Relief and Development
Relief and Development
Brief Details on the 2008 List of 30 Shining Light Ministries
Relief and Development
Relief and Development
Awana 1 East Bode Rd., Streamwood, IL 60107-6658 (630) 213-2000 / www.awana.org
Christian Legal Society (CLS) 8001 Braddock Road, Suite 300, Springfield, VA 22151 (703) 642-1070 / www.clsnet.org
Awana is an international, Bible-centered children’s ministry and youth ministry providing local churches with weekly clubs, programs and training. Their goal is to equip churches and parents worldwide to raise spiritual champions who know, love and serve Christ using integrated programs for ages 2 to 18, resources for Bible-based parenting and discipleship, child and family evangelism and specialized volunteer training. The acronym Awana comes from the first letters of Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed as taken from 2 Timothy 2:15.
CLS protects and promotes the inalienable and constitutional rights of free exercise of religion and sanctity of human life through its Center for Law and Religious Freedom. In addition, it provides consultant services, re- searches current issues, publishes a quarterly journal, and provides strate- gic litigation support at appellant and trial court levels. CLS also helps lawyers to integrate their faith in Christ with their professional responsibili- ties and reaches and teaches law students across the country to obey Jesus’ age-old command “to do justice with the love of God” (Luke 11:42).
Campus Crusade for Christ (CCCI) 100 Lake Hart Drive, Orlando, FL 32832 (888) 278-7233 / www.ccci.org
Compassion International (CI) 12290 Voyager Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80997 (800) 336-7676 / www.compassion.com
CCCI seeks to help fulfill the Great Commission in the Power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others; and helping the Body of Christ do evangelism and disciple- ship. Its ministry encompasses more than 190 countries, being carried out by more than 25,000 staff members. The ministry has more than 30 program ministries, such as The Jesus Film project, Josh McDowell Ministry, Military Ministry, Andre Kole Ministry, Athletes in Action, Arrowhead Conferences and Events, The Campus Ministry, and Family Life. Their vision is to help build spiritual movements every- where so everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus Christ.
Compassion International is an evangelical Christian child development ministry addressing the needs of children around the world. CI focuses on the needs of children spiritually, physically, economically and socially. CI's programs provide tangible benefits such as education, health monitoring and food when necessary, as well as developmental opportunities that can include formal schooling, skills training, health education, presenting of the Gospel, and motivation to acquire meaningful social skills.
Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF) 12820 Pierce St., Pacoima, CA 91331 (818) 899-5122 / www.chfus.org
Crista Ministries 19303 Fremont Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98133 (206) 546-7200 / www.crista.org
CHF alleviates the suffering in children around the world. Whether it is hunger, malnutrition, poor medical care, abandonment or abuse, CHF works to provide products to assist in the care of children. CHF delivers food, clothing, medicines, medical supplies, personal hygiene items and other relief materials through a monitored distribution network in the cities and countries where they send aid. They have an impressive ability for attracting noncash contributions and they translate this into specific assis- tance to individuals.
CRISTA Ministries encompasses nine distinct ministries, (1) World Con- cern, (2) Intercristo, (3) King’s Schools, (4) CRISTA Broadcasting, (5) CRISTA Camps and conferences, (6) Christian Veterinary Mission, (7) Seattle Urban Academy, (8) Women’s Ministries, and (9) CRISTA Senior Living. CRISTA delivers practical services to people locally and interna- tionally helping them live independent, transformational lives and calling them to do the same for others. With a deep commitment to their Christian faith and belief in the redeeming power of Jesus Christ.
Children’s Medical Ministries (CMM) PO Box 3382, Crofton, MD 21114-1114 (301) 261-3211 / www.childmed.org
Crown Financial Ministries PO Box 100, Gainesville, GA 30503-0100 (800) 722-1976 / www.crown.org
CMM is a compassionate humanitarian service organization that has more than 700 volunteer health care professionals committed to serving the indigent and oppressed children and their families in the National Capital/ Baltimore areas, seven states, and in more than 30 overseas countries. They provide food, shelter, clothes, medicine, wheelchairs, and prosthesis and healthcare programs. CMM was founded by Col. Bill Collins and his wife, Erma, in 1988 as a nonprofit, nondenominational, all volunteer minis- try.
Crown teaches biblical principles of finance and money management. It also trains others to teach these principles and provides counseling and assistance to those in need. Its public image is through its radio programs which present biblical truths relating to stewardship, ethics, practical money management, and God’s ability to meet financial needs (25-minute daily program, “Money Matters”, 3 minute program “How to Manage Your Money”, and “A Money Minute”). But it also conducts small group studies, seminars and other programs.
Christian Freedom International (CFI) 215 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 (800) 323-2273 / www.christianfreedom.org
endPoverty.org: Formerly Enterprise Development International 7910 Woodmont Ave, Suite 800, Bethesda, MD 20814 (800) 936-2253 / www.endpoverty.org
CFI works to increase the American perspective and attention on those who suffer persecution for the Christian faith around the world. Its objec- tives are to obtain firsthand evidence of human rights violations and pre- sent that evidence to policymakers in Washington, D.C.’ to mobilize Chris- tians in prayer for the victims of persecution and repression; assess hu- manitarian need and provide such assistance as the organization’s re- sources permit and launch letter writing and petition campaigns on behalf of persecuted Christians.
endPoverty.org: Formerly Enterprise Development International demon- strates God’s love by enabling the poor to free themselves from poverty. They do this by (1) offering business training to low-income persons who have the potential and the desire to become self-supporting; (2) providing small loans to poor entrepreneurs who have viable business ideas but need capital; and (3) serving as mentors to clients through personal and professional encouragement.