You are making a difference...
Since the first Christmas Miracle Offering in 2004, God has worked through the sacrificial giving of Ginghamsburg Church and partner schools, churches and businesses to change the world. Let’s take a glimpse at how God has deployed your $8.9 million investment …
IN BEAVERCREEK, AT THE GREENE
- In 2017, opened a brand new, multiethnic church in the Rave Theater at The Greene, in partnership with Christ United Methodist Church in Kettering, Ohio
- 200+ worshipers already call Mosaic their church home
IN MIAMI & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES, OHIO
- 2 New Creation Counseling Center branches opened and sustained
- Psychiatric services added to New Creation Counseling Center
- Miami County Rides to Work Program supported ensuring the under-employed or previously unemployed can get to their hard-earned jobs
- GED Program at Fort McKinley expanded
- Jobs for Life implemented and graduates employed
- The Point Food Pantry equipped to provide more fresh foods for clients
- Hot Sunday morning breakfast provided to Fort McKinley Campus neighbors
- Emergency food supplies purchased for times of lean within the community
- Joshua Recovery Ministries provided with financial resources to transform men’s lives
- Clubhouse opened a new site in Trotwood and for four summers provided nutritious lunches to Clubhouse kids in the most vulnerable neighborhoods
…and much more.
Meet Joshua Recovery Ministries, at the forefront of fighting the addiction crisis gripping Dayton
LOUISIANA FLOODING & HURRICANE RELIEF
In 2017, we continued our 12-year partnership with those families who lost homes to natural disasters in Louisiana, like the August 2016 "no name" flood. Your gifts are helping in 2017 to repair damaged homes in some of the hardest hit parishes near Baton Rouge.
IMAGINE NO MALARIA
- Purchased and deployed 30,000 treated and life-saving mosquito nets in Yei County, South Sudan
- Providing additional nets and medication at clinics to the most vulnerable - expectant mothers and young children, plus expanded malaria intervention into other malaria-prone areas in Africa
Wars, conflict and persecution around the world have forced more people to flee and seek refuge elsewhere in recent years than has previously existed at any other time in recorded migration history. The U.N. has reported that nearly 60 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced. One in every 122 human beings is now either a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum on Planet Earth. Our chief storyteller Dan Bracken traveled to Beirut, Lebanon in Fall 2015 to bring back this story.
The 2015 Christmas Miracle Offering provided funding in three areas to serve refugees in crisis:
- Provided badly needed housing via rent subsidies to 152 displaced refugee families (617 people) in exile in Damascus, Syria
- Supplied 437 Syrian and Iraqi refugee families with food kits (one-month kit) and 570 families with 581 hygiene kits in Mount Lebanon
- In partnership with other funders, supplied 1570 food kits for 7850 Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians in Jordan
IN DARFUR, SUDAN
- 15,974 households fed via a sustainable agriculture program
- 298 schools built or rehabbed plus 15 offices
- 245 teachers trained
- Nearly 35,000 cumulative students enrolled in schools over the course of the
- 829 graduates from 3 Life Skills Centers
- 2090 students served through 12 kindergartens
- Provided 214+ schools, representing 70,929 cumulative students, with schoolroom furniture, text books and/or sports material
- 1570 special needs and orphaned children provided additional support
- 15 boreholes rehabbed
- 19 water yards implemented
- 1438 latrines in internally displaced person camps
- 5 institutional latrines for schools
Enjoy just this one video snapshot in time from a few years ago to revisit some of the differences that miracle offering investments have made possible in the Sudan.
IN AWEIL, SOUTH SUDAN
- Constructed 2 primary health care units (PHCU) to serve 15,000 people each
- Purchased two three-wheel cycle ambulances
- Constructed 4 institutional latrines for the PHCU
- Implemented 1 borehole for a PHCU
- Trained 81 community health workers and traditional birth attendants
- Provided training for 9 medical staff for the primary health care unit
- Trained 10 county health officials on health department management skills
- Implemented 5 boreholes to provide water for schools and surround communities
- Constructed a block of 4 classrooms that is hosting 325 students
- Constructed 13 hand-washing facilities for PHCUs and schools
- Hygiene training for 5900 people
- Implemented 541 household latrines
- Implemented 9 boreholes to serve households
- Implemented 3 community boreholes
- Identified and trained 15 village-based "community led total sanitation" (CLTS) facilitators
- 3537 households received hygiene kits
- 600 girls received comfort/sanitary kits
God isn’t finished yet. Give generously this year as we focus on fighting the local opiod crisis; pursue church planting to reach more children, women and men for Christ; serve our neighbors in Miami and Montgomery counties through our non-profit partners of New Path, New Creation Counseling, Joshua Recovery and Clubhouse; pursue clean water wells for refugees and displaced persons from South Sudan and Sudan; and continue our fight to stamp out the killer disease of malaria. This year we will be able to make our final gift toward reaching the $1 million pledge for fighting malaria that we pledged to United Methodist Church denomination efforts four years ago. Your gifts this Christmas will also provide seed money for starting an emergency relief fund that will help victims of natural disasters like killer hurricanes, both in the United States and globally over the year ahead.
Give online to the 2017 Christmas Miracle Offering today or on Giving Tuesday, or bring your offering to worship on Christmas Eve worship to any Ginghamsburg Campus. What will God do in and through you this Advent season?
- The United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR) is the not-for-profit humanitarian agency of The United Methodist Church. Since 1940, UMCOR's mission—providing relief in disaster areas, aiding refugees and confronting the challenge of world hunger and poverty—has helped to heal the hurts of humanity in nearly 100 countries. Visit UMCOR on the web at umcor.org.
- New Path Ministries is the non-profit community outreach arm of Ginghamsburg Church. Learn more at newpathserves.org.
- New Creation Counseling Center is the non-profit counseling center for Ginghamsburg Church. Learn more at newcreationcounselingcenter.org.
- Clubhouse is Ginghamsburg's teen-led after-school tutoring and mentoring non-profit serving kids in "at risk" communities. Learn more at clubhousedbg.wordpress.com.
- Joshua Recovery Ministries provides a housing program and Christian counseling to men with addictions. Learn more at joshualife.org.