As the newest IDES staff member, I can attest that IDES is committed to its mission of serving the Lord and helping those in need.
As an employee, I have been warmly welcomed aboard by not only the staff but the community of believers that supports this organization. I am proud to be a part of such an honest non-profit that is working to address global issues in the areas of evangelism, disaster response, hunger relief, community development, and medical needs.
IDES is led by a group of well-rounded, faith guided people who will work their hardest to optimize the effects of your gifts, your time, and your prayers.
From the inside, I can confirm that IDES does exactly what it says it does – it puts 100% of its designated funds towards the cause of the donor’s choice. IDES works to be as transparent about internal operations as possible and I encourage anyone with questions to reach out.
We love I.D.E.S. because 1) great stewardship--100% of designated giving goes directly to the designated need; 2) great witness--all help is channeled through a church or evangelist so it is given in Jesus' Name and no supplies are abandoned on docks or pilfered by governments; 3) Christ-like help--I.D.E.S. helps meet the practical needs of people along with the spiritual needs; 4) non-denominational.
We have worked with I.D.E.S. after tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods and we have worked at the center in Noblesville and have always found them helpful, hopeful, and caring. Through them we have been able to give chickens and goats and water treatment kits to people around the world. We have built storage sheds for people who had no place to put tools or treasures salvaged from their homes. We have provided meals to starving children, medical help to the sick, shelter to the homeless. And in every case, through I.D.E.S., we have been able to share hope and the love of God.
We are very thankful for IDES and appreciate all the team and board who are serving and helping thousands families in worse time of Pakistan .
I am Pastor Edward Qaser from Pakistan and partner with IDES since 2009 , I am director of IBS ( International Bible School , Pakistan ) and serving in all around Pakistan , we help
1- Flood victims in Sindh KPK and Punjab ,
2-War victims of waziristan and Northern areas of Pakistan
3-Persecuted families of suicide blast in different places ,
4-Famine victims in Thar ,
5-Motorbikes for Pastors
we worked in most dangerous places in Northern areas , we reach to unreach with Love of Christ , we are thankful for all efforts , financial support and prayer from IDES , who support our projects . IDES is doing awesome work for humanity .I am thankful from the core of my heart “International Disaster Emergency Service , Inc ” for coming forward and
helping our people in the face of the worse time.
God bless IDES and all his team .
As a client served, I have the utmost appreciation for the help that our organization has received from IDES in such places as Vietnam, Myanmar and Belarus. We have received help for many projects for clean water, medical equipment and medicines. I have been told by our contacts in the field, that hundreds of lives have been saved by the medicines received and quality of life for many has been improved with clean water.
IDES is an incredible partner in ministry. They have blessed so many lives on fields where CMF serves. When a disaster strikes or an emergency arises, it would take CMF time to raise funds to meet that need. Because IDES focuses on these very needs, we turn to IDES and are able to provide timely assistance while the need is still acute. I encourage others to support IDES and then when CMF ministries have needs, resources are available to demonstrate the love of Christ in critical times. We at CMF are extremely grateful for this wonderful partner in mission.
I've partnered with IDES on funding for a few different projects. My contacts there are always very responsive and truly work to complete the project successfully. We have been blessed by them!
With the help of IDES I have personally been able to equip teams to respond six times to areas after natural disasters. We have installed over 20 wheelchair ramps in our local area, and help to improve over 30 homes which needed structural intervention.
IDES has helped us provide food and water systems in Haiti through their wonderful gift giving portal. They support countries that have been devastated by disaster by helping to send ship-loads of food, and building supplies.
Their non-profit accountability is the highest I have ever witnessed.
I have worked with IDES through my church as i am in charge of Missions. It is one of the most outstanding nonprofit organizations our church and myself have worked with. Their staff is superior and wonderful to work hand in hand with. We have supported IDES as one of our missions for way over 4 years.
They come up annually from Noblesville during Mission Month and our congregation enjoys their speakers, etc. so much.
Central Christian Church
Valparaiso, In. 46383
We have been supporting them over10 years or more through missions at our church. Their staff behind the scenes is outstanding beyond words. Every one who has come to our church each year during Mission Month is again is outstanding, knowledgeable and are so willing to come out each year to our small church.
I work in Myanmar. Although this nation has made considerable progress, there are still areas of civil war, as well as unpredictable natural disasters. IDES has been so generous in meeting the needs with both compassion and professionalism.
I have been a volunteer at the home office of IDES for a little over a year. They are an organization that does amazing work here in the United States and in many other countries. The staff is dedicated to being good stewards of the funds donated and ensuring the money is being used in a responsible way. I'm excited to be part of an organization that reaches out and makes a difference in peoples' lives!
IDES is always ready preparing for the next disaster. When disaster strikes they are the one of the first to respond. They always coordinate with local churches to get the help where needed. This saves them time to access where the help is needed most. The monies donated are used to the fullest. Volunteers are the key to their success with the donations by you.
I am the Missions Chair for my church. We set aside 25% of our general fund for mission support currently sending monthly checks to 22 different entities. We vet each mission and only support those with excellent stewardship of the funds they receive and have low administrative expense. IDES is an organization that provides services that any denomination or individual could back regardless of faith or belief. Although they are basically an independant Christian mission they do not discriminate against anyone regardless of their station in life. When disasters strike whether it be earthquake, hurricane, tsunami, tornado etc IDES is there many times before the bureaucratic organizations. If I had to pick just one disaster response team to support it would definitely be IDES.
I know some of the principals in the organization, and feel that they are trustworthy, and committed to good stewardship, and dedicated to advance the goals of the organization. Further, I have dealt with them on the "receiving end", and know that they are careful who they partner with.
