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Causes: Children & Youth, Christianity, International, International Human Rights, International Relief, Religion, Youth Development

Mission: 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, 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, and providing training and mentoring for African school teachers. 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 vulnerable African children. ECM is especially committed to children normally marginalized by society.

Results: Since 1985, thousands of children have been either directly or indirectly supported by sponsors and donors through ECM's outreach; a large amount of supplies and materials have been shipped; hundreds of thousands of meals have been provided to children; sponsorship projects (Hope Centers) have been started, along with a discipleship & training center; more than a hundred homes for grandmothers raising their orphaned grandchildren have been completed, along with classrooms and other structures for schooling; sustainability projects have been started to help local ministry; and hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours have been logged.

Target demographics: Orphans and vulnerable children and youth (birth to 20 years) in Africa, specifically in Ghana, DR Congo, and Uganda. We seek to help outcast children who are rejected, forgotten or neglected by society at large.

Direct beneficiaries per year: By our estimates, ECM programs reach over 200,000 children annually

Geographic areas served: DR Congo, Ghana, Uganda

Programs: Haven of Hope Home for Children & Academy Street Children Ministry Child sponsorship for education of vulnerable children Vocational training for street youth Character Building from the Bible lessons for schools Training of national leadership for children & youth Ministry to war-displaced children Ministry to African children with albinism Ministry to Africa children with disabilities The Way Home- aid to grandmothers single-handedly raising orphans

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264 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

ECM is truly the hands and feet of the body of Christ. Always going to the highways and byways to share the gospel and minister to the needs of the people. I know with ECM that every dollar is being used to glorify Jesus!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been supporting a child in Ghana through Every Child Ministry for about 7 years. We get notices when ECM is going to send mail to Ghana for us to write a letter to our child. We get letter from our child and from the school at Haven of Hope in Ghana. We also get reports about the money we sent for our child. This ministry communicates very well about their purpose and finances to people that support a child.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've partnered with Every Child Ministries for over ten years -- praying for their work, writing letters to and sponsoring young people, making and sending various items. I've had personal communication with the same U.S. staff for years via email, and they've always been friendly and honest. I sent an email once saying I was troubled about how something was being handled, and Mark Lucky (the director) called me personally to talk about it. He took my concern seriously, and I was able to see things from his perspective. What I appreciate about sponsoring children and youth with them is that I get personal, specific updates on those I sponsor with frequent photos in various settings.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been donating to and following Every Child Ministries for about 13 years. They've done Christian ministry in Ghana, Congo, and Ghana to vulnerable children and their families. Their communication has been clear and consistent. When I expressed concern about something, the director called me personally to hear my thoughts more and share his thoughts on the matter, and we came to a good understanding.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We’ve been supporting ECM for some time because we believe in what they’re doing and how they directly use the monies they’re given. But, like anything else, once we got more deeply involved and saw how they are meeting physical needs and in turn, are also meeting emotional and spiritual needs, that’s when we saw firsthand the amazing good that ECM continues to do.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I traveled with ECM to several regions in which they work in Uganda in February 2020. We wanted to see firsthand how this nonprofit ministry that we support operates. It was amazing. They are who they say they are and do what they say they do. The amount of love, care and deep compassion they exhibit, coupled with immense integrity and solid business skills made us proud to say we support this organization. Every Child Ministries is the real deal, emphasis on the word REAL.

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Gennifer

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been supporting different children through Every Child Ministries for about 20 years now. We met the founders, the Rousters, when my husband pastored a church in Indiana. We were so impressed with the work this ministry was( and is) doing in Africa and knowing their heart for the people in Africa just made ( and makes) it easy to feel good knowing we are helping children with their physical, emotional and spiritual needs! Check out what ECM is doing! You will be impressed and thankful to be a part of their ministry!

