Can you see yourself serving African children as a missionary with Every Child Ministries?

Is God leading you to work with African children? 
An Open Invitation!

If God has laid the needs of African children on your heart, we invite you to consider serving with Every Child Ministries.  We are open to considering any African country.  We will pray with you as you trust God to provide for the ministry He has laid on your heart, and we will guide and encourage you all along the way.  Why start over from scratch?  Why serve on your own?  The Bible says "A strand of three cords is not easily broken" (Eccl 4:12).  Contact ECM today and let's talk.

Missionaries now serving African children with Every Child Ministries:

Click on the name of the missionary you want to read more about.  Those listed in black are currently raising support.

Baughs--Russ & Marcia & family (Uganda The Way Home)
Coker--Bruce & Janine (Uganda Afayo Project)
Driscoll-Jim & Carolyn (Ghana Central Region)
Enyeart--Sandi (U S Mission Central)
Fisher--(Uganda Afayo Project)
Hayes--Cathy (N Uganda)
Luckey--Mark & Stacy (Uganda Afayo Project)
Miles--Monica (US Mission Central)
Rouster--John & Lorella (US Mission Central)
Taylor--Ira (U S Mission Central)
Wrinkle-- Courtney (Uganda Afayo Project)

Project Ambassadors

Wayners-Doug and Sally (Ghana- Haven of Hope)

Missionaries who have served 6 month terms or longer:

Arnett--Matt & Brecka (Uganda 2008-2009) 
Beaujean--Micky (Ghana 2009)
Bentz--Ashley (Uganda 2010)
Bertsch--Floyd & Hildred (1999-2006)
Botts--Lauren (Ghana 2010)
Broersma--Jennifer (U S Mission Central 2011-2012)

Carlson--Erik & Bambi (Congo 1992-1993)
Cardoza-Nancy (Uganda 2009-2014)
Dingus--Sarah (Uganda 2009-2010) 
Ducommun-- Ashley (Ghana 2007-2009)
Forkkio--James & Denese (Ghana Trokosi Project 2012-2013)
Gast--Angela(N. Uganda 2011-2012)

Gillaspy--Laura
(Ghana 2004-2005 )
Harkness--Karen(Ghana 2012) 
Hendrix--Lindsay (Ghana 2008-2009)
Howard--Hannah (Ghana Haven of Hope 2010-2013)
Lavendar--Dayton(Ghana Haven Academy 2012-2013)

Martin--Tawnee (Ghana 2010-2011)
 
Messner--Elise (Ghana 2008-2009)
Neevel--Dana (Ghana 2009-2010)
Rogers-Melissa (Uganda 2009-2013)
Sliwinski--Christine (Uganda 2009-2010)
Smith, Amanda (Ghana 2010-2011)
Suitor--Katie (US Mission Central 2009-2011)
Williams-CaSandra (Ghana fall 2013-spring 2014)


 

John & Lorella

RousterJohn and Lorella Rouster International Directors of Every Child Ministries are always looking for new ways to help African children
         
International Directors
         
John and Lorella are the visionaries behind Every Child Ministries.  They have served with Every Child Ministries since its birth in 1985, as founders, then as Board members and volunteers from 1985 to 1989, as African Field Directors in DR Congo (then Zaire) from 1990 to 1996, and as International Directors from 1997 to the present.

     At present the Rousters are based in the US, living in Merrillville, IN and traveling frequently to various countries in Africa in their job of overseeing the work of Every Child Ministries.  John's major roles are organizing short term teams each summer and working with other missionary recruits, planning and overseeing construction projects in Africa, organizing sea container loads of supplies for the ministries in Africa, helping maintain the International Office at Hebron, IN, and contacting business people on behalf of the ministry.  Lorella's major roles are developing the website and web presence, writing promotional materials for the US and training materials for Africa, guiding and encouraging the African staff through email and personal visits, and developing new programs and the budget.  Both John and Lorella are frequent speakers at churches, schools, civic groups and events.  Lorella speaks often as an advocate for the slave children of West Africa known as trokosi and John on behalf of Haven of Hope Home.  Both speak on behalf of the Invisible Children of Uganda.

