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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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242 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

My contact with Every Child MInistries is as a supporter of one of their short-term missionaries. Two of my friends have participated in ECM's short term missionary summer trips. Since they are responsible for all of the funding involved in their trip, I have donated to help make the trip possible. As a result I got feedback via email while they were serving in AFrica, as well as detailed personal reports when they returned. My one friend has gone several times, which indicates how good the short term missionary experience through ECM is.

What impresses me as a supporter is the extent to which the summer missionaries are involved in the missionary experience. In college ,any of my friends went on short term missionary trips with athletics or set up by the colleges. These trips offered people a taste or missionary work; a feel for the foreign country; exposure to the culture differences; and a desire to both help the people and evangelize. But they remained tourists - the trips included tourist attractions; the housing was separate for the Americans and the food was good.

With Every Child Ministries, if you go on a short term trip - you ARE the missionary. John and Lorella find out how you want to serve and evaluate your gifts and experiences, and then they help you become a missionary for the time you are there. If you are in the orphange, you live with the children; you help with meal preparation; clean-up; and when you see a child who needs a hug, needs their hair brushed, needs assistance with a math problem, you jump in and help. If you are in the street ministry you become a missionary nurse; You are caring for wounds with the few supplies you brought; you are washing hurt children's feet; and you are actively sharing Jesus's love to the children. Because a good portion of ECM's ministries occur in English speaking countries, you are able to share your faith directly.

I am so impressed with the way ECM manages to turn a person into a real missionary who is serving Jesus on the front lines and saving souls of little children as soon as you step foot on foreign soil.

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

My sincere gratitude to the directors and the entire management of every child ministry through whose effort, it has become possible that the good news is being preached to children and teenagers with the required materilas that help them to understand the word of God, in its simple form.To all membners and staff which have contributed in one way or the other, whether in kind or cash which have kept these vision going, we say thank you and God bless you, And whatever contribution you have made, may it to be a seed in the field of God which will yield increase in the coming days.may God bless you as you give to the work of God.

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Ruth A.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been associated with Every Child Ministry from the beginning. I have donated since the beginning. I have chosen this to be my main ministry to support other than my home churches because the way they use every monetary or used item to it's full potential. Examples are used Christmas cards are transformed into Crosses that were given as rewards for children living in Congo for learning memory verses. Children are very excited to have the Crosses and are willing to learn several verses to get one. ECM takes used medicine bottles and make sewing kits to give out. Used Bible school materials are used in Ghana at Haven of Hope for teaching.

Donor

Rating: 5

I respect and admire the work that Every Child Ministries does, so I feel confident investing in it.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My family has been involved with ECM for 10 years now. It has truly been more of a blessing to us than we feel like we are a blessing to it! The work that Every Child Ministries does for the African people is so unbelievable. The lives that have been touched and made better by ECM are countless. The extremely unselfish and personal way that the organization is run matches none. In today's world, it is hard to come by such an organization! We will gladly continue our association with and support of Every Child Ministries for years to come!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am JOseph Nkoso, in Democratic Republic of Congo. I am so glad of the support ECM is offering to sponsor vulnarable , abandoned, children victim of rape and acused to be a sorcerer who had been undrer critical situation and now have found a good sens of life. There are three children, one of them had been thown out while she was only one year old, and with ECM support, we have done a great work to offer her parental affection during more that four years with support of ECM . Now she goes to school as other children do. Another girl who had been victim of rape on the street had been rescued and brought to stay with us to care for her. she spent more that two years with us and all this had been the sponsorship of ECM that had allowes us to deal with her. W
She sixten years old , very inteligent and goes to school because ECM is supporting her. Another children accused to be a sorcerer had been rescued by us, after he phad passed two yeras on street while he was four years old. we cared for him and now the realives of his mother who died by AIDS came and took responsilities to care for him because ECM sponsored him. At present, we are going one with one girl of seven years old whose parents died and who are at present sponsored by ECM. Her sister with be on the folowing month by the grace of God sponsor by ECM. We have close contact with ECM and we are going on helping two widow who have AIDS and are no longer able to support their children ( five at all) and we how eyes are turned to ECM for sponsoring them. You see that ECM is a worthy christian orgaization that brings hope to the forgoten children here where we live. the good way for You to sponsor children in Africa is to pass by ECM.

