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With 30,000 kids to look after, a charge that comes with insuring they become educated men and women of God it is important to know where we stand as far as needs are concerned. Here is a list of the top needs for 2014 and beyond, if anything strikes a cord or if God taps you on the shoulder please give us a call and lets talk it over.
Top Needs 2014 and beyond.
We have had a wonderful 2012-2013 with many projects completed. We were blessed with funds for new construction projects including Churches, Schools, and water projects, as well as seed and tool projects and more. Our main thrust is always the 30,000 kids in our schools, learning their abc’s as well as hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our Vision is a world where all children have an opportunity to become educated, healthy adults, get involved in their communities and share their love of Jesus Christ.
We depend on your time, talent and treasure. Without you, the kids would not be in school and our extra important projects would never have a chance, so thank you and God bless you.
Our desire is that you become a sponsor. That is what we need to make is possible to help kids around the world. $30 a month will fill the need for one child!
Top needs for extra projects include:
1. Hesse Church. An additional $50,000 needed
Hesse church is under construction and scheduled to be completed within a few months. The additional funds are needed to make the building a little nicer and provide the furnishings like benches.
A gift to this project will greatly encourage the church people and children who have been holding worship under a tarp since the earthquake in 2010.
2. Repair to 4 other Haitian Churches. $80,000 needed
There are simple church buildings in each of the other project communities, where we work. These buildings are all in need of repairs. Some paint, some structural repairs, others roof repair or furnishings.
This project will provide clean up and repairs to various church buildings and result in bringing Glory to God as the people see that God does provide.
3. Four (4) classrooms for Bois Negresse school. $76,000 needed
The Bois Negresse school is in one of the poorest communities where we work. We have been able to procure land and build a 4 classroom preschool building with kitchen and dining area. The kids in grades 1-6 have been meeting under a shed without walls for the past two years. A youth group in Sweden has raised the first $38,000 to build 2 classrooms. We need to build two more units, each with 2 classrooms to complete the school. Each unit of 2 classrooms is $38,000.
4. Build new children’s home to replace one that we have to vacate. $375,000 needed
This is the Carrefour children’s home for 100 kids. They have to vacate the property which they did not own. The government has made land available outside the city. Other donors have pledged or given half of the total cost of $750,000. The balance we need is $375,000.
This will build 4 group homes, each holding 20 children and an apartment for a set of house parents. The project also includes a dining/study hall and office/guest house.
5. School Based Community Health Pilot Project- Haiti. $25,000 needed
This project has been conceived to meet the need of helping the children grow up healthy. It is not an acute care project, but rather education and community (public) health.
6. Pastor and Christian Workers Seminar. $15,000 needed
This provides a retreat setting for the Haitian pastors and workers. They will sit under the teaching of men from the USA and or Sweden. It includes the cost of the facility, transportation for the men, food and materials costs.
7. Child Evangelism & Discipleship Training. $97,500 needed
This project will make sure that each child has a Bible. Each teacher has training in child evangelism and child discipleship training. Since this is a startup project for us that we intend to replicate world-wide, I estimate the cost to be $25 per child. We have 3,900 children presently in our projects in Haiti.
The dream is to expand this all 30,000 children we work with worldwide. The cost for that will reach $600,000.
8. Christian Youth Complex in Argentina. $1,500,000 needed
This project now has a 500 strong church body, however they meet in a tent and it is overflowing. The Church in the Chaco province is concentrating on winning souls in the Church and on the streets. The young pastor and his whole team are on fire. The church building within the complex is expected to run $250,000 or about 15% of the total project. They are growing fast and they need a real church building.
This church will have multiple uses and is tied to the Christian sports activities as well. The dream is to get the church built at create a soul winning machine in northern Argentina.
9. School books in all countries. $500,000 needed
Every year school books cost more and it does not matter where in the world you are. The need is endless and we always need funding for school books to produce graduates.
10. Romanian family conferences and bible classes. $40,000 needed
Starting in September 2013, in Dorohoi, Romania, we have begun Bible classes we have planned for some time. We want to do expand these outreach efforts.
In Romania (and Moldova), Star of Hope is improving the lives of children with special needs. We are also working to keep children off the streets. The center is changing lives and we want to empower the team much more.
11. Church support in rural Philippines. $15,000 needed
We support a school and a church in western Quezon province of the Philippines. Pastor Ben Mergano who spearheaded the work passed away last December, however his work continues and we want the work to prosper.
12. Church support vehicles in Argentina and Haiti. $80,000 needed
Some projects have a real need for vehicles, in these countries the roads are terrible and reliable transportation is a must for Church and School work.
Blessings and thanks.
Staff, Star of Hope