In 2013, Brian took a trip to the nation of Malawi and fell in love with the people there and this is when we expanded our outreach to other causes. We currently support the following initiatives in Africa:
Alabaster Ministries’ Elderly project in the Nsanje region of Malawi. Here, almost 400 elderly people are regularly ministered to and basic needs are provided for this completely neglected segment of African society. Because the elderly are no longer able to work or produce, they are discarded and left to die. Alabaster provides real care and assistance to these men and women, along with sound gospel teaching.
Our newly launched One for One project is building homes for these elderly in partnership with the VeriTrust Foundation, Restore Houston and Graymark Homes. For more information on One for One and to follow the progress of the homes being built, visit the One for One Blog page here.
Child trafficking rescue – it’s one thing to stop child trafficking in America, it’s another to prevent it from happening in the first place. Many young girls are sold into this lifestyle as young as 10 years old, and often for just a few dollars. In nations where people live so far below the poverty level that a child’s life is worth next to nothing, we have been able to intervene and take responsibility for these young souls and make sure that they are funded throughout their educational years and are taught practical, vocational skills so that they can succeed on their own.
Pastoral training – Africa is a continent desperate for the gospel, yet there are few pastors, especially ones that are properly trained. For only $30 a month, a pastor can attend an intense and well-rounded Bible school in Malawi and this includes room, board and meals. In just a few short years, they are ready to go out into the mission field and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Orphan care in Swaziland & Ethiopia – We continue to support Children’s Hopechest, which has done an amazing job of caring for orphans with strategic and well-run carepoints throughout the world. We have concentrated on supporting their efforts in Swaziland and Ethiopia.