We pray that through these projects, they will experience God’s love and compassion, as we collaborate with our ministry partners in some parts of Southeast Asia and the Philippines.
“and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. 11 The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”
Isaiah 59: 10-11
SMALL AMOUNT. BIG IMPACT.
$10.00 for 5 New Testament Bibles – What a gift to a high school student, to have her/ his own personal Bible in her / his native tongue – Tagalog! It has the power to transform lives by teaching, correcting, and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). This Bible can be a lifeline to growing in faith. Give a gift that will go to many places and reaching out to families. Imagine the effect if we teach a child to read a Bible? We have reached out to a family. This creates a ripple effect. Your gift of $ 10.00 will provide 5 New Testament Bibles.
$ 10.00 for a Back Pack – many children go to school with plastic or paper bag to bring their school stuff. Buying a Back Pack is not a priority to most families in urban poor communities. Imagine the glow and smiles on the faces of these children when receive their very own back pack. MEANS will help provide for each child a back pack filled with school supplies, like pencil, notebook, crayons, ruler and more; tooth paste, tooth brush, bath soap, face towel, and a New Testament Bible. Your gift will put a smile to a child’s face. Maybe to some, this will be their first backpack. Your gift of $ 10.00 will provide 1 sturdy back pack.
$10.00 for 5 Pairs of Thongs for 5 children – The thongs (Flip-flops) are simple resource for protecting children’s feet from rough terrain, infection, and soil-based diseases. And some soil-based diseases not only cause physical symptoms, but create cognitive impairment too, crippling a child’s long term potential. Many children in the Philippines and other Asian countries grow up barefoot especially in remote barrios. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk. Thongs are less expensive to purchase in the Philippines and other Asian countries but at the same time not a priority to most of the poor communities. Your gift of $ 10.00 will provide 5 Thongs for 5 children in need.
$10.00 to provide Student Assistance Program – We have partnered with an organization* who is managing a very strategic Student Center nearby a College with 90% Muslim student population. The student assistants will help in the computer services. They receive financial help to support their tuition fees, school supplies and other needs. The staff help in small time intervention such as on the job training, friendship, counseling and tutorials while connected with the center. Most of them have been successful after graduation from college. The cost is $25.00 per student per month. * Organization serving in creative access community in the Philippines. Your gift of $10.00 will make an impact in the lives of these student assistants
$10.00 to provide Training Pastors and church Leaders – MEANS is sponsoring some ministry partners in the Philippines to attend Global Leadership Summit (GLS). The annual GLS Philippines aims to encourage & train Christian leaders and pastors to enable them to become more effective in their services to the Lord. Imagine how the leadership experience will impact his/ her and those that they serve. Imagine one person encouraged and challenged by the Leadership Summit. What effect will this have when he/she returns to his/ her community? These leaders will leave a lasting impact on their communities for Christ. Your gift of $ 10.00 will provide training for a church worker or pastor.