Is your family looking to give a Meaningful Gift? Would you like to help someone in need? Here are some great ideas!
BUY A GIFT FOR A CHILD
$ 30 Buys a “new” set of clothes! We only do new at Christmas!
BUY A BED FOR A WIDOW
$ 85 for the bed $ 125 for her mattress $ 25 for a comforter $ 5 for a mosquito net.
BUY A BAG OF RICE FOR OUR WIDOWS
One bag of rice $ 35
SPONSOR A CHILD TO SCHOOL
$ 300 – $ 400 for a full year of school
$ 20 for a uniform $ 15 for shoes $ 10 for a book bag
MICRO BUSINESS REALLY HELPS
$ 400 starts a small business
HELP A REFUGEE GO BACK HOME
GARDEN TOOLS OR SEEDS – HELP A POOR FARMER
GARDEN TOOLS OR SEEDS FOR A FARMER
Mitchell Elementary School in Southeast Manitoba surprised us all at their last TREATS + TREASURES Fundraiser on May 3rd! This is a fundraiser put on by the WHOLE SCHOOL where the students donate their toys and parents bring in baked goods. The community spirit is electric!! All the students get to come shopping! This is the 8th consecutive year that they have partnered with funding students to school in Liberia, West Africa, through the organization of Provision of Hope. This year they will put 13 students to school. In total they have raised a grand sum of $ 18,498!!! This is most remarkable!!!
The Liberian Students like to send their letters and artwork for the students at MES. Take a look!
Liberian children all need to pay for their school fees, which is the reason many cannot afford to go to school. Registration and tuition is approximately $ 300 per student, plus their school supplies. This is a country that is extremely poor with a very high unemployment rate. We all believe that to end poverty, education is necessary. This year Provision of Hope was able to fund 150 students to school and Mitchell Elementary’s partnership was a big help.
This is a SUMMARY OF FUNDS raised over the past 8 yrs and where the funds were distributed.
2011 – 750 for bunk beds for Ma Esther’s Orphan Home
2012 – 1,100 Teaching Materials for 5 Teachers
2013 – 1,400 – 7 students to school
2014 – 1,600 – 8 students to school
2015 – 2,247 -9 students to school plus uniforms & shoes
2016 – 3,087 -9 students to school plus all school supplies and textbooks
2017 – 3,614- 10 students plus uniforms, shoes, PE suits,copy books & book bags
2018 – 4,700 13 students to school plus materials
Grand total to date 18,498.00
Karen Barkman, would like to thank the STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND PARENTS of the Mitchell Elementary School for YOUR KIND AND CARING HEARTS to help our children in Liberia!
Every dollar donated goes to this cause. Nothing is taken off for admin fees.
Thank you for THE DIFFERENCE YOU MAKE!!!!
Christmas in the Buduburam Refugee Camp is very sad. Many do not even have enough food to eat.
Rice keeps getting more expensive every day. It is now at $ 65 a Bag. Who can afford that in the camp, so they buy it by the cup. Our leaders in the camp, brought a group of very poor widows to our attention, including a young handicapped boy. This is the group that goes around picking up plastic bags. At the end of a hard day of work, they are hoping it is enough money to eat. We are trying to buy Bags of Rice for these widows in time for Christmas. Can any one buy one bag of rice for $ 65?
Rudolf Sumo, a young man who we helped through high school, at the refugee camp would like to go back to Liberia to stay. Life on the camp is too hopeless. Rudolf lost his mother about 6 months ago. It’s been extremely hard for him and his siblings. We are hoping that Rudolf will be home for Christmas! The bus fare to Liberia is $ 300 plus his documents and food for the trip. If anyone would like to contribute to this cause, we would be most grateful. We have watched Rudolf over the years. He is a young man who is always kind and respectful to others. He would love to study a trade. In time he will. Rudolf is ambitious. He will make it. He does have a friend to stay with once he gets home.
