At the very core of Indigenous Ministries, our heart beats to establish the Church in limited-access countries through our Global Church Planting Initiative (GCPI). Jesus Christ is our only hope and stability in this world, against the backdrop of the difficulties and challenges people are facing world-wide.
The support of a local, national pastor is most needed as the church plant begins in order that he can be unencumbered as he brings the message of Christ, which in turn brings stability and the hope and love of Christ to very troubled and needy communities.
Earlier in June several exciting developments took place in the Middle East; two in Egypt and two in Iraq:
Our Egypt Child Sponsorship Program for half and full orphans continues to be an overwhelming blessing to families in very needy situations. What an incredible team the Lord has given to us in Egypt who care for these children and their families through the church. These 22 children in our program are truly receiving the care they need and are thriving. All of the children are from a single parent home where the mother is a widow – in most cases the father died from Hepatitis C or other illness.
Weekly the children and families are checked on by the pastoral staff and ministry team and the children are taught Bible lessons and helped to memorize passages of Scripture. They are also given the ability to go to school and receive healthy food that the entire family enjoys. This is made possible by our generous child sponsors. Our goal is to have 50 children sponsored by the end of August.
Scenes from Egypt – These are the faces of some of the children in our sponsorship program and ministry team members who weekly work with the kids. School supplies purchased for the kids. The bags and boxes are dry goods for the family of the sponsored children. Above and right, one of the weekly meetings with the sponsored kids which they LOVE. Some siblings tagged along. . . looking forward to the stories, songs, snacks and some attention.