Ministries Making a Difference
Ministries serving victims of Hawaii wildfires, plus others equipping widows and single moms in Africa
Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) has offered to ship its booklet “Do You Wonder Why?” to churches and individuals in Hawaii wanting to connect with victims of the area’s devastating wildfires. The booklets are designed to help kids working through questions related to trauma and natural disasters. CEF has one star and an “A” transparency grade in the MinistryWatch database, and a donor confidence score of 86, “Give with Confidence.”
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) is partnering with churches in Maui who are providing care for victims of the Hawaii wildfires. The churches are hosting evacuees and providing supplies, food, water, and other support. So far, over 6,000 crisis care kits have been mobilized to the island from Nazarene warehouses on the mainland. NCM has five stars and an “A” transparency grade in the MinistryWatch database, and a donor confidence score of 96, “Give with Confidence.”
Last week, Samaritan’s Purse airlifted 17 tons of emergency relief equipment, tools, and several volunteers to Hawaii on its DC-8 cargo plane in the wake of the deadly wildfires that broke out across multiple islands. Samaritan’s Purse has two stars and an “A” transparency grade in the MinistryWatch database, and a donor confidence score of 60, “Give with Caution.”
Kenya Hope’s Widow’s Might program is helping some of the approximately eight million widows in Kenya who struggle to fend for themselves and their children. The program equips widows with job skills training, such as bread making and sewing.
Christian World Outreach is connecting single moms in South Africa who are raising sons. According to Mission Network News, as much as 43% of children in South Africa grow up in single mother homes. What originally started as a Bible study for single moms has grown into a retreat aimed at training those moms to start their own Bible studies as part of its “Single Moms Raising Sons (SMRS) ministry.
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