Soccer Chaplains United Partner, Cherry Creek Pres, Goes Back to Ghana
In 14 years we have sent ten mission trips and helped to establish 42 churches, explains Helen Grace Norblom, who works with Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church in the kids@creek department. In a few weeks, we will be sending another group of missionaries to continue to serve villages in Ghana.
Our service will include running a Vacation Bible School (VBS) program for kids and supporting their villages. This VBS program will involve Biblical lessons and time for kids to play and participate in fun activities. We hope to impart a message about God’s presence in their everyday lives and His unconditional love for all of His children.
While participating in VBS, we also provide the children and their parents with meals and shelter in a nearby school since many of them are coming from distant villages. Most of the adults who come are mothers and during VBS there will be programs for them as well. They will receive training in vocational studies, parenting, marriage, and basic self-care practices among other things to help improve their lives.
Part of our goal is to extend our reach beyond the children and adults who attend our program. We will teach lessons that we hope they will relay to their community members. We would also like to send soccer equipment with them to bring back to their villages.
Another part of our service to these villages is through fundraising to build wells and schools. The task of funding, building, and incorporating a well in these village can be immensely challenging. The cost can range from $5,000 to $7,000 which we raise through monthly donations and fundraising events. Even after a well is paid for and constructed, some villagers may be wary of using it because they have grown so accustomed to traveling to a farther, often less safe location for their water. This is where the importance of our longstanding relationships come in and allows us to reassure and encourage people to make use of the safer and more accessible source.
Through these various programs and services we will reach upwards of 400 people in Ghana and provide them with important resources – both physical and spiritual.
To support this specific request for Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, or future ventures like this, please donate through PushPay — simply select “Timothy Project” from the selectable funds to contribute to. Your financial gift helps us purchase new soccer equipment, sponsor an individual or organization in an outreach effort, and to cover associated costs of providing Bibles, soccer equipment, and other outreach tools locally and around the world!
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