Christs Child Care – Fumbisi Progress Reports

FUMBISI, GHANA, WEST AFRICA

Progress Reports as they arrive!

To keep your heart and mind renewed in this vision: 
https://www.christschildcare.org/

DONATIONS to Christ’s Child Care will go toward:
*  three 4-stall ‘dry’ bathrooms for the school @ $5K ea);
*  solar – rooftop or free-standing (approx $10K for starters);
*  water well (two @ $10K each); 
*  two dormitories ($10K ea); 
as well as:
*  the land in Accra, soon bringing the same safety,
    privileges, and security to the endangered, neglected, and
    abused children on its streets.

 

If you are reading this, then you have a benefactor mindset and KNOW the Truth about giving freely  . . . therein lay our confidence in you.

NGO certification info for Christ’s Child Care Foundation

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Progress Report: September, 2022

Here are some pictures from Maria:
       Building in process; building is slow, as donations come in and a few more bricks are made for the walls and floor; a rooster moves in early . . . of course!

Happy schoolkids! In Fumbisi, schoolkids meet up with
Maria and husband Marlon.

Maria writes:  “Just so busy here. Building for the new facility to be used as school, farm house, shelter for my children. This cock already feels very at home there.”

Progress Report: August, 2022

Maria  and her team have been working non-stop to keep up with the needs of the children, as well as their own personal obligations. It continues to be difficult, as their combined income is grossly insufficient, as you’ve read in her reports.  Just trying to feed the children, keep them in safe housing, and clothed far exceeds their finances, making it difficult to pour into the vision of building the dormitory and other necessary supplies to adequately be able to teach and minister. It is definitely a challenge and God has called the right team to carry it out!  More children keep coming, both in Accra and in Fumbisi. Maria has a heart which mirrors Mother Teresa and could never turn one away, often giving up her own meals to ensure all children are fed. 

She has left Accra for now, having secured land and caretakers for the children there as she returns to Fumbisi to continue her plans for housing the children and their schooling.  Donations are gratefully accepted toward the goals of a dormitory, another well, and sanitary bathrooms (dry bio toilets); eventually a clinic and vocational and bible school will be added.  

We ask for your prayers foremost – for we know its power! – and then for monetary assistance to any degree . . . just $10 buys a bag of cement to make bricks! Please keep in mind that every penny is used toward the children and the goals listed above; nothing goes to ‘administrative costs’ as ‘safe housing’ means they are off the streets and in Maria’s house, as well as food and clothing.  (READ Maria’s story in part further down on this page and the full story on AOK – Mission 1 page. )

Maria writes:

“Hello all my loved ones, It has been quite on me because I have been so busy adjusting to my new terrain God has placed us in (back in Fumbisi). I have been here so many times but it is different coming to stay.  God has given me more children to love and tell about His love for them. Thanks to you supporting our call towards all children and the youth. These children have big great plans to be a blessing to the nation of Ghana and the world. They want to become doctors, teachers, nurses, pilots…….Seeing their environment it seems impossible but with God all things are possible.  It’s the parents that need to believe in this precious ones and their destiny. That was the play wrote for them to act to the school. If God would open our eyes for a minute we would be amazed what she had entrusted to us to care for.   Also Fathers are needed. Most of the kids don’t see their Fathers. Marlon ( my husband) has been declared us spiritual grand daddy for the kids. They love it.  Fumbisi kids are also doing wonderful and my street kids my Fumbisi kids are also doing wonderful and my street kids ministry.

News coming up soon on our Lovers 4 Christ ministry. Camping place for children in need. There have been some hurdles to overcome like heavy rains, native festivals, government permits to build. But God who started a great thing will accomplish it. Thanks to Southville Primary School sending books and Yvonne to help.
We ask for prayers: CLC,  my Canadian Bottle Collectors Ministry and all that love us. God is using you to make a difference in lives here in Ghana.   God bless you mightily!”

Progress Report: May 3, 2022

Communication has finally been established with Maria and it feels like a gasp of fresh air! She has been hard at work and now spends most of her time in Accra, where she is establishing a shelter and making plans for a second shelter, with the devoted help of her son, Moses, whom she adopted as a baby from Fumbisi, and her husband of six years, Marlon. She has also been blessed with a large parcel of land and is working with an architect of the same heart and mindset as Christ’s Child Care Foundation.

