Charity Update Africa and India

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I would like to thank the 2 ladies who gave from their heart, you are appreciated 🙂

image2670Great news has come out of Uganda, Andy has found a job at a garage.. This is an answer to prayer! as he was greatly discouraged, and can now start to establish a better life. Andy has lived on the streets from the age of 14, but was always kind to others, sharing what he had. This touched my heart, and with him and others in mind, I started this charity. Wasike is the man who took Andy in, and cares for other homeless children. I pray one day they will have a good career and not forget his influence of kindness.

 

 

 

She Is Blessed

Surprise welcome for Betty 🙂

Sister Betty is scheduled to return from her mission trip to Sierra Leone. It was also planned to hold a mission outreach in Lofa County, Liberia. The Betty Florence Foundation strives to bring life changing tools to several villages. The ministry is sharing the gospel, providing free education, digging wells, assisting with health care, teaching good hygiene practice, and helping to build places of worship.

If you or someone you know enjoys supporting missionaries who are very frugal, please keep Betty Florence in mind, and in prayer.

 

NewNow on to India! Praveen and the family were very grateful to receive aid this month for food, and needed supplies. I am still working on the clean water project. They draw water from a bore well, and do not have indoor plumbing, so my thought of a reverse osmosis system may not be the answer. I am attempting to raise funds to help them in converting the bore well into clean drinking water. This could save  the cost of  buying water, and scrubbing limescale from their pots 🙂

 

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The grow bags and seeds have really done well. Praveen’s father has enjoyed taking care of the plants, and gathering the reward of his labor 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

India Bibles 4Ministry partners with Pastor Yatham,continue sharing the gospel with those who would like to listen. They hold open air meetings, and many people have said Jesus Christ has changed their life. There are many challenges in India, and people often suffer from depression, and substance abuse. After hearing the gospel, they realize peace can be found. New converts are provided Bibles, and they are in short supply. Please consider supporting the ministry outreach of Pastor Yatham for Bibles.

Thank you for taking the time to read into the lives of my dear friends.

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
~ Mother Teresa~

The gift of clean water

 

 

                       You can help provide clean water to an orphanage in India! 

 

I have read if you vacation in India, don’t drink the water! since even the municipal water should be filtered to be free from contaminates..

The orphanage in India does not have running water.. Most in rural India rely on carrying water from a nearby source, and many suffer from water-borne illness.. Humanitarian groups are involved to help bring clean water to children and family’s in many country’s. I believe this is a wonderful incentive, considering it can improve overall health, and even prevent death.

NewAt the orphanage, they carry water from a bore well that is on the property. This water is used for cleaning and bathing, but can not supply drinking water, for its high levels of TDS, it also produces heavy limescale, and can not be trusted to be free of bacteria.  They are blessed to have a source of water, but they must purchase water for drinking, and cooking.

 

They are all hard-working, and thankful for what they have. I believe having access to clean water would be a blessing to the family.

I am on a quest to raise the funds for a water treatment system. This would allow them to use bore well water making it safe for all household use. After some research I discovered if your water is high in TDS ( total dissolved salts) you need a reverse osmosis system.

If you would like to help this cause, please note that 100% is used for the family.

Please share the need, as it is also giving  🙂  ~ Colossians 3:17 ~

 

 

Uganda Church Attack~ Update

2 Corinthians 4:8-12

It is heartbreaking that mankind carries hatred toward others who are not of their faith. Through threats and violence they aim to convert or destroy churches, stop all forms of sharing the Gospel, and gathering in private homes for prayer meetings.

In January, Katira Church of Eastern Uganda suffered an attack. News Church Attack

After contacting Pastor Moses, he and the congregation is safe, and attempting to rebuild. In the news media, there were false reports as to why the church was attacked by Muslims, during an evening  prayer meeting.  News Link

Pastor Moses Mutasa, and the members are in prayer to receive the funds needed to complete the church repair. Church Trusting To Rebuild

I am thankful for the 25.00 donation I received for Pastor Moses, since my original post. Gathering with others can be great support for people living in country’s of poverty and violence. People of faith find strength in prayer, and enjoy worshiping together.

