended plan to show the Jesus film to many unevangelized in this Muslim nation. These men and women literally place their lives at risk in these bold evangelistic outreaches. They are willing to proceed, in faith and in boldness, but they lack the financial means to accomplish this. CAPACITY We can continue at an achievable rate with approximately $800 per year invested in this type of evangelism. A year of honorariums for the Jesus film team members will be about $4,500 and for the follow-up team, $2,500. The travel allowance is $2,000. Fuel and maintenance of the generator will cost $1,200 per year, and tracts, Bibles, and New Testaments for distribution will cost another $1,200. The pastor's honorarium for a year costs $3,200. Finally other operational costs will be approximately $1,000. (Media)
Due to the poverty level of most of our target groups and churches, we are in need of money to simply provide the Word of God to those whom the Lord is saving. This fund will supply Bibles in M and H versions. PROBLEM Many struggle to provide one meal a day as day laborers, attempting to exist on a dollar or two a day. STRATEGY Upon baptism, it has been our custom to provide a "full Bible" to each new believer. Sometimes the New Testament is all that we have been able to provide. Our national church planter sincerely needs our help with this important need. CAPACITY A New Testament costs about $2.25. Full Bibles are $4 each. (Arts & Entertainment)
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The Parchment Project for the Bible is a tool to be used for evangelism & discipleship. In 2014, the first phase of the project makes the New Testament accessible on parchmentproject.com. In 2015, the second phase will include the Old Testament.
Essentially, the Parchment Project reduces the intimidation associated with reading, understanding and teaching an entire book of the Bible. It accomplishes this with a layout for 17 books that only uses two facing pages each per book.
When this special project is fully funded, any of these 17 books can be downloaded as a pdf file and printed onto 2 sheets of paper, either US letter-size or A4 international. The 10 longer books can be printed out according to their literary sections.
For many years, the printed edition has proven to be a useful format for training leaders to study, teach and preach entire books of the Bible in Belgium. People of peace, who desire to learn about God, will be able to download and read books with discretion, if need be.
The website will make the pdf files more accessible to people in Brussels, around Belgium and beyond on the world wide web. VISION The Parchment Project makes a better Bible reading and Bible study experience by placing entire books in a full view format. STRATEGY The parchmentproject.com has received non-commercial permission from Biblica to offer each book of the New Testament for the following 3 versions: NIV-USA, NIV-UK, and the popular French translation, La Bible du Semeur. The website will include a summary of each book as well as lessons for studying the Bible inductively. CAPACITY Two thousand dollars are needed for the non-commercial permission from Biblica for two years and an additional $1000 to build and maintain the website. (Media)
This project provides opportunities for WorldVenture personnel, local Christians, and other international agencies to engage in ministry through sports. Funds from this project will be used for equipment, and renting and maintaining FormaSport's facility. Basketball camps and clinics are held at the center as well as other sports-related events. VISION These programs treat the mind, body, and soul. They create redemptive and compassionate relationships among Europeans, North Africans, and Central Africans. STRATEGY FormaSport meets people at the level of a passion for sports and begin sharing the passion that Jesus Christ has for them. CAPACITY Some components of the project are: --Rent of office and gyms, plus insurance ($7,500 yearly) --Transportation ($3,000) --Equipment and administration ($1,500) (Arts & Entertainment)
WorldVenture workers in Brazil are involved in a bi-annual training event for church leaders. This project provides needed funds for these week-long events. PROBLEM Ten years ago when this seminary was started, it was fully funded by the mission. Now the students pay for 90% of the costs with the goal of bringing the students' contributions up to cover the entire costs. VISION The goal is to not only give theological tools and the ministry tools to a worker but also work in building character. The money helps subsidize the costs related to the extension seminary training. STRATEGY This seminary meets twice a year for a week at a time. It was set up to reach pastors and workers in the more rural part of the state who do not have an opportunity to attend a regular seminary. This project helps pay for the purchase of books and the Brazilian teacher's transportation. (Church)
Pastors, missionaries, and Christian workers in various ministries seek graduate training to sharpen their professional skills and to serve as teachers at various levels. PROBLEM Most graduate students are involved in full ministry positions, some of which pay salaries that are minimal. VISION This project directly impacts our goal of training leaders. STRATEGY Training "trainers" can be an extremely strategic investment which can be multiplied through the lives and ministries of those they in turn teach. CAPACITY Costs vary at different institutions, but $200 monthly can generally pay the full cost of full-time graduate study. (Education)
Pan American Christian Academy (PACA) acquired property adjacent to the school for expansion purposes. The school serves grades K-12 providing a Christian education to missionary children and children within the Brazilian community. WorldVenture has both contributed to and benefitted from PACA over decades of work together. VISION A mutual relationship of cooperation has ensured that not only MKs but children from all families are ensured a solid, Christian education in an increasingly pluralistic and misguided society. STRATEGY Funds from this project will be used to pay off bank notes and refurbish and develop the property for appropriate school use. The new facilities will include room for a fully-functional pre-school and extra classroom space. (Education)
Pastors and other Christian workers in various ministries seek training at the Sao Paulo Baptist Seminary. PROBLEM Many students are involved in ministry positions and also working full-time jobs to pay the costs of their studies. VISION Financial help could allow students to benefit more from their time in the seminary. STRATEGY This project provides funds to students who are unable to pay their tuition and other expenses. CAPACITY The full cost of a student's tuition at the Sao Paulo Baptist Seminary can be covered with $150 monthly. (Education)
Promifé is a twice-a-year evangelistic outreach that is used to establish churches and further the work of the Brazilian church. This project provides funds to short-term teams made up of American and Brazilian workers. PROBLEM Each Promifé must be subsidized since costs outweigh the participation fees. Costs are generated in three major areas: transportation, food, and evangelistic tracts and material. In addition, we need to purchase our own equipment such as kitchen utensils, children's materials, ad AV equipment. VISION The project seeks to make disciples of Christ; establish healthy, reproducing churches; and equip leaders for the church. STRATEGY The teams assist churches through evangelistic projects. Thousands of people have become Christians through these events; others have received the desire to go into ministry themselves and churches have been established. (Church)
This project funds the purchase and distribution of 20,000 Portuguese New Testaments to be given out in Japan. PROBLEM About two hundred thousand Brazilians, largely of Japanese descent, live and work in Japan who need to hear the promises of the Bible. STRATEGY Due to worsening economic conditions in Japan, many are more open to hearing about Christ while there. CAPACITY Each seeker's New Testament will run about $1.15 to be delivered to Japan. (Church)
This special project helps fund Brazilian-led mission effort to care for orphans in Indonesia. PROBLEM Most of these orphaned children lost their parents in violent massacres and are in desperate need of care mentally, physically and spiritually. The tsunami on December 26, 2004, has created an even greater need for an orphanage ministry in South Asia. Many children have been placed in other orphanages due to a lack of space. VISION We teach children orphaned by religious violence to love those who killed their parents. Through this, we wish to encourage Indonesian Christians to reach out to their Muslim neighbors in Christian love rather than by escalating the cycle of violence. STRATEGY Trauma counseling, English and music classes, food, clothing and housing are already being provided to the children. Funds will also be used to help build a facility that will allow this ministry to reach out to even more children than what the current rented facilities can handle. Remarkable progress has been seen with the children. Children who dreamed of growing up to kill Muslims are now involved in ministries of compassion to needy Muslims. CAPACITY A donor can sponsor a child for as little as $30 a month. An additional $20,000 is needed to build the new orphanage facility. (Social Sector & Family)
Leadership training requires the availability of good books for study and research. The Baptist seminaries in São Paulo, Brazil, will use these funds to purchase books for students to use in their studies. PROBLEM The libraries at the Baptist seminaries need continued aid to meet the needs of students and pastors. The accreditation process they are entering will require multiple copies of the books that are used as texts for the courses given. CAPACITY Many textbooks can be purchased by libraries for $30 and used by students and pastors for many years. (Church)
Funds help defray the costs of various evangelistic efforts by short-term teams. Each year short-term teams assist missionaries in a variety of evangelistic opportunities. PROBLEM Hosting short-term teams generates costs in the area of gasoline, toll booths, food, and evangelistic material. AV equipment needs to be maintained and eventually replaced. VISION The efforts of short-term teams make disciples for Christ, plant new churches, and equip church leaders. STRATEGY Events include public school evangelism, open-air preaching, showing the Jesus film, and training programs for local churches. Through these efforts, thousands have heard the gospel and many have responded. Local church people follow up, gathering names and addresses to visit in the coming days. CAPACITY The annual budget of $1,000 represents ongoing needs that fluctuate according to ministry location and frequency of short-term teams. (Church)
AME, a Brazilian organization that partners with both WorldVenture and an Indonesian organization, sends teams of relief workers and supplies to locations affected by natural disaster. Gifts to this project will help underwrite the costs of providing desperately needed aid. PROBLEM A tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean from Indonesia to Somalia left thousands dead and nearly two million homeless in the Indonesian province of Aceh. Aceh is the home of the most radical, least tolerant, forms of Islam in Indonesia, the birthplace of the groups responsible for violence against Christians in the island nation. The government wanted qualified healthcare and social workers and called for milk, medicine, and tents. VISION Disasters such as the recent tsunami give an opportunity to give Acehans a cup of water in Jesus' name. STRATEGY In addition to relief teams of Brazilians that delivered aid after the tsunami, Brazilian soccer stars Jorginho and Bebeto hosted benefit soccer matches both in Brazil and Indonesia as a means of raising funds for the relief efforts. CAPACITY A gift of 75 cents can buy a liter of milk. (Social Sector & Family)
The Vida Nova Study Bible is a one-book library developed in and for the Brazilian evangelical churches. It integrates over 5,000 exegetical study notes, the full Thompson chain reference system with over 80,000 marginal readings referenced to some 4,000 key words, a 25,000 entry concordance, 40,000 cross references, a glossary of Biblical terms, hundreds of preaching outlines, a doctrinal summary, color maps and more. VISION Up to 2,000 study Bibles will be donated to needy pastors and leaders in both Brazil and Portuguese-speaking Africa. STRATEGY Of the total printing costs, 20% is being sought in donations. The additional amount will be covered through loans coming from within the Brazilian evangelical community. CAPACITY Projected printing costs total over US $500,000. Each Bible costs $35.00. (Church)
This project provides needed funds involved in opening new fields of ministry. VISION The objective is to launch new mission work in partnership with Latin workers. STRATEGY Existing WorldVenture workers will travel to new areas to cast a vision for ministry there. CAPACITY Travel costs to Ecuador are $1,600 per person. Travel costs to Latin Global Leadership Team's annual meeting and ministry project are $1,800 per person. Missions awareness promotions cost $1,000. Other administrative costs and training materials are $600. (Church)
The purpose of this project is to create a source of readily available funds to invest in strategic initiatives that are connected with the Americas Ministries. PROBLEM In light of the under-support that many missionaries live with in the Americas Fields, these funds could help them participate in significant events that they might otherwise be unable to attend. VISION These funds will be used to give upcoming leaders opportunities for growth, advancement, and training. STRATEGY It will provide funds to minister to missionaries in their physical and spiritual needs. Funds could be used for resources that missionaries need (books, DVD, etc) as well as helping with leadership retreats. Our hope is that it can also be used to mobilize Latinos (or expatriate Christians living in the States) for the work of missions around the world. For example, these funds might be used to help with some of the expenses of a missionary/vision trip either by missionaries to other countries or by national leaders who might become missionaries some day. CAPACITY Churches or individuals can contribute to this fund for the following needs: --Help to attend specific conferences that benefit workers ($1,000-$1,500) --Resource materials per missionary ($50-$100) --Vision trips ($1,000-$1,500) --Leadership retreats ($500-$1,000) (Church)
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Despite a gradually improving national economy, a large number of Cambodia's population remain poor and extremely vulnerable to adversity. Cambodia continues to lack a sufficient social services infrastructure to provide a safety net for these individuals. Many of these vulnerable individuals are children, among the most vulnerable of whom are those who are orphaned and/or disabled. The Cambodian Christian non-governmental organization, Children In Families, addresses many of the needs these children face within the context of one of the most basic needs, the need for family. The ABLE program was developed within Children In Families to address even more specifically the unique needs of children with disabilities. PROBLEM In Cambodia, people with disabilities are among the most marginalized people in all of society. In addition to the shame that often accompanies having a disability in Cambodian culture, the lack of support services available to most Cambodians with disabilities and the lack of opportunity for education, employment, etc. create huge obstacles to participation in community life and often result in a heavy financial strain for families affected by disability. Caring for a child with disabilities is perceived by some families as a burden too difficult to bear, causing many children with disabilities to be relinquished to orphanages or to be exploited in a variety of other ways, including being used for professional begging. In addition to being cut off from the love and care of a family, the vast majority of these children will be robbed of the most basic of human rights and never have the opportunity to realize their potential or come to know that they are image-bearers of the Sovereign Lord of the universe, who loves them, considers them precious, and has a plan for their lives. VISION Our name represents our vision. ABLE stands for Accepted, Belonging, Loved, Empowered. We envision children with disabilities having a sense of being accepted by and belonging to their communities, experiencing the love of Christ and the love STRATEGY Children In Families exists to facilitate, support, and advocate for family-based care for children in adversity. While the detrimental effects of institutional care on the development of children is well-documented, orphanages have long been an overused and inadequate solution for children in Cambodia. Children In Families addresses this problem by helping to support the care of children facing adverse circumstances within their existing family networks whenever possible. In cases where a child cannot be safely cared for by biologically-related family members, we identify, train, and follow up with suitable foster families. The ABLE program was developed to address the unique challenges faced by those families caring for children with disabilities. The current program manager for the ABLE program is WorldVenture missionary, Lisa Yunker. She is a pediatric physical therapist with eighteen years of experience serving families affected by disability in the U.S. Since the beginning of 2013 she has been working with and helping to build the capacity of our Cambodian staff members to provide services and build connections which empower families to provide for the optimal health and well-being of children with disabilities, maximizing each child's potential and promoting inclusion and participation in the community. This involves providing home-based direct therapy services to families, coordinating and networking with other organizations providing services to children with disabilities and helping families to access them, providing emotional and spiritual support to families, and building constructive relationships in the community to promote greater acceptance and inclusion for those with disabilities. We currently have two wonderful Cambodian Christian staff members working in the ABLE program, Srey Ny, a physiotherapist, and Savorn, who works in a support role with Srey Ny at the community level in the rural province in which most of our children live. In addition to operating expenses for our current activities, we need additional staff to come alongside these hard-working ladies to enable us to provide services to more children and help to lighten the load for their families. We also plan to develop a respite day center which will provide increased opportunity for therapeutic intervention, education, and socialization for the children in our program, while also providing a break for the family members caring for them.. CAPACITY Budget Items for a 12 month period: $12,750.00 - family care stipends to foster families $9,960.00 - salaries and benefits for our current Cambodian staff members plus three additional staff $5,800.00 - nutritional support for the children in the ABLE program $1,200.00 - transportation costs to help children access services they need $2,500.00 - costs involved in helping children access medical services $1,200.00 - costs involved in helping children with disabilities receive educational assistance $700.00 - therapy materials $400.00 - other miscellaneous caregiver resources $1750.00 - rent, administrative expenses, & other miscellaneous
As we plant a growing, church-planting, French-speaking church, we are seeking to build or buy a building to be a launching pad for multiple church plants in the region of St-Jérôme, a suburb of Montréal. STRATEGY We give 10% of our budget to church planting and have, as of 2012, been a part of two other daughter churches. (Church)
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Project Robledo has been established to reach the children and their families in a very poor area of Medellin, Colombia. PROBLEM Colombia has a long history of drugs, guerrilla warfare, paramilitary groups, etc. The children have seen tremendous violence against family and friends at a very young age. As a result, many of them have vowed to seek revenge when they are of age. Children living in poverty often seek to assist or are forced to assist their families by earning income. Many of the children from this area, through the years, have ended up living and working in the streets either for prostitution or gangs. VISION Leaders are being developed and grace is extended through providing English language resources, preaching the gospel, counseling, and mentoring. STRATEGY With a desire to stop this "normal" progression to the streets, we are intentionally building into the lives of 12 young children in this neighborhood. Through weekly English and Bible classes, the gospel is shared and relationships are gradually developed with the children's families. CAPACITY Annual needs include: --Craft supplies for $120 --Books for $100 --Paper/pencils/etc. for $240 --Gifts and prizes for $1,200 --Food for $480 --Family dinner two times a year for $250 --Gas for $260 (Social Sector & Family)
We are envisioning community transformation by changing the lives of women and young girls. We want to train and equip individuals and groups of women to increase their capacity in addressing issues women and young girls face in communities these days. Our vision is to see girls and women find their identity, belonging and purpose in God. We believe that dignity is God-given and essential to the spiritual, emotional and physical growth and well-being of girls and women. Coming alongside them in a way that impacts every area of their womanhood, from their self-image to managing their menstruation is our objective. PROBLEM More and more high school girls are dropping out of school because of getting pregnant or from running away from home. The risk of falling into the trap of sex trafficking is evident if girls are not careful. In November 2017, an article by the New York Times (https://nyti.ms/2hyE3ee) talked about 26 West African girls found floating in the Mediterranean Sea. The girls were probably victims of sex trafficking, originally picked up in southern Nigeria, held in Libya and then sent to Italian shores in dinghies. That same week we heard in the news here on TV, that the Ivorian government sent 3 planes to Libya to pick up their girls to bring them back. We want to prevent girls from getting into trouble like that by enabling and encouraging them with life skills to improve their health, continue with education and to make good choices. Also to disciple girls who come through this training program and events to find their identity, belonging and purpose in God. We want to raise and mentor young girls to lead change in their communities through peer influence and other local initiatives. Another problem is that most of the girls here can’t afford to buy tampons and throw away pads when having their period. It’s in addition not good for the environment. To educate and help the girls in providing them with good washable pads would allow them to go to school even during their period. STRATEGY The way we do this is by organizing Dignity Days where girls learn together with other girls about who they are, where they belong and what their purpose in this world is. We also recognize that girls need to know about menstrual management and hygiene and together we explore these topics in a safe environment. Each girl who takes part in a Dignity Day is given a gift of a pack of washable pads and panties to make sure that they are able to continue attending school while they have their period. Costs for one girl at a Dignity Day: booklets, slips and pads: $15 Other materials for a group of 30 girls: balloons, rent for projector, paper, snacks: $20 If we would do 4 Dignity Days this year with 30 girls it would be: $1,880 We hope to do much more in the coming years. This is just the start up for this year. Costs for Discipleship Training: Further on we organize weekly meetings with a small group of girls to deepen topics like making choices, relationships, puberty, sexuality etc. and explore what the Bible has to say about the value and worth of women. Here in West Africa it’s a taboo to talk about certain women subjects. As a result, there is ignorance about all the topics mentioned above. This would be a once a week meeting for 12 weeks. Cost for the material for 10 girls and 4 different groups: $200 For all this to happen we need to have for the start 2 Facilitators trained. The Dignity Campaign in Cape Town, South Africa does those trainings best. There will be a training April 23rd to 29th 2018. To send 2 Facilitators to the training with airfare, visa and the formation costs would be $3,800 Transportation Costs for the different meetings: $120 Total for the year 2018: $6,000
A guesthouse is a tool which allows an institution like IBB to house its teachers and visitors at reasonable rates, saving precious resources for investment in other areas such as the purchase of educational materials and making needed capital improvements elsewhere in the school. A guesthouse can also generate funds that may help towards subsidizing the education of leaders for West Africa. As with any educational institution, IBB is highly subsidized due to the high cost of keeping qualified teachers and providing good training for our students. It is our hope that through providing good and reasonable housing options for visiting professors we can draw quality professors to our school. PROBLEM IBB is the main pastoral and leadership training tool in Côte d'Ivoire with WorldVenture and our Association fellowship the AEBECI (Association of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Côte d'Ivoire). Due to the increasing number of students and the addition of new classes, more teachers are needed for longer periods of time. Because of these encouraging trends we find that housing needs for professors, both residential and temporary, has become an increasing challenge. Without another house on campus, it is likely that there will be a serious reduction in the number of leaders equipped fro ministry. The implication of equipping leaders is vast, which includes other objectives such as the multiplication of Jesus followers, the establishment of reproducing churches and the demonstration of compassion. STRATEGY We are looking to raise $30,000 USD this year for the ground-up construction of one new guesthouse on IBB's campus in Korhogo, Cote d'Ivoire.
The national church leadership is moving ahead with the training of church leaders through the Bethel Bible Institute in Korhogo as well as attempting to continue training through the Senoufo Bible Training by Extension Program. They have instituted, for the first time in many years, a summer training course for pastors, already in leadership, to do continuing education for ministry. PROBLEM There has been a mass exodus of mission personnel, reducing significantly our ability as a mission team to help our Ivoirian brethren train and develop leaders for the future. Churches without well-trained leaders become feeding grounds for the innumerable cults and sets that are spreading throughout West Africa. VISION The Association leadership would like to see Bethel Bible Institute filled while sending others for training at a masters level. STRATEGY In an effort to partner with the association leadership and its churches, we desire to raise such funds that would be then put at the disposition of the Association for the purpose of training leaders. CAPACITY One year for a family at seminary in Abidjan costs $6,000. Students enrolled this year at the Bethel Bible Institute have costs of $10,000. Students of other Bible schools need $10,500. A two-week training program in the summer for 50 pastors would cost $3,500. (Church)
The Nyarafolo people are still majority pre-literate, and need both literacy training and access to audio-Scriptures in order for the Bible in their language to be used. The Nyarafolo Scripture-in-Use Project will enable the Nyarafolo people to have access to their Scriptures and other resources in their language through the provision of literacy training, audio-recording, and related activities. The four members of the team will pursue the aspects of ministry in which they already have experience: literacy training and production of literature, audio-recording of Scriptures and other teaching resources, and promotion of these materials and of the printed Scriptures through conferences and other venues. One member is specifically devoted to literacy. One member was co-translator with Linnea Boese for OT and NT portions and his passion for the Scriptures will spur him on to record them in audio format, and to incite the interest of believers and unbelievers through teaching and the outreach of the Nyarafolo Group that he directs. (They also make Scripture-based songs that spread the teaching in a popular way). Both he and the literacy worker are gifted preachers and teachers, too. The third member is a self-trained computer specialist who does the printing of Nyarafolo literature, and has learned to do audio-recording. The fourth specialized in translating our drafts of Nyarafolo Scriptures into French (for consultant check), so is also trained in computer use. He will be developing Sunday School materials in Nyarafolo (children's ministry is his passion in his home church in Tiepogovogo village), as well as assisting in other ways as needed.
This project provides funds for new resources in the Bethel Institute library in Côte d’Ivoire. The resources will help equip students for their future leadership positions in the church. PROBLEM Students studying to be pastors have a tremendous thirst and motivation to study the Word of God. VISION Students can research Biblical subjects that interest them and learn how to do in-depth study, being equipped by finding answers to their questions and challenges to Christianity. STRATEGY This project allows contributions to purchase theological works that stay in Bethel Bible Institute's library. CAPACITY Some library books can be purchased for as little as $5. Other works may cost $75. We buy everything from Bible atlases to detailed commentaries on each book of the BIble. We also buy concordances and works on how to relate the Bible to their culture. (Education)
Since 1990, Bethel Bible Institute (IBB) has been playing a significant role in the training of Christian laymen, pastors and leaders of the evangelical community in West Africa. The 2007-2008 school year began the 17th year with a student body of 20 full-time students, all of whom intend to serve in churches and outreach in the years to come! PROBLEM Although the continued growth that IBB has been experiencing provides a source of joy, it also provides a significant increase in the expenses associated with the on-going program development, maintenance of the school and facilities, and the recruitment of students and professors. Unfortunately, the administration of IBB and the Church Development Team have found funding for these needs to be an increasingly difficult task. Rarely can a school in the Western World support all of its professors simply with the income generated by student tuition. VISION The goal of IBB is to effectively train pastors to help their churches to mature in the Christian faith while living in a deceptive, corrupt, and poverty-ridden world. STRATEGY We are asking that you prayerfully consider what financial involvement you might have in the strategic and crucial support of an IBB professorial position. Funds contributed to this project will be used only for the salary of either a full-time professor or several part-time professors. CAPACITY An IBB full-time, Masters-level professor providing this crucial and strategic education would receive an annual salary of $5,000. One part-time professor receives an annual salary of $1,000. (Education)
The De-centralized Program of Biblical Education for the Evangelical Baptist Churches of Côte d’Ivoire (PEDEBE-CI) is a unique training program entirely written in Cebaara, one of the major Senoufo languages of northern Côte d’Ivoire. More than 400 people have been trained through this program. It has also had a significant impact in the development of leaders for churches. For the average farmer in a village setting, this program permits him to gain a better understanding of the Christian life, the life of the church, and provides him tools necessary for influencing his community for Christ. All this theological training taking place where he can remain home working his farm instead of leaving to participate in a four-year residential Bible School. PROBLEM At the time of this program's creation, the printing of PEDEBE manuals for training were subsidized by WorldVenture. With the evacuation of many missionaries in Côte d’Ivoire due to rebel activity, the financial participation of WorldVenture has been significantly reduced. This has led to a crisis in which the PEDEBE program needs additional funding to produce new manuals. VISION Your contribution to this program could lead to finding peaceful and enduring solutions in this country that desperately needs the truth of the Savior throughout society and at all levels. STRATEGY In a country like Cote D'Ivoire where an average pastor is responsible for a number of churches, training programs such as these are essential to the life and growth of the churches. CAPACITY To produce 200 copies of 5 manuals, $5,000 is needed for each of the three training levels. This would make a total 3,000 manual copies. (Education)
A donor has agreed to match all donations for this project. Bethel Bible Institute (IBB) is a four-year Bible school whose sole purpose is to train pastors for the church in Côte d’Ivoire and beyond. It is the primary training institute available to over 300 Baptist churches with whom WorldVenture partners with in Côte d’Ivoire. PROBLEM Its capacity to increase in numbers is contingent, however, on the availability of space. Right now we have two classrooms available and desperately need more. The construction of these classrooms is essential to the future of IBB. VISION We feel that there is no better help we can give to this struggling country than training leaders who can speak Gods peace into the situations facing so many communities. STRATEGY As of this year, IBB hopes to bring on a second full-time professor. This will increase the ability of IBB to teach more students than in previous years as well as improving the level of training. CAPACITY The foundation and all of the concrete work will cost $10,500. The roof will be $8,000, $4,000 for the doors and windows, $1,300 for the paint, and $1,900 for the electrical installation. (Education)
This project puts into the hands of leaders free theological works in French that they could never afford. PROBLEM The cost of the Bible commentary and dictionary we give would each cost a month's salary for the average pastor. VISION A commentary and dictionary helps leaders be doctrinally sound and to feed themselves lifelong with these works. STRATEGY Each church leader will receive for free a one-volume Bible commentary and a one-volume Bible dictionary. CAPACITY A gift of $65 would purchase both the Bible commentary and dictionary if we continue to receive discounted prices from our supplier in Switzerland. (Education)
This project provides money to purchase materials to put roofs on church buildings. Church members typically do the bulk of the work clearing the land, making or buying bricks, building walls, making windows and finishing off the building. The roof tends to cost more than what the church can afford. PROBLEM Because of the high cost of roofing materials and the fact that most of our churches are composed of subsidence farmers raising funds for a church roof can be difficult. VISION Completing the church building encourages the members and more people attend, contributing to the church's growth. STRATEGY This project provides a way for groups from North America and Europe to raise both funds and short term teams to send to CÃ´te d'Ivoire to help roof a church. It is a great way to involve men and women from churches outside of West Africa. It is also a great encouragement to our local churches to see people interested in their church. Normally a church roof project is between $4000 and $6000. CAPACITY An average church roof in Cote d'Ivoire costs between $6,000 and $7,000, which includes materials and transportation. (Science & Medicine)
Giving to this project is the perfect opportunity to diversify contributions as the money will help many projects associated with the Ferke hospital in Côte d’Ivoire. This project supplements the cost of construction, education and equipment purchases as needed. Money is dispersed based on the urgency of the request. PROBLEM Essential laboratory equipment and a cash register were bought rapidly one year when those in use could no longer be repaired. This year a new computer and printer had to be purchased rapidly for the pharmacy when it became unreliable. VISION This "slush" fund allows the hospital to respond to emergency operational needs in a timely fashion. STRATEGY The funds would be applied by the director, along with the Gestion Committee (COGEST) to meet needs in education, building, repair of buildings or equipment, including vehicles, according to their urgency and priority. CAPACITY There are often unexpected needs that come up with a medical institution and extra funds are needed to keep the facility operating on a continual basis. (Science & Medicine)
In this time of crisis/post-crisis, the people are really hard hit economically and had trouble purchasing even the basic needs of life. Health care, although necessary, is often ignored until the last minute, which only increases prices for restoring ill health. It is hard to distinguish often times between the truly needy and those who "want something for nothing." PROBLEM People with chronic illnesses are hit the hardest in this time of economic slump--those with diabetes, heart problems, and HIV/AIDS. VISION We would like to be able to help those who really need help through a compassion fund. (Science & Medicine)
Renumbered from 6463904 CI/MMT Hospital Education. This project provides the needed funds for national hospital workers in Cote d'Ivoire to receive further medical training. PROBLEM Our desire is to have dedicated African Christian professionals in leadership roles at the hospital. The competition is so severe in the government training programs that the only way of getting those professionals is to send them ourselves and finance their studies. VISION It is a goal of WorldVenture workers to see the hospital operated completely by Africans. STRATEGY Providing nationals with the funds to receive training in medical professions will make this goal a reality. CAPACITY Two workers receive a $2,000 stipend each. Dr. Yeo Jeremie receives $6,000, and Dr. Sidjani Paul receives $8,000. (Science & Medicine)
Renumbered from 6463905 CI/MMT Hospital Medical Equipment. The Baptist Mission Hospital seeks to provide the best medical care possible according to its capabilities. Up-to-date and well-maintained equipment is a necessity in meeting this goal. This project provides funds for the purchase of equipment, including an x-ray machine, operating room equipment, and other medical and lab equipment. PROBLEM Equipment for the lab, computer offices, accounting offices, pharmacy, surgery, hospitalization, etc., is constantly in need of repair, maintenance and upkeep. VISION One of the hospital's stated goals is to "provide the best medical care possible according to our capabilities." STRATEGY Occasionally it is cheaper to purchase new equipment than to find and purchase needed repair parts. These expenses are frequently of the "need-now-if-not-yesterday" type and a fund specified for equipment is of great help in this regard. CAPACITY This project provides funds for the purchase of equipment, including an x-ray machine, operating room equipment, and other medical and lab equipment. (Science & Medicine)
The medical workers in Côte d’Ivoire wish to help people where they are in their homes and villages through health teaching and counseling. PROBLEM The people of Côte d’Ivoire are in need of good physical health as well as the emotional stability and spiritual well-being God desires for each person. VISION The hope is that through this service opportunities will rise to share the gospel and eventually plant churches among these people. STRATEGY An estimated $10,000 per year is needed to cover the costs of training, supplies, transportation, research and development, and publicity, among other things. CAPACITY The projected expenses in 2002-2003 totaled $9,570, including expenses of: salaries support, personnel training and retirement, transportation, village infrastructure subsidy, reception and publicity, web and email, and research and development. (Science & Medicine)
The Association of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Côte d’Ivoire (AEBECI) recognizes a need for evangelical primary and secondary schools. The AEBECI seeks to meet the educational needs of the Baptist church community and to be an outreach to non-Christian children and their families. PROBLEM Last year the AEBECI started a primary school with a 1st grade class in the Sunday school classrooms of the Baptist church. They hope to add one class each year. Within two more school years, the school will outgrow its current location and will need to move into a new building. The school currently has more applications than places available. VISION The school will provide a solid evangelical-based education for the children who will become the future pastors, medical professionals and other leaders needed to fill ministry positions to their generation and the ones to come. STRATEGY The AEBECI has now approved a project to build such a school and would like help to make this a reality. The land needed has been chosen and promised to the church by the mayor of Ferke. Of the 29 students who completed the first year, 12 were from Christian families and 17 were from non-Christian families. CAPACITY Besides the opportunity for churches to give, they can also work alongside African brothers and sisters in constructing the buildings. Teams will be needed by the summer of 2009. (Education)
The Baptist Hospital of Ferkessedougou serves by providing quality medical care and by announcing the Gospel to all who visit. It serves a wide population in northern Côte d’Ivoire, which has experienced civil unrest for over ten years. Most recently the country underwent daily power outages that lasted two months. During that time, the hospital had to use its own generators to provide the necessary electricity. The hospital currently has two old generators that are barely adequate and in need of replacement. PROBLEM One generator is over 30 years old and has a capacity of 25KVA and is able to provide electricity to part of the hospital or the staff houses, but not both. The other has a capacity of 75KVA and was installed at the hospital in 1984. During the recent shortages, the electrician measured it's output at 90KVA and certain services had to be cut off. VISION The hospital advances the ministry of WorldVenture through compassion ministry and evangelization. To achieve these goals, reliable electricity is needed for all services to continue. STRATEGY The hospital has construction and expansion planned in the next few years, and a higher-capacity generator is one of our priorities. CAPACITY We are seeking a generator with a capacity of 130-150KVA to meet current and future needs. (Science & Medicine)
The Baptist Hospital in Feressedougou provides health services for the general rural population, which cannot support the salaries of medical professionals. A mission hospital is able to function in an independent financial state and be self-sustaining only due to the fact that the salaries of the professional personnel are subsidized through the support packages of the missionary professionals. PROBLEM Since many patients come from very poor circumstances, the hospital cannot charge enough for services to support the professional salaries. VISION One of the goals of WorldVenture workers in Cote d'Ivoire has been to recruit and train national professionals and to establish an independent board of directors over the Baptist Hospital in Ferkessedougou. STRATEGY The hospital can continue to serve the community through salaries of professional personnel being subsidized through support packages. CAPACITY This fund provides the resources to pay the salaries of three doctors, a hospital director, a chaplain, an accountant and an electrical-mechanical technician. (Science & Medicine)
This project provides funds to workers in Côte d’Ivoire for the production of Christian literature. PROBLEM There is a huge literacy effort in the north that corresponds to please of a population begging to learn to read and write. VISION Producing literacy material, short runs of Bible sections/books and Christian literature for the church association strategically assists their work in leadership development. STRATEGY There is no fund available for the initial cost of printing, but once books are printed and sold, there will be a more-or-less constant flow of cash available for literature production, including Bible texts and other study materials. CAPACITY Needs include salaries for a writer, translator and editor, and production costs of various books and resources. Literacy material costs $3,000. TEE reprints, $2,000. Christian newsletter, $600. Bible portions, $2,000. Christian literature, $2,000. (Arts & Entertainment)
This project provides funds for the translation and distribution of the Bible in the African language of Nyarafolo. PROBLEM The Nyarafolo still need a translation of the Bible completed in their own mother-tongue language. VISION Having the Bible in Nyarafolo will help establish the Nyarafolo church and train its leadership. Along with literacy and training in using the Word of God, the Nyarafolo themselves will have the opportunity to read and interact with the Scriptures. STRATEGY With a trained and equipped Nyarafolo team for translation and literacy, the mother-tongue speakers will eventually be able to work with only supervision and consultant help. CAPACITY Expenses include training a Nyarafolo translation and literacy team, producing literature, purchasing equipment, paying for a facility, salaries and office expenses. (Church)
This project will provide humanitarian aid for needy families, primarily believers and especially widows and orphans. PROBLEM Following years of political crisis and the military division of the country, the agriculturally-based economy in the North is depressed. Local churches are unable to pay their pastors adequately, let alone assist those in desperate need. VISION This project is a means to demonstrate compassion to the most needy of our world. STRATEGY About half of the funds are intended to help as seed money for micro-enterprises and cooperatives with the goal of providing opportunities to help needy people develop a means of self-support. The balance will be made available as small grants and used to respond to urgent medical and food needs of the poor. Funds will also be used to help meet schooling needs so that children may continue in school, thus providing a brighter future for their family. CAPACITY Five thousand dollars are needed for seed funds in micro-enterprises and cooperatives. Another $5,000 will provide grant funds for medical, food, and schooling. (Government)
This project provides starter funds for Nyarafolo church members in Tiepogovogo to implement their strategy of growing extra corn to cover the basic food needs of their pastor. Additional revenue will then be used for the following growing season, and to assist other churches interested in implementing the same concept. PROBLEM Political and military strife have severely damaged the economy in Tiepogovogo, Côte d’Ivoire. This has made it difficult for the church to be able to support its pastor. VISION The church will put money aside from the harvest of corn to be able to help other churches do the same thing as they seek ways, in addition to their tithes, to bring in adequate money to fund their churches' needs. STRATEGY Church members should have enough corn to sell for revenue that will purchase the fertilizer and herbicide needed for the next year, contribute to the church budget, and save for the future so that this church will be able to help another church in the same way. CAPACITY Forty members have agreed to set aside about one acre of their own land for this purpose and the church has set up a committee to oversee the implantation and continued functioning of this project. A total of $4,208 is needed for a team of oxen, an ox cart, fertilizer, and herbicide. (Church)
In response to the needs of the church, parents and young women, the Association of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Côte d’Ivoire established the Girls' Christian Vocational School to provide educational training for young women. PROBLEM A pastor said, "'My people die for lack of knowledge.' We don't want our people to perish just for the lack of knowledge. We need to begin this school immediately." VISION The association hopes that every student will graduate with a firm knowledge of the Scriptures, have a direction plotted for their future, be able to teach others, have a marketable skill to support themselves, and be a productive member of the community. STRATEGY Funds will be used to purchase a building to house the school and pay for the initial set up costs. CAPACITY Some of the expenses of this project are: $3,000 for a water tower, $120 for each dorm room bed (32 needed), $30 for each mattress (32 needed), $270 for paint, $7,000 for floor tiles, and $360 for each window (46 needed). (Education)
PROBLEM Two thirds of our church members are women, and in this culture it is difficult for women to confide in men, even their pastor. We need women better educated in God’s Word and mature in their faith who can teach, disciple, counsel and mentor other women. The IBB is our national church association’s main school for pastoral and leadership training. Most of the wives who are coming with their husbands, don’t yet know how to read and write in their own language or in French. We would like to see the future pastor’s wives better equipped to assist their husbands in shepherding their flock. IBB has a separate training program for students and wives to bring them to a good level in French and training them in Bible study and practical skills like sewing, knitting etc. But there are no funds to hire a full time women’s academic director and teacher for the women's’ training program. We have been teaching the ladies classes two hours in the afternoon from Monday to Friday which has been insufficient to accomplish the training they would need as pastor’s wives. Because of the lack of funds the IBB administration hasn’t been able to pay a salary for a full time teacher for the women’s formation. VISION To train and minister to women to know and then teach the Word of God effectively to women, youth and children in their local churches and beyond. STRATEGY Funds will be needed to pay a salary for a full time women professor and about three part time professors. This project will cover the teachers’ salaries and the materials needed for the women’s formation. To be able to teach the pastor’s wives everyday for 4 - 5 hours and have a women’s academic director and full-time professor. Also provide salary for about three part-time professors.
