Help Rescue 4,000 Orphans
WE NEED YOUR HELP to rescue 4,000 orphans in 4,000 hours! DONATE NOW!
King’s Ransom Foundation, Dani Johnson, Kevin McCullough, Stephen Baldwin, Steven Deace and Food for Orphans are on a mission to feed 4,000 orphans. In 2012 they fed 2012 orphans and now they have a new challenge to more than double that! Will you accept the challenge to make a difference and feed an Orphan?
There is 147 million orphans worldwide and 44,000 new orphans everyday. Every 90 seconds another orphan starves to death, sixty million orphans go to bed hungry every night and every two seconds another child becomes an orphan. WE CAN NOT IGNORE these precious children. You could feed a child for a whole year for $92.00!
Food for Orphans provides assistance and food to orphans that truly need help. Their food programs are in mostly poor third-world countries and their goal is to make sure that every orphan receives at least one nutritious meal per day.
Right now Food for Orphans has requests from over 700 orphan projects around the world. These requests represent over 70,000 orphans that have lost a father, mother or both or have been abandoned. We must help and do whatever it takes to help them survive!
King’s Ransom Foundation continues to appreciate you and your desire to really make a difference in the life of another. We never underestimate the power of ONE, and TOGETHER we can make a difference and help feed these children. LET’S DO THIS!!!
Belize Operation Move-In
DONATE NOW to help finish The King’s Children’s NEW Home in Belize!
King’s Ransom Foundation, Dani Johnson, and many of our faithful donors are raising funds to help complete the new King’s Children’s Home in Belize. Currently there are 78 beautiful children that are being loved and cared for.
Leonie Gillham, the founder & director of the King’s Children’s Home, tells us that she is so grateful for everyone’s contributions and hope to be in the new home by Christmas.
What You Can Do To Help!
Currently, the home is 98% finished. All the floors in all four buildings are tiled, bathrooms are almost finished, all the ceilings are done in the rooms except the corridor in building B & C, the steps and railing are being worked on, cabinets for the kitchen are being worked on, all exterior doors have been delivered and all the windows are in place. The home still needs toilets, basins, tubs, light fixtures, fans for all the buildings, vanities for the bathrooms, and the walls painted which will be done after all the buildings are furnished.
King’s Ransom Foundation is continuing its efforts to move the children into their new home and is still receiving donations. We appreciate your willingness to help and to uphold the cause of the orphan. We are so grateful for all your prayers and donations that have helped make this possible for Leonie and her children. THANK YOU!
The Vision of the King’s Children Home
In the beginning The King’s Children’s Home had a vision for their new home… that the children would have a better place to live, where only two children shared a bedroom instead of seventeen, where four children would share a bathroom instead of twenty, and there is room for things like a sewing room and a better computer facility where the children could do their homework; where there is room in the dining room for everyone to eat together as a family and not get in each other’s way, and where basics are provided such as a sustainable water supply.
The children need to be running and playing so they have room to grow and develop their bodies as well as their minds. Where they can learn farming skills, such as how to plant a garden and grow an orchard, so that they can have the joy of watching the plants grow and care for them. Where they can better sustain the home while teaching the children to raise their own chickens, make their own honey, and milk their own cows. And finally, the new home would allow the children to grow with more space which would help the children to be able to get along better with each other.
The vision of a new home would allow The King’s Children’s Home to expand slightly, from a facility that can barely handle 50 children to a multi-purpose facility that would comfortably fit 78 children, while allowing them to have many different ways to learn, play, and to exercise, with sufficient staff to oversee the facility that focuses on love, safety, and a place the children know as their home.
Today this vision has come to life and is
NOW A REALITY!
Rescuing Sex Trade Victims
Human Trafficking = Slavery
Help us raise 300k to rescue 200 girls from being Sold for Sex! DONATE NOW!
Imagine if a child you love was suddenly ripped from your arms and was raped for the exchange of a few dollars. What would you do? How far would you go to rescue them? What dollar amount would you say was worth their freedom?
Sex trafficking is a 32 Billion Dollar Annual Industry Worldwide. Every minute 2 children are sold into slavery, that’s 1.2 million every year! When you hear a number like that, what jumps into your head? Anger – Denial – Overwhelmed by the magnitude? How can we stop this horrific crime?
For $1,500.00 you can help rescue a girl today! $1,500.00 rescues the sexually exploited and enslaved, restores the abused, protects the vulnerable, empowers the poor and is a voice for those that can’t speak up for themselves.
