We believe that the solution to the greatest humanitarian crises of the last century is the Gospel being deeply rooted in, and lived out, through the people of God. Project love is a multimedia (video/web based)local church resource and challenge being developed for believers of all ages. It consists of teaching and testimony videos that demystify a missional lifestyle of evangelism, and at the same time, calls the audience into a 20 day challenge: Partner with God, to sow the good news of Jesus, everyday, for 20 days. The project challenges and equips.
Initially, Project:love will be spread organically though social media. There will be an official start date for project:love (June 1st). Once the 20 days are completed, project:love will continue to be made freely available to the local church as a powerful catalytic resource. We foresee the resource/challenge being accepted by small groups, and youth/young-adult groups long after the initial 20 day challenge is over!
We believe the next great move of God is not going to be thousands and millions gathering around leaders with strong personalities (though there is nothing wrong with that). Rather, the next great awakening is going to be laymen led. We see, on the horizon, the pew sitter lining up on stage at local churches throughout the modern world giving testimony of the power of the Gospel flowing through them in every day life. Through project:love, we believe thousands will be provoked to spread everywhere the fragrance of life (Jesus)!
Seraphim Manor provides domestic violence workshops and seminars to educate our clergy and faith leaders in the most effective way of assisting their congregants in how to extricate themselves from dangerous and abusive situations.
It is imperative that our clergy have proper, Bible-based theology regarding issues that deal with violence and abuse in the Christian family. Too often certain scriptures are use to council victims improperly about the issues of submission and family headship which causes situations of even more abuse.
Seraphim Manor needs sufficient resource materials and supplies to continue our classes to our faith leaders and provide low-cost and/or free educational programs.
Psychosine is the toxic substance that destroys the white matter of the brain in those who suffer from Krabbe leukodystrophy, leading to severe suffering, complete disability, and ultimately death. The University of Rochester is conducting trials into an already FDA-approved drug that shows promising potential for arresting the impact of psychosine on the brain. The implications for treating Krabbe disease are potentially dramatic.
Judson’s Legacy would like to assist in funding a grant that will help continue this important research.
We give life to the children we serve by being The Voice of More for foster children who have been physically, sexually, and emotionally abused and neglected. Children 6 to 12 years old head up to cam in the mountains with us for five days of positive memories. We share God’s plan for their lives and teach them how to build a firm foundation, pray to God, trust God, and follow a Godly plan…with the partnership of the Department of Human Services here in El Paso County in Colorado Springs. Royal Family KIDS’ Camp occurs in 36 states around the country each summer, reaching about five percent of foster children each summer. Here in Colorado Springs, we have a tea party one afternoon for the girls to speak identity, affirmation, and encouragement into them - and treat them royally - and have Camp Grandpa and Grandma pray over them and show them that men can value them just because they’re valuable. We have a Birthday Party for EVERY child in the middle of the week since most have never had a birthday party, tried cake, nor have they been celebrated. We also have a variety/talent show that the kids can sing, dance, whistle, kick dirt…whatever their talent is. We go crazy with applause! Each day is spent with time singing songs, listening to Bible Stories, watching puppet skits and dramas with camp staff, and loads of activity time to swim, ride horses, paint, play basketball, and other activities.
CSM has been hosting a Summer Soccer league and program for 8 years in Chattanooga. We recruit girls and boys from East Chattanooga, East Lake, and Alton Park to play on our soccer teams and take part in health education, team bible studies, and enter mentoring relationships with our Coaches.
We have the opportunity to create a video series with the topics Training Ground uses in its summer program. This would meet the need of additional revenue and impact.
In 2011, Relational Tithe began development on ‘Common Change’ - a web tool to facilitate collaborative giving amongst other groups. The spark has caught and now we are finally launching the platform that helps make this possibility accessible to hundreds and even thousands of people!
In 2005, compelled to action by their faith, a group of friends founded ‘Relational Tithe’, a collaborative giving plan that enabled them to pool resources and meet needs of people they were in relationship with. Fast forward 8 years and it is time to share this little experiment as a workable tool with the rest of the world.
In the years that Relational Tithe was in motion, we were able to touch the lives of over 1000 families and individuals in over 15 countries including Ghana, Cuba, Egypt, Syria, Mexico, Thailand, Japan, South Africa, Brazil, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Israel/Palestine and the United States. Over $500,000 has been given directly to people in need.