I received great advice from a fellow blogger, and contacted Voice Of The Martyrs to ask if they could help, but I received no response. It is my hope the church will be restored, and grow.

I am asking if you are a Christian that you pray for their rebuilding and protection. I also ask that if possible you donate to this cause, the estimated cost of church repair is far more than they can afford. I believe God can open hearts and minds to aid them in their effort. Please share with others who enjoy helping church plants, and rebuilding.

Thank you 🙂

 

Free Gift! ~Charity update~

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What will you receive by giving ? 

If you believe in God, He promises to bless you in return, for He loves a cheerful giver.. If you have two coats and give one away, you will have joy.. and less clutter!

Long before I started a charity, my heart was touched by the growing friendship of those I desire to help.. I know there is poverty all around the world, including the United States.. and I am thankful for the charity’s who help them..

At the orphanage in India, Praveene and his family have helped the poor in their village.. and have been blessed in return, not with monetary gain, but with a greater trust in God, and joy that brings good health.. Recently they were blessed to hold a 3 day Gospel event  in their village. They reached over 300 people, this was a great blessing for them, as there are many areas of India that are difficult to hold such gatherings. Vitamins were shared with the elderly and widows to help them gain strength and a better immunity.

I have recently set out to find a farm nearby who could supply milk.. I have learned that they mix ghee with water making a form of butter milk for the children, and they would be happy to receive milk if it was possible. With temperatures of 120 degrees the heat can be unbearable, so I would like to send another fan, considering it would be a help to all who live in the home, and visit for services.

The sewing seeds of love project is still ongoing, I would be happy to send seeds and grow bags for Praveene to give the elderly and widows who attend the church.

Pastor Yatham of India gives Bibles to new Christians, I have been sending 5 Bibles a month, and small gifts of tea, mosquito spray, and oatmeal. If I were rich I would send a truck load! but I live on minimum wage, so for now it is by courier..

Andy of Uganda is still struggling to find a job and there is little I can do for him at this point. I send him links to possible jobs, and give what I can for food each month.. There is a man in Kampala who claims he will send Andy to Dubai for 50.00, but I am unsure if he would be safe.  If you have any job connections to Uganda, please advise..

All I desire to do needs prayer and exposure.. this small private charity, can become greater and help more in need.. There is a profit for me by trying to build this charity.. it is Gods blessing, and the joy of giving.   🙂

If you would like to learn more about the projects and family’s I  aim to help, please visit the main menu.

Thank you for reading and sharing!

 

For the love of Sierra Leone~ Update

 

Our Loved Sister Betty Florence

I eagerly awaited the mission statement from the Betty Florence Foundation..

Betty arrived safely on January,13th and has been busy since her feet touched the ground. At 81 she can still surprise many, she lives among the villagers without modern amenity’s, and this is how she prefers it.

Missionary TrailBetty has been a missionary with Mission For Souls, for many years. Her stories of triumph are mingled with heartache, speaking of how she has a two-fold objective, one is to teach the villagers about Jesus Christ, and to assist the children with education. Betty believes the way out of poverty and crime, is to educate any child who is willing to learn. The school relies on donations to operate, since officials reneged on their agreement to help with the funding. Parents are willing to send their children to the school for free education, and keeping the school open is a blessing to many.

Village To Village By Boat

In March, Betty and her team spent 12 days going down river to Mono Kranko, to evangelize. Betty has walked many dirt roads, and been rowed by boat to reach the villages.There is not a pharmacy on every corner, at best you will find a village witch doctor.. Betty brings an arsenal to her small hut every trip, the power of prayer that heals, and her vitamins. She had an attack of stomach virus after sharing the Gospel in Mono Kranko, by the grace of God, she recovered. Preaching through the sickness,she told all who were willing to listen, that Jesus Christ is the savior for all mankind. Many people responded to the Gospel message, asking the Lord to be their savior. I anxiously await listening to her testimony of how God is moving in West Africa. When a man is brought out of a diabetic coma without doctors or medication, but by prayer, who can deny the power of God ? His love never fails.