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have known the founders, Lorrella and John Rouster for over 20 years and we have been supporting children and praying for this ministry for many years! It is front line, Christian work that truly makes a difference in people’s lives through Jesus and His redeeming love! We are proud to support this ministry and hope others will do so and pray for it too.
Sincerely,
Pastor and Mrs. Scott Johnson and family

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Donor

Rating: 5

Having come upon Every Child Ministries through an introduction to Executive Director Mark Luckey, my heart is filled with a powerful dose of what is good in this world. The primary word to describe ECM is a word they often use in their communication - HOPE. All one has to do is be exposed to the look in the eyes of the precious, often-times vulnerable children of Uganda that Every Child Ministries has dedicated its mission to, and you can't help being filled up. What I personally find to be the most inspiring of all they do is the work to support children with albinism, in a region of the world that it is probably least understood. Again, Mark and his team are incredible - and the world is a better place because they are in it!!

Donor

Rating: 5

We've been a sponsor for a wonderful young lady since she was a little girl living at ECM's Haven of Hope. She is now applying to go to college in the fall! This is a result of ECM's dedicated and loving Christian approach to ministering to needy children. God bless ECM and all of its volunteers, board members, employees, donors and sponsored children greatly!

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Donor

Rating: 5

We've been sponsoring a child through ECM for many years. Our experience has been consistently positive through the years. They are dedicated and conscientious. They truly care about the kids they sponsor, the slaves they're freeing, and the education and housing they provide to homeless children. The little girl we started sponsoring many years ago is now 16 and passed her high school exams! We are so proud of her and so glad she has a home with Christian caregivers and educators who support her.

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Jim H.10

Donor

Rating: 5

ECM is providing love and care to the children of Africa through the competent and committed hands of servants such as the Hollyoaks in Uganda. It is a privilege to support them, and may God receive all the glory!

loon2930

Donor

Rating: 5

I am blessed to have known ECM for around 20 years now. They are very commited to help as many of the most needy children as is possible. It is a great joy to be able to support this ministry prayerfully and financialy, because this is a ministry that you can trust.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Every Child Ministries minister to the forgotten children of Africa, most of whom are taken off the street, where they live. The children are forced to scavenge through garbage and dumps in order to find something, anything to eat. They are also forced to try to earn even a few pennies doing absolutely anything in order to use those pennies to buy something to eat.
Every Child Ministries has to decide which children are the most vulnerable, which must be a gut wrenching decision, and the children that are selected are brought to the orphanage (Haven of Hope) and are cared for. They are clothed and fed, given a place to stay, taught school, and most important are taught the word of God and educated until the are around 18 when at that time they decide what type of career the child would accell at mostly so they acgtually can then earn a living in the student's desired field.
You could not invest in a better orgaization for the kingdom of God than this organization , and I highly recommend it!

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cardavb

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every Child Ministries does the work of Jesus - showing love and compassion, protecting the children, feeding the poor, pointing the way to the Father, providing shelter for homeless children, training adults to find a way to support their families. ECM does this through donations from people all over the country who "love their neighbor". The "headquarters" may be in Hebron Indiana, but the "heartquarters" are with the children being served. There is close communication between the two, making ECM a trustworthy, loving ministry to support.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every Child Ministries is dedicated to helping the children of Africa learn about Jesus. Lorella Rouster has written Sunday School lessons in the Kituba language that make the Bible stories come alive for these children. She has recorded a radio broadcast that has reached thousands. The headquarters in Hebron Indiana is staffed by people whose goal is to see the ministry run smoothly. Their dedication is exemplary. All of this adds up to an amazing ministry well worth supporting!

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate both my time and money to Every Child Ministries (ECM), so I can tell you firsthand what a great opportunity this ministry offers you to share with the Forgotten Children of Africa. They reach out to the truly forgotten ones - the albinos and the children with disabilities, that the culture puts out to fend for themselves.

ECM comes alongside these children on an individual basis, giving them sunscreen, sunglasses, connecting them with food and opportunity for a home. I have sponsored two children through them, and the connection I have with these children is amazing. We have supported Prince for 10+ years while he grew up in the Haven of Hope orphanage. There he received love, acceptance, salvation through Jesus, as his physical and educational needs were met. He is now in seminary, studying to become a pastor and reach out to his own people. Because of the internet, we have open communication with him.
Miriam is still young and we receive hand written letters from her detailing her life and thanking us, as well as reports from her teachers and care givers as to how she is doing on a regular basis. Without a doubt, our donations for these children are reaping huge benefits in their lives, saving them from a life on the streets.
I also volunteer packing up Sunday School lessons for children in the Congo. This ministry is completely led by local pastors and teachers. Lorella Rouster is translating Sunday school materials in the local language and they are sent to "libraries" where teachers from out in the bush can come in and check out the materials to teach in hundreds of Sunday Schools scattered throughout the Congo. Literally thousands of children are learning about Jesus, and it is completely an African staffed ministry. ECM provides the tools to translate, print and send the materials. Lorella travels to Congo to meet with the staff and train them in using the materials and keep everyone accountable. It is a great way that God uses seed money and multiplies the results.

