GVSDA Women's Ministry
The GVSDA Women's Ministry hosted tea parties to fellowship with each other and gather supplies for the "boxes of love". This partnership had been a tremendous support to the Children Next Door. The supplies were sorted and the "boxes of love" packed after the tea party. These boxes were sent out to various areas (churches and schools) for distribution.
The GVSDA Runners Club also hosted a fundraising campaign through a family fun run. The memories created and friendships established through these efforts have a tremendous impact in this ministry.
***Photos were taken at GVSDA Church. [2014-2017]
2014 First Tea Party of the Women's Ministry
2015 Family Fun Run for CND
Packing the "boxes of love"
Group of wonderful volunteers
7 boxes ready fro shipment
Carrying the boxes and driving them to Jax
Ladies in the kitchen
2016 Tea Party of the Women's Ministry
Young and the young at heart
7 boxes ready for shipment
Sorting and packing
CND Family Fun Run
Best couple of the day
GVSDA + CND
Woohoo! I made it!
Children Next Door have sent out boxes of books, hygiene products, dry goods, school supplies, clothing, towels, blankets, Bibles, etc. Our partners in the Philippines have spearheaded the distribution of goods to make sure they get to churches, schools, and individuals whose needs are immediate.
Boxes of love were also sent out by generous friends from South Korea and Saipan.
Although these project have temporarily stopped due to the 2020 pandemic, we hope to continue to do this effort in the coming years.
***Photos are sent from our partners. [2014-2019]
Our partners repacked the goods
Care packages for a small congregation affected by the typhoon
After two months, the boxes arrive
Distribution of children's clothing
Partners repacking the good for distribution
Look at those happy faces
A teacher who received free school supplies for her class/students
Some parents want to express their gratitude
Beautiful teachers with books
sent from Saipan
School supplies distribution
Received this 2018 Certificate of Appreciation during the mission trip
Beautiful teachers and students receiving school supplies
Certificate of Appreciation from one of the schools
A receipt from one of the schools
2021-2022 Certificate of Appreciateion
Lovely kids with their thank you signs. So heartfelt.
This beautiful girl wished she could go to an Adventist school but her grandma could not afford it. She is one of our sponsored kids.
Philippines Mission Trip
The Children Next Door organized a mission trip to Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines in 2018. The team was composed of 13 individuals. We are immensely grateful for the support of the local conference, church members, and wonderful friends.
The mission trip team held a weeklong evangelistic series, health seminars and children's bible school, a medical mission day, home construction, visitation, a feeding program, studies through Bible workers, visitations, etc
It was a life-changing experience for the team.
***Photos were taken in Cabalawan, Leyte. [October-November 2018]
Mission team in Cabalawan, Leyte
Medical mission day
Recipients of eye consultations and free prescription glasses
During the pandemic in 2020-2021, we had to discontinue the goods distribution. God has led us to assist two congregations in Southern Philippines that are need of assistance for their restoration projects. We have heard their stories of faith and the members of these congregations devote their time and skills in helping construct their own churches during the week. They are determined to make it a decent place for people to worship as these churches did not have roofs, walls, and no decent place to sit. The church pictured on the left was a makeshift tent used as a place of worship when their church was vandalized and destroyed.
Despite that, members of these churches have faithfully attended to fellowship and worship together. Talk about faith and commitment!
With this project, CND also sponsored lay workers to do house-to-house work and Bible studies.
***Photos were sent to us from the churches we have partnered with in 2021 and 2022.
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