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6466-911-Kankan Church Movement Media Kickstart

WorldVenture Kankan's 2024-2026 media kickstarter project envisions a two-phase investment in infrastructure, equipment (both new and donated used) and training for social media ministry, video, projection, and sound. This will greatly expand the ministry footprint and reach of ministries out of the Kankan church movement, impacting the making of disciples.
June 12, 2024

6434-907-Blue House (Niebieski Dom)

Blue House operates throughout the country of Poland. Their three main areas of ministry are: Children -Helping young people get involved in ministry. -Organizing Christian camps for children and teenagers. -Leading “Missions Weekends” for youth in partnership with local churches. Families: -Organizing events that strengthen and encourage families to live in accordance with God's Word. -Providing counseling and organizing assistance for those who need it. Orphans: -Organizing camps for children from children's homes. -Searching for families for abandoned children. -Leading regular ministries in children's homes. This special project will be used to support specific ministries of Blue House that are…
April 19, 2024

6417-921-Azamino Chapel – Church Planting Fund

Azamino Chapel (a church plant of Denen Grace Church) began gathering for regular worship in July 2020. Christians from Denen Grace Church along with other area Christians have partnered with Justin & Lindsay Mitchell (commissioned to Japan March 2017) and have since incorporated other area WorldVenture missionaries. In teamwork with local Christians, Azamino Chapel aims to be a church that Loves the Gospel and Lives the Gospel. We love the gospel through Gospel Proclamation to new and mature believers, reminding them of their identity in Christ and empower them unto mission. We love the Gospel through Gospel Invitation to not-yet-Christians…
March 30, 2024

6466-910-Project

A general medical fund that will be used to support a community health ministry in a predominantly Muslim area of West Africa. The fund will be used for medical facilities, equipment, medications, testing, donations for medical care for patients who can't afford it, and other various medical-related expense.
February 27, 2024

6401-911-Tahirin’ala Nature Center

The Tahirin'ala Nature Center is an 8-acre forest in the heart of the city of Mahajanga, on the west coast of Madagascar and is the last remaining canopy forest in the area. Tahirin'ala is legally certified by the Malagasy government as an animal rescue site and serves as a rescue and rehabilitation facility for trafficked lemurs, tortoises, boa constrictors, tenrecs, and more. It is the goal of Tahirin'ala that many of these endemic animals would be relocated back into healthy forests that Red Island Restoration is planting and protecting. In addition, Tahirin'ala serves as a research site for the University…
February 23, 2024

6402-910-New Creation Ministries (NCM)

Since 1992, New Creation Ministries has provided training to Rwandans who are doing ministry in their churches, workplaces and homes. Our aim isn't just to provide our students with knowledge or skills. We want them to be transformed by what they're learning - to become true disciples of Jesus. Check out the video to hear one of NCM's graduates share their testimony! Graduate Testimony: Pascal By 2050, our goal is to have an NCM graduate or student in every sector (ie. county) of Rwanda. It’s not about building NCM’s “kingdom.” It’s about seeing every Rwandan have access to a Gospel-centered,…
February 2, 2024

6431-909-Jette Church

The Jette church special project helps the Communauté Chrétienne de Jette in reimbursing its loan for the purchase of its property. This will free up funds and enable new projects.
December 23, 2023

6439-905

This project seeks to help finance the translation of short top quality videos that explain the Bible and biblical truths such that people increase in their knowledge and understanding of God's word.
November 29, 2023

6422-906-LYNAY Foundation

The mission of the LYNAY Foundation Initiative is to be a catalyst for building bridges of understanding that will span the communication, truth, and freedom barriers so as to enable people to engage in, and be transformed by, mutually beneficial conversations. We envision people of all religious convictions engaging each other in mutually beneficial conversations in which all parties are able to effectively, accurately, and freely make known their most cherished values, beliefs and convictions such that people’s lives will be transformed for the better. This initiative is motivated by the desire to honor God and put into practice His…
November 29, 2023

1600-002-ST Exposure Team Spain 2024

Collect and distribute funds for WorldVenture facilitated short-term exposure team to Spain. Community Center Serve with Global Workers at a local community center located in a neighborhood of North African immigrants from the Rif Berber Group. Cultural Exposure Immerse yourself in the second largest city in the EU which is also home to immigrants from all over the world, particularly from Latin America, North Africa and Central and Eastern Europe. Expert Training Gain the same in-depth training as our Global Workers, sharpening your CQ skills and expand your discipleship and leadership abilities. Cost Estimated cost is $3,250 per person and…
October 3, 2023

1600-001-ST Exposure Team Asia 2024

Collect and distribute funds for WorldVenture facilitated short-term exposure team to Asia. Ministry Exposure Learn about and engage in different types of ministries being used to help people get out of human trafficking, creative ways to reach the unreached Buddhists in urban contexts and to assist the under-resourced. Cultural Exposure Learn about both the beautiful and challenging aspects of these rich cultures and history through visits to cultural sites including the Killing Fields and Angkor Wat. Expert Training Gain the same in-depth training as our Global Workers, sharpening your CQ skills and expand your discipleship and leadership abilities. Cost Estimated…
October 3, 2023

6445-903-Galway

Galway City Baptist Church planted by WorldVenture workers in the early 2000’s is dreaming big! Watch this video! We dream of being able to support our own pastor, and we dream of having our very own permanent facility. As our church begins to intentionally pray for and pursue these dreams, we also want to invite others into this process. Would you please pray with us that we would seek the Lord’s will, being fully content in however He chooses to work in His infinite wisdom? Also, if a house for a future pastor or permanent space for our church is…
August 29, 2023

6417-920-Japan Blossom

To create a place where those with disability can connect and be accepted, appreciated, acknowledged, and their potential for the Kingdom realized.
May 15, 2023

6407-903-Crosslight Church Plant

Crosslight Evangelical Church of Leopoldau is a new church plant in the northern part of Vienna. Launched in the fall of 2021 by WorldVenture missionaries Nate & Bethany Johnson, in partnership with a team of locals, Crosslight seeks to be a light for Jesus in a country where there is little gospel witness and few churches preaching the gospel. Geographically, Crosslight is located in a strategic area that is densely populated, right near a key subway line and where there is no other evangelical church in the surrounding area. In it's early stages, Crosslight will benefit from financial support to…
December 1, 2022

1200-202-#Giving Tuesday

Make your #GivingTuesday count for eternity! Your donation makes a gospel impact on a global scale. Thank you for joining with us in engaging the world for gospel impact.
November 3, 2022

1200-201-Sending & Sustaining

Help WorldVenture SEND and SUSTAIN missionaries throughout the world! Thank you for giving to this global effort to engage the world for gospel impact.
November 3, 2022

6440-905-Good Sam Pakistan Flood Relief

Monsoonal rains for two months in the Sindh Province of Pakistan has caused tremendous flooding resulting in damage to property and crops and multiple medical issues like malaria and typhoid. These funds will be primarily used in the city of Shikarpur to help with relief efforts and rehabilitation of homes and Shikarpur Christian Hospital and restoration of properties.
August 31, 2022

6417-912-T3C (Tokyo Community Care Center)

The WHO foretold that by 2020, depression would be the biggest debilitating health problem in the world--they had no idea--but COVID made it even worse. Depression and its related problem of suicide are at crisis proportions, and Japan has 1/5 of the worlds psychiatric hospital beds. T3C is not just working to provide help for people to avoid depression and recover from depression but also eventually give back through blessing the community or further the Kingdom.
May 23, 2022

6407-902-Vision for Vienna

Refugees come from many different places around the world, often met by a new home ill equipped to handle them. This special project aims to bring immediate relief upon entry for refugees, assist in searching for long term solutions, and to launch a community center. Many of the refugees arriving in Vienna have no money, food, housing, or belongings. All or most of their things have been left behind. The Government has funding for them, but barely enough to buy the necessities life requires. Through contributing to the Special Project, you will be helping in a practical way getting refugees…
May 4, 2022

6440-902-Ukraine Relief Fund

Thank you for making meaningful, sacrificial contributions to WorldVenture's Ukraine Relief Fund. Your gifts are being used to meet the immediate needs of Ukrainian refugees and to provide short-term aid and relief in the war-zone. The Ukraine Relief Fund team has also identified mid-term crisis assistance for ministry partners in Ukraine and is working with Ukrainian ministry leaders to support long-term, strategic goals for rebuilding. We ask for your prayers and financial support as we join our Ukrainian sisters and brothers in grieving, healing, and rebuilding, even as disciple-making continues in Ukraine and surrounding regions. Thank you for joining us…
April 14, 2022

6440-914-Good Sam Ukraine Refugees

This fund is helping to assist refugees until they can return to Ukraine or transition to life in Poland or another country. Currently, some of our WorldVenture global workers are serving at a ministry campus that can provide housing and meals for over 125 people. Almost half of the people here are from a Ukrainian Christian school. So, at this facility, there are many activities for children, which greatly help them during this challenging time. Since we have so many refugees here, there is also a Ukrainian church service on campus for them, as well as many other Gospel-centered events…
February 25, 2022

6448-905-Assistance for Diaspora People

This special project has been created to raise money to help newly arrived refugee families. All funds raised will be used to purchase necessities for families trying to acclimate to a new life in the United States. These families have been through a traumatic journey, and are now faced with paperwork, language and culture classes, not knowing their community and very limited funds.
January 5, 2022

6426-911-Afghan Refugee Relief

Afghan Refugee Relief Before our very eyes and in the midst of chaos and war, thousands of Afghans are being displaced from a place they called home. Words can’t describe what our Afghan neighbors are experiencing. Violence and destruction. Families separated. Jobs lost. Homes and possessions left behind. For many Afghans, their best option will be the difficult life of a refugee trying to rebuild their lives in poverty in foreign countries. For others, the grim reality of resettlement camps. They may escape with their lives, but little else. Our Afghan neighbors are in great need. As the world grapples…
August 30, 2021

6475-902-Mexico Mobilization Project

Mobilization of Latinos - God has called us to make disciples of all nations. More and more Latinos are realizing this call and are being launched out to the ends of the earth, to places that do not have the gospel! We desire to raise up, equip and launch out those very Latinos who feel the call to overseas missions. Our mobilization fund exists to support Latino missionaries who desire fulfill their God given purpose across the world. By giving to this this special fund, you are directly supporting Latino missionaries all across the world.
June 5, 2021

6453-905-Oasis Books and English Language Center

Oasis Books and English Language Resources teaches English as a Second Language to a wide variety of adults in the capital city of a West African Muslim nation. In addition to classroom space, it houses an English language library and bookstore, and conversation practice in a unique "cafe" setting. Oasis seeks to provide transformational development through providing access to English language training, which in turn, promotes economic and social development for the long-term benefit of the people of this country.
September 2, 2020

6477-924-Bali UPG HUB Work

Providing national missionaries with access to the Balinese UPG group and other UPGS in Indonesia possibly. And to provide extra training and coaching to those wanting to work in DMM
September 2, 2020

6486-908-Impacting Asia

To see the Gospel go forth throughout the Asia/Pacific region and for our workers to be relevant and bring transformation in the places they are working.
September 2, 2020

6472-902-Asia Investing in Leadership Dev.

This project provides funds for the leadership development of Asian nationals. This involves helping targeted Afghans who are being mentored by WorldVenture M’s to evacuate. By enabling these leaders to experience, and then demonstrate the love of Christ, the field hopes and expects this project to multiply followers of Jesus Christ.
September 2, 2020

6497-904-Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders is a discipleship program that targets passionate and committed leaders who are already serving, but who have not received adequate training in the areas of biblical studies or basic leadership skills. There are two tracks: 1) A one year internship, which is offered to one leader each year. The intern will be discipled toward developing skills for character, ministry and personal formation; 2) Pastors and churches in Ghana will recommend eight leaders. The participants will commit to spend three weeks per quarter for two years at the Leadership Empowerment Center where they will be trained in core competencies,…
September 2, 2020

6456-905-Nosu Leadership Training

Six Month Leadership Training for Joy Niuniu Jike at YWAM Kona University of the Nations, Crossroads Discipleship Training School. Joy is a very key Nosu worker in the daily "Fireside Chats" brd-cast, home ch leader, SS teacher and evangelism. She is at the center of every area of ministry. This YWAM training will further equip her in her work.
September 2, 2020

6462-964-Literature Production

This project provides funds to workers in Côte d’Ivoire for the production of Christian literature. PROBLEM There is a huge literacy effort in the north that corresponds to please of a population begging to learn to read and write. VISION Producing literacy material, short runs of Bible sections/books and Christian literature for the church association strategically assists their work in leadership development. STRATEGY There is no fund available for the initial cost of printing, but once books are printed and sold, there will be a more-or-less constant flow of cash available for literature production, including Bible texts and other study…
September 2, 2020

6419-904-Shikarpur Christian Hospital

MAKE AN IMPACT! This ongoing project provides funds to help subsidize operating expenses, chiefly charity for needy patients and national salaries, of Shikarpur Christian Hospital. STRATEGY This project also provides money for the purchase of an ultrasound machine, laboratory and other equipment needed to maximize the effectiveness of the hospital. It also funds capital improvements/major repairs such as solarization of the hospital and the building for staff housing. CAPACITY Gifts of any size are welcome. For example, one watt of solar power costs approximately $3.66, meaning a gift of $100 can provide 27 watts of power. Please, give generously and…
September 2, 2020

6440-900-Good Sam General

While much aid has already been provided to Haiti, thousands of Haitian men, women and children have an ongoing need for food, water and medical treatment . It is our prayer to replenish our Good Samaritan Fund so our partners can continue to provide basic supplies as necessary to the Haitians, and have a substantial crisis fund that allows them to respond quickly and in the greatest time of need. The Good Samaritan Fund enables WorldVenture to respond with Christian compassion to the physical and material needs of people, especially in disaster or crisis situations. The funds may also be…
September 2, 2020

6419-936-Pakistan-Sindi Bible Audio

In a country that is largely non-literate, oral forms of communication are necessary, and in many cases, preferred. For many years now those involved in outreach to the majority community have been able to utilize recordings of the New Testament but the recording of the Old Testament was not available. This project will provide recordings of the Old Testament for Sindhi-speakers throughout the world to use as they meditate on the Word, and as they tell the Bible stories to both non-believers and to their own house churches. The recordings will be available on CDs and memory sticks, but more…
September 2, 2020

6403-900-Senegal, Miscellaneous

As a team, we have a variety of ministries with the same goal – to Equip and Encourage Churches in Senegal. This fund will help the entire field. Sometimes, we use this for field-wide ministries. Other times, we will be able to use this fund for a ministry that is struggling. VISION Senegal is 95% Muslim and at most, .1% Evangelical Christian. The Wolof are the dominant people group, and there are only about 100 known believers among them. WorldVenture is related to some 27 churches primarily among the Serere People. STRATEGY This project allows us to assist in many…
September 2, 2020

6403-967-Non-Roman Script Wolof Publications

Only 57% of adults in Senegal are literate in the Roman script. But many parents send their children to Qur'anic schools where they learn to read the Arabic script. Wolof can be written with this Arabic alphabet (Wolofal, or Ajami Wolof). It would be good if we had the funds to publish the Wolof Bible in the Arabic alphabet as well as publishing in the Roman alphabet.
September 2, 2020

