Ministries Making a Difference
Alaska park for special needs individuals, art classes in Lebanon, fighting food insecurity in Niger, and summer camp.
Horizons International has been hosting art classes for believers in Lebanon, including painting and drawing. Beginner students in visual arts classes featured their art in an exhibit called “His Touch,” along with 10 other Christian artists. Horizons also offers classes in music and instruments. Horizons International has four stars and an “A” transparency grade in the MinistryWatch database.
Palmer First Church of the Nazarene in Alaska recently opened a 9,000-square-foot fully accessible and inclusive park for disabled and special needs individuals and their families. The park hosted its grand opening August 16, with over 450 community members present to witness the ceremonial ribbon cutting. The church estimates upwards of 40 people visit the park at any time.
Youthfront in Kansas City, Kansas, hosted 518 day campers and 2,529 overnight campers at their Youthfront Camp in nearby Edgerton over the 2023 summer season. The ministry is now gearing up for its Nov. 11 “Something to Eat” fall family event to pack meals for families facing food insecurity. Youthfront has one star and an “A” transparency grade in the MinistryWatch database, and a donor confidence score of 80.
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World Mission is working to get food and water to people in Niger who are facing an increased risk of food insecurity, as sanctions and closed borders make it difficult to provide aid in a region already struggling. World Mission provides solar-powered audio Bibles in areas that need to hear the Gospel. World Mission has two stars and an “A” transparency grade in the MinistryWatch database, and a donor confidence score of 92.
Main photo: Photo of a new 9,000-square-foot park designed for disabled and special needs individuals and their families / Courtesy of Palmer First Church of the Nazarene