Morning Light (Yengat Birhan) is a refuge for the needy, serving 243 widows, single mothers, and orphans in the slums outside of Addis Ababa. Women receive job training, health care, counseling, and income-generating opportunities. With this support, they gain self-esteem and can provide for the basic needs of their families. Morning Light’s holistic approach to ministry meets physical needs while sharing the hope and refuge found in Christ.
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.