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July 3, 2013

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February 23, 2011

Every Child Ministries is an organization that shares the love of Jesus with children (and others) in Africa -- and their use of contributions is beyond amazing! Our favorite saying is "they can get t... more

July 3, 2013

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 been acquainted with ECM for many years and have seen them maintain low administration costs year after year; have not seen any other organization that meets that percentage! This is important when contributing to an organization.

Hildred Bertsch

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NOT!

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February 23, 2011

Every Child Ministries is an organization that shares the love of Jesus with children (and others) in Africa -- and their use of contributions is beyond amazing! Our favorite saying is "they can get two cents out of every penny" when it comes to the ministry. The monies used for administration are very minimal, as they believe what people contribute is to be used for ministering to the mission field. God is using ECM in a mighty way!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching the growth through the years. They have expanded from a small start in Zaire (now Congo) to expand to Ghana, Uganda, etc. A ministry dedicated to the Lord's work cannot fail!

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June 21, 2013

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June 21, 2013

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 firm in its commitment to tell children and adults alike about the love of Jesus and their need to recognize Him as their Lord and Savior.

Early on Every Child Ministries' goal was to establish a Sunday School in every village in Ghana. To date over over 2000 Sunday Schools have been established, many in conjunction with local churches Over the past 27 years this work has expanded to include a home for children, a Christian School, classes in the public schools, health concerns with financial aid where needed, slave children, and many more.

Our support for Every Child Ministries continues to be enthusiastic as it should.

Jim and Marit Wallin
Downers Grove, IL 60515


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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None-just more of the same. Lack of finances hold back the development of this caring and responsible mission.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

June 21, 2013

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June 21, 2013

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 everyone who can afford to support them to actually do it.

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Change nothing.

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2013

June 20, 2013
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February 17, 2011

I went to Ghana in 2002 when ECM began building Haven of Hope Children's Home. It was an incredible experience that changed my life. I will never forget the children living alone on the streets. Th... more

June 20, 2013
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Anyone searching for a non-profit organization you can truly trust and believe in, there's no greater opportunity than EVERY CHILD MINISTRIES (ECM). Year after year, I am awestruck witnessing the promises of God for increase and blessing demonstrated by the growth of programs and services provided through ECM to the forgotten children of Africa.

Keeping God first in word, deed and prayer provides a rock-solid foundation upon which ECM follows God's direction, bringing His practical love, compassion, and provision to those they affectionately call African Jewels--diamonds in the rough--that, with God's guidance and love through ECM, become shining with inner beauty and divine potential, learning to look up to and trust in Jesus for hope and a future.

I have been blessed to witness ECM co-founders, John & Lorella Rouster, extend acceptance, love, and practical help to thousands of children in need, recognizing each one as a unique gift of God. Amazing Grace describes the countless ways I have seen ECM reach out, raising funds to build homes to provide meals, medicine, and education to kids living on the streets, freeing slaves and their children, teaching Bible principles in public schools, comforting kids in war-torn areas, returning displaced kids to their families, teaching skills to teens and others to help them become self-sufficient, providing life-saving surgeries to children, giving meals and hope through a knowledge of Jesus to homeless children...and the list goes on! I have watched, and learned, as they face what appear to be insurmountable obstacles, placing their full faith in God, and returning His love by answering the call to a higher purpose.

I highly respect and give thanks to all who partner with ECM. I pray God will continue to bless ECM with caring individuals who partner with them to accomplish these life-changing endeavors.

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sign on to be a full-time staff member!

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

February 17, 2011

I went to Ghana in 2002 when ECM began building Haven of Hope Children's Home. It was an incredible experience that changed my life. I will never forget the children living alone on the streets. These children are orphaned or abandoned. ECM provides ALL their needs. NOTHING is ever wasted. Even used Christmas cards are punched into shapes with Scriptures added for the kids. This is one organization where you will get to know the Directors personally. They are the hardest working, most dedicated, God-fearing people I've ever met. Every time they see a new need involving the forgotten children in Africa, they get more and more involved, always growing, always caring, always praying and thanking God. My husband and I now sponsor one of the children at Haven of Hope. We are kept abreast of his well-bing, school grades, and receive letters from him. Although on a limited income, we have so much more than the majority of families in Africa. If you want God to bless your life, become a blessing to ECM!!

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We now sponsor a child at that orphanage and have watched it grow and improve, with clean drinking water, a school (Haven Academy), beds, clothes, shoes, food, discipline, spiritual guidance and plenty of LOVE. We've watched ECM stretch and grow into other areas of need, as well, such as freeing trokosi slaves, going into other countries, helping the war-torn.

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I would make sure that everyone who has indicated an interest in ECM is kept aware of the most current needs in the many areas they serve. Some of these needs are critical. Some, I imagine, would fall into a "would be nice" category. Having a book to tell the Rouster's incredible never-ending story of who they are, how they got started, and what they plan and pray for the future would be fascinating reading, and perhaps a way to raise funds.

June 18, 2013
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June 18, 2013
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The best thing about Every Child Ministries is that they are constantly reaching out to those in need. The directors, John & Lorella Rouster, are eager to help whomever they can, all in the name of Christ. They operate on a small budget, but their service has great consequences. By working with the nationals in Ghana, the Congo, and Uganda, they have helped those most vulnerable to abuse and mistreatment. I personally support their ministry and have encouraged my church family to do so, for over 10 years.

