Friday, August 28, 2015

ECHO Project Update

As we look back over the past few years, we are so grateful to those who have generously given to The ECHO Project and helped us make a difference in the lives of so many.
Thank you!

As we look ahead, we are continuing with the same things that have helped those living around us. The giving out of food baskets to families caring for orphans, medical aid to those in need, along with housing, educational help, and micro loans. We also have funds to put in another water well and are currently working on the logistics of that project.

In addition to these things, we have a number of life-changing opportunities we are wanting to put into place through The ECHO Project, and we ask for your prayers in these upcoming endeavors. 

  • A House of Hope for those who need emergency, temporary housing. This house will have caregivers in place to minister to the homeless, orphans, and those needing hospice-type care.
  • With thousands of women living without any financial support, we want to train women with sewing skills in order for them to make money to help care for their families. 
Please pray for us as we work over the next few months to make these two dream a reality in 2016!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Tuc Tuc Taxi!

As many of you know, the ECHO Project was started to help address some of the many needs we encounter around us everyday here in Africa. ECHO stands for Education, Compassion, Hope, and Opportunity. While most of the monthly ongoing help the ECHO project provides is in the way of medical, housing, schooling, and food assistance, occasionally there is an opportunity for us to help with a business loan that will provide continuing support of a family.

Alex is one of the young men the ECHO Project has been able to help in the past. He started by supporting himself by making bracelets and earrings. He was faithful in his work and used the money to put himself through driving school so he could get a better job. He then found work driving a Tuc Tuc taxi in our town, but often had to work seven days a week. He recently approached us for a long so he could be able to work for himself, as well as teach in the village, and go to church. 

This is a photo of Alex and his new Tuc Tuc! Please pray for him and the success of his new business.


PS We are having issues with our website, so will be switching to this blog exclusively soon. Thanks!