Together, let’s make a decision to do this! That’s why Elyssa Williams and Race to Freedom, a group of extraordinary individuals – have decided to get out of their comfort zones and off their couches and run in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon of San Antonio November 17, 2013. If you want to participate in the race, go to: www.racetofreedom.org and register to run or walk for this event.
You don’t have to run to participate, partner with Dani Johnson and King’s Ransom Foundation to rescue 200 girls by donating to help free these innocent children.
Bringing Restoration to Devastation
A devastating Tornado hit Oklahoma, Monday, May 20, 2013 carving a trail through the area, two miles wide and 17 miles long, bringing death and destruction to many. Hardest hit was Moore, Oklahoma – a suburban town of about 56,000.
Once again King’s Ransom Foundation and Somebody Cares America are teaming up to bring help in time of need. Basic supplies, food, water, clothing, shelter, and comfort are already on the ground providing relief.
A word from Doug at Somebody Cares America - “The damage left by the F4 tornado that swept through Oklahoma is unimaginable. The debris field continues as far as the eye can see. And everywhere survivors are trying to salvage what they can, grieve what they lost, and just make it through the day.
Since tornadoes started hitting the Midwest a few days ago, the on-going prayer needs have been constant. Even now, tornadoes are still threatening the area. In the midst, Somebody Cares is seeing God’s hand moving through the Net that Works!
Hot meals are being served to first responders and tornado survivors, Truckloads of water, ice, food & more are en-route, Trauma counselors are assessing the needs, Medical teams are on stand-by, Beds and food are available, and Teddy bears for terrified children are on the way.
We are telling churches and families on the ground that we are in it for the long-haul. As one pastor in Moore said, “this is an opportunity for the Church to rise up”.
Will you join us in showing him and others we ARE rising up to support the many churches and families of Oklahoma and Texas?
The first 72 hours of response are critical. That is why we are mobilizing help urgently now! Please Join Us!
100% of your donation will go directly to help these victims. DONATE NOW!
Race To Freedom
Human Trafficking = Slavery
Help us Raise Funds and Awareness to STOP Children being Sold for Sex?
Imagine if a child you love was suddenly ripped from your life and was raped for the exchange of a few dollars. What would you do? How far would you go to rescue them? What dollar amount would you say was worth their freedom? A hundred, a thousand, ten million?
Sex trafficking is a 32 Billion Dollar Annual Industry Worldwide. When you hear a number like that, what jumps into your head? Anger – Denial – Overwhelmed by the magnitude? How can we stop this horrific crime? How do we possibly make a dent when over 1.2 million children are trafficked every year?
It starts with a decision; a decision to do something, to make a difference. That’s why Race to Freedom -– a group of “ordinary” individuals – have decided to get out of their comfort zones and off their couches and run in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon of San Antonio while partnering with King’s Ransom Foundation to free innocent children. They may be an “ordinary,” group of people, but they are also extraordinary because they have risen to the mandate to raise awareness of the prevalence of this crime and do something to stop it. They refuse to ignore the shrieks of innocent children. They are running to free them, so that these precious kids can race to FREEDOM.
It’s time to free these kids! Race to Freedom and King’s Ransom Foundation invite you to take your stand. You matter! DONATE NOW!
P.S. If you want to participate in the race, go to: www.racetofreedom.org and register to run or walk for this event.
Clean Water for Children in Haiti
Help us provide clean drinking water for children in Haiti today - Tomorrow may be too late!
King’s Ransom Foundation is teaming up with Dani Johnson , DoMuchGood.com and Food for the Poor to bring clean water to the children of Haiti.
Haiti is one of the poorest nations in the western hemisphere and daily has to deal with issues of poverty and water scarcity. Waterborne illnesses, such as typhoid and cholera are the main causes of half the deaths in this country every year. Even higher in infants and children drinking this contaminated water. One child in every 8 is now dies before the age of 5.
Our goal is 3 new water purification systems for three of the most remote towns in Haiti. These systems will pump in excess of 10,000 gallons of crystal clean water a day.
King’s Ransom has helped the people of Haiti since 2010 when they were hit with a horrific Earthquake, and we are not stopping now!
To help bring the children of Haiti safe drinking water we have posted a $25,000.00 Match!
Dollar for dollar your contribution will be matched up to 25k.
So…what are you waiting for…..Let’s do this!
Together we can save the life of a child that is dying from sewage tainted drinking water!
