MEANS MISSION PROJECTS for CHRISTMAS 2010
Our focus for this Christmas is to help ministry partners ministering to children at risk in different parts of the globe.
Precious Jewels Ministry (PJM) – PJM is based in San Lazarus Hospital in Manila, Philippines. They minister to poor children and families affected by HIV/ Aids related diseases. Each summer, they host a week family camp for the children and families they are helping. It is a week of fun, learning to love Jesus and just to get away from the reality that some of them are terminally ill because of HIV/AIDS. MEANS would like to put a smile to the children faces who will be attending the family camp. We will give each child a backpack filled with school supplies, like pencil, notebook, crayons, ruler and more; tooth paste, toothbrush, bath soap, face towel, and a New Testament. And of course a pair of Thongs (flip-flop Rubber slippers). Maybe to some, this will be their first and last special gift. href=”http://www.preciousjewels.org/our_work.html”>
Dakila Church (PND) – is located in the slum community of Batasan Hill, Metro Manila, Philippines. Each year about 100 children from the area attend a 2 week vacation bible classes. The teachers not only share the gospel to the children who attend the DBVS but they are also reaching out to their parents. In partnership with Nurses Christian Fellowship in Manila, volunteer nurses will come and teach them about sanitation and cleanliness for 2 days. Your gift will provide a backpack, a pair of Thongs, tooth paste, tooth brush, bath soap, and face towel.
Elpis Ministry – Maesot, Thailand – 4 Filipina missionaries who started Elpis School in Maesot, Thailand, laboring to share the goodness of God’s love and care to about 500 migrant Burmese children. These children are getting free education, free school supplies and free food! They create crafts and sell in the area to help sustain their ministry and to train older children livelihood skills like weaving, baking, sewing and craft.
Red Karen Children’s Camp – we have partnered with New Tribes Mission Filipino missionaries Peter and Ochie Bangcong who work among the Red Karen Tribe in Northwestern Thailand along the border of Cambodia and Thailand. Each summer they sponsor a 2 week bible camp for about 100 children from the Red Karen Tribe.
Read to Grow Projects – An ongoing project in MEANS is the RTG (Read to Grow) project. For this year, we have partnered with Lamp Stand Church in Bacolod City who holds bible study classes in the F.F. Gonzaga School, located in an urban poor community in Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines. We will provide children’s books with Christian values published by OMF Publisher in the Philippines. Our goal is to help establish reading corners in each classroom and give out bibles to each 80 students. Your gift of $25.00 will help purchase 25 titles of children’s books. http://www.meansconnect.org
MEANS thank you for another year of supporting the Lord’s workers in Asia. More lives are impacted for eternity every day as we consider our role in reaching the world for the Lord Jesus. Even though His story began so many years before Christmas Day, we are reminded on a yearly basis about what Christ Jesus did for us on the cross to provide salvation to all. Rejoice!