Love Never Fails seeks to decrease the spread of HIV/AIDS and free women from a life of prostitution. The staff cares for the daily physical needs of men and women living with AIDS, encourages HIV testing, provides AIDS awareness programs, and leads training to de-stigmatize the disease. In addition, the ministry offers both income-generating activities for prostitutes and educational support for children so that vulnerable women and children will have the job skills to be self-sufficient. Love Never Fails cares with the compassion of Christ, taking every opportunity to share the hope of the gospel to change lives.
Kenya Needy Orphans and Children (KNOC) promotes high school education and post-graduation planning for orphans and impoverished children. Children receive school fees, vocational training, and career guidance. KNOC works with impoverished children and orphans from local church congregations, giving them educational and spiritual support so they may serve the Lord in their churches, vocations, and all of life.
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.
CEMIPRE began as a ministry in 2003, became a Chilean foundation in 2013, and currently serves over 60 individuals with vision impairment (low vision or blindness). While the average age of a participant is 50, this year CEMIPRE added occupational therapy services for children ages 5–16. Every service—occupational, speech, and language therapy; Braille instruction; and computer literacy training—is bathed in the gospel. Rather than focusing on a diagnosis or a disability, the ministry highlights each participant’s value and dignity.
CEMIPRE involves family and friends as much as possible to educate and encourage program participants. A devoted group of local pastors and church members teach beneficiaries 30-minute devotionals twice a week. Local church involvement has increased over the years; a change from rejecting people with disabilities to welcoming them into their fellowships.