Since it’s inception in November, 2003, the Love the Children Program of Christians In Crisis has been able to touch small lives in the following ways:
In January of 2004, CIC/LTC delivered backpacks filled with necessity items and gifts to very poor gypsy families in Romania . . . more have been sent since then . . we were also blessed to share the good news of our Savior, Jesus, with these beautiful people. Although Romania is essentially ‘free’ now, extreme poverty, prejudice and persecution from the Orthodox church still exists for many.
SUGGESTION: If you wish to donate to special projects in Romania, please click here to send donations through our secure donation page on the website and mention Romania in the comment box.
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In March of 2004, CIC/LTC took the love of Jesus and also delivered necessity items and small gifts to poor children and families in The Philippines. In addition, more than 300 pair of flip-flops and shoes were given . . . more gifts and necessities have been sent since then . . . more are still needed . . .
Suggested items to ship to the poor children/families in The Philippines:
Twin-sized flat sheet, Wash cloth, hand & bath towel, Toothbrush w/cover, Two tubes of toothpaste, Two bars of soap, Shampoo & lotion in Ziploc bags, Flip-flops, size 5-6 ½, T-shirt, Small flashlight w/extra batteries, Small stuffed toy, Other small toys/games, Gum or candy, School Supplies.
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*Note: You may send a secure donation to CIC by clicking on the Make a Donation button on the left or send to our PO Box to also supply mosquito nets for $5 each! Please do not include cash in shipping boxes.
Pastor Johnny Espeleta
2005 Sobriedad Extension
Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines 1008
SUGGESTION: If you wish to donate to special projects in the Philippines please click here to send donations through our secure donation page on the website and mention the Phillipines in the comment box.
SHIPPING NOTE: Anything shipped to The Philippines will require a customs form to be attached. Please note on the box . . . “DONATIONS FOR POOR OF THE PHILIPPINES, NO COMMERCIAL VALUE”
If you ship items to the Philippines, please send an e-mail with shipping details to the general section in the Contact Us area so that we may alert our contact to expect them.
If you have questions, please contact us!
Since August of 2004, CIC/LTC has been sending boxes of wonderful, hand-made scarves, baby blankets, hats, gloves, socks and many other gifts to our contact in Nepal, who not only uses them to bless the poor and needy believers, but is also reaching out to the unreached through orphanages and street children . . . even cancelled stamps can make a way for someone to hear the Good News . . . he is also involved in feeding programs for children and sports outreaches . . . help is always welcome and very needed . . .
NOTE: Our contact has left this area and, unfortunately, we are no longer able to send donations to Nepal.
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In November of 2004 and January of 2005, CIC/LTC collected suitcases full of small, stuffed toys for refugee and orphan children of war-torn Indonesia . . . some of these were personally delivered by Brother Terry of CIC in February of 2005 . . .
SUGGESTION: If you wish to donate to special projects in Indonesia, please click here to send donations through our secure donation page on the website and mention Indonesia in the comment box.
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Note: We reserve the right to re-designate funding to urgent needs, if the situation arises. A small percentage will help with administrative expenses.
Love the Children (LTC) Project – July, 2007
This LTC project involved getting homeschool supplies for our HOPe (House of Prayer everywhere) leaders in an undisclosed country who will be opening a ‘day care’ situation for young children. Don’t assume that because these are very young children that they cannot be impacted for our Lord and Savior! This is a unique ministry and can also have a great impact on the families of these little ones! These leaders also have an active after-school program for older children. Lives are being changed!
Thank you so much to everyone who was involved!!!
Here are some pictures of a portion of what we sent with this young couple! Please pray with us for lots of long-lasting fruit for the Kingdom!!!
Here is the Junior Director of LTC with two puppets that were also sent:
Love the Children (LTC) Project Desperate Situation – August, 2007
This project involved raising funding for food, medicine, vitamins, other supplies for children in crisis in extremely difficult situations in undisclosed areas ... even for goats! Baby goats are $50, adults are $100 ... these goats will give milk for the babies. Sorry, it is not possible to be more specific in regard to the location.
I was able to drop off two suitcases of children's clothes to a friend who operates an orphanage and works with disabled and poor children in one country.
Funds were given to help children in the areas mentioned in the project.
Love the Children (LTC) Project – October, 2007
For A Martyr’s Family
This project involves the family of Necati Aydin. Necati, 36, a dynamic Christian was a convert from Islam. He and two Christian co-workers were brutally martyred in Turkey on April 18, 2007. Necati is in heaven, but still dealing with the circumstances on earth are his widow, Semse, and their two children, Elisha, 7, and Esther, 6.
One of our CIC intercessors was very good friends with Necati and Semse, in fact, Necati was in their wedding. We have the opportunity to send something to Semse and the children and have it hand-carried into the country. This is especially good due to the fact that Semse is under a great deal of scrutiny from many areas.
To better understand what they are dealing with, please read, “Widow of Slain Turkish Worker: ‘A Cross for Me Every Day’”
If you would like to send an encouraging message to Semse, Elisha, or Esther, you may send e-mail text by clicking here. Please mention 'Martyr's Family' in the subject line. We will compile all messages for each one.