Belize – 100K Match
King’s Children’s’ Home: Belize 100 K Match
You see her abandoned and all alone. You see her clothes dirty, neglected, this young girl, attempting to survive life–without any help whatsoever.
Before you saw her there you had no idea what she suffers, experiences, or needs.
But without protection of a home, what awaits this young girl is a life of pain, abuse, starvation, and neglect.
The King’s Children’s Home in Belize not only knows her needs, but will do all they can to point her to the arms who love her most!
The King’s Children’s Home in Belize was founded by Leonie Gilham, a survivor of abuse, pain, and neglect–but now she gives her life for the hundreds of children she can rescue.
The King’s Children’s Home in Belize needs a roof..and King’s Ransom Foundation is committed to giving shelter to these children in need.
An anonymous donor has posted a $100,000.00 pledge for us to match.
Every dollar you give will go directly to sheltering these lost and vulnerable children–literally giving then a roof over their head.
Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Match
King’s Ransom Foundation is working with Somebody Cares America bringing relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy was horrific and we are going to partner with Somebody Cares America and help the victims of this disaster by bringing food, water, clothing, medical supplies and spiritual care.
100% of your generous donation will be matched dollar for dollar.
To Donate click here:
Listen to Dani Johnson’s most recent Radio show discussing everyone teaming up to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Belize Building Project
Raise the Roof! is a new fundraiser for King’s Children Home. They are trying to raise money to finish the roof on the new buildings. Construction started in 2011 and still continues today. King’s Ransom would like your help to get this new home built. Below is a picture of their current home. KCH is currently housing over 70 children in two different homes. Let’s help raise the roof and get these children in their new home.
Belize Update – September 2011
King’s Ransom Foundation, DaniJohnson.com and many of our clients have supported The King’s Children Home in Belize- Building Project with over $300,000.00 in donations this year alone. This past June a group of volunteers went down to Belize and donated their time to help lay bricks for the new orphanage.
The King’s Children Home (KCH) is a private, non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping and providing residential care for children in difficult circumstances regardless of their social status, culture, race or religious belief.
They currently have 42 children and sadly turns many away weekly because their current orphanage is too small. Their new home plans to help over 100 orphans.
Belize Building Update- Nov 2011
Here is a picture of the buildings being tied together with Rebar.
Rebar adds strength to the structure as a whole preventing heavy rains, strong winds or weak areas that would allow the walls to crumble.
Next Phases of Building are:
- Sewer System
- Court yard
- Windows and Doors
- Ceiling and Tiling
Updates – Heavens’ Family
Third visit to Blantyre, Malawi
Departing Monday, February 27
Returning Sunday, March 4
On Monday I will depart for Malawi, Africa. The purposes of this visit: Deliver four Hays Chlorine Generators and ten Sawyer filters, teach a leadership seminar in God’s Word, distribute $1,000 worth of food supplies to poor believers, collect photographs of local orphans, and follow up on our safe water projects.
Your prayer support is greatly needed and appreciated!
Thank you! God bless!
Food for Orphans Radio Campaign
In addition to our own work, King’s Ransom Foundation is combining its efforts with Food for Orphans to help feed orphans around the world.
Food for Orphans is currently working with orphans in South America, Africa, Central America, Asia, the Caribbean, and the USA. New countries and projects are being evaluated on a regular basis and with your help, more orphans will be fed.
Proper nutrition improves the orphans’ immune system, helps them fight off disease, helps them focus in school, and eases the ache in their belly.
Your donation will provide proper nutrition and save the life of an orphan.
Today marks the first anniversary of the Haitian Earthquake. The government of Haiti has declared it a “Day of Mourning” and throughout the world Haitians will take a moment of silence to remember those 400,000 plus who died on that horrible day.
It was only this past Friday that across from the destroyed National Palace and next to the Plaza Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn) that they found and removed three more bodies from the rubble of a destroyed home. When I commented how sad that was, someone responded that there are more than 1,000 homes where you would find at least one if not ten bodies within. Sad realities but true!
Over the past twelve months it has been reported that billions of dollars have been spent in Haiti. Whether the total is accurate or not, it seems like only a Band-Aid has been applied on a huge wound. Over a million people are still living in inhumane conditions. Through the various tent cities, there are numerous reports of violence, rape and abuse of every kind that are taking place. Several thousands have died through the cholera outbreak, several dozen have died as a result of the election and everyone is asking what else that could possibly happen to our beloved country?
The outlook for Haiti may not look too bright these days but we cannot and will not lose heart. We will continue to reach out to those in need. To the less fortunate we will provide each and every one the hope that can only be found through our Savior.