Pastor Joseph Nkoso
Kinshasa

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What I love most about Every Child Ministries is the ‘personal touch’ I receive. I never feel that I am just another number as a sponsor to this surprisingly extensive ministry. Each month, after I submit my donation to support one of Africa’s forgotten children, I always receive a receipt with a handwritten message/verse from one of ECM’s volunteers continually thanking me for my support. In addition to being a sponsor, which is rewarding in itself, I especially appreciate the many ways one can volunteer…even from another state. I sew simple skirts for their orphanage, Haven of Hope in Ghana, W. Africa. The skirts are hand carried to Ghana, or elsewhere, as missionaries travel back and forth. Recently, I received email from ECM with photos of a young girl at Haven of Hope who was wearing one of my skirts and holding another one. She was new to the orphanage and was provided with “proper” clothing. ECM had the forethought to take pictures of this smiling girl, wearing a new found dignity, and sent them to me along with her life story. It warmed my heart. Being a sponsor has given me great joy! I also believe ECM is extremely fiscally responsible in their efforts to take the gospel to parts of the world where it is truly needed.



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Volunteer

Rating: 5

ECM is a good ministry, helping reach people in Africa with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The ministry has been founded, by the Lord’s leading, through John and Lorella Rouster, who were a couple of local farmers. The ministry’s local headquarters seeks and receives local people to volunteer with projects. Our previous pastor, and his wife went to the mission field in Ghana Africa through ECM. Although they are still doing mission work in Ghana Africa (the northwestern part), ECM has helped them as needed. ECM has been instrumental in helping many witch doctors and others in similar situations realize the errors of their ways, and also, in the process, obtain the freedom of the slaves within the witch doctors’ service. ECM also has many similar ministries in oter countries in Africa.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I got involved with ECM at my Church, because we support them as a whole. Last year when Mr. Rouster came and gave their presentation, I was truly impressed with all that they do overseas. He was asking members to support a child. I had to give my support. Since having a child overseas, she sends me cards or one time I got her handprint. Her name is Irene and I know she is being blessed since ECM. I know ECM does excellent work, they are loving, caring individuals. And they love spreading the love, you cannot find more joyful souls (angels) than the individual at ECM. The work they do is excellent on all levels, truly excellent! I pray that God would continue blessed their efforts.

Blessed,
Evangelist Dannette Stevens

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is unlike any other that I've come across. From a personal standpoint, my mother is albino and has been through alot in her life in regards to treatment from all nationalities from African Americans to caucasians. When I saw this organization aiding the albino kids in Africa and preventing them from absolute death and genocide, I knew this was truly the non profit organization that not only
Was a nonconglomerate type entity that truly carried out their missions, without forcing or overwhelming their own values on individuals like so many other groups, but that ECM was a group that I relate to personally.

I hope to one day spare my time and resources to this group.

-D. Ward

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every Child Ministries is a ministry which seeks to share the love of Christ with the lost children of Africa. ECM not only seeks to feed children spiritually but also physically. They are the hands and feet of Christ.

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Rebecca H.

Donor

Rating: 5

My husbank and I love sponsoring a child who is the same age as our grandson. We are able to tell him about our child and show him the letters, etc., that we receive. This is a wonderful ministry for children.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This Mission Headquarters is located in the community that we now call home. Through the years, we have seen how God has blessed this humble couple and the work they do while sharing their faith with the often forgotten children in Africa. They have made a safe place for many African children to call home at Haven of Hope, a school where they are lovingly taught, sponsors found to help meet their needs, food and clothing for their bodies, and examples of Christ and His Love lived out before them...........all because John and Lorella love the Lord and chose to obey His call to follow Him. The Rousters are diligent and frugal with the resources ECM receives. May God continue to bless their work as it truly is..................All about HIM, our Lord and Savior.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have went overseas w/ Every Child MInistries and also support a young boy in Ghana. The work ECM does changes lives for God every day!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Some dear friends are presently in Uganda serving under the auspices of Every Child. A couple months ago a friend and I took a 2 1/2 ride south to visit Every Child and to bring school supplies our church had collected for Ghana. We were greeted positively and had a tour of the facility... Their ministry is from their hearts to those with great need...in so many ways.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