ECM is just an amazing ministry. I hope that others will explore the website and become involved with helping the Forgotten Children of Africa.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following ECM for over 25 years. They have remained dedicated to their mission of helping forgotten children in Africa whether they are orphaned, street children, albinos or physically deformed - shunned by the community- ECM is there for them.
I have sponsored a child for 12+ years in the orphanage and he is currently studying in college in Ghana. We have complete communication, when they are young you get school reports, and personal letters; We in turn, write letters back. Now that our child is in college we communicate directly via messenger - I KNOW my donations were well spent for the kingdom of God. I also volunteer there. Their international office is a very old house, that volunteers redid. The organization uses lots of volunteers so as to make sure as much money as possible goes to the ministry. Everything is very transparent and they are anxious to share the stories and pictures of the kids they are helping. Thousands of Sunday schools in Congo have been started, and are continuing with national teachers and leadership. ECM provides accountability, hand made refurbished materials, and encouragement and training for the teachers. This is By Far our favorite non-profit because we know the hearts of the people who run it.

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Ralph F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SOLID CHRISTIAN CHARITY DOING THE WORK THAT JESUS ASKED US TO DO! ECM headquarters are in Hebron, Indiana near my church. So through my church I have personally witnessed and followed Every Child Ministries amazing and wonderful works in Africa consistently for many years. CHECK ECM OUT AT https://ecmafrica.org AND https://www.guidestar.org/profile/31-1162331

Donor

Rating: 5

ECM is truly the hands and feet of the body of Christ. Always going to the highways and byways to share the gospel and minister to the needs of the people. I know with ECM that every dollar is being used to glorify Jesus!

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Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I discovered ECM after doing some research online. We where looking for a childrens ministry that focuses on sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. We felt led to sponsor a child and ended up sponsoring two. ECM is very good at sending letters, photos and other updates on your child. It has been such a blessing to see them grow up in the Lord. It was also amazing to see how ECM's ministry goes far beyond a childrens ministry. One example is they free women from temple slavery. We know God led us to ECM. May Jesus be glorified!

Alexandria C.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love working with this ministry because it brings REAL hope to families in need- I've seen it in their eyes. They bring both practical help and spiritual help to vulnerable children and their families and it's beautiful to see God working in their lives, and how much the sponsorships truly impact and change the children's lives forever!

Robin M. Schneider

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known and worked with ECM Ministries for over 20 years. I have been very impressed with what they have been able to accomplish with the Lord's help. They have freed temple slaves, set up numerous Sunday schools, set up safe havens for children to be able to come to and not only get physical help, but spiritual guidance and come to know Jesus as their Saviour. They have taken homeless children and parents off the streets and given them resources to get them on a much better path. I have supported several children over the years, and watched them come to know the Lord, and receive education that helps their families. I know that almost every dollar I give goes towards the ministry and not in someone's pocket. This is a great cause that has done an eternity's amount of good work in the name of Jesus.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have known John and Lorella Rouster for over 20 years, and have been a sponsor for at least 10 years. This organization has helped free women and children kept as slaves, and has taken children off the streets and given them food, shelter, and the love of Jesus. I know that my money is going straight to the people to help them. If you want to give to a good cause that not only helps people and teaches them how to take care of themselves, but also gives them good Bible teaching and points them toward the way to Heaven; this is the cause to give to. God bless all those who are involved in this godly and worthwhile work.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I find ECM to be one of the most consistent and trustworthy nonprofits that I have ever dealt with. It is a small staff that are dedicated and accessible; they do amazing work in Africa among some of the most needy. They teach, serve, and minister to single mothers, orphaned and abandoned children, some with handicaps, and work to get some of them needed surgery. I am honored to support this ministry because they are honest and they love Jesus, sharing this love in tangible ways. My husband and I plan to continue supporting them as long as we are able.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Every child Ministries remains one of the most worthwhile ministries that we donate to. I feel the most is made of every penny and the smallest donations are welcomed and made use of. They are faithful in sending newsletters, updates, and prayer requests. They reach out to some of the world's neediest and offer hope where there was none. I have met the directors and felt they are humble, hard working and faithful in their ministry. I would sincerely recommend the support of this ministry.

