Our initial commitment to both Adventures in Missions and Children’s HopeChest is to help them transition to more cost effective and sustainable local leadership. In the other countries where they are operating they are typically able to transition off of outside leadership within a few years but because of the devastating toll that HIV/AIDS epidemic has had on Swaziland families they have had to rely on outside support staff but they are getting closer to that goal. The country director, Scott, has had to turn down other applicants because they are needing people with specific skill sets to train up their indigenous staff in key support roles. Amazingly, we fit the bill, have a heart for Swaziland, and have made choices in life and ministry that allow us to take the minimum 2 year commitment to invest in their staff and empower them to learn and grow into those roles.
But we need you to partner with us.
We’ve met our 2015 goal of moving to Swaziland before the end of the year. Our biggest need is for ongoing support, would you be willing to support us every month via an automatic bank draft or credit card charge? Any amount would really help us as we train up the next generation of Swazi leaders.
Would you be willing to set up a monthly donation right now? It is private, secure, and will only take a minute or two. If you’d rather set up your donation via the USPS the information to do that is also on the right (please make sure that you include a note in the envelope whether this is a monthly or one time donation).
Thank you for supporting us and if you’d like to give a one-time gift to our Startup or Emergency funds, you can donate either via the online or mail options mentioned above as well.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping empower us as we serve in Swaziland!
What do the ministries do that you are supporting?
- Provide food and water for 5,000 Swaziland children daily
- Fostering sustainable agriculture to ensure the long-term needs of the community are met
- Creating hand-crafted merchandise to teach marketable skills
- Discipleship and education programs to invest in the next generation of Swazi
- Providing emotional and medical support to those impacted by HIV/AIDS
- Empowering driven young entrepreneurs with micro loans
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What will your support allow us to do more specifically?
Our other country director, Jumbo, has identified some critical needs that we will be focused on addressing.
Brandon will be helping the ministry with IT networking and support for the office staff, working on the website and video marketing creation/development, and then training up the local staff in all these areas to help with future ministry sustainability.
Melinda’s focus will be ensuring that the office needs of the ministry will be taken care of. There will be a lot of day-to-day creation, implementation, and training on best practices for office management with local staff plus additional work on the ministry newsletter and other administrative tasks as needed.
While we will dedicate a lot of time to ensuring that these tasks and training get done, we are also going to be spending a lot of time with the orphaned children that Children’s HopeChest ministers to as there is a need for additional couples available to love on the kids there in person.
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
-1 Peter 4:10 (ESV)