OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

 

IT Tender Ministries, Manila, Philippines

Length and Time start date – open

Individual or Team

You would be serving the children and poor families in Metro Manila alongside existing Teams comprised of nationals and long term missionaries. The main focus is education for the Street children & youth of the area while sharing God’s love with them.

Options to serve include being an assistant in IT Tender’s nutrition/feeding programme for children, assisting in after-school tutorials and youth discipleship programme, assisting in Sunday School.

These programmes continue throughout the year. At other specific times there are opportunities to help in Summer Reading Camp (April time). Many special events for the children and families are held leading up to Christmas.

Any skills e.g. music, drama, that an applicant may have, would be encouraged and used during a placement time.

Costs – depends on length of placement.

 


Threads of Hope Hellas, Athens, Greece

Length and Time start date – open from 7 days up.

Individual or Team

"Threads of Hope restores hope to exploited women in Europe. We aim to provide life-changing opportunities through employment and training. We invite exploited women to our training programme where we teach both sewing skills and life skills. We provide a holistic training programme, Greek and English lessons, emotional and spiritual support and other training dependent upon the person’s needs. We aim to empower women to be confident about starting a new chapter in their lives - lives free from abuse, discrimination, intimidation and fear".

The aim at Threads of Hope is to expand our training programme and work area. We are at capacity in both and can no longer accept new women. Therefore, we have signed a new rental contract for a new premises in Athens, where we hope to start a new training programme in April. The new premises is in need of a facelift. It is in need of painting & cleaning; we need to buy and build furniture and while this is all happening, care for the women we already have employed and the women and children in the training program. We need people to come and help us do this for whatever period of time they can. If you can decorate, clean, baby sit and much more we need you.

Cost – depends of length of placement.

 


The Orphanage at Berega, Tanzania

Length and Time start date – open

Individual or Team

The Orphanage cares for around 20-24 babies whose mothers have died in childbirth. They are cared for the first 2 years of life after which they are usually able to return to their families. Close contact with the family is maintained because a sister or cousin of the baby comes to live in The Orphanage to help to care for the baby. These girls are called ‘binties’ and learn mothercraft skills as well as continuing their general education.

Opportunity to help with the care of the babies in The Orphanage.

Cost – depends on length of placement.

 


Holiday Programme with YASHA Ministry, Kenya

Length and Time start date – April 2019

Individual or Team

YASHA Ministry is planning on running a holiday programme during April 2019 in the remote village of ‘Lomolo’ in Kenya. YASHA is currently setting up a ministry base here, living with the Kalenjin tribe.

There will be opportunities to help with the children’s weekly reading club, with games, arts & crafts, skits, to build a hut made from plastic water/soda bottles, reach out to the village through house visits and workshops and to paint recycled and upcycled furniture and plant containers etc.

If you’re an adventurer and ready to display God’s love in the heart of East Africa, then this is for you.

Cost – TBA

 


*All applicants/Teams for a placement will go through our application process which will include a DBS check and a time of training before departure. On advice from each location, a budget will be given for each placement which will cover the basic costs of that placement. It will not cover personal costs and with flexible exchange rates the budget will be finalised nearer to the time of serving. International Teams UK includes a training, DBS and organisational fee on each placement.

 

Interested – please fill out our next step form or contact Anthony on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01685 648688.

Dear Bookshine Friend

Receive Christian greetings from Bookshine School, we trust that you and your family have started the new year well. As Bookshine family, we are praying that this year will bring great joy and blessings to you, your family and ministry.

By the grace of God we've had a good start of the year with good admission, despite the free secondary education that is being provided by the government to the state schools. Most of the students are very enthusiastic with their studies and are very ready to learn. 

Christian Union Leaders

We've had 4 Christian Union meetings in this month with great excitement from the students to serve their God, 53 students have given their lives to Christ this month, we have also witnessed God's blessings in our daily morning and evening devotions as well and we praise God for His work.

On the extracurricular front, for the first time our students will be participating in drama and music competitions and we are looking forward for better results. Both our boys and girls soccer teams have also started well and we are trusting God for better performance this year. The students are very happy to engage in varies sports that we've introduced in the past few years and it is our great joy to see most of them doing well even after school

The results for last year's national exams were released in December and most of our candidates had exemplary results. A good number of our students will be joining local universities and colleges and we are very grateful to God for the good performance.

student council

Student Council

With the good performance and discipline, our school has earned a great reputation, we currently have a long list of students who want to enrol in our school, but its unfortunate that we are unable to accommodate all of them. In connection to this, God has helped us to purchase a piece of land that we are hoping to build more classrooms on.

Prayer Request

1.Pray for our current candidates who will be sitting for their national exams in October and November.

2.Pray for all the students who gave their lives to Christ in this month.

3.Pray for finances to help us build more classrooms for the students.

May you experience the Lord's blessings throughout this new year.

Regards

Jack T. Oyieko.