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Donor

Rating: 5

ECM is such a wonderful ministry. They truly love the children they serve and are always finding ways to show them Jesus! They are good stewards of their finances and I know that my contribution is being used wisely.

Colleen Erwin H.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great ministry. I’ve been sponsoring a young boy for a couple of years.Giving hope to the hopeless is what ECM is all about. Reaching down and helping those who are struggling ,in the name of Jesus.

Donor

Rating: 2

I have been with ECM for 10+ years. I have 10 sponsor children that have become a real part of my life. In these times I feel there is a distrust of charities but I can tell you that these are real children and I have met mine and seen them grow up and really blossom under the ECM program. The staff I met in Uganda are exceptional and you can tell when the children see them coming how excited they are. I would tell anyone that Child Sponsorship is a very rewarding experience. Give ECM a call TODAY.

Donor

Rating: 5

ECM is a wonderful non profit organization that works to
Help under privileged children in Africa. My husband and I had the privilege of going on a visions mission trip and was able to see first hand what this organization does and meet
People whose lives have changed because of ECM. They are good stewards of the money that is donated, and they are a worthy cause to donate to.

Donor

Rating: 5

I ‘ve been following ECM for more than 15 years - they are truly spreading the love of God and the message of hope to everyone they serve in Uganda. I can’t say enough good things about the work that’s been done and the lives that have been changed through the dedication and hearts of service that these folks have and done in the name of Christ. As far as I’m concerned the money donated here is the best money you will ever spend because of impact it has to those truly in need- “the least of these” as Jesus said. May God continue to bless the ECM mission team members and you as you partner with them through your donation.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have partnered with Every Child Ministries for about 20 years. They are my favorite non-profit! Why?
They are honest and accountable. There is integrity throughout.
They do great work and do what they say they will do
They help children and families on the margins (PWA's, Children with Disabilities, etc.)
They stick with the kids all the way through to finding a career.
They are constantly seeking ways to improve.
They care.
There are many ways to get involved in a small way or a big way.
They are good, caring, kind people whom it's a pleasure to get to know.

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Donor

Rating: 5

If I had to design a ministry from the ground up, I would model it after ECM. Great people who truly care about what they do and are attentive, responsive and just plain nice. They are having a tangible impact on the physical and spiritual lives of those they touch and I'm proud to support them in their work.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Very good ministry to partner with. We have sponsored the same child for several years. They keep us updated on how’s she’s doing and we occasionally get letters from her as well. They are sharing the gospel message as well as providing for her physical needs. Highly recommend ECM!

Donor

Rating: 5

ECM truly does the work of Jesus. There main focus is sharing the Gospel while also meeting the physical needs of the people. It has truly been a blessing to see our sponsored children come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior. ECM is also very good at communicating to let you know about prayer needs and how specific ministries are going. We have been with ECM for many years and see it as a lifelong bond.

1 Kay DeWall S.

Donor

Rating: 5

ECM has a long standing outreach to orphans, rejected and needy children. The director has a personal knowledge of the programs that are needed for these precious children. We are confident that this organization uses financial contributions carefully

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Donor

Rating: 5

I believe this organization is truly making a difference and improving living conditions for the children.

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Donor

Rating: 5

A great ministry serving various needs in several African Countries. They maximize the funds that are given and promote the gospel of Christ. A wonderful biblical based ministry that I have been supporting for 8 years.

1 David M.18

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great ministry to the lost and hurting children of Africa! Sponsorship helps these kids get through school, learn life skills, get a job, and most importantly hear the gospel.

