Peace family, Brian Christopher and I (Kat) had a great time at the S.H.I.P. fundraiser lunch, and I want to tell you a little bit about what this amazing local ministry is doing!
They’ve been around for ten years, focusing their service in El Salvador, but they also serve as a ministry here in town. Abroad, they do building projects, take care of orphans, help kids get an education, and help single or abused moms to support themselves in an area that is heavy with gangs, all while sharing Christ’s love and message. Here in town, they serve local families in emergencies through services such as rebuilding homes or donating mattresses, and they manage a resale shop on 2905 Cavitt in Bryan to raise money.
Have you ever had the chance to serve overseas? If not, there are several opportunities to get involved coming up this summer, and it doesn’t matter whether you are in college, in a family, or a single.
If you don’t feel like traveling is an option for you right now, your finances can make a big difference, too. According to the pamphlets they gave us, $25 a month gives a child books, a backpack, uniform and shoes in El Salvador, while larger gifts like $250 a month tend the coffee trees that they grow in order to help sustain the community, or even feed all the children in the orphanage for a week. Of course, the local SHIP shop will also take donations, or you can shop there to make a difference, too. They are also always looking for prayer warriors who can pray for their team and all that they are doing!
If anything here has spurred your heart and you’d like to get more information, visit their website at http://shipinternational.org.