Advent Calendar Day 12: African Team Ministries

African Team Ministries

Julie from our Forum has helped collect blankets for babies, infants, and toddlers to be sent to East Africa by African Team Ministries for use in the orphanages they support. You’ve seen the carvings, scarves, and jewelry from East Africa on our own patio when African Team Ministries has visited us in the past (and they will be here on Sunday 12/11 once again). What is done with the funds raised? Find out.

Mission Statement

African Team Ministries is a Christian ministry working as an intermediary between African and American churches. With help from Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Anglican denominations, we provide funding for orphan and refugee relief missions and evangelism in East Africa. The support we receive is sent directly to our partnering Bishops to provide school fees, tuition, books, and uniforms. This support ensures that the children receive an education and a measure of stability needed to rebuild their minds. We currently have children registered for sponsorship in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda. Thru our support we are giving the gift of HOPE!

For the rest of the story: African Team Ministries

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August 26, 2011

More than 3 million Kenyans are facing malnutrition, starvation and even death due to the worst drought and famine in 60 years. It is so painful to daily see the photos and stories on TV.

Among the most vulnerable to the drought and famine are hundreds of thousands of children under the age of five. In the famine areas of Kenya almost 10% of the children under 5 will die. Children weakened by malnutrition are susceptible to killer diseases like measles and malaria.

African Team Ministries has been serving the Anglican, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches in Kenya for more than 25 years. We have been given a 40’ container of a protein and fiber rich oatmeal & soup which will provide 100,000+ nutritious meals which can be eaten by infants, the elderly and everyone in between. The food has been donated leaving the transportation and distribution costs of $10,000 to be covered.

So for each $10 purchase made by you, it will provide 100 meals of oatmeal and 150 servings of soup to hungry people in the drought and famine areas of Kenya.

If you would like to help us provide this much needed gift of nutritious food please call us at (800) 456-0843, Email at: ,OR VISIT OUR BRAND NEW STORE!

Thank you & God bless,

Keith Jesson

Photo: Oxfam East Africa via Wikimedia Commons

Author: Daniel Rondeau

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest (now retired) in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.

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