Please, take some time to ray for the families that are still suffering and pray that God would continue to raise up servants that will really focus on the needs of those that are suffering. Thanks for helping us make a difference in the lives of so many in the past year.
In HIS grace, Caleb
Belize Blessing Trip Travel Info
Belize Blessing – December 19-25, 2010
Where: The King’s Children Home in Belmopan, Belize
http://www.kingschildrenhome.org go online and fill out your volunteer application.
Who: You are responsible for all your own travel arrangements.
How: Fly into Belize City
Belmopan is 52 miles from Belize City
Car rentals or Bus service.
Car rentals are located just outside the International Airport Terminal and other locations around Belize City. By Car — From Belize City, take Cemetery Road to the Western Highway. At Mile 50 you’ll see the well-marked turnoff for the Hummingbird Highway and Belmopan. Turn left here and follow signs to Belmopan, about 3.2km (2 miles) beyond the turnoff. It should take about 1 hour to drive from Belize City to Belmopan.
Bus info online. By Bus — Belmopan has very frequent bus service from Belize City. Nearly all buses heading west and south from Belize City stop in Belmopan. Buses to Belmopan leave roughly every half-hour from the main bus station on West Collet Canal Street between 5am and 7pm. Return buses to Belize City leave the main bus station in Belmopan about every half-hour between 5am and 7pm. The fare each way is BZ$6 (US$3/£1.60). The trip takes 1 1/2 hours. From Belmopan, there are also frequent onward connections to Dangriga, Placencia, Punta Gorda, and other points south, as well as to San Ignacio, Benque Viejo, and the Guatemalan border.
Bullfrog Inn – www.bullfroginn.com
Banana Bank Lodge – www.bananabank.com
Super Palm Resort – www.superpalmresort.com
The Basics if you are traveling in Belize
Time: Local time is GMT -6.
Electricity: Electrical current is 110/220 volts, 60Hz. Flat blades with round grounding pin or rectangular blade plugs are used. Most of the electricity is provided by Diesel/Generator Sets.
Language: English is the official language and the one most commonly spoken, but you will hear Creole, Spanish, Garifuna and Mayan as well.
Travel Health: There have been reports of confirmed human cases of Swine Flu in Mexico, which shares a border with Belize. No vaccinations are required for entry to Belize. Travelers arriving from a yellow-fever infected area require a vaccination certificate. Cases of dengue fever have occurred, and seem to be on the increase, so insect repellent is strongly advised. Malaria prevention is recommended for those travelling outside Belize City. Potable water is available in most areas of Belize but it is advisable, if in doubt, to drink bottled or boiled water. Medical facilities are poor in the city and almost non-existent elsewhere. Cases of severe illness or injury usually require expensive medical evacuation. Adequate medical insurance is therefore vital. For divers there is a hyperbaric chamber at Ambergris Caye.
Tipping: Tipping in Belize is voluntary but as in any country, good services should be rewarded with a 10% tip. Upscale hotels and resorts may add a 10% service charge to guests’ bills and this usually goes to the porter and maid who assisted you. Tour guides should be tipped a few extra dollars for their effort and taxi drivers should be tipped only if they help carry your bags or take you on a guided tour.
Safety Information: Although most visits to Belize are trouble-free, there have been incidents of tourists falling victim to violent crime. Muggings have been reported in San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Placencia and in parts of Belize City. Visitors should take sensible precautions to minimize the risks. These would include not wearing expensive jeweler, keeping valuables out of sight, staying in groups, avoiding dark alleys and not walking alone on the beach at night. It is also advisable to use qualified guides for exploratory trips off the beaten track. The country is prone to hurricanes between June and November; on 21 August 2007 Hurricane Dean caused severe damage to the northern Belize coast, particularly the regions of Corozal and OrangeWalk.
British nationals can visit Belize for up to 30 days without needing a visa. Ensure that your passport is stamped on entry as the lack of proof of entry can result in either a fine and/or imprisonment. Visitors can obtain an extension to their visas for 30 days at any Immigration office countrywide. The fee is BZD$60 for each extension.
Your passport should have at least six months’ validity before travelling to Belize.
Travelling with children
Single parents or other adults travelling alone with children should be aware that it is required to provide documentary evidence of parental responsibility before being allowed to enter the country and, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country.
