Thursday, November 20, 2014

Expansion of work in Lira, Uganda

We have five women groups now and each group has between 20 to 30 members of varying ages but our main focus is empowering those below 35 years old. Those whom have have been trained are now earning from the skills they acquired, you will find attached pictures of one of our trainee now n business. The main challenge is that our trainee do not have capital to start engaging in business with the skills they acquired though I have already designed a Village Savings and Loan Association plan for them. I am looking at empowering the women with home banking skills, group savings and members loan scheme to help promote the group members. Some of the young women in Kamdini town suburbs are interested in Information and Communication Technology (training in computer skills), Designing table cloth, knitting sweaters, I think these are training needs we can consider in future. If we could get some funds, we could do three more training in the coming month of Dec. 2014. We will continue liquid soap production training, and bakery (home baking) training. Thank you, may the almighty God bless you. James

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Update on projects for women in Uganda

Please see letter from James in Lira, Uganda. For those of you who might be able to help the women in Lira donations can be sent to 160 Sarratt School Rd. Gaffney, SC 29341 or go to our donation page and donations can be sent through PayPal. Every little bit helps and we need your support. God Bless. Hi Sara, Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus, I hope you are well. I conducted another training on Thursday 16 Oct 2014, 9 women, 1 man and 1 boy were trained, the boy came from a neighborhood and the man coordinated and mobilized the women. A lot of needs, pray for God to lead us (you and I) in helping with the needs. The women are also interested in other skills like Bakery, fruit juice preservation. Thank you for your time, offer and prayers in helping with the needs of the women. May the almighty God continuously bless you, your family and Team of God. More pictures coming In Christ Love, James

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Soap Making in Lira, Uganda

James , my friend in Lira, Uganda is working with women to create job skills and a grass-roots business of soap and shampoo making to help them sustain their families. TOG has worked with the Liregu Christian Grace Ministries in the past to help the women make sanitary pads and that project has been completed. Now, if God so moves your heart, James could use some funding for his project. "I am writing to keep you to keep you aware of we are doing here, you will find attached some pictures of training of 5 ladies trainers for liquid soap and shampoo production we conducted yesterday 24th Sept and tested the product today. The trained ladies will be helping in empowering child mothers and single mothers with this life skills of producing liquid soap and shampoo that they can supply their local markets. please, pray with us, we need God's hand in this and the people to serve the children of God in the part of the world. Thank you for your time, may God bless you." Donations can be sent to, 160 Sarratt School Rd., Gaffney, SC 29341 or donations can be made through our PayPal account on Donation Tab.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Healing Hearts

A child is abused, a child is taken from their home, a child is alone and frightened. The child is placed in a temporary home without anything of comfort and familiarity… “Healing Hearts” is a program that has initiated for new children entering foster care in Cherokee County. Stephanie Freeman, her parents Edward and Robin, who have adopted her, are overseeing the project of providing new pillows and pillow cases personalized with the child’s initials to be given to youngsters as they go to their new temporary homes. Stephanie, who has been a child of foster care, explains, “As a little girl I lived with my mother who was very abusive. Sometimes she would hit me, yell, and cuss at me for no reason. My mother treated me like an adult rather than a child. One day I was at daycare and a woman came in and told me it was time to go. I didn't know her, but I figured that she would take me home like all the other strangers did. Instead of going home I went to a place called DSS. I never got the chance to go home first. I couldn’t get any of my toys or clothes! As I went in to the system I was so scared because I had NO ONE. I went to the children's home and stayed for two weeks, and then I was moved to my first foster home for three months and then moved to my second foster home. After being moved all this time I honestly felt like I wasn't wanted! Not too long after living with this family, a very special lady brought me a doll. I named her Dolly and she was the only thing that no one could take away. The feeling of that assurance was wonderful! Finally, I had this one thing I could claim was all mine. And…after four long years these loving people adopted me!” Children taken even from an abusive family need assurance and a measure of control. Because we can’t provide a gender-based item, such as “Dolly”, we thought that a pillow, identified as personally belonging to them, would give these youngsters comfort and a sense of ownership. Please donate a pillow and white cotton pillow case to 160 Sarratt School Rd. Gaffney, SC 29341

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Help for Orphanage in India

Friends of ours have friends who have taken up the word of the Lord to India. They met Austin and Feyon in Mumbai, India while they were volunteering with the International Justice Mission (IJM) in rescuing children from brothels. Austin and Feyon have started an orphanage with the goal of education children. We share this letter:

Dear brothers and sisters,

Slowly we see ourselves settling in and seeing things through the eyes of our Lord each new day in a completely new direction. Much through some anxious moments we sensed Him being so near us all the while. These have been times of mixed feelings, my dearest sister- in- law who introduced me the Lord has gone to be with Him, though it’s very painful to part, we know that is our ultimate destination, she  who served Him very joyfully, always sharing His love with her gifts and a radiant smile.