My wife and I became involved with Every Child Ministries when a friend of mine from work invited us to a Fund-raising dinner several years ago. We became involved as volunteers shortly after that dinner. She was much more involved than I was in the beginning due to work schedules. Since I'm now retired, I help to keep the books on a regular basis. John and Lorella are very frugal and follow tight parameters on the expenditure of any and all funds that are donated to ECM. Each of us have particular talents to share and do so willingly to help the children of Africa through the outreach of ECM.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Every Child Ministries for over 25 years, and have been blessed to know John and Lorella Rouster and their love for the children of Africa. I have worked many of their fund raising garage sales, where I have seen first hand the generosity of the people who come out to help with their time and physical strength, to see that every effort is made to assure a successful outcome for this ministry.

I personally have not been to Africa with the Rouster's but my husband has, and he has seen the love they have for the forgotten and abused children they minister to. He has seen first hand how hard they work and what they have accomplished. I know with all my heart that God hand selected the Rouster's for this time in history.

My husband and I know without a doubt that when we donate money for a specific cause it is going only to that cause and every dollar is accounted for. Every Child Ministries is an example of compassion, courage and strength for a hurting Continent.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Having volunteered at ECM since my first short-term missionary trip in 1995, I have repeatedly seen the Lord Jesus demonstrate His love for African children by using ECM to minister to their varied spiritual, physical, and emotions needs. The Lord also demonstrated His love for me by allowing me to participate in His great work of drawing people of all types from all over the world to Himself through ECM. ECM’s biblical focus, reliance on African staff, holistic ministry, prudent financial management, and commitment to the task, convince me that the Lord is pleased that I followed His directions to serve Him at ECM and I am now and will be eternally grateful for the opportunity.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known Joh and Lorella Rouster since beforfe they started Every Child Ministries. What the have accomplished and continue to is amazing. When working in Zaire, they lived in the remotest places under the worse conditions while producing huge results in the lives of the Africans. Their work then and now is a combination of practical and spiritual benefits that are immeasurable. They opened a medical clinic and John initially ran it saving lives and effectively treating everything from "river blindness" to infertiity. untold thousand of people's lives were changed and improved in Zaire.
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When politicla problems made it impossible for them to stay in Zaire, they moved on to other African nations and expanded their work to providing homes and education for street kids, rescuing sex slaves from temples and providing these women and their children with emotional healing and education so they can support themselves and working to unit street children with their families. They are the most effective and far-reaching ministry I know of. Each year the seem to expand to a new area of need and meet it such as building huts for dislocated families, building a library, expanding their outreach to a new group of hurting people or children.

Until very recent years all they have accomplished was done by volunteers help in their headquarters in the U.S. This is very unusual as most mission organizations I know of have large expensive headquarters and many paid workers. The last I knew of they have one full-time paid employee who used to be a volunteer.
John himself works to support his own household when he is not in Africa. Supporting ECM produces almost 100% benefit to any donors goals to helping the people being ministered to. ECM has constantly produced life-changing benefits to those on the receiving end of their many good works.

They train and equip local people to become leaders and have multipled their work constantly through this method. They truly love the people of Africa and that is where they are in spirit even when they are not actually there.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

ECM serves the broken and disenfranchised in Africa. Helping African children here and now with the focus on Eternity. I love to see the good that comes from all who work and support the ministry. However, I think it helps me the most, putting my life in perspective. Keep it up ECM!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ECM is a great organization. If your church or organization is looking for a group to support, plan a trip, raise funds, or as an individual you are looking for one of those awesome opportunities-choose Every Child Ministries. Lorella and John have cultivated a mission-driven organization that strives to better the lives of children, and their families through caring for their basic needs, education and developing opportunities for them to succeed and climb from difficult places.
I have participated in 2 trips to Ghana with them, and can't wait to go another time.
ECM really has a heart for serving people that have too often fallen between the cracks or in some cases been marked as the group that doesn't matter. I respect and support ECM because of their heart for ministry and opportunities they strive to create for others.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am so moved by the way ECM seeks to care for the broken in communities while helping work with the community. Their work with children and Troski slaves is remarkable. This ministry is gold!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