     The Rousters are in need of additional ministry support.  Their support level has run at about 80% for years, and they have recently decided that they need to work hard to bring it up to 100% so they can minister unhindered by financial concerns.  They also need to raise travel expenses to enable them to more effectively supervise the work in Africa.

See Rouster Ramblings Christmas 2011

See Rouster Ramblings Christmas 2010

See Rouster Ramblings Christmas 2009

See Rouster Ramblings Christmas 2008

See Rouster Ramblings March 2008    SPECIAL EDITION

See Rouster Ramblings Christmas 2007

 

Visit Lorella's personal blogs.   

www.mamalorella.blogspot.com                
www.modern-dayabolitionist.blogspot.com

If you would like to give to the ministry account of John & Lorella Rouster, please Click Here and designate your gift for Rousters.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the links to give on line.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!


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Since 2001, Monica's ministry has greatly enhanced the effectiveness of the International Directors.  She serves as receptionist and hers is likely the first voice you hear when you call ECM.  Monica also answers many of our email inquiries, including those interested in missions opportunities, writes the monthly prayer updates, keeps ECM compliant with various state requirements, helps develop AFRICAN JEWELS magazine, and supervises home volunteers who work on various projects and web volunteers who help to translate our materials into various African languages.  When the Rousters are traveling in Africa, Monica oversees the International Office activities. 

If you would like to give to the ministry account of Monica Miles, please Click Here and designate your gift for Monica.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the links to give online.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you.



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Sandi Enyeart- Adminstrative Assistant

Sandi  joined the ECM Team in August 2012.  Sandi processes many of the donations received, including all the online and EFT donations.  She works with our missionaries, keeping them up to date on their support and keeping their pages on our website current.  Sandi also assists with the general day-to-day operations here in the office, including overseeing office volunteers.   We are pleased to have Sandi on staff.

If you would like to give to the ministry account of Sandi Enyeart, please Click Here and designate your gift for Sandi. You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the links to give online. If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner. Thank you.

 



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Ira Taylor

Child Sponsorship Coordinator

 Ira joined the ECM Team in August 2012.   She coordinates many aspects of ECM's Child Sponsorship program, including communication between Mission Central and the field, communication between sponsors and their sponsored children, making new sponsorship packets, maintaining accurate information and so much more.    She also is administrator of our FaceBook & Twitter accounts.   Ira also assists with the general day-to-day operations here in the office.   We are blessed to have Ira on staff.

If you would like to give to the ministry account of Ira Taylor, please Click Here and designate your gift for Ira. You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the links to give online. If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner. Thank you.


Thank you to those who have previously served with ECM:
Your service will always be remembered & appreciated

Thank you, partners, for helping Every Child Ministries' missionaries serving African children and youth.

 

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           Uganda--Gayaza Project 2008-2009

Matt and Brecka helped to develop ECM's orphan program in Gayaza, they started a sports outreach program using soccer, and converted the office garage space into a mini-classroom/library where children from both the sponsorship club and community come to get help with homework, read and be read to, and learn about computers.  While serving in Uganda Matt used his coaching skills to form relationships with area youth, teaching them not only life skills but also using that time to teach them about the Love of Jesus Christ.  Brecka used her nurturing spirit and teaching skills to help the children advance in their education and has done a wonderful job reaching out to children, making them feel special and loved.  

Brecka recently commented on her blog, "The programs first Saturday club began the first weekend that Matt and I arrived back in October, 2008.  I was thrown right into the mix and started teaching the six kids that were sponsored.  I’m still the main organizer of the teachings, but now there we have over forty kids sponsored.  The transformation that has occurred with this program has been amazing to watch and I am thankful that God has allowed me to be part of the process.  I personally had little to do with the selection of the needy children; only after they are sponsored do I really hear the story of where they have come from.  But I can tell you that once the kids start attending Saturday club regularly there is a major change that occurs."  

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To see children from Gayaza who need sponsors, click here

If you would like to give to Every Child Ministries Gayaza project in honor of Matt & Brecka Arnett & their work with the Gayaza project, please Click Here and designate your gift in honor of the Arnetts. If you'd like to become a monthly partner, just make your gift recurring.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the links to give on line.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!