One facet of His ministry the rural school has started admission, many parents wanted to remove their children from the govt. kichdi ( rice meal ) schools and admit them with us, they said they have seen our children and want their children to be influenced by them, which really struck us at our Lord’s doings. We clearly stated in a meeting that we were here to share the love & message of Jesus Christ by also caring for their children’s future and help them build their lives. Though we have restricted ourselves to begin with kindergarten only and slowly increase the class level that will give us time to build up a proper system and allow teachers and students adjust to the new system, we will have coaching class in the afternoon with our own curriculum. We fully understand the frustration of parents when we also can’t find any school for our kids in this area.

 There are two famous schools in this area. One famous school runs by Catholics was originally funded by an Italian family dedicated it to the poor tea garden children mentioned on a stone tablet. Ironically not even one tea garden child can be found as they only give the seats to rich people who can give a big sum of donation to the school in order to get admission. When we went to meet the principal, we were  brazenly told that the children belonged to army officials and big businessmen. Another one is Public  Army School that is reserved for Army children. While writing an admission test, our kids were asked whether their parents were from the Army. They could only offer one seat to us. Then the third choice was yet another school. After having the admission test, our kids can’t wait to tell us how the teachers behave, chewing tobacco among other things. All of the private schools request a sum in the form of a donation while not maintaining their standards. It is a demand to have a school that really caters to the lower income people.

Building toilets for our immediate neighbors, now even the distant ones have requested us to build for them, torn down by poverty, nearly everyone has a sad story to tell, all sorts of sicknesses and filled with distraught how we wish they come to the saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Nearly this whole belt defecates in the open, it really breaks our heart, how can we not help is our concern.

 Banu Begum a very young girl who was given in marriage recently. She complained about her eyesight, and the parents don’t know how to take her to hospital due to the formalities there, so we took her to the hospital to investigate the matter. The findings were really shocking she has lost complete sight in one eye beyond repair, while the other one needs an operation immediately, so an appointment was given to her by a team of doctors for a week after. *Please uphold her in your prayers for  a miracle and that the family may respond to the call of Jesus as we share His love and also His message.

Thank you for caring and we thank our Lord that he helps provide for disciples like Austin & Feyon.    

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Friday, March 14, 2014

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” (Psalm 27: 1)

What does this look like? To most people this is nothing but a box with a few bags in it. But to women that are being beaten, or women that are watching their children being abused and are fleeing their homes and going to an emergency shelter, this is the first item that she will receive to help back to normal.

Team of God is proud to announce our partnership with the Katy Christian Ministries to supply these bags to women entering an emergency shelter while awaiting placement in a more permanent residence.

Each bag contains: Shampoo, conditioner, soap, face cloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, and deodorant. Any donation of the above items will be  gratefully accepted.

Updates on our progress with this shelter will be forthcoming. Thank you in advance for your support.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Getting the Fellowship Hall together!

Great News! We have had so many donations: Individuals along with Capri Christian Church and Whispering Pines Baptist Church and the kind members of Macedonia Baptist Church.  We are so grateful that the Lord his using his children to further the Kingdom of God. We are so blessed. Huge thanks to all who are helping!

Monday, February 24, 2014

The women are still hard at work in Lira!

Our Touch His Cloak program is still moving forward. We are blessed with donations and contributions of fabric for this project.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Starting the New Year Off Right!

Board members of TOG, George Breissinger (secretary) and Kerry Jewell-Breissinger (Vice President) are happily getting hygiene bags ready for the women's shelter in Houston. Kerry, Queen of Coupons has been diligently overseeing TOG's budget for health care items and has greatly increased TOG's spending power. Many thanks to Kerry for her good stewardship!