We believe girls can Change the World

{em} projects

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INDIA: Alpha Mission School Send-A-Kid-To-School (SAKS) Campaign

Ongoing Need

Education is compulsory in India and the government provides it free of charge, but quality education is out of reach for many families. The Alpha Mission School offers a low cost option for these families. It costs only $20US per month for an Indian child to attend the AMS, a K–6 school founded in 2013 by Home and Jenny Jamang. Such a small number can have a huge impact. When we pour into the lives of children, we shape the future, and in this case, we advance the Kingdom. Most of AMS students are from Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist families, and while they are taught reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic, they are also being exposed to the gospel of grace through biblical principles…daily.

 

A handful of Jenny’s students are needy, meaning, among other things, there is no way to pay the school bill. In faith, Jenny and Home have extended love, care, and education to some of these children, believing that exposure to the gospel through quality education can change not just a life; it can change the world. Would you be willing to partner with us as we empower Jenny and Home to reach more kids with the gospel of grace? Supporting a student at the Alpha Mission School doesn’t cost much. Your donation of $20US per month will go a long way, and we promise that getting to know Jenny and Home will prove inspirational. Click HERE to partner with the Alpha Mission School and send some kids to school!

 

LOCAL CENTRAL COAST: Heaven's Kitchen

Ongoing Service Project

For over a year, Heaven's Kitchen has made over 2500 meals for seniors and single parents. These meals are prepared and delivered once a week at no charge. The HK team is looking to expand to prepare meals for our local homeless shelter. There are multiple ways to get involved in this wonderful meal ministry: You can help us assemble meals on Wednesdays, do food prep at home, deliver to senior shut-ins, or donate $$ for food purchase and supplies. Email kristin@globalsharingusa.org for more info.

LOCAL CENTRAL COAST: North County Abolitionists

Ongoing Service Project

Human trafficking is not just happening internationally. It is here in the US and even in our small towns and communities. The North County Abolitionists are bringing awareness and education about human trafficking and its local presence to north San Luis Obispo County. This group hosts quarterly documentary films in the community to shed light on this terrible reality. In addition, the group offers training on how to spot signs of trafficking, and survivor resources. They meet weekly to plan and pray. Email kristin@globalsharingusa.org for more info.

WORLDWIDE: Dress A Girl Around the World

Ongoing Service Project

Can you sew? It may be fast becoming a lost art, but a love of sewing can be put to good and effective use for the Kingdom! {em} would like to introduce you to Hope 4 Women International, a Christ-centered non-profit that founded the Dress-A-Girl program in 2009. Since then, people from around the world are forming groups and sewing simple sun dresses for Hope 4 Women International. Dress a Girl Around the World provides patterns, ways to be involved and opportunities for you to deliver or to help fund the delivery of dresses to girls around the world. Hope 4 Women International teams and partners have delivered to date over 450,000 dresses. Together they really are dressing girls around the world. Why? By giving a girl a new dress you not only give her dignity, you could be changing her destiny. To find out more click here: Dress A Girl Around the World.

 

USA: {em} Service & Vision Trip, San Francisco

Service Opportunity / Trip

{em} is partnering with Because Justice Matters, an impactful ministry that works with women in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Come with us to the city where you will learn, serve, and grow. Led by our ministry partners (BJM) who know the area well, we will canvass one of the roughest neighborhoods in San Francisco as we minister to women, serve the homeless, and pray for strip clubs in the area. We will offer gift bags to the women who work the streets and offer to pray with them as well. This weekend will help us know how to pray for and serve a desperately lost world. Space is limited. Men are welcome! Contact janet@globalsharingusa.org for more info or to sign up.

DATES: September 2-4, November 10-12, 2017; February 24-26, 2018, April 28-30, 2018.

COST: $150 (accommodations & most meals provided)

PHILIPPINES: {em} Women’s Conference

Service Opportunity / Trip 

Come join us as we visit our ministry partners, To God Be The Glory Ministries. This wonderful ministry focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty among the Aeta People through education, vocational training, medical care, and more. (Click HERE to read more). We'll be facilitating an Esther Movement Women's Conference with a children's program. An {em} women's conference provides local ladies a chance to grow in their faith, enjoy fellowship, and have some fun. With Biblical teaching, small group interaction, crafts and games, lasting friendships are built around a brief retreat: time away from real life pressure and time in God's Word. For more info, contact janet@globalsharingusa.org.

Dates:  October 20-28, 2017

Cost: $1200 (plus airfare, includes accommodations & most meals)

Application and deposit of $300 due by August 1. Email Dorie at dorieherbertsmith@gmail.com to receive the application.

THAILAND: Home of New Beginnings Christmas Parties

Service Opportunity / Trip 

The Home of New Beginnings in Bangkok, Thailand, is a residential community that serves women coming out of the sex trade. Every Christmas, HONB invites women in the trade to attend Christmas parties where they will enjoy a sumptuous meal, receive gifts, hear the gospel, and be offered a way into a new life. On this trip, we will help HONB invite the women, host the parties, participate in follow-up, and learn about both Thai culture and the oppression of the sex trade. Space is limited. Contact janet@globalsharingusa.org for more information.

Dates:  December 9-19, 2017

Cost: $1500 (plus airfare, includes accommodations & most meals)

COSTA RICA: {em} Women’s Conference & Service Trip

Service Opportunity / Trip 

Come join us as we offer two women's conferences, VBS-style children's programs, and dress-a-girl-around-the-world distribution. Spanish not necessary but helpful. Pastor's training will be facilitated on this trip as well. Contact janet@globalsharingusa.org for more information.

Dates: January 14-24, 2018

Cost: $1400 (includes airfare, accommodations, most meals, and transportation to and from LAX)

INDIA: {em} Women’s Conference & Pastor's Training

Service Opportunity / Trip 

Come join us as we facilitate an Esther Movement Women's Conference and offer a training conference for local pastors in North India as well. An {em} women's conference provides local ladies a chance to grow in their faith, enjoy fellowship, and have some fun. With Biblical teaching, small group interaction, crafts and games, lasting friendships are built around a brief retreat: time away from real life pressure and time in God's Word. For more info, contact janet@globalsharingusa.org.

Dates: March 2018

Cost: $1500 (plus airfare, includes accommodations & most meals)