The Christian Center for Girl's Formation scholarship fund is for the vocational school that will equip young women by leading them to a relationship with Jesus. It will also provide them with an occupation that will help them break out of the cycle of poverty.
Through the vehicle of sports, UPWARD provides a fun, reliable and encouraging sports experience for boys and girls in K5 through 6th grade. UPWARD emphasizes character and integrity. It also presents the gospel to each child, providing them an opportunity to proclaim Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The WorldVenture Czech Republic team plans on holding an UPWARD basketball league beginning December 2009 to impact the lives of children in their community. VISION An UPWARD league gives individuals in your city a chance to contribute in bringing others closer to our Lord and Savior through sports. STRATEGY Funds raised in this project will go towards the purchase of needed supplies, i.e. basketball goals, basketballs, practice equipment, etc. Uniforms and other personal items will be purchased by the participants. (Arts & Entertainment)
The Christian Education and Life ministry has staff members at universities in five cities throughout the Czech Republic. Funds from this program will help support the staff members serving on the campuses as well as the pastors receiving training through this ministry. VISION Through this project, we hope to facilitate the raising up of future leaders for the campus ministry known as Christian Education and Life, in line with WorldVenture's strategic priority of equipping leaders for the church. STRATEGY The staff serve hundreds of students, discipling this new generation of leaders through mentoring and training programs. CAPACITY A gift of $100 per month can help support a campus staff worker or a pastor trained through the campus ministry. (Church)
Funds will be used for start-up costs associated with church planting activities initiated by Czech pastors working in partnership with our personnel. VISION The goal of this project is to strengthen WorldVenture's partnership with the largest evangelical association in the Czech Republic, the Church of the Brethren, as we assist them in achieving their vision of seeing a church planting movement flourish. STRATEGY A Czech leader of the Church of the Brethren has asked for the first church planter to be mentored and for practical assistance through the International Church of Prague. The first church will also need starting funds. (Church)
The purpose of the project is to help fund strategic youth ministries in Prague, Czech Republic, to Czechs, international third culture kids (TCKs) and missionary kids (MKs). PROBLEM The Czech Republic is the most atheistic country in Europe. Yet after decades of communism and consumerism, the people are spiritually hungry. Children and youth, especially, are open to connecting with the Christian community through activities offered by Youth Prague. VISION Our hope and prayer is that as these ministries grow, many more Czech and international kids will become committed followers of Jesus Christ, helping to advance WorldVenture's first worldwide objective. STRATEGY Youth Prague serves over fifty 12- to 18-year-olds on a weekly basis through large group events, small group Bible studies, outreach projects and retreats. CAPACITY Some ways to help fund Youth Prague are: --Youth Prague rent: $100 --Youth Prague retreat: $200 --Youth Prague outreach events: $500 --Holiday Bible Club supplies: $100 --MK camp rent and supplies: $600 --Staff costs: $4,000 (Church)
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These funds will supplement donations made by members of Mustard Seed Church in Loja, Ecuador, and help purchase property and construct the church building. VISION The church is in a strategic location and is expected to serve as the base of operations for the evangelistic work in the province. STRATEGY The church has a strong national leadership and a vision for local and international missions partnerships. (Church)
The Compassion Guayaquil Equador project consists of compassion ministries for human trafficking victims and for children who have lived or are living on the streets. PROBLEM Seven out of ten children in this ministry have previously been exploited for financial gain. Ministries in the area working with children or in very poor areas survive day-to-day by contributions. With the current economic downturn, it has been a struggle to buy even basic necessities. VISION This project is a practical way churches and supporters (schools, clubs, etc.) can participate in ministry, sharing Christ's love tangibly. When possible, the goal is to establish healthy family relationships so children can return home. STRATEGY The many needs include food purchases, medical equipment and costs, school fees, clothing, materials for evangelism, shelter and housing, community development, family ministry, and staff development. CAPACITY Cost of one school uniform: $30 School materials for one child: $40 A week's supply of food for 30 children: $125 Ten Bibles: $100 Anti-parasite medication for one child: $5 Mosquito net: $10 Construction of one room in new building (to house 30 more boys): $2,500 (Social Sector & Family)
This particular project is intended to provide resources for leaders that are involved in church planting. PROBLEM More people would be ready for ministry if they were properly trained and equipped. VISION This project will advance the equipping of leaders who will be able to establish reproducing churches and further the proclamation of the Kingdom. STRATEGY Resources will help leaders to develop and be better equipped for ministry. With this leadership development project, the target area would be more effectively impacted and have more church planting opportunities. CAPACITY Yearly amount will help the group to train a person: $600 Classroom training: $200 Conferences workshop: $200 Books and educational materials: $200 Board Room: $400 Transportation to and from conferences/places of ministry: $200 Room and board to train: $200 (Church)
Bloom International will be a project beginning in Guayaquil and, Lord willing, reproduced in various other parts of the country. The project will provide respite care for victims of sexual abuse and/or exploitation as well as long-term assistance with families and victims. We will work in partnership with Peace and Hope International to provide holistic, Christ-centered care for victims. PROBLEM Ecuador has a high percentage of sexual abuse throughout the country, with the highest incidence of abuse in Guayaquil. The country is tier-two on the UN trafficking in persons watch list, and without intervention and major changes it will be only a matter of time before they are moved to tier-three. VISION In partnership with Peace and Hope International, we seek to assist victims through respite/rescue care, provision of basic needs, counseling, and education in a Christ-centered environment. STRATEGY Bloom International will also be working to raise awareness within communities and train church leaders and laymen in sex abuse prevention. The project will be directly connected to Semilla De Mostaza, a church in Loja, as well as other churches in that church-planting movement as well. Peace and Hope will care for the judicial aspect of each case in hopes to bring about justice for the victim and change in the society. This will be the first and only work of this kind in the city of Guayaquil. (Social Sector & Family)
On April 16, 2016, a massive 7.8 earthquake took place off the coast of Ecuador affecting the provinces of Manabi and Esmeraldas. 655 people were killed, 1,100 buildings were destroyed and over 29,000 people are living in shelters. Hundreds of aftershocks have left the Ecuadorian people traumatized and afraid. The WorldVenture Ecuador field (Calvas, Foldens and Messicks), in partnership with the Semilla de Mostaza (the Mustard Seed) church in Loja, other local churches, and missionaries from the province of Loja are working together on behalf of Christians from this region to provide relief to the affected area. Immediate aid is a priority, and the local body of believers in Loja continues to collect and deliver supplies to people in need through Samaritans Purse. This will be an ongoing need for some time as more than 50,000 people are without day to day necessities. The next priority will be to help with rebuilding. The WorldVenture Ecuador field working with Semilla de Mostaza want to partner with a church in a small community affected by the earthquake in order to assist in rebuilding efforts. Our desire is to use the expertise that exists both within the team and the church to help rebuild several small houses or churches while strengthening the gospel presence in the community. This will be an ongoing relationship with several work teams travelling to the region over the next months, coupled with planned outreach in the community during this time (counseling, evangelism), and in the future (a VBS in the community) A small team will travel to the coast May 2,2016 to assess the need and identify a community where we can best help. The first work team is planned for May 15-21. Thank you for your financial support of the crisis relief and rebuilding efforts in Ecuador. May God be glorified as the local church reaches out in Jesus' name.
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Faremoutiers is a new church started in 2005 to the east of Paris, in a region where people travel many miles to find an evangelical church. People have been converted and baptized, and the church has grown to 50. PROBLEM The present need is for a permanent and visible place for worship. The need for a credible evangelical witness covers a very wide area in the east of the Paris region. The people we aim to reach primarily are in a network of towns and villages in and around Faremoutiers. Church members come from 16 different towns and villages, mostly within a radius of 15 miles. Within that area, of about 100,000 inhabitants, there are only two other evangelical churches. In Faremoutiers itself, there are 2,500 inhabitants. VISION With a building, we expect that growth to accelerate. The new church building will seat 150 people and provide rooms for Sunday School. STRATEGY We have found that a key to church growth in France is having a visible building that gives the church credibility. From the outset the founding members were determined to put spiritual growth as the highest priority and to that end started employing a part-time pastor in 2009. They also put money aside for the building project that they knew was inevitable. WorldVenture can be involved in three ways: providing an address for donors who need tax exemption, finding and encouraging new donors, and recruiting teams to help with certain phases of the building project. CAPACITY Land and the original building on it will cost $271,200, including legal fees. Current estimates from architects to develop the location are $900,000. Additional equipment will cost $60,000. (Church)
The goal of this project is to provide a way for those in the U.S. to financially support the Belgian Bible Institute in Brussels, Belgium. The Belgian Bible Institute is the only French-speaking evangelical school for training church leaders in Belgium. It has existed for almost 100 years and is experiencing a time of renewed growth and influence. PROBLEM The school needs funds to help pay faculty. Tuition payment in Belgium is minimal and does not cover the cost. Student scholarships are also needed. Funds are needed to maintain the facilities and maybe one day to buy their own facility. (Education)
The WorldVenture France team is in the process of advancing the worldwide objective of establishing new churches. We are starting with a church in the Brie region of France, specifically in the town of Chevry-Cossigny, which will serve a larger community including the hub city of Brie-Comte-Robert. They are unable to invite anyone due to lack of space. This new facility would have an immediate impact on attendance, membership, and lives reached by the gospel of Jesus Christ! PROBLEM People are begging to attend this church, but we just cannot open our doors to the general public because we have run out of space. VISION The immediate objective is to help the local church plant to grow, as they have run out of space in the home where it is currently held. STRATEGY The mid-term objective is to reach the larger group of towns in the region, and a larger facility would allow us to hold concerts, conferences, large dinners, and outreach events that would be attractive and powerful. The long term objective is to create a church that becomes the center of church planting in the region, one that will train, equip and send new leaders out into the other towns in the Brie region. CAPACITY $6000: Audiovisual equipment (projector, screen, sound) to enhance the quality of our presentation $7000: Chairs and 15 tables for a Thanksgiving outreach next fall! $7500: Handicap-equipped bathrooms and an equipped kitchen $750: Baptismal pool $10,000: Building renovations, including ceiling tiles, paint, security devices, cabling, and a new sign $400: per month for rent and utilities (Church)
This fund is in place to help support French pastors in young churches. While pastors are asked to raise most of their own salary needs, additional funds are still required. As time goes on the church will take on more of the financial need. PROBLEM Churches planted by missionaries are not always able to support their own pastor. VISION Having funds available to place a French pastor in a new area or a young church would contribute to church planting and growth of young churches. STRATEGY The church association distributes available funds on a digressive basis, with the new church taking on more of the pastor's support each year. These funds would enable a small church to call a French pastor and to grow under his leadership. CAPACITY Full support would be around $2,000 per month. (Church)
This project is designed to help train French young people for Christian ministry. There are four main parts to this project: Plateforme-Connect This is the main tool in France that informs and guides young people to ministries and church groups of Evangelical French network to enable them to find their ministry. http://plateforme-connect.fr The PULSE Network (PULSE – Prayer, Unity, Worship, Service, Edification) This group organizes inter-denominational nights for edification and evangelization http://soirees-pulse.com INTERNSHIP This program proposes to train church youth group leaders and para-church youth leaders. These courses are meant to be a springboard to ministry and a link to Bible schools and seminaries http://jpcfrance.com/internship Ministry Development This is meant to develop skills of youth pastors through specialized classes for Bible institutes and the launch of a data collection and projection program for youth for the National Evangelical Network
This project will permit the growing and dynamic new church plant in Torcy, France, to buy and adapt a 260M2 (2,800 sq. ft.) building that would allow it to continue to grow and expand its ministry in the city. They have outgrown their current facilities and, as a result, their ministry impact is being lessened. PROBLEM The New Torcy Church is a growing dynamic young church plant. That is the good news! Today, though, our challenge is that we've outgrown our worship space. Our 860 sq. ft. is just too small for our congregation of 85. As a result we are forced to hold two church services. Worshiping in two groups breaks down the dynamic of the worship. Creating a bigger space will allow us to worship together and to welcome the unchurched, helping more people to believe in Christ. It will also allow us to create a kitchen and classrooms for our children as well as a space for our youth group. We'll have a office for pastoral visits and we'll create a coffee house space to help people connect, which is really difficult to do now. STRATEGY Our main objective is to purchase a building. Our priorities are having a larger worship room, a great space for children, a youth group, a coffee bar, and an office space. For this we need approx. $100,000 this year (2018).
The OIKOS House project moves to the next level with this funding. To facilitate recruiting efforts, OIKOS (Greek for "household"), helps reduce the living costs of short-term workers in Paris, France. Funds will be used to continue the refurbishment of the building, purchase needed ministry equipment and provide support for an evangelism project the team will be doing in 2006. VISION We are building a household. OIKOS refers both to the edifice and the people who will be edified there: a household of world Christians living, growing, and working together. STRATEGY Young people eager to experience cross-cultural ministry are able to stay at the house that has been transformed into a living/training/working environment for four to nine workers. Monies given to this project will be used to build up both the property and the people. CAPACITY The following improvements/changes would increase our capacity to receive mid-term workers and to reduce the cost of sending such workers. Renovations for the men's apartment: --Plumbing, water fixtures, shower, etc. ($1,500) --Kitchen counters ($1,000) --Kitchen appliances ($3,500) --Furniture ($5,000) Work equipment: --Computer network/software ($6,500) --Video camera ($3,500) --Vehicle ($10,000) Evangelism project: --Mission Estivale 2005 ($9,000) (Church)
Le Mee Church in the Seine et Marne region in France is rapidly growing. People are turning to the Lord at an astonishing rate. The biggest hurdle for the church is the lack of space to hold the new believers. They want to continue to increase the witness and the impact of their church. The Le Mee sur Seine Worship Center project will help the church to better impact their town and region. They want to move to a larger space, more adequate for the number of people they want to reach. STRATEGY The overall goal is to raise $936,000 to purchase and renovate a large building. Some of the key expenses include: $2.000 for baptistry $10.000 for the children bible school $30.000 for the chairs $15.000 for tables $40.000 for sound equipment
- To facilitate the integration of marginalized peoples into the fabric and ways of life in their new community. - To create a space to restore the dignity, value, purpose, and competency of the whole person for the benefit of the individual, the family, and the community. - To catalyze the contribution of one's unique identity and culture for the good of society. - To find people of peace in order to help them discover the Gospel, be restored in Christ, and sent on mission to facilitate the multiplication of disciples and churches in the 8 neighborhoods of Strasbourg comprised of Unreached peoples and back into their countries of origin. - To model, equip, and launch new leaders to engage their communities with the Gospel in faithful and fitting ways. PROBLEM This Center will play a critical role in preventing and resolving several problems: 1) Refugee Integration in France: Refugees and their children struggle to integrate into France. The same is true even for 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants because they often fail – or are blocked – from integrating into modern French and European society. This means that they struggle to live well adjusted lives in this new country that feels foreign, far from all that is normal, natural, and good to them. If they can find a sense of identity, place and purpose in this new culture, they will be less vulnerable to the radical streams of Islam that prey on their isolation and insecurity. New immigrants generally have a crucial two year window to integrate in France. If this window is missed, it can lead to the creation of refugee enclaves that become hot spots for jihadist agendas. Such is the reality for many. 2) Immigrant Trauma and its many causes: There are many reasons that immigrants choose to travel the refugee highway: war, persecution, political unrest, sex trafficking, and more. However, upon arriving in France, new arrivals as well as those who have been here for years still suffer from racism and rejection in their new host cultures. 3) Social Anxiety and Tension In such a context, immigrants are viewed merely as a burden to society and as having nothing to offer to the greater good. There is an enormous need to capture the competencies and value of this population so as to bring about reconciliation between the two and enable them to contribute to society to change the perception that they are second class citizens. 4) UNchurched and UNreached With only 14 evangelical churches in Strasbourg, a city of 300,000+ people and 8 neighborhoods without an evangelical presence, the church planting needs are vast. In our neighborhood alone, there are people coming from over 59 nations, of which the majority are from unreached and unengaged peoples in North Africa and the Middle East. The spiritual needs of this population are enormous in themselves, and so we are praying that God might reach them here in France, so as to facilitate a new movement that could result in reaching their networks in their countries of origin. 5) A Safe Place in a Fractured Society Without a place for local christians and muslim communities to interface, there is a dire need to create a safe place where these two communities can come into contact with people unlike themselves so as to break down barriers and false assumptions that exist between them, and equip the French church to respond to the immigration crisis with grace and hope so that she can be the People of God that she is called to be in her city. As a result, this will also be a witness to the French Non-Christian community that has little to no awareness or categories for Christ and His Church, being less than 2% Evangelical. VISION To let ourselves be used by God to be, make and gather devoted disciples of Jesus Christ among the UNreached and the UNchurched through the total transformation of every man, woman, child and their community in partnership with the Global Church. STRATEGY We wish to provide services in the following domains that have clearly defined objectives for how to concretely present Christ as well as identify people of peace: 1) Integration: Upon arrival initial services are of utmost importance to facilitate integration into the new host culture. As a result, we wish to provide services that can help with Administration processes, filling out and translating documents, providing printer/internet access to follow their visa processes, and to create a family atmosphere around tea and coffee to be a place of rest and acceptance after a long journey. 2) Restoration: After initial and immediate needs are met, there is a need for deep restoration through offering trauma counseling, French/English Classes as well as after school help. This will enable them to be qualified to get jobs, but also to do so in a compassionate and listening presence. There are also health needs that we would like to meet by offering exercise classes for women only and health/wellness visits. We would also seek to put on occasional events such as: cooking classes, job skills/seminars, events on bullying, making a resumé, looking for a job, finding healthcare, and opening bank accounts. Lastly, we wish for this to be a drop-in and hang out spot with games and events that allow youth to have a safe alternative option to be with their friends. 3) Contribution: The next level of services we wish to provide is through the creation of dignity and ownership of the neighborhood. We will seek to do this by celebrating their cultural identity through music, art, dance, dinners, and other multicultural events that allow them to express their unique cultural contribution to soceity. Also, by leading service opportunities in the neighborhood and participating in the integration of new people, this will create spaces for them to use their gifts and contribute back to the neighborhood. They could also help us in facilitating and hosting Short Term Teams, and other activities in the center that would enable them to have a sense of accomplishment that they otherwise would struggle to find. 4) Multiplication: To ensure the sustaining work of Disciple Making and Church Planting, we have created 2 separate teams: a Church Planting Team (comprised of 10 french believers) and a Community Center Team (comprised of 15 volunteers and a french director). All will be equipped to present Christ in faithful and fitting ways. The Center will enable us to identify people of peace, who we will then connect to those on the Church Planting Team that are capable of walking the road with them through Discovery Bible Studies and on the Discipleship Path that we are implementing in our Church Planting team. 5) Education: The Center will be a place that will educate believers through first hand experience about the realities of this marginalized population and be equipped through seminars on how to share their faith in a fitting manner and serve this community with sincere love. It will also function as a training center for future church planters that we will be training in the off hours. CAPACITY The waves of refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers are predicted to continue into Europe for the next 40 years. The impact on a regional level is enormous with 40% of them choosing to set up their lives here in France, and on a local level here in Strasbourg we have already received 3,000 requests for Asylum in the last 9 months alone. This presents the Church with an enormous opportunity to welcome, serve, and share Christ with thousands of people who otherwise would not have access to Christ. However, without a physical space to come into contact with this population and provide services for a larger quantity of people, it will hamper our ability to reach out to a wider swath of people in need of complete transformation. As a result, we are calling on the Global Church to join us in the purchase, repair and outfit of a 2200 square foot building that is situated right next to the Center that processes the asylum requests, which will give us immediate access and visibility to this community. We are also in need of 2 years worth of resources to fund the salary of the French director of the Center, as well as the monthly costs of running it, until we are able to get local revenue streams to provide for the long term viability of the Center. The need is real and the cost is enormous, so we invite you to join hands with the Global Church as we seek to pray this vision into existence together!
This fund will contribute to travel expenses for facilitating creative and continuing church planting and church leadership development. VISION Missions is about creating and re-creating new paradigms in order to present the unchanging message of salvation through Christ alone. This requires flexibility for all of us: the missionaries on the field and the organizations that support and send them. STRATEGY This includes new ways of considering financing travel and on-going ministry development. (Church)
Ghana's Nkwanta Leadership Equipping Center will be the hub for training rural pastors and church leaders for the Ghana field. The facilities will include: -Missionary Housing--housing for missionaries who will serve the district on a long-term basis. -The Wilfred Sewodie Christian Education Resource Center--a book library, computer lab and small group meeting facilities. -Holistic Equipping Center--lecture hall, classrooms, multimedia resources and community economic development training facilities. -Student and Guest Lodging--affordable and comfortable lodging for pastors in the program and visiting short-term missionaries. PROBLEM The Ghana field is located in a remote part of the country with limited lodging, resource and training facilities. The equipping center will provide library and other research facilities to pastors in rural areas who would otherwise not have access to these type of facilities. VISION The WorldVenture Ghana team seeks to foster the development of strong servant leaders among rural church leadership so that they will be able to effectively train others for ministry. STRATEGY Funds from this project will be used to build all facilities that are a part of the center. CAPACITY The leadership center is estimated to cost $280,000, and the mission house is estimated at $60,000. (Church)
THRIVE Ventures is a community economic development project designed to both provide opportunities for WorldVenture Ghana to sustain their work apart from funding from the USA and provide opportunities for Christian entrepreneurs to grow healthy businesses that will sustain their families. PROBLEM National health researchers in Ghana have found that children in the Nkwanta District of Ghana, where we serve, receive the lowest levels of protein in the country. This happens because families can't afford to buy meat and because there is no large-scale egg production in the district. VISION THRIVE Ventures will holistically transform Ghanaian communities through building sustainable futures for young leaders, creating jobs, establishing a sustainable business model, providing a protein source, and showing Christ-like business principles. STRATEGY This project is three-fold. 1) THRIVE Farms is the agricultural development piece. THRIVE Farms is being established to demonstrate compassion to our community by providing safe, fresh eggs, which will provide protein in an area where the children are found to be protein deficient and by reducing the cost of egg retailers to get product into their stores--thereby increasing their profit margins. 2) THRIVE exports is the textile and production piece. Artisans and entrepreneurs from the area are being trained in the development of products that can be created using materials from Ghana. Cooking aprons, laptop sleeves, table sets, etc. will be created and marketed to local churches in the USA and small scale export business will be started which will provide jobs and economic opportunities to the people we serve in the Nkwanta District. 3) THRIVE opportunities are projects such as our transportation/delivery business which will fund the other THRIVE projects as well as provide significant funding for ministry ventures allowing WorldVenture Ghana to become sustainable even when there are no WorldVenture missionaries in the area. CAPACITY Funds from the ventures will be used to assist the existing ministry as well as facilitating projects in the community, such as education and providing clean water. (Business)
The children's charity home provides a safe and clean place for orphaned children in Nkwanta to live. The home also provides the children with food, clothing, shoes, shelter, schooling, medical care, toys, sports programs, crafts and other extracurricular activities. The orphanage is distinctly Christian and is staffed by Christians who provide biblical instruction daily. PROBLEM The orphanage meets the needs of children in Nkwanta who do not have parents or whose families are unable to care for them. The current facility houses 15 orphans. VISION Donations will ensure that the children's school fees are paid in order to empower them toward a better future. STRATEGY Medical care is provided for the children along with all other basic life necessities. As a part of the orphanage's partner development strategies, opportunities are given for donors to come to Ghana and work with the children to make a direct impact on their lives. CAPACITY Contributions provide basic life needs as well as funds for improvements to the structure, tools, equipment and furniture. A year sponsorship for one child costs $713.90, including food, school fees, health insurance, school uniforms, first aid, and textbooks. (Church)
Recognizing the need for building a strong Christian leadership foundation for the community in which we live and serve, WorldVenture Ghana in partnership with the founders and board of the New Life Preparatory School will endeavor to revamp the school and create an evangelical primary school with a focus on developing in young people the characteristics of Christian leadership. Early childhood educators are expected to visit summer of 2014 to assist in the revamping of the school. Residents of this community who adhere to multiple religious and non-religious faiths outside of Christianity want their children to have the very best education possible and would willingly send them to an overtly Christian school if they believe it offers the best education. A school offering education led by US teachers communicates quality and excellence in education. Children of both Christian and non-Christian parents will be verbally exposed to the Gospel and witnesses of the Gospel being lived out in front of them each school day. PROBLEM The current school closed at end of 2013 and we are endeavoring to revamp and reopen in the Fall of 2014 as the New Life Christian Leadership Academy. VISION This project will allow the ministry to extend mercy, equip future leaders, and extend the gospel to the large Muslim population that continues to grow in our area, as well as reach a nearby village that is heavily influenced by traditional religion. STRATEGY The New Life Christian Leadership Academy will provide a solid evangelical-based education for the children who will become the future pastors, medical professionals and other leaders needed to fill ministry positions to their generation and the ones to come. TEACH4NewLife invites educators and student teachers from the US to come and teach and also to participate in the rebuilding of this school, a vital need for the Nkwanta community. Funds raised will assist the school in relocating and becoming a part of the Leadership Empowerment Center. The school will need adequate start up capital for the purpose of equipping the classrooms for maximum learning potential. Funds additionally will provide financial support for teachers, both US and Ghanaian, assist in providing uniforms and supplies for students, and tuition assistance when necessary. CAPACITY A Ghanaian teacher salary is $28,800. US teacher assistance is $5,000. School Uniforms cost $3,000; books, $2,350; lunch fees, $2,000; tuition scholarship assistance, $5,850; and electrical service, $3,000. The following funds are one-time expenses: bus, $60,000; white boards, $2,000; tables/chairs/desks, $5,000; and kitchen to prepare lunches, $8,000. (Church)
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The Mobilization Ministries Event Fund was created to provide opportunity for those who are considering serving in missions to see WorldVenture up close and personal. Currently the main event supported by these funds is the Discover WorldVenture Weekend, which happens three or four times each year.