Trafficking is hell. 27 million slaves. 1.2 million trafficked each year. Sold for sex. Sold into slavery.
There are great organizations who rescue victims every day…but then what? How does a trafficking victim reintegrate into society?
In Moldova, one of the top exporters of sexually trafficked women, Beginning of Life offers a new chance at life through a specialized restoration home program. Together, we are establishing the Center for Self Defense to teach women how to protect their bodies from sexual violence.
Once operational, the Center will serve trafficking victims and other vulnerable women. Specifically, we will use self-defense training like mixed-martial arts to rebuild confidence, and develop inner strength.
Mostly, we want to make sure these women can literally fight sex trafficking if they have to. To stop sexual violence against their bodies, and to have the confidence in themselves.
Housed in the basement of a church in Chisinau, Moldova, the Center for Self-Defense is a joint project of Children’s HopeChest and Beginning of Life.
Help us stop sex trafficking, and empower women to protect their bodies and fight sexual violence.
By E4 Project
One of our ministry partners in Gabon is Bon Samaritan - a ministry that serves widows and marginalized women. E4 Project has served with this ministry in several ways. We have led training for the women to start businesses in beading, sewing, soap making, baking and agriculture. We have also provided seed money to the ministry so that they can build and provide kiosks for the women, as well as seed money for the women to start their businesses. Since E4 Project started serving alongside Bon Samaritan about two years ago, we have trained over 100 women. We have provided funds for about 8 kiosks that have been built and are now impacting over 70 women and their children by providing income for families who had nothing before finding Bon Samaritan and the Church.
Summit County (CO) has embraced “Project Cargo: Summit to South Africa”, a community effort that will provide a teaching, resource, and orphan intervention care facility that will eventually be moved to South Africa.
Our first initiatives started in December 2013 (securing the seed capital for the project). From May until August people in Summit County will put to work their Time, Talent and Treasure (T3’s) to convert and fill a standard 40’ shipping container that will become the cornerstone container of the 2,000+ sq.ft facility.
The container will be completely transformed with the installation of a fully functional kitchen, bathroom, and bunk-bed bedrooms.
A special mural design painted on the outside will add the final touch before loading the roof structure and resources needed to complete and operate the facility.
Upon arrival a two other containers, already on site, will be remodeled with construction materials shipped inside the Summit County container.
The recipient community secures the materials and labor needed for the foundations and brickwork needed to complete the multi purpose room between the two containers. The entire facility is then cover by a roof structure that is also shipped inside the Summit container.
Participants in Summit County will partner with the local community in October/Novermber 2013 to install the roof structure and the cutting of openings for the installation of windows and doors.
A local couple, Bill and Susan Weibel, from Breckenridge will oversee the various programs in partnership with the recipient community’s leadership, once the facility is completed.
Currently we have a need for an iMac, iPhone 5, and iPad. Our laptop is a MacBook dating from 2006, and has topped out being able to update software and for space.
Because we do not have the current OS, we cannot utilize IMessage, which allows texting from desktop or phone. We do significant text counseling, and to have it all work, it requires the current OS.
This means the iMac / iPhone 5 so we can keep our computer going, increase design options, and add the software that will get us current in design ability and communications. The phone is key so as to respond to text when not at the desk. With this system, the tests sync in real time. Critical in counseling.
The iPad is important for making presentations. All we can do not is hand a printed page and refer to our website.
Agape intends to build and maintain an aquaponics system that allows our ministry to raise high protein Tilapia fish and also deliver nutrient rich effluent water for growing vegetables. We will utilize the fish to enhance the protein component of the meals we serve the boys and girls we care for on our two campuses in Kisumu, Kenya. Additionally, the system will supply most of the vegetables we need to feed over 100 children.
Agape Children’s Ministry began rescuing street children 20 years ago with a simple purpose of sharing God’s love by providing these helpless, hopeless children with food, shelter, medical care, education, and vocational training. In a non-coercive way, we share the life-changing message of the Gospel with them because we know that as they experience His forgiveness in their lives, they can begin to forgive others for what has been done to them.
Agape currently maintains separate boys’ and girls’ campuses in Kisumu as well as a boys’ vocational training center in Matoso, Kenya. It is our plan to construct and operate this initial aquaponics system on the boys’ campus, our largest campus in Kisumu. Based upon its success, we envision developing systems on our other campuses as well.
While we take children off the streets and care for them on our campuses, our goal is to return and reintegrate them back into their families or extended families.