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February 17, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

My Sunday School class became involved with ECM by sponsoring a child. The feedback we received was awesome. We received newsletters and individual letters from our child. We also received report cards and other updates from his teachers and caregivers. We were able to send notes to our child and received notes back from him so we know they were delivered quickly half a world away. ECM is serious about caring for children and they do an incredible job preparing them for their world.

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

Incredible feedback from the organization on ways I could help and how the sponsored child was getting help.

Ways to make it better...

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

Provide more money so they can better serve the children of Africa

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

From members of my church

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

I became interested in ECM's ministry because my church and I very much support the work this ministry is doing in Ghana, Africa. We support the Driscoll's , 2 missionaries in this organization, with prayer support and financial support.The Driscoll's were at our church in early January and showed us videos of the school that has been completed and many of the children they are working with. I feel very strongly in their efforts to free the Trokosi slaves, educating the people about this
practice and educating the children , as well as meeting physical needs. I am excitedly awaiting my trip to Ghana the end of July to work as a volunteer!
I know any money they receive is put to good use.I feel like they are very worthy of any monies your organization could reward them with!

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My church is in constantly updated on the work of this ministry through correspondence with John andCarolyn Driscoll ,visits from them when in the states,and slides/videos.

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

I don't know of any.

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February 17, 2011

I have served on the board at ECM for a number of years. John and Lorella are outstanding directors. They are very organized and very thrifty in everything they do. They give of their time and talents 24/7. They are always available. We sponsor a child at Haven of Hope and it has been a joy joy to watch her learn and grow. We write letters to each other and ECM sends us her report cards. I also volunteer one day a week and do a variety of things. There is a lot of volunteer work to be done. Won't you come and help us? ? ?

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

John and Lorella are outstanding directors. They are very organized and thrifty in everything they do. They give of their time and talents 24/7. They are always available. We sponsor a child at Haven of Hope and it has been a joy to watch her grow and learn. We write letters to each other and ECM sends us her report cards. I also volunteer one day a week and do a variety of different things. There is a lot of volunteer work to be done. Won't you come and help us ? ?

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

If I had to make changes to this organization I would suggest that John and Lorella have at least one day a week for themselves.

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

Every Child Ministries offers hope to children who have lived without hope and the expectation of ever having any of their dreams come true. I personally have been to Uganda with ECM and have been so impressed with the National staff and most certainly with the founders of this ministry! While they are fully committed to improving the physical well being of children, John & Lorella Rouster are people who realize that children who learn about God, who He is and commit their lives to Jesus Christ have a hope that even the most horrific conditions will never be able to destroy!

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

As I have traveled to Uganda with Lorella Rouster and seen the National staff at work in the IDP camp and school.

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

I can't think of any changes I would make in this ministry.

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

ECM has been an amazing ministry for my family. We have a child (Denis) that we support through them. They are very upfront about the costs and where the money goes and how it helps. I have very consistent reports and messages that come back from Denis, along with pictures, report cards, and notes from him. My family LOVES what we do for him, and feel he's a part of our family. I'm also encouraged by everything the ministry does. Connecting these kids to Christ is priority #1, but not just in words...in actions too. Digging wells for fresh water, raising schools, providing essentials, and more. All of it shows their heart and more. May God bless all their efforts.

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

Our time with ECM has helped us to think of others more and ourselves less. Sometimes we are more concerned about the things we want, but when we think of Denis our problems don't seem so big. Our kids think of Denis and pray for him every single day.

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

1. I'd like to see it promoted on a larger scale. Not to compare, but I think dollar for dollar they do as much if not more "good" that Compassion Int. Not to say Compassion isn't a great ministry, but they certainly have a larger audience. 2. I'd like to see the development (and maybe there is and I just don't know it) of the next John and Lorella. Rousters 2.0 for the next generation.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The seriousness of a need, and the ease in which we can help.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Feel compelled.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Top Notch and these people are making a difference in lives, every single day!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

My daughter visited ECM in Ghana, Africa in 2008. We got to hear and see the difference that ECM is making in the lives of the children there. This is the only ministry that I'm aware of that works toward freeing the Trokosi slaves! What a great work! Several shrines have liberated the slaves that were held there and a great many of them have come to the knowledge of a loving Savior through the efforts of ECM! We were so impressed that we have been sponsoring a little boy there ever since 2008. We have had the privilege of watching him grow and knowing that his life is much better due to ECM and our donations.