Micky Beaujean
         Ghana--Slave children
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         During Micky's short term in the summer of 2006, her heart was drawn to the women and children who have been held in slavery in idol shrines.  Micky successfully raised funds to continue that work, supporting and expanding on the ministry our African staff members Mary and Judith have stared.  Unfortunately, after only a few months' ministry in Ghana, Micky developed uncontrollable dizziness which came more and more frequently.  Changes in medication did not alleviate the situation, so for her health and safety she had to return to the U.S.  All that she had accumulated for ministry was generously distributed to various aspects of the Ghana work.  Join us in praying for Micky's health and for clear guidance as to the next step in her life.

 

If you would like to give to the slave freedom project in honor of Micky Beaujean,  please Click Here and designate your gift for the slave project in honor of Micky.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the links to give on line.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!

 


Ashley Bentz 
        Northern Uganda 2010

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         Ashley worked in northern Uganda for 6 months in 2010.  She worked with the children in the Tegotatoo Sponsorship Program.  She was wonderful with the kids and a blessing for Christine Sliwinski, with whom she worked and lived.  Together Ashley, Chrissy and the northern Uganda team accomplished many great things for the program.  After the government started closing down the IDP camps they organized a resettlement program and helped families move out of the camp and back onto their land.  They helped them rebuild huts to live in and have also instituted a new meal plan. Children in the sponsorship program are now getting at least one nutritional meal five days a week.  This is huge because many of these children were only getting one good meal a week before.  Also Ashley helped the team implement manditory tutoring for all of the children.  Toward the end of her time in Uganda Ashley was very involved with discipleship.  She was working with the mothers of many of our sponsorship children, as well as, many people from the village she lived in to make sure they were growing in God's word before she left.  Giving them tools to continue to move forward in the faith.  We, so appreciate Ashley and the work she did.  May God richly bless the seeds that were planted.

Visit Ashley's Blog

If you would like to give to the Tegotatoo project in honor of the ministry that Ashley Bentz served in, please Click Here and designate your gift for the Tegotatoo project.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the link to give online.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!


 Floyd & Hildred Bertsch


Floyd and Hildred served as volunteers with ECM almost from the beginning in 1985.  Floyd served as Executive Director from October 1989 to 1996, Hildred continuing as volunteer secretary.  They had served as volunteer Mission Reps since 1997.  The Bertsches retired and Floyd has since went to be with the Lord.   /files/Missionary pictures/Bertsch's  Mawele.jpg


If you would like to give to Every Child Ministries in honor of Floyd & Hildred Bertsch, please Click Here and designate your gift "in honor of Floyd & Hildred Bertsch". You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the links to give on line. If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner. Thank you!

 


Lauren Botts

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Ghana--Haven of Hope 2010

Lauren served at Haven of Hope/Academy in 2010.  Her organizational skills were a huge asset to our ministry there.  She worked diligently to sort through and set up an organizational system for the Haven of Hope office and the Haven Academy office.  These jobs are both big undertakings and had needed to be done for quite sometime.  Lauren also helped manage a lot of the day-to-day operations and was huge help with communication and leadership during Jim & Carolyn Dricsoll's furlough.

 Visit Lauren's Blog

If you would like to  give to Every Child Ministries in honor of Lauren Botts, please Click Here   and designate your gift "in honor of Lauren."  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the link to give online.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processings partner.  Thank you!

 


Jennifer Broersma
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Jennifer was a true blessing at Mission Central. She was ECM's "go to" gal for all things technological. She worked with the missionaries, keeping them updated on their support, kept the website updated for both the missionary pages & the child sponsorship pages, processed donations including all the online & automatic withdrawal donations, and worked with our child sponsorship coordinators in Africa to get updates to sponsors.

Jennifer has moved into another phase of her life - building a family with her husband, Dan.

If you would like to give to ECM in honor of Jennifer Broersma, please Click Here and designate your gift in honor of Jennifer Broersma. You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the link to give online. If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner. Thank yo

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 Nancy Cardoza
N. Uganda 2009-2014

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Nancy worked with several women to teach sanitation and infection control in the villages where the wells were installed, taught sewing skills and quilting as well as shared God's love for the people living there. We wish her the best as she leaves Every Child Ministries and  begins her own ministry.

If you would like to give to the Tegotatoo project in honor of the ministry that Nancy Cardoza served in, please Click Here and designate your gift for the Tegotatoo project.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the link to give online.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!


