NICARAGUA SCHOOL KITS
Every school kit includes pencils, pens, colored pencils, notebooks, a ruler, a large eraser, and pencil sharpener – blessing countless children in need. The local community and economy are also blessed through this project, providing wages for local seamstresses and vendors who supply the fabric for the bag and school materials.
THAILAND GIFTS OF LOVE
The children of Cambodian construction workers in Thailand live an unsettled life and cannot legally attend schools. Thom, a Thai woman, provides English lessons and crafts in their community while also teaching them about Jesus. This project is a great opportunity for kids to share Jesus’ love with other kids by providing toys like jump ropes, dolls, or soccer balls – likely the only gift they will receive this Christmas.
GLOBAL FRUIT TREES
Give a gift that keeps on giving this Christmas. Families in need around the globe will be presented with hybrid fruit trees uniquely selected for their climate and growing conditions. As the trees mature, they will provide sustenance and a potential income from the sale of harvested fruit.
THAILAND CARE PACKAGES
Many Pakistani Christians who fled persecution in their home country are being held in very overcrowded and unsanitary conditions with poor nutrition. Candice, an RI worker, facilitates visits at the Detention Center each month to encourage these people, reconnect family members, and bring care packages. Each package contains basic toiletries and feminine hygiene items, home cooked food, fresh produce, clean clothes, and reading materials.
ETHIOPIA BAPTISM CLASSES
As Ethiopians choose to follow God, they are hungry for more information about the Bible and their salvation. African Mission Partnership International offers a baptism course that is several days long and takes them away from their home areas to avoid persecution. The cost of this course covers transportation, lodging, and food for them during these days.
BRAZIL AUDIO BIBLES
Solar powered audio Bibles are an effective tool to help unreached people groups understand the Bible in their heart languages. RI worker, Al Raber, is helping distribute audio Bibles in partnership with SEARA, a boat ministry, which focuses on evangelism and medical help for the river communities of the Amazon River Basin.
SOUTH ASIA STUDENT HOSTEL
RI partners in South Asia are starting a hostel for young men from low-income families of Hindu background. The hostel will provide a supportive environment where students away from their homes can excel in their studies while having an opportunity to learn about Jesus and participate in discipleship. The set-up and first year of operation costs equal to about $19,000; you can contribute any amount or help out in these specific ways:
16 – Chairs ($30 each)
16 – Bedding sets ($40 each)
16 – Bibles ($10 each)
8 – Bunk beds ($267 each)
1 – Bookshelf ($60)
1 – Set of instruments ($120 total)
Unlimited – Food and lodging ($40/student/month)