Special Projects to support SOWERS missionaries
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(Below the projects you can select a country to see all the projects for that nation
Zimbabwe has been experiencing power cuts of up to 19 hours a day. This makes living and working from home extremely trying as it disrupts the rhythms of life as people have to get up in the middle of the night to make use of the power when it is on. As Rodwell is our President, it is important that he has the means to communicate freely and for people to be able to contact him. This project is not a kneejerk response to a tough year in Zimbabwe as it has been their reality for several years and there is little evidence that this will change. Several cheaper options were considered which would not cater for the fridge or cooker (stove) however it was felt this was the most appropriate option for them.
Can you help? Donate online USD3,405
To train a Sower at Level 4, there is a process that they must undergo. The trainer observes how the Sower plans, prepares and leads a Level 2 seminar. On his previous visit, Emmanuel started this process, and, on this visit, he wants to observe how well they implement that training. Also, while there, Emmanuel will start the process of translating the Level 1 manual into Sango, the local language.
Can you help? Donate online USD1,355
Since the death of Kafusha last year, Emmanuel has not visited this region to encourage the new coordinator and Sowers so he sees this as being timely. His visit will encourage the local Sowers and establish the coordinator in his role. Emmanuel plans to organise a Level 2 and Level 4 training.
Can you help? Donate online USD1,035
With the borders open we thought it was a great opportunity for Rodwell and Godfrey to visit Mozambique and spend some time with board members. This will be the President's first visit and it is a good opportunity to discuss both the development of the ministry along with SOWERS roles, protocols and policy. Following time in Mozambique, Rodwell will also meet with the Malawi Board. This visit will be a huge encouragement to both countries.
Can you help? Donate online USD2,785
For the past two years we have not been able to travel internationally because of Covid. That has resulted in the President and RAs working largely in isolation. As there is no replacement for face-to-face meetings, this conference will allow us, and our wives to enjoy some fellowship and time together.
With much responsibility resting on the shoulders of these people, having this time together will be a huge encouragement to them. We will be able to address policy changes, new innovations and current situations as a group so there will be greater involvement and greater understanding.
Can you help? Donate online USD13,630
Following the death of Kafusha, the work in the Luapula region of DRC has slowed down. The region is in urgent need of both equipment (sketch boards, easels, paint boxes) and material (contact tracts, counselling booklets and teaching manuals etc). Once supplied with these things, the ministry of SOWERS will have all that it needs to be able to move forward again.
Can you help? Donate online USD3420
The work in CAR has been steadily building with each visit Emmanuel has made. With trained L4 Sowers, they need their own stock of SOWERS equipment (easels, paint boxes, sketch boards etc) and their own tracts, manuals etc, in order to develop the ministry further. This will help them to become more Independant because all of the material they currently have was carried by Emmanuel from DRC.
Can you help? Donate online USD3530
Without a mobile phone and motorcycle is it extremely difficult for Alexander to carry out his duties. Contacting fellow Sowers, teams or his interim board members to arrange visits and then visiting them using public transport is slow and unreliable. Having these two items will greatly facilitate his work.
Can you help? Donate online USD1755
By providing Tanzania with the means to register the ministry they have more freedom to operate as they see fit with a greater lever of autonomy. They can make local decisions plan their own program schedule. This empowers them to take ownership of their ministry.
Can you help? Donate online USD495
This project will allow Godfrey to train up Sowers in the Tete Province of Mozambique over a 12-month period. As he lives closer to Tete Province that the senior Sowers in Mozambique, this makes good economic sense.
Can you help? Donate online USD3820
After living in Kenya for 10 years, Emmanuel, in conjunction with a Planning Team in Zambia, has planned an extensive time of deputation in his home country of Zambia. It is hoped this 6-week visit will allow Emmanuel to reconnect with family, friends and colleagues, present the ministry he is doing in Kenya, raise awareness along with prayer and financial support.
Can you help? Donate online USD2115
As Regional Advisor, Godfrey has been invited to attend the Zambian AGM and to spend a day with the Zambian Coordinators. For the advancement of the work, it is important for Godfrey to have this level of involvement where he can meet with, discuss and encourage Sowers and Board members alike.
Can you help? Donate online USD1125
In His capacity as Regional Advisor Godfrey has been unable to visit Mozambique. The resent flooding has so damaged infrastructure that the usual one day trip by road now takes three full days this justifying him flying there. This visit will allow Godfrey to catch up with key Sowers/Board Members in three regions.
Can you help? Donate online USD2055
This is an emergency situation where the health of our colleague Tizie Auguste is severely compromised. He needs medical intervention immediately for stomach related issues.
Can you help? Donate online USD575
The objective of this project is to provide two Bibles to each new church planted in Eastern Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. The Bibles will only go to churches planted in rural villages. Without the provision of these Bibles. It is possible that there would be churches that had new Believers but no Bible. Not an ideal situation.