This weekend event is held at the WorldVenture home office, in The Buker Training Center!, so named for the Buker family that served in missions and faithfully recruited scores of new missionaries over the years. Invited guests learn a general overview of the mission, what it is like to apply and serve with WorldVenture, and experience the passion of our staff for global missions.
For many people the cost of flying to Denver, Colorado is prohibitive. Funds in this account, not only cover the event costs, but also provide scholarship funds to cover airfare of those who desire to come but are limited financially. This event has been proven to be very effective and many attendees enter application to become a missionary.
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“The Poisoning of an American City” (Flint, MI) “1 of 7 Babies Exposed to Zika Has Birth Defects” “Tuberculosis Remains World’s Deadliest Infectious Disease, Says World Health Organization” What do these headlines have in common? They represent public health issues…issues that can’t be solved by treating one person at a time, issues that need to be addressed in a more comprehensive way, often over a long period of time. Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live and work. Public health efforts solve problems to bring long-term, health-related benefit through sustainable changes at the community, regional, national or even global level. Notice that the focus is not on the individual but on the community! An unhealthy environment, one with air pollution from open fires or mosquitos that carry disease or water contaminated with parasites, is an environment where no one has the opportunity for optimal health. Join the public health community we are building! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join a global public health community. Please contact me at email@example.com if you would like to get my personal ministry newsletter. “…Act justly and love mercy and walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8.
For WorldVenture's 75th anniversary, we are asking you to "Engage The World" by supporting efforts and initiatives to reach the unreached! Billions don't know Jesus. We're not okay with that! And we know that you aren't okay with that, either. Your support of this campaign will help us send more workers to more unreached peoples throughout the earth. WorldVenture was "Founded on the Word and Focused on the World." Now, help us "Finish the Task!" Together, we are engaging the world for gospel impact. (Church)
Thank you for supporting Kelsey Lane's WorldWide Media Ministry throughout 2017-2018. She has already completed over 50 projects with more than 35 partner organizations and WorldVenture workers in 11 different countries. God used your faithfulness and generosity to provide media services that are often cost-prohibitive to workers and organizations overseas. As Kelsey begins her new role with WorldVenture and concludes her Pathfinder ministry, she has one last Pathfinder trip to complete. And the projects she is slated to create out this trip are some of the most important projects yet. Please help us raise the final remaining funds she needs to complete this ministry odyssey that has advanced God's Kingdom all over the world. (Media)
Missional Educators in a Globalized Age (MEGA) is a professional symposium for WorldVenture missionaries and nationals partnering with WorldVenture. This project will help cover the conferences expenses. Costs may include travel and accommodations, program resource materials and conference follow-up networking. VISION MEGA II will strengthen the Church of Christ, help in making disciples, and encourage theological education to become more missional. STRATEGY Participants work in the areas of church-based training, institution-based education, theological education by extension, missionary preparation education, educational associations and community education. The purpose for the gathering is three-fold. First, the MEGA II conference seeks to expand the Church of Jesus Christ. In order to make disciples for Christ and fulfill its mandate in the world, the church needs trained leaders of all kinds. At the same time, those training and educating church leaders and workers, need a renewed vision of what it means to be missional. Second, MEGA II will provide a critical convergence in fulfilling the Great Commandment in Matthew 28:18-20, as well as emphasizing going into all the world. Missional educators (WorldVenture missionaries and nationals) from formal training institutions, church-based training ministries, and others working in various types of formal and informal educational ministries will share how their ministries are missional. These educators will also receive additional training and motivation as to how they can better fulfill their ministries in the context of being missional. Third, MEGA II will provide an extremely valuable opportunity for participants to network with other theological educators from five continents. MEGA II conference organizers seek to increase the educators' passion and vision for being missional as well as teaching them how to apply that passion and vision in their ministries. (Church)
The first position responsibility for an International Ministries Director (IMD) is regional leadership team development. The IMDs are responsible for building and empowering a cohesive regional leadership team multiplying the directors' leadership in overseeing, coaching-in-ministry, caring for, and administrating WorldVenture personnel in the region. The IMDs are also responsible for the budgeting and financial management of the regional leadership team needs. VISION IMD leadership will develop new ministries and fields, and face-to-face time with missionaries will increase member care and strategic planning-implementation coaching. CAPACITY The projected travel expenses for Dave and Sherie Henderson, Tim and Janet Hall, and Terry and Gail Burns are $12,500. Training events require $7,500, including a meeting of field leaders or one with emerging leaders. (Church)
While much aid has already been provided to Haiti, thousands of Haitian men, women and children have an ongoing need for food, water and medical treatment . It is our prayer to replenish our Good Samaritan Fund so our partners can continue to provide basic supplies as necessary to the Haitians, and have a substantial crisis fund that allows them to respond quickly and in the greatest time of need. The Good Samaritan Fund enables WorldVenture to respond with Christian compassion to the physical and material needs of people, especially in disaster or crisis situations. The funds may also be allocated for longer term disaster-related development projects The Good Samaritan Fund has been used for war relief in DR Congo and Sri Lanka, and flood relief in Brazil, Argentina and the Philippines. Funds have also provided medical care and medicines in Africa. The love of Jesus compels us to give aid to our neighbors in desperate need and the Good Samaritan Fund is a crucial component of WorldVenture's first response. Your one-time or regular gift to The Good Samaritan Fund will help WorldVenture missionaries provide the necessary resources to respond rapidly to human suffering and needs. (Social Sector & Family)
As the weather turns cold, we ask that you demonstrate Christ’s compassion by giving to these refugees, especially the families, and helping them survive this winter. Please prayerfully consider a special gift this Christmas season. PROBLEM There are more than 12 million Syrians that have fled their homes and 6 million are children that now have no home. And sadly, more than 12,000 precious children have been killed. The children are on the run, many with their parents, refugees fleeing for their lives. STRATEGY WorldVenture is ministering to Syrian refugee families in places like Macedonia, Albania, Lebanon, Austria, Spain and Jordan. We have been on the front lines helping the hurting and displaced, but now we face what may be the worst killer of all, winter. The cold weather could kill tens of thousands more if we don't do something right now. People will die. Many little boys and girls who are precious in the sight of God are in dire need of our help. (Social Sector & Family)
With each passing day, the news out of Japan remains grim in the aftermath of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami disasters. News of the crippled nuclear reactors and release of radiation only compound the stress and grief of survivors. In these dark hours, many individuals and churches want to express the love of Jesus by giving to help relieve the immediate and overwhelming needs in Japan. The WorldVenture team in Japan is hosting the coordination of relief efforts in their ministry center in Tokyo. Several of our missionaries are in the most devestated parts of Sendai right now volunteering and sharing the love of Christ. We have passed our original $100,000 dollar (?8,093,000 yen) goal, and want to thank all those who gave. Because the needs surpass $100,000, and we are more than ever able to put all of these funds to powerful immediate and long term use, we are continuing receiving donations. Every sacrificial gift will be made full use of in our Relief, Rebuilding, and Restoration plan. DONATE TO THE RELIEF EFFORT How will my donations be used? While many in the U.S. are eager to help, being able to go right now is a logistical challenge. We will post opportunities to help in the coming days. To learn more about WorldVenture's ministry in Japan, visit the Japan Baptist Fellowship website at jbfjapan.com. Subscribe to WorldVenture Updates on Disaster Relief in Japan ? Updates from our missionaries on the ground in Japan. We post updates as soon as we receive them. Click here to see them all ? A video created by WorldVenture missionary Kevin Laverman documenting his experience of relief work and church response in tsunami-devastated northern Japan. (Social Sector & Family)
A medical relief program to help children crushed by extreme poverty and deeply ill from preventable conditions. Everyday, WorldVenture medical facilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Indonesia and Pakistan see people die from preventable conditions such as malaria, parasites and amoebic dysentery because it is just too late for treatment. Unfortunately, families often don't receive medical care until it comes down to life or death. Jesus healed the sick and dying, and God has continued healing by giving wisdom to mankind to develop technology and medicines. But unless we are able to reach far enough, these healing hands cannot touch the needy. WorldVenture medical missions need to expand their resources and capabilities to bring vital medical help before it's too late. It doesn't take much. A gift of $30 will provide a medical exam, necessary lab tests and medicine for one person. And only $25,000 will provide the salaries of a national registered nurse and a trained doctor for one full year. We are still hopeful that by the end of this year we will have the funds to hire a full-time nurse and doctor. (Social Sector & Family)
"Can you teach me English?" This is the question we hear nearly every time someone learns we are from the U.S. After hearing this question time and time again, we began to realize that God was leading us to use this felt need to meet people and share the Gospel with them. The result of this realization is the English language and Ministry Center (ELMC). The ELMC provides English classes to young adults and professionals. It provides a venue to meet new people and build ongoing relationships with them all the while meeting a real felt need of theirs. The Bible is openly taught as part of the English language curriculum, and we seize every opportunity to share the Gospel with our students. Funds raised for the project are used for the start-up costs of the center such as furnishing the facility and providing equipment and curriculum. Some funds are also used toward ongoing expenses such as rent, utilities, and security. PROBLEM The city of Labe in the Fouta Djallon mountains of central Guinea is one of the largest cities in the nation. It is also one of the major population centers for the Fulbe people, the largest ethnic group in Guinea. Labe is home to many young adults and business people who have expressed an interest in learning the English language. VISION The goal of the center is not only to teach English, but also to expose students to the teachings of the Bible. To this end, the Bible and Christian teachings will be integrated into the English language curriculum. STRATEGY It is the goal of the center to develop relationships with teams of short-term volunteers from the U.S. who can come to Labe on a regular basis to assist in the work of the center by serving as English language tutors for the students and helping in intensive English camps. The center will also be seeking the addition of an individual or family as mid-term or long-term workers to either teach at and/or direct the center on an ongoing basis. CAPACITY Funds raised for the project are used for the start-up costs of the center such as furnishing the facility and providing equipment and curriculum. Some funds are also used toward ongoing expenses such as rent, utilities, and security. (Education)
We want to see all aspects of Upper Guinea transformed by Christ. Less than 0.2% of Upper Guinea’s 2 million people are Christians. The third and fourth largest cities in the country are in this area. This is an area of significant unemployment, corruption, and need. Our vision is to improve the spiritual, economic, intellectual, governance, social – all aspects of Upper Guinea touched in order to grow Christ’s Kingdom. The Beachhead project is 1 mile from the city center of Kankan, which boasts an estimated population of 250,000 people, several universities, a large military camp, and the seat of regional government and trade. PROBLEM Since 1984 the average missionary in Upper Guinea stays just over 10 years. Between 2002 and 2013, over 50 long term missionaries have left the region. The current missionary population, all nationalities combined, is just shy of 30 people. Added to a lack of vocational missionaries is that the God-scattered Christians in Upper Guinea do not have the tools, understanding, or training to help transform the region. The Beachhead project seeks to be a tool to help overcome these obstacles by doing four things: (1) enable missionaries to function well (2) facilitate community outreach (3) create a place to train national leaders (4) and provide facilities to accommodate interns and new or medium stay missionaries. VISION Less than 0.2% of Upper Guinea's 2 million people are Christians. Our vision is to improve the spiritual, economic, intellectual, and social aspects of Upper Guinea. STRATEGY Phase 1 & 2: land purchase and perimeter wall construction (Complete) - a parcel measuring 1,960 square meter (21,097 square feet) purchased in 2012 - perimeter wall completed in 2013 - costs $30204 Phase 3: Deep water well (90% complete) - solar powered, bore-hole well with pump for the Beachhead and immediate neighbors - functional for current needs. - completion based on phase 4 - costs $13,000 ($12,000 already spent) Phase 4: multi-story building (In progress) - 184 square meter (1980 square foot) foot print or about 10% of the property - ground level education, outreach, and meeting space - 2nd & 3rd floors housing: short, mid, and long stay housing - 4th floor: residence - Roof terrace: added meeting and class space - Buildable over time as funding is available - Estimated costs: $360,000 ($150,000 invested; $40,000 cash on hand; $60,000 loan available; $170,000 to be raised) Bonus Phase: Swimming pool - Funded by the missionary community over and above contributions to the rest of the project. Beachhead contributions do not go towards the pool. Costs Totals: Phase 1 & 2 (Land and wall) $ 30,200 Completed Phase 3 (Deep Well) $ 13,000 90% complete Phase 4 (multi-story building) $360,000 in progress Total $403,200 Raised to date (January 2017) $250,000 Left to fund $170,000 (Church)
This project serves those in great physical need that I encounter in my international work. At times, it will provide shelter for someone with damage to their thatched roof. On almost a daily basis, it provides medication for those with physical ailments from my home stocked pharmacy. For example, I am helping a man pay for the insulin he needs to hold his diabetes in check. Other times it helps kids to be able to go to school who otherwise would not be able to go. Thanks for helping me extend the compassion of Christ in tangible ways to those in need. -Brenda
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Each day 150 immigrants from the Chinese World enter Hong Kong. Funds from this project will be used for outreach activities through English summer camps. PROBLEM The South Asian community in Hong Kong has 60,000 members with almost no one working with them. VISION This project seeks to establish new churches among immigrants to Hong Kong. (Church)
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The object of Khudawandpur Boys Hostel is to provide living facilities in a Christian atmosphere, with adequate food every day, Christian education such as Sunday School, daily private and group devotions, producing literate and educated boys. KBH is for boys studying in 5th through 12th grades. Every year at least one or two boys accept Christ as Savior. In the 10 years since KBH was restarted, at least 15 boys have matured enough in their Christian walk to be baptized and are local leaders. PROBLEM There are more applications for admission than funds allow to be accepted. VISION This project furthers the purposes of making disciples of Jesus Christ, demonstrating compassion, and equipping future leaders for the Church. STRATEGY One donor organization is able to pay $20 per month for 18 boys. The Hostel facilities with present staff could maintain up to 30 boys if funds are available. There are presently 22 boys in KBH and four are unsponsored. CAPACITY KBH needs $20 per month for an additional 12 boys. Also one-time gifts help supplement the major donor's giving, for maintenance and replacement of equipment. (Education)
Dharma Deepika is a journal of South Asian missiology addressed to university professors, graduate students, researchers, theologians, academicians, and leadership in the South Asian communities and the diaspora. VISION The journal provides ministry tools for church leaders and scholars. STRATEGY Authorities in government read the journal as well. It is designed to attract non-Christian readers along with Christian readers and scholars from all walks of life for dialogue. This opens a door for evangelism. The journal presents valuable researched information on topics related to missiology, sociology, anthropology, and history. It is a resource for Christian workers who desire to develop their knowledge for more effective ministry. (Media)
This project provides funds to promising young people in India for training in theology or professional fields. PROBLEM Those selected are too poor to receive training on their own and are interested in helping the church. VISION The funds would go to training deserving candidates among the poor in the area of theology. Part of our mission is to give the poor a trade or a profession, so the training would be geared to their needs. STRATEGY We have set up an endowment/fixed deposit fund so that the interest earned can provide meaningful scholarship on an ongoing basis. CAPACITY If we are able to put $50,000 on a Fixed Deposit that earns 6% a year in India, we would have available for use $3,000 per year to help needy students. This could work our to eight full-time theological students per year. (Education)
This project provides funds for the work of a Christian training school in India. Indigenous church groups have a story to tell. Donations will provide for scholarships to promising young scholars who will be trained to preserve and promote indigenous Christianity. PROBLEM Building a credible biblical theological foundation is needed to assist this process which is one of the institute's goals. STRATEGY We have recruited one research fellow and a project coordinator. Additional personnel must be recruited. University links are being created overseas as well as in India. Scholarships are needed for training young scholars with potential. We also invite volunteers with expertise to assist with projects. CAPACITY Scholarships for researchers are $10,000. Sponsoring occasional public lectures is $3,000. To provide missiological library materials costs $2,000. (Education)
This project provides financial support to Indian missionaries who are serving with Rays of Hope, a national mission organization in India. VISION The focus of this ministry is to train Christian workers, establish churches in villages that have no church, and uplift the oppressed. STRATEGY Funds will be used for workshops and seminars to train pastors and other ministry workers who entered ministry with little or no training. Donations will also provide seed money to establish self-supporting fund-raising projects to support those involved in the training. Money will also be used for mission projects such as the Child Upliftment Program that provides food and tuition for children to receive an education and the Empowerment Through Education program that trains children with computer skills for future equal employment opportunities. CAPACITY Project needs are: The Goatery--$100 would provide three goats and feed to one family. As the goats multiply, the family will have a means of livelihood. Child Upliftment Program--$150 provides one meal for 30 and needed teachers Empowerment through Education--$3,000 is needed for computer training for 30 children for three months. Pastors and evangelists--$4,000 would fund training and feeding 100 pastors for five days. Seven bicycles could be purchased for village evangelists with $350. To build a simple worship structure costs $300. (Church)
This project is designed to provide funds for land and a building for four expanding ministries in India. PROBLEM Funds are needed to acquire two properties and to pay their registration fees. We are presently renting office space plus working out of our home. When we hold public lectures, we have to hire a suitable hall. Rents and related expenditures continue to escalate. VISION The objective is to have a permanent place as a headquarters for the Mylapore Indigenous Studies Institute, Dharma Deepika, office for Aastha Kiran, and CBMTM. STRATEGY Investment in our own property would be wise stewardship and create a solid base without financial constraints in the future. CAPACITY Phase I and phase II of the expansion plans each require $25,000. (Science & Medicine)
This project provides funds for the development of a resource book documenting the history of Christianity in India. The purpose of the work is to provide a record of Christian history in this area of the world. Needs include salaries, equipment, travel, lodging, food, resources and other operational expenses. VISION The values of such a publication are many, including the documentation of the multiple contributions of Christianity in the history, culture, and development of the region. STRATEGY The resource book will have articles, photos, and data on the multi-faceted Christian community in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The scope will be ecumenical, studying the Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal, and Indigenous influences. CAPACITY We have a matching grant of $50,000 and still need $30,000 to reach our budget. If 10 churches would contribute $3,000 or 30 individuals would contribute $1,000, we would reach the needed amount to claim the matching grant. (Media)
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Bethesda Hospital was established in 1974 to share the good news of salvation in Jesus with the people in West Kalimantan. Buildings and site infrastructure require constant maintenance, replacement, remodeling and new construction. Funds will be collected in this account and disbursed as new projects are identified and published. (Science & Medicine)
Medical equipment is expensive and needs ongoing maintenance and periodic replacement. Funds will be used to reduce the cost to Bethesda Hospital for acquiring this equipment. (Science & Medicine)
Bethesda serves many patients who are the poorest of the poor including children and people with physical handicaps as well as many social outcasts (such as AIDS patients). Donations are given in the name of Jesus and used to subsidize the medical care provided for these patients – being mindful to distribute this aid in such a way that it encourages self-reliance and shared responsibility for health care.
This fund supports higher education costs for carefully selected, qualified mature Indonesian believers who are called to serve long term through their profession as healthcare workers serving the rural poor of Indonesia in the name of Jesus.
Funds raised will be used to help maintain and upgrade nursing school buildings and infrastructure. Funds will also be used to provide scholarships for qualifying students in need. (Science & Medicine)
MedGo (Medical Go) was established in 2007 for the purpose of recruiting and sending committed Indonesian Christian professionals into remote parts of Indonesia in partnership with local churches to provide compassionate, high quality, affordable healthcare in the name of Jesus. (Science & Medicine)
In 1980, a lethal measles outbreak among hundreds of children in surrounding villages led WorldVenture missionaries and Bethesda staff to establish a village health outreach effort. This outreach continues to this day, effectively serving remote and remote village communities with assistance in vaccinations, clean water, sewer, community development and family planning. All in the name of Jesus! (Church)
A general fund for emergency needs, and for those donors who are interested to give towards what is currently most urgent in the general Bethesda ministry effort.
A horrific earthquake and tsunami occurred in Donggala, Palu, Central Sulawesi on September 28, 2018. The current death toll is nearly 1,500. The special project will help to provide physical, emotional and spiritual aid to the survivors, working towards expansion of God's kingdom by using Disciple-Making Movement practices.
This is one of the unreached and unengaged provinces of Indonesia. We already have crosscultural workers on the ground and have others slated to go into this area. We believe we can be effective in the short-term relief and long-term needs such as job-training, re-allocation of people, and career-training. We will also aggressively follow-up with discipleship with spiritually responsive people.
The special project will help to provide physical, emotional and spiritual aid to the survivors, working towards expansion of God's kingdom by using Disciple-Making Movement practices.
Phase 1 - Emergency disaster relief, trauma counseling, looking for persons of peace
Phase 2 - Re-building and healing of individuals and communities, Discipleship and follow-up of persons of peace and their families
Phase 3 - Reconstruction, Stabilizing, Training up leaders for house churches
Phase 2 - Re-building and healing of individuals and communities, Discipleship and follow-up of persons of peace and their families
Phase 3 - Reconstruction, Stabilizing, Training up leaders for house churches
We will have a strong spiritual basis to all of our relief efforts through daily listening, prayer and worship. In all efforts over three years we will incorporate Disciple-making Movement practices looking for persons of peace who are open spiritually.
Central Sulawesi is an area where we have planned to move into for years prior to the tsunami disaster. There are seven large-sized unreached people groups and four unengaged, unreached people groups in this area, making it an extremely spiritually-needy province. This disaster situation provides an excellent opportunity for cross-cultural workers to assist with physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. It creates a natural avenue for believers to enter with God's love and gospel message.
We will work in three phases over a three-year period, adopting communities where the survivors willingly participate in their own recovery. The immediate phase includes setting up a base camp to run operations, distribution of supplies such as food, drinking water, medicines, tents and tarps. It will also include initial clean-up efforts, trauma counseling, restoration of light and water sources, installing electricity, and meetings with duty relief officers. The second phase will be continued clean water projects, reconstruction of housing, and helping with interim shelter sites for schools. Long-term will include resettlement of displaced persons including orphans and widows, and job training for employment opportunities through micro economic loans, and home industry projects.
