- Last Updated on 12:00 AM 02/03/12
- BY Staff
Save them One by One Nicaraguan ministry is making plans for an upcoming trip to Nicaragua in March to mark the ministry’s five-year anniversary in Nicaragua. This July will mark five years of ministry in Nicaragua for ministry founder Jennifer Chappell of Vernon Hill.
“God has equipped Save them One by One to accomplish many tasks within the past five years,” Chappell said.
Since the beginning of this ministry over 1,000 school uniforms and backpacks with school supplies have been delivered to poverty-stricken children, thousands of people have been fed physically and spiritually, and just last year a 40-foot container full of supplies was delivered to the needy people of Nicaragua, Chappell explained.
Save them One by One has grown and now includes not only the school sponsorship program but many other special projects such as an “Equip a Pastor” program, Baskets of Love and the latest, Beads of Love and Photographs of Love.
Each of these projects has been made possible because of generous supporters in Halifax County and surrounding areas, according to Chappell.
“As always, we strive daily to help these precious people, and this year in 2012 our desire is to build a church in a village that currently is without one,” Chappell said.
“The people of this sweet village are currently meeting outside at the pastor’s house. We want to help build a church for this village so they may come together to worship, study his Word and help to grow his kingdom,” she added.
Chappell said the organization has found a pastor who is willing to work and live in the village and desires to start a church, but they need a physical building to accomplish this.
The cost of the church is approximately $8,000.
In addition to raising money to build the church, Chappell is seeking donors to help meet the needs for the upcoming trip including sponsors for approximately 100 additional children.
“Please consider making a difference in the life of a child for a one-time fee of $25. With your $25 you will give a child the required uniform and needed school supplies to attend school,”
Save them One by One has several fundraisers planned for the near future to help accomplish the ministry’s goals, and she hopes the community will join her in being a part of this ministry.
Save them One by One will be having a stew and bake sale on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Farmer’s Food starting at 10 a.m. The stew will be sold for $6 per quart.
Also on Saturday, Feb. 11, and Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 5 p.m.- 11 p.m. the ministry will offer babysitting services for parents to have a night out for Valentine’s Day.
The event will be held at Ash Avenue Baptist Church, 900 Ash Avenue in South Boston. The fee is $20 for the first child and $10 for any additional children. It will include a pizza dinner, crafts, games, a movie and much more entertainment.
Donations may be made to Save them One by One, P.O. Box 102 South Boston, VA 24592.