The departure tax is US$35 which can be paid only in US dollars or with a credit/ debit card. There is a bank located inside the airport where travelers can convert Belize dollars to US dollars to a maximum of BZD$1000. Larger amounts will require a day in advance notice. Passengers will need to provide the teller with passport and boarding pass.
What is the unit of currency in Belize? The Belize Dollar. One U.S. dollar equals two Belize dollars. For several decades now the Belize Dollar has been tied to the U.S. dollar at an official rate of two Belize Dollars to one US dollar. However, increased borrowing by government has led to growing pressure on this official exchange peg. A lively parallel market usually gives BZ$2.05 for U.S.1.00 Dollar. US dollars are gladly accepted throughout Belize. Thus visitors with US dollars do not need to worry about changing their money into Belize dollars – it doesn’t make much sense.
Belize Dollars are generally worthless outside Belize and the few places that might change them, for example a foreign exchange abroad will offer little for it. Belize dollars are readily accepted in the towns immediately across the borders of Belize, at Melchor de Mencos in Guatemala and at border of Chetumal in Mexico. Strangely, the Belize Dollar is not accepted at the Corozal Free Zone inside Belize at the Northern Border. Only Mexican Pesos and the U.S. dollar are negotiable there.
Alert For Travelers to Belize – Declare Funds on Entry To Belize
Belize Law allows travelers entering Belize to bring with them a MAXIMUM of U.S. $5,000. be it in cash, checks or negotiable instruments. This limit is per adult individual. You MUST declare the total sum of money on your disembarkation card before presenting to the Belize Customs Authority at all air, sea or land entries. Be Careful: Visitors entering Belize must make a customs declaration of any currency or financial instruments exceeding a total value of $5,000 U.S. dollars.
The current United Democratic Party government is severely strapped for cash to the point that some travel writers are classifying Belize as the equivalent of small town speed traps in the U.S.A. Violation of the the above mentioned restrictions can lead to fines of TRIPLE the amount of undeclared funds that you bring in. This information you will not easily find on Belize Government or Belize Tourism Board websites but we include it here for your protection.
Help the Victims of the Tornado in Alabama.
King’s Ransom Foundation has someone to match up to $10,00.00! WOW!
Together we can send $20,000.00 to those in desperate need in Alabama.
Walk Steve Walk
November 4, 2010
Only a few miles left of my walk down Highway 89 from Salt Lake City to St. George. I found myself feeling introspective today as I came closer to St. George and the end of my journey. Have I met my goals? Have I made a difference? So many things I could have done differently, better, more.
What about the people I have encountered? I have been surprised and even amazed at what some people have done to help – donations of time as well as money, goods, services. Significant sacrifices. While other’s just didn’t seem to get it. Perhaps that is my fault. Some people seem to have been greatly affected by even the idea of what I have been doing. While others could only respond with, “good luck with that.”
I have learned some things about myself; or perhaps re-learned. Part of this was brought on by a realization that I needed to do more; to be more. Some years ago I saw a movie that had a great impact on me – Disney’s The Kid. I was drawn in by Bruce Willis’ character, Russ Duritz as he tried to explain his life to his 8-year old self. Young Rusty takes it all in, then neatly summarizes Duritz’s life, “So, I’m forty, I’m not married, I don’t fly jets, and I don’t have a dog? I grow up to be a loser.” I knew 8-year Steve would have felt the same way. The weight of that burden plagued me.
I remember dreams I had as a kid. What would I say to my 8-year old self? Who was I now? What had I become? Today I feel I have a better answer for little Steve.
October 25, 2010
Started today in the rain. About three miles out I heard some gun shots. I thought it was strange to have someone shooting at deer so close to the highway. Soon I saw two hunters appear from out of the bushes dragging a coyote behind them. They threw it in the back of their pickup, waved, and drove off. I walked four miles in the rain, bringing me into Glendale where the trailer is parked. I had a class to teach so I stopped to go to work. Later, I walked another 5 miles, until dark, taking me through Orderville and a bit beyond. I thought I heard elk bugling in the valley, but it may have just been hunters – though I don’t think the elk hunt is on.
October 14, 2010
There is a walking /bike path that runs from Elsinore, through Joseph and Sevier and on to Big Rock Candy Mountain. It keeps me off the road. It was mostly a quiet day, except for the few territorial dogs I encountered along the way.