6497-910-Construction of JOS and HCC

Hope Community Church (HCC) exists to love Christ, see His kingdom come in Navrongo and the world by loving others and making disciples. We believe this can be achieved by planting a healthy church in Navrongo. A place where many people are immune by Catholicism and African traditional religion. Jeanette Okunyade Special Needs Education Program (JOS) will provide equitable, accessible, high-quality education and continuing training opportunities to people residing in the most impoverished regions in Ghana for children with Special Needs in the Upper East Region of Ghana, West Africa. God has provided for the purchase of the land. Now…
August 18, 2020

6403-914-Church Building and Community Center

WE ARE ALMOST THERE! It has been our long-term goal to plant a church in Dakar that would use national languages (Wolof and Serer languages targeted) and worship in ways relevant to the culture. This directly fulfills WorldVenture’s global priority of establishing healthy, reproducing churches. THIS IS WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE: * December 11, 2022, we held our first church service. * April 2022 our colleague, Jane Powley, opened a community library on the 3rd floor. * February 2022 we were handed the keys to the finished building. * April 29, 2020 we broke ground on the building. *…
May 31, 2020

6480-902-Levanta La Voz

Levanta La Voz is an international ministry dedicated to training faith communities to prevent and respond to sexual harm, both as individuals and as organizations. Our name means "Speak up", and we are doing that by sharing important information about sexual abuse in the 21st century and equipping people and organizations with the tools they need to help those they care for. The CDC estimates that in the United States 1 in 2 women and 1 in 6 men have experienced some sort of sexual abuse before the age of 18. Those figures are averages, and we recognize that in…
May 11, 2020

6443-911-Disciples Church in Tirana

This project will assist in meeting the spiritual and economic needs of members of Disciples Church in Tirana, Albania and to assist the church in meeting the spiritual needs of the community surrounding the church.
May 11, 2020

6250-918-Relief Ministry COVID 19

The spread of COVID-19 doesn't change the priority of the Gospel. But it has caused WorldVenture to become more flexible, to find creative ways to remain effective in engaging the world for gospel impact, and to trust God to cover the unexpected costs and expenses that have resulted. Your gifts to the "Relief Ministry COVID 19" fund will be used where it is needed most across the WorldVenture family that includes hundreds of workers and ministry projects, furthering the Gospel during this most unusual time. Thank you for your sacrifice and your commitment to the worldwide spread of the good…
April 21, 2020

6403-931-Children at Risk

This fund supports compassion outreaches that open hearts to the gospel: pays for medical interventions, especially for street children, pays for education of orphans, helps sustain widows who are rejected by their families, and pays for fuel for a national believer to witness to religious teachers and relatives of the children in a Qur’anic school he has adopted. The fund also supports the construction of a building which will serve as ministry center and Bible depot on the first floor; living space for the national Christian worker and his family on the second floor.
February 28, 2020

6158-930-Ghana S/T Teams

The annual Mission Exposure trips to Ghana, West Africa are being hosted by the WorldVenture Ghana team and the Global Director - Africa. - Seminary students and high school students will be invited to allow them to discover God's heart for the world in new ways and to activate their gifts and talents in a cross-cultural setting. - Medical professionals are invited to give themselves away at no charge in partnership with the Nkwanta District Hospital of the Oti Region. - Bible Teachers and Pastors will be invited to provide seminary education to people who would otherwise have no access…
February 11, 2020

6421-916-Joy House Ministry Center

SUMMARY Almost 6 years ago, the Joy House began as an outreach ministry of The Grace Place in the village of DaKangLang, a rural community that had no church or Gospel outreach. We have seen God work in significant ways, as kids have come to know Jesus. We have outgrown the original Joy House, both in terms of space and ministry versatility, and have moved to the second floor of the Dodd’s recently completed house in the community. This space requires further construction and outfitting in order to be used effectively to meet the needs of this ministry. VISION The…
February 11, 2020

6416-907-Bethesda Hospital Dorcus Fund

Bethesda serves many patients who are the poorest of the poor including children and people with physical handicaps as well as many social outcasts (such as AIDS patients). Donations are given in the name of Jesus and used to subsidize the medical care provided for these patients – being mindful to distribute this aid in such a way that it encourages self-reliance and shared responsibility for health care.
December 23, 2019

6448-902-Global Friends

Global Friends exist to welcome and connect internationals in Memphis by journeying through faith and friendship. Global Friends is a students organization on the University of Memphis campus. This project is for our 2019-2020 school year budget. Money contributed will help assist us in providing services that help international students create friendships and to explore faith. If you would like more information about what this looks like, please visit our website at www.globalfriendsmemphis.com or contact t.hamby@worldventure.net.
December 9, 2019

6477-912-Street Children Ministry

Teaching English through a language center and working with street children will allow me to build relationships where I can share the hope and love of Jesus with those whom the Father calls. Through these relationships, we seek to begin Discovery Bible Studies, which in turn have the potential to begin a Disciple-Making Movement among the unreached and unengaged people groups in the area. There are at least ten tribes that we are targeting to see a gospel movement. The major challenge is overcoming the false teachings of the dominant religion, which is mixed with animistic beliefs.
December 9, 2019

6404-933-Kasese Radio

Agape Radio is a ministry of Baptist churches in Kasese, Uganda. With a projected audience of up to 4 million people in western Uganda and eastern Congo, there is a tremendous potential for outreach and discipleship. Given the very rural nature of the area, radio is an ideal way of reaching not only the many small towns, but the villages and homes that are far off the grid. With local programming planned in both English and Lukonjo, it will provide a unique opportunities to share the Gospel in locally relevant and encouraging ways. Hosted on the grounds of Bwera Baptist…
December 9, 2019

6250-940-MYANMAR the Children of Promise Home

Who are these children? They are children with extreme needs, and without this home, they would not have an opportunity to get education beyond grade school or middle school. Some of these children are true orphans. They have no mother or father. Some of these children only have one parent. Some are children that come from homes of missionary pastors that are working in challenging situations with very little money to support their children. All are needy. We help in three ways: 1. We help with a safe home, good food, and provide loving caretakers. The caretakers are graduates of…
December 9, 2019

1200-300-Mobilization Ministries Event Fund

The Mobilization Ministries Event Fund was created to provide opportunity for those who are considering serving in missions to see WorldVenture up close and personal. Currently the main event supported by these funds is the Discover WorldVenture Weekend, which happens three or four times each year. This weekend event is held at the WorldVenture home office, in The Buker Training Center, so named for the Buker family that served in missions and faithfully recruited scores of new missionaries over the years. Invited guests learn a general overview of the mission, what it is like to apply and serve with WorldVenture,…
December 9, 2019

6466-909-Compassion Needs

This project serves those in great physical need that I encounter in my international work. At times, it will provide shelter for someone with damage to their thatched roof. On almost a daily basis, it provides medication for those with physical ailments from my home stocked pharmacy. For example, I am helping a man pay for the insulin he needs to hold his diabetes in check. Other times it helps kids to be able to go to school who otherwise would not be able to go. Thanks for helping me extend the compassion of Christ in tangible ways to those…
December 9, 2019

6416-915-Bethesda Ministries General Fund

A general fund for emergency needs, and for those donors who are interested to give towards what is currently most urgent in the general Bethesda ministry effort. On The Web * Christianity Today: Long a Tribal Lifeline, Borneo Mission Hospital Now Needs Its Own
December 9, 2019

6416-908-Bethesda Ministries Staff Education

This fund supports higher education costs for carefully selected, qualified mature Indonesian believers who are called to serve long term through their profession as healthcare workers serving the rural poor of Indonesia in the name of Jesus.
December 9, 2019

6462-904-Nyarafolo OT Translation and Scripture Engagement

The Nyarafolo people received the translation of the Nyarafolo New Testament along with the Old Testament Pentateuch and Psalms in July of 2021. Soon afterward, the audio recording of the New Testament was made available. The Nyarafolo OT Translation and Scripture Engagement project will complete the translation of the remaining Old Testament books while continuing the literacy, literature development and publication, and marketing of the Nyarafolo Scriptures in both printed and audio formats.
December 9, 2019

6422-917-FH Community Center Madrid

The Community Center is located in a neighborhood of North African immigrants from the Rif Berber people group. The purpose of the Community Center is to serve as a hub for the community-based outreach project that Dan and Eva Anderson have been conducting in the neighborhood since 2009. PROBLEM In many of the larger cities of Europe there are neighborhoods that are experiencing a significant influx of immigrants and/or refugees from diverse cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. The emergence of these neighborhoods is creating new and unique challenges on many levels but also a great opportunity to promote Christian community…
December 9, 2019

6440-955-Good Sam Indonesia

A horrific earthquake and tsunami occurred in Donggala, Palu, Central Sulawesi on September 28, 2018. The current death toll is nearly 1,500. The special project will help to provide physical, emotional and spiritual aid to the survivors, working towards expansion of God's kingdom by using Disciple-Making Movement practices. This is one of the unreached and unengaged provinces of Indonesia. We already have crosscultural workers on the ground and have others slated to go into this area. We believe we can be effective in the short-term relief and long-term needs such as job-training, re-allocation of people, and career-training. We will also…
December 9, 2019

1200-500-Public Health Initiatives

“The Poisoning of an American City” (Flint, MI) “1 of 7 Babies Exposed to Zika Has Birth Defects” “Tuberculosis Remains World’s Deadliest Infectious Disease, Says World Health Organization” What do these headlines have in common? They represent public health issues…issues that can’t be solved by treating one person at a time, issues that need to be addressed in a more comprehensive way, often over a long period of time. Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live and work. Public health efforts solve problems to bring long-term, health-related benefit through sustainable changes at…
December 9, 2019

6417-904-Musashi Kosugi Church Start Fund (Kevin & Kaori Laverman)

Kevin and Kaori Laverman; Kawasaki, Japan Musashi Kosugi, a community just south of us in Greater Tokyo, has seen a recent population explosion, but its 120,000 people still lack an evangelical church witness. We want to make a change for eternity in the lives of many Japanese in Musashi Kosugi. As we look at moving into the community, we also want to be strategic about our future housing. We envision 1st floor “store-front” space for outreach ministries and a new church to gather, and living space above for missionary workers (ourselves) and/or staff. This project focuses on a strategic location…
December 9, 2019

6484-915-Beira United Primary School

Beira is a growing trade city in the heart of a developing Mozambique. The church has matured and aged significantly in the last few years, leaving sober minded Christians with no access to an evangelical educational option. Both the foreign Christian community and the local church feel this need and with proper direction, a non-denominational, city-wide effort can be tasked to train up its children. Our goal is to back the Mozambican church as it looks to train its children in the Christian leadership path. We will do this by establishing a bilingual Christian school that trains the hearts and…
December 9, 2019

6450-901-Darien Road

There is an ongoing migration of people from countries all over the 10/40 window through South America all the way up to the United States and Canada. Currently, they y to Brazil or Ecuador and travel by land all the way up through Latin America. The most difficult part of the journey is through the Darien Gap which is a lawless area between Columbia and Panama which is almost completely undeveloped and infested with drug/ people traffickers, armed rebel groups, venomous snakes, treacherous mountain ranges ect. Many are injured, robbed or so worn down that they cannot continue on the…
December 9, 2019

6404-902-Acacia International School Land

Acacia International School (AIS) currently operates from two small and rented campuses in Kampala. This project is to assist the ministry and mission of AIS in purchasing land for a permanent site for the school.
December 9, 2019

6462-901-Dignity for West African Girls

We are envisioning community transformation by changing the lives of women and young girls. We want to train and equip individuals and groups of women to increase their capacity in addressing issues women and young girls face in communities these days. Our vision is to see girls and women find their identity, belonging, and purpose in God. We believe that dignity is God-given and essential to the spiritual, emotional, physical growth, and well-being of girls and women. We come alongside them in a way that impacts every area of their womanhood from their self-image to managing their menstruation is our…
December 9, 2019

6410-908-The New Church in Torcy, France

This project will permit the growing and dynamic new church plant in Torcy, France, to buy and adapt a 260M2 (2,800 sq. ft.) building that would allow it to continue to grow and expand its ministry in the city. They have outgrown their current facilities and, as a result, their ministry impact is being lessened. PROBLEM The New Torcy Church is a growing dynamic young church plant. That is the good news! Today, though, our challenge is that we've outgrown our worship space. Our 860 sq. ft. is just too small for our congregation of 85. As a result we…
December 9, 2019

6403-923-Scriptures to Music

The Wolof translator's daughter is putting her father's translations to African rhythms, doing concerts which break down Muslim prejudices against the Christian scriptures.
December 9, 2019

6432-001-Malawi H2O

Malawi H2O is an effort pioneered by a men's small group from Mission Community Church in Gilbert, Arizona, USA. In early 2017, they began a study on the book titled "Counter Culture" by David Platt. The book challenged them to live simply, help constructively, invest eternally, and give sacrificially - rather than in comfort. This thought process led to the genesis of Malawi H2O where funds would be raised to support the drilling of boreholes in Malawi, Africa. Malawi is in Southern Africa and year after year is in the top 5 poorest countries in the world where clean water…
December 9, 2019

6410-911-Strasbourg Community Center

- To facilitate the integration of marginalized peoples into the fabric and ways of life in their new community. - To create a space to restore the dignity, value, purpose, and competency of the whole person for the benefit of the individual, the family, and the community. - To catalyze the contribution of one's unique identity and culture for the good of society. - To find people of peace in order to help them discover the Gospel, be restored in Christ, and sent on mission to facilitate the multiplication of disciples and churches in the 8 neighborhoods of Strasbourg comprised…
December 9, 2019

6471-905-1for50 Myanmar

There are 2.3 billion children in our world today. Two thirds of them are still waiting to hear about Jesus and become all that God created them to be. We know that seventy percent of Christians pray to receive Christ before the age of 15 and that children are some of the best at reaching their friends with the gospel. What if every child in every community had someone to reach, disciple and empower them to become an influential Kingdom champion? 1for50 is a global grassroots movement that equips local leaders to impact the next generation for Christ. Our mission…
December 9, 2019

6404-936-Hope and Light

Hope Alive! is partnering with Lumi in donating a good quality solar lamp to a Hope Alive! family in exchange for a $40 donation to Hope Alive! If the donor is a Hope Alive! sponsor, the lamp will go to the family of the student sponsored by the donor; otherwise, the lamp will be given to a Hope Alive! family whose sponsor does not respond to this offer.
December 9, 2019

6462-987-CCFF Scholarship Fund

The Christian Center for Girl's Formation scholarship fund is for the vocational school that will equip young women by leading them to a relationship with Jesus. It will also provide them with an occupation that will help them break out of the cycle of poverty.
December 9, 2019

6489-903-Africa Spiritual Life Fund

Celebrate Africa is a periodic gathering of all Africa International Workers intended to provide renewal and intentional recognition of exceptional work done on the continent. VISION Celebrate Africa will celebrate the hard work and dedication of Africa workers and provide tools for them to return to their respective fields affirmed, refreshed and restored. This fund will cover the on the ground costs for the missionaries. STRATEGY WorldVenture Africa International Workers work as Bible Translators, Church Planters, Discipleship Leaders, Leadership Development Workers, Business As Mission Entrepreneurs, Sports Leaders, Refugee Camp Workers, English As a Second Language Helpers and so much More.…
December 9, 2019