Children love BettyIn April, Betty and her team was scheduled to visit Lofa County, Liberia. There are many tasks that need to be done, as the Lord enables.

They are constructing a permanent school building in Gbesseh Village, and working with the villagers to better their lives. No matter where Betty walks, her message is to love one another, help each other to make stone soup.. and to know Jesus, the One who loves us the most. Betty’s mission efforts are under funded, accomplishing as she is able each year. Children are taught, wells are dug, churches are planted, and the Gospel has been shared 🙂

Please pray for Betty Florence, and Mission For Souls, directed by Bishop Virgil Badie Sr. 

If you feel lead to support the Betty Florence Foundation Please send your tax-deductible gift to : B. Florence Foundation; P.O. Box 3100 Statesboro, Georgia 30459. You can also donate here at pennies for dreams if you would like, any donation will be forwarded with your name and address to receive your statement.

Thank you for taking the time to read the good news!

          

Church trusting to rebuild after attack Please share this post..

 

2 Corinthians 4:8-12 KJV

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed;we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken;cast down, but not destroyed;Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus,that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

 

In January, Katira Church of Eastern Uganda suffered an attack. Since that time many have been praying for answers to the whereabouts of  Moses Mutasa, and eight other Christians who were still missing. { Details}  Church Attack

I first learned of Moses Mutasa a few years back through Abba Fathers International Fellowship. Moses distributed the Jesus Came To Heal The Brokenhearted tracts, and called the prayer line to share testimonies. I remember the urgency in his voice to reach souls through the Gospel.

The Lord works in mysterious ways, and Pastor David Kissame of the Iganga Center   agreed to investigate the situation at Katira Church. In his report he stated that he traveled to the Village Katiro, in Budaka District. Local villagers were reluctant to share information, and it took nearly 4 hours to locate Reverend Mus Mukenye, who is head of Katira Church. David was taken to the church were the attack took place that evening. Reverend Mukenye testified that a mob of Muslim men surrounding the church, and as they attempted to lock themselves inside the church, these men removed the metal sheets to gain access inside. Many were beaten, and the woman raped, the attack lasted for hours before any authorities came. Some church members fled for their lives, the rape victims and injured were treated at a near by clinic. After the mayhem, Reverend Mukenye and the church members attempted to locate the missing. It is believed that the missing members, including Moses Mutasa have relocated to another village. All the victims are in need of prayer for physical and emotional healing. Reverend Mukenye encourages his congregation to forgive, and allow the Lord to deal with the assailants.

Katira was left in need of several repairs, as the men destroyed their pews, and vandalized the church. They have made some repairs, but are lacking the finances. In Uganda the greatest share of congregants are poor, and most are unable to tithe more than a few shillings a week. Pastor David has informed me that the estimated cost of repairs, will be over 4,000 dollars. If you feel lead to help this church rebuild, please donate via Pay Pal at my page, and be sure to include “Church” in the memo. I ask that you please pray, and share this need with others.

Materials estimate for Katira Church I was sent.

Iron sheets 170pces @35,000 = 5950000

Ridges 30pieces 10,000 =300,000
Timber 6*2- 2,000 @600 =120,000
4*2- 3800ft@500=1,900,000
4*3- 250ft @600 =150,000
3*2- 2,100ft @500 =1,050,000
nails 6inch6-30kg @6,000 =180,000
Ordinary nails 5inc -19kg @6,000 = 114,000
Ordinary nails 4inch -50kg @ 6,000 =300,000
Ordinary nails 3inch- 10kg @ 600 =60,000
Ordinary nails 1.5inch -10kg @ 7,000 =70 000
Roofing nails- 50kg @7,000 =350,000
Wood preservative -80ltrs @ 4,000 =320,000
Rubber washers -15pcs @ 6,000 = 90000
Hoop iron -6Rolls @ 4000 =240,000
Cariptus -18poles @ 5,000 =90,000
Labour 10% – 2,530,000
Lunch for workers = 500,000
grand total. – 14,614,000 in local currency

The total in US Dollars is 4747
Pastor David Kisaame

 

 

 

 

 

~India Update~ Lives Can Change!