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 Erik & Bambi CarlsonDR Congo (then Zaire), 1992-early 1993.

The Carlsons served in many ways.  Eric developed the airstrip at Mission Garizim, taught in the Bible School there, and tutored Kristi.  Bambi taught women's classes at Garizim, developed a women's singing group, and translated songs into the local dialect.  The Carlsons are now serving with Victorious Christian Living in IL.  They also served a term in Uganda with VCL.

/files/Missionary pictures/Bambi  Erik Carlson 1985.jpgIf you would like to give to Mission Garizim, the project on which the Carlsons worked, please Click Here and designate your gift for "Mission Garizim in honor of Erik & Bambi Carlson.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the links to give on line.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you! 

 

 


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        Northern Uganda 2009

        Sarah went to Uganda with the 2009 summer team and stayed behind the team for a 6 month internship.  Sarah worked with the team teaching Bible lessons about how God knows who we are and what we have done and gives us an opportunity for forgiveness and wholeness in Him.  After the team departed Sarah stayed behind with another team member Melissa Rogers, and together they started an nonformal teaching program.  Many of the children in our sponsorship program were struggling in school and needed extra help, Sarah and Melissa began tutoring them.   They also worked with children in the Tegot village who were unable to attend school due to finances.  The children loved learning and made quick progress.  Starting with the basics of abc's and counting Sarah and Melissa set a good foundation for those not in school and reinforce the learning of the sponsored children.  Sarah was a wonderful asset to the ECM team in Gulu and we are so thankful for the time she gave serving the Lord with us.

If you would like to  give to Every Child Ministries in honor of Sarah Dingus, please Click Here   and designate your gift "in honor of Sarah."  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the link to give online.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processings partner.  Thank you!



 
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Ghana--Haven Academy
2007-2008

Ashley began her one-year term by participating on the School Ministry teaching team in the Aflao, a town in the Volta Region of Ghana, in June 2007.  She continued her service at Haven Academy, where she taught phonics as a reading tutor for all levels, helping those who needed extra attention, and trained the Ghanaian teachers in the fullest possible use of American teaching aids.  Of course Ashley was involved with the students in all kinds of ways.  Her help at Haven Academy was enormous.

Visit Ashley's Blog

If you would like to give to Haven of Hope or Haven Academy in honor of Ashley Ducommun, please Click Here and designate your gift in honor of Ashley Ducommun.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the links to give on line.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!

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Forkkio--James & Denese -Ghana Trokosi Project 2012-2013

James and Denese worked with the Trokosi.  They were part of liberating these women as well as showing them how to live with their new found freedom.

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If you would liketo give to the Slave Project  in honor of the ministry that the Forkkios served in, please Click Here and designate your gift for the Slave Project. You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the link to give online. If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner. Thank you

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Angela Gast- Northern Uganda 2011-2012

Angela Gast arrived in Uganda at the beginning of June 2011. She helped to install two wells and educated the surrounding communities on how to keep the wells sanitary and proper hygiene. Angela's ministered to young children (preschool age and under), but also tutored some of the older children. Angela also has a heart for widows and abandoned women and loved to minister to them. She is now back in the United States and was married in October 2012. /files/Missionary docs/Angela Gast web.jpg

If you would liketo give to the Tegotatoo project in honor of the ministry that Angela Gast served in, please Click Here and designate your gift for the Tegotatoo project. You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the link to give online. If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner. Thank you

 


Laura Gillaspy-Ghana 2004-2005.
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If you would like to give to Haven Academy, the project on which Laura worked, please Click Here and designate your gift for Haven Academy in honor of Laura Gillaspy.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the links to give on line.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!

 


 Karen Harkness Served at Haven of Hope 2012

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Karen served a nine month term at Haven of Hope where she procured supplies and served as a driver. Karen was a faithful servant who's love for the children was evident in the relationships she built while at Haven of Hope.

If you would like to give to Haven of Hope in honor of Karen Harkness, please Click Here and designate your gift for Haven of Hope in honor of Karen. You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the link to give online. If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner. Thank you!


