End of the year needs
In this season, as the commercialism bombards us with material things that bring temporary happiness, I think of the beautiful lives of children, who God created and loves. And, of course, God has put that love in our hearts for the children of House of James. As we take in more abandoned children, replace nonworking stoves, gut deteriorated bathrooms, celebrate birthdays and achievements and grieve our losses we are thankful to have you alongside us. Thank you for your encouraging words, financial giving and prayers that help to keep us going on this mission God has placed before us.
Here are some specific needs we currently have:
$110,000 for the everyday needs for all 3 homes for the entire year of 2020
Monthly support is always needed to help meet these common needs for each home. We need 10k to come in every month.
$10,000 for renovations at House of James 1. The home has housed over 20 children and several work and witness teams over the past 14 years. There is much wear and tear.
$5,000 to complete the construction of the House of James 3 addition building.
$15,000 to go towards a newer van for House of James 2
$15,000 to go towards a newer van for House of James 3
$125,000 to build a 4th children’s home with furniture and all.
We currently have $17,000 to go towards a small transition home for the kids ageing out. We need an additional $20,000 to make that happen
Would you please consider a donation for your end of the year giving to make a huge difference in the lives of our children who have been rescued from abandonment in Ukraine?
You can give through our secure website. Every gift goes a long way! We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit in the US. So, your gift is tax deductible!
Click on the below link to give your gift now!
We are a child refuge for abandoned and abused children left alone in the world. We seek to rescue children from the grip of despair and restore them to wholeness with love. Currently we have 3 homes in the Vinnytsya Region of Ukraine. Our mission is that each orphaned child that comes to a House of James home will be completely reborn into a new family and a new life filled with hope!
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27
Half Way Through Summer
Summer is flying by! We are already half way through it and lots has already happened! We were blessed with a team from Go Be Love in the first week of June. They visited with all three homes, played with the kids and met some needs for the homes and the children. It was a blessed time! We also had a team of students from Southern Nazarene University out of Oklahoma. They came for 17 days and helped with a VBS and spent some time with the HOJ 1 and 2 families. They even watched over the children at HOJ 2 for three days while the house parents got a much deserved mini vacation. During their 2 week visit, we were able to take them to a government ran orphanage where they played with the precious children. They also blessed 20 children from property stricken families by treating them to a day of play at a children’s complex with massive amounts of trampolines and pizza. It was amazing to see the joy that these children experienced.
We are also excited that the need to send the children from all three homes to summer camps have been met! Between the three homes, they are a total of 7 camps and summer events that the kids will be a part of. Camps are not only vital for the spiritual growth for these children, but it also allows the house parents to get a much needed break as well.
Every year on September 1st school starts here in Ukraine. As always, we will need to buy many school clothes and supplies for most of the children. We usually need around $150 per child. We will be buying for 27 kids this year. So we are in need of $4,050. Please pray that God provides this important need within the next month. If you would like to give towards the school needs, please click here.
Please continue to pray for House of James Ministries as we are in need of more monthly supoort. Also, please pray for the abandoned children of Ukraine as many of them still need a place they can call home.
To help meet the daily needs for the children from all three homes, you can become a monthly supporter! If that is something you feel called to do, please click here.
Thanks for taking the time and reading our mid-summer update!
Blessings from all of us at House of James Ministries
July 18th, 2019
House #3 Expansion Project
Thank you to all who have contributed to this project. It has made all the difference to get us to this point. We still need your help.
We continue to need funds to put the finishing touches on the playroom / garage building, including a front porch for summer meals and also need to install pavers for the driveway leading up to it. Approximate funds still needed: $5,000.
Please visit our "Ways to Give" page and mark your donation if you would like to give towards this project.
February 3, 2019