6423-921-Mombasa Soccer Program

Currently, all quality fields in Mombasa are privately owned fields that the average team and individual youth cannot afford to use. The goal of this project is to build a quality field that will be available for the community at a very affordable rate. Currently, this does not exist in Mombasa, which is a city with over 1 million people. Large percentages of youth in Mombasa are heading towards drugs and down a negative path. This field will provide a positive place where youth can gather and enjoy sports. This field also gives a platform to share positive messages and…
December 9, 2019

1200-008-Jamison and Kathryne Pals Memorial Fund

The Jamison and Kathryne Pals Memorial Fund will be used to accelerate Appointees in their departure for their missionary assignments. With great sorrow we share that WorldVenture appointees Jamison & Kathryne Pals, along with their three children, three-year-old Ezra, 23-month-old Violet, and 2 ½-month-old Calvin, were killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Sunday, July 31. The Pals were traveling in their van from Minnesota to Colorado to participate in their final training before deploying to serve as missionaries in Japan, when a semitrailer truck in Nebraska struck their van. Their WorldVenture supervisor notes, “Jamison & Kathryne were all about the…
December 9, 2019

6404-935-127 Uganda Initiative

Bringing Healing to Children in Uganda The 1:27 Uganda Initiative is based on the admonition of James 1:27, specifically caring for orphans. The project is designed to provide necessary surgery for orphan children in Uganda. These surgeries might be lifesaving... or they might be life-changing, like a simple surgery (cleft lip or hernia repair) which may improve the chances of a child being adopted. 1:27 gives medical surgeries to those children that are the most marginalized of already marginalized children. Many homeless children die between the ages of 2-4 years old. They suffer with no one to care for them…
December 9, 2019

6462-985-Women’s Bible and Leadership Formation at IBB

PROBLEM Two thirds of our church members are women, and in this culture it is difficult for women to confide in men, even their pastor. We need women better educated in God’s Word and mature in their faith who can teach, disciple, counsel and mentor other women. The IBB is our national church association’s main school for pastoral and leadership training. Most of the wives who are coming with their husbands, don’t yet know how to read and write in their own language or in French. We would like to see the future pastor’s wives better equipped to assist their…
December 9, 2019

6423-920-Bara Bara Boys

We work with street boys on multiple different levels to help them get off the streets and to realize who they are in Christ and how that can affect every area of their lives for the rest of their lives. We do drug and alcohol counseling to help boys stop using and become clean. We have sponsorship programs to help boys get into school and pursue their education. As well as work to help boys that are older find jobs and become employed. We also have flats where we house a number of boys and feed them as well. While…
December 9, 2019

6404-903-Ideas Workshop

The Ideas Workshop is a Christian non-profit NGO registered in Uganda. The Ideas Workshop was run as a pilot project in 2013 with two interns. In 2014, the Internship in Discipleship (IiD is now the first level of training) ran with 5 interns. 2015 blasted off with 5 more interns in IiD and the Work-Study Program (WSP) was started for the graduates of Iid. For more information visit the Ideas Workshop website.
December 9, 2019

6422-907-ZECNT Translation

The Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (ZECNT) is uniquely helpful in that it is strategically-packaged conservative scholarship to assist conscientious preachers who are short on time. This project seeks to assist in funding the translation of the entire 20-volume series over the next 10 years (2016-2026). PROBLEM A great majority of pastors in the Spanish-speaking world are often both bi-vocational and limited in scholarly resources and training. VISION To translate the entire ZECNT Series into Spanish and use it as a cornerstone in an ongoing effort to promote, teach and support the growth and quality of scripturally-controlled expositional…
December 9, 2019

6451-910-Leadership Continuing Education

PROBLEM Due to limited funds pastors and church leaders often do not have access to the needed continued professional input to become more productive in their ministries. To alleviate this need funding is sought that will enable pastors and leaders to attend regional Bible schools, conferences, and seminars in order to be better equipped that they might be the leaders that God desires them to be. VISION We desire to see godly leaders well trained in ministry so that they are better equipped to evangelize, make disciples, develop leaders and better lead their churches. STRATEGY With the funding from this…
December 9, 2019

6440-975-Good Sam Nepal Earthquake

On Saturday, April 25, a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 hit the capital city of Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people. Then, on May 12, a second large earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck near Mount Everest, killing more than 40. Although seismologists have been predicting a large earthquake in this region of Asia, rescue and emergency efforts were chaotic. Information and Broadcasting Minister Minendra Rijal told Indian television, "Our country is in a moment of crisis and we will require tremendous support and aid." PROBLEM Churches and faith communities are among those affected by the earthquake.…
December 9, 2019

6490-902-Lumi

WE MAKE POWER AFFORDABLE. US engineering and solar technology marries years of Eastern Africa field distribution experience. Our service is pay-as-you-go. Before, most low-income households could never afford the high upfront cost of solar systems. But turn the model into an electric utility just like in developed countries? All of a sudden solar is not only within reach but its saving families money. $200 today is impossible. $2 every week is no problem.
December 9, 2019

1200-004-Appointee Launch Fund

WorldVenture currently has more than 80 appointees currently in the training and partner development (fundraising) phase! Most are ready and willing to deploy within 12 to 18 months, perhaps sooner if funds were available. We also have many more who hope to be appointed this year and next so they can begin the preparations necessary to to serve around the world for the cause of Christ. One of the biggest obstacles for these faithful workers is funding. The Appointee Launch Fund was established for the purpose of helping these new missionaries reach the field more quickly. At the 2015 WorldVenture…
December 9, 2019

6250-913-Hope International School of Myanmar

We are a Christian school that strives to help grow the future through the children in our school. We help with their physical well-being, with food and always with love, kindness, and patience. We provide the best education for children who would not be able to go to school if we were not in the community. Teach all children with hope and integrity. Help each child become learners and problem solvers. The school will serve as a food pantry for families in need. These children that we will be helping will not be required to join in religious worship to…
December 9, 2019

6498-903-ABLE Project

Children In Families (CIF) is a local Christian non-governmental organization in Cambodia which provides family-based care for orphaned and vulnerable children. When possible, CIF provides support to equip and strengthen vulnerable families to prevent family separation, but, in cases where a child has no family or cannot be safely cared for by his/her own family, CIF places children into carefully screened and trained Cambodian foster families. As is the case in many developing nations, Cambodia has for years been overly dependent on orphanages to respond to the needs of vulnerable children. CIF is helping to provide a safer, healthier option…
December 9, 2019

6423-960-T-Ventures Kenya Enterprise Development

Transformational Ventures has the incredible opportunity to partner with Yobel International and offer Entrepreneurial Training to the community around Redeemed Gospel Church in Embakasi, Nairobi, as well as for leaders throughout East Africa. This week-long training will equip and empower Kenyans, Ethiopians and Ugandans to develop or grow small businesses that will help them provide for their families. The cost for each person to attend is $250, and we are looking for financial partners of any amount.
December 9, 2019

6410-904-Chevry-Brie Worship Center

The WorldVenture France team is in the process of advancing the worldwide objective of establishing new churches. We are starting with a church in the Brie region of France, specifically in the town of Chevry-Cossigny, which will serve a larger community including the hub city of Brie-Comte-Robert. They are unable to invite anyone due to lack of space. This new facility would have an immediate impact on attendance, membership, and lives reached by the gospel of Jesus Christ! PROBLEM People are begging to attend this church, but we just cannot open our doors to the general public because we have…
December 9, 2019

6250-969-Children of Promise Building and Training Fund

This project supports Children of Promise to construct a new building. All the children in our school have heard a clear evangelistic message of Jesus and how by faith they can receive Christ as savior and follow him. We tell all who work with us from the church, to the teachers and people in the community, that grace is not only given when you first believed but it is a life-changing grace and that God intends to change them one-by-one from the inside-out and then their community. We have helped establish 10 churches and are working on two more this…
December 9, 2019

6488-902-Church and Leadership Development

This project's goal is to provide biblical growth and physical resources for churches in lesser-developed communities of Southern Africa. PROBLEM Many churches within Southern Africa are under-resourced and do not have the financial ability to offer Bibles and other biblical materials to help their pastor or congregations grow in knowledge and understanding of the Word of God and leadership. VISION These funds will provide resources to pastors and church leaders as well as be used to build appropriate structures to facilitate worship in the local context. STRATEGY The project funds will be used for such needs as biblical resources and…
December 9, 2019

6448-929-Music Ministry Tiner

Music ministry includes evangelistic outreaches, recording CDs to give out during concerts and training, and developing national music ministries. PROBLEM Most of the churches here are small and cannot afford to sponsor an outreach event. VISION By partnering with churches, we can help give them a platform in their community to present the gospel. STRATEGY Music is a great tool, especially in Austria, for presenting the gospel. Through partnering with national churches who help sponsor these concerts, we have some great open doors for musicians to develop their talents. By passing out our CDs during our concerts, people who do…
December 9, 2019

6421-904-Bilingual Community Church Building

The Bilingual Community Church (BCC) was started in 2004 by a WorldVenture missionary family. In 2013, the church moved into a new stage of its growth with the installation of its first elders and the beginning of membership. Regular adult attendance of 350 or more means this church needs a permanent facility. PROBLEM Many that come to this church are seekers, not yet believers, so they cannot be expected to contribute financially to the church. As a result, this church is in need of additional outside help to obtain a permanent facility. VISION This project will encourage donors to fund…
December 9, 2019

6410-903-France Belgium Bible Institute

The goal of this project is to provide a way for those in the U.S. to financially support the Belgian Bible Institute in Brussels, Belgium. The Belgian Bible Institute is the only French-speaking evangelical school for training church leaders in Belgium. It has existed for almost 100 years and is experiencing a time of renewed growth and influence. PROBLEM The school needs funds to help pay faculty. Tuition payment in Belgium is minimal and does not cover the cost. Student scholarships are also needed. Funds are needed to maintain the facilities and maybe one day to buy their own facility.
December 9, 2019

6483-901-Robledo Children

Project Robledo has been established to reach the children and their families in a very poor area of Medellin, Colombia. PROBLEM Colombia has a long history of drugs, guerrilla warfare, paramilitary groups, etc. The children have seen tremendous violence against family and friends at a very young age. As a result, many of them have vowed to seek revenge when they are of age. Children living in poverty often seek to assist or are forced to assist their families by earning income. Many of the children from this area, through the years, have ended up living and working in the…
December 9, 2019

Translation

We are presently working on the NIV Study Bible notes for the N.T. in the Slovene language. Also, a translation of Mere Christianity was released by a Slovene publisher in 1990. However, it contains significant errors and will need to be re-worked. This will be another key book for evangelism.
December 9, 2019

6420-904-Baptist Evan & Church Plant

The Conservative Baptist Association of the Philippines (CBAP) has set an aggressive goal of growing to 2025 churches by the year 2025. CBAP has targeted key cities across the country in which to field church planting teams, and is also challenging every church to train a pastor from their congregation and plant a daughter church every three years. PROBLEM Without foreign assistance, the national church cannot fund this kind of church planting due to the local economy. Most local churches are unable to make any significant contribution to CBAP or fund their own church planters. VISION Establishing healthy reproducing churches…
December 9, 2019

6417-916-Gospel Manga Project (Treasure Hunt)

Help Kids Find the Greatest Treasure of All Of all the world's Christians, only 4% came to Christ after the age of 30. But 83% came to Christ before the age of 14! With a third of our world still completely unreached, one of the most important questions we can ask is: How can we reach more kids? But let’s take that question to another level: How can we mobilize kids to reach kids? How can we not just reach kids with the Gospel... how can we help kids reach other kids with the Gospel? After all, who better to…
December 9, 2019

6460-903-Bangladesh Theological Training Scholarships

We need adequately trained leaders who can meet the needs of the growing body of Christ. PROBLEM We currently only have a few evangelists and our national leader who have theological training. Currently there are more coming to Christ than our evangelists and national pastors can adequately disciple and shepherd. Only one man is "qualified" to baptize, due to a lack of theological training. STRATEGY This in-country opportunity is inexpensive. One training course for the Muslim-background candidate is a two-year program, which incorporates a practicum allowing students to go back to their village after two weeks in class. This is…
December 9, 2019

6430-907-Watson Ministry Travel-Russia

This fund will contribute to travel expenses for facilitating creative and continuing church planting and church leadership development. VISION Missions is about creating and re-creating new paradigms in order to present the unchanging message of salvation through Christ alone. This requires flexibility for all of us: the missionaries on the field and the organizations that support and send them. STRATEGY This includes new ways of considering financing travel and on-going ministry development.
December 9, 2019

Pleasant Valley Community School

This school/orphanage was started by a graduate of the Zambia Bible Training Institute. The Pleasant Valley Community School has about 86 children. More than 70 of the students are street kids who come in for the day, have their way paid to school and get a good meal. The Gospel is taught to the children. The school orphanage tries to pay their school expenses and feed them a noon meal. A second campus for younger children is about one mile away.
December 9, 2019

6425-901-Lusaka Church Planting

A strong local church gives leadership training programs a real boost. Funds from this project will help establish a Bible preaching and teaching church in Lusaka, the capital city with 1 million people.
December 9, 2019

6425-900-Zambia Miscellaneous

When churches have leadership training programs available, the churches have more chances to grow and reach out. This project will provide funds to purchase permanent facilities for the Zambia Bible Training Institute, a church leadership training program involving students from about 15 denominations. PROBLEM The Institute has been renting classrooms in various locations for the past eight years. The current facilities do not meet the Institute's needs for classrooms, offices and study hall space. Library space is also vital for students to have access to the more than 1,800 catalogued books owned by the Institute.
December 9, 2019

6431-905-The Parchment Project

WHAT IS THE PARCHMENT PROJECT? The Parchment Project (TPP) introduced its unique 2-page layout to WorldVenture in 2014. The panoramic view of the text enhances personal engagement with the Scriptures. As a result, reading entire letters on 2 facing pages becomes inviting, rather than overwhelming. The ten longer books of the New Testament benefit from the same layout. Consequently, readers work through these lengthy books in bite-size pieces because their major sections fit on 2-pages or less. In the blink of an eye, readers analyze parts and synthesize the whole with greater agility. • TPP's New Testament Study Bible features:…
December 9, 2019

6443-909-Kenedi Safe Home for Girls

At the most basic level, Albania lacks the social services infrastructure necessary to house and care for girls rescued from abuse. The Korçë Evangelical Church and the Kenedi Foundation saw this need and believed that a Christ centered care home should be opened to provide refuge for these girls. So, in 2004 we opened the Kenedi Safe Home for Girls. Girls who were once sexually abused, beaten and severely neglected are now loved, growing and thriving. They are surrounded by people who want the best for them and who would never hurt them. They are safe. PROBLEM In Albania, national…
December 9, 2019

6403-976-Ajami Serer Publications

Only 57% of the population is literate, and that, in the Roman alphabet. But many parents send their children to Qur'anic schools where they learn to read the Arabic script. The Serer language can be written in both scripts. The churches want to reach the religious leaders in their villages with the scriptures in a script they can read. This project funds the printing of the scriptures translated into Serer and transliterated into Arabic script. It also funds workshops to train the churches in the use of Ajami Serer in their outreach.
December 9, 2019

6497-909-TEACH4NewLife

Recognizing the need for building a strong Christian leadership foundation for the community in which we live and serve, WorldVenture Ghana in partnership with the founders and board of the New Life Preparatory School will endeavor to revamp the school and create an evangelical primary school with a focus on developing in young people the characteristics of Christian leadership. Early childhood educators are expected to visit summer of 2014 to assist in the revamping of the school. Residents of this community who adhere to multiple religious and non-religious faiths outside of Christianity want their children to have the very best…
December 9, 2019

