Welcome El Shaddai Ministries!
We are excited to announce our newest school partnership located in Southern India. K. M. Johny Memorial Nursery and Primary School, run by El Shaddai Ministries, works to develop the Dalit community. The Dalit are the lowest caste of people and live below the poverty line. Many families are suffering without basic needs such as clean water.
The lack of finances causes students to drop out of school and begin working with their parents at a young age. This school works to better the lives of these families by providing the students with a quality education. We have 15 of their students in need of sponsorship on our site now. Please take a look at them and see if you might be able to help sponsor one of them. Consider gathering a church group, friends or family to sponsor a child together. Each student needs $175 to attend their next year of primary school.
In late January, we sent funds to Uganda to send 20 students to school. The school we work with, African Child In Need, sent us this beautiful thank you letter to share with all of our supporters.
New Board Member
Introducing our new board member, Erica Wylie Wingo!
Erica Wylie has a Master's in Public Health. She works for Florida Department of Health. She spent 2 years with the Peace Corps in Cameroon where she worked at an HIV treatment center to provide care and support for people living with HIV. She worked in the community to give sexual reproductive health education to adolescent girls, young men and women. She has a passion for the world and loves to see children getting an education because it's the most powerful thing they can own.
Painting with a Purpose Fundraiser
We had our first fundraiser in February at Painting with a Twist in St. Augustine, Florida. We had a blast learning how to paint while enjoying wine and snacks. We had raffle donations from Whetstone Chocolate, Mellow Mushroom, Edible Arrangements, Publix and several individuals. We had a great turnout and raised enough money to put several students through school!