Networks, Mexico

Networks, MexicoDESCRIPTION: “Networks” is a ministry located at the very north of Chihuahua, Mexico. They work among the Tarahumara people, specifically in fighting human trafficking– protecting vulnerable women and children caught up in prostitution or drugs. Among the Tarahumara they help families to know and grow in Jesus, give them access to education and resources.…

Human Trafficking

Human TraffickingDESCRIPTION: Vulnerable children are often the most likely to be exploited by traffickers. A recent report by the UN states that “in the least developed countries, children often comprise large shares of the detected victims.” In Sub-Saharan Africa and Central America and the Caribbean, a majority of the detected victims are children. These children…

South Sudan

South SudanDESCRIPTION: The nation of South Sudan slid into war again in July 2016 and many ministries serving the poor closed down as over 27 rebel groups sprung up –mainly on ethnic lines, fueling longstanding divisions. As a result of the war there are more than one million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, most of…

Redeemed Nazarene Primary School, Uganda

Redeemed Nazarene Primary School, UgandaDESCRIPTION: Eluzai is a Local Expert working in Uganda with YWAM Redeemed Nazarene Primary School. He and his team run children’s ministries among the South Sudanese refugees in the camps. He writes: “We do this in the Ochea refugee camp with over 200 orphans and in the Ofua refugee camps with…

Tumaini, Tanzania

Tumaini, TanzaniaDESCRIPTION: In the outskirts of Arusha. Tanzania, Tumaini (Hope) children’s program reaches out to needy and vulnerable children who lack food, education, and healthcare. Tumaini provides a secure home for those that live in an unsafe environment, medical care, education and, when needed, support to restore connections with their extended families. They currently have…

Bujumbura Bright Beginning School, Burundi

Bujumbura Bright Beginning School, BurundiDESCRIPTION: In Kabezi, Burundi, the Batwa ethnic group are called the “lost people,” because they live in extreme poverty without adequate food, water, or shelter. Estimates are that two children die each day in these conditions. Bujumbura Bright Beginning School is present in the community to provide free education for the…

Refugees

RefugeesDESCRIPTION: According to the UN, an unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. That equals 20 people who are forcibly displaced every minute. PLEASE PRAY FOR: Nutritious food, clean water, and safe shelter…

Children’s Program, Mozambique

Children’s Program, MozambiqueDESCRIPTION: Lori and Victor are part of a pioneer ministry in Nampula, northern Mozambique. They and their team have received training on working with vulnerable children, and have now started a ministry to children in their neighborhood. They have also run two family Discipleship Training Schools (DTS), with 40 children of staff and…

Undocumented Children

Undocumented ChildrenDESCRIPTION: One in three children under five does not officially exist. This statistic from UNICEF aims to call attention to a “forgotten” problem for many vulnerable families around the world. Children unregistered at birth or without identification documents are often excluded from accessing education, health care and social security. A child without a birth…

Homeless Ministry, Congo

Homeless Ministry, CongoDESCRIPTION: In the city of Bukavu and surrounding villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, people live in severe poverty. There are few roads, and little clean water or electricity. Life is especially hard in the rural areas where violence and abuse of women and children is common. More than 3000 homeless children…