The Answer To Abject Poverty Is Here - The Tesifa Project. It seems like just yesterday we were starting off with a 2-pound bag of rice, determined to do more than just watch as people literally starve to death. We are determined to help the people of East Africa make a permanent “life-giving” change for themselves and their families...
A Generation of Love - Your 2019 Gratitude Report. You are part of a special group of people. When you see someone in pain, broken, and suffering, you stand together and take action. Thank you for being there for the innocent and vulnerable. Over the past year, your caring and compassionate support have saved so many lives. Starving children are now healthy and whole. Young girls have been rescued from a life of sexual slavery.
Your 2018 Annual Report - Your Impact – What an incredible year; filled with many triumphs and tremendous joy! We are very blessed to be the connection between you and those that so desperately need you. Together we served 180,029 people and distributed over 1.28 million lbs. of food! God is Good! Together, we expanded far beyond the walls that house programs and are now proactively involved in the communities we serve.
"I Don't Know Why You [Rescued Me] But You Saved My Life." THANK YOU - 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?" "REFUSE TO DO NOTHING"
Thank you. As you look through these pictures, know that YOU are one of the special individuals that made these life-saving transformations possible. The smiles on these mothers’ faces say more than we could ever express with words. Their children are thriving today because of your generosity.
More than 140 Girls have now graduated!!! Girls who once were trafficked and trapped in the red light district, have GRADUATED from Crisis Aid’s Mercy Chapel Vocational Center with a degree designed to support them for the rest of their lives! These girl's lives are not only saved but free! Free with a new future, hope, and healing.
Thank you for giving the gift of hope and freedom to these girls in desperate need! Here are Pat and a few of the girls in their own words wanting to say: Thank you!
Mercy Chapel Vocational Training Center Graduation and Celebration. Girls, still trafficked in the red light district, are GRADUATING from Crisis Aid’s MERCY CHAPEL Vocational Center with a degree designed to support them for the rest of their lives! These girl's lives are not only saved but free! Free with a new future, hope, and healing. We invite you to be a part of their celebration!
Will you help us give backpacks to 200 students who live below the poverty line St. Louis Missouri? YOU ARE THE DIFFERENCE! In partnership with Confluence Academy in St. Louis where 97% of the children and families survive below the poverty level, you will be an incredible blessing to these precious families who need your help. The impact you are making by giving and sponsoring the needs of one child at a time will enable us to give a tangible expression of Jesus Christ's love and care.
Excerpt from https://www.crisisaid.org/in-light-of-eternity/ originally produced by RightNow Media with Francis Chan exploring the efforts of Crisis Aid International from feeding programs to anti-sex trafficking efforts and what we can all do to make a difference for people in desperate need.
At the young age of eight, Asha’s parents sold her to a local witch doctor, and the life she once knew vanished. She was now his property and served him for an excruciating six years before running away. Asha tried to escape her nightmare, but instead ended up trapped in sexual slavery in the area’s infamous red light district. But God had other plans for Asha. Let us share with you her life changing journey:
When Asha came to Refuge in 2009, she was withdrawn and afraid. She could not read or write and had no dreams to share. But things began to change, and soon after, Asha was heard saying, “I was lost, but now God has changed my life, and I will serve Him the rest of my life.” We had no idea the fullness of that statement or what was to come.