Three-year Budget Plan with possibility of Five Years: Total $300,000
PHASE 1 - Contract or purchase of facility for base camp - $30,000 Initial truck for aid distribution and transportation of volunteer teams - $7,200 Optional second work vehicle - $7,000 3 motorbike - $3,000 Immediate supplies - tents, tarps, food, water, emergency supplies, generators - $8,000 Long-term national coordinator - $3,500 annually Transportation for WorldVenture personnel & national personnel overseeing relief, and assisting - 8 Round-trips annually for 3 years - $2,400 annually Maintaining base camp facility - $5,000 annually - water, electricity, telephone, internet, office
PHASE 2 - Clean up projects - $5,000 Reconstruction of houses - 20 crude basic homes $5,000 each - $100,000 Interim shelter site - 2 schools $5,000 each - $10,000 Public bath/ toilet facilities - 4 for $3,000 each - $12,000 Reconstruction of churches - $10,000 each - $30,000
PHASE 3 - Job training for employment opportunities. Micro loans - $30,000 Home industry training - $15,000
Encouraging the use of ethnic arts and music to reach least-evangelized people is a major focus of this project. Funds will be used to train lay people in local churches, and provide scholarships for promising, talented worship leaders. VISION It is a worthwhile cause to further train and disciple the gifted and talented artists among the Indonesian people in order to reach the least-evangelized peoples and to best serve the local church. STRATEGY It is important to place special attention and emphasis on the worship of the national church. Four objectives of this special project are to develop healthy worship in local churches, to develop healthy worship leaders, to encourage the use of heart music to reach believers and pre-believers in least-evangelized people groups, and to encourage local artists in many ethnic groups to create art forms that will communicate the gospel. CAPACITY Training laypeople in local churches requires $2,000. Another $2,000 is also needed each for scholarships for talented leaders in the worship arts and encouraging the use of ethnic arts to reach least-evangelized people and in churches. (Arts & Entertainment)
Through Mercy Bridge, lives are being changed both now and for eternity. Working with local Christian leaders in Indonesia, Mercy Bridge provides scholarships for education and hope for families in desperate need. PROBLEM Millions of children have dropped out of school because they cannot afford it. These children are either sent to Muslim pesantrens where they are taught to be fanatics, or they do not attend school. VISION This allows Christians within these difficult regions to bridge the gap between cultures, break the cycle of poverty, and shine the light of Christ into the lives of people who may never otherwise hear a positive word about Christianity or the church. STRATEGY Orphanages have proven to be effective ways of bringing young people to Christ and training them in biblical ways. This project will also cover crises such as the hungry and compassion issues for local church planter families. Often these families cannot pay for operations and unexpected health needs. CAPACITY A contribution to Mercy Bridge gives you the opportunity to put action to your faith by changing the lives of others. Learn more at mercybridge.org. 100% of donations go to the children; even a small monthly commitment will make a big difference. (Education)
This project will help support international partners as they work with WorldVenture and assist Indonesia's national association of churches. PROBLEM More people from developing countries are seeking to establish the church in Indonesia, but they struggle to raise the necessary funds from their home churches in economically challenged countries. VISION God is using varied types of partnerships to accomplish His work and to establish His kingdom. Recently we are seeing an increased number of partners ready to work together in Indonesia. More and more international partners are coming forward. (Church)
This project provides funds for supporting national workers in Indonesia who are ministering to the 131 mega least-evangelized people groups. The goal is to establish healthy reproducing churches in each people group's mother tongue. Along with funding this project, the team hopes churches will adopt an unreached people group to pray and send short-term teams. PROBLEM Least-evangelized peoples are defined as less than one percent Christian and less than fifty percent evangelized. There is virtually no church to reach these people groups in their own mother tongues. These people groups are extremely resistant. VISION The final goal is to establish a healthy reproducing church in each people groups' mother tongue. STRATEGY This project is meant to help nationals build redemptive relationships among the least-evangelized peoples of Indonesia through the partnership between missionaries and individuals or churches around the world. We would like individuals and churches in the U.S. to go beyond sending funds by actually adopting unreached people groups, praying for them, and if possible, visiting and personally reaching out to them. If it is difficult to develop hands-on ministry, the minimum we could do is send prayer requests and ministry updates from the national workers who are adopted. CAPACITY You can fully adopt a worker to the least-evangelized people groups for $150 per month. The housing costs for a worker are $50 per month. (Church)
In the past five years, 35 churches have been established, doubling the number of churches in the area. This project provides funds to church planters in Indonesia by providing resources needed to develop a new church. PROBLEM These church planters generally work in pioneering areas where there are few or no churches from which they can receive support for ministry. VISION This project is about establishing Christ's church among Muslims across the archipelago of Indonesia. The hope and dream is that God will continue to multiply His believers and His church in the next five-year period. STRATEGY Funds will help pay for transportation, salary until the church can support a pastor, meeting halls, and a motorcycle for one church planter each year. For any church planters who are adopted, prayer requests and ministry updates can be provided. CAPACITY You could adopt a church planter among Muslims or Hindus for approximately $100-$150 per month. Help cover part of the costs for a new church plant by renting a storefront for $50-$100 per month. Supplement the ministry and transportation costs for church planters for $25-$50 per month. (Church)
Students studying at the Evangelical Theological Seminary of Indonesia are required to establish a church before graduating. It has been an amazing testimony for the school when 100 graduating students have won to the Lord and baptized at least 1,500 individuals. VISION ETSI has become WorldVenture's primary partner in equipping the national church planters and leaders as well as a pool for new recruits. STRATEGY Funds from this project will provide scholarships for students attending this seminary in Indonesia. CAPACITY An undergraduate program plus some living costs is $30 per month for four years. A master's program with final project and graduation costs is $42 per month for four years. A doctoral program costs $100 per month for four years. (Education)
Many seminary students in Indonesia have suffered great trauma in their lives from abuse or rejection because they are Christians. For them to be effective in ministry, they need to work through these issues with a counselor. PROBLEM In a culture where wounded people are not encouraged to confide their hurts in another, and also where effects of animism and mysticism are spirit oppression and fear, counseling is often needed to declare the truth, set people free, and see lives changed. VISION This project helps establish healthy churches by providing training for counselors. STRATEGY Funds will provide support for counselors working with the students to process these issues. CAPACITY You can support a counselor for $50 per month. (Social Sector & Family)
This project brings together U.S. churches and Indonesian churches to establish healthy reproducing churches in Indonesia. PROBLEM Churches need a safe meeting place for them to alleviate some persecution. VISION WorldVenture wants to partner with national churches and Stateside churches to purchase permanent secure facilities for new Muslim converts. STRATEGY Funds donated to this project will be matched by the Indonesian church to purchase permanent secure facilities for new believers to meet and worship together. CAPACITY Each church in a rural area needs $7,000. (Church)
This project will help cover the costs of organizing and hosting conferences focused on developing deeper relationships with national Baptist churches. VISION This will provide opportunities to encourage the development of a church-based leadership training program among national leaders and evangelistic meetings and seminars within the community. (Church)
Funds will be used to cover rent and renovation expenses related to facilities used for church worship, and evangelistic and discipleship events. (Church)
In 2009 – after 15 years in barely adequate rented facilities – God miraculously provided the Baptist mission church in Carrickmacross, Ireland, with its first property to serve as a base in the community for Christian worship, evangelistic outreach, ministry and training. Shortly afterwards “Woodlands Christian Center” was completely renovated and expanded through the hard work and financial sacrifice of church members – and with significant help from this fund’s donors. Funding is still needed to complete the approved building plans by erecting a much larger worship area. Unfortunately, if it is not possible to erect at least the shell of this major addition before the end of 2018, the current building permit will expire and renewing it will involve much more costly restrictions and requirements. We believe that God means for the expansion of this facility to enable the believers in Carrickmacross to better reach out to lost and hurting people in the northeastern part of the Republic of Ireland and to more effectively make and equip disciples for Jesus. STRATEGY The young congregation is eager to advance Christ’s Kingdom by being an evangelistic and caring presence in this Irish population hub. Members have given very generously and sacrificially and worked tirelessly to purchase and completely transform this property for God’s use. Now additional funds are urgently needed for the addition of a 175-seat worship area in order to provide space for the church family to continue to grow and to expand the usefulness of this facility for evangelistic outreach, corporate worship and a variety of ministries to the community and the local body of Christ. Please consider how you can help to bring about the realization of this vision. CAPACITY Needed to complete Woodlands Christian Center (home of Carrickmacross Baptist Church) Here is a rough breakdown of the projected costs for the needed church expansion: • Stage 1 – Foundations – Nearly complete. About $6,000 to finish. • Stage 2 – Shell of the new building – Hoping to be completed before the end of 2018 when the building permit expires! Price estimate: $130,000 • Stage 3 – Auditorium – Transform bare hall into the main meeting room. Price estimate: $65,000 • Stage 4 - Audio equipment. Budget not yet estimated. • Stage 5 - Toilets, fireplace chimney and parking lot paving. Price estimate: $43,000 (Church)
As sports of all kinds are a big part of Irish life, the monies in this fund will be used to pay for equipment, insurance, and other cost. STRATEGY Golf, Gaelic football, hurling, hiking, biking, rugby, and soccer are all sports that we have either been involved in or view as possibilities for building contacts among the Irish people, leading Lord willing to evangelism and discipleship. (Arts & Entertainment)
Funds from this project will provide for compassion outreach activities including medical care, food, equipment, supplies and other expenses. (Social Sector & Family)
Seeking to recruit team members who will best add to the present team and help us and the prospective applicants decide if this field is the best fit for them, we would like to offer a project which could help those invited to visit the Ireland Field. Bringing potential missionaries to the field will encourage them in their decision-making process to take the next steps in fulfilling God's purposes for them. We feel it’s important to see a place before making a long-term commitment. This project will give us a way to help recruit the right people to serve in Ireland. PROBLEM Wanting to help people decide what God has for them in this life, we ask that our brothers and sisters give to this project. The call to evangelize the world is still with us today. Here in Ireland there is a great need for missionaries to be involved in the process of starting new churches. VISION We are looking for great people to commit to doing God’s work for a good portion of their lives. STRATEGY This project would serve as a vehicle through which 1) funds could be raised by a person/family not yet appointed to WorldVenture in order to make a vision trip or 2) we, as a Field, could raise funds to help a person/family make a vision trip. CAPACITY One flight from the US to Ireland: $1,200 Room and board while here (per person, per day): $60 Transportation while here, per day: $15 (Church)
This project provides funds to the Old Mill Camp for materials and repairs that need to be completed before the camp can again be occupied by campers. PROBLEM The Old Mill Camp is still recovering from the devastating flood of 2005. Several renovation projects that were near completion were ruined by the flood waters. Other areas of the campus were also destroyed by the flood and are in need of repair. STRATEGY We are seeking to raise funds for the completion of the newly constructed bungalows that will enable us to once again have camps with adequate dormitory space for approximately 80 campers. More information is available at www.naplesalive.com under the page "Old Mill Camp." CAPACITY Legal expenses for the building permit: $10,000 50 bunk beds and dressers: $15,000 Internal plumbing, electrical and heating, tiling floors, and external painting: $25,000 (Church)
We have developed a "three-year scale-down*" program that will allow us to strengthen the churches and their giving which will help keep these men in the ministry. Would you make a monthly contribution to help support the churches as they support these pastors? Click here to start your routine giving or to make a one-time gift. (Church)
The new church has more amenities that we could have expected, but there are several important updates that must be done in order to serve the community effectively. They include new floor surface for the Worship Center and the installation of a commercial grade kitchen. (Church)
The Istituto Centro Biblico, a 10-year-old training program in Naples, Italy, has been developing leaders in collaboration with local churches. Funds will be used to assist the center in its plans to open other centers throughout Italy. This will also allow the leaders to apply what they are learning in their local setting. VISION Our vision is to provide training for the hundreds of church leaders who because of full-time jobs and church and family commitments could never take the time and go away for resident seminary programs. (Church)
The original building and parking lot were constructed in 1988 and over the years of weather and normal wear and tear, the parking lot, roof and brick siding have deteriorated. (Church)
More than 750 people have come forward to pray to receive Christ through an incredibly effect ministry called Festival! This mega-event takes place every other year and draws thousands of people to a safe, free and entertaining venue where they hear the Gospel clearly presented. Through a long-term partnership with churches in America, God has used Festivals to change the lives of people in Italy and the USA! Visit the Facebook Festival page to see pictures and Can you help support this vital outreach? The need is large and it will take an army of givers to make Festival possible. (Church)
This project is to assist the Ostia church in launching a more aggressive outreach in their community by temporarily helping with costs related to rent, evangelistic events, youth outreach, and support for the pastor. This project helps especially the Simmons as they seek to establish this church, train leaders, and help the church collaborate with other churches and become a reproducing church. PROBLEM The present church facility has space that is being utilized fully for Sunday School, church office, library, and church services. The main meeting area is conducive for concerts, parties and special events that are helping the church in friendship evangelism. Special events may be planned as well in surrounding theaters and schools. There is a crucial need for a larger facility. STRATEGY The funds contributed to this project will help the church progress towards higher objectives in expanding the ministry both in and through the church to the community. The project will help the church manage the growth challenges while they search for a a new facility and assist the church in building up a down deposit fund to help in negotiating the purchase of a larger facility. (Church)
Black Gospel music has been popular in Japan for many years now. Non-Christians participate in choirs to sing this music that touches a part of their soul and brings them great joy. This project seeks to develop choir communities sponsored by cooperating churches to develop relationships between the Christians and non-Christians. VISION Christians have seen this response to Black Gospel music as a wonderful opportunity to reach the hearts of these non-Christians with the gospel message contained in the songs. STRATEGY Funds will be used to purchase resource material, equipment and event-related expenses. We plan to hold regional and combined concerts for greater evangelistic impact. Gospel tours from Japan to other countries also provide the opportunity to deepen relationships among the non-Christian and Christian members. CAPACITY Some needs are: --resource material ($1,000) --event-related expenses ($6,000) --equipment and supplies ($1,500) --administration costs ($1,500) (Arts & Entertainment)
This project will help fund the translation and development of materials used through the seminary that hopes to become a resource center for church-based theological education. STRATEGY The seminary plans to assist pastors and lay leaders through training them in the context of their home church ministry environment. CAPACITY A donation of $800 covers the cost of one book in a series of 14 to be translated and produced. (Education)
Half the membership of one church in Japan is made up of people who came to Christ as a result of first hearing the gospel via the radio. This fund provides money to keep the broadcast on the air. PROBLEM The church in Japan is growing but still struggles financially. A daily Christian radio broadcast is vital to the spread of the gospel in Japan, but churches cannot provide adequate finances to keep it going. VISION This is a frontline evangelism project used to bring the gospel into thousands of homes via radio and provide follow-up material. STRATEGY Outside help is necessary as the cost of these broadcasts continues to increase. CAPACITY Five dollars can provide one person with follow-up materials. (Media)
Kevin and Kaori Laverman; Kawasaki, Japan
Musashi Kosugi, a community just south of us in Greater Tokyo, has seen a recent population explosion, but its 120,000 people still lack an evangelical church witness. We want to make a change for eternity in the lives of many Japanese in Musashi Kosugi. As we look at moving into the community, we also want to be strategic about our future housing. We envision 1st floor “store-front” space for outreach ministries and a new church to gather, and living space above for missionary workers (ourselves) and/or staff.
This project focuses on a strategic location (close proximity to other area church plants, growth/potential of community, and ease of access to major train lines) which will: 1. Empower missionary workers to further their mission and calling in Japan, specifically in the task of multiplying churches. 2. Establish a church more quickly and sustainably (in finances, stability and neighborhood presence, and ease of outreach/church start). 3. Provide housing for missionary workers, or future ministry staff. This project is a key part of our overall strategy for multiplying churches in Southwest Greater Tokyo. Refer to "The Cross Project" online for more information: http://www.thecrossproject.jp
Urban Japan is very expensive. A new church hasn’t the means to afford a facility for church work. Yet this lack of space makes it difficult to sustain ministry, create relationships, and form a credible, stable organism. We want to begin our next church (and ministry location with JBF), from a fixed, stable environment. One can’t do outreach activities or gather people (the core of church planting) without a place. But one can’t secure a place without people and funding. Combining housing and ministry in a single location makes it possible to resolve this dilemma.
The primary purpose is new church incubation. A secondary purpose is as a strategic location for WorldVenture workers to serve out of and, directly or indirectly, contribute to the first purpose. We envision a place with convenient access for our missionaries to come to, use their gifts, coordinate outreach ministry, or gather for various purposes. In this way, it would also function to advance our mission purposes broadly. This Musashi Kosugi house would be one location in a small cluster of networked churches.
Funds from this project will be used to develop new ministry programs and support leadership training, discipleship and mission training programs. Help the church in Japan reach and train the next generation for ministry leadership. VISION C-On Kinshuko Camp plays an integral part in the CBA Japan Harvest 2010 plan to nurture healthy churches. STRATEGY Funds will also be used to remodel and rebuild the camp, and C-On Kinshuko has an opportunity to purchase adjacent property to expand the camp facilities. C-On Kinshuko has a vital role in equipping laity for service. To reach this generation, creative methods are needed. This project will help by funding new programs and providing some seed money for a new facility. CAPACITY Program development: $500 Chairs: $50 Tables: $100 Property acquisition: $100 per sq. meter of land (Church)
Denen Grace Chapel in Kawasaki, Japan, will be phasing in full support of a national pastor over a period of three years beginning in January 2010. The intent of this project is to supplement the commitment of the new church in underwriting the pastor's salary. VISION The purpose of this project is to establish a fund from which to subsidize the cost of calling and supporting a national pastor to a new church, and, if funds allow, provide seed money for future new church leadership. STRATEGY It is the intent of Denen Grace Chapel to fully support the new pastor through its tithing within three years, so as not to create ongoing dependence on outside support. Specific costs include moving expenses, equipment expenses, education and training materials, and installation service. CAPACITY One-time expenses include: --new pastor's moving expenses ($1,200) --new pastor's equipment expenses ($500) --training and training materials ($250) --installation service expenses ($100) (Church)
A video sign language Bible translation frees those unable to hear to study the Bible in their language. What a gift of empowerment to people so often frustrated by a world that doesn't understand. Since 1993, we have been working to translate the Bible into Japanese Sign Language on video formats to meet this need. To date, we have 10% of the Bible translated. We formed a partnership with the Japan Bible Society in 2003, and with their support and our own donor base, we are moving faster. We now have an office with three full- and part-time staff working on the project. PROBLEM Most Deaf people don't read. The Japanese Deaf community has very limited access to Scripture, and desperately needs a Bible in their own language. VISION We now have the capacity. We want to increase funding, expand still more, and finish the whole Bible in 15 years or less. With full funding we can be a resource not just to the Deaf church of Japan, but to other Sign Language Bible translations throughout STRATEGY In 2015, we are seeking $200,000 to hire a second team and translate the book of Luke. In 2016, we are planning a capital funding campaign of $3,000,000 to free us to move forward and finish the project in 15 years or less. Since the project has proven to be sustainable with offerings from within Japan, we are confident that funds from the U.S. will not undermine the integrity of the project but will only serve to move it forward. CAPACITY The whole cost of the accelerated project would amount to $100 per verse. The current rate is $200 per verse. The salary to hire one person full-time for a year is $28,000. A total of $112,000 would hire a team of a translator, video technician, translation assistant, and project manager for a year. This team would be able to translate 4% of the Bible. (Arts & Entertainment)
This project will support the efforts of Hope Miyagi, a relief network ministry of the Shiogama Bible Baptist Church near Sendai, Japan which was birthed immediately after the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake. In 2011, they hosted 1,500 volunteers for relief work and have had a great impact on their community. They are planting three house churches. The project focuses on three areas: meeting the physical and emotional needs of people impacted by the Great East Japan Earthquake, evangelism, and house church planting in the impacted area. PROBLEM Some people still live in temporary housing, having no hope for the future. VISION We have been visiting tsunami victims who lost their homes, and God has been giving us opportunities to share the love of Jesus Christ through our relief efforts. STRATEGY Donations will be used for purchasing relief supplies, providing tangible financial support for the disaster victims, hiring staff for this ministry, house church ministry, hosting volunteers, transportation costs, and other various needs for our relief efforts. CAPACITY Relief supplies: $10,000 Staff: $10,000 Support for victims: $10,000 House church support: $10,000 (Social Sector & Family)
Help Kids Find the Greatest Treasure of All Of all the world's Christians, only 4% came to Christ after the age of 30. But 83% came to Christ before the age of 14! With a third of our world still completely unreached, one of the most important questions we can ask is: How can we reach more kids? But let’s take that question to another level: How can we mobilize kids to reach kids? How can we not just reach kids with the Gospel... how can we help kids reach other kids with the Gospel? After all, who better to reach a child than another child? That is the heart of the Treasure Hunt Project... and kids find the Treasure Hunt irresistible! SUMMARY Location: Japan and the World Our Vision: To fulfill the Great Commission by maximizing the most Gospel-responsive generation to reach their worlds: mobilizing kids to reach kids. Our Strategy: The Treasure Hunt Project (THP) is based on using manga (comics) that are now the world standard genre for youth and kids. The THP may be the only global kids-mobilization initiative today. THP is simple, versatile, and inexpensive: -Simple enough for a child to use -Versatile because it works for kids the world over, in both developed and developing nations -Inexpensive because the tool costs pennies per child and can be shared from child to child. Kids reach their friends using the THP Challenge (pocket-manga) and then youth disciple those kids using the THP Venture (discipleship series). Things Needed for Success: The pocket-manga is now in 8 languages with a dozen more in planning. Each language needs $18,000 for full development. Will you help kids in another language discover the greatest treasure of all, Jesus Christ, by contributing to the full development one of our language projects? Learn more at www.treasurehuntproject.com(Media)
Transportation is an important detail in assisting short-term teams who have committed themselves to participating in God's work on the field. This project provides funds to replace the van used to transport short-term teams serving in Japan. PROBLEM The previous van was beginning to drain Janet Brown's car, so it was necessary to replace the van by purchasing a newer van with less mileage. STRATEGY The van is used to transport teams, STM individuals, luggage and other supplies. CAPACITY Buy a seat in the new van for $1,000 or the steering wheel for $500. Other ways to donate to this fund is to give the equivalent cost of renting or leasing a car for a week, month, or year. (Business)
Wheelchairs are so common to us, it is hard to imagine that there are people who don't have access to even a rudimentary chair. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates 20 million people in developing countries need wheelchairs. Wheelchairs of Hope refurbishes and distributes used chairs to those in need in various Asian countries. At the same time, unused equipment is used for Kingdom purpose instead of ending up in a landfill. PROBLEM For many, wheelchairs are unaffordable and may cost more than a full year's salary. Lacking mobility, those with disabilities are isolated from their communities and in many cases confined to their homes. VISION This project will use wheelchairs as a means to open doors to show Christ's love in reaching those who still don't have and still don't know. STRATEGY Funds are used in purchasing parts, equipment repairs, travel, shipping, storage, and brochure printing and distribution. (Business)
The Deaf of Asia and the Pacific desperately need a Bible in their own language. Since the early 1990s, Japan and Australia have been working on translating the Bible into their Sign Languages (SLs). In 2011, Asia Pacific Sign Language Development Association (APSDA) was born with charter members representing work in 12 countries. PROBLEM APSDA is owned and led by Deaf people themselves. This fledgling group has immense potential but no operating funds. VISION We need an organization that will connect projects, share expertise, develop translation consultants, inspire new startups, and even send people to start spreading the word where no Deaf churches even exist yet. STRATEGY This project seeks to find people with the vision to support an organization that supports, enables, and empowers startups and ongoing translation projects. APSDA, as a Deaf-led organization with broad representation across Asia, is uniquely positioned to do just that. CAPACITY Annual Board Meeting and accompanying capacity-building best practices workshop: $27,000 Translation consulting and production of translation training materials: $25,000 Attending conferences for both staff development and Deaf presence in the wider Bible translation community: $15,500 Staff salary and operating expenses: $32,500 (Education)
Give to the Roy and Dora Whitman Academy – A Christian School in the Holy Land! Roy and Dora Whitman Academy provides a rich curriculum led by committed Christian teachers in Amman, Jordan. The Whitman Academy team creates an environment where students from many nationalities are challenged to integrate a Christian worldview into all their studies. The curriculum also guides students to care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of everyone in the Whitman Academy community and beyond. When students go to other places, they have a foundation for learning, living, and loving as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. Expansion Strategy 1. Contract with a local seminary in Jordan to share campus space rent-free for 10 years. 2. In exchange for free rent, transform a building into a great K-12 school for 270 students. 3. Continue to be self-sustaining through affordable tuition and careful management. Critical Need 1. Discover 1 million dollars in 2019 for creating our K-12 school on the seminary campus. 2. Transition from our current location to the seminary campus by August 2020. Prayerful Partnerships 1. Join with us in praying to the Lord of the Harvest to provide the needed funding. 2. Visit our website, www.whitmanacademy.org and learn how to pray more for us. (Education)
http://ptee.org/eng/ Since 1981, the Program for Theological Education by Extension (PTEE) has been equipping Arab Christians for leadership through evangelical theological education wherever they live in the Arab world. PTEE's partners in ministry share: 1) PTEE's strategic passion for the Arabic-speaking peoples of the MENA region, 2) PTEE's vision for on-location training and discipleship of current and emerging leaders in the Arab world, 3) PTEE's academic commitment to producing and delivering the highest caliber Arabic-language theological curriculum and educational methodologies in use presently. With classes operating in Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, and other parts of the MENA region, as well as in Europe and North America, PTEE is uniquely positioned through its regional and global relationships to support and equip local believers in their given context. PTEE offers certificate, diploma, and bachelor's degrees in theology, and its academic awards are officially accredited by the Asia Theological Association. "The Program for Theological Education by Extension is one of the strongest and most reliable methods for studying the Word of God in the Middle East today. The program has a great testimony among the churches in Jordan, and many Christians have joined the program since the beginning and still today, many are involved with PTEE studies. I have taken courses from PTEE on a part-time basis for over twenty years; studying with PTEE has been like a refuge that refreshes my soul, and the godly values that I learned affected my life and work." - a PTEE life-long learner, Jordan "Central to effective theological education is a 'learning balance' between head, heart, and hands. The Program for Theological Education by Extension takes this seriously with solid content that challenges the mind, a relational emphasis through the weekly tutor groups and care from local church leaders, and multiple and immediate opportunities for practical application. I have seen first-hand the transformation impact of PTEE as churches which embrace the program find new and creative vision for Christian ministry. Although I am currently serving in an institutional context, I am a great advocate for the non-institutional approach of PTEE and am excited as I see the constant striving of the PTEE team to find new ways of strengthening the churches of the Arab world." - Perry Shaw, Ed.D., Professor of Christian Education; Director, Educational Ministries Resource Centre, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary VISION PTEE's vision is to develop leaders both men and women through theological education for the growth of the church and the positive transformation of society in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). STRATEGY Current Projects: 1) Program Expansion: PTEE's current five-year strategic plan outlines its commitment to making its program available in every Arabic-speaking country in the Middle East and North Africa by 2020. 2) Curriculum/Program Development: PTEE continues to pursue new course offerings through curriculum development, including "Christian Peacemaking" (presently in field-testing stage), "Understanding Islam" (in writing stage), and "The Christian Life" (research stage). Curriculum development also includes development of its SEED/Certificate of Ministry program, which enables life-long learners to honor their experiences through a secondary education equivalency degree. (Financial Goal: $535,000 per year) 3) Renovation of Ministry Center: PTEE is presently renovating a recently-purchased building that will serve as its Amman-based ministry center. (Financial Goal: $175,000) 4) e-Learning: In addition to its print-based course materials, PTEE is poised to begin development of an e-Learning initiative to reach a wider audience through innovative electronic media. (Education)
Christians in Sudan are moving ahead in developing educational, health and agricultural infrastructure in the south and planting churches in the north and south of Sudan. The Program for Theological Education by Extension is focused on providing leadership education on location. PTEE seeks to build an education extension center in Al Renk, Sudan. Funds from this project will help with expenses for a vision trip to Sudan in preparation for building. VISION The Program for Theological Education by Extension is engaged in church leader education. Our promise is to provide leadership education on location wherever people live in the Arab world. STRATEGY Consultative/training visits will be for meeting with the Sudanese PTEE leaders in order to survey the needs in greater depth, develop a strategic plan, train new tutors, and transfer registrar technology to the PTEE Sudan National Committee. CAPACITY Vision trip costs include: --Planning and implementation by one person ($3,500) --Air tickets to USA, Sudan, and inside Sudan ($2,500) --Accommodations and ground transportation ($1,000) Advanced education costs include: --Travel to Uganda for Sudanese student ($650 each semester with two semesters per year) --Accommodations ($250 per semester) --Tuition ($500 per semester) Consultative and Training Visits costs include: --For one person travel to Sudan ($600) --Visa ($300) --Travel inside Sudan ($600) --Food and lodging for 10 days ($2,000) --Communication ($300) Southern Ministry Center costs include: --Feasibility Plan ($25,000) --Consultants fee, food, and accommodations for a planning team (Education)
Funds from this project will be used to purchase apologetic literature to share with those throughout the Middle East. STRATEGY Native Arab speakers, both Christians and Muslim converts, are the most natural and effective communicators of the gospel to Arab Muslims. This project will provide for: 1. Evangelism of Muslims with culturally appropriate materials in Arabic. 2. Education of Arab believers with quality literature and books. (Media)
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Jake Hatfield and Jordan Hutchinson are joining our short term team in Kenya, this summer.
This project supports Children of Promise to construct a new building. All the children in our school have heard a clear evangelistic message of Jesus and how by faith they can receive Christ as savior and follow him. We tell all who work with us from the church, to the teachers and people in the community, that grace is not only given when you first believed but it is a life-changing grace and that God intends to change them one-by-one from the inside-out and then their community. We have helped establish 10 churches and are working on two more this year. Our work there is training not only those who are leading now, but also those who will be leaders in 5, 10 and 15 years from now. In all we teach, we emphasize that Jesus has and is calling us to go out and preach the gospel to all nations. VISION This new building will be a catalyst in helping us achieve the goal of planting two more churches in the current year. CAPACITY The first phase will be $45,000 for foundation, finishing first floor and structure of second through 4th floor. The second phase will be $15,000 for all interior needs. The third phase will be $15,000 for finishing. (Church)
Multiplying followers of Jesus, training leaders and establishing new churches are happening in Durumaland (two hours inland from Mombasa Coast). We want to keep the momentum going by assisting them with the "sticks 'n stones" needed for their new churches. PROBLEM In poverty (drought) stricken areas such as Durumaland--where the indigenous religion is an animistic and islamic mix--it is especially important for people to have a decent worship place to establish credibility and provide for the spiritual development of the community. VISION Each pastor trains two "Timothys"--using TEE materials, annual seminars and planned outreaches to areas where there are no local churches. The end result is a new church plant needing a place to meet. STRATEGY Semi-permanent mud and stick structures can be built on donated land with little expense by the local group. However the thatched roofing material, doors and benches need to be bought with cash which just isn't available in this poverty-stricken area. Before long, the semi-permanent structures are outgrown, necessitating the building of a larger permanent coral block/cement building on a purchased plot. CAPACITY Thatched roofing costs $150; two doors, $130; 20 benches, $400. Permanent buildings require coral block/cement and a metal roof totaling $10,000. The plot costs $250. (Church)
This project provides a means of assisting people, from the least evangelized communities, in extenuating financial circumstances. PROBLEM Our words need to be accompanied with actions especially as we encounter people in extenuating circumstances, such as widows in need of social and legal assistance beyond their means or a jobless head of household who just needs a financial push. VISION Loving your neighbor as yourself often includes helping the helpless. A one-time gift can alleviate a financial or social crisis and demonstrate Christian love in action. STRATEGY Small business start-up costs and rehabilitation counseling have also been funded through this project. A secondary aspect of this project is to provide famine relief to the people in our rural churches in light of on-going drought conditions. CAPACITY During the most pressing times, we have been able to send a three-five ton load of maize out monthly to be divided among 1500 people. In 2012, five tons of maize cost about $1600. Famine relief for one month for 1000 people in nine churches is $900. (Social Sector & Family)
African leaders from all over the continent come to the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST) for training. These people shape the future. While the cost for a year of courses and housing at NEGST is $4,300, this is out of reach to most Africans. This project will provide scholarship money to students who attend the school. The school would like to provide $25,000 annually. (Education)
Funds will provide seed money to assist graduates from school in their church planting efforts in the slums of Nairobi and southern Sudan. Many students come from these areas. After they've completed their studies, return home, hoping to establish the church in their communities. (Education)
The money from this project is used to support operation of the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. PROBLEM While local churches support the school and students pay tuition, the income is not enough to cover costs. STRATEGY This project provides an opportunity for the American church to help subsidize the cost of operating the school and ultimately help shape the future of the church in Africa. (Education)
This project is to help fund the ministry to street youth in Mombassa Kenya. Specifically the youth that are part of an ongoing ministry. This project will assist with food, housing and other needs. These boys have been taken off the streets, rehabilitated and are being discipled daily through the current program. This project will also fund the boys educational and school fees. PROBLEM Five years ago a program was started to help 30 street boys between the ages of 12-18 off the streets to help lead and guide them to be young men of God, while also assisting them in life skills, education and job skills. Currently 17 boys are being housed, fed, and discipled as well as receiving the opportunity for education. All contributions are put forth continuing to provide basic needs for the boys as well as school fees.
Currently, all quality fields in Mombasa are privately owned fields that the average team and individual youth cannot afford to use. The goal of this project is to build a quality field that will be available for the community at a very affordable rate. Currently, this does not exist in Mombasa, which is a city with over 1 million people. Large percentages of youth in Mombasa are heading towards drugs and down a negative path. This field will provide a positive place where youth can gather and enjoy sports. This field also gives a platform to share positive messages and encouragement to the youth in the community. The field will be a full-sized soccer field that is fenced in with lighting and stands.
