Current and Ongoing Projects
We always have ongoing projects to help with physical and spiritual needs. Below we have listed all of our current projects and any urgent needs at this time. If you are interested in making a difference by being a part of a project listed below, please fill out our form at the bottom of this page or click here to make a donation.
Plate of Mercy
In January of 2017, a group of nursing students from the U.S. partnered with Hope for Life school in Haiti to perform school physicals for all the children. Repeatedly the children complained of stomach pain, headaches, and fatigue. The teachers confirmed that many of the children did not focus well and often fell asleep in class. A quick poll of each classroom around noon that day revealed that over half of the children had not eaten that day. Many reported that they eat one meal a day in the late afternoon at home, if they eat at all.
It costs about 25 cents per meal, per child, per day to provide enough nutrition to resolve the stomach pain and headaches and allow the child to focus and learn. Studies show that children who are not hungry have better scores in reading and math. They also show that schools that provide a meal have better attendance records.
Plate of Mercy is helping to meet the nutritional needs of approximately 350 children in Haiti. Please consider a donation of any amount to help provide a meal for a child in need.
Click below to make a donation to Plate of Mercy
(select "special project" and note "plate of mercy" in the memo box)
Deaf School Chapel - Burundi, Africa
Donations needed to complete construction on new chapel for the deaf students. Below is a list of the items that need to be completed.
- Window panes
- Finish ceiling
- Septic tank
- Electrical wiring
CLICK BELOW TO DONATE TO THE DEAF SCHOOL CHAPEL
(please note "deaf school chapel" in the comment box)
Allow The Women
Girls in our developing countries often struggle to deal with their menstrual cycle. Disposable products are rarely available and financially unobtainable. The girl may have no choice but to miss school and everything else in her life for five days a month.
We are making reusable menstrual pads to be taken to Nepal and Bangladesh in mid-October, AND a set for every teen girl in our sponsorship program (for all countries).
- Sewing! We need 2000 shields 8000 pads and 1000 drawstring bags. Contact us for patterns!
- Cutting! Use a pattern to cut the pieces then bring (or send) them to our office for someone else to sew
- Donations of materials! We need donations of fabrics (cotton or cotton blends for the bags and flannel and polyurethane laminate for the pads and shields), girls cotton briefs (sizes 10, 12, 14, 16).
Prasansa Children's Home Project
FUNDING NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
Total needed to complete the project: $3000
CLICK BELOW TO MAKE A DONATION
(please note "prasansa project" in the memo box)
Prasansa Home is located in a remote mountain area of Nepal. This area was heavily effected by the 2015 earthquake.
Help a Children's Home
Gifts given directly to a children's home help in the same way as sponsor gifts, often meeting urgent needs of unsponsored children. One-time gifts or regular gifts on any schedule, of any amount, provide stability and blessing for these homes. Donors will receive the same newsletter reports as sponsors.
Annual medical clinics need funding for medicines bought in country and donations of children’s vitamins which need to be carried in from the US. American doctors are also needed to help with this ministry. For more about our Medical Ministry >>
Urgent Need: medical Doctors interested in short term mission trips
Pastor's Training Conferences
We hold regular training conferences for village pastors who have no opportunity or funds to attend a Bible College. The Maranatha Church was built for many purposes, but this was the need that drove the project. Now, groups of 50 or more men can gather for a week long training. They will sleep in the church and food is prepared in a small detached kitchen. We are currently training pastors in four countries: Nepal, Burundi, Nicaragua and Haiti.
Women's Bible Training
Women’s Bible Training conferences are an important ministry which we hold in different partner churches. These are usually for one day only and focused on spiritual topics specifically for women. Now that the Maranatha Church is available, it will be one location among several for these conferences. Funding is needed for food and materials.
Provide income for a widow or a means for a woman evangelist to teach a needed skill while sharing the gospel.
$75-100 provides a sewing machine and start up supplies.
Bicycles are a critical transportation need for reaching the villages.
$75 provides a bicycle for a pastor or evangelist.
This is a church plant that includes a Bible club for children and a widow’s relief program.
Funds provide gifts, candy and a special meal for our children’s homes and children in our sponsorship program
The JESUS Video
Believers and non-believers alike gather enthusiastically to see and hear the story of the life of Jesus. It is a wonderful way to begin ministry in a new place. The gospel is clearly given in their own language. Follow up and discipleship of those who come is always carefully done.
Costs include transportation, petrol, tracts and sometimes food for the gathering. Our partners use this tool regularly in their village work, but your gift will get the message to ONE MORE village where they could not go without help with the expenses. $100 is enough sometimes. Other locations and terrain are more difficult and more costly to reach.
Bibles are provided for each child in our sponsorship program. They are also distributed in the villages during evangelistic outreaches and given to believers in our churches who do not have one.
5 Bibles cost $15 and Bible tracts cost $7 for 100.
Children's Chewable Vitamins
Vitamins are always needed for children who suffer some degree of malnutrition. The vitamins are not available in country.
They must be purchased here and carried in. A gift of any amount is a blessing for this project.
A sponsor gave some seeds that were a mix of flower and vegetable seeds in small individual packets. The people LOVED them. We found that seeds blessed EVERYONE -- children's homes, churches, individual homes we visit and the village evangelism projects. Seeds that provide flowers to enjoy or food for our people are a great blessing. We can use as many as we can get.
Goats, or pigs or chickens can be the start of a project that can bring ongoing support to a family in need.
A goat or a pig costs about $50. The same gift can provide a group of chickens or fish for a fish farming project.
Do you want to be involved?
Please fill out the form below and we will respond as soon as possible!