6466-906-The Beachhead Upper Guinea Mission Advance

We want to see all aspects of Upper Guinea transformed by Christ. Less than 0.2% of Upper Guinea’s 2 million people are Christians. The third and fourth largest cities in the country are in this area. This is an area of significant unemployment, corruption, and need. Our vision is to improve the spiritual, economic, intellectual, governance, social – all aspects of Upper Guinea touched in order to grow Christ’s Kingdom. The Beachhead project is 1 mile from the city center of Kankan, which boasts an estimated population of 250,000 people, several universities, a large military camp, and the seat of…
December 9, 2019

6476-906-SlavicWorship

At SlavicWorship, we embrace Jesus’ words: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) Formerly known as "RussiaWorship," our SlavicWorship team members have had moments in their lives over the years where they could have abandoned the calling to share the 'Light of Life'. And now, when the darkness is as deep as we have seen in a long while, there are tremendous challenges. But, the darker the night, the brighter the light shines. The very darkness that threatens to defeat us brings about…
December 9, 2019

6473-907-Mylapore Institution

This project provides funds for the work of a Christian training school in India. Indigenous church groups have a story to tell. Donations will provide for scholarships to promising young scholars who will be trained to preserve and promote indigenous Christianity. PROBLEM Building a credible biblical theological foundation is needed to assist this process which is one of the institute's goals. STRATEGY We have recruited one research fellow and a project coordinator. Additional personnel must be recruited. University links are being created overseas as well as in India. Scholarships are needed for training young scholars with potential. We also invite…
December 9, 2019

6473-908-Ashta Kiran

This project provides financial support to Indian missionaries who are serving with Rays of Hope, a national mission organization in India. VISION The focus of this ministry is to train Christian workers, establish churches in villages that have no church, and uplift the oppressed. STRATEGY Funds will be used for workshops and seminars to train pastors and other ministry workers who entered ministry with little or no training. Donations will also provide seed money to establish self-supporting fund-raising projects to support those involved in the training. Money will also be used for mission projects such as the Child Upliftment Program…
December 9, 2019

6473-910-Asain Christian

This project provides funds for the development of a resource book documenting the history of Christianity in India. The purpose of the work is to provide a record of Christian history in this area of the world. Needs include salaries, equipment, travel, lodging, food, resources and other operational expenses. VISION The values of such a publication are many, including the documentation of the multiple contributions of Christianity in the history, culture, and development of the region. STRATEGY The resource book will have articles, photos, and data on the multi-faceted Christian community in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri…
December 9, 2019

1000-000-Global Mission Fund

When you give to the Global Mission Fund, you are, quite literally, giving to God's global effort through WorldVenture in more than 65 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the South Pacific. God uses your gift to the Global Mission Fund to help make possible the global ministry of hundreds of workers, projects, and initiatives that are engaging the world for gospel impact. Thank you for partnering with us.
December 9, 2019

Underfunded Missionaries

The fund helps us keep worker on the field pressing forward on their ministry when they enter a season of low support. These seasons occur naturally over a careers, and instead of seeing their work interrupted, we can help them bridge this period while God brings other more permanent support.
December 9, 2019

6497-902-Leadership Empowerment Center

The Leadership Equipping Center is the hub for training the next generation pastors and church leaders in the Oti region of Ghana. The Leadership Empowerment Center is comprised of: · Satellite campus for Destiny College of Mission and Biblical Studies · Library/Resource Center - Providing biblical and theological resources for church leaders · Counseling Center – Providing counseling services for the Nkwanta community · Classroom facilities for biblical training, Christian Education and Community Economic Development Training · Bible Translation offices for the Ghana Institute of Languages Literacy and Bible Translation for the Adele Language Project · Multi-purpose hall for facilitation…
December 9, 2019

6497-906-Thrive Ventures Ghana

THRIVE Ventures is a community economic development project designed to both provide opportunities for WorldVenture Ghana to sustain their work apart from funding from the USA and provide opportunities for Christian entrepreneurs to grow healthy businesses that will sustain their families. PROBLEM National health researchers in Ghana have found that children in the Nkwanta District of Ghana, where we serve, receive the lowest levels of protein in the country. This happens because families can't afford to buy meat and because there is no large-scale egg production in the district. VISION THRIVE Ventures will holistically transform Ghanaian communities through building sustainable…
December 9, 2019

6491-900-Global Leaders Team General Fund

Despite what some experts are saying about the U.S. recession being over, the ripple effects of our economic downturn continue to hurt individuals, businesses and ministries like ours. So far in 2010, giving to WorldVenture is lower than last year. Currently, 71% of our missionaries under supported and experiencing an average, annual shortfall of about $________10,142 per year or $845 per month. As you can imagine, this can dramatically affect their lives, the lives of those to whom they minister and the work of God's Kingdom. The truth is that when most missionaries experience a deficit in their support they…
December 9, 2019

6491-905-Global Leadership Davis

This project provides needed funds involved in opening new fields of ministry. VISION The objective is to launch new mission work in partnership with Latin workers. STRATEGY Existing WorldVenture workers will travel to new areas to cast a vision for ministry there. CAPACITY Travel costs to Ecuador are $1,600 per person. Travel costs to Latin Global Leadership Team's annual meeting and ministry project are $1,800 per person. Missions awareness promotions cost $1,000. Other administrative costs and training materials are $600.
December 9, 2019

6491-906-Americas’ Strategic Initiatives

The purpose of this project is to create a source of readily available funds to invest in strategic initiatives that are connected with the Americas Ministries. PROBLEM In light of the under-support that many missionaries live with in the Americas Fields, these funds could help them participate in significant events that they might otherwise be unable to attend. VISION These funds will be used to give upcoming leaders opportunities for growth, advancement, and training. STRATEGY It will provide funds to minister to missionaries in their physical and spiritual needs. Funds could be used for resources that missionaries need (books, DVD,…
December 9, 2019

6491-908-Argentine Missions Venture

WorldVenture's emphasis on partnership in missions is the focus of this project. Argentina is working to send out missionaries. After many years of our work in Argentina, it is important to see the church association have a vision to send missionaries. They have already sent missionaries to Bolivia and now plan to send a couple to Mozambique. PROBLEM The movement of missions south and east is very real. The growing church outside of the West has a strong desire to participate in world missions. However, often these churches do not have the capital to cover some of the higher costs…
December 9, 2019

6489-901-Medical Care in Africa and Asia

A medical relief program to help children crushed by extreme poverty and deeply ill from preventable conditions. Everyday, WorldVenture medical facilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Indonesia and Pakistan see people die from preventable conditions such as malaria, parasites and amoebic dysentery because it is just too late for treatment. Unfortunately, families often don't receive medical care until it comes down to life or death. Jesus healed the sick and dying, and God has continued healing by giving wisdom to mankind to develop technology and medicines. But unless we are able to reach far enough, these healing…
December 9, 2019

6486-905-Asia Pacific Sign Language Development Association

The Deaf of Asia and the Pacific desperately need a Bible in their own language. Since the early 1990s, Japan and Australia have been working on translating the Bible into their Sign Languages (SLs). In 2011, Asia Pacific Sign Language Development Association (APSDA) was born with charter members representing work in 12 countries. APSDA is owned and led by Deaf people themselves. This group has immense potential but little operating funds. Asia-Pacific needs an organization that will connect projects, share expertise, develop translation consultants, inspire new startups, and even send people to start spreading the word where no Deaf churches…
December 9, 2019

6485-902-Mustard Seed Church

These funds will supplement donations made by members of Mustard Seed Church in Loja, Ecuador, and help purchase property and construct the church building. VISION The church is in a strategic location and is expected to serve as the base of operations for the evangelistic work in the province. STRATEGY The church has a strong national leadership and a vision for local and international missions partnerships.
December 9, 2019

6485-905-Leadership Development

This particular project is intended to provide resources for leaders that are involved in church planting. PROBLEM More people would be ready for ministry if they were properly trained and equipped. VISION This project will advance the equipping of leaders who will be able to establish reproducing churches and further the proclamation of the Kingdom. STRATEGY Resources will help leaders to develop and be better equipped for ministry. With this leadership development project, the target area would be more effectively impacted and have more church planting opportunities. CAPACITY Yearly amount will help the group to train a person: $600 Classroom…
December 9, 2019

Internship

This internship provides a community-based learning environment where Mozambican and international interns will live together in community to learn from each other in areas of culture, language, leadership, theological issues and other ministry-related issues. The interns will work together to create a practical missional strategy for the community in which they are living, based on their gifting, passion and the missional commands of the Scriptures.
December 9, 2019

6484-911-Creative Arts Leadership Development

Christian Alliance for Creative Arts (ACAC) is a multi-disciplinary network of Christian artists and others committed to seeing Christian artists in Mozambique ministering in churches and in society with their art and with their lives. Objectives are to support the spiritual and artistic growth of artists and equip them as church leaders; to present Mozambican arts through a Christian perspective, arts that glorify God; to create a network of production, publication, and commercialization of Christian arts in Mozambique; and to serve as the artistic liaison between foreign religious entities (mission agencies) and the national church. Programs will include worship workshops/consultations,…
December 9, 2019

6484-913-Paying It Forward

The idea is to promote discipleship through a foundation that marries cost-of-living expenses for the medical students to spiritual discipleship. The money cycles through four years and after graduation the student pays the money back for the next generation of young doctors. VISION This project will be self-sustaining and has a plan for Mozambican's to take ownership for their own future generation of physicians both spiritually and financially. STRATEGY Graduating students will pay back their educational expenses, thus providing for a new class of students. CAPACITY The annual budget for a student's living expenses is $1,560 per student. With a…
December 9, 2019

6484-914-Club Rickshaws/Finish the Task Force

Club Rickshaws International provides all-inclusive visitor vouchers for short term teams and individual visitors to Mozambique Island and Rickshaws Boutique Hotel ministry site. Finish the Task Force The initiative will enable Rickshaws, over the next 10 years, to prayerfully accomplish: The Church: Contextualized expression of the Body of Christ. Construction/Restoration of Real Estate. Leadership Formation. Mozambique Owned business(equity sharing as an earned benefit over time) Mobilization of African leaders into a life of mission. Rickshaws as an incubator for discipleship and business training. Partnership with local university Universidad Lurio. Laugh of the Center for Business Development(equipping, mobilizing, and launching African…
December 9, 2019

6479-902-Quebec Church Building Fund

As we plant a growing, church-planting, French-speaking church, we are seeking to build or buy a building to be a launching pad for multiple church plants in the region of St-Jérôme, a suburb of Montréal. STRATEGY We give 10% of our budget to church planting and have, as of 2012, been a part of two other daughter churches.
December 9, 2019

6477-903-Mercy Bridge Indonesia

Through Mercy Bridge, lives are being changed both now and for eternity. Working with local Christian leaders in Indonesia, Mercy Bridge provides scholarships for education and hope for families in desperate need. PROBLEM Millions of children have dropped out of school because they cannot afford it. These children are either sent to Muslim pesantrens where they are taught to be fanatics, or they do not attend school. VISION This allows Christians within these difficult regions to bridge the gap between cultures, break the cycle of poverty, and shine the light of Christ into the lives of people who may never…
December 9, 2019

6477-904-International Partners

This project will help support international partners as they work with WorldVenture and assist Indonesia's national association of churches. PROBLEM More people from developing countries are seeking to establish the church in Indonesia, but they struggle to raise the necessary funds from their home churches in economically challenged countries. VISION God is using varied types of partnerships to accomplish His work and to establish His kingdom. Recently we are seeing an increased number of partners ready to work together in Indonesia. More and more international partners are coming forward.
December 9, 2019

6477-907-Church Planting Among UPG

This project provides funds for supporting national workers in Indonesia who are ministering to the 131 mega least-evangelized people groups. The goal is to establish healthy reproducing churches in each people group's mother tongue. Along with funding this project, the team hopes churches will adopt an unreached people group to pray and send short-term teams. PROBLEM Least-evangelized peoples are defined as less than one percent Christian and less than fifty percent evangelized. There is virtually no church to reach these people groups in their own mother tongues. These people groups are extremely resistant. VISION The final goal is to establish…
December 9, 2019

6477-914-Church Planting in Cities/Villages

In the past five years, 35 churches have been established, doubling the number of churches in the area. This project provides funds to church planters in Indonesia by providing resources needed to develop a new church. PROBLEM These church planters generally work in pioneering areas where there are few or no churches from which they can receive support for ministry. VISION This project is about establishing Christ's church among Muslims across the archipelago of Indonesia. The hope and dream is that God will continue to multiply His believers and His church in the next five-year period. STRATEGY Funds will help…
December 9, 2019

6477-916-Seminary Student Aid

Students studying at the Evangelical Theological Seminary of Indonesia are required to establish a church before graduating. It has been an amazing testimony for the school when 100 graduating students have won to the Lord and baptized at least 1,500 individuals. VISION ETSI has become WorldVenture's primary partner in equipping the national church planters and leaders as well as a pool for new recruits. STRATEGY Funds from this project will provide scholarships for students attending this seminary in Indonesia. CAPACITY An undergraduate program plus some living costs is $30 per month for four years. A master's program with final project…
December 9, 2019

6428-903-El Puente Church Fund

This special project is for the El Puente church, established by WorldVenture missionaries in Caracas, Venezuela. It is a fund that will function as a start-up savings account until the church is able to open its own account in dollars. VISION This project is an opportunity to partner with a Venezuelan church to see lives transformed by Christ in Caracas. STRATEGY Since their local currency suffers rapid devaluation, this young church wisely makes periodic donations to this fund, saving up for future expenditures, such as property (land or building), staff, rental costs, ministry materials, etc. It is set up as…
December 9, 2019

6426-907-MEGA II Conference

Missional Educators in a Globalized Age (MEGA) is a professional symposium for WorldVenture missionaries and nationals partnering with WorldVenture. This project will help cover the conferences expenses. Costs may include travel and accommodations, program resource materials and conference follow-up networking. VISION MEGA II will strengthen the Church of Christ, help in making disciples, and encourage theological education to become more missional. STRATEGY Participants work in the areas of church-based training, institution-based education, theological education by extension, missionary preparation education, educational associations and community education. The purpose for the gathering is three-fold. First, the MEGA II conference seeks to expand the…
December 9, 2019

6426-910-EMT Europe

The first position responsibility for an International Ministries Director (IMD) is regional leadership team development. The IMDs are responsible for building and empowering a cohesive regional leadership team multiplying the directors' leadership in overseeing, coaching-in-ministry, caring for, and administrating WorldVenture personnel in the region. The IMDs are also responsible for the budgeting and financial management of the regional leadership team needs. VISION IMD leadership will develop new ministries and fields, and face-to-face time with missionaries will increase member care and strategic planning-implementation coaching. CAPACITY The projected travel expenses for Dave and Sherie Henderson, Tim and Janet Hall, and Terry and…
December 9, 2019

6462-910-BEE Manual Production

The De-centralized Program of Biblical Education for the Evangelical Baptist Churches of Côte d’Ivoire (PEDEBE-CI) is a unique training program entirely written in Cebaara, one of the major Senoufo languages of northern Côte d’Ivoire. More than 400 people have been trained through this program. It has also had a significant impact in the development of leaders for churches. For the average farmer in a village setting, this program permits him to gain a better understanding of the Christian life, the life of the church, and provides him tools necessary for influencing his community for Christ. All this theological training taking…
December 9, 2019