We’re still hoping Ma Annie will get her new bed and mattress. We’re believing for that. Perhaps someone would like to give a gift towards this. A bed $ 85, Mattress $ 120, Bedding $ 25, Pillows $ 10
Our children are hoping that they can all get a present for Christmas. They absolutely LOVE getting a wrapped gift. It’s usually a brand new dress and some shoes! They love these surprises! $ 30 buys nice clothes for a child at Christmas.
For more Christmas ideas click here GIVE A GIFT OF HOPE
Rice in Liberia is cheaper, if you are wondering about the price difference. Ghana’s prices are double that of Liberia’s for rice.
Hi Friends and Partners,
Are you looking to give a gift that really counts? Here are some great ideas! Remember, it is not the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it….Eileen Elias Freeman
$ 350 Helps a refugee travel from Buduburam Camp back to Liberia
$ 125 Buys Chicken Dinner and Party Food for One of our Children’s Homes
$ 35 Buys a Bag of Rice for a Widow
$ 15 Buys a good pair of shoes for a child
$ 25 A comforter for one of our widows
$ 50 Supplement for malnourished children
What an amazing night we had on May 10th in Mitchell, Manitoba!! Thank you to everyone who participated in making this evening an outstanding success! What a generous community of people coming together to help others in Liberia, West Africa!
We are so grateful to Granny’s Poultry for donating the chicken again this year! Pastor Rob Martens from the Mitchell Gospel church was our MC. You did a great job! Thank you and your church for partnering with us for the past 10 plus years! You are a small church with a far reach! Rachel Siemens came out and covered our event so well, on Steinbach on Line! Elaine Peters had 40 volunteers who cheerfully came out to serve. Does anyone ever say no to you Elaine? Probably not. I love how you live by example! There are so many people we could thank individually and of course all who gave so generously!
Thank you to Principal Joe Thiessen and Vice Principal John Terrick for allowing your students to think outside the box and for introducing them to global development at such early ages. You are raising up students who will be world changers at home in their local communities and world wide! Your staff is remarkable! Six of your teachers sponsor children. Other families and students in your school also sponsor our children. Treats and Treasures has raised many dollars over the years for Provision of Hope! Thank you Elaine Peters for being our MB Rep and Advocate!
Treats and Treasures is a Giant Garage Sale put on by the K-4 students. They bring baked treats and all kinds of personal items to sell. Everyone gets to shop! Gr 4 students are the vendors and look after the money. What a great idea Mitchell Elementary!!
Thank you South East Manitoba for being a BIG PART of this work!
God Bless you!!
COME JOIN US FOR DINNER AND A NIGHT OF FUN!!!!
RAISE THE ROOF is selling tickets for a Fundraising Dinner in Mitchell, Manitoba.
Wednesday May 10th. Time: 6:00 pm Dinner 6:30 pm Mark your calendars!! Invite friends!!
Expect an entertaining evening with ISLAND BREEZE and GOOD FOOD!!! Granny’s Poultry is donating the chicken. Karen Sawatzky has another great menu planned. This is a WORTHY CAUSE all for the sake of CHILDREN AT RISK, IN LIBERIA, WEST AFRICA. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!! We are expecting a SELL OUT!!
HELP CHILDREN AT RISK
ONE CHILD AT A TIME
MAY 10, 2017
MITCHELL SENIORS CENTRE
SEATING – 6:00 pm
DINNER – 6:30 pm
ENTERTAINMENT: ISLAND BREEZE
Contact Elaine Peters at 204 371-0731 for tickets
or pay on line – specify “Tickets”
Go to our website – Click here DONATE
PLEASE NOTE we are not having our annual WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES in Steinbach this year. We had our 10th walk last year and our fundraising committee decided we would rather have a dinner. This is a better venue to show our updated projects and account to donors the value of their giving.
Every year we fund close to 150 children to school in Liberia. These children would not have the means to pay for their schooling. They are poor or orphaned. There are no free schools in Liberia. Every child must pay, even for shoes and a uniform. If we are going to shift from poverty to sustainability it will require education. I agree with Nelson Mandela when he says ” Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
Please invite others to this event!
For more information contact
Elaine Peters – Elainepeters10@gmail.com 204 371-0731
Karen Barkman – Karenbarkman@gmail.com 250 – 454-9456
I am looking forward to seeing you at this event!!!!