Lindsay Hendrix

         Ghana 2008-2009Lindsay taught 3rd grade at Haven Academy.  After returning home Lindsay reflected on her thoughts going into her African trip "Taking a few steps back, or more like a year back to one of my first blogs that I wrote in June of 2008, I see that I asked specifically for prayer for humility. In all honesty I don’t quite remember why that was at the top of my list at the time. Most people getting ready to be separated from everything and everyone they know and love for 10 months probably would have asked for courage, boldness, or strength. I guess God knew that wasn’t what I needed most. He knew that in order to be used fully, I had to realize first how useless I really am. And I did learn that lesson, time and time again." We are thankful for Lindsay and her willingness to be used by God to love our precious African Jewels. 

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  Visit Lindsay's Blog

Lindsay served a one year term with Every Child Ministries at Haven of Hope, a home for children rescued from desperate and dangerous situations.

If you would like to give to Haven Academy, the project on which Lindsay worked, please Click Here and designate your gift for Haven Academy in honor of Lindsay Hendrix.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the links to give on line.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!

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Hannah worked with Mary and Judith, members of the ECM National Staff team, counceling women who had recently been released from shrine slavery.  She worked one-on-one with these women, listening to their stories, showing them God's unending love and discipling them in God's word.

Hannah  spent her last several months caring for Peter, a youth who had AIDS.  She showed him care,compassion, and the love of Christ until he went home to be with the Lord on February 22, 2013.

We are thankful for all Hannah contributed to Haven of Hope! We wish her well.

If you would like to give to Haven Hope, the project on which Hannah worked, please Click Here and designate your gift for Haven Academy in honor of Elise Messner.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the links to give on line.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!


Dayton Lavender in Ghana
Haven Academy (2012-2013)

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Dayton spent her time at  Haven Academy teaching 4th and 5th and 6th grade math as well as tutoring children during her free time.  She assisted Doug and Sally Wayner as well as Jim and Carolyn Driscoll.

We are thankful to have had Dayton minister at Haven Academy and wish her well!

If you would like to give to Haven Academy, the project on which Dayton worked, please Click Here and designate your gift for Haven Academy in honor of Dana Neevel.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the links to give on line.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!

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Taught at Haven Academy 2010-2011

Tawnee Martin arrived in Ghana April, 2010 to begin her 1-year term at Haven Academy.  She specialized in working with children with Autism in the States and used  her experience to work with children who were seriously behind in school.  She worked with smaller groups intensively on basics to enable them to be able to move ahead quickly. 

The children involved in this program responded positively and picked up on new concepts much faster than when they were in the traditional classroom only.  Tawnee was a wondeful addition to our Haven of Hope/Academy team and the children loved her! 

While she was there she felt God leading her to teach Bible studies in the nearby village.  She tremendously enjoyed this and would love to one day go back and spend more time teaching and discipling in the villages.

Please pray for Tawnee as she waits upon the Lord and makes future decisions. 

If you would like to give in honor of Tawnee to the Haven Academy project where Tawnee ministered, please Click Here and designate your gift for Haven Academy in honor of Tawnee Martin. If you'd like to become a monthly partner for Haven Academy, just make your gift recurring.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the links to give online.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!


Elise Messner

         Ghana 2008-2009.  Elise taught the Nursery class at Haven Academy.  In one of her updates she said "God is continually reminding me that He is everywhere. I never really grasped that, I see how different everything here is, but yet God is still same and living in the lives of the kids and seeing him in his beautiful creation in Africa, it has defiantly smashed the little Bonney Lake box I had him in."  We really appreciate Elise's love for the children and the time she spent at Haven of Hope.

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 Visit Elise's Blog

If you would like to give to Haven Academy, the project on which Elise worked, please Click Here and designate your gift for Haven Academy in honor of Elise Messner.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the links to give on line.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!


Dana Neevel, Haven of Hope/Haven Academy 2009-2010

Dana arrived in Ghana to teach at Haven Academy in August of 2009 after she had spent the previous year teaching in Hong Kong.  With a background in math she helped teach the teachers at Haven Academy better ways to teach the students math.  She was a quick fit with the children living at Haven of Hope.  They enjoyed going on runs with her, hearing her read to them, cooking with her and so much more.  Dana worked hard to put together a new library for the kids to enjoy.  It was a major undertaking as it required lots of cleaning, assembling, sorting and resorting books, but the outcome was and is great and the children have really enjoyed it.  

