“I Don’t Know Why You [Rescued Me] But You Saved My Life.”
One of the greatest needs a human being has is to know that they are loved.
That is what keeps bringing them back, sure the food is important but love is more important. To us we may be building a building, or giving food, or drilling a water well — but to them: it is a miracle. Often times things look impossible…but for us, we ask: “but how are we going to do this.”
Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905
She did not know where she came from or how she ended up on the streets. She didn’t even know her name. We found this lost little 4-year-old girl wandering the streets, terrified. She was barely surviving, hopeless and her future was bleak.
It all changed when we brought her to your Children’s Home for orphaned girls. Since she had no name, we decided to name her Bereket, which means “blessing”. We later learned that Bereket had lost both parents to HIV/AIDS. Additionally, we were told she had no relatives which could be found.
Your children’s home in East Africa provides everything Bereket will need to develop into a responsible adult and live the life God intended her to have.
Bereket now has 29 other “sisters” in her home, and they have become one large family! YOU made this possible for all 30 girls in the Children’s Home.
Healthy and happy, she is now a 12-year-old, full of life and dreams. Bereket loves to read, especially Biblical storybooks. She also loves to sing, dance and create dramas!
Bereket dreams of one day being a teacher so that she can help children like herself learn to read and write, as her teachers and supporters are helping her. With your continuing prayers and support, Bereket and her sisters can realize all they dream of becoming.
Imagine what it would be like to be a lost child. You have no family and are living on the streets. You are utterly hopeless and terrified. Your only thought is to survive to the next day or even the next hour. There is nowhere to turn for help.
And then someone comes along and rescues you and brings you to a place that becomes your home. How would you feel towards the person who made this happen? To Bereket and her sisters, that person is you. You are their hero, their rescuer!
Without you, this Children’s Home, and all that it provides would not be possible. Your prayers and support give the hopeless, like Bereket, the promise of a joyful future. You give them the hope and help they so desperately need.
Thank you for your faithfulness!
Please make a donation today. You will give a child a new life, rescuing her from starvation, sexual slavery and dying from easily preventable causes.
Program Updates – 2002 through Oct 2, 2017
2,154,239Total people served
862Sex Trafficking Victims helped
410,970Medical Care Provided
34Water Wells Drilled
30Orphans in Children’s Home
You are helping the helpless by saving lives, saving souls and changing futures.
Mercy Chapel– We teach new skills and provide funds for materials to start jobs.
Refuge Homes – Girls continue to receive the best services for healing possible and all homes are currently full.
Nutritional Feeding Program – We are fighting the severe malnutrition that causes families to lose multiple children.
Evangelists – Home-to-home visit to aid in identifying and helping those most in need. We are especially grateful to our partners at Hand of Hope.
Water Wells – Four new water wells were completed this year. We are currently digging eight more wells.
Children’s Home for Girls – Our girls, from kindergarten through college, are eager to learn and are growing fast.
*Stats valid as of October, 2017
Global Refuge Homes
Global Safe Campaign
A Beacon of Hope – Mercy Chapel and Vocational Center