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What You Made Possible in 2018

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An Incredible Year of Impact

Since assuming the role of President of International Needs USA in June of this year, I often sit at my desk amazed at the impact of our partners around the world. I find myself reflecting on our ministry year and I am filled with an incredible sense of awe and excitement at what you have made possible!

A young lady named Asmita enrolled in the most recent intake of our Nepal Lydia Vocational Training Program. She lost her husband, was destitute and considered taking her own life until she received the invitation to join the Lydia Vocational Training Center. This opportunity granted her a chance for a new start in life.

Accepting the invitation transformed Asmita's life and she now has hope springing forth from her heart. I love how she describes the change, “the Lydia Center where I grew in God gave me healing to my internal wounds deep inside my heart I feel like the Lord has started flourishing my remaining life.”

This is just one story of hundreds that show how you are changing lives and making it possible for people to hear about Jesus Christ.

What an incredible year of impact!

You made it possible for partners around the world to tirelessly serve their communities with indigenous, creative solutions designed to meet real world needs.

Thank you. Your giving made a real difference and I am grateful for you.


Jeff Johnson

Below are a few highlights of what you helped make possible:

  • Gospel Outreach

    • 65,000 young people in Czech Republic interacted with the gospel message through lectures in the public schools
    • 600 Kenyan kids heard about a God who knows them and loves them every Saturday at the Bible Clubs in Kibera
    • 23,000 Vietnamese people heard the message of salvation
    • 41 Nepali community workers witnessed to their neighbors throughout the year, forming relationships and following up with discipleship support
    • 100 Romanian pastors were equipped to share the gospel through conference attendance
    • 3,000 young people in Czech Republic requested and received Bibles
  • Child Sponsorship

    • 141 new children were able to attend school because of child sponsorship
    • 1,895 children in ten countries continued their educational journey during the year
    • 10 partnering countries provided education as one of their key outreaches
  • Economic Empowerment

    • 40 young women attended the five month training course at Lydia Vocational Training Center in Nepal, equipping them with a sustainable vocation so they could return to their village and serve in their local church
    • 200 Syrian and Sudanese refugees took classes at the Vocational Training Center in Egypt
    • 65 young women pursued entrepreneurial training programs at the Center for Empowerment and Enterprise Development (CEED) in Ghana
  • Health and Sanitation

    • Medical teams in Ghana served 2,500 people in five different communities
    • 3,000 people in Ghana have ongoing access to clean water because of new piped water
    • Sponsorship contributed over $53,000 for Christmas Family Food Baksets, making it possible for over 2,000 families to have enough to eat at Christmas
  • Refugees and Relief

    • 20 Venezuelan refugee children pursued their studies at Rose of Sharon school in Colombia
    • 200 Syrian refugee families in Turkey received food, blankets, and a message of hope
    • 200 Filipino families received food and supplies after a devastating typhoon
    • 1,500 street kids in Egypt received backpacks containing critical supplies they need to attend school