Donor

Rating: 5

Every Child Ministries is very well organized and led with integrity. I am happy to give my money to such an organization and their eternal work. The work they do for the sake of the Gospel truly exemplifies what Jesus describes in Matthew 25:35-45. And, although I haven't had the opportunity yet, they involve short-term volunteers to join them in the work. ECM is inspirational in many ways and is doing great work in their various fields so that those whom they serve can truly see and feel the love of God. Praise Him for that!

Copyman

Donor

Rating: 5

ECM is a ministry dedicated to reaching the children and families of Africa with the Gospel. The love of Jesus is very apparent in all they do. I've always been impressed with their careful use of resources as is evidenced by their humble headquarters in Hebron, Indiana. The many lives that have been changed by this ministry is a testament to God's blessing upon ECM.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Dedicated staff. Comitted to their mission. Well run snd careful with their finances.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I started sponsoring many years ago after researching many charities. Every Child Ministries is dedicated to the orphans and widows of Africa, just as The Word of God commands us to do. These are Christ centered, Spiritually dedicated Christian people that love The Lord and it shows through their work and Faith in Christ. Approximately 97% or 98% of every dollar goes directly to the children and not to make the CEO rich, which is unheard of in the majority of charities out there today. Do your homework as I did and you will be extremely comfortable that your hard earn money will actually benefit these children and their families in Christ’s Name!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Every Child Ministeies is by far the best nonprofit. I was doing research for sometime before I got involved because of so many nonprofits using a large portions of donations to go straight into the pockets of the CEO. My great friend started working for a nonprofit and I asked if he could recommend suggestions to nonprofits that are trustworthy, honest, use almost all my donations directly to the children.
Well, Every Child Ministeies came up number ONE! This is a great organization and I’m sponsoring four children so far.
They are consistent with newsletters every month and sending out personal letters from the children also. I highly recommend this organization! The staff are wonderful, blessed people.
I’m a retired police officer of 26 yrs of service and I did my homework on this organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love ECM; they run my favorite child sponsorship program. I appreciate their holistic approach to service and that they assist their children as they transition into young adulthood by helping them find gainful employment and training so they can provide for themselves.

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Rating: 5

As a social worker, I have been impressed again and again how ECM succeeds at helping people thrive by addressing needs from a holistic approach. They are my favorite non-profit to support and as a sponsor, I enjoy how very personal the communications are. They're great at engaging their supporters. I trust them in regards to how they manage the money I send them and find them overall inspiring in their care for people.

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Jacqueline M G.

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I attended the concert of a Christian Artist 10 years ago who was promoting child sponsorship through Compassion. At the same time, our local Christian Bookstore was promoting World Vision. We decided to sponsor a child then but wanted to be sure that the majority of our money would go directly to that child instead of administrative costs. After doing much research, we chose EVERY CHILD MINISTRIES (ECM) because they had the lowest overhead and had been in Africa longer than the others.

We continue in our commitment to ECM ten years later because this organization remains true to its mission. They utilize wonderful volunteers and various fundraisers to help keep their overhead to a minimum. We regularly receive newsletters and emails but are never bombarded by them. We always receive a prompt answer to any question we might have. We are impressed by the report cards, pictures, and progress reports sent to us on a regular basis. The best part, however, are the handwritten, heartfelt letters and cards that we receive personally from our sponsored child. We've kept them all and have them posted in a photo album! We highly recommend EVERY CHILD MINISTRIES!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

An outstanding organization that truly does what it promises by helping children achieve a better life now, and in their future. They freely provide proof they do what they promise, and all but the most minimal funding goes to the various project needs for the children.

1 DDDC

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been blessed to travel to Ghana on a vision tour to see some of their ministries. I was very impressed with all that can be accomplished with two people who said Yes to God. John & Lorella, the founders are truly dedicated to the Lord and the ministry and are two of the most humble joyful people I know. The ministry makes great use of every monetary gift that comes in and I often say they can turn a nickel into a dime. The translation work and Sunday School supplies made by Lorella and John are amazing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have traveled to Africa and seen the work in Ghana. They really help the children spiritually and education and with health. There are other ministries of ECM that I visited such as women freed from ritual servitude. Lorella really knows the customs and so on to help take care of political and legal aspects of the ministry. No money is wasted. They are very frugal, and I do not worry that any donations will be wasted.

