Ministries Making a Difference
Clean water, rescue mission, martial arts, international seminary, chaplain services
Healing Hands International finished up a water well in Kaadi, Ghana, as part of its Clean Water ministry. A photo shows women in colorful headwraps dancing in the mud as water erupted out of the well. This was the first time in years the community has had a functioning well. Healing Hands International has three stars and an “A” transparency grade in the MinistryWatch database, and a donor confidence score of 95.
Union Rescue Mission recently posted a video of its CEO—double amputee Andy Bales—rappelling down a 25-story building in an effort to raise funds for its services to homeless people in Los Angeles. The stunt was part of its Over the Edge fundraiser, where people can sign up to rappel down the side of Universal Hilton Hotel. The fundraiser has so far raised more than $125,000, with an overall goal of $1 million. Union Rescue Mission has three stars and an “A” transparency grade in the MinistryWatch database, and a donor confidence score of 95.
The Fight Life Ministries (TFL) in Butte, Montana, combines martial arts with discipleship by hosting small group Bible studies and ministering at local matches. Leadership is comprised of a six-member chaplain team.
Chapman International College (CIC) graduated its first class of students from the Indianapolis Center in July. Ten Myanmar students were awarded their Diploma of Ministry degree at Indy Southside Church of the Nazarene. The program was offered to the students in the Burmese language as part of CIC’s mobile education program, initiated more about five years ago.
Will Graham, grandson of the late Billy Graham, traveled to Floyd and Breathitt counties in eastern Kentucky last week to minister alongside other chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. A massive rainstorm flooded the area earlier this month, resulting in at least 39 deaths. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has two stars and a “C” transparency grade in the MinistryWatch database, and a donor confidence score of 40.
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