Educational and medical ministries are the two main foci of the "Tahaddi" ministry. Funds will be used for a school, where unschooled students can take literacy classes, medical dispensary, kid's clubs, and summer camp. PROBLEM Those who live in the shantytown in which Tahaddi ministries is working in are the poorest of the poor. VISION In a 100% Muslim area of Beirut, this ministry gives practical witness of Christ. CAPACITY Literacy classes for one child cost $240 per school year. The school building rental, maintenance, and utilities cost $9,000. The school supplies and materials are an additional $3,000. The dispensary needs medicines and supplies, costing $2,600. Referrals and services cost $1,200. The dispensary rental is $1,800, and team members' stipends are $2,000. The kids' clubs amount to $2,000 per year, and the summer camp costs $3,000 to run. (Social Sector & Family)
As a ministry of Ras Beirut Baptist Church, Safe Haven was founded in 2007 with 3 main objectives: To provide food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education to girls who have no access to these basic necessities, to teach Biblical values that will shape their character and guide them throughout their childhood and adult lives, and to be a blessing to the immediate families of the girls by modeling and sharing the love of Christ. PROBLEM The preschooler being abused by her father. The child who can't remember the last time she ate. The one whose father passed away, leaving his wives struggling to care for their many children with no income. It was for girls like these that Safe Haven Home for girls first opened its doors. Safe Haven currently cares for 12 girls between the ages of 7 and 15. Some have experienced sexual abuse, many of them physical abuse, and all know personally the pangs of hunger. VISION Safe Have Home for Girls is a home for abused and disadvantaged girls in Beirut, Lebanon. STRATEGY In order for Safe Haven to continue ministering to the girls God has put in our care, our big needs are staff, finances and prayers. Please pray for the hearts of the girls to be radically transformed by the love of Jesus. Pray that their past traumas and hurts would be healed and redeemed, so that the girls can set healthy boundaries, make safe choices and receive the love and grace freely offered. Pray for the provision of staff who exemplify the attributes of Christ and who are committed to serving the girls. Pray and consider giving financially to allow Safe Haven to keep its doors open in order to provide a loving home for girls in need. (Social Sector & Family)
This project seeks to encourage and provide expertise for existing and emerging theological training programs throughout the world. Funds will be used for travel expenses; professional training seminars for presidents, academic deans and other institutional leaders; and consultancy opportunities for schools throughout the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa and South America. Funds will also be used to support a national coordinator/assistant who will follow-up on the multiple ministry opportunities presented through this project. PROBLEM Leaders of evangelical theological schools and leaders of theological school networks, particularly those in developing countries, seek assistance to become much more effective in their preparation of leaders for evangelical churches and ministries worldwide. VISION The International Council for Evangelical Theological Education exists to help its member networks better serve their member schools. CAPACITY In the Middle East, visiting each member school of MEATE costs $2,500. Another $2,500 covers visiting emerging training programs in North Africa and the Arabian Gulf to assist and encourage them in developing effective leadership in and for their areas. Hiring a Lebanese assistant/coordinator for the follow-up and implementation of needs across the region costs $5,000 per year. In Eastern Europe, it costs $1,500 to provide consultancy and assistance when visiting various central and eastern European theological schools. Financing extra work hours for our current assistant/coordinator located in Italy is $1,000. For international teaching and consultancy, teaching trips to train academic deans in Asia, Africa, and South America costs $5,000. Assisting regional theological networks in think tanks and consultancy is $2,500. Financing extra work hours for the Lebanese assistant for the Middle East in also working for the international ministry is also $2,500. Finally, other various expenses amount to about $2,500. (Education)
There are currently 2 million refugees in Lebanon a country of only 4 million people. Many come with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Housing and employment are a desperate struggle and many depend on the aid of the UN, NGOs and religious organizations to literally stay alive. In partnership with Ras Beirut Baptist Church, we are helping meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of upwards of 1400 refugee families. PROBLEM The stories of how they arrived are tragic enough. The family who fled ISIS but had to leave elderly parents behind because they were unable to travel, only find out later that the house they fled was blasted to bits by an airstrike. The father who beat his child unconscious so that he wouldn't cry and draw the attention of the snipers at the border. They left behind homes, gardens, schools, jobs, families and friends and find themselves relying on the mercy of strangers for their next meal. The needs for many are basic. Food vouchers, cooked meals, clothes, mattresses, blankets, diapers, medicine and rent money are distributed monthly to those most in need. But the need is great and there is never enough to go around. VISION To help equip the Lebanese church to be the hands and feet of Christ to one of the most vulnerable and desperate populations: refugees fleeing violence, persecution and death. STRATEGY The Church has an incredible opportunity to reach a group of people that were previously unreachable. When refugees stumble across the border from Syria or Iraq into Lebanon and are met with open, loving arms, with food, clothes, toys and medicine, all in the name of Jesus, they can't help but be intrigued. While many are happy to take whatever help they can get and be on their way, others are desperate to know more of the source of the joy that causes one to give so generously. By first meeting the physical and emotional needs of the desperate, spiritual opportunities abound. Refugees are given the opportunity to hear the gospel through Discovery Bible Study, regular worship meetings, a children's music class, and through one on one relationships. Dozens and dozens of refugees are now followers of Christ because of the love shown to them. As one young mother said, “No one would ever say that war is a good thing. Never. But on the other hand, if I hadn't been forced to come here, I never would have gone into a church. I never would have met Jesus.” So many have seen horrors and lived through atrocities many of us could never dream of. And it was Jesus who met them in the valley of the shadow of death, offering a peace that passes all understanding and a joy that only a relationship with Christ can bring. CAPACITY Gifts given are used to provide refugees with food vouchers, home cooked meals, winterization items such as blankets, mattresses, heaters and gas, rent money, school tuition, medical expenses and more. (Social Sector & Family)
This project partners with local Malagasy communities combating poverty through creation care around their villages, especially through reforesting areas that have been cleared of life-giving trees. VISION This ministry helps provide jobs for local people, teach the vital importance of the forests God created and provides hope for future provisions from the forests to the next generation. STRATEGY To date this project has planted over 2.5 million trees, costing less then 10 cents a tree, while providing 66 people with a monthly income they have never had before. Through the planting and caring of the forest, the Malagasy are seeing that they can actually care for the natural world around them that in turn sustains their lives. Finally, Bible studies are starting in new areas where planters have been hired and the Kingdom of God is spreading into unreached areas through our creation care efforts. CAPACITY The simple fact is that this project costs less then 10 cents a tree. For every $100 given, 1,000 trees are planted, just like $20 plants 200 trees. Please consider how you can be a part of this project. (Science & Medicine)
This project is to help provide funding for students we encounter whose parents are unable to provide for their children's education. PROBLEM These children come from single parent or extremely poor families with many siblings and no hope of a better future left in the state they are in. Since 2002, we have been helping four children who come from homes where the children have little hope for a promising future. If left in the remote villages, as is customary, the girls most likely would have been married off at 13 or 14 years of age and then most likely abandoned by their older husbands once they become pregnant. During these last nine years, we have seen these children begin to dream of being doctors and teachers as they receive an education. Dreaming of a better future is not common amongst poor families. VISION Our prayer is that through helping some, they, in turn, will we be able to help even more. STRATEGY We seek financial assistance to see their education completed and help their dreams come true. CAPACITY Taking on one child would cost $150.00 per month. This would cover rent, food, living expenses, school expenses (with a large grant already provided to the child by Vision Valley School in Antananarivo). (Government)
The Sarobidy Maternity Center opened in May 2013 in the city of Mahajanga on the northwest coast of Madagascar. Sarobidy is the word for precious in Malagasy. We consider it a privilege to enter into these women's lives--to walk with them, care for them, love them and pray with them. As one woman shared, "now I know that my baby is a gift to me from God"! PROBLEM According to the UNFPA--The State of the World's Midwifery, 2011, the risk of a Malagasy woman dying in childbirth is 1 in 45. The maternal mortality ratio is 440 women per 100,000. About half of births are attended by skilled health personnel. Only 27% of women use a modern method of contraceptive. Finally, the adolescent birth rate is 148 women per 1,000 births, one of the highest rates in Africa. VISION We believe that life is precious and that the family unit is precious. We believe that every woman has the right to quality medical care and education as it relates to her pregnancy, baby, birth and the time following birth. STRATEGY During this 12-month intensive program, our goal is to empower impoverished women with truth, education and compassionate medical care during pregnancy, labor and delivery and the newborn period. Some of the free services that we provide... -- prenatal care & lab testing -- vitamins & medications -- education relating to pregnancy, labor & delivery, breastfeeding, nutrition, postpartum, family planning and child spacing, general health & child development -- culturally sensitive care during labor & birth -- postpartum home visits & care -- well-baby visits until 6 months of age -- protein-rich snacks & newborn layette gifts -- weekly Bible study and prayer CAPACITY Operational expenses of the center are $3000 per month. Other one-time expenses include: fetal doppler ($250), centrifuge ($1400), oxygen tank ($450), and midwifery instruments ($175). (Science & Medicine)
This project will provide funds to help underwrite the activities needed to translate and print the Bible into Shempire. PROBLEM The Shempire are an unreached people group lacking churches and the Word of God in their own language thus restricting what can be done in evangelism, discipleship and leadership formation. With the Bible in Shempire the people can access for themselves the very mind of God and know his will concerning their lives and his desires for them. With the Word of God in Shempire evangelism and discipleship can more easily be carried on and leaders be better formed resulting in stronger and healthier churches. VISION Our desire is to have the Bible, minimally the New Testament, in the local heart language in order to facilitate evangelism, discipleship, leadership development and church growth. STRATEGY We are looking train Shempire translators and literacy workers who will help bring the Word of God to their people thus opening doors to the Gospel and the growth of the Church in southern Mali. CAPACITY Funds are needed to help underwrite the activities required to translate and print the Bible into Shempire. These activities include training Shempire translators/helpers, covering some of the related costs of the production of literacy and translation testing materials, and of the printing of completed books, the New Testament, etc. Over 7 years, it is anticipated that with training expenses, costs of printing literacy material, the New Testament, etc., and purchasing equipment (i.e., computers and printers) the total sum for the project will be $35,000. This breaks down to a yearly total of $3,000 needed for printing literacy materials, the New Testament, etc. and $2,000 for equipment & training. (Church)
PROBLEM Due to limited funds pastors and church leaders often do not have access to the needed continued professional input to become more productive in their ministries. To alleviate this need funding is sought that will enable pastors and leaders to attend regional Bible schools, conferences, and seminars in order to be better equipped that they might be the leaders that God desires them to be. VISION We desire to see godly leaders well trained in ministry so that they are better equipped to evangelize, make disciples, develop leaders and better lead their churches. STRATEGY With the funding from this project we seek to assist local church leaders to continue to develop leadership skills with the end goal of producing stronger churches via evangelism, discipleship and leadership development. CAPACITY Funds are needed to help underwrite the costs of higher education as well as leadership conferences and seminars. Annually these costs come to $2,000.00 for higher education and $500.00 for conferences and seminars.
The vision of Reflejo is to be an educational ministry that serves, trains and equips the Mexican church for the fulfillment of the great commission by planting churches and starting ministries throughout Latin America. Mexico and Latin America are filled with difficult to reach places that have never heard the Gospel. In Mexico, the Amazon and in Cuba, we are working together with WorldVenture Mexico and Seminary del Oeste to plant churches in unreached areas. We will be a catalyst to support the national churches of Mexico in planting new churches in Latin America. Our current annual needs to accomplish our six projects is $9,000 annually. This will enable us to serve in Oaxaca, Baja California Sur, Cuba and among the Mixtec people this year.
Cyclone Idai is being called the 'worst humanitarian crisis in Mozambique's history.' We need to raise funding to help support the communities that were affected by this disaster. And some of our very own international workers are doing ministry right in the heart of Beira!
The situation on the ground in Beira, Mozambique is desperate. 35 kilometers (almost 22 miles) of the road into Beira is flooded, 1,000’s of people are stranded, there is no electricity for the foreseeable future, clean water is extremely limited, and flooding in Zimbabwe puts Beira at risk for more flooding. Plus, the onset of water based diseases will be a serious problem in the future.
But WorldVenture workers are there on the front lines, bringing relief and the hope that only comes through Jesus! You can be a part of this critical effort by praying for the people of Beira and giving whatever you can to help with relief efforts!
"If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions." (1 John 3:17-18 NLT) (Social Sector & Family)
Christian Alliance for Creative Arts (ACAC) is a multi-disciplinary network of Christian artists and others committed to seeing Christian artists in Mozambique ministering in churches and in society with their art and with their lives. Objectives are to support the spiritual and artistic growth of artists and equip them as church leaders; to present Mozambican arts through a Christian perspective, arts that glorify God; to create a network of production, publication, and commercialization of Christian arts in Mozambique; and to serve as the artistic liaison between foreign religious entities (mission agencies) and the national church. Programs will include worship workshops/consultations, concerts, recording projects and production, arts internship and fine arts classes/arts academy. PROBLEM Pastors and promoters from the secular world agree that there is currently no Christian arts industry. So artists in the church must either find a secular venue for production, or they are enticed away from the church by the lure of success in the secular world. VISION A monetary investment to get ACAC programs running is a timely and worthwhile effort that would lead to the development of a neglected but invaluable part of the Mozambican church. STRATEGY ACAC is designing programs so that it can eventually become a self-sustaining ministry. Each activity has an income-generating component that will, in time, allow the ministry to function without outside assistance. CAPACITY One conference would cost $1,000; four workshops, $1,600; and four interns' salary for five months, $2,400. (Church)
The idea is to promote discipleship through a foundation that marries cost-of-living expenses for the medical students to spiritual discipleship. The money cycles through four years and after graduation the student pays the money back for the next generation of young doctors. VISION This project will be self-sustaining and has a plan for Mozambican's to take ownership for their own future generation of physicians both spiritually and financially. STRATEGY Graduating students will pay back their educational expenses, thus providing for a new class of students. CAPACITY The annual budget for a student's living expenses is $1,560 per student. With a 10% increase per year, a student's total expenses in four years is $7,797. (Science & Medicine)
This project funds multiple projects for the Northern Mozambique team reaching the Macua-Nahara people. CAPACITY Rickshaws, a boutique hotel and restaurant Agua-ponics, agricultural project Goat husbandry Bible and Literature Infrastructure and technology
Beira is a growing trade city in the heart of a developing Mozambique. The church has matured and aged significantly in the last few years, leaving sober minded Christians with no access to an evangelical educational option. Both the foreign Christian community and the local church feel this need and with proper direction, a non-denominational, city-wide effort can be tasked to train up its children. Our goal is to back the Mozambican church as it looks to train its children in the Christian leadership path. We will do this by establishing a bilingual Christian school that trains the hearts and minds of young students using music as a buttress to Mozambican core curriculum. The school will be connected to an African Inland Mission facility. It is at the head of a swamp that must be drained. This will take about 100 people from the community accomplish. The existence of the school and the community are intimately connected
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We are a Christian school that strives to help grow the future through the children in our school.
We help with their physical well-being, with food and always with love, kindness, and patience.
We provide the best education for children who would not be able to go to school if we were not in the community.
Teach all children with hope and integrity.
Help each child become learners and problem solvers.
The school will serve as a food pantry for families in need.
These children that we will be helping will not be required to join in religious worship to receive the services that we offer.
Who are these children? They are children with extreme needs, and without this home, they would not have an opportunity to study past grade school or middle school.
Some of these children are true orphans, no mother nor father. Some of these children only have one parent, and some are children that come from homes of missionary pastors that are working in the field in challenging situations with very little money to support their children. All are needy.
We help in three ways:
1. We help with a safe home, with good food and loving caretakers. Grace and Babe are young women that graduated from the Bible college in Yangon.
2. Each child goes to a school where they finish eighth grade and then take national exams, and if they pass those exams, they get to go on to high school. They all have to take an eighth-grade exam, and the test is challenging. So, we work with them to make sure that they pass that exam.
3. Then after high school, if they want to go into a training program, we will train them, but over 90% of our kids go on to the Bible college that is run by Paul, our national worker, and his brothers. The majority of bible college graduates go on and serve in ministry, and many of them get married and go into church planting.
Why do are there so many church planters going into ministry? Because of this home and the and training at the community level and Bible School. W Our partners are the reason we have so many going into ministry because they want to reach their country for Christ.
To help this is the account to give to: 6250-940-Myanmar Children of Promise Home
THE PROBLEM: There are 2.3 billion children in our world today. Two thirds of them are still waiting to hear about Jesus and become all that God created them to be. Myanmar is a Buddhist Nation with 23 million children. We know that seventy percent of Christians pray to receive Christ before the age of 15 and that children are some of the best at reaching their friends with the gospel. What if every child in every community in Myanmar had someone to reach, disciple and empower them to become an influential Kingdom champion? 1for50 is a global grassroots movement that equips local leaders to impact the next generation for Christ.
OUR MISSION: To REACH unreached children with the life-changing love of Jesus, To DISCIPLE children to know and follow Jesus for a lifetime, and To EMPOWER children to become influential Kingdom Champions in their own families, communities and beyond.
OUR EFFORTS: To MOBILIZE local leaders to reach and disciple children, To CONNECT leaders with others and help them work together and To EQUIP leaders with relevant tools and ideas. 1for50 is training people on a global platform and building a network of leaders invested in the next generation. Currently the movement is propelled by individuals, churches, ministries and networks in over 100 nations. By equipping one leader for every 50 children, reaching every child in Myanmar and every child in the world becomes possible.
FUNDS NEEDED: The hidden logistical costs of large-scale 1for50 Myanmar regional events ($2,500/year). Scholarships for strategic partners to participate in large-scale regional events ($2,000/year). Ongoing translation, printing and distribution needs for free, open-source 1for50 training materials to be made available into Myanmar languages ($500/year).
THINGS NEEDED FOR SUCCESS: The global 1for50 movement is healthy when local leaders have embraced the vision and incorporated it into their ministry. Local small-scale trainings have costs to them as well (printing of materials, participant transportation, site costs, and meals for participants), but these costs are best absorbed by the local community carrying the burden of reaching the kids in their own community. However, as the local and global movements interface, there are other financial needs that arise. Global and national events help to inspire, network, and equip local leaders with new ideas and skills for helping even more children come to know the life-changing love of Jesus. We maintain a website for the sharing of free, open-source resources, and we have frequent global leadership team meetings to facilitate, assess and evaluate our goals and outcomes.
Learn more at www.1for50.net
On Saturday, April 25, a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 hit the capital city of Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people. Then, on May 12, a second large earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck near Mount Everest, killing more than 40. Although seismologists have been predicting a large earthquake in this region of Asia, rescue and emergency efforts were chaotic. Information and Broadcasting Minister Minendra Rijal told Indian television, "Our country is in a moment of crisis and we will require tremendous support and aid." PROBLEM Churches and faith communities are among those affected by the earthquake. Immediate needs for food, shelter, and relief will last for multiple days. With monsoon season fast approaching, the Nepalese will not only be dealing with rebuilding after the earthquakes, but also surviving heavy rains with minimal housing available. VISION WorldVenture seeks to mobilize relief and prayer efforts through its extensive church networks. Once we have provided substantial emergency solutions, we plan to bring holistic restoration to the Nepalese people with the hope of the gospel. STRATEGY WorldVenture will work through its primary partnerships to make sure donations will benefit the Nepalese people. WorldVenture's aid will be distributed through immediate relief efforts, intermediate rehabilitation, and long-term redevelopment. CAPACITY After the first phase of physical relief regarding food and shelter, we will begin seeking community solutions for development and rebuilding. (Social Sector & Family)
In a country not open to traditional Western missionaries, this fund seeks to assist nationals in Nepal with sharing the gospel with fellow Asians. From their base in the Philippines, WorldVenture seeks to encourage nationals in Nepal with their church planting efforts. Funds from this project will be used to support a church planter and his ministry focused on establishing a self-supporting church. Now with the new law passed May 2006 that declared Nepal to be a secular state, there is a new window of opportunity for new church planting. A national leader returned to Nepal after finishing his ThM degree and plans to establish one of the first business-class churches in Katmandu. He and his wife have now been conducting a special fellowship of business-class Nepalese on Saturday afternoons, the Nepalese day of worship. PROBLEM Since most Christian converts are farmers and common laborers, it has been difficult to penetrate into the business sector due to ostracism by the Hindu business community. VISION This ministry fits the core directives of WorldVenture by partnering with nationals in restricted-access countries among the least-reached and most responsive--Nepalese Hindus. STRATEGY The church planter's greatest difficulty right now is transportation. Since the meeting hall is completely bare, they need to borrow chairs every Saturday. Also they need several musical instruments and eventually a portable sound system. They also need assistance to supplement what they are now paying to rent the hall until the giving is sufficient to cover their rental costs. CAPACITY This fund will raise money for: --a vehicle ($3,000 --music instruments and sound equipment ($1,500) --monthly meeting hall rental ($100) --chairs ($300) (Church)
Tyndale Theological Seminary attracts students from all over the world and especially from Eastern European countries, Africa, and Asia. The students are usually Christian leaders in their respective countries and have plans to be evangelists, pastors, theological educators and missionaries in settings throughout the world. The Body of Christ will definitely grow because of the impact of these students. PROBLEM They come to acquire either an accredited Master of Divinity or Master of Evangelical Theology degree. These students often cannot attend the school without scholarships. Of the 49 students registered for the fall semester, 20 are on scholarships. Tyndale could not continue providing education to students from these areas of the world without scholarship monies. VISION One of the greatest desires of Tyndale is to provide needed training for people who would not otherwise be able to access it, so that the kingdom of Christ will go forward. STRATEGY By offering this project through WorldVenture, we hope not only to raise awareness of the mission to our constituency, but also to the Tyndale family of faculty, staff, and students. And of course, to provide funding for students to be able to get an education at Tyndale Theological Seminary. CAPACITY A scholarship of $12,000 covers the cost of one student's tuition, room, and board. (Education)
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Gathered church activities encourage unity, fellowship and growth among the scattered tribal believers. VISION This project is an excellent way to have a direct impact on church planting among the unreached people of Pakistan. STRATEGY Funds from this project will be used to assist emerging tribal churches in meeting their financial needs for annual elders camps, family camps and Christian education. (Church)
The Pakistan Bible Correspondence Institute seeks to help people understand the teachings of the Bible through 10 correspondence courses. Funds from this project will be used to provide Bible study materials to people who may otherwise never have an opportunity to study God's Word. VISION Through wide advertising, the PBCI wants to give as many people as possible the opportunity of reading the Word of God in the Sindhi language and coming to a saving faith. STRATEGY One PBCI newspaper ad can generate up to 500 responses. Each of these people is sent a Sindhi New Testament and the first correspondence course. The Jesus video in Sindhi is also sent out to those completing the third course. No fees are charged from the students. All the courses, books, and videos are sent free. About 400 people are consistently studying the courses. Among these people will be those who genuinely appreciate the opportunity to study God's Word and will go on to study a number of the courses as they earnestly seek to know the Truth. Many people write to ask questions arising from their studies. These questions are replied to personally, and meetings are arranged for further Bible teaching and an opportunity to chat informally. Those showing special interest are followed-up more closely. CAPACITY One newspaper advertisement costs $32. One Sindhi New Testament can be sent for $1, and one Sindhi Jesus video is $2. The cost of everything one student receives completing all 10 correspondence courses is $40. (Education)
This project provides the resources needed for poor people associated with a church plant in South Asia to receive medical treatment. Most of them cannot afford even basic medical care. PROBLEM Though medical centers and good doctors are prevalent, many people are so poor that they simply cannot avail themselves of the facilities. VISION The church would like to help members of the community as much as possible to get proper medical treatment. STRATEGY Special consideration is given to: 1. Poor people who would not otherwise be able to have treatment 2. Women and children 3. Physical disabilities that can be corrected with treatment CAPACITY A C-section delivery and related expenses costs $215. Absess operations, doctors' fees, and medications can be covered with $50. A doctor's visit, x-rays, and treatment for chest infection costs $20. (Social Sector & Family)
MAKE AN IMPACT! This ongoing project provides funds to help subsidize operating expenses, chiefly charity for needy patients and national salaries, of Shikarpur Christian Hospital.
STRATEGY This project also provides money for the purchase of an ultrasound machine, laboratory and other equipment needed to maximize the effectiveness of the hospital. It also funds capital improvements/major repairs such as solarization of the hospital and the building for staff housing.
CAPACITY Gifts of any size are welcome. For example, one watt of solar power costs approximately $3.66, meaning a gift of $100 can provide 27 watts of power. Please, give generously and help us bless the people served by Shikarpur Christian Hospital.
Through this project, funding is provided for the production and reprinting of two kinds of critical resources: those used for evangelism and those used for discipling the emerging church. PROBLEM A number of our previous publications are out of stock and in need of being printed again. VISION Literature plays a critical role in outreach activities among a tribal people in Pakistan. STRATEGY Our materials are produced in the people's mother tongue and are specifically focused on the needs and mind of the majority community here. (Church)
The goal of this project is to translate the New Testament into the Marwari language and to work towards developing a literacy project which will enable the one million largely illiterate Marwari people to read God's Word in their own language. PROBLEM WorldVenture missionaries have been working with the Marwaris for the past 40 years. The Marwaris are now the second largest group of believers in Pakistan, yet they do not have the Scriptures in their own mother tongue. VISION This will be a significant step in the overall goal of seeing churches planted in the Sindh province of Pakistan. (Arts & Entertainment)
Shikarpur Christian Hospital personnel have been pleased to host several short-term nurses. More short-termers are anticipated in the future. PROBLEM Two apartments are available to house these short-termers, but neither is completely outfitted with needed furniture and appliances. Money is needed to purchase these needed items. CAPACITY Two refrigerators: $375 each Stove: $477 Used air conditioner: $250 Bed: $63 (Science & Medicine)
This project funds the translation of the Bible into the Sindhi language. VISION Future projects for the Hindu Sindhi New Testament and a study New Testament in Sindhi are also projected. (Science & Medicine)
Thank you for your generosity. With your help, over $100,000 has been raised for Pakistan flood relief. Much-needed care, compassion, medical attention and supplies have helped many Pakistanis endure this crisis. Pakistan has recently been devastated by what many have called an unprecedented disaster. Monsoon rains of almost biblical proportions--some weather experts say a year's worth of rain fell in just one day--caused massive flooding throughout the country, killing many, destroying hundreds of thousands of homes and disrupting the lives of millions. The situation is overwhelming, and the need for additional food, medicine and medical workers remains dire. Please pray that God will multiply the "loaves and fishes" being provided to the Pakistani people and for strength for our medical personnel and aid workers, who are working so hard to alleviate the pain and suffering. And, please consider a sacrificial gift today to our Pakistan Relief Fund, so that WorldVenture can continue to provide help and hope to the hurting people of Pakistan. PROBLEM According to the U.N., more people are affected by this catastrophe than the 2005 Asia earthquake/Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2010 Haiti earthquake combined. Over 20 million Pakistanis are currently suffering from a lack of shelter, food and medical care and, with many crops along the Indus River destroyed, widespread famine is becoming a real possibility. Whatever the reason, aid from other countries has also been slow in arriving. VISION The compassionate support you provide enables WorldVenture workers to continue to be there for these people in need and to have a lasting impact on the country. STRATEGY WorldVenture committed thousands of dollars to flood relief efforts, which are centered in and around Shikarpur, a city 18 miles from the Indus River in Sindh province, where the organization operates a hospital. Despite incredibly difficult circumstances, our medical personnel and associates in Pakistan are working overtime to provide food and medical treatment to as many people as possible. Assistance will still be needed in the months to come as teams on the ground seek to help people rebuild their lives. We will keep providing updates from Pakistan as they come in, so you can see how your generous gifts are helping those in need. (Social Sector & Family)
The Member Care Network (MCN) is a joint agency effort to pool resources and personnel (both local and visiting) to provide an ongoing series of events designed to strengthen, encourage and equip ministry members in Pakistan. VISION Given the fact that this is a difficult country in which to minister, the MCN endeavors to provide support and resources to members, encouraging longevity in ministry. STRATEGY Since its inception, the MCN has offered training in debriefing skills and interpersonal skills designed to help workers improve teamwork and provide support in the event of traumatic situations. Members can avail themselves of orientation and closure weekends, Bible training times, marriage weekends, TCK expertise, singles weekends, and quiet prayer days. CAPACITY A legacy from the UK has provided the funds for a rest house getaway. Member agencies in this country must furnish and operate the house. Some of the furnishings required are: --20 stacking chairs ($25 each) --coffee stable ($50) --12 beds ($75) --freezer ($250) --dining tables and chairs ($350) --air-conditioner ($375) --set of garden furniture ($375) --toys and games for kids ($375) --cooking range ($550) --Uninterrupted Power Supply ($600) (Business)
In the north, the Community Development Program at Shikarpur Christian Hospital exists to empower those who live in the interior Sindh of Pakistan to better themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The program focuses on all local families who are in need or desire to know more about how to identify needs and better themselves. As we walk alongside people from different communities in the Sindh, we desire to help give each of them hope for the future. In the south, the Sindh Community Development project will install water hand pumps, train leaders who will train others in community health education and bring the hope of the Gospel in villages across the Sindh, Pakistan among those who are without clean water, without proper health and education. We mobilize these and other local believers to train national leaders to begin community health programs that will lead to community transformation in these villages. (Business)
Funds will help with the translation, printing and mailing of materials, and to purchase print and audio media, and equipment. VISION This project is designed to provide materials for the field's goal of developing church planting movements among a least-evangelized people group. (Church)
Having the Word of God in their mother tongue is an effective evangelistic tool. Many people from the community have a great interest in reading the "previous Heavenly books." This project provides funds to produce the Scriptures in Sindhi, which are then distributed free of cost. VISION It is not uncommon for a person to come to Christ largely through an individual's private reading of the Bible. CAPACITY A Bible costs $7, and the book of Psalms is $2. (Church)
Funds from this project will be used to follow-up on contacts made through a Christian hospital's ministry. VISION The emphasis is to multiply followers of Jesus Christ among the Sindhi people group. (Church)
In an area of Pakistan where the Bible has not been translated into the local language, workers seek to train translators. VISION One of these translators dreams of having the Bible in his language, Oadki, and is thankful for the training that will enable him to realize his dream. STRATEGY This project supports translators in this area and the training needed to make the Bible available to their people. An Oadki man has finished training and begun translation of the Bible into his language. He is seeking to build bridges among the people of his community, break down suspicions of Christians, and develop trust. (Church)
This project provided funds to assist poverty-stricken young people in attending the Zarephath Bible Institute in Pakistan. VISION Scholarships are a great blessing in training leaders for the emerging church and directly impacts church planting among the unreached peoples of Pakistan. CAPACITY A gift of $100 per month can support a student and his spouse. (Education)
This project supports a Christian school's operational and special expenses. Funds from this project will help upgrade security at a school for missionary children. PROBLEM The school was closed for two years after a terrorist attack in August 2005. Since reopening, the school has spent a lot of money on upgrading security arrangements. Central heating also had to be installed in order to remain open through the winter. However, a much smaller student body has meant a smaller budget and increased need for financial assistance. VISION We hope to have a part in supporting the school that plays a vital role in the education of our children. STRATEGY The windows in the boarding hostel need to be insulated, and further security measures are planned. CAPACITY Some needs are: --$1,230 to insulate windows --$2,460 to enclose the elementary school veranda for security --$1,300 for additional weapons, ammunition, and security guards (Education)
A key focus of our work is training leaders. Through regular trainings, personal follow-up and using various materials in Sindhi as well as Urdu, including an extensive set of materials known as Train and Multiply, we seek to build believers up so that they obey everything Christ has commanded them. VISION This project is focused on advancing the purposes of establishing reproducing churches and equipping leaders for the church. STRATEGY Level 1 of the Train and Multiply materials is a set of 34 booklets focused on preparing leadership for reproducing household churches. This project is designed to pay for training expenses to increase its access to the local believers. (Church)
The AAS film will be dubbed into Sindhi and then distributed in various forms to help multiply followers of Jesus Christ. PROBLEM Sindhi society is increasingly non-literate and so audio-video materials are more and more in demand as a means to share the Good News. VISION AV materials are also more effective in reaching women who live in a seclusion imposed by their culture but who own smart phones. STRATEGY This panoramic story of the Bible has already been effective in Urdu. Once dubbed into Sindhi, it will be distributed free of charge as a DVD, a Video CD, and as MP4 videos for use on smart phones. (Media)
There is an ongoing migration of people from countries all over the 10/40 window through South America all the way up to the United States and Canada. Currently, they y to Brazil or Ecuador and travel by land all the way up through Latin America. The most difficult part of the journey is through the Darien Gap which is a lawless area between Columbia and Panama which is almost completely undeveloped and infested with drug/ people traffickers, armed rebel groups, venomous snakes, treacherous mountain ranges ect. Many are injured, robbed or so worn down that they cannot continue on the journey. Those who are able to make it through are likely picked up and detained by the border police after their 8 day journey through the jungle. Some are only detained for days or weeks, but those from Muslim countries are often detained for many months. Provisions for these people are scarce to none as the panamanian border police are very limited in resources and therefore cannot provide for these people. Thus they suffer a broad range of trials during their detention. These needs include but are not limited to: medical, psychological, clothing, food, financial, social.