Garry K.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm so proud to be a donor to help support the efforts of ECM. They are extremely efficient with the use of the funds they receive on behalf of the children they serve. They kind enough to keep donors informed about the child(ren) donors help to support. I'm so happy to have the opportunity to work with this organization, given their unsurpassed ethical and moral standards. ~Garry

Becky Wiles Brown

Donor

Rating: 5

Our family has been very pleased to support the Gospel to the forgotten children of Africa through child sponsorship and christian education in native language.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful grassroots ministry to children in Africa. So blessed to be to apart of ECM for many years and be so connected to what is going on. We now are sponsoring a child and never had so much information about her!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I so appreciate ECM's focus on the most vulnerable children in the African countries in which they work. Their ministry comes from the heart and is changing communities one life at a time. I so appreciate ECM's leadership and their years of ministry on the ground throughout Africa. What they are doing is very personal to them.

Nebr_Girl55

Donor

Rating: 5

I got involved with ECM about 14 years ago. I sponsored 1 child and then 2 children. ECM gives children that would normally be on the streets a good home, a good education and a new lease on life. Many of the children are saved from being kidnapped by Kony.

It's been wonderful to watch this nonprofit grow over the years. They touch so many lives for the better while teaching the Word of God. They save many children from certain death or at the least a life fraught with misery and starvation.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a sponsor for 15 years. It's actually hard to express the journey of being involved with ECM. Let alone watching a child grow up to be a young man of God. Yes there are all the good things to say about ECM like being an upstanding steward. Their work has changed so many lives for the better in a country filled with despair. ECM takes children that are at great risk and gives them a life filled with hope and promise.

Being involved with ECM is even more than all that. I've been able to share my wisdom and everyday life with a child like I would my own. I'm so proud of the child I sponsor who calls me "Mama". He is so filled with the spirit of God. He has done well in school and gives his time & attention to others. Now that he is a teen we are able to lift each other up with the word of God. So as you can see it is more than rewarding, it is life changing. I encourage all to sponsor a child.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen this organization change lives of children and their families in ways I cannot explain.
Poverty stricken and homeless Karamojong children were taken off the streets and rehabilitated. Several children have attained education through the education and child sponsorship program. Through advocacy, Persons with Albinism among other key populations, have had the chance to access education and health services. Every Child Ministries continues to identify the vulnerable children and their families and restore Hope and dignity. To Every Child Ministries, its service above self.

Eric Bobbi Ann H.

Donor

Rating: 4

We chose to be a part of the Every Child Ministries this past year because of their mission and the integrity and transparency in how they use the funds donated to help children in need. We are very thankful for their efforts and look forward to having a long relationship as a sponsor family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am impressed with Every Child Ministries because 100 % of my donation goes to the children I support. They are an advocate for the lost, hungry, and forgotten childen of Africa. I also like that the office is local to me and I can see first hand that they are doing a good job, and I can volunteer and feel I am helping in a small way.

rosmom

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I traveled to Ghana in 2006 with Every Child Ministries. In the month-long visit, I assisted at Haven of Hope and helped teach classes at local schools. It was a blessing to learn from the staff and local pastors, and to see the good that ECM brought to the lives of the people in Ghana.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every Child Ministries maintains integrity by focusing on the Lord and His work in Africa. The staff is small and volunteers have huge hearts! I love ECM!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been connected to ECMthrough the New Revelation MB Church for about four years now. ECM is such a great part of our Church Mission Ministry. The NRMBC Deborah Circle sponsors a child Vicki and we are so happy to put a smile on her face but look forward to spreading the great new of what sponsorship through ECMis doing in the lives of other children. It is always a blessing to have fellowship with EMC when they attend our mission program every year, as others get the opportunity to hear all about ECM. We look forward to the ECM fellowship in October. We pray that ECM continues to be a blessing to others. God Bless the Rousers for such a great organization and thanks Mark for your direction. God Bless ECM and the work they are doing.

Hortense

Donor

Rating: 5

Just grateful that God let us bump into Mark.
To see the difference a little bit of giving can mean.

Natalie M.3

Donor

Rating: 5

I found ECM through a search engine several years ago and I praise God for that day! I love how Christ-centered and child-centered this ministry is. They scrupulously funnel the resources out to the children for their care, schooling, and blessing. I have no worries that my donations are having the direct effect on my sponsored children as has been promised.