I have been seeing little butterflies on the road, about the color of my shirt. I thought they had died and somehow were just stuck there. Today I stopped long enough to bump one with my crutch – it started walking away. I couldn’t get it to fly but it clearly wasn’t dead. At another point along the path, I stopped to take a call. I soon noticed a few quail coming out of the brush beside the path just a few feet from where I stood. They started to walk away from me and I watched as I talked and was amazed that the longer I stood there, the more quail came out the brush. I couldn’t see them until they crawled out, but there must have been about 20 of them. They were startled at first, but when I didn’t move, some of them came back to peck at the seeds on the brush they had been hiding in.Near Sevier, where the stream ran along by the path, I found what must have been a child’s paradise. There was a large upside down tub set under a tree with a rope hanging down from a branch so that a kid could run off the top of the tub and swing out over the stream. There were also several tree houses built in the large trees growing beside the stream. I could imagine a kid spending endless summer hours playing here.Just outside of Sevier, I saw a family up ahead waiting for me. Brock and Jami Bingham had seen some old friends on my blog, the Jarvis’s, who had walked with me in Gunnison. They decided to bring their children and come out and meet me as well. Each of the kids had their own money to give. I wonder if Kevin knows how many people out there are watching and trying to help. The Binghams walked with me for a short distance, asked questions, posed for a picture and wrote a check to donate to the kids. They were a sweet family and great company.
When I finally reached the end of my walk today at the trailhead where the path leaves the road and runs up to Big Rock Candy Mountain, I ran into the Curtis’s from Salt Lake. They had come to ride bikes along the path. When I told them about my walk they were surprised I had come so far and promised to make a donation when they got back. I am so grateful for people who reach out to help; kids who give up their allowance, or as with the Bingham’s today, even their birthday money, people who dig everything out of their pockets or wallets to give what they can, business owners like Steve of Steve’s Steakhouse in Richfield, who gave us dinner tonight. They all make this possible. Thank you all. And bless you all.
September 22, 2010
Follow Steve on his blog.
September 16, 2010
Steve of Walk Steve Walk is on Day 5 of his 365 mile journey to raise money and awareness for kids in need of prosthetic limbs
The message Steve Wahlquist wants to send by way of the walk across
Utah is: “Kids are naturally born with hope. We want to help them
… “Most of our limitations are self-made,” he said. “Having limb
loss makes life difficult, but not impossible.”
King’s Ransom Foundation is sponsoring Walk Steve Walk.com. September 10, 2010
18,000 kids lose limbs every year and thousands are not receiving the help they need. Steve is doing something about this! He is walking 365 miles on crutches (he has one leg) for 7 weeks to raise money and awareness. Want to help?
Kidsico Orphanage – Kenya
Your support has enabled Pastor Tom to buy a one acre of land, of which 1/2 of it we have planted beans and some groundnuts and part of it some Napier grass for our dairy cow and the remaining being the playing ground for the kids
King’s Ransom Foundation has donated $162,026.37 to Haiti.
Hosean International Ministries
It has been six weeks since the first earthquake and I just can’t believe that the Lord would have used us to accomplish so much. So many needs have been met and so many needs still exist everywhere we look. To date:
* 850 tents have been distributed
* 200,000 lbs. of rice have been distributed
* More than 800 people have been evacuated out of Port au Prince
* 500 new students have been admitted to our school
* From January 17th until February 28th, 200 meals have been served daily to the Pignon Hospital patients and their family members and to the staff.
* 386 people are now staying at our camp facilities
Through Rotary International, district 7020, more than 130 flights (cessnas, small jets) and DC-3’s have brought food and medical supplies estimated to value more than $8.2 million US dollars.
Hospitals in Cap Haitien, Saint Marc, Port au Prince, Jacmel, Cayes, Port de Paix, Pignon and Saint Raphael have received medical supplies and medicine. As I was delivering some supplies to two health care centers and hospitals in Port au Prince recently, the medical directors both just looked at me and said, “We are good for supplies now for two months with what you brought. How did you know exactly what we needed?” The answer was obvious to me, it is the Lord! I have received so many calls from people from all over the country to say thanks for the assistance that has been provided. We are so grateful that the Lord could use us to touch so many lives. So many of you have helped us continue to make a difference. You have been determined to help us touch as many lives as possible. I can’t wait for the day when we meet our Savior! I believe in that we will hear words similar to what songwriter Ray Boltz wrote: “Thank you for giving to the Lord! I am a life that was changed.”
