The mission of Love Through Me International Ministries is to provide hope to those in crisis. By connecting the Body of Christ with the neediest around the world, the love and faithfulness of God can be demonstrated in tangible ways. Then others can understand that Christ is and has the answer in every situation.
Following is an e-mail update we received from Milla Happonen of Caring Hands in Uganda:
Robert comes from a family of five kids. His mother’s HIV infection caused her medical expenses to be so high that she was unable to pay for house rent. She ended up sleeping on the street with Robert. The other children were put in an orphanage. A good Samaritan allowed her and Robert to sleep in a church. We taught her to make beads and slowly she regained her strength. She got her children back, pays for rent and has enough to eat. The children went to school this week.
A charitable organization established by a Finnish woman received the President’s Export Award. Caring Hands was established by a Fida International missionary, a Finnish-Canadian woman named Milla Happonen. The paper jewelry Caring Hands produces bring self esteem and creates a source of income for HIV positive women. The award was presented by Uganda’s president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Friday, October 3, 2008 in Kampala.
I just returned from a short trip to Medellin, Colombia and I am blown away at God’s faithfulness to those who co-labor with him in his field.
Foundation City of Refuge is located in Medellin, Colombia. It is a non-profit organization committed to re-socializing homeless adults in the city and metropolitan area. Their work is based upon biblical principles by which they re-establish man's relationship with God and his surroundings. This is complemented with job-skills training to help them develop marketable skills. City of Refuge also holds church services for the homeless and the displaced on Sunday mornings at the rehabilitation center where over 100 people attend.