The slideshow pictures and videos below will help you understand the focused passion with which she utilizes every minute of every day for ‘her children.’  AND, you will see the delight on their little faces as gifts of clean clothing, safe housing, and healthy eating illuminate their lives; you will see how they love to just be near Maria . . .


“Warriors For Christ!” 

Maria reports: “We live in Accra, in a house that belongs to Marlon’s brother. I have four excellent teachers and a pastor taking care of the kids in Fumbisi. I go there as often as possible.”

She writes of her husband and their search for jobs: 

“Although I am married to a very wonderful God-loving man I must do a lot to care for us. Marlon is over 65. Jobs don’t employ at this age. He worked so much all his life but lost it all for what he loves to live for —-The work of God. We are depending fully on God to see us through and I see He is faithful. We are very soon starting to build two shelters. One for street children which I have started caring for already. Warriors for Christ. And the other on the land for my girls. We have two boys living with us already that we care for and another is joining soon. 
I am still praying for a job but it really seems God has so much to do with me that  I am not finding a job. They either tell me I am over-qualified to just teach in a Primary school or they feel they can not afford me. I am even ready to be paid as an unqualified teacher. But if they want it for free I prefer working for my kids. Thanks to you and some few others we are able to get through it and we stay rent free. 
Marlon is all out teaching the youth for Christ and we are seeing souls coming into Christ‘s love. 
Lady Jaye, you are doing a great work and your love and support is doing a lot here. But please don’t overwork. We need you strong and healthy. Even more than your money. It is possible you one day come to Ghana. If it is God’s plan. The children want for lots of hugs. Many don’t get much from their homes. Till then I will keep you updated on what’s going on so that you feel how much you are a part of all this. Please worry me if you need more updates or answers.”

We Need Your Help – will you please donate what you can and watch your gift perform miracles in Maria’s hands?

Progress Report: March, 2022

Read Maria’s update here:
Fumbisi update 29-Mar-22

Progress Report: January 30, 2022

Much base work has been taking place since Maria landed in Accra, Ghana, in November. The day after her flight out of Vienna, air travel to Africa was closed! But God had His way and she was able to continue uninterrupted in her mission. Communication is difficult but she makes the effort when she is able; it will be long periods of silence as she arrives in Fumbisi, the focus of her assignment and passion. She writes this day, January 30, 2022:

“Trip to Fumbisi:
The Chairs and tables are now on the road to Fumbisi. I will be on the road on Tuesday. Please pray for safety as I travel. 750 klm (466 miles) of bad road. The neighboring country Burkina Faso has just entered into a revolution. That might affect Ghana because poverty is rising here. Many are struggling to feed their kids. I am not putting much on Facebook until I leave the children, for their safety.”

Progress Report: November 14, 2021

Maria has landed in Ghana, finally!!  With all factors keeping her from the full-time ministry of this Fumbisi Project put to rest – or at least cajoled – her lifelong dream is in the first days of its progress.

Most important of the factors has been getting the donation process set up as the NGO through PayPal; it is now completed and all donation monies can go directly to the foundation account, providing an immediate receipt for tax purposes. We look forward to your partnership!

More update to come, as Maria catches her breath from travel and makes plans for the next step. Meanwhile, stateside, LadyJaye is pursuing all avenues to secure revenue that will be needed to smoothly move this Fumbisi Project forward and maintain.

If you have other means of assistance and would like to participate in ways other than prayer and finances, please email spiritwinepub@gmail.com.  Please SHARE this project with a long arm . . . thank you!

Maria writes: 

As I look at these pictures of  my children I am filled with joy of Christ’s faithfulness. 18 years ago on my first journey to Fumbisi, the first thing I noticed was the sadness in the eyes of the children. I had come to teach adults but the sadness of the children caught my attention. They did not know what it means to be cared for or to be allowed to play. Children by the age of 3 or 4 years here already working or taking care of younger siblings. They looked ill nourished and had wounds all over. Little by little we cared for them, taught them songs and games. Not only is it my deep belief that Jesus has a special heart for children, but in my studies as an Educator, I studied the Theory of Dr. Maria Montessori who believed that a playing child is a learning child. Playing and making of handcrafts is important for the emotional, social and academical development of a child.