IN HIM, Caleb Lucien
“We’ve been using the Sawyer Point One filter with our Haiti Water Relief teams. Of the 31 people who’ve worked in the earthquake relief and used the Point One filter….none have gotten sick.” Bob Browning, EDGE OUTREACH
I was so burdened for many years in my mission work when I saw the horrible water sources people were using overseas. I tried drilling bore holes (wells), but they were so expensive (nearly $10,000 each), and we were not guaranteed that the water would even be safe water once we made this investment. I also tried using chemicals to make the drinking water safer, but that was impractical, for they would need a regular supply they could not afford. In July 2007, after such a visit to Kenya, I came home determined to find a better solution. After researching I discovered the biosand filter and immediately began to implement biosand filter projects.
I recently discovered the Sawyer filter, too, so I am now using both technologies to provide safe drinking water to poor folks in Kenya, Rwanda, India, Peru, Pakistan, and D.R. Congo—Over 300 Sawyer filters, in 12 different projects in 18 months! Additionally, we have sent hundreds of filters to Haiti to provide clean water to the earthquake victims.
The simplicity (no work involved) and effectiveness as compared to the biosand filter makes the Sawyer filter more attractive to use for our safe water projects.
Everywhere we have used the Sawyer filter, we are getting very good results concerning the improved health of the people using them. The simplicity, safe water results, easy operation, and low maintenance of the Sawyer filter are tremendous benefits of this technology.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and faith.
King’s Ransom Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity.
King’s Ransom’s pledge to you is that 100% of your donation will go to provide DIRECT Relief to helping the people of Haiti with water, food, clothing, medical care and supplies.
All donations are tax deductible.
“I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me.”
- Matthew 25:35
Update On Belize in December
November 18 2010
Dani’s Post on Face Book
A company promised last year to bring a ‘special Christmas’ to some orphans & simply just didn’t show up. This Year a group of people, some in business some not, are coming together to rectify what happened to these poor children. Kings Ransom Foundation, the only foundation we give to (they give 100% of the money to… the kids instead of to expenses), has received a donor who will match $ for $ up to $25,000. Which means if we do our part $50,000 will go to these kids. The orphanage is in the process of building a new facility that will fit 100 kids bc they turn down kids often for they have no room for them. Let’s use our influence wisely right now & come together to spur others on to help. Rather than buying things for people who don’t need more STUFF, lets give to Kings Ransom Foundation who will purchase clothing, food, supplies & gifts for these kids on YOUR behalf. If you are tired of just giving and want to do more, than it’s TIME for you to do what it takes to come down to Belize with us to deliver all of this to them personally. Your LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!!! So, I challenge you, Spur others on to give so that their donation will be doubled &/or come to meet these gorgeous kids yourself with us while we spend several days loving on them and equipping them to succeed. Whichever you decide is fine with us. NOW GO!!!!
November 8, 2010
Deadline is approaching to send packages if you still want to be a part of the blessing the children in Belize this Christmas.
Please allow 5-6 weeks for delivery and customs for your packages to the Orphanage.
Contact King’s Ransom Foundation for details. 866-590-3499
The King’s Children Home houses 40-50 young children and teens. Needed items included children’s clothing for boys and girls (casual and church/dressy), underwear, socks, toys, books, sheets, towels, washcloths, shampoo, children’s Tylenol, children’s Motrin, asprin, children’s decongestants and antihistamines, band-aids, and other personal hygiene items. The home also needs school supplies such as school bookbags, pens, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, pencil sharpeners, rulers, crayons, colored pencils, colored markers, geometry sets and other items. Contact the orphanage for more information and details. Contact: Leonie Hererra-Gillham, The King’s Children’s Home, 38/40 Unity Boulevard, P.O. Box 144, Belmopan, Belize.
October 8, 2010
Blessing The King’s Children Home Orphanage in Belize this December 20th- Dec 25th.
This is not a King’s Ransom Foundation or Danijohnson.com Event, but a joint effort
to bless the children at The King’s Children Home Orphanage.
The Johnson family will be going to Belize this December 20-25, 2010.
If you are planning on joining Dani and Hans in Belize;
1) There will be joint activities planned and we will keep you posted on the details as they are confirmed.
2) Volunteer’s must contact The King’s Children Home directly and fill out a Volunteer Form.
3) Every one is responsible for their own travel arrangements, lodging, food, etc.
If would like to adopt a child please contact King’s Ransom Foundation for details: 866-590-3499.
We can help you with the names and needs of each child. You will be responsible to contact the orphanage for delivery instructions.
The King’s Children Home
38/40 Unity Blvd
Be a Blessing to The King’s Children Home Orphanage in Belize this December.
Join us and change the life of a child:
1) Adopt a child this December and send a special gift, toy, and clothing, card of encouragement or whatever you like.
