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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Christianity, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, International, International Development, Literacy, Religion, Religion-Related

Mission: Activated Ministries is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit established in 1999. Our focus is supporting humanitarian and mission-based programs, producing and distributing educational and inspirational materials, and providing post-secondary education scholarships for the children of those who have engaged in charitable service.

Programs: Activated Ministries provides support for missionary outreach in the US & Canada by providing teaching materials and Christian magazines, books and other resources for use in their ministries. These resources include the monthly Activated! magazine which includes Bible studies and lessons on faith, prayer, witnessing and other principals relating to our spiritual life and service; inspirational and instructional books to help readers develop their personal relationship with God; and video and audio tapes designed to inspire faith and promote the principals of a Christ-based life. Our Food and Raiment Program provides weekly food distribution to needy individuals, families and local non-profits to supplement their ministries. Shoes and clothes are also shipped to missionary outreach programs overseas.

Community Stories

83 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our project in northern Uganda offers schooling and full living to orphans of the long Kony war, and to extremely disadvantaged children and teens. Activated Ministries has been a key facilitator offering logistical support and providing grants and website support. We really couldn’t have the impact we’re having with these kids without their skilled, caring and professional support and guidance. To us, they are an incredible force for good, and enable us to change lives for the long-term with now some of our oldest in university, set to change their communities. For all the years they have assisted our project, there has never been a request from our end they have not tended to above and beyond the call of duty. We greatly admire them and deeply appreciate their effectiveness.

Robin Yamaguchi , Director Family Care Uganda

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am thrilled to be awarded a scholarship from the Activated Ministries scholarship program. The $1000 scholarship was a great help for my nursing degree. I can't thank them enough for all they've done for me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Activated Ministries was a great help to the many people in Baja California who need dental work, by donating a large RV which will be used as a traveling dental office. Their generous donation made this project possible!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a subscriber to the Activated Ministries daily devotionals for several years, and recently when I was going through a rough time in my life, those daily emails were like a lifeline for me and helped me to know that Jesus has my life in his hands.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with Activated Ministries is that they are the real deal! We experienced first hand their generosity and true giving spirit when our family of 8 most needed help. Time and time again I have seen them reach out to others and give as much as they are able. What they are accomplishing in Uganda, through their scholarship program, their support in disaster relief, just to name a few initiatives, is really incredible to me. They are truly changing lives for the better!

Jeremy Y.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a supporter of Activated Ministries over the last seven years, and have seen a tremendous amount of progress across many of their projects in East Africa and other developing countries. They are clearly doing good work, and on a dollar basis it's hard to imagine a more efficient target for my charitable giving.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think this charity is doing a great thing helping others with education. I also really admire this ministries mission to better the world. The work you do helps countless people reach their educational goals and improve their communities around them. Thank you for all you do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A very active charity that helps others hands on, on the ground, in whatever way they can. When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Activated Ministries, donated vehicles and materials to missions whose housing and vehicles were under water from the flooding.
This charity also supports missions abroad such as Project Gulu in Africa that serves and educates children and their families in Uganda. I’ve had the opportunity to work up close with these folks and have seen them in action.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank Activated Ministries for their generous donation of a vehicle when we needed it most!
My husband, our 4 children and I arrived to a new city to start our lives over and did not have a vehicle to get around.
Although new beginings are tough Activated Ministries helped us not only with physycal help in a vehicle but also the encouragement we needed.
We are forever grateful and will never forget their generosity, and kindness.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In 2011 I worked with Patrocina Un Libro, a Mexico City-based organization sponsored by Activated Ministries. The organization’s mission is to provide educational material to underfunded schools, orphanages, and shelters for children. It was so wonderful to see the children’s faces light up as they received the books—and none of it would have been possible without Activated Ministries. We held weekly workshops with the children’s mothers and offered guidance and counsel. I will always remember this experience as it was life changing.
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a long time supporter of one of Activated Ministries' projects, the orphanage and school in Gulu, Uganda. It is a tremendous labor of love and continues to impact the lives of the 250+ students that they house and teach as well as the community they serve. These children have come from traumatic backgrounds - most are children of the child soldiers who were forced to fight with the LRA guerilla group. And many are now going to university and planning to help rebuild their country. What a great project!

1 Ryan75

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Activated Ministries supplied me with a scholarship for MA studies. Having been on the mission field for the last 20 years, I have wanted to further my education. I wanted to have a chance to reflect on my service, learn about new methods and theories as well as learn new skills. The scholarship from Activated Ministries has helped me pursue those studies. I am very grateful. Their application process was straight forward, they responded within the time frame that they had posted and were able to send a check directly to my school.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to Activated Ministries our project at a rural school was a great success and 120 teenagers now have the opportunity to learn computer basics! The school serves over 600 children and young people from four different villages. We were so thankful for the donation of 4 brand new computers from Activated Ministries. They will make a huge difference to the IT education of these young people who otherwise might not have an opportunity to be exposed to computers and learn even the basics. We are very grateful to Activated Ministries and those who have donated to make these important projects possible.