The Principal

www.bookshineschools.com

 

Walter & group

Brothers and sisters, I want you to know that the things that have happened to me have actually advanced the gospel. Phi.1.12

I would like to update our news as many asks how I am doing after a car accident few months ago.

I am so thankful God for all the letters and words of encouragement and much more for the prayers that has been lifted to God in my behalf. God is listening and answering. In His time all things will be accomplished.

From beginning December until now, I have been at home receiving home care and helping the local church and helping manage the different activities of our Grace valley and Day care center. I am going to the office every day for a few hours and participating in the church meetings during the week.

Walter and friends in Belgium

Last week I flew to Belgium with Amel to visit my Belgium parents of heart, they are becoming old and sick and trying to sell their property as they cannot anymore take care of it. Three of the boys from the farm went also by car with my sister Penha and a Brazilian family who spent a few weeks in Bosnia with us and went with them to Belgium for a survey trip, to find out where God is willing them to serve.

It was a good experience for me to do this trip as It was the first time that I spent more than 8 hours seated in the airports and the airplane. Praise God everything went well. I still need to keep my medical treatment so next week I will return to the rehabilitation center in Fojnica. I still struggling with catheters and urine infections. Little by little I am getting muscles but I still having a lot of pains. One day it will cease.

Our church has gone through very difficult times after my accident, but God has done tremendous things, one of those things as several missionaries, pastors and leaders from other churches and communities came on to help our church when they heard that I was injured at the hospital. We could see a unity to serve not Walter’s church or the protestant church of Zenica, but the church of God who was hurted by my accident, it was probably the first time that everyone came together to support a local church in the times of troubles. Praise God for that unity and care from the Bosnian churches toward the church in Zenica.

In February from the 08 to 10 we will have our winter church retreat to strength fellowship, communion and seek God’s direction and vision for this year. Brother Lorenz will lead the bible studies and we will have Donald Solano among us as my sister Penha and Brunelly, a youth who is coming to serve in Zenica for one year. Sonja from Switzerland has joined our ministry for one year also. We are also planning to have baptism in February for Gods glory.

Last week some of our youth hold a VBS (the incredible Journey) at the church place, some kids decided for Christ and in the following Sunday service, they participated telling their experiences. A new generation is emerging in our community.

I would like to ask your prayers concerning the work of the Grace Valley. As I am limited by my accident, I cannot do things as I did before and this work needs a lot of energy to manage the farm, the Half-way house and the Homeless shelter. I need to keep my treatment for several months more if I want to be independent in a wheel chair. So, pray with us for a couple, family or a man who could come for one year or more to serve in this specific ministry.

Before, my body followed my brain, but today, my brain needs to follow my body and for me it is difficult, as I am dependent on someone else to help me in my basics needs.

car crashed

This morning one of our cars had a crash with another vehicle when he went to the city to drive a kid to school. The roads were not cleaned enough and was iced in the moment of the accident. Praise God that no one was injured, only the cars were damaged.

Keep us and our people in your prayers and thoughts. May God bless you and provide for all your needs as you provide for others.

Walter Goncalves

before breakfast on Christmas Day

Some of Centre children just before taking breakfast on Christmas day

heading 1          Hope December 2018

Its Christmas: “The most wonderful time of the year”

 

Christmas cake

Christmas Cake

New years cake

Ann and baby

MRC Director and her daughter Heavenly Joy Njambi.


Christmas time in Kenya is a time when families try to be with one another. Popular food include goat meat, chicken and chapatti. At MRC , it was filled with special activities – holiday trip, meals and playing.

Some of the menu for Christmas

chips          ndengu

chips, chicken and Ndengu

eating the Christmas meal

Staff and children eating the Christmas meal.

soda after lunch

After a heavy lunch, soda was ready. Harun Nikose kept asking for Coke.


Boxing day is a public holiday in Kenya, its another day of celebrating ,seeing friends and family. Some of the menu for the day is pictured below.

breakfast....sausage, fruits & eggsausages   mashed pots, cabbage & carrots     

Breakfast: tea, sausage, fruits and an egg, sausage and later for lunch: mashed potatoes and cabbage with carrots

having breakfast

Children having breakfast.

fruit juice break

Time for a fruit juice.

eating Boxing day lunch

Staff and children eating the Boxing day lunch.

time to stretch

Time to stretch after a day full of fun.


Kenya ushered new year in style as celebratory wave swept across the country , from capital city to the Counties. At MRC, all was set to welcome 2019. children woke up early to prepare for the festivities lined up for them. Pilau, chapati , beef and cake were ready.

pilau   chapatti   cake & ice cream

Pilau, chapatti, cake & ice cream.

children in joyous mood

Children in joyous mood as they welcome new year 2019.

child Rose cutting the cake

Child Rose being assisted by the administrator to cut the New year’s cake which was served with ice cream and soda.


