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Global Impact Venture Experience - Nov 2023
A team of 11 plan to head to the Dominican Republic from Ottawa. The medical team hopes to work alongside a Dominican medical team to serve the surrounding communities in the Vasca area. Several on the team also hope to assist in constructing the roof on the community centre.
Powerful stories from around the globe. Read about life-changing work that tackles physical and spiritual poverty.
As the students from Seje Glory Centre Academy and Yogo Glory Centre Academy reach Class 8 and move on to secondary school, many of them are unable to afford to attend a quality school.
In February of 2020 a parcel of land was located and a commitment made to purchase the land. A dream has taken tiny roots in rich Kenyan soil - a dream for the continuation of the excellent education provided to the current 500+ students as well as to many more students in the future.
Partners will be needed to bring the buildings and the infrastructure up to par. A plan has been laid out for the facility to grow year by year as the students graduate and the need expands.
There is an urgent need to ease the annual variations in an environment where drought and distance from rivers can be mitigated through irrigation. The local chief has donated a plot of land for the project, and there is a well in place that has a verified flow of 7200 Litres/hour (1584 Imp Gal/hour) with a depth of 43 metres (141 feet).
The Chigumukire irrigation project is located on 5.5 acres gifted by the local chief, and is the area on which the Timotheos Foundation will grow crops. These crops will be used first by the Child Care Centre (CCC) with any surplus being sold to offset the operational costs of the farm. This project will also serve as a pilot project for future expansion that will allow the local community to also grow their own crops.
Historically, the village has irrigated through flooding irrigation ditches which necessitates a change in their management of water resources, teaching and monitoring how this project can be implemented. To this end, annual operational costs are important to the success of the project. While there is a significant upfront investment, there will be a reduction in the annual operational costs each year of success, and the expectation is for the project to become self sustainable.
Haiti Bible Mission is dedicated to helping the people of Haiti through discipling emerging leaders, local churches, and educating future leaders of this country. They enjoy seeing their staff catch fire for God and use their gifts for outreach, whether assisting the sick or teaching sports clinics with a focus on prayer and excellence. This relational, grassroots ministry is supported by both individuals and churches throughout the United States who freely provide prayers, financial support, and mission teams of all ages. Haiti Bible Mission has been involved in various community development projects in and around Jeremie to not only address the needs of the most desperate, but also to assist in breaking the cycle of poverty.
Education is notoriously poor in the remote and impoverished regions of Haiti where Lemuel works to make a difference by providing a quality education.
In 2012 Lemuel ministries began construction of the only school in the entire surrounding area. Many children in the community were either not going to school at all or traveling long distances to get at least some education. The 150 children who attend the K-9 school have been utilizing the non-completed school building...until recently, that is.
Recent funding has made it possible for Lemuel to not only complete the Elementary school building but also construct an adjacent Kindergarten to increase their capacity as demand continues to grow in the community!
The primary ministry is Casa Esther, a safe house for teen and pre-teen girls that provides a family setting on the premises of El Refugio. These are young women who have been rescued from situations of violence, abuse, neglect, and/or prostitution/trafficking.
At Casa Esther the desire is to provide a safe, supportive, and loving environment where abandoned and at-risk children and teens are given the opportunity to obtain an education, receive counseling to resolve the pain they have suffered, learn invaluable life skills, and receive biblical training to help each individual grow and develop towards their full potential physically, emotionally, educationally, and spiritually. Case Esther helps them become upstanding citizens who love God and can affect change in their communities!
The goal of the project is to provide the girls with a large classroom upstairs where they can do their homework and tutoring. A conference rooms, a small chapel/counseling room, a physical education room, and offices are also parts of the expansion project. The downstairs area will have a large kitchen divided into two areas so the girls can be taught cooking and baking skills.
Hungry For Life (HFL) and our partner, Everlyne Embenzi, are working with a small orphan home called Shiphrah Centre in Nairobi. Thanks to compassionate and generous Canadians, this little home has been receiving help with student tuition for many years. HFL comes alongside to help with support, monitoring and reporting.
Martha Njeri has a giant generous heart, a lovely smile, infectious laugh and a deep faith. Her home is warm and welcoming, and the children are happy and well looked after. There are upwards of 50 children attached to the home, ranging in age from several months to university. She also cares for mothers with babies who are in transition situations.
She grew up in a very nominal Christian home. She explained the troubles and problems she encountered in her family, in her marriage and on the street; she asked the Lord to speak to her and reveal himself. Her 'test' was that she needed a word from the Lord to not go back to an abusive man who had fathered her children. The Lord spoke through Psalm 57. At that time, she realized she wanted the power of faith and not just the form of it; she wanted the faith and perseverance of Daniel and anyone who knows her, sees that she has found it.
Martha knows what it is like to be a neglected child, to grow up poor and have no food or education. Now that she is an adult and has a strong relationship with the Lord she wanted to find a place in her community. She felt led to help children who were in situations like those in which she had been living. At first Martha only looked after children when they were on the street, providing them with food and love, but she began to see that the next day they would bein the same place with the same problems; in 2006 she began to take them into her home.
Shiphrah is a midwife in the book of Exodus who refused to follow Pharaoh's genocidal instructions; it is said that Shiphrah is one of the earliest, and in some ways the most powerful example of resistance to an evil regime. Shiphrah is an appropriate name for this home, just as Martha is a powerful example of love and resistance to the status quo of child neglect in her community. She has earned a strong reputation in the community and with government workers, doctors, police officers and others. The home has a board of community members that are passionate about caring for her and the children and helping her in her work.
Martha feels so accomplished when she helps her children. Her heart's desire is to see them succeed - to know God and to be caring and loving adults in their communities. She also sees the limitations of her work; her dream is to one day train others to care for more children so that all children in Kenya will have a safe and loving home in which to grow strong.
In October of 2014 the Voice of Hope group (VOH) made their first visit to Kakamega. During their time in Kenya they met some beautiful women who, because they are widows, are trying to make a life for themselves and their children without the protection or income that a husband provides. Since that first visit, the team has invested in capital projects (improving homes and living conditions), and in food hampers, tuition, agriculture training and access to business training and microfinance loans for a very grateful group of families.
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