Chicos of Costa Rica
Mary Mahon, veteran missionary, directs Chicas de Promesa, an empowerment club for at-risk, adolescent girls in Costa Rica. This program has been successful in helping the girls overcome cycles of abuse, study, learn new skills, and realize their dignity and worth in God. In order to fully affect the culture, Mary is in the process of purchasing property to begin Chicos, an after school program for at-risk boys. Chicos will focus on preparing them to be Godly men by teaching them how to manage anger, resolve conflict, treat women and girls with respect, and take responsibility for their actions. Our giving will help remodel the building, specifically outfitting the large meeting room for the boys. We can help them realize their God-designed future all within an atmosphere of His love and promises.
Goal for the Chicos Project: $15,000
North Carolina Missionaries
Supporting our North Carolina Missionaries is the very heart of Touch the World. Each year we work to cover our dedicated missionaries and their families with funds to purchase new linens, needed household appliances, and furnishings for their homes on the field.
Household Equipment New Appointments $6,500
Reserve for Future Appointment $6,500
Household Equipment Five-year Supplement $7,000
- Galen & Dickie Hertweck (Philippines) – $3500
- Reserve for Future Supplement – $3500
Linens & Things $5,000
- Reserve for Future Supplement – $500
Scholarship for International Students $1,050
[Name Withheld] is a 54-year old, first-year student at Evangelical Theological College in Tirana, Albania. She comes from a nominal Muslim family where faith is not practiced. At age 40, she accepted Jesus as the Lord and Savior of her life. As her life changed completely, her 4 children and her mother came to faith in Christ. Her son is currently serving on the mission field in Macedonia. She is divorced, and her ex-husband has spent many years in prison due to his criminal past. She prays that God will use all of her life experiences to help her humbly serve Him. She desires to start a Bible study group and minister to women who have suffered domestic violence and/or divorce. She also hopes to open a food center to prepare and serve poor children with a least one daily meal. We want to help her as God redeems all her life experiences for His glory.
Empowering Women’s and Girls Ministries
Heart Menders $12,000
HeartMenders touches the lives of North Carolina’s Assembly of God ministers’ widows through financial support. In addition to providing immediate assistance upon the death of their husbands, financial gifts are also provided on birthdays, Mother’s Day, and Christmas. We currently bless 49 widows.
Mpact Girls Clubs $ 4,000
These are finances set aside as expenditures associated with ministry to girls involved in the North Carolina MPact Girls Clubs. It helps offset the cost of leadership development for MPact Sponsors and travel expenses for the District Girls Ministries Coordinator.
NC Women’s Ministries $16,000
This account makes provision for the expenses of ministering to the women of North Carolina through leadership development, discipleship and media (such as mailings, e-newsletter, videos, and other promotional materials). It also provides travel expenses for the Women’s Ministries Leadership Team as they develop relationships with local leaders.