In the past years I have volunteered with this organization and they have been a great resource to children of war in different countries in Africa. I am currently a donor for one of the children in their sponsorship program and it's truly been a blessing to be able to support one of the children that I met in person when I was a volunteer. I now see this child participating in school and being a student and overall feelng like he can relate to his peers in the community who are enrolled in school as well...I know this kind of experience builds a positive self image and can create opportunities for him/his family down the road in completing his education...and to know that I am part of that is beyond rewarding.
I know that this ministry provides great service despite how small this NGO is...I was there to execute their services in partnering with them in past volunteership to provide a food program, a clothing program, a teaching program, a medical first aid program, and a sponsorship program.
Lorella and John's ministry is a labor of love to childen and families who have no resouces and support, and their ministry has surely grown over time to expand services to other countries and even different regions in countries in Africa.
I look forward to continuing my sponsorship with ECM, and the possibility of returning as a volunteer in the near future to embark on another journey with this team is more than likely.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered in Ghana with ECM in the summer of 2007. From my first interactions with the organization at the Urbana conference, i was impressed by their deep sincerity and commitment to what they do. They really love each of the women and children they work with and work with devotion to bring about positive change in their lives. They push through all challenges and always find a way to finish something they feel called to do. All the programs, from Haven of Hope to the trokosi liberations are motivated by a strong faith and bring about lasting change in these lives. I have nothing but deep admiration for ECM and the work that they do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been part of the sponsorship program at Haven of Hope. I am thankful to the Lord for allowing me this opportunity and have been encouraged as I have seen someone rescued from the streets to now a young man with an engaging smile. Being able to make an impact on even one, is more than worthwhile. AND my small church Sunday school were thrilled to gather up boxes of school supplies that went directly to Uganda!

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Donor

Rating: 5

ECM is amazing. They are truly following God's heart in their African ministries. They are very frugal with their funds and make sure every dollar counts towards helping the poor and needy. The staff is quality and share a passion for God's love with the African people and their staff.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ECM provides direct, hands-on care and services where it is needed most; and most deserved: to victim children. They are selfless, live very modestly, and work tirelessly year-round, year after year, and continue to make a very big difference in these young people's lives. I really admire John and Lorella and their ECM workers and volunteers and have complete trust and confidence in them.

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Debby H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ECM is located in my home town. They have a simple headquarters. The leaders of this ministry have been to my home church and they are regular, everyday, ordinary people who have a passion and call for ministering to children in Africa. In this day and age of many so called Christian ministries doing nothing more than taking people's money, ECM is the real thing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been familiar with ECM for approximately 12 years as my Church has supported ECM as one of its missionaries. My family and I became much more familiar with ECM by sponsoring 5 children in Uganda during the last three years. My wife and I have also attended ECM's last two banquets in our state.

All of my contacts with the Rousters and the ECM staff have been pleasant and rewarding. ECM is a Christ-centered ministry that is run very efficiently. Through God's financial blessings and our utmost trust in ECM's mission, we have also started monthly giving to ECM "Where Needed Most" and "The Way Home" project in Uganda.

Carl

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been contributing to Every Child Ministries since I learned of it in the year 2000. I was looking for a place where I could become a volunteer. I helped make educational items for children in Africa, in my home. I have also made gift packages over the years. Later I sponsored several children and still do. I was drawn to ECM because of their history and their founders. I lived in a nearby town and know they truly exist. They are who they say they are and the donations do reach those in need of our help.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I volunteered at ECM for less than one year. I usually only went in about once a week. There are so many different ways for people to get involved vounteering at ECM. They don't shy away from anyone helping, no matter how much or how little the volunteer may do.
I feel like since I did not give a large chunk of my time to ECM, I really looked at the organization from a distance. The work that I did was topical things such as cleaning or organizing. I rarely delved into the details of the work that they were doing. Nonetheless, I could see their heart and passion for the children of Africa. Their dedication, despite trials is inspiring. They truly are an organization that lives to serve the children of Africa and see them come into relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Donor

Rating: 5

ECM was founded by my Aunt and Uncle many years ago. Uncle John and Aunt Lorella have dedicated their lives to ECM. It is amazing how it has grown over the years. It is also amazing all of the great things happening because of the ministry. Keep up the good work!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

My husband & I support 2 children. I have been very impressed with the person attention to each child and donor. The children faithfully send reports of their progress and pictures they draw for us. I live close to the ECM office so I go to the office and see the operation first hand. They are doing a very good job of loving the forgotten and unloved children in Africa. I am very happy to be involved with this ministry, and I know the Lord is pleased.