We are so grateful for all the hard work Dana put in at both the home and the school and for the love she showed to our "African Jewels."

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Visit Dana's Blog


If you would like to give to Haven Academy, the project on which Dana worked, please Click Here and designate your gift for Haven Academy in honor of Dana Neevel.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the links to give on line.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!


Melissa Rogers in Gulu,Uganda (2012-2013)

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Melissa Rogers arrived in Gulu,Uganda in mid-September 2012. Melissa used her  BA in elementary education provide instruction using  nontraditional methods of helping children reach grade level requirements.

 Her honesty, transparency, and love for children will be a greatly missed. May God bless her as she begins her new ministry as a principal of a school with another ministry.

If you would like to give  to Tegotatoo Orphans where Melissa Rogers worked, please Click Here and designate your gift for Tegotatoo Orphans in honor of Melissa.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the link to give online.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!


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Christine Sliwinski
       Northern Uganda 2009-2010

Christine first served with ECM as a short-term missionary to northern Uganda.  Having been moved by the needs she saw and the people she met she decided to return and continue the work that was so desperately needed.  She returned to Gulu in September 2009 and took on the role of Gulu District Director.  She focused on bringing Christ-focused leadership to the programs that were currently in place and helped to develop several other inciatives while there.  She brought a great deal of organization to the sponsorship program, and while she was there the Gulu team was able to open a new library for the children to be tutored and study in and they began a new feeding program that ensured the children were receiving at least one nutritional meal five days a week.  These were and are still all huge victories for the Tegotatoo Sponsorship program and God's glory!  We are so greatful to Christine for her hard work and dedication to the work in Gulu.  Christine is now following another calling from God here in the States.  She continues to work with us stateside raising awarness for ECM's work and also plans to lead short-term missions teams for us in the future.

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If you would like to give  to Tegotatoo Orphans where Christine Sliwinski worked, please Click Here and designate your gift for Tegotatoo Orphans in honor of Christine.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the link to give online.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!


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Served at Haven of Hope & Haven Academy 2010-2011

Amanda Smith served a one-year teaching  term at Haven Academy.  She was wonderful with the children!  Along with teaching, Amanda led cooking groups, small group Bible studies and added so much joy to the children's lives at Haven of Hope. 

While there Amanda's sister and mother were able to visit her and spend time ministering the children as well.  ECM is so grateful to Amanda for her time and effort.  The children will never forget her either.

 

If you would like to give  to Haven Academy in honor of Amanda Smith, please Click Here and designate your gift for Haven Academy in honor of Amanda.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the link to give online.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!

Katie Suitor
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Katie served very capabley at Mission Central. She answered phones, processed donations and issued receipts, updated all the donation letters monthly, helped develop AFRICAN JEWELS magazine, supervised volunteers who work on various projects, and helped maintain the ECM website.

Katie went to Ghana in 2005 with ECM as part of a short-term team teaching Character-building lessons from the Bible. She was able to spend some time getting to the know the children at Haven of Hope, see the teaching at Haven Academy, visit some shrines and meet with women and children who had been released from shrine-slavery. She went to Africa again with ECM in 2009 as the team leader for the Uganda short-term summer team and was able to visit the Gayaza sponsorship program and worked in Gulu in the Tegotatoo IDP camp and with the children in the Tegotatoo sponsorship program.

If you would like to give to ECM in honor of Katie Suitor, please Click Here and designate your gift in honor of Katie Suitor. You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the link to give online. If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner. Thank you!

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CaSandra Williams

 Ghana- New Life Center in Volta Region 2013-2014

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CaSandra served six months in Aflao and is now back in the United States. She tried to impact the lives of young women struggling to find their way and bring the message of hope to elder women, who spent more than half their lives in poor shrine conditions. We are thankful for her efforts to help make The New Life Center a welcoming refuge where women can learn, fellowship and feel safe. 

If you would like to give to the Slave Project where CaSandra ministered, please Click Here and designate your gift for Slave Project.  You can print out a form to enclose with a check, or follow the link to give online.  If you give by credit card, the gift will be listed on your statement under the name "Network for Good", our processing partner.  Thank you!

  


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