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Every Child Ministries
May 2, 2014

I have been blessed to witness ECM in action and know the co-founders personally. Just a few of the traits I've seen are: compassion, loving care, Christ-centered, frugal, dedicated, devoted to abandoned and orphaned children, women freed from slavery & families in need of healing. They are always looking up and listening to God's guidance. They find a need and fill it. If you're looking for a charity that you can be certain will make the best investment with your funds, or if you're wanting to help a child or worthwhile project, or if you're looking for a missions experience...ECM is the place you're looking for!

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

Every Child Ministries
June 20, 2013

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.

Ways to make it better...

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

sign on to be a full-time staff member!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

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

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.

Ways to make it better...

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

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.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I helped build an orphange in Accra, Ghana, West Africa.

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