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Somehow get the word about it into the lives of more young people.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

June 17, 2013

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October 9, 2012

This is such an important working ministry. Reaching these African children and making such an impact in their lives. Bring the Word of the Lord and helping to improve their lives with food and shel... more

June 17, 2013

Every Child Ministries is a wonderful organization that has reached so many forgotten children in Africa. I have watched them in action for the past 25 plus years and I am so amazed at what they have accomplished in that time. These children have been so blessed by this ministry and their lives have been changed for the good. Without this ministry, I fear these children would be neglected and be without food, clothing and the Word of God. I will continue to offer my support to this wonderful ministry and rejoice for the hard work and amazing lives touched by their love for these children.

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2013

October 9, 2012

This is such an important working ministry. Reaching these African children and making such an impact in their lives. Bring the Word of the Lord and helping to improve their lives with food and shelter and support. I personally support one child along with general donations every year. This is so vital that this ministry continues on. Exceptional direction by John and Lorella Rouster and all that support this ministry. God Bless them in their work. Beth Thomas

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2012

February 16, 2011

This ministry was founded by my Aunt and Uncle and I remember it in its infancy. They have done so much over the last 25 years, it's just amazing how the Lord works through ordinary, everyday people. I just saw them as my Dad's brother and his wife. But they are so much more. The work they have started there and what they have accomplished, the lives they have touched, especially mine. They have come to my church twice and shared with the congregation, lighting a fire in the hearts of many. We now have a ministry of making pasties every month and all the monies go to ECM. I have become a sponsor of an 8 year old boy in DR Congo and I know in my heart that this was something I had been needing to do for a long time. Because of this, I am blessed. Thank you ECM for your love. For reaching out to the forgotten children of Africa, for caring and sharing God's love. Beth Thomas, Potterville, MI

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Donations, newsletters, and sponsorship. I try to visit with my Aunt and Uncle at least once a year.

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Want to help it even more than I do.

June 16, 2013

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October 5, 2012

Every Child Ministries is an amazing non-profit organization. They are helping to benefit the children and families of Africa. Their aid covers so much more than just financial. They help these chi... more

June 16, 2013

My husband and I have been financial supporters of ECM for several years. The work they do is outstanding! These people minister to ALL those in need, no matter what their situation. Haven of Hope is serving as a home for children, where their spiritual and physical needs are being met. ECM will continue to do this great work as long as all of us stand along side them. Thank God for these people and the work they do.

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 5, 2012

Every Child Ministries is an amazing non-profit organization. They are helping to benefit the children and families of Africa. Their aid covers so much more than just financial. They help these children by educating them, by providing spiritual guidance, by feeding, clothing and restoring families. The list goes on and on. Please consider ECM as you compile your non-profits for giving list. May God continue to bless ECM.

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Life-changing

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2012

February 20, 2011

ECM is an amazing non-profit, dedicated to improving the lives of children. My husband and I give monthly to their Haven of Hope project, which is a home for orphans and needy children. The newsletters we received detail the work that is being accomplished in the lives of these children and the adults that are also ministered to. Besides dealing with the physical needs of the children, ECM also ministers to their spiritual needs. The work that is being done here is nothing short of miraculous and spreads through out the entire community. Praise the Lord for the workers at ECM, who give of their own lives to be missionaries to those in need.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reading about the lives that have been changed through our contributions and the work of the missionaires.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage them to get the word out to other about the work they are doing so that more would know and more would help.

June 16, 2013

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1 previous review
September 27, 2012

I’ve been involved with ECM for 10 years. I sponsor two children. I cannot say enough about this wonderful organization. They literally change children’s lives on a shoestring budget. It has b... more

June 16, 2013

I have been involved with ECM from the beginning (10 years). First sponsoring one child in Uganda and then expanding my donations to sponsoring a second child in the Congo. The children and I correspond with each other about twice a year. It has been a very humbling and rewarding experience to touch and change their lives. It has been an honor to watch this ministry grow and keep expanding. Their commitment to the children and women is matched by no other. The tenacity and perseverance of this organization against the greatest of odds has always amazed me. I highly encourage you to get involved and give to this wonderful organization that so wisely uses its money and resources.

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I wish I could give more money to further their efforts in Africa.

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 27, 2012

I’ve been involved with ECM for 10 years. I sponsor two children. I cannot say enough about this wonderful organization. They literally change children’s lives on a shoestring budget. It has been an honor to watch this non-profit grow over the last 10 years. They started with next to nothing and continue to persevere under difficult circumstances. My life has been enriched by providing my sponsor children with school, shelter and medical care in a Christian setting. I love receiving letters from them and sharing about myself as well. I highly encourage you to support this organization. You will be amazed at what ECM accomplishes.

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2012

June 15, 2013
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June 15, 2013
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I served with Every Child Ministries overseas for a short time in 1991 during a semester off college. Since then, I have continued to be involved as a regular sponsor for an African pastor and a child in need, and special projects whenever we have extra to give. The biggest reason I sponsor ECM is because they do SO MUCH with just a little; I know my gifts make a huge difference to a lot of people in meeting their physical and spiritual needs. They also seek to put ministry into the hands of national workers instead of just relying on Americans. Hope this is helpful!

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give a lot more to help expand their projects.

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

June 15, 2013

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1 previous review
February 16, 2011

I'm from Arizona. I've known about and supported ECM since it's beginning. I support a little girl in Africa. I'm awed with all that ECM has accomplished since it's origination. Expecially the rel... more

June 15, 2013

I've been supporting a child in Uganda, Africa for about 5 years now. It's so good to hear from her. I even get her report cards! I've been a part of ECM since it began, I think. My money has always been used for the ministry. I trust them completely. Dorothy Rex

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wish I could donate more!

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

February 16, 2011

I'm from Arizona. I've known about and supported ECM since it's beginning. I support a little girl in Africa. I'm awed with all that ECM has accomplished since it's origination. Expecially the release of the slave women.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The feeling of satisfaction I feel when I see what my money has done through ECM

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Move to IN. so I could volunteer

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