Last date to receive e-mail messages or funding to be taken to them before Christmas, is November 15th, 2007. If funds are received after that, they will be forwarded to her at a later date.
Please continue in prayer for these precious ones who have given much to our Lord. Also, for Susanne Geske, widow of Tilmann Geske and their three children; as well as for the fiancé of Ugur Yuksel, who was also martyred.
In Malatya, the city where the murders took place, the trial is beginning for the five young Muslims accused of killing the Christian missionaries. According to sources, 15 of the 22 Christian families in Malatya have left and will not return. There are approximately 120,000 christians in Turkey, amont them about 4,000 evangelicals. (Assist News)
Love The Children Project – Nepal Christmas 2007
Nepal Street Kids/Orphans
Opportunities abound to make a difference for children in Nepal.
Our contact is planning outreaches of Christmas parties for street kids and orphans and the poor … to alleviate their cares even for a short time … to give them a good meal (which they don’t often have), to put a smile on their faces with a gift, and to let them know of the love of our wonderful Savior.
Can you imagine how Jesus must weep for the poor and forgotten children in this world who need so much? Would you be part of these outreaches to the children by sending a much-needed donation of any amount?
Love The Children (LTC) Project – Nepal Christmas 2008
Once again, the Christians In Crisis Love the Children (LTC) Project is providing an opportunity to bless children in Nepal this Christmas. For only $3 a child in Nepal can have a good meal and a Christmas gift.
If you would like to make a donation for this project, please use the "Make a Donation" button on the left side of the webpage. Please type 'Nepal' in the 'Purpose' box. Any funds received by November 24th, should reach our contact in time for the Christmas parties scheduled for early December. Any donations received after this date will be sent for future outreaches for the poor children in Nepal.
Please see below for a note from our partner ministry in Nepal. Thank you in advance for caring for these precious children!
Greetings from kathmandu!
If you 're visiting Nepal for the first time here are common seen to look out for “ temples” Kathmandu is a city with so many Buddhist and Hindu temples, you could find a bunch temples within a block “traffic jam” numbers of cars and motorbikes on the street of Nepal is increasing on daily bases , while the road remain they same since 1950s, narrow street and unplanned city, "street dogs" street here are full of dogs without owner nor someone to look after them, it is disgusting to see some of them that need some urgent medical attention and last but not the least "street kids" you will found kids begging with one hand, and sniffing glues with other hands on dirty, smelling and tittered cloths one head and begging with the other from the motorist, or you find the picking reusable or recyclable materials at the dumps over the city without foot wears, some as little as 4 years.
The question is where are their families or relatives? What is the government of Nepal doing about these kids? well the answers are simple nothing, it's shocking to see the way this society treat these kids, people mistreat dogs on the street for sure, but the hatred the street kids more, Nepalese will give street dogs food, which their Hindu religion encourages, beside dog have it day in Nepal, once in a year dogs are reverend and worship (khukuru Puja) it is fun to see dogs with red "tika" on its forehead and flowers on its necks all over Nepal, after that day they'll be kicking dogs around like no one business.
You could see how fast these kids clinch to gangs, drugs, sex, crime, substance abuse, these made the society hated them more , always on their heel for the authority, often lock up by police who sometimes took all they have worked or begged for the whole day, sexual exploited by sexual predator, pedophilia, follow street kids, Nepalese and foreign tourist alike, exploited labor wise by recycles business owners, eating places, bus drivers, who use them in to run their business, the become a breeding ground for criminals, illiterates and left behind "Kate" that is what their name signify in Nepali language.
It is estimated that are over 40 thousand of such kid all over the Nepal, neglect, economical difficulty, decade old war in Nepal are the issue that fuel their numbers, when a family that make less than a dollar is displaced or its bread winner killed or bread winners migrated in search of job or better future, women and children will be left behind to arch out a living, kids have to go out to found something to eat, some women do elope with another man to survives, a system that the culture here detest, children from such union, always felt the crunch, father is not around, mother ran away with another man, these are contributing factor or the major issue that fuel this menace call street children in Nepal.
Girl among such kids will be marry off by her family or send them to work as domestic help in the city, many end up in dance restaurant in Kathmandu (nude dance) the unfortunate ones found themselves in a brothel in India, on the promise of a better job and better life in the city, most victims of this practices are children from hill part and western of Nepal.
fighting off cold on the street, the kids were lure into sniffing glues, drugs, and to meet up with substance addiction, some get into flesh trade, or into petty crime, at their young age, It is believe that 50% are h.i.v. Positive, which the contracted from common uses of drug, the infected ones spread the decease by common use of stringe , and having unprotected sex with strangers. Part two of this report will be coming your ways soon.
Our Annual Christmas party for kids in Nepal is approaching, it cost about $3 per child to get a decent meal and a Christmas gifts to kids in Nepal
Your prayers and supports will be highly appreciated.
Help us in building a Day care for street kids in Nepal.
We need your prayers on our, women education program, church activities, radio program, Christmas parties for poor kids,
Blessing from above
Please see below for pictures from the 2007 Christmas party and other activities for the street kids.
From CJ 11/2008
Pictures from Christmas 2004