Journey 2020

A Virtual Mission Trip to Visit our Ministry Partners in India and the DRC

Week 1 - INDIA

Bangalore City Mission (BCM) supports families from communities surrounding the rock-cutting quarries, the poorest areas of Bangalore. BCM provides schooling, vocational training for women and child care services to empower individuals and enable them to escape the cycle of poverty, exploitation and the danger of the quarries.

Right now, India is one of the countries being hit hardest by COVID-19. BCM is working to provide food and supplies for thousands of families in Bangalore at serious risk of starvation amidst the crisis. 

As Jonathan, director of BCM, says, “This is a huge humanitarian crisis… but one of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that we as individuals can make a difference and ending hunger during this lockdown is a goal that is literally within our grasp.”

Click the links below (or give us a call at 02 9712 8222) to sponsor a child or to support the work of BCM as they commit to end hunger during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Sponsor a Child in Bangalore, India

We've sponsored ten children so far during Journey 2020 - let's help BCM transform the lives of 5 more children who are ready to be sponsored right now.

Help families survive and thrive through COVID and beyond

During Journey 2020 we're aiming to raise $15,000 to help BCM provide emergency food, children’s educational materials and vocational training for vulnerable women. 

$100 will feed a family for a month

$180 will train a vulnerable woman for a year (or a recurring gift of $15 per month)

Week 2 - THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Through their hospital and community development programs HEAL Africa provides vital health care and holistic support to the most vulnerable people in a region devastated by ongoing conflict and poverty.

The COVID crisis has stretched HEAL’s resources – their hospital is the designated COVID care centre for a region of nine million people – but they remain committed to showing Jesus’ love to the outcast and forgotten during this crisis.

HEAL Africa’s Uamusho project is an outreach program providing refuge and educational opportunities for young people living on the streets. The project was hit especially hard by the recent lockdown, with many young people being forced back into their former lives on the street.

Ephphatha’s Centre for the Deaf provides a safe haven for those who have been rejected by society due to a hearing impairment. The centre includes the only specialised medical care and education in the DRC for deaf people including a primary school, secondary school and vocational training taught in sign language, along with a health clinic that, all together, serves over 3,400 people each year.

Click the links below (or give us a call at 02 9712 8222) to support HEAL Africa and Ephphatha's work to support and show Jesus' love to the DRC's most vulnerable communities during this COVID-19 crisis. 

Help HEAL Africa provide hospital care and holistic support during COVID-19  

During Journey 2020 we're aiming to raise $10,000 to help HEAL Africa support the most vulnerable people during this crisis.

$315 will provide a vulnerable patient with access to critical and life saving medical care and holistic support at the HEAL Africa Hospital

 

Support the DRC's hearing impaired community during COVID-19

During Journey 2020 we're aiming to raise $5,000 to help Ephphatha provide for the unique challenges faced by the hearing impaired during this crisis. 

$200 will provide a start up tool kit for a recent graduate from Ephphatha

Help get young people off the streets during COVID-19

During Journey 2020 we're aiming to raise $5,000 to help the Uamusho Project provide refuge, educational opportunities and hope for a better future during this crisis. 

$50 a month will keep a young adult off the streets and in vocational training through HEAL Africa’s Uamusho Project

2 WEEKS - 2 COUNTRIES - 3 PARTNERS

A virtual trip to explore, discover and celebrate the wonder of India and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as we visit our ministry partners.

Travel with us online to connect with Bangalore City Mission (BCM), Ephphatha and HEAL Africa in an exclusive missions tour as we dive deep into the world of their ministry.

If you would like to catch up on any of the Journey events you missed - or watch them all again - you can email us at worldshare@worldshare.org.au or give us a call 02 9712 8222 and we can send you recordings or materials from each event.