Can you help? Donate online USD3425
The counselling booklets are an indispensable component of SOWERS ministry. Whether evangelising door to door or at open air meetings, the counselling booklets help interested folk to better understand the Gospel message. This project will see the booklets printed into the 6 main language groups in these three countries. This project should provide a three year supply for these countries.
Can you help? Donate online USD2290
Gospel tracts are smaller and cheaper to produce than counselling booklets. They provide the Sower with something that they can give to people who are interested in learning more but not yet ready to make a decision for Christ. Like the Counselling booklets, these will be used in Malawi, Mozambique and Eastern Zambia and will be printed in several languages.
Can you help? Donate online USD2300
This visit will allow Emmanuel to attend the Bahn Conference in Iowa from May 31st - June 4th for some personal development. This will be a time of input and encouragement for Emmanuel. He will then spend 8 days with US Chairman, Duane Anderson doing deputation before returning to Kenya on June 13th.
Can you help? Donate online USD2430
Following the death of Peter Kabunga who served with SOWERS for many years, we would like to honour his service and commitment with a visit to his family to let them know how much we appreciated him. At the same time Godfrey will make use of his time by meeting with the Zambian Board while in the country.
Can you help? Donate online USD1390
This project will allow 20 bicycles to be purchased allowing greater mobility and distances to be travelled by Coordinators in the Provinces. More Sowers and teams will be able to be visited in far less time thus allowing the Coordinator to operate much more effectively and efficiently.
Can you help? Donate online USD3135
This project is for 47 Lightweight sleeping bags that are less bulky than blankets easier for Sowers to travel with. Also, as many couples only have one blanket between them, this means that they both have bedding when the husband travels. A number of these sleeping bags will replace those purchased earlier that have worn out through use.
Can you help? Donate online USD2900
This project will replace the booklets, manuals, and equipment lost in the container fire in August 2020. This material not only served DRCongo but also Central African Republic and some of our developing West African countries. Without this material and equipment, Sowers cannot sow and the work cannot advance.
Can you help? Donate online USD6145
Zimbabwe has had a series of dry spells for more than 5 years. In 2019-2020 there was a critical water crisis nationwide. Most water sources including dams, and even water tables depleted badly which led to the suspension of the Chicken and Gardening income generating projects. Having a guaranteed water supply would be hugely helpful and encouraging for all concerned.
Phase 2 is before us now. Increasing droughts mean we need to deepen the well to the original target of 70m (we stopped at 50m due funding) and the water storage capacity needs expanding.
Can you help? Donate online USD3465
The Zimbabwe National Board is submitting this SOS Application for an increase to our present SOS by USD600 per three months (which is USD200 per month). SOWERS International Zimbabwe has a prospective donor who is willing to fund this through SIHQ. Read more about Edmond.
HQ note: Edmond has been supported on a part-time basis.
Can you help? Donate online USD600 /qtr
Imagine trying to run any organisation without being able to talk with your colleagues. That's the problem Sowers face in DR Congo - vast distances, no post, unaffordable purchase price on local incomes. This project aims to provide 5 cellphones in strategic locations for coordinating SOWERS work in DRC. You may wonder why smartphones? The internet capability provides the needed remote learning opportunities.
Can you help? Donate online USD1150
You will have heard of the near civil war that followed the last election. Thank God that no Sowers were among those killed. Equipment and Manuals were looted though, leaving them with nothing to work with. Would you consider providing the seed funding to restart the work?
Donate online USD4980. Perhaps you have a $100? Every bit will help.
Churches are calling for training but not all can pay even the minimal cost. Others are calling us to visit to explain more about our ministry. There is a shortfall of funding. Would you consider even a little support for the ongoing ministry of SOWERS in the Philippines? USD11,400 per year; USD950 per month. Donate online
Church training is proceeding apace. The annual visit by SOWERS staff has provided a core group of churches trained in this particularly effective method of outdoor evangelism. Funding of USD350 per month is sought to cover ongoing development. Donate online
Good governance is a key function in any organisation. SOWERS' Governance Board members need to represent a wide international range of interests. Stringent attention to costs ensures that most of the Board's work is done electronically. It is crucial, though, that the Board periodically meets face-to-face. Donate online. Thanks.
Stop Press! Right now there is an urgent need for printed materials so that training of church teams can continue. Could you help with one or more of the items? Click on 'read more' below for a list.
Congolese Christians have been trained by Zambian Sowers and are now spearheading the work in Katanga Province of DR Congo. Church planting is proceeding rapidly. Already the work has reached a stage where a couple of senior Sowers need to travel to train, shepherd, and develop other leaders. These experienced men need prayer and some support to replace the 'lost' income from other sources for caring for their families. Would you pray with us? They need USD400 month. If you could give part or full support, please DONATE ONLINE.