A day trip to lake Nakuru National park offered a well worth wildlife experience to MRC children and staff. They were ecstatic to see the lion, giraffe, buffalo, water backs and flamingos.

ready to leave on the trip

Ready to leave MRC.

seeing the baboons

At Baboon view point in Lake Nakuru.

seeing the lions

Children exited in seeing the Lions.

packed lunch on trip

Having packed meal at the view point.

the waterfall

The administrator showing the children the waterfall.

group at waterfall

Taking a group photo at the water fall.

snacks before the trip home

Having some refreshments before embarking on the journey home.

bus home

Child Mukua being assisted to alight from the bus at MRC after a long day trip.


MRC children joined the community Members in Celebrating Jamhuri day at a local school ground. Jamhuri day is a national holiday in Kenya, celebrated on 12th December each year.

Jamhuri is a Swahili word for “republic” and the holiday is meant to officially mark the date when Kenya became an independent republic.

children leaving to attend Jamhuri celebrations

Children leaving MRC to attend Jamhuri celebrations.

 community members

Community members enjoying the performance from MRC children.

singing at the celebrations

 Children and Staff Khatenje performing a song at the ceremony.

Youth Kibet leading other children to MRC after the celebrations.


Pastor David Lee paid children a visit at MRC. He brought cash donation of 10,000/= from Carol Thomas ,which was used to buy clothes which the children wore on 26/12/2018.

 Pastor Lee & Pastor Peter in MRC      being shown the menus

Pastor Lee and pastor Peter being taken round MRC by the administrator and being shown the centre menu at the kitchen.

 

the dormitories     Centre's food store

A visit at the children dormitories and at the Centre food store.


Mr Tom Makale passed by the Centre and gave a donation of assorted clothes to children and staff.

 House mother, Gladys      staff Khatenje

House mother Gladys showing the clothes she received and staff Khatenje dressed in clothes she had received.

 Centre's security guard    Youth Waruguru    Groundsman Luka

The Centre's security Guard received warm clothes, Youth Waruguru dressed in clothes donated to her and Groundsman Luka showing the cloths he received.

Benard Ngondo bought children shoes and new clothes for Christmas. Children looked good in their new outfits.

children in their new outfits       shoe boxes

Children dressed in clothes courtesy of Bernard. Also, shoes bought for the children by Bernard.

diapers      flour

Chris Sounders ensured that children had enough diapers and porridge during this period. The diapers and porridge flour will last for three months.


Youths from PCEA Elburgon Church were not left behind. They volunteered for a day in assisting with daily work at the Centre.

 cleaning dispensary     

Cleaning the MRC Dispensary.

 

Helping in fetching firewood

 

Posing for a picture with child Blessing.

Serving children with drinks

 


Medical laboratory equipments being offloaded from the vehicle at MRC. Thanks to Kingdom Builders for making this possible.

       

Youth Mike Imani fell and injured his face. He was treated at MRC Dispensary and now almost healed.


Thanks Giving

- Good Health: To God for the good health and safe keeping of the children

- Safety & Security: To God for favour, safety and security in the Centre

- Thank God for our staff

- Thank God for the IT support for the trip and Christmas, boxing and New Year menu

- Thank Bernard Ngondo for supporting children clothes and shoes

- Thanks to Makale for donation of assorted clothes

- Thanks to Carole Tomas for buying children clothes

- Thanks to Chris Sounders for diapers and porridge flour

- Thanks to Kingdom Builders for the Laboratory Equipment

- For the continued supply of fish by Barbara Banta

- Thank God for all our sponsors and donors

- Thanks to PCEA Youth for their helping hand

Prayer Points

- Please pray for the safety and health of the children and for God’s miraculous intervention in their lives

- Pray for sponsors for our new children and for enough sponsorship for the old ones

 - Keep praying for provision of food and food production in our farm plots

- Keep praying for our staff the current ones and for the ones that we still need to hire - That the Lord may sent committed staff and their salaries

- Please pray for the continued provision of diapers

- Pray for our Clinical Officer and her salary

- Pray we get a committed Laboratory Technician and his/her salary

- We need volunteers in all fields - Pray that the Lord will touch you to become a volunteer

- Pray for the need of repainting and repairs at the Centre

- Provision of a 32 seater vehicle - The current Centre’s double cabin cannot move for long distances - God is able!

PEFA Matumaini Rehabilitation Centre P.O. Box 1086, Molo, 20106 Kenya

Mob: +254 723201779 (Office hours only) Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website-www.pefamatumainin.org

 

 

We hope to help Lorna raise funding for Jacob's Well.

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/lornajacobswells

Lorna Anupi works with Somali women refugees in Nairobi, Kenya, helping them to earn a living and find a purpose for themselves. Lorna has established programmes of learning and integration through computer skills, English language, tailoring and dressmaking. She has a vision to grow the project, in order to meet the current needs, by investing in more equipment, transport, facilities and staff. 

The Project: Equipment, vehicle, facilities (rent and internet) and staffing for learning projects.

Project Leaders: iTeams UK and Lorna Anupi

Time frame for the project: To have all necessary elements in place as soon as possible.

Lorna

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