ONGOING PROJECT

CHILDREN'S HOMES

 
 

We have four children's home throughout Asia - 

The overseers of these children's homes are national pastors who have been burdened for the cause of Christ amongst orphaned children in their nation. Each of these homes are fully managed, planned, and dreamed up by the local people. We, as an organization, simply have the honor of partnering to bring awareness, sponsor the efforts, help to build and develop, and to visit frequently as family

We call our homes "children's homes" rather than orphan homes because we wholeheartedly believe that once a child enters into one of our homes, they are orphans no longer, but become family. 

The children that make up our homes are full or semi-orphaned children who each have unique stories: some of them were abandoned in train stations, some sold as sex slaves and were rescued from brothels, some of these children were orphaned by the death of parents, some sent to our homes from far-flung villages to receive education and be gifted with a new opportunity in life. 

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ONGOING PROJECT

VILLAGE SCHOOLS

 

Illuminate Nations has partnered with our contacts in Varanasi, India to open, fund, and staff a school for over thirty students in a very impoverished slum on the outskirts of the city.

Education is foundational not only to transform a child’s life and to give him or her opportunity for the future, but to transform families and entire communities. Our contacts in India provide the children of this community with spiritual Gospel centered teaching, with a basic well rounded education, with life skills for the future, and with the necessary tools and materials needed to succeed in a school setting.

 

 

Our friends in India’s dream is to expand this school to allow more children to attend and to open more up like it. The Kingdom of God has come into this community and we believe that we will see total salvation of the spirit, mind and body out of it.

We need partners to help us expand our school by providing resources for school supplies, teacher support, and food and water. If you would interested in helping us open up a new school please contact us.

 
 
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I AM REFUGEE:
stories untold

 
 
 

I AM REFUGEE is a campaign started by our founder; one that began as a response to the ongoing Syrian and Iraqi refugee crisis occurring throughout both the Middle East and Europe. Our team had the opportunity to visit fleeing refugees as they escaped to seek asylum in Europe in the pennecal of the ISIS attacks against them. It was these personal, raw experiences that catalyzed the need to give these refugees the opportunity to tell their stories. 

Refugees have fled bullets, bombs, and torture in war-torn countries in the Middle East. Conflict has continued to escelate to unprescedented and unimaginable numbers. The Syrian civil war is arguably the worst humanitarian crisis since the second world war, with over a million people killed, roughly the same number wounded or missing, and 1/2 of Syria's 22 million population displaced from their homes. 

Men, women and children have undergone unspeakable tragedy and transition as they left their native land to seek asylum in neighboring countries. We believe that these people each have a story, one that needs to be told. 

In response, in 2016, Illuminate Nations sent a small team of videographers and photographers on a three-month journey across six countries and three continents to sit with refugees right where they were and offer them the opportunity to share their story with the world. Moreover, we partnered with Samaritan's Purse and local workers on the ground in some of the most troubled regions to provide food, medical supplies, and basic necessities.

Now with over 30 hours of footage, our team is currently working stateside with former refugees to translate these heart-gripping testimonies of loss, trauma, and the journey into a new life. We are working feverishly to complete the translations of the stories, produce and edit a documentary series, and complete written journals entailing these stories - with the eventual goal of touring America premiering them.

I AM REFUGEE is multifaceted in it's approach, but simple in it's goal: to reestablish the dignity of refugees by making their story known, meting their needs, and conveying the Father's heart in love. 

 
Refugees are not numbers. They are not statistics or products of war. They are humans with souls and stories - stories untold. Many have stopped talking about the crisis. Now is the time to make these stories known.

Check out the promo VIDEO

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