“Pure and faultless religion is this, to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” - James 1:27
According to a report done by Global Issues, 640 million children (approximately 1 in 3) do not have adequate shelter, 15 million children are orphaned due to HIV/AIDS and in 2003 alone, 10.6 million children died before they reached the age of 5. Brothers and sisters in Christ, something must be done.
With the support of generous donors, Set Free Ministries has constructed eleven “Impact Sites” since the summer of 2009. An Impact Site is multifaceted in its purposes, serving as a place of refuge for thousands of orphans, as well as a place to sleep, eat, and receive a free Christian education. Before there was loneliness, hunger, and a blanket under a bush. Now with the Impact Sites in place, children have community, purpose, full bellies, and a sense of hope for what the future holds. Stealing and prostitution will no longer be the only options for income. The Impact Sites not only teach the basic education but go as far as to teach the children a specific trade, such as wood working or sewing, so that when their time at the center comes to an end they will have the ability and skill to get a job!
Approximately 5,000 children are currently being cared for through the Impact Sites with over 100 requests from 100 different communities asking SFM for help. There are many lives left to touch!
All Impact Sites are run by leaders and teachers in the local community, and are funded and administered by Set Free Ministries USA and our Set Free Ministries East Africa office.