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thack 07/01/2013

Happy we could help, Maria!

1 Mex M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are very grateful to Activated Ministries for helping us over the years in our different projects here in Mexico. Through donating educational and inspirational materials as well as other goods needed by our mission center we have been able to further our outreach programs to the poor and needy.
Thank you so much for all your help!

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thack 06/20/2013

We're happy to be of service! God bless you for all your efforts and hard work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our first experience with Activated Ministries was in 2008, when we first started a project in Lima, Peru with a small group of volunteers. We cannot emphasize more the help and support that they gave us. They were crucial in starting the humanitarian project. It was a tremendous blessing to have the backing of such a professional organization to sponsor educational materials the first year of our humanitarian work. For the last five years, because of the help of Activated Ministries, we were able to organize our annual "Sponsor a Book Program", donating books, audio and video materials, and other educational aids to hospitals, schools, kindergartens, and poor families. The individuals and institutions that received these products would not be able to afford these materials otherwise. That makes us even more grateful to Activated Ministries for making all this possible. Just recently, one of the directors of the schools that received these educational products commented to us on how much they enjoyed them and used them on a daily basis. We would like to thank you and commend you for your professionalism and dedication.

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thack 06/20/2013

That's wonderful! We're happy to help!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I would like to personally thank Activated Ministries for the enormous part you play in making our projects in Thailand possible. Whether it's being able to give needed educational materials for a school in financial crises, or being able to help a remote school which is often overlooked with an educational pack. - Whether it's finding that the products from Activated Ministries are the perfect foundation for motivational classes at a center for abused children, or that the motivational children's books from Activated Ministries are the ideal thing to leave with a bed-ridden child, to give him happiness and a positive attitude. The point is, in our many projects we organize to help children throughout Thailand, having Activated Ministries as our partner gives us the confidence that each project will be a success, because we know we have amazing products to give that have the ability to change lives. Activated Ministries, the smiles we see when we give your products and the stories we hear about the impact they have, never cease to inspire us.

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thack 06/20/2013

Thanks for the updates! We love keeping up with everything going on over there! Keep up the good work!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was Project Manager of Family Volunteer Services of Nepal from 1995 til 2008 and Activated Ministries had helped us on that needy mission field many a time with sponsored educational materials, Activated magazines and Christian literature, music CDs, and A/V DVDs--And even donating to us the expensive digital masters so that we could set up a local language studio! I know they have their share of the rewards of our labor, and I'm happy to give them their fair credit due. Thanks Activated Ministries! --James F Smith http://www.familycare.org/network/family-volunteer-services-of-nepal

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thack 06/18/2013

Happy we could be of service!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Philip Foy and I have been working with Activated Ministries since 2001. I am very thankful for their support and collaboration in sponsoring a variety of projects I have helped with. Activated Ministries contribution has enabled us to print many thousands of educational booklets and Christian tracts for ministries around the world, notably materials in Portuguese for outreach in Mozambique, Christian materials in French for ministry in French speaking Africa, and materials for ministering to the Saharauis, a group of nearly 200,000 war refugees living in extreme conditions in the Western Sahara desert since 1975. It has been rewarding to hear the response to our efforts in lives changed and hope restored.

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thack 06/18/2013

It's rewarding for us to hear of the lives changed through your ministry. Keep it up, Phillip and team!

2 Susan213

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In my over 40 years as a volunteer Christian missionary, the greatest aid to my outreach to a variety of peoples has been through the beautiful Aurora Products from Activated Ministries, which I am able to distribute & gift on a personal level.
From mothers in need of counsel & help with homeschooling their children of many ages, to those individuals of all ages who I meet, diagnosed with cancer (or some other disease) in need of encouragement in their final days… From teenagers who crave someone to just listen, & give them simple unbiased answers & directional sound bytes… to those entering & experiencing the vast changes in their lives with the onset of the golden years, I have used the versatile products provided at Activated Ministries to reach hearts & help to heal in the lives of hundreds.
Thank you, Activated, for also being so personally available & constantly gracious in our interactions & partnering to reach out to so many! God bless you! Susan Weiler, Austin, Texas


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thack 06/18/2013

Keep up the good work, Susan!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Jose Balcells, and I write from Madrid, Spain, to say that Activated Ministries has helped us enormously with our Jail Ministry. About a year ago, AM donated 600 books of the series Keys to Happier Living (Aurora Production AG) which were placed in the libraries of all prisons and main rehabilitation centers in Spain. Since then we’ve seen the good fruit those books have produced in the lives of so many inmates, from which we’ve received very positive responses, some truly fascinating as they wrote telling us of their lives changed and totally renewed.

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thack 06/18/2013

We're happy to hear of the lives changed through our combined efforts. God bless!