We donate to IDES when there are natural disasters and when there is not. We want them to have money ready to help people around the world with unexpected disasters. And we give extra when we know a crisis has happened. IDES is great because they ask the local Christians where the money can be best used. Local people can direct help faster than large government organizations. Our family really likes to "buy" donations at Christmas time. Each child sets aside his/her own money, and then they "shop" on IDES website to give needed supplies to people all over the world. You can donate food, clean water, medicine, Bibles, livestock, seeds, or equipment to help someone start a self-sustaining business (sewing machine).
IDES provided our ministry with funding at a critical time when Eastern Ukraine experienced humanitarian crisis during the time of military conflict. The grants we received through the Harvest of Talents and IDP assistance saved many lives as we were able to buy food, medicine and basic necessities for hundreds of internally displaced people and at-risk families.
A few years ago my son and I participated in an IDES food packing event at our church. It was a rewarding experience for both of us knowing that we were preparing packages of food that would feed hungry people on the other side of the world!
I have been familiar with IDES for many years as a member of churches that support IDES. They are highly respected for their compassionate response to people going through disasters and for their diligence and fiscal responsibility in managing the donations they receive. As a donor, my husband and I know that the money we have given will be well used to help people in need. As a volunteer, I have seen firsthand the excellent management, accountability, and confidentiality of the donations that IDES receives. The work that the IDES staff does is done with excellence, and I am grateful for an organization such as this that is making such a significant contribution to those in need. I would highly recommend IDES as a way to help people in need.
IDES has been helping us meet the needs of the affected in Narok, Kenya during drought as emergency relief and helping in Development projects for long term sustainability. The farming project that IDES helped us start in 2014 has continued upto now to help the feeding program of the schools we oversee.
In 2008-2009, IDES helped us respond to the needs of those affected after the post election violence that had seen a number of people dead and several displaced. IDES came in to help us rebuilt the houses for the affected families in providing iron sheets, provided cooking oil, beans and flour for feeding and also since the crops were destroyed IDES helped with planting seeds for the farmers to start their lives again. This helped to shape the people's lives upto today.
In 2009, when faced with drought in Narok, Kenya, we approached IDES for help. We fed thousands from the help of IDES grant. The same year, we distributed a number of goats to help the people who had lost their animals because of extended drought season that had seen a number of families loss their loved ones and their domestic animals. we started a water project in buying tanks and pump from IDES grant and has seen the project to grow to date. Right now we are so happy that the project has grown to help a Maasai community that didn't have water. This has cut a number of diseases and reduced the burden of women and girl child to walk several kms to fetch water. The list goes on..
While we distribute and be involved in these projects, a number of fellowships, Bible studies and trainings happened. The projects turned to be a great outreach in reaching out to many people who now understand the saving grace of our Lord Jesus. We always thank IDES and their donors for the good work they do in providing emergency and sustainable development projects. Our prayers are for them to continue to advance the works of kindness.
We have dealt with I.D.E.S for many years. It is top notch. We always know they are responsible and compassionate and accountable. No better place through which to channel funds and time.
We have volunteered, seen results on receiving end, and donate with confidence.
Bill and Jane Sears
International Disaster Emergency Service is a great partner always and engaged to help the disaster victims .i can vigilantly say that IDES has been our compassionate and dependable Charity work in India and Nepal from the last fifteen years since now. Food for hunger in the rural villages and helping the leprosy peoples are adorable works. IDES supports life changing ministry by providing live stocks like cow ,water buffalo , Goats for widows who are been persecuted in name of Religion and caste ,
These peoples life has been amazingly changed and their life been blessings to their society.
For Instance this is how IDES has changed many suffering lives into fruitful life.we praise God for this wonderful testimony from the sister Revathy.
I am Revethy,a Sunday school teacher and taught bible songs and stories for many kids.These kids from other belief background in-turn talk to their own family members relatives and friends about Jesus,which made them to be very angry on me.They started to persecute me and finally they came with a fuel and burnt me.. Arise shine helped me to get emergency medical help ,after coming from the hospital all the kids were scared about my appearance. They said i am a ugly and frightened to come to me and i was jobless and hopeless .
Everyone persecuted me but Jesus never fails.According to my trust God sent IDES brothers they prayed for me and made me self dependent, by providing goats .I praise God because now i am able to earn 40$ a month and this helps me to meet my everyday life.All thanks and praise goes to God the almighty for giving such an compassionate organisation IDES.
The above said testimony is really heart breaking and not only in that but even during the time of disaster we experienced in Tsunami 2004 during the Christmas time , many thousands of people drowned and their homes were driven away by the tsunami .As a result of this disaster many 1000 s of families became homeless and many kids became orphan ,IDES supported enormous funding to heal their life in physical and spiritual way by giving food in their need and life support for a month for them to settle their life in different places with clothing ,blankets and cooking vessels and kerosene stoves , These peoples life was blessed .
Whenever we work with IDES we Always remember the scripture from Matthew 25 :35-36 coming true for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me;I was in prison and you came to Me.’
I like to conclude by witnessing for International Disaster Emergency service .There support goes to the people directly without cast ,Race ,and Religion . we are so thankful for helping the hurting world.
IDES have been a great source for us in terms of humanitarian activities in Myanmar. IDES partners with us to treat diseases, to strive against the poverty and helping refugees or victims. The first time I received IDES' grant was 2008 i.e. a grant for medical kits to the pastor in Myanmar by our late missionary LaVern Morse! That was the first grant in my life, I just could not believe myself for granting to a small Christian worker. I believe that IDES equips indigenous Christian Workers to be more effective in their calling and to those who has less opportunity to access funds. From that time on, IDES became our great source and companion to the journey we trade. We already addressed to many issues that existed here in this land. IDES is an excellent organization for the hurting world.