Check out our blog posts on EDUCATION
IT’S THROUGH EDUCATION THAT WE RAISE UP LEADERS TO IMPACT A NATION FOR CHANGE. WE “ARE” BRINGING CHANGE TO A COUNTRY DEVASTATED BY WAR.
I want to wish you ALL a blessed and most joyous Christmas with a sincere thank you for all you have given to help our orphans, widows and refugees. YOUR GIVING CHANGES LIVES!
My PRAYER this Christmas is that we can bring a little HOPE to our friends in NEED.
Or Mail a Cheque Payable to Hope for the Nations Address: 101-1865 Dilworth Dr. Suite 342, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1
In the US Payable to Wordsower International Memo:Provision of Hope Address: P.O. Box 8064 Salem, OR 97303
Provision of Hope’s new home for Ma Esther and her children is progressing well.
This is a 4 bedroom house with 2 full bathrooms, a large living room, a dining room and a shop attached to the house. The shop is intended for Ma Esther’s future business. The outside is primed, and all the windows and doors are in.
Here are photos of the kitchen, the living room and the dining room. We are happy with how well things are progressing. We have an engineer/architect who comes in regularly to inspect the workmanship of this project. He is giving us very good reports, and adds his recommendations as we go along. We are confident this house is well built.
The ceramics in both bathrooms are well done. The workmanship is very good.
Below is a look at one of the bedrooms and the shop which is attached to the house.
We are very grateful for all who donated towards this project. Thank you to the Elm Creek and Pine Falls folks who came out to those fundraiser nights in Manitoba. Thank you to everyone who came out to “Raise the Roof” in Mitchell. You are most amazing! Barkman Concrete in Steinbach gave us a generous donation just before the fire in December 2014. What a blessing this was! Others of you donated for this emergency too. Your generosity made it possible to rent a home for Ma Esther and the children, buy bunk beds, blankets and clothing etc. while we planned for the new building.
Ma Esther and her children are so grateful for all you have shared with them. “May God bless you for all you have done for us” You should have heard the children scream with delight when I announced that we would start rebuilding!!! They cannot wait to be back home!
To finish this project we still have: a) $ 5,000 to complete the house b) the outdoor kitchen c) furniture for the living room and dining room d) shelves and a counter for the shop e) crushed rock to put around the front of the house to keep the mud out.
Ma Esther and the children will move into the completed house, after their first semester of school is completed. This will be the best time for them to transition over to their former school. Their rent, in the house they are in, expires January 31st, 2017.
Our Organic Garden Team will be moving into the house until Ma Esther and the children move in . They will work on the organic gardens and be security for this new home. The older children will be helping with the business as well as the gardens once they move in. Lucy Wolo graduated from a tailoring school and is hoping for a sewing machine, to start custom tailoring.
Thank you sponsors and donors for all you are doing for the children of Liberia!
WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES MANITOBA raised over $ 15,500 at our 10th Annual Walk last Sunday at AD Penner Park in Steinbach. All proceeds are going towards education for orphan and needy children in Liberia, West Africa. For many children in this country, going to school is only a dream. They simply do not have the funds. Many families hardly have enough food to eat, not to mention school fees.
Thank you to all our volunteers who helped to make this event such a great success!
Thanks to all the donated raffle prizes!!
Thank you to Corny Rempel at Mix 96.7 FM for advertising the walk and inviting me to speak on the Morning Show! Thanks to Michelle Sawatzky and Karen Black at Golden West Radio for your time too! Everyone’s contribution made this event a great success! We will be able to put 150 students back to school this coming September. THAT is worth it all!!!
The Mitchell Elementary School raised $ 3,352.00 towards supporting Liberian Children to school! This is the 6th year in a row that this school has been raising money at their annual “Treats and Treasures” event for Provision of Hope. Thank you to all the teachers at this school who influence their students to reach out to others world wide. You are an exceptional school!! The Treats and Treasures money is not included in the money raised at Walk a Mile in My Shoes.
From the children of Liberia, I say a BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED IN FUNDING US TO SCHOOL!