The Conservative Baptist Association of the Philippines (CBAP) has set an aggressive goal of growing to 2025 churches by the year 2025. CBAP has targeted key cities across the country in which to field church planting teams, and is also challenging every church to train a pastor from their congregation and plant a daughter church every three years. PROBLEM Without foreign assistance, the national church cannot fund this kind of church planting due to the local economy. Most local churches are unable to make any significant contribution to CBAP or fund their own church planters. VISION Establishing healthy reproducing churches is the goal of this project. STRATEGY This project permits funds to be contributed to CBAP for the salaries of these church planters and their material resources, such as literature and facilities. CAPACITY For about $250 monthly, one CBAP church planter's salary could be provided. (Church)
Funds from this project will support a scholarship fund that will be used to help pastors, church planters and leaders seeking Bible college or seminary training. (Church)
The Conservative Baptist Association of the Philippines (CBAP) has been promoting missions in its churches and some members are already serving overseas in several Asian countries. This project provides funds for CBAP to train and deploy church members as cross-cultural disciple-makers. VISION This project seeks to assist the Conservative Baptist Association of the Philippines in building missions. Filipino Christians are providentially equipped for missionary service due to unique cross-cultural gifts and easy placement in other Asian nations. STRATEGY Many Filipino people are involved with cross-cultural work and ministry. Some go as missionaries supported by churches in the Philippines, but many go as overseas contract workers or immigrants. This fund will provide for their training for ministry before they go and will help support those who go as traditionally-supported missionaries. These funds will also be used for airfare, visas, and the expenses of doing ministry in foreign countries. (Church)
The 180 Degrees music team consists of youth ages 13-21 who make a two-year covenant to participate in this ministry. The group travels around the country presenting the gospel to youth through music and drama. PROBLEM Short-term missions for adults is new in the Philippines, but a two-year missions youth team is even more rare. VISION The ultimate goal is for Filipino youth to become the next wave of cross-cultural workers throughout Asia. STRATEGY This project provides funds for training, travel expenses, and the purchase of musical and other equipment used by the group. CAPACITY A cross-cultural ministry trip costs $3,000. Our van to carry equipment can be purchased or maintained for $500. Training our Filipino staff in missions and youth ministry costs $300. Musical instruments or sound equipment cost $800. We can purchase a laptop for $1,500, LCD for $2,500, or Data Base program for $3,000. (Arts & Entertainment)
This fund will support Filipino church planters who are involved in establishing churches in the central and eastern areas of Visayas, Philippines. PROBLEM The central part of the Philippines, known as the Visayas, is one of the weakest areas of the country for our national church association, known as CBAP. The islands of Cebu and Samar are among the least-reached islands in the whole country as well, with less than 4% evangelical Christian. VISION Aggressive church planting is still the top priority. STRATEGY As an endowment, this fund seeks to provide partial support to Filipino church planters throughout the Visayas, which comprises seven major islands. Funds given to this endowment will earn interest that can be used to support a Filipino church planter. CAPACITY If a supporting church could commit $5,000 a year for five years, this would underwrite 50% of the project. (Church)
The funds for this project will be used to develop training material, conduct leadership training and pay operational costs for extension training sites around the Philippines. (Church)
This project assists the growing Philippine association of Conservative Baptist churches by helping them sustain a national office and its ministries in support of local churches. The association serves the churches in pastoral search, conferences and seminars, data-basing, and emergency aid. PROBLEM CB churches in the country are unable to adequately support the national office. VISION The national church association is vitally needed to provide unity, fellowship, and coherence to our Conservative Baptist movement in the Philippines. STRATEGY This project supports the management and personnel of the office as well as helps provide emergency aid to pastors in need. (Business)
This project intends to fund the construction of a ministry center in the metro Manila area for use by all Conservative Baptist ministry organizations for office space, training facilities, a ministry resource center, and overnight guest accommodations. STRATEGY We already own the land with a three-story building. We want to add another building to the property that will expand our ministry functions, especially for use as offices and a resource center. CAPACITY Construction costs: $60,000 Furnishings, airconditioning and equipment: $10,000 (Science & Medicine)
The transformation of lives in a community should result in changes that go beyond spiritual salvation. Breaking the chains of poverty and dysfunctional social systems is the purpose of this project, by providing seed money for loans to deserving families or groups for starting small livelihood programs. VISION As we minister to the felt needs of the people through community transformation, it will pave the way for the gospel and churches to be planted. STRATEGY The loans will be approved based on the three-fold objectives of job creation, poverty alleviation, and community transformation. This is a revolving loan program so the money will be used time and time again to help different participants. The focus will be helping multiple families at one time. This will require them forming cooperatives or something similar. On-site visits are possible to visit a specific project or a group of projects. CAPACITY Most of the projects will be in the $1,000-$3,000 range for individual families, and $3,000-$10,000 for a group or cooperative. (Government)
A consortium of eight graduate-level institutions is making doctoral level degree programs available in the Philippines. (Education)
The Conservative Baptist Seminary Asia (CBS-Asia) is committed to providing quality biblical and theological training to equip pastors and leaders in the Philippines. CBS-Asia has expanded its ministry to various parts of the Philippines and has already provided training opportunities in Mindanao. (Church)
Funds are needed to promote church planting initiatives in the Visayas region of the Philippines. VISION Central and eastern Visayas in the central part of the Philippines, which includes seven major islands and over 10 million people, is the focus of aggressive church planting efforts. STRATEGY This fund seeks to provide assistance in a variety of ways to these two regions, including personnel, evangelistic events, training in Christian education, livelihood programs for church planters, compassion-type ministries, and region-wide events. (Church)
The Visayas Land and Building project provides seed money for Filipino church planters to purchase land and build churches in Central and Eastern Visayas, in the central part of the Philippines. VISION A church building provides permanence in the community and also a base for multiple and varied ministry operations. STRATEGY The WorldVenture missionaries on the ground along with the local pastors encourage firsthand involvement by bringing out a construction team along with money for materials for building the church facility. (Church)
The target group of this project is out-of-school youth who are unable to attend regular schools because of their family's economic situation. PROBLEM Over 40 percent of the Philippine population is below 18. Four million children ages 5 to 17 are working for a living. In MetroManila, many of these children "work the streets" selling simple goods manufactured in their community or begging. Many families are unwilling or unable to provide the minimal cost of public education because the children are needed to supplement the family income. VISION This project is a church-based, holistic ministry to the poor. STRATEGY The project will provide basic education through the Alternative Learning System supplied by the Philippine government. It will provide practical Christian education for the students and their parents. It will provide nutritional supplementation sufficient to enable the students to concentrate on their studies and to improve in overall health and growth. CAPACITY Expected cost of educational materials per student per year: $65 Expected cost of feeding one student three times per week for one year: $125 Expected cost of remuneration per instructional manager per year: $800 Total estimated cost of educating and feeding one child for one year: $300 Expected cost of classroom furniture and equipment for first year: $500 Expected cost of one computer unit, hardware, and software: $500 (Church)
CBS/A sponsors regional training centers for lay and pastoral training at the regional level and a pastoral ministries track specifically for pastoral training. It also networks with other schools and provides some scholarship help for qualified students in those institutions. Donations can be designated for regional training centers or office operations and staff. PROBLEM CBS/A provides the best opportunity for undergraduate pastoral training in the southern Luzon region. Other schools are more expensive and not sufficiently specialized. It is the best hope for the maturing of our CBAP church movement in the Philippines. VISION This project seeks to equip leaders for the church. STRATEGY CBS/A sponsors regional training centers for lay and pastoral training at the regional level and a pastoral ministries track specifically for pastoral training. It also networks with other schools and provides some scholarship help for qualified students in those institutions. Donations can be designated for regional training centers or office operations and staff. (Church)
The purposes of this project are to give immediate relief and to help with rehabilitation for those affected by natural disasters and political conflict. WV workers in the Philippines frequently have opportunities to share the love of God, establish new relationships, and open new doors of ministry by offering help in times of disaster and emergency. PROBLEM The location of the Republic of the Philippines on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean makes it prone to typhoons, floods, earthquakes, and volcano eruptions every year. Political unrest make it prone to civil turmoil. VISION Relief and rehabilitation will aid in establishing local churches, by encouraging and blessing church members who have lost their homes, church buildings, or means of livelihood. STRATEGY This project will fund ministries of compassion, leading to opportunities to introduce people to a transformed life in Jesus Christ. (Social Sector & Family)
The Epicenter is a Business as Mission project that engages believers in the marketplace, causing them to impact their sphere of influence to bring about the transformation of peoples and societies economically, socially, environmentally, and spiritually for God's glory. (Business)
The Missional Business Center (MBC) demonstrates compassion with the goal of mentoring individuals/families from underdeveloped communities to start and maintain small businesses as they seek to break the cycle of poverty. PROBLEM The Philippines has millions of people living under the poverty line. We desire to tackle poverty alleviation through job creation, community transformation, and spiritual multiplication. VISION The vision is to break the cycle of poverty in the central Philippines by empowering the poor to start small businesses. The goal is to help 20 families in 2015. STRATEGY $10,000 is needed for 2015, primarily for salary for the Filipino Director, along with travel expenses and training event costs. American & Filipino businessmen participate through training, coaching, and business evaluations.
Asian Theological Seminary (ATS), located in Manila, has served the evangelical community for 35 years. With a faculty of mostly Filipinos, the seminary seeks to glorify God by providing quality education that prepares workers for His church in Asia and around the world. PROBLEM Since many students are already in ministry, they only need assistance with their school expenses. Some of the international students also need assistance with living expenses. ATS also needs operational budget assistance to maintain facilities and programs. The Filipino/Asian church is not yet able to underwrite the entire cost of operation. VISION ATS is a major training center for graduate level study designed for pastors and leaders. ATS is also the mother school of Asian Graduate School of Theology. STRATEGY This project is designed to assist ATS with funds which will be used for such expenses as faculty salaries, scholarships, operating expenses and faculty development projects. Approximately a quarter of operating expenses comes from the Philippine churches, a quarter from tuition fees, and half from funding organizations and foundations. CAPACITY Total cost for one year of study is approximately $1,000. (Education)
IGSL (International Graduate School of Leadership) is a graduate school operated by Campus Crusade for Christ International ("CRU"). This project will assist in its operating costs, scholarships, and development projects. PROBLEM Funding for IGSL is challenging because of the poverty of Asian students and churches. VISION This project is specifically designed for equipping leaders for the church. The seminary is the backbone of theological education at the graduate level for CBAP students. STRATEGY Contributions for this project can be designated for scholarships, library, training events, and operations. The school is staffed by many missionaries, including two from WorldVenture. IGSL is a well organized, high quality seminary offering a good selection of graduate degrees. A large percentage of its students come from other nations. (Education)
We would like to purchase a new or near new 15 passenger van to be used for transporting CPE teams while they are in country. We are now receiving between six and eight CPE teams each year, each with between four and ten members. Such a vehicle will allow us to safely and quickly get teams to and around their ministry location, eliminating the need to rely on public transportation schedules that are unpredictable, unreliable or unavailable. The van could also be used for various other ministries of the Cebu Philippines team as available and deemed appropriate. PROBLEM Those who has participated in CPE over the past 15 years understands the complications endured taking public transportation and understand the benefit of having a reliable form of transportation to reduce the overall stress of transportation in the Philippines. STRATEGY Church Partnership Evangelism, CPE, is an evangelistic model that partners teams from American churches with members of local Philippine churches to engage in evangelism, discipleship and church planting. Teams work directly with the church members in their surrounding communities or with nearby outreaches. The US team travels from their entry point in Cebu City to the location of the church on neighboring islands via buses, ferries and other forms of public transportation. As CPE continues to develop and expand throughout the Philippines, partnerships are developing with churches farther away from population centers. Public transportation is often unpredictable, unreliable or unavailable often requiring the use of private or borrowed vehicles.
This project provides the funds for purchasing educational resources for Poland. These include computer hardware, software, educational materials and equipment, office equipment, and classroom supplies. In the summer of 2005, faculty and students from the Biblical Theological Seminary are planning a missions trip to Bieslan, Russia, where the massacre of school children and parents occurred last fall. The team will host a summer camp for children, provide counseling and do evangelism. Funds will help cover the cost of travel from Poland, supplies, food, and lodging. PROBLEM Each year, Biblical Theological Seminary has a variety of needs for equipment, student summer projects, computer equipment, and student scholarships. VISION This project aims to assist in equipping leaders for the church. CAPACITY Travel expenses for one student on the mission team: $400 Board and lodging for one month: $400 One student scholarship: $1,000 (Church)
This project provides funds for the New Hope Fellowship Church in Poland to support the pastoral intern and children's ministries. Donations will also be used to purchase sound and office equipment and materials for the church's home groups. PROBLEM Our young church is in the middle of a building project. We support our pastor full-time, but we have limited resources for supporting our intern as well as financing other basic ministries. VISION This project will support the goals of healthy churches and equipping church leaders. CAPACITY The pastoral intern needs $2,400 in support. The children's ministries, sound and office equipment, and the home group ministry need $2,600. (Church)
This project helps further church-planting efforts in the Lublin area. The funds will be used to translate and purchase training materials for church leaders, for public relations and advertising, and for discipleship and growth materials. Three church plants have already begun in the area and are in various stages. Two of the three have Polish leaders. We expect two of the churches to be planted within the next five years. VISION This project will focus on establishing reproducing churches. CAPACITY A thousand dollars to each of the three church plants--in Lublin, Lubartow, and Krasnik--would encourage their growth. (Church)
This project will provide funds for a new church building in Lubin, Poland. The land is already purchased, so the needs are for the cost of the architectural drawings, the materials, and the labor. PROBLEM Currently we meet in a small storefront building, and we are quickly outgrowing it. Our Sunday morning attendance is averaging around 40, which fills our meeting room. The language school, with 120 students, uses every inch of the building, in addition to an off-site classroom in a nearby building. Since we are a relatively small group, we are requesting your help in erecting this new building. VISION Not only does this advance WorldVenture's worldwide objective of establishing churches, but through this body of believers, we desire to evangelize, extend grace, equip leaders, and encourage missions. STRATEGY This building will be used for Sunday services, Bible studies, evangelistic outreach events, youth meetings, as well as a language school throughout the week. The plans also include a small apartment which could house a pastor, language teacher or someone in need. Our goal as a church and school is to help direct people to a closer relationship with God. CAPACITY Some of the project costs are: --Gas furnace ($15,000) --Sound equipment ($12,000) --Kitchen equipment and supplies ($8,000) --Windows ($6,000) --Classroom furniture and supplies ($4,000) --Stackable chairs ($2,500) (Church)
This project provides funds to churches in Poland that have special ministry-related needs. The money can be used for camps, special events or anything that the church feels will help their ministry. VISION We aim to meet the goals of multiplying and discipling followers of Jesus Christ. STRATEGY From time to time, our church plants make special efforts in evangelism and discipleship in their local area of ministry. These include summer children's or family camps, coffee shop outreach, and campus evangelism. This project makes available additional funding for such efforts. CAPACITY Summer camps run by the Wroclaw, Lublin, and Krakow churches need $1,000. Campus evangelism costs $500. Other special events need $1,000 in funds. Discipleship group materials can be purchased for $500. (Church)
This project provides funds for camps and retreats in Romania. Young people enjoy attending the events. Funds from this project will be used to conduct a variety of camps and retreats throughout the year. STRATEGY Camps and retreats have proven to be successful in introducing Romanians to Jesus Christ. Often Romanians expect to participate in some sort of Christian camp or retreat during the summer. (Church)
Money from this fund goes toward the production and printing of materials and textbooks used in WorldVenture's work in Romania. Distributing Bibles is made possible by these resources as well. PROBLEM Quality Christian literature is not always accessible to the church in Romania. There remains a need for quality Christian literature to be translated and printed for the church. There also is a need to make existing Christian literature available to the church. VISION This project will enable WorldVenture Romania to acquire and produce quality Christian books for the edification and equipping of the church. (Media)
Prompted by the possibility of natural disasters or similar emergencies in Romania that leave families in great need, it was determined that a special project be created in order to make funds available for such situations. STRATEGY Requirements for usage of the funds are to be similar to WorldVenture's requirement for the Good Samaritan Fund. Once requirements are met, approval for release and distribution of funds would be made at the field level. The second part of this project is to aid families or individuals in need of food, clothing, medication, or other humanitarian-oriented needs. (Social Sector & Family)
National Christian leaders in Romania often have to work two or three jobs in addition to their full-time ministry. This project provides funds to these leaders so that they can devote more time to ministry. VISION We hope to give the opportunity for selected participants to be able to focus more on developing in ministry and to receive more concentrated training from WorldVenture. STRATEGY In keeping with the Romania Field's vision of helping the Romanian evangelical church fulfill the mandate of making disciples of all nations, the National Worker Support Project assists the church in providing financial means to help support national workers. The project not only provides funds but requires all participants to be involved in continuous training and accountability with WorldVenture personnel. (Church)
RussiaWorship, a Russian-registered, non-profit organization, is an international partnership with Russians and ex-patriots from various churches, denominations and mission organizations.Funds from this project will be used for initial start-up funds, production costs for a music CD and copies and salaries. VISION The partnership is focused on assisting leaders and musicians in Russian-speaking churches in creating an atmosphere that enables people to worship God in spirit and truth. STRATEGY ICFM is international in nature in that the board and staff are made up of both nationals and ex-patriots who are members of various churches, denominations, and mission agencies. CAPCITY Some of the costs associated with this project are: --$30,000 for start-up and initial budget for first year --$400 for production cost of one song on the first CD project --$50 one month's salary for each part-time position of Financial Manager, Administrative Assistant, and Webmaster --$12 for one CD of 10 songs for qualifying churches and/or church musicians (Arts & Entertainment)
This project provides funds for supplies and development of children's programs throughout the churches in Rwanda. This project puts “hands and feet” to the gospel, as the children feel the love and support that they often neglect to find at home and do not find in the church. PROBLEM The community around New Creation Ministry is a very low-income area. A majority of the children in this area have been abused, either physically or sexually, and they struggle to find enough funds to attend school. In addition, the churches in this community do not want to help these children because they do not have the means to give offerings back to the churches. VISION The project seeks to address the needs of children in Rwanda by ministering directly to these children through our Rwandese staff. STRATEGY A Rwandese staff member meets with some of these children on a weekly basis and, through her ministry, many of the children have become believers. She is the only pastor many of these children know. Part of her ministry is to meet the families, minister to their needs, encourage the children, and give them a safe place in the midst of a very difficult life. CAPACITY Staff-$8,000/year Supplies-$2,200/year (Church)
This project provides funds for the development and construction of the New Creation Ministries' training center. Besides receiving leadership and discipleship training, students can participate in seminars and round-table discussions of current issues. PROBLEM This project is designed to address a concern to develop local sources for long-term financial sustainability. It also addresses the growing need for infrastructure with NCM to serve the needs of our students, training pastors and Christian leaders throughout Rwanda. VISION This project will allow us to build structures for long-term sustainability of NCM and the Christian Leadership Institute of Rwanda, as well as serve our current and future students by having adequate spaces for teaching and sleeping during class terms. STRATEGY We will develop multiple long-term sustainability projects such as a building to rent for office space and land for bee-keeping and honey production, among others. Our desire is for the ministry to be funded largely from Rwanda itself. This allows for our staff to “own” the project as their own, instead of it being viewed as an “American” project. This will also allow us to seek accreditation for CLIR as a certain percentage of the overall budget must come from local sources. CAPACITY Land and Supplies for bee-keeping—$30,000 Office Building to Rent—$1.5 million (Science & Medicine)
The money from this project will be used to train staff who will then teach at the New Creation Ministries' training center. PROBLEM Educated church leaders are rare in Rwanda and many people cannot afford an education. STRATEGY We need staff who have at least a college degree in the Bible. We have to train them ourselves. (Education)
It takes just over $1,800 per year to train a student in the Pastoral Training School (PTS). The students pay $65 per year in fees. We want the students to contribute, but since they are mostly poor rural pastors, we cannot charge them more than this. We want donors to contribute the $1,800 per year not covered by the students' fees. Most of our pastors have only received a primary school education yet are expected to lead the spiritual health of their congregations. If they are not able to understand the scripture how can they care for the spiritual needs of others? The pastors in this program are able to afford only 10% of the total cost of the education and this project allows them to study by providing scholarships for the remaining amount. PROBLEM Most pastors in Rwanda have little or no Biblical education, so many teach salvation by “works” (especially by tithing) and the prosperity gospel. Because the pastors do not understand the gospel, neither do their congregations. This leads to many heresies in the church, and many immature believers. VISION The goal of this project is to provide scholarships to our pastoral students which will allow them to receive a high-quality education in the gospel, the Bible and its applications to life and ministry. STRATEGY New Creation Ministries provides a four-year modular discipleship program, focused around the gospel and understanding the scripture and its appropriate application in the Rwandan context. The pastors are also visited 2-3 times in their homes and churches for encouragement and guidance. CAPACITY Student scholarships $150/month or $1800/year/student (Education)
New Creation Ministries anticipates advancing the cause of discipleship of national believers on a massive scale by providing Bible students with adequate library facilities. Libraries are rare in Rwanda. Many libraries in Rwanda do not check books out to patrons, because books are often misused or never returned. With full or part-time staff and upgraded software, we would have the capacity not only to keep track of our books, but also to train our students (and other patrons) how to care for books and how to find the ones they need for research. At New Creation Ministries, we want our students to adopt the belief that leaders are readers. The more accessible our library is, the more likely it will be used and enjoyed. Donors may also wish to donate their personal library and may contact us to arrange shipping. PROBLEM The largest theological library in Rwanda is most likely smaller than the average personal libraries of most pastors in the United States. How can the church in Rwanda grow beyond the basics if they do not have sufficient study materials? VISION Our goal is for our graduates to have read significant works by theologians from other denominations and cultures, and their own, and to be a place where church leaders from many denominations can use our library alongside our students. STRATEGY We will hire a librarian to curate the collection, and create a prioritized list of resources. We will also increase the accessibility of our collection by renewing and updating library software. Our library computer lab will become available for research and writing, and we will teach our students to access, evaluate and print online resources. CAPACITY Librarian: $10,000/yr. Software: $1,000/yr. Internet: $2,000/yr. Computers: $2,400 (4 computers at $600 each). Books: $1000 (though cost depends on books chosen for purchase), Furniture (stools, soft chairs, desks, shelves): $300 (Education)
The goal of this project is to introduce people to new ideas of growing and producing food. Meeting this goal begins with an agricultural demonstration area where research can be done to develop and display new techniques for maximizing yield in minimized spaces. Most of our pastors own less than 2 acres of land and on that land they are supposed to grow all the food they need to survive. Considering that Rwanda is called the "Land of 1,000 Hills", many of the fields are on a significant slope of a 10-40% grade, which leads to significant erosion and loss of soil and nutrients. These two factors result in a poor nutritional diet, with food lasting only 10 months out of the year. By connecting Biblical values and improved farming techniques, we seek to address the spiritual and daily needs of our pastors and their families. PROBLEM With rising costs and ever increasing shortages here in Rwanda, increasing food production is a huge need. The majority of people in Rwanda eat only one meal a day. This project addresses the lack of food for our pastors’ families and the families in their congregations. VISION Partnering with us in this project can help us help people feed themselves more effectively. In addition, as relationships and trust are established, the door is opened for Christ's love to change lives for eternity. STRATEGY The New Creation Training Center will host this program and share it with a number of pastors and church leaders who train at the center. These leaders in the church can then take the ideas to their villages through Rwanda, reproducing what they have learned about food production. We have a barn and fields where we demonstrate different methods of agriculture and animal husbandry, and we take our students through each section. We also provide specific teachings on various elements including the Biblical foundation for farming, composting and mulch, nutrition, recognizing problems early, and crop management. CAPACITY Work staff—$1,500 per year. Feed and animal nutrition products--$2,000 per year. Student materials--$300 per year (Business)
Currently, New Creation Ministries (NCM) has a unique niche in training leaders for the church in a way that is unparalleled in Rwanda. Bible college leaders and theological educators have repeatedly noted that NCMs strategy for degree level education is unique and will have a powerful impact upon the future of theological education in East and Central Africa. The biggest emphasis for NCM is on training untrained Rwandan pastors in a four-year modular program taught in the Kinyarwanda language. The goal is to see our students transformed as they study God’s word, resulting in a transformed character and a deep desire to disciple others. This transformation happens through teaching but also visiting ministry sites, intentional mentoring and the development of a strong student community. This is a unique combination in the context of Rwanda. PROBLEM There is very little to no discipleship of Christian leaders occurring in local churches throughout Rwanda. This is due to a severe lack of education and Biblical training of the pastors and a misbelief that discipleship ends at conversion. VISION The vision of CLIR is to see leaders made new in Christ and equipped to transform their families, churches and communities by the power of God and His Word. STRATEGY We have a three-year program of evening classes which are designed to give the student a broad understanding of scripture, theology, and practical ministry applications. The students also receive intentional mentoring during their years at CLIR from spiritually mature staff members. CLIR is unique in Rwanda in being able to provide a quality education with staff who are familiar with the cultural issues our students face in their churches and communities. In the past, missionaries have done most of the work of teaching and discipling. We now have the blessing of well-trained Rwandan teachers and pastors who are working together with us. These teachers, though, are laborers worthy of their salary. Most of the money donated to this fund will go toward paying the salaries of our Rwandan colleagues. CAPACITY Teachers--$30,000/year Student supplies--$5,000 Special Events--$2,000 (Education)
This project provides for the operating expenses of New Creation Ministries training center and the salaries for Rwandan staff. The center provides various training opportunities for lay leaders and pastors. The center also holds seminars and round-table discussions of current issues facing the church in Rwanda. PROBLEM Most Rwandan pastors have little or no Biblical training. This lack of training encourages a law-based gospel, an abundance of prosperity gospel teachings, a focus on tithes and many other wrong scriptural beliefs. Because the pastors do not understand the Bible, neither do their congregations. VISION This project allows the staff at New Creation Ministries to train Rwandan pastors in the true gospel, and to understand the Bible in ways that are applicable to the lives of their congregation. STRATEGY As the pastors are trained, they then train other leaders in their churches and communities to know the gospel and its transformative purposes in their lives. New Creation Ministries (NCM) has a four-year discipleship program in which pastors come for 4 intensive terms during the year, in between which they complete projects in their churches. These pastors are also visited by the staff 2-3 times during their studies at NCM. CAPACITY Staff-$27,000 Ministry Expenses-$17,000 Infrastructure expenses-$20,000 (Church)
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This project provides funds for the purchase of library resources for the Evangelical Institute of Dakar. This institute is the primary church leadership training school in Senegal. PROBLEM The institute's library currently holds approximately 3,000 volumes, but this includes English language resources as well as French. We need more French language theological resources on site for the students to use in their research and just general reference work. VISION An adequate theological library is key to educating church leaders and to continue the process of accreditation. (Education)
This fund was set up to help defer the costs of theological and vocational education for key Christian leaders in Senegal. The cost per student depends on the program they attend and the needs of each person. PROBLEM There is a great financial need for help for Christian young people who graduate from high school and want to go to college. Going to a big city to study means finding a place to live, food to eat, not to mention books to buy and course fees to pay. Because of multiple crop failures caused by drought and locust invasions, family finances are lacking for adequate help. VISION Trained leaders will raise the profile of the church in Senegal, be a blessing to the church and present a powerful witness to others. STRATEGY The goal is to provide $3,000 each year. A student can usually complete a year's course of study including books, board, room and tuition for $1,350 or less. CAPACITY Approximate expenses are $50 a month for board, $40 a month for room, and $60 a month for books and tuition. (Education)
This project will help young people gain training in Christian life and spreading the gospel. Young people's camping programs are a great time to disciple Christian young people as well as see other young people come to Christ. This also offers an avenue of leadership training for upcoming leaders. Young people then use what they have learned to initiate evangelistic outreaches in other villages through music, drama, testimonies, films and preaching. VISION Providing the funds for young people to go to camp will allow them to be more educated in their faith and to gain knowledge of how to reach out to their friends. STRATEGY Young people's groups, S.S. classes or other church groups could adopt a camp or part of the expenses in a camp. There are camps for elementary children, young people, and evangelistic initiatives. Each camp usually has between 50 and 100 people. CAPACITY Transportation for an evangelistic outreach costs $125. For for a camp of 100 people costs $500. The teaching materials and prizes cost $125. (Church)
This fund is for the translation of the entire Old Testament into the Wolof language and the revision of the Wolof New Testament using a translator. The goal is to have the entire Wolof Bible ready for publication by 2020. PROBLEM The Bible in the local language is necessary for evangelism and church planting. STRATEGY Missions and national Christians targeting the Wolofs believe the O.T. is essential to evangelize this unreached Muslim people, numbering four million. CAPACITY The translation typist, paid by verse, costs $700. The reviewers and checkers cost $1,300. The consultant checks cost $3,500. Books and supplies cost $1,500. (Church)
This project provides funds for the renovation and development of a camp on the beach in Senegal. This campsite has been used for many years by people from all over Senegal. Many Senegalese have become Christians at the camp and many Christians have been strengthened in their faith. VISION By renovating existing structures, building new ones, and equipping these structures with basic living furniture, the Senegal field will equip church leaders to make disciples of Jesus Christ through evangelism and Christian growth camps. STRATEGY This project will also be facilitating partner missions in the larger cause of Christ as these partners use the campsite for evangelism and discipleship. Another benefit of new camp structures and furniture will be the physical, emotional, and spiritual refreshment of missionaries and national leaders and their families as it serves as a retreat center. Contributions to this project will go towards building new dormitories and improving existing structures for ministry. CAPACITY A dormitory for 12 people costs $15,000 to build. Bedframes are $60 each. Tables are $100 each. Re-tiling the house costs $500. Adding a second-story addition to the existing house would cost $10,000. (Church)
A church in Diourbel, Senegal, has been granted a piece of land to build a worship center and dispensary on. This project provides funds for the church to construct and maintain these facilities. PROBLEM In many cultures a church building is a sign of stability and growth. A house church is not a place of honor set aside for prayer and worship because a place of prayer should not have a bathroom or sleeping quarters. VISION This entire complex will serve a number of churches and training modules in the area. STRATEGY The believers have chosen to start with the worship center. The plan is for a two-story building which will also be available to serve as a conference center. The Diourbel church also has other pieces of property across the street from this land grant which it plans to develop for a school and dormitory/guest room. U.S. churches planning to put up a structure could also commit to helping a church in Senegal come up with a building. Buildings here are much cheaper to put up. A U.S. church could add a tithe of its building expenses to help a church in Senegal put up a structure. Another thought is that a U.S. church could fund for example the painting of a building and send a team to do the job. Similar things can be envisioned for furnishing a church with benches, loud speaker systems, and musical instruments. CAPACITY Some expenses of the church construction are: --Architectural plans: $200 --Cement: 50 tons for $6,000 --Steel: $10,000 --Gravel: $6,000 --Windows: 40 for $1,600 --Doors: 15 for $2,400 --Electrical hookup: $8,000 --Electrical installation: $8,000 --Water hookup: $1,000 --Paint: $10,000 --Roof: $10,000 (Science & Medicine)
The national church association of Senegal has nearly completed building a recording studio for a weekly Wolof radio program. Funds will be used to purchase equipment and train personnel to operate the studio. VISION Besides the radio programs, teaching materials and Christian music can also be recorded for use in villages and homes. STRATEGY Many enterprising musicians in the U.S. are making their homes into recording studios. It would be good to challenge a group to help complete a recording studio in a developing country. Tables, chairs, microphones, rugs, acoustically prepared windows, storage units, CDs, etc. could all become part of various projects for groups. CAPACITY Studio furniture will include: --Tables: four for $400 --Chairs: eight for $80 --Microphones: four for $500 --Duplicators: two for $1,000 --Storage units: five for $1,000 --Ventilations system: $1,000 --False ceiling: $1,000 --Electrical hookup: $2,000 --Computer hardware: $2,700 --Printer: $300 --Paint: $200 --Labor: $820 (Media)
Missions want to see another edition of the Wolof New Testament printed in order to keep their programs of evangelism going, with the objective of planting Wolof churches. We need to print another 20,000 in order to keep up with the demand. PROBLEM The editions from the 2004 reprinting of the Wolof New Testament will not last before the Wolof Bible is printed in approximately seven years. VISION More Wolof churches can be planted with the increase of available Wolof Bibles. STRATEGY Some funds will be raised through pre-publication sales. Please consider how you can be a part of this project. CAPACITY Typesetting will cost $7,000, and $2.50 is needed per copy for printing and shipping. (Church)
The goal of this special project is to plant a church in Dakar, Senegal's capital city. This church will use national languages (Wolof and Serer languages targeted) and worship in ways relevant to the culture. This directly fulfills WorldVenture's global priority of establishing healthy, reproducing churches. PROBLEM Senegal's culture places a high value on physical place, especially in the realm of the sacred. This is true to the degree that it is difficult for a non-believing Senegalese to take seriously a group of believers meeting in a residence for worship. If they are serious about prayer and worship, they do whatever is necessary, despite their poverty, to erect a building dedicated to that purpose. VISION The WorldVenture Senegal team wants to take advantage of this cultural value by building a church building in Dakar that would meet the needs of Senegalese who don't feel comfortable in French speaking Dakar churches because of language and culture. STRATEGY According to the national Christian leaders, the Senegalese will respect a place dedicated to the worship of God, they will come and hear the truth preached, and some will give their lives to Christ. Thus a church will be formed largely through the construction of a church building and the leadership of a mature national pastor. We want to test this creative theory as a means to potentially breaking through the wall of Islam that has largely rejected decades of Christian missionary efforts in Senegal. CAPACITY Cost of land in Dakar is currently at approximately $200 per square yard. The purchase of a small plot of land would cost $50,000. The construction of a small chapel building would cost another $50,000, with bricks costing 40 cents each. (Church)
This fund is in place to meet the physical needs of people in Senegal. PROBLEM Sometimes needs arise suddenly, and time is lost in red tape. VISION This project will give people a chance to give to the physical needs of local people in need with responsible oversight by missionaries on the field. STRATEGY The WorldVenture workers in Senegal will see that this account meets needs such as medical care, disaster relief and food. There may be an epidemic that occurs, where vaccinations can be purchased very reasonably and a population served a measure of health. CAPACITY Medical needs and vaccinations can vary from $10 to $1,000. (Social Sector & Family)
This project trains a mother tongue translator in consultant skills, to eventually check Bible translation projects to other West African languages. PROBLEM It is necessary for effective evangelism and church planting that the Bible be in the local language. We have a Wolof Bible translator who desires to use his skills gained in the translation of the Wolof Bible to help with other Old Testament projects. STRATEGY A senior translation consultant is mentoring and providing learning opportunities to any native tongue translator who can then help with the translation of other Bible projects. CAPACITY Fall of 2009, the needs are: --$600 for airline transportation to Bamako --$400 for lodging and food at SIL-Bamako Center for the checking of Song of Songs ad Ecclesiastes in Djimini Needs in 2010 are: --$600 for airline transportation to Bamako --$400 for lodging and food at SIL-Bamako Center to help a senior consultant teach a workshop on an Old Testament book (Church)
The Institut de Theologie Evangelique du Senegal (ITES) trains national church leaders to help churches in Senegal. Currently there are a few nationals on staff at the school but ultimately it would be beneficial to have the school run completely by nationals. The administration would like to hire a full-time Senegalese director. PROBLEM The primary church leadership training school in Senegal would greatly benefit from having a full-time national director. However, the tuition charged is not sufficient to support a director's salary. VISION A Senegalese director could be much more effective in making the school relevant to Senegalese church and cultural needs. STRATEGY This project will provide the director's salary for at least three years in order to maximize the effectiveness of the school. The salary would include medical insurance and income taxes to be paid to the government. CAPACITY The annual salary of a full-time national director would amount to $10,000. (Education)
The Evangelical Institute of Dakar (IED) is in need of updated facilities. This school trains pastors and lay leaders in Senegal to help strengthen the national church. The funds from this project will be applied to the purchase of an existing building or land where the needed facilities can be built. PROBLEM Currently the school is located in an apartment and needs to have a defined location apart from this setting. These facilities are also too small for the growing institution. The school needs its own location as this is very important culturally in order to give the school a high enough profile and suitable credibility among nationals. VISION IED desperately needs new facilities to continue training African church leaders. STRATEGY Challenge your church or SS class to raise enough for one portion of the building, say, one classroom, the office, or the library. Or track how much of the land money your church or group can purchase. CAPACITY The lowest cost for a 5,000 sq. ft. plot of land is $40,000. The estimated building costs for the 1st phase of construction are $60,000. The rough estimate for purchasing an existing building instead is $150,000, yet additional funds from other sources would lower this cost to $100,000. (Education)
This project provides funds to expand the facilities of John Huffman Christian School in Thies, Senegal. This school provides a Christian education for Senegalese children aged preschool through third grade. The school plans to eventually provide an education up to the 13th grade in order to prepare students for university. PROBLEM The primary school is built and functioning, but this year the school is building a library. VISION Many students are from Muslim or Catholic families and need saving faith in Christ. Bible is a required subject for all students, and all teachers and staff provide a Christian witness and treat the students with respect according to Biblical principles. STRATEGY World Vision has sent a gift to build the library, and the children's school fees will also be used to help with construction. However, there are still other expenses that will need funding. CAPPACITY The salary of the staff and teachers for the school year is $2,000. Library furniture will cost $750; new books, $2,000; more teaching materials, $2,000; and a dormitory for street children who are enrolled, $3,250. (Education)
The Thies Church has been going through different phases of construction for 10 years. This year the church hopes to complete the third floor that will be used for Sunday school classes. PROBLEM As the years have passed, more people have become curious about Christianity and have been attracted to the Savior. The volume of people who come to the church is slowly but gradually growing. We already need more space for Sunday School classes and a conference room. VISION This project will advance both evangelism and discipleship through our church activities. STRATEGY Completing the building's third floor will accommodate the increasing number of activities taking place at the church. CAPACITY Construction materials will cost $3,000. The salaries for the construction workers will cost $2,000. (Science & Medicine)
Putting the scriptures, especially the Psalms, to music, will speak to the heart of the listener and provide interludes for the regular audio recordings that will keep the listener engaged. The objective is evangelism and discipleship. PROBLEM Funding needed for the renting of a recording studio, remuneration given to musicians and to Agsila for composition. STRATEGY The daughter of the Wolof Bible translator is an accomplished musician who has already made a name for herself in Senegal's musical circles. Her stage name is Agsila. She has been studying at the Dakar Cultural Center and accompanies herself on the guitar while she sings songs she has composed herself, in Wolof, Serer, Toucouleur, Pular, English and French. In some of her concerts, members of the National Orchestra have accompanied her, such is the respect they have for her talent. She has just burned a CD with four original songs, and approached me with the desire to put some of the Wolof Psalms to music. Her father has heard her compositions and likes them, which says a lot, as he is not easy to please.
