Royal Nest is a tuition-free Christian school for impoverished children in the slums of Monrovia, Liberia. With 84 percent of the population living below the poverty line of $1.25 per day, Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world. Royal Nest helps 500 underprivileged children break the cycle of poverty through education. Each year Royal Nest hosts community outreach days on Liberia’s Independence Day (July 26) and Christmas Day where 300 community children gather for a meal, clothing distribution, and special gifts. The ministry also hosts a soccer program so children can develop positive friendships and cultivate team-building skills.
Reformed Hearts Orphans Center (RHOC) cares for 35 orphans within seven homes at RHOC and with families from their local church. The children in their care are orphaned from the AIDS/HIV epidemic and political unrest. RHOC believes “that every child deserves a loving home, a family and parents or caretakers who cater to the child’s physical and emotional well – being and development. We believe that children belong in homes and families and not in institutions.” It is with this commitment that RHOC is caring for orphans in the name of Christ, instructing them in solid, Biblical teaching.
Teen Ministry seeks to win to Christ and improve the lives of severely impoverished teenage girls living in the “garbage city” of Cairo, Egypt. Teen Ministry primarily teaches these young girls to find joy in Christ; much of their time is devoted to praying and studying the Bible. Teen Ministry teaches girls who have never been taught hygiene or cleanliness how to wash themselves and make changes to improve their health through hygiene in their homes and families. In the area that Teen Ministry operates, girls are often abused and neglected. Teen Ministry shows them genuine love, often for the first time in their lives. Teen Ministry also educates the girls and provides them with medical and dental care.
Jars of Oil Mission Africa (JOMA) ministers to elderly widows (affectionately referred to as grannies) who lost their children to AIDS and now take care of their grandchildren. With compassion, the ministry breaks through the shame and stigma associated with AIDS to meet physical and spiritual needs. JOMA feeds families by delivering food packages and helping “grannies” start gardens. The gardens provide a source of food, income, and dignity. Many of the grannies suffer from HIV or other illnesses so JOMA arranges medical treatment for them.