6462-913-IBB Classroom

A donor has agreed to match all donations for this project. Bethel Bible Institute (IBB) is a four-year Bible school whose sole purpose is to train pastors for the church in Côte d’Ivoire and beyond. It is the primary training institute available to over 300 Baptist churches with whom WorldVenture partners with in Côte d’Ivoire. PROBLEM Its capacity to increase in numbers is contingent, however, on the availability of space. Right now we have two classrooms available and desperately need more. The construction of these classrooms is essential to the future of IBB. VISION We feel that there is no…
December 9, 2019

6462-914-Theology Reference Materials

This project puts into the hands of leaders free theological works in French that they could never afford. PROBLEM The cost of the Bible commentary and dictionary we give would each cost a month's salary for the average pastor. VISION A commentary and dictionary helps leaders be doctrinally sound and to feed themselves lifelong with these works. STRATEGY Each church leader will receive for free a one-volume Bible commentary and a one-volume Bible dictionary. CAPACITY A gift of $65 would purchase both the Bible commentary and dictionary if we continue to receive discounted prices from our supplier in Switzerland.
December 9, 2019

6462-915-Church Roof

This project provides money to purchase materials to put roofs on church buildings. Church members typically do the bulk of the work clearing the land, making or buying bricks, building walls, making windows and finishing off the building. The roof tends to cost more than what the church can afford. PROBLEM Because of the high cost of roofing materials and the fact that most of our churches are composed of subsidence farmers raising funds for a church roof can be difficult. VISION Completing the church building encourages the members and more people attend, contributing to the church's growth. STRATEGY This…
December 9, 2019

6462-932-Ferke Hospital Fund

Giving to this project is the perfect opportunity to diversify contributions as the money will help many projects associated with the Ferke hospital in Côte d’Ivoire. This project supplements the cost of construction, education and equipment purchases as needed. Money is dispersed based on the urgency of the request. PROBLEM Essential laboratory equipment and a cash register were bought rapidly one year when those in use could no longer be repaired. This year a new computer and printer had to be purchased rapidly for the pharmacy when it became unreliable. VISION This "slush" fund allows the hospital to respond to…
December 9, 2019

6462-933-Baptist Hospital Compassion

In this time of crisis/post-crisis, the people are really hard hit economically and had trouble purchasing even the basic needs of life. Health care, although necessary, is often ignored until the last minute, which only increases prices for restoring ill health. It is hard to distinguish often times between the truly needy and those who "want something for nothing." PROBLEM People with chronic illnesses are hit the hardest in this time of economic slump--those with diabetes, heart problems, and HIV/AIDS. VISION We would like to be able to help those who really need help through a compassion fund.
December 9, 2019

6462-934-Hospital Education Fund

Renumbered from 6463904 CI/MMT Hospital Education. This project provides the needed funds for national hospital workers in Cote d'Ivoire to receive further medical training. PROBLEM Our desire is to have dedicated African Christian professionals in leadership roles at the hospital. The competition is so severe in the government training programs that the only way of getting those professionals is to send them ourselves and finance their studies. We also have a nursing program based at the Baptist Hospital to provide a quality education for nurses at the LPN/RN level. The 3 year program is taught by our own RN staff,…
December 9, 2019

6462-935-Hospital Medical Equipment

Renumbered from 6463905 CI/MMT Hospital Medical Equipment. The Baptist Mission Hospital seeks to provide the best medical care possible according to its capabilities. Up-to-date and well-maintained equipment is a necessity in meeting this goal. This project provides funds for the purchase of equipment, including an x-ray machine, operating room equipment, and other medical and lab equipment. PROBLEM Equipment for the lab, computer offices, accounting offices, pharmacy, surgery, hospitalization, etc., is constantly in need of repair, maintenance and upkeep. VISION One of the hospital's stated goals is to "provide the best medical care possible according to our capabilities." STRATEGY Occasionally it…
December 9, 2019

6462-937-Community Health Torogo

The medical workers in Côte d’Ivoire wish to help people where they are in their homes and villages through health teaching and counseling. PROBLEM The people of Côte d’Ivoire are in need of good physical health as well as the emotional stability and spiritual well-being God desires for each person. VISION The hope is that through this service opportunities will rise to share the gospel and eventually plant churches among these people. STRATEGY An estimated $10,000 per year is needed to cover the costs of training, supplies, transportation, research and development, and publicity, among other things.
December 9, 2019

6462-940-Ferke Baptist Primary School

The Association of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Côte d’Ivoire (AEBECI) recognizes a need for evangelical primary and secondary schools. The AEBECI seeks to meet the educational needs of the Baptist church community and to be an outreach to non-Christian children and their families. PROBLEM Last year the AEBECI started a primary school with a 1st grade class in the Sunday school classrooms of the Baptist church. They hope to add one class each year. Within two more school years, the school will outgrow its current location and will need to move into a new building. The school currently has more…
December 9, 2019

6462-945-FBH Prof. Subsidy

The Baptist Hospital in Feressedougou provides health services for the general rural population, which cannot support the salaries of medical professionals. A mission hospital is able to function in an independent financial state and be self-sustaining only due to the fact that the salaries of the professional personnel are subsidized through the support packages of the missionary professionals. PROBLEM Since many patients come from very poor circumstances, the hospital cannot charge enough for services to support the professional salaries. VISION One of the goals of WorldVenture workers in Cote d'Ivoire has been to recruit and train national professionals and to…
December 9, 2019

6462-950-CPE Abidjan

The Centre Publication Evangelique, an evangelical publishing house in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, publishes and promotes Christian literature for French-speaking West Africa. This project helps support publishing and literature distribution. PROBLEM In French-speaking West Africa, Christian bookstores are only found in the larger cities, and the number of titles available are limited. VISION The evangelical publishing house provides affordable, excellent and culturally relevant Christian literature for individuals and the growing church. STRATEGY Funds will support this ministry and its outreach into smaller communities.
December 9, 2019

6462-963-Cebaara Bible Prin.

This project funds the printing and final costs associated with publishing the Bible in Cebaara. PROBLEM The translation of the Bible in Cebaara is in production and will need to be printed for distribution. VISION When God speaks to the people in their mother tongue, it is with power and worth the many years of work in Bible translation. STRATEGY The translation is complete, and final proofreading is in process before the typesetting is done. The typesetting and printing will be done by the United Bible Society in Nairobi. CAPACITY Bible printing will amount to $50,000 at the rate of…
December 9, 2019

6462-967-Compassion Fund

This project will provide humanitarian aid for needy families, primarily believers and especially widows and orphans. PROBLEM Following years of political crisis and the military division of the country, the agriculturally-based economy in the North is depressed. Local churches are unable to pay their pastors adequately, let alone assist those in desperate need. VISION This project is a means to demonstrate compassion to the most needy of our world. STRATEGY About half of the funds are intended to help as seed money for micro-enterprises and cooperatives with the goal of providing opportunities to help needy people develop a means of…
December 9, 2019

6462-969-CPE Minibus

The Center for Publication of Evangelical literature (CPE) is working hard to develop grass-roots African Christian writers. In the past, most evangelical literature in the French language has been written by expatriates. PROBLEM Many nationals who may have a powerful message for their people need training and encouragement in writing. Those who are part of the marketing and distribution network need training in their crucial tasks as well. CPE needs a vehicle that will help us fulfill our vision. CPE takes its staff on the road, bringing this training to nationals in the capitals and educational centers of French-speaking West…
December 9, 2019

6462-977-Girls Christian Vocational School

In response to the needs of the church, parents and young women, the Association of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Côte d’Ivoire established the Girls' Christian Vocational School to provide educational training for young women. PROBLEM A pastor said, "'My people die for lack of knowledge.' We don't want our people to perish just for the lack of knowledge. We need to begin this school immediately." VISION The association hopes that every student will graduate with a firm knowledge of the Scriptures, have a direction plotted for their future, be able to teach others, have a marketable skill to support themselves,…
December 9, 2019

6443-906-Kenedi Foundation

The Kennedy Foundation, a legal entity in Albania, serves as the compassion arm of the local evangelical church of Korca. The foundation is run by a board of directors made up of both foreign missionaries and local pastors. It is fully staffed by the church. The Kennedy Foundation supports several ministries including a medical clinic, physical therapy, elderly care, special education and a children's center. The Medical Clinic specializes in in-home wound care, diabetes testing, providing low-cost eye glasses, and other medical needs. Within the clinic, Albanian nurses have been trained to administer physical therapy for stroke patients and physically…
December 9, 2019

6439-908-Youth Prague

The purpose of the project is to help fund strategic youth ministries in Prague, Czech Republic, to Czechs, international third culture kids (TCKs) and missionary kids (MKs). PROBLEM The Czech Republic is the most atheistic country in Europe. Yet after decades of communism and consumerism, the people are spiritually hungry. Children and youth, especially, are open to connecting with the Christian community through activities offered by Youth Prague. VISION Our hope and prayer is that as these ministries grow, many more Czech and international kids will become committed followers of Jesus Christ, helping to advance WorldVenture's first worldwide objective. STRATEGY…
December 9, 2019

6437-908-Camps & Retreats

This project provides funds for camps and retreats in Romania. Young people enjoy attending the events. Funds from this project will be used to conduct a variety of camps and retreats throughout the year. STRATEGY Camps and retreats have proven to be successful in introducing Romanians to Jesus Christ. Often Romanians expect to participate in some sort of Christian camp or retreat during the summer.
December 9, 2019

6437-916-Bible/Literature

Money from this fund goes toward the production and printing of materials and textbooks used in WorldVenture's work in Romania. Distributing Bibles is made possible by these resources as well. PROBLEM Quality Christian literature is not always accessible to the church in Romania. There remains a need for quality Christian literature to be translated and printed for the church. There also is a need to make existing Christian literature available to the church. VISION This project will enable WorldVenture Romania to acquire and produce quality Christian books for the edification and equipping of the church.
December 9, 2019

6437-918-Humanitarian Fund

Prompted by the possibility of natural disasters or similar emergencies in Romania that leave families in great need, it was determined that a special project be created in order to make funds available for such situations. STRATEGY Requirements for usage of the funds are to be similar to WorldVenture's requirement for the Good Samaritan Fund. Once requirements are met, approval for release and distribution of funds would be made at the field level. The second part of this project is to aid families or individuals in need of food, clothing, medication, or other humanitarian-oriented needs.
December 9, 2019

ESL Ministry

Hungary is undergoing many changes in its educational system in an attempt to catch up with Western Europe. Because of this, English has become a valuable skill for Hungarians.
December 9, 2019

Empowering Local Churches

Our Fellowship Baptist Churches are located mainly in semi-rural areas among the least evangelized peoples of Kenya's south coast area. The FBC Association of Pastors has an annual goal of planting at least two new churches in unreached areas. Praise God! They have been meeting their goal. Their strategy includes each pastor training two "Timothys" who in turn would train two more "Timothys" so that there would never be a lack of "Timothys" to do outreach and to tend new church plants.
December 9, 2019

6423-914-NEGST Student School

African leaders from all over the continent come to the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST) for training. These people shape the future. While the cost for a year of courses and housing at NEGST is $4,300, this is out of reach to most Africans. This project will provide scholarship money to students who attend the school. The school would like to provide $25,000 annually.
December 9, 2019

6423-918-NEGST Alumni Church Planting

Funds will provide seed money to assist graduates from school in their church planting efforts in the slums of Nairobi and southern Sudan. Many students come from these areas. After they've completed their studies, return home, hoping to establish the church in their communities.
December 9, 2019

6423-919-NEGST Generation Operation

The money from this project is used to support operation of the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. PROBLEM While local churches support the school and students pay tuition, the income is not enough to cover costs. STRATEGY This project provides an opportunity for the American church to help subsidize the cost of operating the school and ultimately help shape the future of the church in Africa.
December 9, 2019

National Leadership Development Fund

This project will aid those who are willing and eager to be trained for ministry, but do not have the economic means to do so. Funds will help purchase books and other resources for those preparing to lead the church in Spain.
December 9, 2019

La Elipa

La Elipa church has successfully established three churches in 20 years and hopes to begin a new work in the next five years. The church has faithfully trained many leaders who are involved in the pastorate or working toward establishing churches. Funds from this project will greatly encourage La Elipa in their church planting work and provide the necessary funds to support their efforts.
December 9, 2019

Sudan Partnership Pastoral Training

Taking on support for these pastors and committing for four years, we would have 10 pastors trained and working in the areas of Church Planting/Evangelism and Relief Development.
December 9, 2019

6460-901-Church/Primary School Building/Materials

Building some simple church and school structures on donated land in three key areas will provide future bases for foreign missionaries to further proclaim the gospel as God leads. Medical and relief aid could also be ministered to the needy. The Muslim, Hindu, and tribal peoples are responsive to this type of lifestyle, community-minded evangelism. We seek to provide an example of true Christian compassion in various forms through Christian teachers, one of whom is to be the village/suburb CEB pastor. PROBLEM The Bangladeshi people are among the least evangelized, poorest, most densely populated, and yet most hospitable people on…
December 9, 2019

6459-902-Sindhi Partner Travel

The International Sindhi Partnership has been formed to reach more than 25 million Sindhi people in Pakistan and around the world. An International Sindhi Partnership Consultation convened in Manila in February 2006 with the hope of seeing a church planting movement began among the Sindhis. One of the main goals of this fund is to help underwrite the cost of travel for Sindhi Christians to attend the consultation. PROBLEM Nationals coming from Pakistan and India need help with travel expenses. There are over 20 million Sindhis in India with less than 5,000 believers. WorldVenture has been working in Pakistan for…
December 9, 2019

6459-903-Asian Friendship

The Asian Friendship Center maintains a positive, Christian presence in the Forest Gate community of England, where many South Asians reside. Funds will be used for rent, utilities and supplies needed to support outreach programs. PROBLEM Of the more than 30,000 people in this half square mile of area, over 24,000 are South Asians, the majority being Pakistani and other Muslims. There is no other organization or church specifically reaching out to these South Asians. VISION Through the contacts made, it is hoped that many will become followers of Christ and become fruitful members in the new emerging church being…
December 9, 2019

Youth Evangelism

Lithuanian youth have been willing to attend English camps and other fun activities sponsored by the Grace Baptist Church.
December 9, 2019

6454-901-Children of Tahaddi

Tahaddi (“challenge” in Arabic) is a Lebanese NGO established in 2008 to respond transformatively to the challenges of urban poverty in Hay el Gharbeh, southern Beirut. Tahaddi works with families in Hay el Gharbeh who face extreme socioeconomic hardship. Tahaddi operates community-based centers, focused on providing non-formal education, psychosocial support, and health services. In addition, it runs an income-generating sewing workshop. Tahaddi’s programs prioritize vulnerable Lebanese families, including members of the Dom ethnic minority. Tahaddi also works with refugees, victims of conflict and discrimination, migrants, and other stateless populations, irrespective of nationality, religion or social background. The Tahaddi staff is…
December 9, 2019

6454-902-Safe Haven Society

- Safe Haven Society opened its doors in 2007 with Safe Haven Home for Girls, a foster home for abused and disadvantaged girls in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2019, Safe Haven started the transition towards non-residential care, first with an online homework help program for children affected by the Beirut explosion, and then opening the doors of its community center in 2021. Safe Haven currently runs a morning program for children who have never been to school, as well as an afternoon program for children who do attend school but need extra academic support. In addition to educational programs, the children…
December 9, 2019

