Front-line workers appeal

It takes a compassionate person to invest time, energy and prayer into another person’s life – these people are our front-line workers.

Evangelism is at the heart of all we do at International Needs. It changes lives and communities in ways that community development projects, as important they are, can never do.

We have wonderful stories of transformation. For example, two years ago we gave $4,000 for a Jesus Film translation into the Frafra language in northern Ghana. So far, we know that four churches have been established and many more churches are growing as church planters become available.

The Jesus Film has a powerful impact on people’s lives. In 2013 we did the same for Nepal and the Jesus Film is about to travel around the ministries of all 50 church planters in Nepal, with the aid of two data projectors and computers. With your donations, we also funded the training of some evangelists for a big crusade throughout Ethiopia with very encouraging results of 7,377 people converting to Christianity and 97 new churches that began.

In 2014 our global partners have asked us for help again. Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Fiji and Bougainville are places in the world so different, in so many ways, but each has asked us for help in their way of fulfilling the Great Commission.

We have 5 great projects that you can support… keep reading!

Project 1: Northern Ghana needs the Jesus Film

Over 110 churches have been planted by IN Ghana since 1995. Over 40 communities have been evangelised in the last three years in Northern Ghana using the Jesus Film concept which was funded by IN New Zealand. The programme has also organised periodic training for church planters and leaders to equip them for the work of evangelism and discipleship in their communities. Now we would like to give Ewe-speaking communities in Northern Ghana the same opportunity to hear about Jesus through the Jesus Film in their dialect.

Click here to see how $150 donation can help.

Project 2: Earthquake disrupts screening of Jesus Film in Bougainville

Angela Crichton is a missionary working with our partners in Bougainville. She had a dream to show the Jesus Film village-to-village in the local language, Tok Pidgin. She had purchased a data projector but had yet to get a copy of the Jesus Film in the local language. While she was visiting New Zealand, there was a 7.1 earthquake that killed 22 people in the southern part of the island. The earthquake also destroyed her projector. We would like to help Angela get the Jesus Film up and running so she can visit remote villages with teams from Kidron Ministries.

Click here if you have $50 you can donate towards some technical equipment.

Project 3A: Help get kids into holiday programmes and camps in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, evangelism is becoming increasingly difficult as Buddhist groups monitor the activities of the growing Christian church. International Needs Sri Lanka has partnered with a very poor community called Badowita. The local church there is led by Pastor Anil Dushantha and they want to offer a weekly children’s outreach programme, two children’s school holiday camps for 50 children, and a family camp before Christmas.

Click here to find out more and make a $50 donation

Project 3B: Help purchase a data projector and computer to help the church communicate in Sri Lanka

The church in Sri Lanka needs support with basic modern media to communicate to its local community effectively. Can you help donate towards a couple of basic media tools?

Click here to see how $50 will help them.

Project 4: The underground church in Vietnam needs you

Our church planters in Vietnam operate covertly as an underground church. Being caught means imprisonment and torture. This happens all too often, yet the church in Vietnam continues to thrive despite the persecution. Our 19 support-church planters from New Zealand work in teams, which need resourcing in various ways as they travel from village to village sharing about Jesus.

Click here to find out more about how $50 will provide relief to these families.

Project 5: Helping Fiji YFC give children a reason to smile

Single parents in Fiji who find themselves destitute can often end up living in one of 18 HART Homes (Housing Assistance Relief Trust) operated by the Fiji Council of Churches. There are about 30 families in one area accessing this awesome support. Approximately 800 other families are being helped through shelter or other support in surviving day-to-day poverty. Recently, Youth for Christ has begun operating after school programmes that have been so popular they hope to expand to several other HART Homes.

Click here to find out more about how $50 will provide relief to these families.

Become a sponsor

Remuel Paran

Male

7 years old

Philippines

Sponsor

Remuel has two sisters aged 16 and 11. His father and mother struggle to provide for their family. They live in a concrete house located in an uban community in a costa area and Remuels school is nearby. The family have access to drinkable water but they have to pay for it. Remuel enjoys school and says his favourite subject is Filipino; he enjoys singing and dancing. Remuel says he helps his mother at home by fetching water for the daily household needs.

Pastor David Kavua

Male

Bougainville

Sponsor

Pastor David is married to Aniga and they have six children. He is in his 30s and is a dynamic man of God.

Pastor David is an amazing church planter having not only planted several churches in Buin but also a church in West New Britain. He has also started a clothing shop which is very successful and this will fund the operations of his local church.

Pastor Joel Takava

Male

Bougainville

Sponsor

Joel is married and has five children, four girls and one son. He lives in the village of Koromira, in Bougainville.

Joel graduated in 1983 from the CLC Freedom Bible College in Bougainville with a Certificate in Bible Studies. From 1984 until 2007 he was employed as Elder and Church Worker at Christian Life Centre, Arawa. Since 2008 Joel has been Pastor and Overseer of Kidron Ministries, and he is responsible for two churches and two cells in the Kieta district.

Crisha Franzene Arevalo

Female

11 years old

Philippines

Sponsor

Crisha has two older brothers and an older sister. The parents split up and the children have been living with their grandparents. Chrishas grandmother works as a mat weaver but earns very little. Life is difficult for them and her grandmother really wants to ensure Crisha gets a good education. Their home is made from wood but is not fully constructed; it is located in a coastal area and is almost right next door to Crishas school. Crisha says she enjoys Science at school and loves reading. She helps her grandmother at home by washing the plates.

