2012 The Place of God: Alaska, Camp AN
The Coins for Kids total giving for the 2012 project broke the project giving record for the third year in a row! Girls across the US gave $215,276.34 to help build a permanent multi-purpose building at Camp Agaiutim Nune (Camp AN) in Western Alaska. Click here to read the AG News story.
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Summer camp is a highlight for almost any elementary school-age kid. Swimming, hiking, horseback riding, and crafts are daily activities. It's a place where new friendships are forged, old friendships are renewed, and - for many - it's the place where Jesus Christ is made real to a life for the first time.
The 2012 Coins For Kids Project was all about kids camp. But not exactly like the camp described above. Imagine a rugged, remote, unique, and full of wilderness camp where the nearest village is 17 miles, the only way to get there is by boat, and the nearest city is 500 miles by air. Daily life is rugged on the banks of the Yukon River where the average daily temperature for camp is 38 degrees and the facilities consist of drafty tents that are in disrepair and all supplies - including fresh drinking water - must be boated to camp.
Welcome to Western Alaska's Camp "Agaiutim Nune" or Camp AN! It began in 1996 and translated from the Yupik Eskimo language it means ... "The Place of God." The girls and boys that attend this camp are primarily from Alaska's Yupik Eskimo tribes and with a rich heritage in their culture - for many of them - it is a safe week away from abuse and depression where for the first time they will learn of the love and acceptance of Jesus Christ.
It is a place:
•Where campers become aware of God's marvelous creation
•Where every part of the camp experience gives preeminence to the lordship of Jesus Christ
•Where old lives of the campers are made new through the person of the Holy Spirit
•Where prayer and the Word of God bring the solutions to life's problems and questions
•IT IS A PLACE TO MEET WITH GOD
How Coins For Kids helped
Last year we partnered with U.S. missionaries Jim and Linda Schulz and the Yupik Eskimo children of Western Alaska to provide necessary funds to replace the drafty Camp AN tents - which are in disrepair - with a much needed multi-purpose permanent building for the camp which will serve as a kitchen, chapel, and education center. It will be the main hub of all camp activities.
The effects of Assemblies of God camps are felt all over the world. Missionaries, pastors, evangelists, deacons, Sunday School teachers, and church and civic leaders have come from these camps with a call and anointing of the Holy Spirit upon their lives. Won't it be great to know that as we are faithful to give our CFK dollars, on behalf of the Yupik Eskimo young people, we are partnering in their future as their lives are touched emotionally, physically, and most of all spiritually?
2011-12 A Place of Joy: South Africa Cooking Centers
The Place of Joy in South Africa project - not only broke the CFK giving record of $178,270, but crushed it as nearly $20,000 was given the last week to push the total to $201,263!
Imagine 10- and 11-year-olds taking care of younger siblings because their mother is too sick to help. Imagine a place where almost everyone is touched by HIV/AIDS.
This is the case in South Africa.
But the goal for this project was to bring joy to these children - Place of Joy, South Africa.
Missionaries Earl and Laura Goodrich are building Entokozweni Children's Resource Centers in South Africa to help children who are affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS. These resource centers are to be the hands of Christ reaching out to hurting children.
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink ... I was sick and you looked after me" (Matthew 25:35,36, NIV).
What is an Entokozweni Children's Resource Center?
Each center is a partnership between a local church and the Goodriches. The church commits to provide workers for a and then a cooking center is built and equipped with a refrigerator, stove, cookware, all supplies necessary to provide food for the needy children in their community. The cooking center is a key part of the Children's Resource Center that provides a safe place for children for a hot meal, ministry, tutoring, activities, and if needed, counseling. Most of all it provides an environment where children know that they are loved and valued.
2010-11 Taste of Freedom Project Belgium
Prostitution is legal in Belgium, therefore just as you and I might enjoy window shopping for the latest style of clothing, shoes, and accessories, in Antwerp's Red Light district people are window shopping for something entirely different. The trafficked girls find themselves behind the windows - the object of humiliation and exploitation through prostitution. But there is good news! Missionaries Jerry and April Foster, in cooperation with Save Europe's Children, are bringing hope.
The 2010-11 Coins for Kids Project money will help Jerry and April purchase and remodel a building that will serve as a safe house for rescued women and children. While in the safe house they will be discipled, receive medical care, taught life skills such as sewing, cooking, and jewelry making, and be given opportunities for further education. The goal is to see lives changed through the Word and provide them with skills that will restore dignity. Over $142,000 was raised for this project.
2009-10 Coins for Kids Project
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2009-2010 Coins for Kids project. Over $160,000 was raised to assist missionaries Clark and Jennifer Jensen (co-founders of Global Family Care Network) in establishing a refuge center for children in New Dehli, India.
2008-09 Project Update
Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal for the 2008-2009 Coins for Kids Bolivian Hope Center project! We exceeded the 2007 record. Your offerings will enable missionaries Rich and Sandee Farthing to house children whose mothers are imprisoned, and who would otherwise be on the streets!
2007-08 Project Update
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2007 Coins for Kids project, Touched Romania! With your help, we were able to set a new record for Coins for Kids. $169,872! What a blessing for Raegan Glugosh and the Hagar Maternity Home in Romania!