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JFA Evening Schools
COVID-19 Update: The schools are going strong through this pandemic. The teaching has been reduced to just a few minutes but the feeding has been ongoing and supported by the government (much appreciated, actually) and is more important now than ever since many of the families that we serve are on the edge of poverty already and many have lost a lot of work. These schools are a lifeline for them.
JFA Evening Schools provide education and a nourishing meal for children in poverty-stricken situations. These schools operate in the evenings and are a much needed resource to help the children gain a better education and fight the ever-present challenge of malnutrition.
$7/month is all it takes to provide two hours of education and a healthy meal six days a week to a child at our evening schools!
Widows’ Sewing Schools
There are over 40 million widows in India and they are often forced to beg or sell themselves to make a living because they are uneducated and can’t get a job. Our Widows’ Sewing School is changing that, one woman at a time! This school teaches the women how to sew, giving them with a better way of providing for their families! Currently, we are working on opening up another Widows’ Sewing School in Odisha.
Matching Grant! Vehicle for Mindoro – Completed!
This project is completed! Thank you!!!
Our project in Mindoro is bringing light to tribes in the mountains who are locked in superstition. They provide education and food for the children and show them a God who is the strong and kind. Since they have been doing this the mortality rate of the young people have been drastically reduced. The problem the ministry leaders are having is that all their vehicles have died and they have a hard time getting the food to the people. They are riding bicycles now. They would like this basic van which can haul 20 people at a time including driver, gets great gas mileage, and is brand new. It can also haul a lot of food for the kids.
A donor called recently and told us that they had received an inheritance of $10,000 and were thinking of buying a new car since theirs has over 100,000 miles but they watched the show on 3ABN and their hearts were touched with the need of the children in Mindoro and so they decided to put up the money as a matching grant.
Cambodia Education – Miranda
Miranda Lundby is pursuing her Master’s degree in Education with the goal of building the first Seventh-day Adventist boarding academy in Cambodia! Many young people in Cambodia leave the church in their high school years because they have no Adventist school to attend. This fund helps support Miranda as she studies and labors to make this dream a reality.
Cambodia Boarding Academy
Cambodia is 95% Buddhist, with only 3,000 active SDA’s in a country of 18,000,000 people. Many of our young people in the church do not have the option of attending an Adventist high school which has a Christ-centered environment. This school will give them the opportunity to see Christian principles at work on a daily basis and will make a huge impact in many lives. We are working together with the church leadership in Cambodia to establish it, in fact this was their idea that they developed in a strategic planning session in 2015.
Current status: We have purchased 32 acres, had it checked for landmines, and leveled the building area. We would have the first school building finished by now but Covid got in the way. We need to drill a well, bring electricity onto the property, and build a small house for the Howell family to live there, as well as the first school building.
Here’s a 2 minute video explaining the need and how this project got started: Cambodia Boarding Academy Preview
If you’d like to hear more of the story, we’ve recorded a couple “Jesus for Asia Now” shows for broadcast on 3ABN. Here they are:
The total goal for the entire school is $500,000. Currently we have the land and enough funds to build the first school building. We are needing to build a small house for the principle and her family. We estimate the cost to be about $24,000.
Cambodia Teacher Training
Thank you, Donors. Enough funds were raised for the matching grant!! We are excited to see what God does for these young people through their training.
The dream is a boarding academy that will train up young people to be the pillars of the church. However, there is no one qualified to be the faculty of this school. So Miranda plans to sponsor 6 teachers through to a bachelor’s degree plus provide hands-on training in Adventist doctrines and values, natural remedies, and outreach.
$3,600 will provide them a year’s tuition, living expenses, and a small stipend as they go door to-door sharing Christ.
Jesus4SlumKids – Bauder
Josh and Chitlada Bauder began their ministry in the On Nut 49 Slum area of Bangkok. They found sponsorship for 2 kids to go to Chiang Mai Adventist Academy in the north but then realized the kids need parents! So they moved to the north to provide a home atmosphere for them. Since then 6 more kids have joined their growing family, along with their own newborn baby girl. They have outgrown their house and now are praying for funds to build a new one, as well as provide sponsorship for more children (currently there are requests for 15 more children to join them).
Mindoro Outreach & Feeding Hungry Children
There is a people group deep in the mountains of Mindoro, an island in the Philippines, that live in deep fear and superstition that keeps them from education and proper nutrition. Our team of missionaries are winning hearts through educating their children and providing food for them. They are also showing them the power of a risen savior over the evil spirits that rule their lives. The children often go all day without food while their parents are out scavenging in the jungle for something edible. Your gift will sponsor a missionary, Bible worker, and some food for these poor starving children.
SUD Mission Projects
Southern Asia Division Mission Projects
We have a dream of several small “Lifestyle Community Centers” in every large city in India. These centers will be places where people can come to mingle and learn, to be inspired and discipled for Jesus. Another mission project is to train “Lifestyle Coaches” to lead the ministry in these Community Lifestyle Centers. These are just two of the Southern Asia Division’s Mission projects that we are hosting. Others include: hospital and church renovations and assisting students to attend SDA schools. Please note where you would like your donation used.
Thank you for helping us help others!
Travis Sharon lives by himself in a remote jungle area near the Thai-Burma border where he is building a school. He spends his time constructing the school buildings, planting a garden, and visiting the local villages. This video by Jesus for Asia Foreign Correspondent Jonathan Hill highlights why Travis is doing this work.
Life Changing Stories
One of the greatest needs in sharing the gospel is training our workers into deeper understanding of present truth and developing an Adventist healthy lifestyle. Armani* and Ariana* are gifted trainers with a well-developed systematic curriculum for a 4-month program which they hope to utilize in many different places throughout Asia.
Translation and printing of materials are needed for many different languages.