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Phone: 219-996-4201
Box 810
875 S State Rd. 2

Indiana 46341
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Target demographics: Orphans and vulnerable children and youth (birth to 20 years) in Africa, especially in Ghana, Togo, Benin, DR Congo, Uganda, and New (southern) Sudan. Some of our programs encompass families. We seek to help outcast children who are rejected, forgotten or neglected by society at large.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 221.901

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Pack boxes of supplies to be shipped to Africa.
Host a FREEDOM PARTY to sell goods made by survivors of modern-day slavery.
Help prepare newsletters for mailing.

Geographic areas served: DR Congo, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Uganda, New Sudan

Programs: Haven of Hope Home for Children & Academy
Street Children
Initiatives vs. Child Trafficking, Child Slavery, Child Prostitution, Ritual Sacrifice
Child sponsorship for education of vulnerable children
Vocational training for street youth & former slaves
Character Building from the Bible lessons for schools
Training of national leadership for children & youth
Child prisoners ministry
Ministry to war-displaced children
Ministry to African children with albinism
The Way Home--forever families for orphans
Grannies program-aid to grandmothers single-handedly raising orphans

The lives of millions of African children have been devastated by war, disease, poverty and injustice. Every Child Ministries seeks to accomplish its purpose by providing direct compassionate aid to abandoned and needy children, working for the release and rehabilitation of child slaves, providing training and teaching materials to African churches, enabling them to establish and strengthen Sunday schools and other youth ministries, offering Bible teaching in the schools, and providing assistance to war-affected children. At the discretion of the local churches who know the needs of their community best, the Sunday schools may teach practical subjects like health, nutrition and literacy in addition to character building stories from the Bible. Our goal, as God enables us, is to help every village or neighborhood in Africa that desires to start or strengthen such a ministry.

Every Child Ministries was founded in 1985 after John and Lorella Rouster saw children forcibly expelled from churches because there was insufficient room to seat children and adults at the same time, and because the churches had no idea how to teach the children separately. Our programs have expanded to meet many needs of African children, who will be the future leaders of the continent. ECM is especially committed to children normally marginalized by society.

This year we were able to free 52 victims of ritual servitude in Ghana and offered two vocational training seminars to help these start new lives. We are also sending 2 of them to longer term vocational training, and we started a boutique to help them sell survivor-made goods in Ghana.
In Uganda we helped 75 displaced families resettle and expand their agricultural work to better feed their families.
We are also expanding our educational capacity at Haven of Hope Academy in Ghana, building a junior high school. 47 children now find safety, shelter and love at Haven of Hope Children's home in Ghana.
In Uganda we expanded a project to help a child who had been ritually abused and then discarded in a sack and began a program to help Karimojong beggar children in Kampala.

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Every Child Ministries is an organization functioning administratively on a minimum amount of dollars like I have never seen (1.7% for 2012!). This is due to the many wonderful volunteers serving the ministry as well as administration staff that is very diligent in watching their spending! We have ... more »
We have been involved in the evangelical church for over 60 years. During that time we have seen many changes taking place in missions and missionary outreach. Every Child Ministries has kept pace. They are involved in all aspects of human need. First and foremost Every Child Ministries stands ... more »
I would like to take this opportunity to tell everyone how great a charity Every Child Ministries is. Their focus is totally on sharing the love of the Lord Jesus with the orphans of Africa. Every dollar does so much to help these poor orphans in both a spiritual and practical way. I would encourage... more »
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