6434-905-Church Building Fund

This project will provide funds for a new church building in Lubin, Poland. The land is already purchased, so the needs are for the cost of the architectural drawings, the materials, and the labor. PROBLEM Currently we meet in a small storefront building, and we are quickly outgrowing it. Our Sunday morning attendance is averaging around 40, which fills our meeting room. The language school, with 120 students, uses every inch of the building, in addition to an off-site classroom in a nearby building. Since we are a relatively small group, we are requesting your help in erecting this new…
December 9, 2019

6462-908-IBB Professorial Support

Since 1990, Bethel Bible Institute (IBB) has been playing a significant role in the training of Christian laymen, pastors and leaders of the evangelical community in West Africa. The 2007-2008 school year began the 17th year with a student body of 20 full-time students, all of whom intend to serve in churches and outreach in the years to come! PROBLEM Although the continued growth that IBB has been experiencing provides a source of joy, it also provides a significant increase in the expenses associated with the on-going program development, maintenance of the school and facilities, and the recruitment of students…
December 9, 2019

6465-903-Translation of Training Materials for Chinese Ministry

The goal of this project is to make available for Chinese ministry materials which will directly and effectively contribute to the evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development of the native Chinese speaker. VISION The resource material is well-balanced and focuses on the growth of one's character as well as his/her knowledge and skills as a maturing disciple. STRATEGY At this initial stage of the project, the focus in on the translation of materials produced and published by Worldwide Discipleship Association. The material is broken into many different units and each unit is being translated as a unit. A person or church…
December 9, 2019

6462-903-Leadership Develop

The national church leadership is moving ahead with the training of church leaders through the Bethel Bible Institute in Korhogo as well as attempting to continue training through the Senoufo Bible Training by Extension Program. They have instituted, for the first time in many years, a summer training course for pastors, already in leadership, to do continuing education for ministry. PROBLEM There has been a mass exodus of mission personnel, reducing significantly our ability as a mission team to help our Ivoirian brethren train and develop leaders for the future. Churches without well-trained leaders become feeding grounds for the innumerable…
December 9, 2019

6462-906-Bethel Library

This project provides funds for new resources in the Bethel Institute library in Côte d’Ivoire. The resources will help equip students for their future leadership positions in the church. PROBLEM Students studying to be pastors have a tremendous thirst and motivation to study the Word of God. VISION Students can research Biblical subjects that interest them and learn how to do in-depth study, being equipped by finding answers to their questions and challenges to Christianity. STRATEGY This project allows contributions to purchase theological works that stay in Bethel Bible Institute's library. CAPACITY Some library books can be purchased for as…
December 9, 2019

6462-907-Tee Develop

Theological Education by Extension (TEE) is a program designed to give church lay leaders on-the-job training. During the three-year course, lay leaders learn about the Christian family, the life of Christ, Christian doctrine, and how to witness to nonbelievers. PROBLEM Our residential school, Bethel Bible Institute, graduates 10 every other year. The church is growing at such a rate that there will never be enough pastors for all the churches if our Bible school is the only way Christians can be trained for the ministry. VISION Even a small gift goes a long way in helping with salaries, travel expenses…
December 9, 2019

6454-906-Refugees & At-Risk Families

When the war in Syria started in 2011, Lebanon was flooded with families fleeing atrocity, making it the country with the most refugees per capita in the world. After the Revolution, Beirut explosion and the following economic collapse, many Lebanese families also find themselves unable to meet their basic needs. The money raised by this fund supports projects such as monthly food packets, tuition fees for school children, medical expenses, rent support, church activities and more for the most vulnerable.
December 9, 2019

6448-901-MDD for Women by Women

Partnering with evangelical organizations that focus on ministering to and equipping women, such as Thrive (formally Women of the Harvest) and Entrust. Organizations are chosen that will bless, encourage, and strengthen not only WorldVenture missionaries but also those from a wide spectrum of the evangelical missionary community. VISION Thrive and Entrust are two organizations that seek to encourage and equip women living and serving in cross-cultural situations. STRATEGY Thrive is a grassroots ministry that came into being when several women felt led to create an organization that supports and encourages missionary women living and serving in difficult cross-cultural situations. Entrust…
December 9, 2019

6448-908-Emeritus Funding

The first sessions of the EMERITUS Program (Experienced Missionaries Effectively Repatriating and Integrated in Thoughtful Uplifting Service) were held in January 2012 and were well received. This program was developed under the auspices of the Paraclete Centre. There are three major goals. The first is to help missionaries understand the processes involved in repatriation; this is said to be the most difficult transition a person ever experiences. The second goal is to encourage and assist repatriating missionaries to continue to work in God's kingdom. The third goal is to train people to help repatriating missionaries. PROBLEM In order to accomplish…
December 9, 2019

6448-911-Paraclete Ropeholders

Rope Holders, a ministry of the Paraclete Department, pairs retired missionaries with first-term missionaries in an effort to help transition the missionary to life and ministry in the country they are located in. VISION The hope is that the net effect of the relationship will lead to a more effective and enjoyable first term and therefore more fruitful and glorifying to God.
December 9, 2019

6445-901-Discipleship/Leadership

This project will help cover the costs of organizing and hosting conferences focused on developing deeper relationships with national Baptist churches. VISION This will provide opportunities to encourage the development of a church-based leadership training program among national leaders and evangelistic meetings and seminars within the community.
December 9, 2019

6445-902-Manorhamilton

Funds will be used to cover rent and renovation expenses related to facilities used for church worship, and evangelistic and discipleship events.
December 9, 2019

Evangelism Software

Designing and publishing professional looking printed evangelistic and training materials as well as items posted to websites and other electronic publications will greatly assist the outreach of the church.
December 9, 2019

Operation Donetsk New Church

This project will assist in establishing a church in one of the most unchurched regions of Donetsk, Ukraine. It will provide funding necessary to build the first phase of a three-phase building.
December 9, 2019

6433-905-Kiev Theological Seminary

This project will help provide money for the Kiev Theological Seminary for the training of a new generation of leaders in the former Soviet Union. VISION The aim of this project is to train church leaders. CAPACITY Project components are: --$20,000 for operations --$5,000 for special student aid --$10,000 for building repair --$5,000 for conferences --$10,000 for educational supplies
December 9, 2019

6433-907-Theological Edu Support

This project seeks to support theological education in the former Soviet Union in support of WorldVenture's objective to equip leaders. It will do so through a number of possible avenues -- direct support of schools and/or organizations supporting theological education; library support; and support of national post-undergraduate degrees or professional certifications.
December 9, 2019

6433-919-Kiev Handicapped Ministry

This project will help support ministry opportunities to the handicapped who attend Transformation Church in Kiev, Ukraine. Funds will help with remodeling the church for handicapped access, provide for staff needs and special activities. PROBLEM There are many handicapped people in the Kiev area, and many live around the church. Buildings and social care are really not set up for the handicapped, and many handicapped people are not cared for. VISION This project addresses the purposes of showing compassion and multiplying followers of Jesus Christ. STRATEGY The people at our church care about the handicapped and they help in ways…
December 9, 2019

6431-908-Athletic-Academic Outreach

This project provides opportunities for WorldVenture personnel, local Christians, and other international agencies to engage in ministry through sports. Funds from this project will be used for equipment, and renting and maintaining FormaSport's facility. Basketball camps and clinics are held at the center as well as other sports-related events. VISION These activities look to address the needs of the mind, body and soul. They stimulate youth to establish and evaluate goals. The leaders seek to live out their faith in Jesus Christ. They use special moments to share personal testimonies and open the Bible to give devotionals which proclaim the…
December 9, 2019

Spanish Theology

This is the first project of its kind, seeking to bring together the best of digital distance education and the best of digital library resourcing for use in the Spanish-speaking world.
December 9, 2019

6421-902-Theological College Building Project

This project provides funds to a theological college in Taiwan for improving their facilities. This includes constructing a multi-purpose building and new student housing. PROBLEM The Conservative Baptist Bible College in Hsilo is in the process of improving its facilities for the future. The school has insufficient office, housing, and classroom space. Half of the present facilities are from before WWII and are in serious need of renovation or rebuilding. VISION The board's long-term vision is to eventually move the school to a new location and build a center for ministry to the Chinese of the world. STRATEGY The administration…
December 9, 2019

6421-903-Theological College Operation

The CB Seminary at Hsilo charges minimal fees to students so finances are not a barrier or burden in preparing for ministry. This also makes the school more attractive to potential students. PROBLEM The church in Taiwan is still growing and cannot financially sustain the theological college there. Professors receive a salary and benefits package lower than most of our pastors, even after they have taught at the school for ten or more years. VISION This project provides funds for the college to pay operating expenses. STRATEGY Since student fees are low, a large portion of operating expenses must be…
December 9, 2019

6421-912-Bilingual Church

The purpose of this project is to establish a church focused on young people 18 to 35 years old. PROBLEM This age group is mostly absent from the traditional church scene. As a result this generation of Taiwanese lose touch with their faith and miss learning leadership skills gained in participating in church activities. VISION The Bilingual Community Church uses contemporary-styled worship to attract young people to church, disciple them in spiritual growth, and teach them to lead their own church. STRATEGY Funds will be used to supplement the cost of renting the church's facilities. CAPACITY Rent is about $900…
December 9, 2019

6420-908-CBAP Missions

The Conservative Baptist Association of the Philippines (CBAP) has been promoting missions in its churches and some members are already serving overseas in several Asian countries. This project provides funds for CBAP to train and deploy church members as cross-cultural disciple-makers. VISION This project seeks to assist the Conservative Baptist Association of the Philippines in building missions. Filipino Christians are providentially equipped for missionary service due to unique cross-cultural gifts and easy placement in other Asian nations. STRATEGY Many Filipino people are involved with cross-cultural work and ministry. Some go as missionaries supported by churches in the Philippines, but many…
December 9, 2019

6420-910-Music 180 Degrees

The 180 Degrees music team consists of youth ages 13-21 who make a two-year covenant to participate in this ministry. The group travels around the country presenting the gospel to youth through music and drama. PROBLEM Short-term missions for adults is new in the Philippines, but a two-year missions youth team is even more rare. VISION The ultimate goal is for Filipino youth to become the next wave of cross-cultural workers throughout Asia. STRATEGY This project provides funds for training, travel expenses, and the purchase of musical and other equipment used by the group. CAPACITY A cross-cultural ministry trip costs…
December 9, 2019

6417-917-Short Term Missions Van J Brown

Transportation is an important detail in assisting short-term teams who have committed themselves to participating in God's work on the field. This project provides funds to replace the van used to transport short-term teams serving in Japan. PROBLEM The previous van was beginning to drain Janet Brown's car, so it was necessary to replace the van by purchasing a newer van with less mileage. STRATEGY The van is used to transport teams, STM individuals, luggage and other supplies. CAPACITY Buy a seat in the new van for $1,000 or the steering wheel for $500. Other ways to donate to this…
December 9, 2019

6416-903-Bethesda Hospital Buildings and Infrastructure

Bethesda Hospital was established in 1974 to share the good news of salvation in Jesus with the people in West Kalimantan. Buildings and site infrastructure require constant maintenance, replacement, remodeling and new construction. Funds will be collected in this account and disbursed as new projects are identified and published.
December 9, 2019

6416-909-Bethesda Academy of Nursing

Funds raised will be used to help maintain and upgrade nursing school buildings and infrastructure. Funds will also be used to provide scholarships for qualifying students in need.
December 9, 2019

6416-910-Medgo (Supporting Missionaries)

MedGo (Medical Go) was established in 2007 for the purpose of recruiting and sending committed Indonesian Christian professionals into remote parts of Indonesia in partnership with local churches to provide compassionate, high quality, affordable healthcare in the name of Jesus.
December 9, 2019

6416-913-Village Health Ministry Outreach

In 1980, a lethal measles outbreak among hundreds of children in surrounding villages led WorldVenture missionaries and Bethesda staff to establish a village health outreach effort. This outreach continues to this day, effectively serving remote and remote village communities with assistance in vaccinations, clean water, sewer, community development and family planning. All in the name of Jesus!
December 9, 2019

6415-904-Khudawn- Boyhst

The object of Khudawandpur Boys Hostel is to provide living facilities in a Christian atmosphere, with adequate food every day, Christian education such as Sunday School, daily private and group devotions, producing literate and educated boys. KBH is for boys studying in 5th through 12th grades. Every year at least one or two boys accept Christ as Savior. In the 10 years since KBH was restarted, at least 15 boys have matured enough in their Christian walk to be baptized and are local leaders. PROBLEM There are more applications for admission than funds allow to be accepted. VISION This project…
December 9, 2019

6411-911-Rome Evangelism

This project provides funds for church planting efforts in Rome, Ostia and Aprilia. Funds will be used for evangelistic outreach projects, evangelistic literature, publicity and team administration. VISION This project helps WorldVenture missionaries cultivate relationships and assist Italian church leaders who are seeking to maximize their churches' influence in the community. CAPACITY Evangelistic outreach projects: $3,000 Literature: $2,000 Publicity: $1,300 Contact evangelism: $1,700 Rome team administration: $500
December 9, 2019

Cesena Church Planting

Funds will be used to assist the church in renting and remodeling their facilities. The church hopes to have a community room open to the public that provides various activities to build relationships with people to reach them for Christ. Funds will also be used in evangelistic outreach projects the church has planned for this year.
December 9, 2019

6411-908-Soccavo

MinisteriCB seeks to establish a daughter church while turning over the mother church in Lago Patria to Italian leadership. Funds from this project will help the daughter church purchase a projector and other equipment, and pay rent on their facilities. VISION Through this project, WorldVenture workers seek to provide an initial boost to assist the newly established church in rooting itself and moving forward in the community. STRATEGY The church has raised from PACT funds and offerings $700,000. They now need to finish the project. CAPACITY Acoustic equipment: $75,000 Furnishing for classrooms and offices: $135,000 Finishing building: $240,000
December 9, 2019

6420-916-CBAP Operations

This project assists the growing Philippine association of Conservative Baptist churches by helping them sustain a national office and its ministries in support of local churches. The association serves the churches in pastoral search, conferences and seminars, data-basing, and emergency aid. PROBLEM CB churches in the country are unable to adequately support the national office. VISION The national church association is vitally needed to provide unity, fellowship, and coherence to our Conservative Baptist movement in the Philippines. STRATEGY This project supports the management and personnel of the office as well as helps provide emergency aid to pastors in need.
December 9, 2019

6420-921-Community Transformation

The transformation of lives in a community should result in changes that go beyond spiritual salvation. Breaking the chains of poverty and dysfunctional social systems is the purpose of this project, by providing seed money for loans to deserving families or groups for starting small livelihood programs. VISION As we minister to the felt needs of the people through community transformation, it will pave the way for the gospel and churches to be planted. STRATEGY The loans will be approved based on the three-fold objectives of job creation, poverty alleviation, and community transformation. This is a revolving loan program so…
December 9, 2019

6410-901-Faremoutiers Building Fund

Faremoutiers is a new church started in 2005 to the east of Paris, in a region where people travel many miles to find an evangelical church. People have been converted and baptized, and the church has grown to 50. PROBLEM The present need is for a permanent and visible place for worship. The need for a credible evangelical witness covers a very wide area in the east of the Paris region. The people we aim to reach primarily are in a network of towns and villages in and around Faremoutiers. Church members come from 16 different towns and villages, mostly…
December 9, 2019

