|Providing education scholarships for poor children in the Philippines who have no hope of receiving an education makes a huge difference win their lives and in the lives of their families.|
A major problem in Third World nations is lack of education. Love In Action wants to help change that and provide education opportunities for children who have no hope for a better life.
Unlike in the U.S., children in most other countries are not promised an education. If their families cannot afford to pay tuition, they have no chance to receive an education. Without education, the cycle of poverty never has a chance to be broken.
Love In Action has witnessed success through education in the Philippines the past three years as we have provided sponsorships so children can attend school at our network of indigenous churches. These children are very smart, and afforded the opportunity, they prove it.
These schools are also for ministry. Our brothers and sisters in the Philippines teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their schools. Also, the parents of children receiving scholarships must open their homes to weekly Bible studies. Through the school ministry, hundreds of families have given their lives to Jesus Christ.
In Yangon, Myanmar, Love In Action has partnered with Grace Theological College. Our brothers and sisters have little to no resources, but do a great job of teaching and training young people through their four-year college and sending them out into the mission field of Myanmar when they graduate. That mission field is huge as more than 40 million people in that small nation have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In Haiti, orphans are not only hungry for food, but they are starving for an opportunity to receive an education to break the cycle of extreme poverty. Our ministry partners, Give Us Hope Mission, do a great job of reaching the orphans with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and bringing education to them. Like in the Philippines, these children are extremely smart, they just need a chance.
Children in the Philippines and Haiti have to pay to attend school. The government requires a fee no matter if the school is public or a church-operated school. Therefore we need to provide scholarships. For just $60, we can provide a child with an opportunity to receive an education and hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Entire families can be saved through a small gift of $60.
In Myanmar, we can provide a student a college education for just 300 per year. Can you imagine college tuition costing just $300? That includes room and board and books. And, it’s a great education. Martha and I have met their students and seen their curriculum. The young people and the course work are very impressive.
School in the Philippines and Yangon begin in June, so we must act fast to meet our goals.
Here is our plan of action, and we need your help. We want to provide 100 scholarships to children in the Philippines and 20 for college students in Yangon. That’s only $6,000 to provide 100 children in the Philippines an education and just $6,000 to provide a college education and ministry training for students in Myanmar.
Also, we need to build two schools in the Philippines. For only cost $8,000, we can build those schools. We built one in Punta two years ago, and God continues to do great things through it. This year it will be expanded to become a secondary (elementary school) offering Jesus and an education to even more students, and therefore, more families.
Please help us. Families, individuals, churches, small groups and businesses can sponsor children and college students. Please help by mailing your tax-deductible check to: Love In Action International Ministries, P.O. Box 85, Dothan, AL 36302. Please write “Philippines Scholarship” or “Myanmar Scholarship” on the memo of your check.
We will do the same for children in Haiti this summer as their school starts in September. We will let you know the costs and our goal this summer.
Thank you for helping us help the “least of these” as Jesus tells us in Matthew 25:35-40.