I am given periodic updates and recent pictures of my children, as well as letters from them, hearing their progress first-hand. The staff at ECM have been nothing short of phenomenal. Even during difficult financial seasons for myself, they patiently waded through those times alongside me as we saw God provide, not only for myself but subsequently my African angels. I am forever grateful for the kingdom work that Every Child Ministries does and the eternal impact they are making for the lives of countless children and those who love them. ~Natalie M.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been donating to/following/partnering with ECM for over 10 years. They have been consistently transparent (as far as I can tell) in their newsletters/prayer updates and financial statements. The office staff have been prompt and friendly to me in their communications throughout the time I've been involved with them. I help sponsor two youths through their ministries and greatly appreciate the varied photos and detailed personal updates they are able to give me. The older one writes me regularly and the letters contain a lot biblical, encouraging reminders. (The younger one doesn't know English yet).

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found out about ECM after hearing about the atrocities done to women and children in Trokosi shrines in West Africa. I wanted to find an organization to donate to who would help. An online search brought me to ECM. Besides liberation of shrine slaves, they help street children learn a vocation, provide for families ravaged by war in Uganda, and help African Church leaders. What I really admire about them is the faith in God that is displayed. They send out prayer requests at least once a month because they believe prayer is powerful. When faced with setbacks, they don't complain, but ask God to continue to provide for them to do his work. The people who run the office in America are friendly, candid, and even ask us if there is anything we would like them to pray for. In ECM, I see a group of people seeking Jesus Christ.

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Rating: 5

Over 6 years ago my husband and I began our involvement with ECM. We started sponsoring children, volunteering to raise funds for projects, went to Uganda with ECM and now we will start working as missionaries with ECM Uganda. We met the extraordinary staff both in USA and in Uganda. They are amazing! Committed to the vulnerable children, families and communities of Africa. They are compassionate, knowledgeable, committed and most of all love Jesus! We are blessed to partner with them for the kingdom! Thank you ECM for what you do!

Board Member

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been child sponsors for 8 years and visited Haven of Hope in Ghana about 7 years ago where we had the opportunity to meet our sponsored child. We were so struck by the love that the children had for one another and the joy that they had - they really ministered to us and we realized even more how God was using ECM to create a family and a home. it was so beautiful to see what God was doing. About 6 years ago, we became Board members and have had a chance to see how careful the organization is in spending the funds that have been donated and we've been further amazed at how God provides at just the right time and somehow stretches every dollar to accomplish his purposes. It's been a privilege to see how much God is doing not only in Ghana, but in Uganda and Congo as well.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known the Rousters since they began ECM and am constantly amazed by what God has done through this charity. They spend very little on administrative services because of all the volunteers through the years and have done so much with so little with God's help in multiplying the gifts for His service. Please give generously to this organization so that the services they have provided to the children of Africa can be multiplied many times over. They are tireless workers who give 100% of themselves to the work and those who are carrying on are also dedicated servants of God.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been donors and child sponsors of Every Child Ministries for more than 10-years and we value the reports we receive each month on the impact ECM is making in Africa. From direct outreach to the street children of Accra, Ghana to the active, but quiet work behind the scenes to help free Trikosi slaves, we're both pleased and amazed at the efectiveness of this organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a donor and have gotten to see firsthand the work ECM does in Ghana as an intern. It is so great and they serve with integrity! I got to see many children whose lives were changed because of the work ECM is doing in Africa. Can't wait to work with them again in the future!

Donor

Rating: 5

A few years ago I attended one of ECM's annual fundraising banquets and was impressed with some amazing facts and statistics. On any given Sunday morning well over 100,000 children attend Sunday School's in central Africa. That's enough kids to overflow the Ohio State football stadium! The Sunday School's they attend are a diriect result of staff training from ECM.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every Child Ministries is such a wonderful organization that is dedicated to the call of Jesus to love the orphans and the widows. When I was in college, I was blessed with the opportunity to work with ECM in Ghana. This mission trip opened my eyes to the world and to how much pain and poverty there is in other countries. I firmly support ECM’s mission and values. My heart has been opened for Africa ever since and I have longed to one day again see those babies that I fell in love with seven years ago. Due to financial and personal circumstances, I have not been able to return, but I am so thankful to God for my time there and for the people and children I was able to meet there. Now with this round up app, I pray to bless this organization, which is doing so much good work, in ways I couldn’t before. I firmly stand behind this organization and definitely rate it in top non-profits!!!!!!!!!!!! Love

