For the month of August and Septemeber, we decided to focus on our backyard and minister to the local community in Northeast Philadelphia. We sent out members of our congregation to go out into the surrounding area and sign up our neighbors for food orders, which we then cooked up and delivered to them. Doing this helps us in two ways – it allows us to raise funds for further ministry endeavors and also to evangelism to those that we are selling the food too.
In July of 2017, we sent a team member to Anápolis, Brazil to assist our sister church that is located there. Our team member mainly worked with reformating the infrastructure, providing spiritual support, and helping with the development of the new church building that we have assisted with in the past. We hope to see them continue to grow in the coming years, and are excited for what is going on in Anápolis.
With the funds that we raised, we were able to send 50 flute recorders to the Remix Music Program run by MORE Haiti. This was a large help for their program, and you can read about their gratitude and thankfulness in the letter that one of their representatives wrote us, which is down below. The recorders will be used to help practice basic music skills and for the ministry to help form a children’s orchestra branch of their program as well.
For the month of June, the goal is to send musical instruments to our contact in Haiti to help with the Remix School, or the School of Impact, that is located there. The School of Impact is a branch of MORE, a ministry based out of Brazil that has a desire to help the suffering church around the world. They have numerous satellite locations in countries from Colombia to Southeast Asia and have various types of programs and ministries for those areas. In Haiti, MORE has community development, small business investment, children’s ministry, medical assistance, and leadership training programs all to aid in meeting various needs that the island nation still has following the 2010 earthquake, all of which are run and operated by local missionaries. The School of Impact that we are funding this month has a goal of teaching the locals music in an effort to share the gospel with them. Donate down below to help this project!
If you are interested in learning more about MORE you can check out their website here.
Additionally, for the next few months, we will be focusing on Haiti as our project center. There is a local orphanage that we are going to be partnering with (separate from MORE) and sending funds over to so that they can get their facility to a much better situation than it is in now. We sent over one of our workers to meet with our contact in Haiti who showed us around the orphanage. We have put together a trailer to show you what the current standing of the orphanage is and the sections of it that we would like to fix.
Eduardo and his family have their visas up for renewal, but they could use some financial assistance in the process. They have already been a large blessing to the community with this school that we have been assisting in the renovation of, and they want nothing more to continue to work and minister in the area. Donate now so that Eduardo can remain in country fulfilling his God-given mission and purpose!
This month’s project is to help our sister church in Anápolis, Goiás, Brazil. They are in the process of building a new sanctuary for their gathering times and we are very excited about it. If you would like to donate to help, the form is down below.
Taty Araujo is a Brazilian women in her early-mid twenties. She has left her home to travel thousands of miles to Thailand, to preach the gospel to the community surrounding the mountain Doi Mae Salong near the Burmese border. She is focusing her efforts on evangelizing young women in the area and also reaching their families. She is operating in close proximity to the city of Chiang Rai, the northernmost large city in Thailand with about 1.1 million people. Her work is important because, with a commercial center close by, the temptation for young women to involve themselves in prostitution is very strong. It is often seen as a viable route for women that are not offered much in education and who have to support their families.
Thailand could be considered the leading nation in the industry of “sex tourism”. In theory, prostitution is illegal but it is not enforced at all by the government, due to the income it produces for the nation. Culturally it is even seen as mildly acceptable; women are naturally viewed as lesser then men, and additionally it is the obligation of the children in Thai society to take care of their parents. This usually ends up being the responsibility of the youngest, unmarried daughter; and prostitution is the best income stream for someone who grew up with little to no education.
Home of Grace is acting to bring young women to Jesus before they get involved in the sex trade, and provide a caring, Christ-centered home for them to live and learn in. Providing food and a room for one girl to stay in the house for a whole month costs $80. Please consider donating to support Home of Grace and their amazing, yet challenging mission.
This month’s goal is to raise support for our Mozambique missionary partner for the purpose of allowing him to continue to work on the property he has – specifically, by building an effective kitchen to cook for the children and surrounding community when he is hosting events, and for his personal needs. He mentions the space that the kitchen will be located in during the video posted here. Please consider donating this month to help Eduardo!