6410-906-Pioneer Pastor Fund

This fund is in place to help support French pastors in young churches. While pastors are asked to raise most of their own salary needs, additional funds are still required. As time goes on the church will take on more of the financial need. PROBLEM Churches planted by missionaries are not always able to support their own pastor. VISION Having funds available to place a French pastor in a new area or a young church would contribute to church planting and growth of young churches. STRATEGY The church association distributes available funds on a digressive basis, with the new church…
December 9, 2019

6402-906-Rwandan Staff Scholarships

New Creation Ministries seeks to help the Church in Rwanda function as the Body of Christ by training Christian leaders to have the knowledge, character and skills to better do the work of God. The staff of NCM are at the forefront of this effort and we believe that helping them pursue ongoing training and education is one of the best things we can do to serve the Rwandan Church! Your giving will allow us to strategically invest in the leaders and theologians who will shape the Rwandan Church for years to come.
December 9, 2019

6402-907-Ministry Leaders Training (MLT)

Most people in ministry in Rwanda (even pastors!) have little or no Biblical education. As a result, many teach salvation by works and the prosperity gospel. A lack of Biblically literate, spiritually transformed leaders means that Rwandan churches are full of non-believers and immature, undiscipled Christians. The Ministry Leaders Training (MLT) is a two year, partially residential program in which students learn Biblical theology and practical ministry skills. They also benefit from courses on marriage, family and agriculture, as well as one-on-one discipleship and mentoring. Our aim isn't just to provide MLT students with knowledge and skills. We want them…
December 9, 2019

6402-909-Agricultural Demonstration Center

Rwanda continues to be a heavily agrarian society with many people growing all of their own food. As the population of Rwanda increases, land is becoming scarce, food costs are rising, and food shortages are common. Many Rwandans eat only one meal a day. The Agricultural Demonstration program at New Creation Ministries seeks to introduce Rwandans to new ways of growing food and stewarding their land. By connecting Biblical values and improved farming techniques, we seek to address the spiritual and practical needs of our pastors, their families, and their communities.
December 9, 2019

6402-912-Christian Leadership Institute (CLIR)

The Christian Leadership Institute of Rwanda was started in 2015 to provide students with theological education which is grounded in Scripture, focused on character transformation and immediately applicable to life and ministry. Here’s what students say about their experience at CLIR: “CLIR gives true Biblical teaching and deep analysis of the Bible.” “CLIR is the best path to take if one wants to become a true Christian leader.” “The Rwandan Church needs CLIR!” Many of the systemic issues within the Rwandan Church stem from a lack of well-discipled servant leaders. There is a significant lack of advanced theological training as…
December 9, 2019

Family Retreat

Every four to five years, the Intensive Baptist Theological Seminary (STBI) holds a family retreat for its students and their families in Northern Brazil. Our WorldVenture field uses this retreat to help strengthen the families and to give each worker and his wife tools needed to help other struggling families in their church.
December 9, 2019

6408-909-Leadership Training

A special project to help provide financial help in maintaining Biblical based training in Northeastern Brazil for people involved in ministry or training to enter the ministry. The project is to help men and women with needed help either through limited scholarships or books and material that can be used in approved training situations.
December 9, 2019

Southeast Asia Trip Gill

We hope to minister as missionaries to 10 Brazilian couples serving in Southeast Asia, equipping leaders & encouraging mission movements.
December 9, 2019

Curitiba Mentoring, Coaching Leaders

Discipleship is key to personal and leadership development. Our focus is now heavily on discipleship of new and emerging leaders through relationship building in small groups that focus on specific areas of growth and maturity.
December 9, 2019

6401-905-Low Income Family Scholarship

RESTORING STUDENTS ON THE RED ISLAND Madagascar, the red island, is a country in which 50% of the population is under the age of 18 years old and the school life expectancy of a student is just 10 years or roughly the equivalent to a 7th grade education. The low-income family scholarship project was designed to help provide funding for students whose parents are unable to provide for their children's education. The recipients of this project come from single parent or extremely impoverished families, often with many siblings and little hope for a continued education. Since 2002, we have been…
December 9, 2019

6401-909-Sarobidy Maternity Center

Everyday, over 800 women die in pregnancy or childbirth due to preventable causes. Most of these occur in the developing world. -World Health Organization (WHO) Women throughout the world deliver their babies at home, alone and unassisted. Other times, they deliver in facilities that are understocked in equipment, medications and professional resources. In both instances, when complications arise, disaster ensues. Babies die, women die, children are orphaned and families are broken. Madagascar is no different. Here, a woman’s lifetime risk that she’ll die in childbirth is 1 in 45. The Sarobidy Maternity Center is slowly and passionately working to change…
December 9, 2019

Good Samaritan – Yogyakarta Earthquake

Early in the morning on May 27, 2006, a 6.2 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Java, flattening buildings in the densely populated area south of the city of Yogyakarta, killing thousands and leaving many more homeless and vulnerable to disease. WorldVenture offices in the area and two key churches were severely damaged.. WorldVenture was able to respond almost immediately, releasing $10,000 in emergency funds to buy and distribute rice, instant noodles, sardines, biscuits and milk, as well as distributing water purification units and plastic sheeting for shelter. Medical personnel associated with WorldVenture are also in the area of assist,…
December 9, 2019

6440-965-Good Sam Japan Earthquake

With each passing day, the news out of Japan remains grim in the aftermath of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami disasters. News of the crippled nuclear reactors and release of radiation only compound the stress and grief of survivors. In these dark hours, many individuals and churches want to express the love of Jesus by giving to help relieve the immediate and overwhelming needs in Japan. The WorldVenture team in Japan is hosting the coordination of relief efforts in their ministry center in Tokyo. Several of our missionaries are in the most devestated parts of Sendai right now volunteering…
December 9, 2019

6407-908-Ministry to People in Prostitution and Victims of Human Trafficking

This project supports two partnering ministries in Austria (not named for security reasons) that ministers to people in prostitution. A great majority of those in prostitution are in fact victims of human trafficking, where a mixture of force, fraud, or coercion was used to bring them into this situation. One major component of the ministry is regular street and brothel outreaches, where a ministry team seeks to build relationships with those in prostitution, share Christ’s love, and provide care and assistance for those wishing to leave prostitution. These wrap-around services include language and job skills training, help with immigration documents,…
December 9, 2019

6406-905-Plan Advance

The PAM project provides funds to assist in the support and travel of Argentine church planters and itinerant pastors. VISION This project fits under the purposes of healthy churches and equipping leaders because it allows Argentine pastors to plant churches and visit existing rural churches. STRATEGY WorldVenture missionaries can focus their efforts on theological training and other key ministries because Argentine colleagues meet the needs which were cared for by missionaries in the past. CAPACITY Ways to support the PAM project are: --$1,000 to support an itinerant pastor in the mountain valleys, Tartagal area, or Puna --$1,200 to support an…
December 9, 2019

6405-931-New Hope Center for Grieving Children

This project provides funds to the New Hope Center for Grieving Children and Teens, a safe place where children orphaned by civil war find hope. PROBLEM The estimates are over three-and-a-half million people died either directly or indirectly during the civil war in Congo from 1998 to 2003. As a result, there are many orphans and widows especially in Eastern Congo. Many of the children need medical attention and scholarships to be able to atend school. VISION We use special skills to help the children with their trauma and grief. The center is there to give hope for the future…
December 9, 2019

6420-925-Visayas Church Planting Development

Funds are needed to promote church planting initiatives in the Visayas region of the Philippines. VISION Central and eastern Visayas in the central part of the Philippines, which includes seven major islands and over 10 million people, is the focus of aggressive church planting efforts. STRATEGY This fund seeks to provide assistance in a variety of ways to these two regions, including personnel, evangelistic events, training in Christian education, livelihood programs for church planters, compassion-type ministries, and region-wide events.
December 9, 2019

6420-928-CBS Asia Operations

CBS/A sponsors regional training centers for lay and pastoral training at the regional level and a pastoral ministries track specifically for pastoral training. It also networks with other schools and provides some scholarship help for qualified students in those institutions. Donations can be designated for regional training centers or office operations and staff. PROBLEM CBS/A provides the best opportunity for undergraduate pastoral training in the southern Luzon region. Other schools are more expensive and not sufficiently specialized. It is the best hope for the maturing of our CBAP church movement in the Philippines. VISION This project seeks to equip leaders…
December 9, 2019

6420-931-Disaster Relief & Rehabilitation

The purposes of this project are to give immediate relief and to help with rehabilitation for those affected by natural disasters and political conflict. WV workers in the Philippines frequently have opportunities to share the love of God, establish new relationships, and open new doors of ministry by offering help in times of disaster and emergency. PROBLEM The location of the Republic of the Philippines on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean makes it prone to typhoons, floods, earthquakes, and volcano eruptions every year. Political unrest make it prone to civil turmoil. VISION Relief and rehabilitation will aid in…
December 9, 2019

6420-951-ATS Operations

Asian Theological Seminary (ATS), located in Manila, has served the evangelical community for 35 years. With a faculty of mostly Filipinos, the seminary seeks to glorify God by providing quality education that prepares workers for His church in Asia and around the world. PROBLEM Since many students are already in ministry, they only need assistance with their school expenses. Some of the international students also need assistance with living expenses. ATS also needs operational budget assistance to maintain facilities and programs. The Filipino/Asian church is not yet able to underwrite the entire cost of operation. VISION ATS is a major…
December 9, 2019

6420-953-IGSL Operations

IGSL (International Graduate School of Leadership) is a graduate school operated by Campus Crusade for Christ International ("CRU"). This project will assist in its operating costs, scholarships, and development projects. PROBLEM Funding for IGSL is challenging because of the poverty of Asian students and churches. VISION This project is specifically designed for equipping leaders for the church. The seminary is the backbone of theological education at the graduate level for CBAP students. STRATEGY Contributions for this project can be designated for scholarships, library, training events, and operations. The school is staffed by many missionaries, including two from WorldVenture. IGSL is…
December 9, 2019

6419-902-Pakistan Bible Correspondence Institute

The Pakistan Bible Correspondence Institute seeks to help people understand the teachings of the Bible through 10 correspondence courses. Funds from this project will be used to provide Bible study materials to people who may otherwise never have an opportunity to study God's Word. VISION Through wide advertising, the PBCI wants to give as many people as possible the opportunity of reading the Word of God in the Sindhi language and coming to a saving faith. STRATEGY One PBCI newspaper ad can generate up to 500 responses. Each of these people is sent a Sindhi New Testament and the first…
December 9, 2019

6419-905-Pakistan Literature

Through this project, funding is provided for the production and reprinting of two kinds of critical resources: those used for evangelism and those used for discipling the emerging church. PROBLEM A number of our previous publications are out of stock and in need of being printed again. VISION Literature plays a critical role in outreach activities among a tribal people in Pakistan. STRATEGY Our materials are produced in the people's mother tongue and are specifically focused on the needs and mind of the majority community here.
December 9, 2019

6419-914-Taj Guest House

Shikarpur Christian Hospital personnel have been pleased to host several short-term nurses. More short-termers are anticipated in the future. PROBLEM Two apartments are available to house these short-termers, but neither is completely outfitted with needed furniture and appliances. Money is needed to purchase these needed items. CAPACITY Two refrigerators: $375 each Stove: $477 Used air conditioner: $250 Bed: $63
December 9, 2019

6419-925-Pakistan Christian Ministry

Funds from this project will be used to follow-up on contacts made through a Christian hospital's ministry. VISION The emphasis is to multiply followers of Jesus Christ among the Sindhi people group.
December 9, 2019

6419-927-Pakistan-Oadki Language Translation

In an area of Pakistan where the Bible has not been translated into the local language, workers seek to train translators. VISION One of these translators dreams of having the Bible in his language, Oadki, and is thankful for the training that will enable him to realize his dream. STRATEGY This project supports translators in this area and the training needed to make the Bible available to their people. An Oadki man has finished training and begun translation of the Bible into his language. He is seeking to build bridges among the people of his community, break down suspicions of…
December 9, 2019

6418-903-Whitman Academy Expansion

Give to the Roy and Dora Whitman Academy – A Christian School in the Holy Land! Roy and Dora Whitman Academy provides a rich curriculum led by committed Christian teachers in Amman, Jordan. The Whitman Academy team creates an environment where students from many nationalities are challenged to integrate a Christian worldview into all their studies. The curriculum also guides students to care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of everyone in the Whitman Academy community and beyond. When students go to other places, they have a foundation for learning, living, and loving as disciples of the Lord Jesus…
December 9, 2019

6418-904-Theological Education-PTEE

http://ptee.org/eng/ Since 1981, the Program for Theological Education by Extension (PTEE) has been equipping Arab Christians for leadership through evangelical theological education wherever they live in the Arab world. PTEE's partners in ministry share: 1) PTEE's strategic passion for the Arabic-speaking peoples of the MENA region, 2) PTEE's vision for on-location training and discipleship of current and emerging leaders in the Arab world, 3) PTEE's academic commitment to producing and delivering the highest caliber Arabic-language theological curriculum and educational methodologies in use presently. With classes operating in Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, and other parts of the MENA…
December 9, 2019

Arab Woman Today

An exciting new ministry on the radio and Internet is "Arab Woman Today." It is an outreach directed toward Arabic-speaking women throughout the world. This program provides words of encouragement to this specific group of women. Funds will be used to support this program.
December 9, 2019

6417-901-Hallelujah Gospel Family Choir Network

Black Gospel music has been popular in Japan for many years now. Non-Christians participate in choirs to sing this music that touches a part of their soul and brings them great joy. This project seeks to develop choir communities sponsored by cooperating churches to develop relationships between the Christians and non-Christians. VISION Christians have seen this response to Black Gospel music as a wonderful opportunity to reach the hearts of these non-Christians with the gospel message contained in the songs. STRATEGY Funds will be used to purchase resource material, equipment and event-related expenses. We plan to hold regional and combined…
December 9, 2019

6417-903-Iwate Radio

Half the membership of one church in Japan is made up of people who came to Christ as a result of first hearing the gospel via the radio. This fund provides money to keep the broadcast on the air. PROBLEM The church in Japan is growing but still struggles financially. A daily Christian radio broadcast is vital to the spread of the gospel in Japan, but churches cannot provide adequate finances to keep it going. VISION This is a frontline evangelism project used to bring the gospel into thousands of homes via radio and provide follow-up material. STRATEGY Outside help…
December 9, 2019

6417-906-C-on Kinshuko

Funds from this project will be used to develop new ministry programs and support leadership training, discipleship and mission training programs. Help the church in Japan reach and train the next generation for ministry leadership. VISION C-On Kinshuko Camp plays an integral part in the CBA Japan Harvest 2010 plan to nurture healthy churches. STRATEGY Funds will also be used to remodel and rebuild the camp, and C-On Kinshuko has an opportunity to purchase adjacent property to expand the camp facilities. C-On Kinshuko has a vital role in equipping laity for service. To reach this generation, creative methods are needed.…
December 9, 2019

6419-921-Pakistan Community Development Program

In the north, the Community Development Program at Shikarpur Christian Hospital exists to empower those who live in the interior Sindh of Pakistan to better themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The program focuses on all local families who are in need or desire to know more about how to identify needs and better themselves. As we walk alongside people from different communities in the Sindh, we desire to help give each of them hope for the future. In the south, the Sindh Community Development project will install water hand pumps, train leaders who will train others in community health education…
December 9, 2019