Funds for this project will be used to support Mission Inter Senegal missionaries serving in Mekhe, Senegal. STRATEGY This project is a special partnership between MIS, the national home mission organization, and Jefferson Baptist Church in Jefferson, OR. The church also makes regular visits to Senegal to check on the projects they support. The funds supply the living expenses and work funds for the two MIS missionaries in Mekhe. CAPACITY Jefferson Baptist contributes $200 per month to support this outreach to the Wolof people in the region. (Church)
The Serer people are experiencing a church planting movement. To encourage the continuation of this movement it is important to train the Serer in church multiplication efforts. Funds from this project will be used to translate and print materials and organize seminars. VISION A church multiplication training program can help encourage the continuation of this movement in a responsible way. STRATEGY The Evangelical Theological Institute of Senegal will provide the training. Dr. Galen Currah who served in Senegal and is fluent in French and Wolof is available to present this training in Senegal in order to form those who can form others. CAPACITY Some expenses of this project are: --Translation of materials: $600 --Organization of seminars: $900 --Printing of materials: $1,500 (Church)
This project provides funds for the national missions movement in Senegal. Because the church is still growing, outreach and missions in Senegal depend on outside help. STRATEGY Funds help Mission Inter Senegal with administrative costs, and support and training of national missionaries. Donations may also be used for retreats for missionaries and special evangelistic outreaches. As part of this project, gifts can be specifically directed to fund salaries for literacy teachers in Senegal by noting "earmarked for literacy" on the memo line of checks. The literacy movement is a vital part of the ministry in Senegal and allows people to read the Bible once they are saved. CAPACITY A three-day retreat for the missionaries costs $800, and for three times a year, totals $2,400 per year. Administrative costs are 10% of any project. One photocopy machine is $4,400. Support for three new missionaries totals $7,200 at $2,400 per year for each missionary. (Church)
Funds from this project will be used to purchase food staples that will be distributed to a devastated area of Senegal. PROBLEM A locust plague destroyed much of the crops in the area surrounding Diourbel. Chemicals used to control the infestation poisoned the plant life, which in turn, has killed many animals. VISION We want to see communities transformed as we encourage and equip the churches in demonstrating kingdom compassion in this time of need. STRATEGY We are encouraging planting of vegetable gardens where good water is available. Plans need to be made for seed for next year's cultivation cycle, however, food will need to be distributed in the mean time. Churches and the villages they cover could be adopted. In the area of the Evangelical Baptist Church Association, there are over 1,400 church members and attenders. There are 17 church groups represented besides their own villages, touching 48 other villages. CAPACITY The village populations range from 150 to 2,000 people. The cost for their staples would be: --Millet: $300 per ton --Rice: $400 per ton --Transport for 30 tons of millet and 26 tons of rice: $600 (Social Sector & Family)
The funds from this special project will meet the needs of an evangelist and his family, who are working with Mission Inter Senegal, the Senegal home mission organization, to establish a church in the city of Diourbel. PROBLEM The group of believers in Diourbel, without full-time national leadership, languished for a number of years. Diourbel has been the stronghold of the evil one in the major religion's largest denomination. VISION In partnership with Mission Inter Senegal, WorldVenture workers hope to see the believers work together to reach this city with the gospel. We envision a major breakthrough for the Lord with at least two churches within the next five years. STRATEGY We already have a committed partner in Jefferson Baptist Church of Jefferson, OR. They are committed to this group for five years. CAPACITYThe total amount of the project, $7,200, is on a descending scale of support beginning in May 2004 at $200 per month for the first year; $160 , the second year; $120, the third year; $80, the fourth year; and $40, the fifth year. From that time on, the national church supports its pastor in full. (Church)
This project would fund the purchase of land and construction of a library building adjacent to the Thies church. PROBLEM Many Muslim youths and young adult married men have been influenced positively for the Lord through the church library. Within a few years this ministry will be lost to us unless we can get a new library facility to which they can come and study. We do not want to continue using the church property because some Muslim students will not come to the library when it is in a non-Islamic religious building. VISON The new library will provide a more neutral setting conducive to attracting people from other religious backgrounds who are seeking the truth. STRATEGY Many evangelism contacts have been made at the Thies church library. Now church leaders want to extend the library's impact. The library's holdings will be transferred to nearby John Huffman Christian School so the students there may have access to the books. A new library facility will be needed near to the church. CAPACITY Land is expensive. One piece of property, right next to our church, has a building already on it that we could use, but the asking price is $160,000. We could bargain the owner down, but then we'd have to renovate the building for use. Another piece of property for sale is on the other side of the church. It is a corner lot with no building, with several trees and lots of shrubs that would need to come out. The asking price is $40,000. The cost of building or renovation would be approximately $30,000. Building permits are $200. Cost of tree removal and landscaping is $250. Cost of library furniture is $1,560. Electricity and water hook-up costs $500. Textbooks and other literature will require $5,000. The staff salary for the first year will be $225. (Church)
These funds will sponsor the training of workers by paying for their course work, food and/or room. Funds will also help purchase tools, materials or needed machines to encourage young men as they begin a career. Job skills will help provide for families, in a dignified way, who will then bless the church with tithes and offerings and allow the workers to assist others. VISION Demonstrating compassion opens doors to evangelize and plant churches among Muslim peoples. STRATEGY Scholarships in accounting, business, and computer that were granted in the past have helped develop leaders who currently support themselves while they give leadership to the growing church. This project will enable such scholarships as well as those in the fields of nursing, the trades, and community development. CAPACITY An auto mechanic scholarship would include $200 for tools and then $125 monthly for ten months. The vocational training center needs: --Course curriculum ($1,000) --Office/teaching supplies ($1,000) --Desks and chairs ($500) --Projector ($500) --Binding machine ($300) --Dry erase board ($200) --Printer ($150) --Fans ($70) (Education)
Funds will support a literacy program that hosts a number of classes, including Bible teaching, health and elementary math. This education makes it easier to acquire jobs within the villages. VISION Projects like this give training to young Christians in the churches which give them a responsible job in the village and protect them from going to big cities where they are exploited and face all sorts of temptations. STRATEGY Reading and writing in one's own mother tongue opens new opportunities to villagers. With the broken down costs below, a group could adopt a certain portion of the program or the support of one teacher for six months. CAPACITY Some program costs are: --A month-long literacy teacher training course for 10 teachers ($1,500) --A two-week review course for 15 teachers ($1,500) --A six-month honorarium for each teach ($450 each for 25 teachers=$10,500) --Three regional supervisors ($100 each per month for seven months=$2,100) --Transport for supervisors to visit villages ($650) --Teaching materials for 750 students ($5 per student=$3,750) (Church)
Missionaries who want to see the church in Senegal strongly founded on the Word of God, have made the New Testament available in recorded format. Megavoice, a small, durable, and easy to use digital audio player with its own power source, can hold up to 180 hours of audio. Funds will be used to purchase Megavoice players and distribute them to believers. PROBLEM Even though an excellent translation of the New Testament and portions of the Old Testament exists in Senegal, the majority of believers there cannot read. VISION Everyone can have access to God's word in the privacy of their own homes at an affordable price thanks to Megavoice. STRATEGY Megavoice is built to make God's word available to non-literates. CAPACITY The final price will vary due to customs duty and cost of memory, but it may end up being as cheap as 22,000 cfa per unit. (Church)
The national Wolof Bible translator, Mr. Diop, has committed his life to translating the Bible for his people. He has two masters degrees, one in mathematics and the other in English literature. He has also been trained in linguistics, translation principles and has studied Hebrew. Funds from this project will provide a monthly remuneration for Mr. Diop. PROBLEM Translating the Old Testament into Wolof is essential in reaching this unreached people group of 4 million and opens the door to another 3 million Senegalese who speak Wolof as a second language. CAPACITY Monthly remuneration will come to $1,500. (Church)
The Word of God in one's heart language is a powerful change agent. Senegalese believers who have attended French-speaking churches for years have finally understood the stories of the Bible after having heard the Bible in Wolof. Thus, the goal of this special project is to provide the Wolof Bible in oral means to an oral culture. PROBLEM Eighty percent of Senegalese, whether ethnically Wolof or not, speak Wolof as a first or second language. Because French is used in schools to learn to read and write, even the small percentage of those who are literate (23 percent) do not often know how to read and write in Wolof, making oral means the most effective way for communicating the message of the Bible. VISION The Senegal field hopes to make the whole Bible in Wolof available in oral means as a tool for both WorldVenture and the entire evangelical community in Senegal. STRATEGY We will use a qualified native Wolof speaker to record the portions of the Bible not yet recorded as they become available through translation. The project will make use of the recording studio of the Vernacular Media Services (VMS) in Dakar, Senegal, as well as the VMS personnel to assist in the technical end of recording. CAPACITY Payment to SIL Vernacular Services for use of a recording studio for approximately 45 hours amounts to $900. The cost to employ a native Wolof speaker for 45 hours of recording is also $900. The possible cost for a prompter or checker is $200. (Church)
Established in 1994 by several Western missions (including WorldVenture) and several Senegalese national churches, the Evangelical Theology Institute of Senegal (ITES) has been a cooperative effort ever since. ITES is a Bible-based church leadership training school whose mission is to train indigenous leadership for the national church in Senegal and beyond. This special project is intended to cover the financial gap so that the school can not only continue to train leaders for the Senegalese church, but also expand. PROBLEM The school charges less than $8 per credit hour, however, the tuition charged is not enough to meet operating expenses. Most of our students could barely afford to pay that, and all the students and churches that are served by ITES know that the tuition is subsidized. "Real" tuition is calculated at $25 per credit hour. VISION ITES has a vision to be a much greater impact for the establishment of Christ's kingdom throughout French-speaking West Africa. STRATEGY Giving toward student scholarships will help keep the doors of this vital school open to serve the next generation of Christian leaders in Senegal. CAPACITY One scholarship would be approximately $600 per year (or $50/month). (Education)
Under the direction of The Evangelical Theological Insitute of Senegal (ITES), WorldVenture is hoping to equip women believers to serve their families, churches and communities as a follower of Christ through a training course conducted over a three year period. PROBLEM Often Senegalese women are left behind in educational opportunities and specifically in discipleship and Bible knowledge. Through this program WorldVenture is trying to remedy this great lack. VISION Since women make up about a majority of believers world-wide, this is an extremely important aspect of expanding and enriching the church in Senegal. STRATEGY The goal of this project is to provide a way for interested parties to contribute to the training of pastors' wives and laywomen in the churches of Senegal through the program already established by ITES. CAPACITY A scholarship for one woman for one seminar averages $40. (Education)
Established in 1994 by several western missions (including WorldVenture) and several Senegalese national churches, the Evangelical Theology Institute of Senegal (ITES) is a Bible-based church leadership training school whose mission is to train indigenous leadership for the national church in Senegal and beyond. Currently 53 men and one woman have gone through this training program. This program has really taken off, but it is already difficult just to pay the basic operating expenses of ITES. PROBLEM There are many more men who would like to go through this training. Without training and encouragement, how will these men continue to feed their flocks? VISION Paul discipled Timothy, and we would like to disciple/train these men. STRATEGY Five one-week training sessions are planned during the five dry months of the year, when the pastors are not cultivating their fields. Your kind gift would ensure that this ministry continues to train rural pastors and laymen spread out all over Senegal. CAPACITY Each of the five training sessions costs around $900. (Education)
There are very few well trained Christian Church leaders in Senegal. The candidate for advanced theological education is currently a pastor, a Bible Institute professor, and serves on the leadership team of the Association of Evangelical Churches. He has a heart to see his country evangelized and has the ambition and capability of being an effective teacher and church leader. Leadership development has a high priority on the Senegal Field list of ministry objectives. The candidate would desire to earn a doctorate degree in Theology with an emphasis on the Mission of the Church. PROBLEM The church in Senegal is growing, but the evangelical community is still estimated to be less than 1%. Churches are often not well grounded because the church leaders have had a limited amount of Biblical training. Young people are often attracted to false religions which are more and more prevalent. New teachings such as the prosperity gospel are mixed with the older traditional religions. The term has been used by the candidate that the church today is not "well rooted" in its Christian beliefs. VISION The candidate's interest would be to church leaders who will recognize and understand the needs of the Senegalese. The candidate would develop strategies to train leaders in effective methods of evangelism and church planting. STRATEGY The program at William Carey International University in Pasadena, California, uses a distance learning approach. The doctoral program will take about three years. Most of the work will be done in Senegal. One trip a year to the United States is anticipated to use the library facilities. The class work and written assignments will be done in French even though the school is located in the United States. The candidate will be able to continue his studies in his own language. CAPACITY Standard tuition is $900 per quarter or $3,600 per year. Living expenses for time spent on campus amount to $2,000 per month. Health insurance while living on campus is $400 per month. Books and other miscellaneous costs are $150 per month. The internet charges in Senegal are $72 per month. Travel expenses are an estimated $2,000 roundtrip. The visa expenses are an estimated $100. (Education)
This projects goal is to translate the entire Old Testament and New Testament into Basic Wolof, using a mother-tongue translator, with a goal of having the entire Basic Wolof Bible ready for publication by the year 2025. PROBLEM Missions and national Christians targeting Wolof speakers believe this Basic Wolof translation to be essential for evangelizing these unreached, predominately Muslim people. Including those who speak Wolof as a second language, estimates set the number of Wolof speakers higher than 10 million. STRATEGY We plan to coordinate this translation with the translation of the Regional Wolof Bible so that both follow the same exegetical choices. CAPACITY The mother-tongue translator's remuneration will amount to approximately $12,000. The reviewers and checkers will cost $2,000; consultant checks, $2,000; and books and supplies, another $2,000. (Church)
This project will be used in evangelism and discipleship, aiming at readers of Arabic whose mother tongue is Serer. The Lutheran Church of Senegal gave permission to produce Exodus in Ajami Serer in 2014. Mary Anne Lattin had 50 copies printed and distributed them to leaders who had been in the Ajami Serer workshop in 2012. She also passed out copies to the Lutheran Church of Senegal. STRATEGY As this church with their missionaries completes the revision of the Bible in Serer, Mary Anne Lattin will have texts to work on. There is a Finnish Lutheran missionary who reads Arabic and a newly retired Serer Lutheran Pastor who reads Arabic. Both are excited about this project. The president of the Evangelical Baptist Church Association is also sharing these documents with others who read Ajami Serer. CAPACITY $300: printing of 50 pilot comb-binding copies of individual documents/books in Serer. This can be done at a photocopy establishment in Thiès, Senegal. An average cost of books, depending on size is $300 for 50 copies. So this amount should be taken for each book of the Bible that is produced in this Script. $500: Workshop in training local Christian leaders to read and write Serer in Arabic letters. $500 to provide for transportation expenses for local Christian Serer leaders in distributing Ajami Serer publications. (Media)
Singapore Bible College provides financial assistance to students who are promising leaders from India, Mongolia, and Nepal. PROBLEM Training is unavailable to these students in their own countries. VISION This project equips leaders for the church by providing financial support to eight students at Singapore Bible College. (Education)
The purpose of this project is to raise money for the teen program at the SHARE Family Education Conference in February 2018. These funds will help missionary families working and living in Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East with expenses for their teens during the conference. At this conference missionary families receive encouragement and their teens receive teaching, discipleship, and encouragement throughout the week.
The Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (ZECNT) is uniquely helpful in that it is strategically-packaged conservative scholarship to assist conscientious preachers who are short on time. This project seeks to assist in funding the translation of the entire 20-volume series over the next 10 years (2016-2026). PROBLEM A great majority of pastors in the Spanish-speaking world are often both bi-vocational and limited in scholarly resources and training. VISION To translate the entire ZECNT Series into Spanish and use it as a cornerstone in an ongoing effort to promote, teach and support the growth and quality of scripturally-controlled expositional preaching in the Spanish-speaking world.
This project focuses on supporting national workers, both Spanish and North African, who reach out to North Africans through the ministry of Arabic radio programs and correspondence courses. These workers will also develop relationships with North Africans through a community center. STRATEGY The primary beneficiaries of this fund will be Muslim-background believers from North Africa who are in the ministry reaching out to their own people in their own language. The secondary beneficiaries will be Spanish nationals who are involved in the ministry of reaching out to their former enemies from North Africa through community center ministry, Bible distribution, and correspondence courses. CAPACITY Yearly salary for North African radio worker: $9,000 Yearly salary for North African correspondence and follow-up worker: $9,000 Yearly salary for North African or Spanish community center worker: $9,000 Yearly salary for North African or Spanish worker in both the community center and the Bible correspondence course center: $9,000 (Church)
Funds from this project will be used to provide Arabic language Bibles and Bible study materials for North Africans living in North Africa and throughout Europe. VISION God's Word is powerful to change the heart of a person and for this reason we want to send Arabic Bibles with courses to explain to the Muslims God's love. STRATEGY The Bible study materials will include a 10-part series of Bible correspondence courses to help seekers study through the Bible. CAPACITY Distributing Bibles via traditional mail to seekers who contact us in response to radio programs: $20,000 Distributing Bibles in person to North African travelers who visit Spain each summer: $8,000 Distributing the Bible via the internet in both the classical and colloquial Arabic: $2,000 (Media)
Many North Africans come to Malaga, Spain, looking for work. The North African Venture: Cultural Center will provide a place where North Africans can learn practical skills that will assist them in attaining jobs in Spain. Funds will be used for rent on the facilities, salary, utilities, and equipment to run the center. VISION The staff seek to build relationships with these workers and share the love of Christ with them. STRATEGY The leader of this project is a North African who has come out of Islam, understanding well the mindset and values of these people. He has formed a team of people who are excited about sharing Christ's love with North Africans. This project is a practical and legitimate way for them to do that. CAPACITY Rent for the facilities is $6,000. Salary for a person to run the center is $6,000. Utilities, expenses, and equipment add up to $7,200. (Church)
Radio is a powerful tool to reach North Africans with the gospel. Funds from this project will pay for broadcast time and expenses incurred in preparing and sending radio programs. PROBLEM North Africa is closed to any Christian activity and there is no freedom to preach the gospel to Muslims. VISION Radio is one way to enter closed countries and to give the gospel to millions of Muslims who need to know the Lord Jesus. CAPACITY Fifteen minutes of radio time costs us $450 plus $50 for expenses of sending the radio programs. (Media)
Leganes, a Madrid suburb, has a population of 185,000 but only a small evangelical church presence. The new church plant will be unique in its intentional focus on reaching out to North African immigrants, approximately 7,000 in Leganes. This is a joint ministry venture of the WorldVenture Spain field and the Iglesia Evangelica Resureccion y Vida church (also known as La Elipa) with which WorldVenture has had a long-running ministry partnership. This project will involve multiplying followers of Christ, demonstrating compassion on the local community level, establishing reproducing churches and equipping leaders. Funds raised will be used for rent, utilities and ministry supplies. VISION The main objective of this ministry venture is to plant a church in the Madrid suburb of Leganes as part of a larger ministry outreach effort to reach both the local Spanish population and a large North African immigrant population. STRATEGY The Iglesia Evangelica Alfa y Omega church in Canillas was a joint effort between the La Elipa church and WorldVenture. The Leganes church plant is patterned largely on the success of the church plant in Canillas. CAPACITY Rent: $1,500 monthly Utilities: $300 monthly Ministry supplies: $200 monthly (Church)
The Friendship House is located in a neighborhood of North African immigrants from the Rif Berber people group. The purpose of The Friendship House is to serve as a hub for the community-based outreach project that Dan and Eva Anderson have been conducting in the neighborhood since 2009. PROBLEM In many of the larger cities of Europe there are neighborhoods that are experiencing a significant influx of immigrants and/or refugees from diverse cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. The emergence of these neighborhoods is creating new and unique challenges on many levels but also a great opportunity to promote Christian community and outreach. VISION Our vision is to involve both the local church and global body of believers in Christ centered outreach in European city neighborhoods that are experiencing a high influx of immigrants and refugees from North Africa and the Middle East. STRATEGY Our community center hosts many activities and programs including; Spanish and English as a second language, adult literacy, homework assistance for kids and youth, special events and activities for women, a used clothing distribution program, etc. Through these programs we aim to promote cultural integration, personal development, community harmony and open dialoge about spiritual beliefs and religious values. CAPACITY Rent for the community center is $1,500 monthly. Utilities need $300 monthly, and $200 monthly is also needed for supplies. This amounts to $24,000 yearly. (Church)
The name Dar Salaam means House of Peace in Arabic. The Centro Ministerial Dar Salaam is a strategic ministry initiative aimed at reaching the North African immigrant community in the Madrid suburb of Torrejon de Ardoz. This ministry center was started by WorldVenture International Partners in Ministry Lucas and Betzabe Colmenares in close collaboration with Immanuel Baptist Church of Madrid. VISION The primary objectives of the Dar Salaam center are: 1) to present the gospel to North African immigrants, 2) to start a church for North Africans, and 3) to meet some of the basic needs of North African immigrants living in Torrejon de Ardoz. STRATEGY Torrejon de Ardoz has a population of 120,000 of which approximately 4,000 are from North Africa. The Colmenares have been ministering among the Jebala Arabs and Rif Berbers of North Africa for the last ten years. They have been working with these people groups in the Madrid suburb now for about three years. CAPACITY Rent: $750 monthly Utilities: $250 monthly Ministry supplies: $200 monthly Total: $1,200 monthly ($14,400 yearly) (Church)
The Puli Camp was used 130 days in one year, with a total 11,573 people using the facilities. An extensive ropes/team training course is used by churches, businesses, and even the police. PROBLEM The Puli Camp was hit hard by the 7.6 earthquake that devastated central Taiwan in 1999. Although short-term repairs made it possible to reopen the camp for use, it now needs funds to begin long-term repairs and upgrades to continue the camp's ministry. VISION Camp workers have many opportunities to share the gospel with those who come just for the ropes course. STRATEGY The field treasurer will send collected funds to the church association treasurer, who will disburse them to the camp for use according to the budget. CAPACITY Replacing the temporary building used for meetings and dining will cost approximately $600,000. (Church)
This project provides funds to a theological college in Taiwan for improving their facilities. This includes constructing a multi-purpose building and new student housing. PROBLEM The Conservative Baptist Bible College in Hsilo is in the process of improving its facilities for the future. The school has insufficient office, housing, and classroom space. Half of the present facilities are from before WWII and are in serious need of renovation or rebuilding. VISION The board's long-term vision is to eventually move the school to a new location and build a center for ministry to the Chinese of the world. STRATEGY The administration is raising funds from among the churches of Taiwan as well as Chinese churches in the United States for the construction of a new building. Taiwan missionaries are also raising funds among our supporting churches. The new facilities will enable the school to plan for the future and develop new ministry training programs. They will provide an attractive facility for students and enable the school to host seminars and make best use of modern technology for training the next generation of church and missions workers. CAPACITY The full building project is approximately $1.2 million. The amount of this project, which seeks to raise $3,000, will equip classrooms and offices as well as a set of apartments on one floor as needed. (Science & Medicine)
The CB Seminary at Hsilo charges minimal fees to students so finances are not a barrier or burden in preparing for ministry. This also makes the school more attractive to potential students. PROBLEM The church in Taiwan is still growing and cannot financially sustain the theological college there. Professors receive a salary and benefits package lower than most of our pastors, even after they have taught at the school for ten or more years. VISION This project provides funds for the college to pay operating expenses. STRATEGY Since student fees are low, a large portion of operating expenses must be met through donations. Students help to keep costs low by doing most of the grounds work and general maintenance. CAPACITY Salaries for full-time staff run about $8,500 a month, including four professors and three office staff. (Education)
The Bilingual Community Church (BCC) was started in 2004 by a WorldVenture missionary family. In 2013, the church moved into a new stage of its growth with the installation of its first elders and the beginning of membership. Regular adult attendance of 350 or more means this church needs a permanent facility. PROBLEM Many that come to this church are seekers, not yet believers, so they cannot be expected to contribute financially to the church. As a result, this church is in need of additional outside help to obtain a permanent facility. VISION This project will encourage donors to fund the new building for the Bilingual Community Church to continue reaching its community as a vibrant place for seekers to gather. STRATEGY While continuing an emphasis on evangelism, the church has also been developing discipleship programs, growing Bible Study groups, and preparing elders to lead this church. Furthermore, the church is active in sharing God's grace by providing assistance to individuals in need and supporting a local ministry to mothers in crisis pregnancies. (Church)
This project provides funds for church-planting efforts in Taiwan. STRATEGY The project enables church planters to access funds for special projects or activities approved by the executive committee, removing the need to begin a new fund account. Funds will come from primarily Ministry Accounts, donors to legacy programs, and as missionaries tell supporters of a specific need in their current work. One of the typical needs is equipment for growing churches. (Church)
With the growing constituency of Taiwan's churches, one of the challenges is having enough qualified teachers for the Bible college level of education. The scholarship funds raised for this project will be used to supplement 1/6 of the tuition for faculty members who are pursuing a doctor of ministries degree. PROBLEM The college aims to improve the effectiveness of the national faculty while going through a time of evaluation and reconstruction. The college is looking for better ways to serve not only the constituency of the church association but also ways to partner with other like-minded groups to share resources for the Kingdom of God. VISION The training of new faculty becomes even more important as the school considers expansion into an international training center for non-Taiwanese students and as those within Taiwan become interested in missions outside of Taiwan. STRATEGY The Taiwan church association and various churches will also contribute to the support of the professors to enhance the effectiveness of the training program at the Bible college in Hsilo, Taiwan. It is hoped that one faculty member will get an advanced degree every five years through this program. CAPACITY The total cost for one year in the D.Min. program at Logos Seminary in Los Angeles (in Taiwanese/Mandarin) is approximately $36,000. (Education)
The purpose of this project is to establish a church focused on young people 18 to 35 years old. PROBLEM This age group is mostly absent from the traditional church scene. As a result this generation of Taiwanese lose touch with their faith and miss learning leadership skills gained in participating in church activities. VISION The Bilingual Community Church uses contemporary-styled worship to attract young people to church, disciple them in spiritual growth, and teach them to lead their own church. STRATEGY Funds will be used to supplement the cost of renting the church's facilities. CAPACITY Rent is about $900 per month. (Church)
This gathering is for renewal, worship and fellowship with others who are working in similar environments. It will be led by staff from HQ and colleagues from around the region.
