Our approach to holistic ministry is to, among other things, promote self-sufficiency. It is our desire to impart God’s plan to both youth and adults in the communities we serve. By investing in their lives through our Vocational Program, we hope to help them flourish and become pillars of strength in their community.
We launched several programs in the fall of 2018 in Mankneh community.
- Farming – the community now self-sufficiently grows their own crops providing food for their families
- Adult Literacy – the ability to read and write at a basic level could be considered a fundamental human right. We utilize Bible stories and entry-level learning tools to promote literacy
- Tailoring – providing a sewing education allows the community provide school uniforms for our students, as well as run their own micro-business
- Soap Making – in tandem with our Clean Water and Hygiene Training program, the locals learn to make their own soap and use it the soap at “Tippy Tap” hand washing stations throughout the village – this keeps everyone healthier
What the future holds:
Self-sufficiency is a major pillar of a sustainable environment. Though our facilities are limited, we are hopeful that through God’s grace and our donor support, we can expand these programs to nearby communities by 2020.