6417-908-Japanese Sign Language (JSL) Bible Translation

For some 300,000 Japanese Deaf people, Japanese is a foreign language. Unlike people who grow up hearing and acquiring Japanese naturally, Deaf people must study arduously to learn and fully comprehend the Japanese language. Their first language, their heart language that is naturally absorbed, is Japanese Sign Language (JSL). JSL is a visual language using not only hands but also facial features, space and directions. The differences between Japanese and JSL are greater than the differences between two spoken languages like English and Chinese. For the Deaf community in Japan to be reached with God's Word, the JSL Bible is…
December 9, 2019

6404-908-Emergency Assistance for Children/Families

Uganda has many needy people, many of whom could improve their situations if given help to meet a critical need. Funds from this project will provide emergency funding to assist individuals during difficult circumstances. PROBLEM Most Ugandans are unable to meet critical needs themselves and whole families suffer as a result. VISION God commands His people to help the needy. This special project allows us to do that. STRATEGY The focus is on individuals of any age who need emergency assistance to meet an urgent need (medical, physical, or scholastic). Many needs are one-time only. CAPACITY School fees cost $15-$75…
December 9, 2019

6404-904-Pastors Medical Fund

This project will provide funds for pastors in Uganda who need major medical care for themselves and their immediate family. At present, pastors must struggle to come up with the funds or face dire consequences, even death. PROBLEM Rural pastors face major medical challenges every day in Uganda, challenges that could potentially wipe them out financially because they usually only make $25 to $50 a month. If a pastor breaks an arm or a leg riding his bicycle for ministry, how does he get the medical care he needs so that he can get back on his feet and minister…
December 9, 2019

6404-905-Church Construction

Funds from this project will be used to purchase the corrugated iron sheets for church roofs. VISION Assisting these churches with roofing sheets is a big encouragement since it is difficult for the churches to afford these materials. Established church buildings will also provide a center for more training and outreach within the communities. STRATEGY Rural churches that receive assistance from this project are responsible to purchase land and build a basic structure. CAPACITY Each corrugated sheet costs about $10, and each church needs 40 to 60 sheets, depending on the size of the building.
December 9, 2019

6404-906-Pastor’s Child Education

This project provides the needed funds to sponsor and pay for school fees, enabling children of pastors to attend school. PROBLEM In Uganda the average pastor's family can have eight or more kids. Often more than one of them are in high school at the same time. With the average pastor's salary at $15 a month and the cost per child to attend high school is $200 per year, most pastors' kids go without an education. VISION We seek to care for the needs of the wider body of Christ, since a pastor's salary in Uganda cannot support the school…
December 9, 2019

6404-912-Kiburara Building Fund

We are increasing the size of the Bible college's library. It needs more good books that will help the students. PROBLEM Bible dictionary commentaries and biblical study books are not available in Uganda. Kiburara has a small library, less than 200 books in English. VISION These books will help students have better resources for studying and will help them gain better knowledge of the Bible. STRATEGY We hope to add 250 books to the library collection. CAPACITY A resource book for Bible study usually costs about $20. We hope that will also include the postage to Uganda.
December 9, 2019

6404-914-Nyabugando Baptist Secondary School

Often Christian young people are sent away to boarding school at the secondary level. This project is set up to assist in building and equipping the Baptist Secondary School in Nyabugando. The school is associated with the Nyabugando Baptist Church and provides a Christian education to the leaders of the future. PROBLEM Nyabugando Baptist Church has developed a primary school with over 1,000 students of church members and children from the community. This ministry and outreach has naturally led to the development of a secondary school to help children complete their education through the S4 level and vocational studies. VISION…
December 9, 2019

6404-918-Education Resources & Building

This project has the broad purpose of lending a helping hand to primary and secondary schools associated with the Baptist Union of Uganda. At the Bwaise Baptist Primary School, approximately 200 students in grades 1 through 7 study in five roughly constructed classrooms with dirt floors that are open to the elements and a dilapidated mud church building. Eighty percent of the students are orphans and unable to pay the requisite school fees. The school is located in one of the major slum areas of Kampala that floods whenever there are substantial rains, such that the school courtyard is literally…
December 9, 2019

6404-921-Wells

The Uganda Wells special project will provide funds to dig 40 wells in Northern Uganda, providing clean water for over 4,000 people. PROBLEM After over 20 years of war, the people must have a source of clean water in order to return to their villages. VISION The project will advance the WorldVenture objective of demonstrating compassion. CAPACITY One 30-foot well is $600; pump and pipes are $400, while sand, cement and labor costs $200.
December 9, 2019

6404-930-Internship in Discipleship

Create an intensive internship in discipleship for 10 men and 10 women during six months of their nine-month break between high school and further studies. PROBLEM There is a severe lack of moral training, therefore character does not develop along with education, thus there is a lack of integrity. VISION The Uganda field hopes to aid the church, which realizes the tremendous lack of mentorship and discipleship. The church will be strengthened through intentional mentorship, job creation, skill development, and body and soul care. STRATEGY The interns will be mentored in Bible study, life decisions and ministry skills while working…
December 9, 2019

6404-931-Pastor’s Kindle Resource Library

Pastors' Kindle Resource Library is an effort to supply pastors who can read English with a resource library of books relevant to the needs of their ministry. All of these books could be placed on a Kindle, a small electronic reader, and managed in a way that would encourage the pastor to read and grow. PROBLEM In Uganda, most pastors do not have access to any books that would help them in their sermon preparation and ministry. Books are expensive and hard to come by. Libraries are nonexistent or inaccessible by students studying at a Bible college. VISION Imagine a…
December 9, 2019

6404-909-Western Uganda Theological Education

Western Uganda Baptist Theological College (WUBTC) at Kiburara is a nationally run two-year residential program that trains men and their wives for the work of the ministry in rural Uganda. The sponsorship of pastors in training will go directly to the school to help cover the actual costs of this training. PROBLEM The school currently charges the pastors in training $25 per term but it costs much more than that to actually run the school. STRATEGY Staff and students alike grow their own food to help keep costs at a minimum. By sponsoring a pastor while he is in school,…
December 9, 2019

6404-924-Bible School Irrigation

Water is life. This project will provide access to water that is much needed at the Western Uganda Baptist Theological College. Students and staff at the college raise their own crops for food. Every two years the area experiences a drought that destroys the crops. Funds from this project will be used to build a solar energy-driven irrigation system. The college will also share the water with the nearby community. PROBLEM It would be a huge waste to let this school die for lack of water. They have trained national teachers and run an effective pastoral training program. There is…
December 9, 2019

6404-923-Bible School Housing

Funds from this project will be used to purchase building supplies for homes. PROBLEM Teachers at the Bible school only earn around $18 per month. They sacrifice because they see the importance of training pastors for Baptist churches in rural Uganda. VISION The homes will be a great encouragement for the faculty of a Bible college who sacrifice to teach and train students to serve as pastors in rural areas of Uganda. STRATEGY This project will help raise $2,000 for each teacher to purchase brick, concrete, wood and iron sheets needed to construct a moderate home. They and their families…
December 9, 2019

6404-901-Leadership Develop

Ugandans are taking key positions of leadership throughout Uganda. Equipping these leaders to serve in the church or disciple other church workers is vital for healthy churches. This project provides funds for Ugandan church leaders training at schools in or outside of the country. PROBLEM There is a need to empower Ugandan leaders to become key people in churches. STRATEGY Only those who have proven to be faithful in ministry and gifted in leadership are selected for this training. CAPACITY Tuition costs are: --$500 per year for a student in a local institution --$10,000 per year for a student at…
December 9, 2019

6403-917-ITES Support for Nationals

The Institut de Theologie Evangelique du Senegal (ITES) trains national church leaders to help churches in Senegal. Currently there are a few nationals on staff at the school but ultimately it would be beneficial to have the school run completely by nationals. The administration would like to hire a full-time Senegalese director. PROBLEM The primary church leadership training school in Senegal would greatly benefit from having a full-time national director. However, the tuition charged is not sufficient to support a director's salary. VISION A Senegalese director could be much more effective in making the school relevant to Senegalese church and…
December 9, 2019

6403-913-Publication of Wolof Scripture

The project is a revolving fund to receive sales of Wolof scriptures and fund the printing and shipping of the Wolof Bible ($16 each) and New Testament ($8 each). The project will also supply funds to publish "spin-off's" in-country: single books such as Genesis, Psalms, Proverbs, Luke-Acts and probably a mini-Bible selection of OT and NT passages. These books will encourage readers to start reading the Bible, then hopefully desire to have a whole Bible. At least that is our prayer. The word of God births faith.
December 9, 2019

6403-945-Digital Players for Evangelism

Missionaries who want to see the church in Senegal strongly founded on the Word of God, have made the New Testament available in recorded format. Megavoice, a small, durable, and easy to use digital audio player with its own power source, can hold up to 180 hours of audio. Funds will be used to purchase Megavoice players and distribute them to believers. PROBLEM Even though an excellent translation of the New Testament and portions of the Old Testament exists in Senegal, the majority of believers there cannot read. VISION Everyone can have access to God's word in the privacy of…
December 9, 2019

6403-942-Vocational Training

These funds will sponsor the training of workers by paying for their course work, food and/or room. Funds will also help purchase tools, materials or needed machines to encourage young men as they begin a career. Job skills will help provide for families, in a dignified way, who will then bless the church with tithes and offerings and allow the workers to assist others. VISION Demonstrating compassion opens doors to evangelize and plant churches among Muslim peoples. STRATEGY Scholarships in accounting, business, and computer that were granted in the past have helped develop leaders who currently support themselves while they…
December 9, 2019

6403-953-Recorded Wolof Scripture

The Word of God in one's heart language is a powerful change agent. Senegalese believers who have attended French-speaking churches for years have finally understood the stories of the Bible after having heard the Bible in Wolof. Thus, the goal of this special project is to provide the Wolof Bible in oral means to an oral culture. PROBLEM Eighty percent of Senegalese, whether ethnically Wolof or not, speak Wolof as a first or second language. Because French is used in schools to learn to read and write, even the small percentage of those who are literate (23 percent) do not…
December 9, 2019

6403-954-ITES Scholarships

Established in 1994 by several Western missions (including WorldVenture) and several Senegalese national churches, the Evangelical Theology Institute of Senegal (ITES) has been a cooperative effort ever since. ITES is a Bible-based church leadership training school whose mission is to train indigenous leadership for the national church in Senegal and beyond. This special project is intended to cover the financial gap so that the school can not only continue to train leaders for the Senegalese church, but also expand. PROBLEM The school charges less than $8 per credit hour, however, the tuition charged is not enough to meet operating expenses.…
December 9, 2019

6403-961-Women’s Training Program

WorldVenture is endeavoring to equip female believers to serve their families, churches and communities as a follower of Christ through a training course called, Formation Lois. The goal of this project is to teach women in the villages the basics of the Christian faith and give them the tools and the confidence to continue growing in their faith on their own. PROBLEM Often Senegalese women are left behind in educational opportunities, and specifically in discipleship and Bible knowledge. Through this program WorldVenture is trying to remedy this great lack. It is aimed at the oral learner. VISION Since women make…
December 9, 2019

6403-962-ITES Rural Pastors Training

Established in 1994 by several western missions (including WorldVenture) and several Senegalese national churches, the Evangelical Theology Institute of Senegal (ITES) is a Bible-based church leadership training school whose mission is to train indigenous leadership for the national church in Senegal and beyond. Currently 53 men and one woman have gone through this training program. This program has really taken off, but it is already difficult just to pay the basic operating expenses of ITES. PROBLEM There are many more men who would like to go through this training. Without training and encouragement, how will these men continue to feed…
December 9, 2019

6403-901-Evangelical Institute Library

This project provides funds for the purchase of library resources for the Evangelical Institute of Dakar. This institute is the primary church leadership training school in Senegal. PROBLEM The institute's library currently holds approximately 3,000 volumes, but this includes English language resources as well as French. We need more French language theological resources on site for the students to use in their research and just general reference work. VISION An adequate theological library is key to educating church leaders and to continue the process of accreditation.
December 9, 2019

6403-907-Wolof Bible Translation #1 Advanced Regional

This is the final stage of a 60-year project begun in 1963 by a British worker with the Open Brethren. He worked with Mr. Fall, then Mr. Fall's son, who died in the year 2000. Another Wolof believer finished what was lacking, but had a different style so what had been done already had to be revised. He died in August of 2021, but the preparation for typesetting carried on with experienced checkers.
December 9, 2019

6403-908-Ngaparou Campsite Development

This project provides funds for the renovation and development of a camp on the beach in Senegal. This campsite has been used for many years by people from all over Senegal. Many Senegalese have become Christians at the camp and many Christians have been strengthened in their faith. VISION By renovating existing structures, building new ones, and equipping these structures with basic living furniture, the Senegal field will equip church leaders to make disciples of Jesus Christ through evangelism and Christian growth camps. STRATEGY This project will also be facilitating partner missions in the larger cause of Christ as these…
December 9, 2019

6403-912-Radio Evangelism

In a country of 18 million people where half are illiterate, it is imperative to disseminate the gospel through oral media. Listening to the radio, especially to local stations, is popular in Senegal. Local stations are making airtime available to churches and missions, sometimes freely or very economically. The Association of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Senegal (AEEBS) was offered time on a few radio stations. A couple pastors are going to the radio station to record. The project funds training for new radio programmers and for the renovation of a recording studio.
December 9, 2019

6403-918-ITES Facilities

The Evangelical Institute of Dakar (IED) is in need of updated facilities. This school trains pastors and lay leaders in Senegal to help strengthen the national church. The funds from this project will be applied to the purchase of an existing building or land where the needed facilities can be built. PROBLEM Currently the school is located in an apartment and needs to have a defined location apart from this setting. These facilities are also too small for the growing institution. The school needs its own location as this is very important culturally in order to give the school a…
December 9, 2019

6403-933-Famine Relief

Funds from this project will be used to purchase food staples that will be distributed to a devastated area of Senegal. PROBLEM A locust plague destroyed much of the crops in the area surrounding Diourbel. Chemicals used to control the infestation poisoned the plant life, which in turn, has killed many animals. VISION We want to see communities transformed as we encourage and equip the churches in demonstrating kingdom compassion in this time of need. STRATEGY We are encouraging planting of vegetable gardens where good water is available. Plans need to be made for seed for next year's cultivation cycle,…
December 9, 2019

6451-908-Shempire Translation

This project will provide funds to help underwrite the activities needed to translate and print the Bible into Shempire. PROBLEM The Shempire are an unreached people group lacking churches and the Word of God in their own language thus restricting what can be done in evangelism, discipleship and leadership formation. With the Bible in Shempire the people can access for themselves the very mind of God and know his will concerning their lives and his desires for them. With the Word of God in Shempire evangelism and discipleship can more easily be carried on and leaders be better formed resulting…
December 9, 2019

6443-902-Kenedi Children’s Center & Home

Funds will be used to support the Kennedy Children's Center and Home. PROBLEM These children have homes, but are sent to beg from morning until often late at night. Many times these children have been provided very little food to sustain themselves, are almost always dirty and unkempt to appeal to those they are begging from. Many children have no opportunity to receive an education and many times do not even know their own age. Their parent(s) are many times uneducated, without work and often do not properly care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of their children. VISION…
December 9, 2019