So you can imagine what joy fills me seeing these children play, draw and creating clay crafts. Did not God Himself create out of the ground and said it was good?

Believe with me that these children will become inventors and visionaries. but most of all that they will never forget that they are loved and have a great purpose on earth. The village they come from may be unknown to the world but was always known by Christ. Thank you and God bless you for all your support and prayers.”

Progress Report: July 27, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS go to Maria!! 

Already holding a degree in Architectural Construction Engineering, she just graduated from a London college  with a  Bachelor degree in Education and Social Science! And all that after being told she would not be able to attend college – let alone achieve such lofty goals – because she fought dyslexia.  NEVER say ‘NEVER’ to a woman with a die-hard vision!  Her constant ‘carrot’ leading her on, with the strength of God, was the completion of her project to secure a school building, education, health, and safety for the children of her chieftain father’s village; she has been able to use her education to oversee that goal even as life circumstances played out around her. 

I worked with Maria while in the mission field in Austria and came to know her as not just a wonderful human being but a total WONDER in her living examples and subtle yet profound inspiration. Even as a pompous wordsmith,  I cannot find enough of them to portray the power she wields and the mighty works about to arise from the dust of Fumbisi, Ghana, West Africa . . . just by her God-permeated presence. 

She will most likely be embarrassed at such open praise, but she also knows you all should be made aware of the LIVING REALITY and efforts of this worthy project. JOIN US and share in the joy of each goal’s victory . . . there’s no other feeling like it!  Thank you.
LadyJaye

P.S.  Just as I posted the above update, I received an email from a young man wise beyond his years and whose messages I often delight in. THIS time his timing is perfect, as it confirms my present message about Maria’s perseverance . . . AND just may be perfect timing for you, also.  Enjoy this excerpt and to read the entire article, please check out Michael Tyrrell’s website here.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” – Hebrews 12:1

Hey there, Wholetonians!

One of my all time favorite quotes is “A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.”  It is amazing how often people tell great men and women that what they are doing cannot be done! Believe me, for every great song there are hundreds of mediocre ones; the electric light bulb failed 10,000 times before it lit; every time a record is broken, the previous contenders came up short. Good men quit, great ones never do! (more)

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Progress Report: July 18, 2021

It is a little bit more complicated to get a PayPal donation button authorized for an NGO – non-profit in Europe – but Maria is nearing the finish line for it and then it will be available on both her website and here at Spirit Wine Publications. 

Speaking arrangements are being made; details to accomplish a successful benefit are nearly ready. There are costs for printing, facility rental (at times), and other minor items. We appreciate your help with those expenses and for your SALES on this site. Thank you! 

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Progress Report: July 5, 2021


In process:
1) Speaking engagements are being set up for LadyJaye to bring their needs to the beneficent public; 
2)  Bids are being solicited for both solar and sanitation options, only for Fumbisi at this time: Here is their updated NEEDS list:
*  three 4-stall community ‘dry’ bathrooms @ $5K ea);
*  solar – rooftop or free-standing (approx $10K for starters);
*  water fountain (two @ $10K each); 
*  two dormitories ($10K ea);
as well as,
*  (LATER) the land in Accra, soon bringing the same safety, privileges, and security to the endangered, abused, and neglected children on its streets.

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Progress Report: June 14, 2021

This just in from Maria:  (in 2 pics; click to enlarge)

 

Progress Report: June 6, 2021   

Spirit Wine Publications (SWP) and Christs Child Care (CCC) reunites with invigorated purpose and commitment.  After having to ‘work out their own salvation’ by going their separate ways for a few years, God has reunited these ‘sisters’ with a stronger force at their beckon.   We look forward to embracing as partners all who recognize this venture as divine and commit to aiding in its perpetual fruition. 

How can one deny their help after viewing the children once so desperate for simple daily things and now, after Maria’s diligent efforts, are happily receiving those simple things taken so for granted  elsewhere.  Does that mean it is over and financial assistance can STOP!?  Absolutely not . . . the struggle is paramount and ongoing!  Now that you have seen the power wielded by our dedicated Maria and her assistants, it should inspire to give MORE and continually, for the work that can continue to be accomplished moving forward in her work. (Renew yourself with her vision.)

If you are reading this, then you have a benefactor mindset and KNOW the Truth about giving freely  . . . therein lay our confidence in you. 



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