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Donor

Rating: 5

ECM is my favorite non-profit ministry. I love that they support the children of Africa and provide orphanages for those on the streets. They are also involved in freeing slaves and stopping trafficking. The newsletters are so down-to earth and real and the reader gets a genuine sense of what is going on there. I feel as though they are very resourceful with the money that is donated and that it goes a long way. I trust ECM and feel that they use donated money wisely. They are also trying to help the families there to be successful in a trade that can be self-supporting.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

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? ? ?

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

I have met the Rousters and have friends that have worked short term with them in Africa. Some of the reports are amazing and there is much evidence of the Lord's Spirit at work through EMC's caring and faithful ministry there.

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Cheryl B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand the difference ECM has made in the lives of hundreds of children in Africa. They work diligently to see children are fed physically and spiritually. They are responsible with ALL of the resources available to them. ECM also works at helping to teach and train nationals in order to help more children than they can reach alone!

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Kathy C.

Donor

Rating: 4

We have been associated with this ECM for many years. The Rousters have been faithful to the calling the Lord Jesus has put on their hearts. They have brought the freedom of Christ to thousands of children and the literal freedom to many sex slaves. We have sponsored a child for several years and love how we see the monies go to helping the chidren and not taking much for the administrative role that they play.

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Donor

Rating: 5

ECM is an outstanding organization that is completely Christ focused and helping the most helpless. Its organizers and leaders are trust worthy and totally devoted to reaching people for Christ, meeting physical,social,educational and spiritual needs all with a focus on God. I have seen their prayers faithfully answered through difficulties and know that God is blessing this wonderful ministry.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am from Texas and have gone on a mission trip with ECM to Ghana. I was impressed with the work they have accomplished with the children and with the Trokosi (slave women). They really are making a difference in lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am from Brazil and have known ECM from the internet some years ago. I always had in my heart the wish of supporting kids in Africa and through ECM I could see this wish realized.
I am a monthly donator and I am sure they are doing a great job with the kids in Africa.

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Donor

Rating: 5

ECM is a great organization and we have enjoyed being a donor for several years. They send us cards and pictures that our sponsored child has made just for us. It is so nice to get letters, drawings, pictures, and more from our ECM child. We know that they are a great organization and the money gets put to good use.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i have been volunteering at ECM since 1996, I go to the office once or twice a week and enjoy working with the staff. I also support a child in Africa and make other donations. I am impressed with the fact that 94% of all donations is used for the ministry and only 6% is for administration and fund raising.

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Donor

Rating: 4

We have always been impressed with the vision and dedication of all of the staff and volunteers of Every Child Ministries. The number lives they have touched directly is incredible, and the ripple effect of their work is impossible to measure. We trust that MANY others will be open to volunteering and supporting this valuable ministry.

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Antoinette M.

Donor

Rating: 5

This 'non profit org.' is the CALL from GOD to a man & woman, (a farmer & his school teacher wife', who heard GOD'S CALL many ys. ago. In 'faith in GOD', they left their jobs & home, and left for Africa, to SERVE the 'forgotten children of Africa'........Through GOD'S GRACE, they have 'Saved lives' from 'slavery, hunger, abuse, etc.'. Through GOD'S POWER, they have made a HUGE diference in th lives of thousands of African childen !!! Many of these chldren will be in HEAVEN someday, because of Lorella & John faithfully giving the Gospel message of JESUS, & SHOWING the LOVE of GOD to them, by Serving them. They gave up 'their life' for the lives of the 'Forgotten Children' of Africa.
This 'ministry of the LORD' is a 'huge blessing' to many in Africa !! They are also 'accountable' with the Dollars sent to their ministry, they can refer you to the Website that has their 'financial records'.
Sincerely, Mrs. Antoinett 'Toni' Myers from PA.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

I don't recall how we found ECM but have been very impressed with their program/expenses ratio and personal feel and approach to their missions. It is a small organization doing big things with modest resources.

Review from Guidestar