Mission: Eden Ministries exists to disciple productive citizens of the nation of Zimbabwe and the Kingdom of God who know their heavenly Father well and abundantly live for His glory in their various gifting and capacities.
Results: Eden Children's Village was founded in 1998. Americans visiting Zimbabwe met a group of people in Doma, Zimbabwe who were wanting to start an orphan project, but were unable to fund the project on their own. From that meeting, a partnership was formed to enable Eden Children's Village to come into being. Funds were raised in the USA and in Zimbabwe to care for AIDS orphans, and a comprehensive Christian care program has been developed to benefit local children. Eden is a NGO and registered with the Ministry of Social Welfare, and adheres to government standards. All of this is bathed in prayer seeking the will of the Father. He is blessing this work immensely! We've grown to include 151 supported children, 125 employees, a total daily reach of 850 people and a missional outreach through free medical care to 15000 individuals each year in rural Zimbabwe.
Target demographics: Children survive and recovery from the tragedy of HIV/Aids and orphanhood, find hope and joy in life through Jesus Christ and to provide quality education, healthcare and nutrition in a family setting centered on a Biblical worldview.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 151 children, 132 employees and 8000 locals free of charge.
Geographic areas served: Zimbabwe, Africa
Programs: Long term residential care
Community based care
Eden Village Farm
My husband and I have been working with Eden's since it's conception. We have been sponsoring our child for 12 years and with 6 visits under our belts have been blessed and privileged to watch her grow up in a safe, nurturing, Christian home. Plus, each cent of child sponsorship goes directly toward the child - NOTHING is used for anything else. (Separate funds for other needs.)
We are so amazed by everything God has done with and for HIS mission there to help these kids who, at one time, were so desparate. There have been miraculous healings through prayer and the clinic on site (completely free). Kids who didn't know hardly the basics academically are now among the best educated kids in the country.
I know this sounds like an "ad", but we wouldn't and could not have stayed with it for these many years if it wasn't truly God's doing. Our times there are among the most incredible things we have ever experienced. Anyone wanting an opportunity to help others should definitely look into putting their efforts in the rural Zimbabwe area.
We feel totally blessed to be part of this ministry.