DK & Choity Sarkar (West Bengal, India)
GOAL - $4,000
EFC-West Bengal, served by EFM leaders DK & Choity Sarkar, have felt led to provide bible training and leadership development to the church leaders and evangelists who are working in the northern India state of Uttarakhand. This training last four days and takes place monthly. It comes at a significant sacrifice, because it is a great distance between West Bengal and Uttarakhand. It involves a grueling train ride that takes a couple days, day and night, and several days away from home, family and ministries. Local hosts in this young mission contribute to the costs by providing study materials, training center rental, meals, and hospitality.
GOAL - $3,675
Ireland: Mums and Tots (Kathi Perry)
GOAL - $800
This fund will cover the cost for toys, materials, liability insurance, baking, and other costs associated with having ministry relationships with these moms.
Bangladesh: Widows and Orphans
GOAL - $1,600
This fund helps leaders in Bangladesh encourage the widows among them and provide materials for training them in self-supporting ventures. Aid is often provided to help orphans in the communities have the basic materials needed to participate in school. (Some of these orphans are children of the widows, because in Bangladesh children without two parents are labeled orphans.)
Bangladesh: Youth Camp
GOAL - $1,275
An annual camp has been held for youth to encourage each other and receive special training. Christian youth in Bangladesh are often in great need of Christian fellowship as they are often the only Christian in their school or community.
(Contact our Children's Coordinator, DeAnna Linville, with questions about current Children's Projects.)
February Offering: Badgleys in Ecuador
GOAL - $1,000
March Offering: Vehicles for Workers
GOAL - $3,000
We have had an unprecedented number of Worker cars to buy over the last few months-and more to go! EFM would also like to replace the stateside Astro van, which is used for deputation.
April Offering: Kibimba Hospital (Burundi, Africa)
GOAL - $3,000
Dr. Elisa and the hospital would like to build a bacterial laboratory. It would process results from the blood culture machine.
May Offering: Jaime and Lupita Leon (Sinaloa, Mexico)
GOAL - $1,500
They have raised two/thirds of their support. We want to help with the one/third left.
September Offering: Great Lakes Leadership Training (Congo Pastors Training)
GOAL - $2,000
These programs are invaluable to the leadership and ministry development of countless pastors and future leaders in the Great Lakes region of central Africa.
October "Missions Emphasis" Offering: B and D A.
GOAL - $1,000
Micro-business grants for pastors in the form of goats ($40) or pigs ($50). Pastors in 40+ churches are going thru an aggressive phase of building self-sustainability, hoping, in the near future, to not need support from the outside.
November Offering: Roy and Jinky Twaddell (Philippines)
GOAL - $1,000
On-going work of remodeling parsonage and dorm.
We are asking every FWF to collect foil stars for the next year. Our missionaries in Africa use these for the children at our Vacation Bible Schools. The kids get such a big smile on their faces when they receive a star! (Foil stars are available in the school supply sections of most stores, including Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Family Dollar and Dollar General.) We can never have too many stars!
If you have stars, don’t hold on to them! You can mail them directly any time to Burundi to this address:
Stars, c/o EEA, BP 1198, Bujumbura, Burundi, Africa
Create Layette Sets for New Moms
Most new mothers in Africa leave the hospital with virtually nothing they can use to care for their babies. We are asking FWF’s to work all year on creating layette sets in a bag! Be as creative as you want, but try to make sure each one-gallon Ziploc bag contains the following items for a mother's take-home starter kit:
- 1 small blanket (only flannel receiving blankets please)
- 1 small gown or onesie
- a cap (knit is ok, but needs to be small)
- a pair of socks
- 2 cloth diapers, large safety pins
- plastic pants if available
- wash cloth
- 1 bar of soap. (You can cut the large ivory soap bars in two pieces and put one piece with one layette.)
A lot of women at retreat wanted a pattern so they could make their own onesies. You can get a pattern (and more information about things happening at our hospital in Kibimba) from Lorna Long. Her phone number is 316-524-5104 and her address is 5166 S. Vine St, Wichita, KS, 67217.