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Ugandans are taking key positions of leadership throughout Uganda. Equipping these leaders to serve in the church or disciple other church workers is vital for healthy churches. This project provides funds for Ugandan church leaders training at schools in or outside of the country. PROBLEM There is a need to empower Ugandan leaders to become key people in churches. STRATEGY Only those who have proven to be faithful in ministry and gifted in leadership are selected for this training. CAPACITY Tuition costs are: --$500 per year for a student in a local institution --$10,000 per year for a student at NIST seminary in Nairobi or Scott Theological College --$6,000 per year for a student a the University in Arusha --$3,000 for local Bible school training (Church)
The Ideas Workshop is a christian non-profit NGO registered in Uganda. The Ideas Workshop was run as a pilot project in 2013 with two interns. In 2014, the Internship in Discipleship (IiD is now the first level of training) ran with 5 interns. 2015 blasted off with 5 more interns in IiD and the Work Study Program (WSP) was started for the graduates of Iid. For more information visit the Ideas Workshop website.
This project will provide funds for pastors in Uganda who need major medical care for themselves and their immediate family. At present, pastors must struggle to come up with the funds or face dire consequences, even death. PROBLEM Rural pastors face major medical challenges every day in Uganda, challenges that could potentially wipe them out financially because they usually only make $25 to $50 a month. If a pastor breaks an arm or a leg riding his bicycle for ministry, how does he get the medical care he needs so that he can get back on his feet and minister again? Unfortunately, pastors are often forced to either sell their small land that they use to feed themselves or not to use medical facilities at all because they have no money. Some even die because they cannot afford the help medical facilities can give. STRATEGY Specific needs include treatment costs for dental work, emergency childbirth, major accidents and operations. This fund will help pastors in times of great need when their medical problems are too big for them to handle. (Science & Medicine)
Funds from this project will be used to purchase the corrugated iron sheets for church roofs. VISION Assisting these churches with roofing sheets is a big encouragement since it is difficult for the churches to afford these materials. Established church buildings will also provide a center for more training and outreach within the communities. STRATEGY Rural churches that receive assistance from this project are responsible to purchase land and build a basic structure. CAPACITY Each corrugated sheet costs about $10, and each church needs 40 to 60 sheets, depending on the size of the building. (Church)
This project provides the needed funds to sponsor and pay for school fees, enabling children of pastors to attend school. PROBLEM In Uganda the average pastor's family can have eight or more kids. Often more than one of them are in high school at the same time. With the average pastor's salary at $15 a month and the cost per child to attend high school is $200 per year, most pastors' kids go without an education. VISION We seek to care for the needs of the wider body of Christ, since a pastor's salary in Uganda cannot support the school fees of his children. STRATEGY Since the Pastor's Children fund started, there have been over 100 pastors who have been able to attend school without interruption. This is currently meeting the needs of 23 pastors, but there are over 1,000 Baptist pastors in Uganda. CAPACITY It costs $200 a year to sponsor a high school student and about $30 per year for a grade school student. We are at this time sponsoring 98 students. (Education)
Uganda has many needy people, many of whom could improve their situations if given help to meet a critical need. Funds from this project will provide emergency funding to assist individuals during difficult circumstances. PROBLEM Most Ugandans are unable to meet critical needs themselves and whole families suffer as a result. VISION God commands His people to help the needy. This special project allows us to do that. STRATEGY The focus is on individuals of any age who need emergency assistance to meet an urgent need (medical, physical, or scholastic). Many needs are one-time only. CAPACITY School fees cost $15-$75 depending on year in school. An operation can cost $60-$150. Three months' rent, the deposit demanded by landlords, is $55. One pair of shoes or one outfit of clothing is $20. (Social Sector & Family)
Western Uganda Baptist Theological College (WUBTC) at Kiburara is a nationally run two-year residential program that trains men and their wives for the work of the ministry in rural Uganda. The sponsorship of pastors in training will go directly to the school to help cover the actual costs of this training. PROBLEM The school currently charges the pastors in training $25 per term but it costs much more than that to actually run the school. STRATEGY Staff and students alike grow their own food to help keep costs at a minimum. By sponsoring a pastor while he is in school, you will help keep the costs within the students' reach. CAPACITY For a total of $190 per year ($65 given three times) you can invest in training one national pastor for ministry in rural Uganda. (Education)
We are increasing the size of the Bible college's library. It needs more good books that will help the students. PROBLEM Bible dictionary commentaries and biblical study books are not available in Uganda. Kiburara has a small library, less than 200 books in English. VISION These books will help students have better resources for studying and will help them gain better knowledge of the Bible. STRATEGY We hope to add 250 books to the library collection. CAPACITY A resource book for Bible study usually costs about $20. We hope that will also include the postage to Uganda. (Church)
Often Christian young people are sent away to boarding school at the secondary level. This project is set up to assist in building and equipping the Baptist Secondary School in Nyabugando. The school is associated with the Nyabugando Baptist Church and provides a Christian education to the leaders of the future. PROBLEM Nyabugando Baptist Church has developed a primary school with over 1,000 students of church members and children from the community. This ministry and outreach ahs naturally led to the development of a secondary school to help children complete their education through the S4 level and vocational studies. VISION This project has helped nurture a significant outreach and church development ministry as young people, both saved and non-Christian, are given the opportunity for good quality education and vocational training. CAPACITY Some parts of this project are: --laboratory ($17,000) --library ($15,000) --vocation training center ($27,000) (Education)
This project will assist highly qualified veteran pastors willing to donate their time to help develop weaker churches by providing them with a per diem for expenses such as food and lodging (when necessary) as well as travel expenses. PROBLEM The mentoring and training of young pastors and new church leaders is one of the greatest needs of the church in Uganda. VISION This project meets the objectives of establishing churches and training leaders. STRATEGY Since many of these senior mentors have no cash flow, this project will allow them to pass on their wisdom and skills to some of the most needy church leaders. In some cases, the mentor may be accompanied by another church leader he is training, so that he too can learn how to mentor others. The key element to this project is that it will be implemented by older, highly respected pastors. This age factor not only brings great experience, but taps the highly respected cultural value for the wisdom that comes with years and is a model to young pastors for what can be necessary to finish well in ministry. CAPACITY One two-week trip by a mentor to a village about 4 hours away would cost about $100. (Church)
This project has the broad purpose of lending a helping hand to primary and secondary schools associated with the Baptist Union of Uganda. At the Bwaise Baptist Primary School, approximately 200 students in grades 1 through 7 study in five roughly constructed classrooms with dirt floors that are open to the elements and a dilapidated mud church building. Eighty percent of the students are orphans and unable to pay the requisite school fees. The school is located in one of the major slum areas of Kampala that floods whenever there are substantial rains, such that the school courtyard is literally a pool of mud and algae during the rainy season. Only one out of 10 teachers has adequate training. Most of the few textbooks the school owned were lost when the school offices flooded during the last rainy season. PROBLEM Some of the schools lack adequate facilities, do not have teaching resources, and the teachers lack appropriate training. There is also a tremendous need for teachers' seminars in order to upgrade academic knowledge and teaching skills, as well as to stimulate new vision in regards to the potential spiritual impact such schools can have in the lives of students, staff, and ultimately on the nation as a whole. VISION This project would make the funds available to work toward the overall improvement of education while at the same time targeting transformation of individual lives, formation of future church and national leaders, and transformation of Ugandan society. STRATEGY Ten classrooms, an office, and a pit latrine need to be constructed before the school in Bwaise can be granted legal status by the government. CAPACITY A gift of $5,000-$6,000 would make it possible to construct one classroom that conforms to government regulations. A sheet of roofing tin costs $7. Each board is $3; each sack of cement, $12.12; each Bible, $4.50; and each textbook, $0.50. (Education)
The Refugee Protection House project is an opportunity to share God's love with some of the most vulnerable people in the world. Southwest Uganda is home to 250,000 refugees, primarily from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which is embroiled in conflict. The protection house will provide a secure place to live for the most vulnerable, at-risk, refugee women in the region. Our goal is to provide a vital, tangible, life-saving option for women whose lives are threatened. Most of all, we want these women to experience the love of Christ by extending His grace, through relief, protection, medical and development assistance.
The ongoing war in the DRC is one of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. Known as the rape capital of the world, soldiers use sexual-violence as weapons of war. Congolese are fleeing by the thousands, seeking refuge in neighboring Uganda. In Southwest Uganda alone, there are a quarter of a million refugees. Unfortunately, while many refugees think they are safe once reaching the refugee settlements in Uganda, some of the most vulnerable women soon find out that the rebels are also in the settlements and they are not safe. We are starting a safe house in cooperation with the UN and Ugandan government to provide protection for the most vulnerable refugee women, women whose lives are in imminent danger. In addition to providing a secure place to live, we will offer psycho-social support, counseling and care from Christian staff. They will stay in the protection house until they are resettled.
Please partner with us! Our initial start-up costs include $50,000 to buy land and build the protection house. And we anticipate a yearly operating budget of about $30,000 to cover security, staff salaries, utilities, food, clothes, and medical care for refugees. It is amazing what God can do through the generosity of His people.
The Uganda Wells special project will provide funds to dig 40 wells in Northern Uganda, providing clean water for over 4,000 people. PROBLEM After over 20 years of war, the people must have a source of clean water in order to return to their villages. VISION The project will advance the WorldVenture objective of demonstrating compassion. CAPACITY One 30-foot well is $600; pump and pipes are $400, while sand, cement and labor costs $200. (Science & Medicine)
Funds from this project will be used to purchase building supplies for homes. PROBLEM Teachers at the Bible school only earn around $18 per month. They sacrifice because they see the importance of training pastors for Baptist churches in rural Uganda. VISION The homes will be a great encouragement for the faculty of a Bible college who sacrifice to teach and train students to serve as pastors in rural areas of Uganda. STRATEGY This project will help raise $2,000 for each teacher to purchase brick, concrete, wood and iron sheets needed to construct a moderate home. They and their families will provide the labor to build the houses themselves. We would like to start with three teachers who have been with the school for over seven years. CAPACITY Iron sheets for one roof cost $600. Materials for an entire house cost $2,000. (Education)
Water is life. This project will provide access to water that is much needed at the Western Uganda Baptist Theological College. Students and staff at the college raise their own crops for food. Every two years the area experiences a drought that destroys the crops. Funds from this project will be used to build a solar energy-driven irrigation system. The college will also share the water with the nearby community. PROBLEM It would be a huge waste to let this school die for lack of water. They have trained national teachers and run an effective pastoral training program. There is not another Bible school like this in Uganda. VISION If the project works as planned, it will also open up the opportunity to use the Bible school as a place where people could get further training in better agricultural practices. STRATEGY This project has been designed by EMI, an engineering missions group. CAPACITY Teachers at the Bible school only earn around $18 per month. They sacrifice because they see the importance of training pastors for Baptist churches in rural Uganda. (Science & Medicine)
The Celebrate Kids Children's Project is a Ugandan-run children's program working with Baptist churches to bring up the children in the Lord and the church. This project makes it possible for the Celebrate Kids Children's Project to continue and expand in help to all the country's Baptist churches. VISION These children represent the future of Uganda and the church. STRATEGY Celebrate Kids provides materials for Vacation Bible School, Fun Days, choirs, fellowship for children and Christmas and Easter programs. The goal is to spread the program to the entire country. CAPACITY Costs of this project include: --$100 per month for the chairperson --$50 per month for the assistant chairperson --$50 per month to the 16 churches participating (Church)
Create an intensive internship in discipleship for 10 men and 10 women during six months of their nine-month break between high school and further studies. PROBLEM There is a severe lack of moral training, therefore character does not develop along with education, thus there is a lack of integrity. VISION The Uganda field hopes to aid the church, which realizes the tremendous lack of mentorship and discipleship. The church will be strengthened through intentional mentorship, job creation, skill development, and body and soul care. STRATEGY The interns will be mentored in Bible study, life decisions and ministry skills while working in the internship business (carpentry for men and culinary for women). We will locate within Buganda. Joining a business and agricultural project to the internship will provide subsidization of food and cost of internship, have a presence in our community making sense to average people, help students see the sacredness of work and its balance with rest, demonstrate integrity in action, and provide context for life on life discipleship. CAPACITY Phase 1 and 2 (pilot) has $5,000 being raised by a sending church. Phase 3 will include land, classroom, and workshop objectives, needing $95,600. Phase 4 of long-term staff housing and two intern dorms will need $160,000. (Church)
Pastors' Kindle Resource Library is an effort to supply pastors who can read English with a resource library of books relevant to the needs of their ministry. All of these books could be placed on a Kindle, a small electronic reader, and managed in a way that would encourage the pastor to read and grow. PROBLEM In Uganda, most pastors do not have access to any books that would help them in their sermon preparation and ministry. Books are expensive and hard to come by. Libraries are nonexistent or inaccessible by students studying at a Bible college. VISION Imagine a Ugandan pastor with a study library that he can carry with him that weighs ounces and works like a cell phone. STRATEGY Books needed include: study Bibles, word study books about the Bible, commentaries, books on doctrine, theology, the cults, and ethics. There are thousands of books available on the Kindle for pastoral study. CAPACITY A lot of great study books for pastors cost over $30 in print. To send that book to Uganda would cost over $10 in postage. An ESV study Bible costs $27. The price on a Kindle with shipping is $9.99. The cost of shipping eight books is comparable to buying one Kindle electronic reader. The one $10 books can be shared with five readers, making the book now cost $2 per reader. (Education)
This project is for a six-month boarding discipleship school for girls in their S6 vacation time. The objective of this is to help form these girls in their faith, character and leadership. With this, I see this advancing WorldVenture's worldwide objectives: 1. Evangelizing the peoples of the world: through learning about their faith, those that have thought they were saved but not will hear about Him as well as through intentional discipleship. 2. Extending grace: this program will be offering developmental assistance through Biblical knowledge but also life skills. 3. Equipping leaders: leaders being trained for ministry through non-formal contexts to deepening churches. 4. Encouraging missions movements: as these girls become established and discipled in their faith, they will also be taught how to mentor and disciple. PROBLEM When a group of Ugandan high school girls were asked, "Is Jesus God?" their answers were unanimously, "No." These girls grew up in church and yet didn't know Jesus is God. A similar discipleship program for boys shows how this project could meet the spiritual needs of these girls. VISION The nine-month break between high school and college provides the perfect opportunity to have a focused time to teach the girls how to study the Word of God, be discipled, learn how to disciple as well as learn life skills that will benefit them. STRATEGY Some set up needs will be desks, beds, mattresses, oven, kitchen supplies, furniture, computers, printer/copier, white board, projector, school supplies, textbooks, etc. A giving guide will show what people can give for specific items. CAPACITY Rent for a building may cost $1,000 per month. Since the school will be for six months, we're uncertain if they will let us only rent for that long (and if they do, the rent will be higher) or we will need to rent for the full year. Through talks with another similar discipleship program, the actual cost to run the school is estimated to be $800 per month to cover teachers' pay, food, electricity, water, and medical. For six months, this amounts to $4,800. (Church)
Bringing Healing to Children in Uganda The 1:27 Uganda Initiative is based on the admonition of James 1:27, specifically caring for orphans. The project is designed to provide necessary surgery for orphan children in Uganda. These surgeries might be lifesaving... or they might be life-changing, like a simple surgery (cleft lip or hernia repair) which may improve the chances of a child being adopted. 1:27 gives medical surgeries to those children that are the most marginalized of already marginalized children. Many homeless children die between the ages of 2-4 years old. They suffer with no one to care for them and love them. Most orphanages cannot afford the financial burden of taking on children in need of surgeries. They do not have the staff to travel, to spend days and nights at hospitals, and servicing the post-operative care for sick children. But we can! 1:27 Uganda Initiative gives these children Hope and Help... to be taken in, to be cared for, to be given an education, and to be given a chance at health and wholeness. With corrective surgery, these children can live! We have seen God leading children to us in miraculous ways! And we have not had to turn these children away thanks to the 1:27 Uganda Initiative. Word has gone out through medical clinics and Christian organizations to contact us when medical emergencies and surgery needs arise for the children. The impact is truly immeasurable! And with your help, we are helping the fatherless, the orphan, even as James 1:27 reminds us! 1:27 Uganda Initiative has changed the lives of some of the most needy children. Best of all, while some children have been reunited with their existing families, others have found new parents through foster care and adoption! The medical support you help us provide not only improves lives, it saves lives! We appreciate every gift you give to 1:27 Uganda Initiatives. You aren't just giving to the children, you are giving to Jesus Christ who loves children! No matter the size of the gift, it is the heart of each giver for whom we are most grateful. Thank you for your kind hearts!
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Acacia International School (AIS) currently operates from two small and rented campuses in Kampala. This project is to assist the ministry and mission of AIS in purchasing land for a permanent site for the school.
WorldVenture has partnered with Kiev Theological Seminary (KTS) since its inception in 1996 to train leaders in Ukraine. PROBLEM Ukraine remains a land of hundreds of empty pulpits and thousands of villages without an evangelical church. The Lord has given KTS vast vision and ample opportunities, both of which dwarf the school's current facilities. The current lack of facilities has resulted in the need to be creative in how they accommodate their students. Currently the library serves as a classroom. Desks line the hallway to the dining room. Everyone dons heavy hats, gloves and jackets to sit in the lecture hall during the winter. VISION Despite the cramped quarters, they express their appreciation for the opportunity to study and better understand the Word, to go home prepared to serve and evangelize. STRATEGY After carefully seeking the Lord's will, the KTS Board of Directors launched a substantial expansion in 2004. Many donors gave sacrificially to kick-start this project. Four years later, despite rampant inflation, workers have completed the skeleton of a five-story, four-tower building. Today, KTS has a unique opportunity to finish one major section of the enclosed building. KTS has been offered a $450,000 matching grant. If this generous offer is met, KTS can complete one tower in the new building. If KTS does not receive $450,000 by December 31, 2008, the school and the Ukrainian church will miss this opportunity. CAPACITY Every dollar up to the $450k upper limit will be match if receive before the deadline. (Education)
This project will help provide money for the Kiev Theological Seminary for the training of a new generation of leaders in the former Soviet Union. VISION The aim of this project is to train church leaders. CAPACITY Project components are: --$20,000 for operations --$5,000 for special student aid --$10,000 for building repair --$5,000 for conferences --$10,000 for educational supplies (Education)
This project seeks to support theological education in the former Soviet Union in support of WorldVenture's objective to equip leaders. It will do so through a number of possible avenues -- direct support of schools and/or organizations supporting theological education; library support; and support of national post-undergraduate degrees or professional certifications. (Education)
Kiev Theological Seminary sponsors students who will become church planters in Ukraine or a missionary to Russia. This project provides the funding for the scholarship given by the seminary. VISION This project addresses our call on us to follow Paul's command to train leaders (2 Tim. 2:2). STRATEGY Kiev Theological Seminary brings in students from the entire Russian-speaking world and has sent graduates as evangelists, church planters and teachers to Ukraine, Russia, Kazhakstan, Moldova, and Belarus, where they are involved in strategic ministries for the advancement of the kingdom. (Education)
This project will help support ministry opportunities to the handicapped who attend Transformation Church in Kiev, Ukraine. Funds will help with remodeling the church for handicapped access, provide for staff needs and special activities. PROBLEM There are many handicapped people in the Kiev area, and many live around the church. Buildings and social care are really not set up for the handicapped, and many handicapped people are not cared for. VISION This project addresses the purposes of showing compassion and multiplying followers of Jesus Christ. STRATEGY The people at our church care about the handicapped and they help in ways they can. But funding is needed to make the present building more usable for wheelchairs and crutches. We need funding for special needs and activities. CAPACITY The money would be roughly split between building remodeling for handicapped access, staff needs, and funds for special activities like services and camps. (Social Sector & Family)
The International Sindhi Partnership has been formed to reach more than 25 million Sindhi people in Pakistan and around the world. An International Sindhi Partnership Consultation convened in Manila in February 2006 with the hope of seeing a church planting movement began among the Sindhis. One of the main goals of this fund is to help underwrite the cost of travel for Sindhi Christians to attend the consultation. PROBLEM Nationals coming from Pakistan and India need help with travel expenses. There are over 20 million Sindhis in India with less than 5,000 believers. WorldVenture has been working in Pakistan for almost 50 years but now other mission agencies and churches are partnering together with the hope of seeing a church planting movement begin among the Sindhis. VISION The input of Sindhi Christians is critical to reaching the goal of seeing Sindhis become followers of Jesus Christ and fruitful reproducing members of his church. CAPACITY Approximately $800 would be enough to send one national to attend the next International Sindhi Partnership Consultation. Approximately $150 would pay the registration fee for one national. (Church)
The Asian Friendship Center maintains a positive, Christian presence in the Forest Gate community of England, where many South Asians reside. Funds will be used for rent, utilities and supplies needed to support outreach programs. PROBLEM Of the more than 30,000 people in this half square mile of area, over 24,000 are South Asians, the majority being Pakistani and other Muslims. There is no other organization or church specifically reaching out to these South Asians. VISION Through the contacts made, it is hoped that many will become followers of Christ and become fruitful members in the new emerging church being planted. STRATEGY The center is currently used for children's programs (vacation Bible school, fun days, help with homework) and adult programs (conversational English classes, music classes, employment forums and special events). CAPACITY Rent for the Asian Friendship Centre building is $1440 per month. The utilities cost $100 per month. Supplies for outreach programs are an additional $50 per month. (Church)
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WorldVenture currently has more than 80 appointees currently in the training and partner development (fundraising) phase! Most are ready and willing to deploy within 12 to 18 months, perhaps sooner if funds were available. We also have many more who hope to be appointed this year and next so they can begin the preparations necessary to to serve around the world for the cause of Christ. One of the biggest obstacles for these faithful workers is funding. The Appointee Launch Fund was established for the purpose of helping these new missionaries reach the field more quickly. At the 2015 WorldVenture Renewal Conference, President Jeff Denlinger noted the urgent need to enable our workers to start their ministries as soon as possible. "How committed are we to seeing them get out?" he asked. "We know what happens when missionaries get out there. Long-term relationships begin, and the gospel gets communicated in ways we could never imagine.” ( Click here to view Jeff's address to the conference! .) When Jesus tells the Church to go to “all nations,” He means what He says: go to every people group and make disciples. There are currently 16,528 people groups in the world and 40.5 percent are still unreached (joshuaproject.net). Will you help us? The gospel is too good, the lost are too important, and our God is too great not to fulfill the Great Commission. Please consider making a meaningful, financial gift to God's work through WorldVenture to get newly appointed missionaries out to the unreached! If you have any questions or want to find out more about how you can make a difference, please contact email Sally Hahn or call 720-283-2000 xt 1100 to reach her directly. We would love the chance to speak to you about this!
I am so thankful for everything God has done this year—and very excited to tell you about some important changes taking place for us in 2017 . . . First, we are relocating our WorldVenture facility to a new, smaller campus. This is a strategic, cost effective move that will ultimately free up additional resources to further our mission of making Christ known among the nations. Second, we will create a dedicated Kids' Zone at this new facility, focused on the training and care of the children of our missionaries. Currently, WorldVenture has 487 adults serving all over the world, but the largest number in our constituency is our missionary kids. Our growing family includes 618 children! When their parents are here training, it is just as important that these missionary kids feel at home and receive ministry and teaching tailored to their needs. As one of our missionaries to Brazil, Kirk Maxwell, father of 3, put it, “My children are missionaries, too. They left their home, their family, their friends, and their church. They learned a new language, a new culture . . . they are a light in their world.” In the past, kids’ programs at WorldVenture have been allocated to whatever spaces were available at the time. But we want to do better for our kids! In the new facility, approximately 20% of the space will be dedicated to the new Kids' Zone. We want to build towards a future by investing in the next generation. Our total budget for the Kids' Zone is $200,000…but we have set a goal to raise half of that — $100,000 — by the end of this year so we can begin renovations. As you plan your year-end giving, I ask you to make a timely investment in our missionaries, their children, and eternity. Your tax-deductible year-end gift today will help us create a space where our youngest members can feel at home, loved, and able to learn about transition, crossing cultures, American life, their identity in Christ, and prepare for their own calling. STRATEGY We will begin the renovations for the Kids' Zone at the end of this year, and plan to have it furnished, equipped and ready for use by April 2017. Our missionary parents are very excited about this new development and opportunity for their children’s lives to be enriched. Kirk Slater, serving with his wife in Uganda and father of 4 shared, “Having a place they can return to helps make WorldVenture home. My boys have known WorldVenture values them. Having a home office that has a place for them gives them roots in the mission.” Will you join us to make this vision for our kids a reality? You will be investing in the futures of children with first-hand experience in reaching the lost for Christ around the world. Your gift of any amount will be greatly appreciated. As a special acknowledgement for this significant expansion, a plaque will be displayed in the new Kids' Zone to honor every person who donates $500 or more toward this project. Ashley White, who serves with her husband and 2 children in Poland through music, youth and children's ministries, knows how vital this Kids' Zone will be to her family. In her words, “Caring for the children of missionaries well is one of the things that sets WorldVenture apart as a mission. WorldVenture has learned that when children are valued, parents are better able to thrive in ministry.” I hope you will be part of this exciting new development and everything that God has in store for us in 2017 and beyond. May your New Year be truly blessed by His presence and peace! - Dr. Jeff Denlinger (Social Sector & Family)
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints (Psalm 116:15 KJV). Honoring your loved one with a special gift to the global, gospel ministry of WorldVenture is a precious act of service. In celebrating one life, you are providing the opportunity to share the good news of eternal life through Jesus to many. We thank you for this precious gift. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God (2 Corinthians 9:12 ESV).
Partnering with evangelical organizations that focus on ministering to and equipping women, such as Thrive (formally Women of the Harvest) and Entrust. Organizations are chosen that will bless, encourage, and strengthen not only WorldVenture missionaries but also those from a wide spectrum of the evangelical missionary community. VISION Thrive and Entrust are two organizations that seek to encourage and equip women living and serving in cross-cultural situations. STRATEGY Thrive is a grassroots ministry that came into being when several women felt led to create an organization that supports and encourages missionary women living and serving in difficult cross-cultural situations. Entrust trains women to effectively train others in transformational bible study. Donations to this project will help fund WorldVenture women who are assisting this organization as volunteer staff at their international retreats and conferences. CAPACITY Transportation costs for one person are $1,200 - $1,500. Room and board for each conference ranges from $1,000 - $2,000. (Church)
The first sessions of the EMERITUS Program (Experienced Missionaries Effectively Repatriating and Integrated in Thoughtful Uplifting Service) were held in January 2012 and were well received. This program was developed under the auspices of the Paraclete Centre. There are three major goals. The first is to help missionaries understand the processes involved in repatriation; this is said to be the most difficult transition a person ever experiences. The second goal is to encourage and assist repatriating missionaries to continue to work in God's kingdom. The third goal is to train people to help repatriating missionaries. PROBLEM In order to accomplish the program's goals, we need to cover transportation, lodging and food costs to meetings both in Littleton and other parts of the country as well as partial scholarships for those whose funds are insufficient to pay for their participation. VISION It is of value to the work of God's kingdom to enable missionaries to continue to minister after repatriating. STRATEGY There will be expatriates who, having served the Lord for years in another country, are returning because of health issues, family matters, lack of support, etc. Providing partial scholarships and training for them will help them to continue serving God in the U.S. CAPACITY Partial scholarships for "returnees" to attend EMERITUS sessions in Littleton: $5,000 Training sessions at headquarters: $5,000 Transportation and lodging for those training people in other areas of the U.S.: $5,000 (Church)
Rope Holders, a ministry of the Paraclete Department, pairs retired missionaries with first-term missionaries in an effort to help transition the missionary to life and ministry in the country they are located in. VISION The hope is that the net effect of the relationship will lead to a more effective and enjoyable first term and therefore more fruitful and glorifying to God. (Church)
We’re excited you’re looking for a place to hang out with other Third Culture Kids and to learn some clues about thriving in the midst of your transition and beyond it. We think this seminar will be a good place for you to do those things.
Here’s some basic information that you’ll want before you fill out the application* . . .
Who’s welcome in the Transit Lounge? Any TCK who is returning to the States or Canada to live and study. The transit lounge is open to those who just graduated from high school. It is also open to those who are returning to North America for all or part of high school. If you don’t fit in either of those categories, but think you have a good reason to attend, contact Sheryl O'Bryan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and explain your reasons.
When is the Transit Lounge open? August 1-7, 2016. Plan to arrive after 2 PM on the 2nd and depart after 3 PM on the 7th. If your schedule can’t accommodate this and you still want to come, please communicate with Sheryl.
Where is the Transit Lounge? WorldVenture in Littleton, CO will host the seminar.
How much does it cost? That depends on when you register. If you register by May 15, the cost is $300. If register between May 16 and June 30, the cost is $350. If you register July 1 or later, the cost is $400. Be thrifty! Register early. The first $100 of your fees will be due upon registration. It is non-refundable. You will receive an email with instructions after initial registration.
What is there to do at the Transit Lounge? Besides hanging out with other TCKs, we’ll take a look at the transition process and what it means for your life. We’ll hear from experts in different fields whose knowledge will help make life outside of the Transit Lounge a bit more informed and a bit more interesting. There will be some worship and some talk of God and to God, but you don’t have to be a Christ follower to be here. We’re also planning time for fun things to
experience in the area. You’ll be expected to participate.
More questions? Contact Sheryl
This project will provide the seed money to start gathering believers and seekers together for meaningful times of worship and instruction. PROBLEM The congregation has recently moved into a rented space that needs significant modifications to function as a church. VISION By contributing to this project, you can assist the growth of a new Venezuelan church. STRATEGY Funds will also be used for workshops and other outreach activities. (Church)
This special project is for the El Puente church, established by WorldVenture missionaries in Caracas, Venezuela. It is a fund that will function as a start-up savings account until the church is able to open its own account in dollars.
This project is an opportunity to partner with a