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved as a volunteer and as a child and staff sponsor for 25 years. They do a lot with a little and I wholeheartedly recommend Every Child Ministries if you want to be sure your donation dollars are truly making a difference!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this ministry for 25 years, first as a short-term missionary, and as a donor ever since, sponsoring both a pastor and a child, as well as helping with special projects from time to time. This is a ministry that does a LOT with a LITTLE. I always know my gifts are making a difference.

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Ronald21

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a child sponsor and have gone on short term mission trips with Every Child Ministries. They are top notch and use all funds wisely. I highly recommend them to anyone. They use Indigenous staff and integrate well with western volunteers and missionaries. The children that are sponsored are well taken care of and are given quality educations. ECM deserves the highest ratings

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering at Every Child Ministries for over 30 years now! This is a ministry that's given its all to share the gospel with children who would otherwise be looked over, or pushed aside. This ministry is super frugal with every dollar that is donated, so you don't have to worry about how your donations are spent. No fancy offices with beautiful furniture, no huge salaries to meet, just plain, honest people who love Jesus and the children of Africa!

Donor

Rating: 5

I appreciate the updates on the projects that they have going and the different ways to give, either time, funds or specific items. Their diligence and simplicity truly make me feel like I am partnering with them and making a difference.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Incredible nonprofit that is truly changing children's lives in Africa with an amazing focus on sustainability and helping empower communities to become self-sustaining!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor with this nonprofit for about three years. They help provide for Children that are homeless in Africa and provide schooling so they can learn skills to improve their lifestyle. The child I sponsor, Titus writes me from time to time and the charity keeps me informed about how he is doing in his schoolwork. My funds enable him to attend the school. I am impressed with the sincerity, efficiency and caring that this charity exhibits.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been supporting two children thru ECM, one child for over 10 years now. I like ECM because I get regular reports on my childrens' progress and ECM is very easy to reach out to if I have specific needs or concerns. They are very conscientious of the money they are entrusted with to help improve poor and desperate childrens lives in Africa.

Cynthia116

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My children and I used to volunteer at ECM every Friday, and it was a great learning and growing experience for them. They could see how much they truly have and learn to share both time and resources with others. The staff are amazing, too!

Marciakay

Donor

Rating: 5

My daughters have volunteered at ECM, and we have supported children in Africa through them for about 6 years. They are the real deal, and every dollar they receive is carefully and wisely invested in the future of women, children and families in Africa. God bless ECM!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Every Child Ministries uses every penny wisely, and once people get involved with them, they can see just how much they are really accomplishing for women, children, and families in Africa. My daughters have done volunteer work for them for almost 2 years now, and it is a wonderful organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I had the privilege of serving for two weeks with ECM in Uganda with the Afayo Project. Seeing firsthand the work that is being done there was so encouraging . I appreciated the true caring and concern demonstrated by ECM staff for each person, whether it be a child in the school or an adult in the community. I appreciated the relationships being built on a foundation of mutual trust and respect.This takes lots of time and lots of listening, and does not happen overnight! I appreciated the focus on sustainability, and the flexibility within the organization to meet needs as they arise. ECM is the real deal!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been with Every Child Ministries for 4 years and feel blessed by everything these great Ministries are doing! So many hungry fed, deprived helped, and sick treated and saved! God bless you for all you do for the forgotten children of Africa!

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Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I began to sponsor a homeless, deserted boy that ECM got off the streets at age 3. This month we learned that he has graduated from the Haven of Hope facility run by ECM. PTL! This young man now has hope, confidence and a Christian education with which to begin his young adult life. No telling what he may accomplish for his community and the kingdom because of ECM!
We have known and supported ECM for three decades and know them to be vigilant and determined in their love of God and their sensitivity to His will in their ministry. One can easily see God's blessing on this ministry and the praise He receives as a result.