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I always enjoy receiving an update from the Rural Mobil Gospel Mission of India.

There are many who attempt to find peace in their current religion, or by their own means.. What comes to mind, and is proven throughout history.. To know peace is to know Jesus! The testimonies of new believers speaks for itself. I am thankful that they were reached through hearing the Gospel, and were given a Bible to strengthen their journey. In America it is easy to get a Bible, and some have multiple copies.. but in many country’s of the world, they are either forbidden, or new believers can not afford to obtain one. $3.00 can provide a Telugu Bible for those who are in need, and supplies are shorter than demand.. Please consider donating a Bible today, they are sent to Rural Mobil Gospel Mission.

~Testimonies~

Mission Response:

After hearing the Rural Mobil Gospel meeting, Raju decided to accept Jesus as his Savior. He let Christ into his heart and gave Him control of his life. The team taught him how to read the Bible and pray. He is now learning more about God through the discipleship classes. Got Bible

I was living life the way I wanted to, but I started to feel hopeless and depressed. After hearing the Rural Mobil gospel meeting .I realized the way I was living was filled with sorrow. I gave up my ways and decided to follow Jesus. Got Bible

After I heard the Rural Mobil gospel meeting when it was arranged in my village. I gave my life to God and am now a member of a local church. Even though I left my home, I have found hope and peace in Christ. Got Bible

I knew deep in my heart I did not take God seriously. When the Rural Mobil gospel meeting arranged in my town, I heard it that night. I was so moved when Jesus washed His disciple’s feet and told them to go and do this with others. Since I heard the Rural Mobil gospel meeting, I am training the young people in carpentry with love and respect, like Jesus showed his disciples. I want to live as Jesus lived. I attend church regularly and want to lead the people I work with to Jesus. Got Bible

Sometimes we fall away from Jesus and try to control our lives. I fell away from Jesus when life was very difficult. I fell back into temptation. When I heard the Rural Mobil gospel meeting, I was reminded when Jesus was at His lowest, in pain and suffering, He prayed to his Father in heaven for help. Now I feel peace in my life because I have given all my burdens to Jesus who cares for me. Got Bible

I Heard the Rural Mobil gospel meeting, I now understand Jesus loves me and died on the cross for me. I have accepted Christ as my personal Savior and want to follow Him for the rest of my life. I now feel very happy because I am no longer alone. God is with me. Got Bible

Sowing Seeds Of Love

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You can sow seeds of discourse, and reap noxious weeds.. or sow seeds of love and reap a harvest! 

Last year I shared a post about creating ways to supplement the food supply at the India orphanage.. One obstacle they faced was lack of fertile ground to sow into, and this is the case for many in India.

green-my-lifeWith prayer and some searching I found a great alternative. Patio gardens and grow bags, take little space and can produce a great amount of fruit,and vegetables. Last year I sent a Green My Life grow kit to the orphanage, and it was successful. This year I would like to expand the effort, to include the widows with children, and the elderly.

givingFor those who are not familiar with Praveen, he and his wife Kurthi, along with his parents, renovated an old building to open an orphanage. The children are taken in from the streets if they are willing, and given a new hope in life. The home is not government funded, and operates through donation.  Praveen and his father are also pastors, reaching out to local widows, and the elderly. There is no lack of love in that place, I have seen the desire this  family holds for helping the poor. ~  Hebrews 13:6

If possible I plan to send an ample supply of seeds and grow bags to share with those who are able to use them. Keeping in mind, many live in huts and tents.. possibly others with ample room can share their bounty with those who can not grow their own.

Please pray that this project will be successful, please share the project with your friends. If you feel lead to help please donate. Every prayer and penny is appreciated 🙂

Thank you so much

Mary