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

Watching this child grow and become healthy and happy. Also, seeing the Trokosi slaves that have been liberated.

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

They just need more funding to be able to accomplish even more.

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

Every Child Ministries is people truly helping people who are in need and changing lives for the better.
We know the director and family on a personal basis from our church in Indiana and they have done a wonderful, sacrificial and loving job for a long time now!
We are supporters
of a young lady in Africa who has written us personally and told us how ECM has helped her family and how thankful she is to our family for being a part of her life.
To read updates and receive the prayer requests from this group of people, you can see for yourself the amazing work they are doing! They truly are making a difference for people here and for eternity.
Thank you!

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

Being touched by the work they are doing and to be a small part of it.

Ways to make it better...

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

Nothing. Amazing job already!

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

I have been donating to Every Child MInistries for over 20 years. Since their headquarters is in Indiana, I have been able to have personal contact with them and see first hand how the moneys are used. They do an incredible job of stretching every dollar received so that the money goes to the children in Africa. They are continually seeking volunteers to do all of their work, cutting their administrative costs to a minimum. They reuse and recycle used materials from churches and organizations making them applicable for the African ministries. Volunteers cut out pictures and file them to be assembled later into complete lesson packs. Sunday school materials are translated into French, zeroxed on office machines and sent to Africa, where they are checked out and used and reused by the nationally trained teachers. ECM feels an incredible responsibility to the people who have sacrificed to donate money to their cause. Every cent that is donated for child sponsorship goes to the children. The sponsored children write letters to their sponsors, thanking them and updating them on their personal lives. The mothers of the orphanage send "report cards" to the sponsors updating them on the academic and social progress of each sponsored child. The ECM office is open and available here in Indiana and you can stop by anytime and talk to John and Lorella and see what they are doing.

The thing that I appreciate the most after getting to know John and Lorella, but also so many of the volunteers, is their HEART for these children in Africa. I have seen volunteers cry over these children, they pray regularly for them, and they donate sacrificially of their time, possessions, and money. It is such an inspiring group of people who are making a change one child at a time.

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

My friend has gone to Africa to help in the orphanage in Accra, Ghana; to teach teachers in the IDP camps in Uganda, to see the trokosi slave liberation project, and to help with first aid in the street ministry. She is a teacher who has given up her summers for 5 years, who raises the money to pay for this herself. She comes back and shares with me the details of the incredible changes that ECM is making in individuals' lives in Afrida.

Ways to make it better...

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

John and Lorella, the founders of ECM, need administrative help. They need someone who understands the entire scope of the ministry.

February 17, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

Praise God for John, Lorella, Hazel and many others who make this huge endeavor successful! They are doing a wonderful work with the forgotten children of Africa.

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

I've seen what a great work they do there.

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

I believe they are being led by God to accomplish His purpose.

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

We have known, prayed, and worshipped with John and Lorella for over twenty years. The words Integrity and Faith instantly come to mind. As a man, I see John as a role model and a Man of God. The Rousters are totally driven by Biblical guidelines and a great Love for God's Children. They are Christ centered and Christ focused and driven to help take the Children of Africa off the streets, out of the slave camps and put them in Sunday School !! As they diligently push on towards the goal of leading every child to Christ; they also attend to practicle matters like health, sanitation, nutrition and education. We serve an Awesome God; and it's amazing to see how the people who work with E.C.M. find that their lives also have been improved and enriched !! I whole heartedly support this great organization and pray for every life ever touched by the efforts and Love of the people of E.C.M. Thank you, Lord, for bringing John and Lorella into our lives. They Make a Difference !!

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

sponsoring an Afican Child

Ways to make it better...

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

keep on keeping on

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