2) Send a Financial Blessing for the Building Project for the new Orphanage
3) Volunteer your time and consider a trip to Belize.
The King’s Children Home is outgrowing their space; in fact often they turn orphans away due to lack of room in their current Orphanage.
In response to this great need, they are building a new Orphanage that will care for and support 100 orphans in Belize.
This new home is due to be built next year. Currently they are finishing up the new Volunteer home but need help putting in roads to accommodate future helpers.
Last Christmas the children had no presents. Someone had promised to sponsor gifts, but the gifts never arrived, leaving the children empty handed.
Many of you have expressed a desire to help support King’s Children Home. In fact many of you have already given your financial support. THANK YOU!
For more information please contact King’s Ransom Foundation at 866-590-3499 or email; email@example.com
King’s Ransom Foundation has a mission to save and change lives. We are dedicated to feeding the hungry, providing safe water, funding orphanages and safe houses and so much more.
From Debbie Lucien…
As a western trained health care professional, names like typhoid and cholera send chills down my spine. I was in the states as the current epidemic was worsening. I wondered how we would find life and living when we returned home before Christmas. I needn’t have worried tho’ because as usual God’s grace and the resilience of the Haitian people continue to astound me.
While cholera is terrifying simply in it’s speed of destroying lives, it can be dealt with so easily. One of the first things most of us who live here did was spend quite a bit of time and resources educating people. I learned long ago that the cooks here skilled at preparing safe food. They could take a piece of fresh meat from the market, “wash” it with lemons (acetic acid) and thoroughly cook into a yummy, edible dish. Those that tend to get sick (often foreigners) , are those who fail to use these methods. Trust me, folks, our cooks know what they are doing!
But with cholera know endemic in our area, the main difference is needing to treat quickly. Normally, if someone gets sick in our neighborhood, they’ll just stay home and groan for a few days suffering through fevers, etc. With Typhoid and malaria, this was okay. But cholera’s severe dehydration can kill in hours. My nephew, a newly graduated physician in the Dominican Republic, has reported to me that there have been quite a few cases there, but very few deaths because of people seeking treatment quickly. The 4,,000 plus deaths we’ve had in Haiti are largely due to people not responding quickly enough. The terrible tragedy to me is that the treatment is available to most people in their own pantries. Oral re-hydration solutions can be made with sugar, salt, and clean drinking water. If someone would just start drinking as soon as they have symptoms, they would in all likelihood survive. In severe cases, only one dose of Doxycycline should be sufficient. If all this is true, why the panic? Because old reflexes die hard, at least in this old registered nurse.
So besides spreading the word about how easily this is treated, we are practicing prevention with visible measures as well. For example, all of our students have been taught the importance of hand washing. The little ones can chant rhymes and songs of the needs to wash hands.. On our school campus, we have well water (thanks to Rotary International) which our guards carry to the classrooms. The younger students are helped to wash their hands before eating, etc. so it’s a constant reinforcement of how to stay healthy.
Overall, life has changed very little up here in the north central plateau. Occasionally I’ll see a cot being carried by some men (our version of an ambulance) to the cholera treatment center in our community that is being run by Doctors Without Borders. But the good news for us is that most of these cases are coming from outlying areas and very few cases from within the community. We are so grateful that the education seems to have had an impact.
One reason I think all this is on my mind now is that I know some folks are considering coming to help out in Haiti this coming year, but this cholera stuff is just too scarey. Trust me, I can understand the trepidation, but this is our reality. I have learned long ago after raising my children here, that God has ALWAYS provided what we needed, often in very unexpected ways. Ten years ago I broke two bones in my right hand in a freak accident. After it was diagnosed via Xray at our local hospital, there just “happened” to be an American surgeon and Occupational Therapist specializing in hands visiting that week who could ensure my hand was set properly. I think it was just God’s way to reassure me. Over and over, I’ve seen things like this, until I realized I really could trust God to provide what we needed when we needed it.
Anyway, I’m not going to mislead people and say there’s no risk of anything here in Haiti. But I’ve learned that living in a time of Cholera is just the same as any other time, proceeding one day at a time, being cautious (rather than shaking hands, everyone now “hand bumps”), and trusting in God’s provisions.
Food for Orphans
King’s Ransom Foundation is eager to join forces with Food for Orphans Campaign aiming to feed 2012 orphans in 2012. We never underestimate the power of One and together we can make a difference and help feed the children. Let’s do this!