What if, this Christmas, you could give a gift that would change the lives of 1, 000 widows?
This Christmas season, ERDO is partnering with Sauti Moja in Kenya. Sauti Moja is a Canadian charity which works to improve the lives of indigenous people in Africa, living in difficult conditions. Sauti Moja has come alongside over 160 women, providing them with livestock, advice and training in veterinary care.
The program targets the most vulnerable; widows, abandoned women, single mothers and those living with HIV-AIDS. The program is “pay it forward” in principle and requires that women pass on the first offspring of their animal to another woman in their community.
The gift of a donkey, camel or goat changes the lives of these women in such a profound way. Having these animals means they can provide for their children, and more importantly, provide hope.
Sauti Moja and ERDO have partnered and decided on a goal to reach 1, 000 women through the program by the year 2016.
This Christmas, would you consider giving a friend or family member a gift that extends beyond the Christmas tree, and has the power to transform lives?
- A camel costs $675
- A goat coats $220
- A donkey costs $60
You can donate a camel, goat or donkey by clicking here.
Marg Foreman has been providing logistical support for the Pentecostal Assemblies of Africa (PAOA) for six years. While many people may focus on the struggles across the continent, she has worked with amazing, godly leaders.
Marg attended the Fifth Biennial General Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Africa, which convened October 1-5, 2012. The theme of the meeting was “Taking the Cities of Africa for the Lord.” Listeners heard about what God is doing in the mega cities of Africa—Nairobi, Kampala, Uganda, Monrovia, Liberia, Zambia, South Africa and the Congo. In these cities, thanks to the dedication of PAOC global workers and their supporters in both finance and prayer, widows and orphans are being cared for by local churches, media is being used to influence these nations, churches and assemblies are committed to training leaders with a passion for God and their people. One of the biggest challenges in Africa has been the rising influence of Islam. This is where some of the larger city churches are able to bring influence to bear in their countries. God is good.
An example of the power of generosity in Africa surrounds Pastor Raha and her church in Bukavu, DRC. Three years ago, the church was still under construction and they were just beginning ministries to the vulnerable, suffering people of war-torn Eastern Congo. Today, they have coordinated a large feeding program, which feeds thousands of people. Pastor Raha and her church didn’t stop here. They also developed a micro-enterprise to give people a way to provide financially for their families. This program not only feeds people by giving them fish, but by teaching them how to fish providing sustainability to a very desperate country.