Teopista Nanyanzi

Female

14 years old

Uganda

Sponsor

Teopista is an only child; both of her parents area dead and she now lives with an aunt who is on a very low income.
Teopista and her aunty's family live in a three-room brick house and the family get their drinking water from the protected spring about 800m away from their home.
Teopista walks about one kilometre to and from school each day. Teopista says her favourite subject at school is mathematics and she enjoys playing in the school netball team. Teopista likes to help her aunt at home by cooking the evening meal.

Dauching Marma

Female

18 years old

Bangladesh

Sponsor

Dauching has two brothers aged 18 and 10. Her father works as a daily labourer, and her mother is dead. The family is very poor and have barely enough to live on living from hand to mouth. Therefore Dauching now lives in the Savar Children's Village where all of her needs are taken care of and she attends the I.N. school. The family are very grateful for the assistance I.N. is giving for Dauching.
Dauching says she loves music and taking care of the flower garden at Savar Children's Village. Her favourite subject at school is arithmetic.

Bhumeeka Rai - EVANGELIST

Female

34 years old

Nepal

Sponsor

Bhumika is married to the pastor of the Dharmikta Joyoti Church and they have one daughter and one son. Bhumika has had extensive training in church ministry and evangelism and is responsible for women's fellowship, prayer ministry and evangelism in their area.
Bhumika's ministry area is in the Kavre district and surrounding area. Most of the population in this area are Hindu. As Bhumika came from the same background she has a great zeal to work among the unreached people and win them to Christ.
We need 5 sponsors @ $40 a month to fully support Bhumika.

Suklal Tamang - EVANGELIST

Male

42 years old

Nepal

Sponsor

Suklal Tamang comes from a good Christian family and is married to Laxmi who has often worked alongside him. His ministry has brought more than 500 people to Christ thus far and it is growing each day.
The ministry location is the Nawalparasi district where the majority of the population are fanatic Muslims and Hindus. Suklal is involved in church planting, gospel ministries, youth fellowship, outreach programmes and social activities.

We need 3 more sponsors @ $40 a month to fully support Suklal.

Doc Yolanda - CHURCH PLANTER

Female

62 years old

Philippines

Sponsor

Doc is a licensed physician with a great deal of experience in the ministry. Doc works in the Manuk Mangraw, Sinunul and Tawi-Tawi island areas which are autonomous Muslim regions located in Southern Philippines. There are special challenges that Doc faces in her ministry area. e.g. Being the only doctor on the island with no nurses and lack of medical facilities, animistic and occult practices among locals, discipling new Christians in their own local language, only source of water on the island is rain water, people in the communities have little or no education.
We need 15 sponsors $40 a month to fully support Doc.

Pastor Manuko Yautaki - CHURCH PLANTER

Male

Papua New Guinea

Sponsor

Pastor Manuko is the catalyst to bringing unity between the Pastors and churches. Pastor Manuko regularly encounters opposition and there has been more than one occasion where his life has been in danger.
It is without question that Pastor Manuko Yautaki is held in high regard everywhere he goes. He serves the churches and the people with humility and no-one is denied his assistance at any time of the day or night.
We need another 3 sponsorships @ $40 a month to fully support Pastor Manuko.

Aregaw Beranie - EVANGELIST

Male

Ethiopia

Sponsor

Aregaw is 23 years old and married to Kasech who is 21 years old.
Aregaw is sharing the Gospel in an area called Melka Soda. Aregaw is currently learning the local dialect of the Oromo tribe, in the area where he is working. He goes from house to house, where the people are working on their farm, on the roads as well as markets to share the Gospel of Christ.

We need 5 sponsorships @ $40 a month to fully support Aregaw.

Pastor Apollo Tan - CHURCH PLANTER

Male

56 years old

Philippines

Sponsor

Pastor Apollo's mission is to disciple others, train and mentor aspiring evangelists, so that they develop their spiritual gifts.
Pastor Apollo works in the mountainous and remote area of Rodriguez, Rizal, where we have significant ministries helping underprivileged children and their families. I.N. also partners with local government and non-government organisations. Pastor Apollo wants to see the people grow in their faith, discover their own gifts.
We need 4 more sponsors @ $40 a month to fully support Pastor Apollo.

Jerecaly Lenihan

Female

7 years old

Philippines

Sponsor

Jerecaly has two older brothers aged 23 and 15 and
one sister aged 21 so she is the baby of the family. Her
father died and now it is up to her mother and older
siblings to help support the family.
The family home is located in a coastal area and Jerecalys school is nearby. The family have access to safe drinking water but they have to pay for it.
Jerecaly says her favourite subject at school is Filipino
and she enjoys drawing pictures; she helps her mother
at home by sweeping the floors.

Jimuel Calandria

Male

7 years old

Philippines

Sponsor

Jimuel has one brother aged 10 and two sisters aged 14 and 3. His father works as a daily labourer available for hire but it is a struggle to fully support his familys basic needs. The family live in a wooden house and have access to safe drinking water. Jimuels school is close by so he can walk to and from school safely each day.

Jimuel says his favourite subject at school is Filipino and he loves to play basketball with his friends. Jimuel helps his mum at home by mopping the floors.

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