Some give by going, others go by giving, and everyone serves by praying.
ACTS is blessed with an over-abundance of clothing donations and desperately needs additional volunteers to help in sorting them. This is a perfect opportunity for a couple of families (5-15 people) to undertake a charitable activity. Timing is flexible but we would suggest a 2-3 hour time-frame.
The first time you come we would need someone to “show you the ropes”, so please call Karen at 649-3800 with your desired time on weekends or evenings. Sorting can also occur anytime ACTS is open (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM on weekdays), so if you have a free hour or two to help serve the Lord, please drop by.
Mwandi Mission Hospital Project Update
Dr. Tom Irons has just arrived in Mwandi and will stay two weeks working with patients. Dr. Irons is a professor of Pediatric Medicine at East Carolina University. Every year he brings a group of medical students to Mwandi to experience practicing in a third-world setting. Tom has only been there three days and his group has already seen 225 patients, many are children; some of whom are HIV positive.
A new physician is now onsite. As the healthcare leader, she is setting a good example of being punctual and is respected by the staff. Dr. Isaac Tembo has been reassigned to a remote hospital near the Angola border.
Renovation of the Simba guest house is complete. A large share of the money for this came from your contributions to the Global Mission offering, primarily for retiling the termite-eaten floors. New dishwasher, showers and furniture were financed from a Simba escrow account for maintenance.
The American partners are looking into expanding the water system at the hospital to provide sanitized water to all facilities including staff housing. An organization in North Charleston, Water Mission, has been contacted regarding assistance, primarily in the engineering aspects of the project. Water Mission has requested we fill out an application form before they take on any work for us. It’s a challenge filling out the form as we Americans know some of the information but have to seek help from Lawrence Kamba, our Project Manager in Mwandi, for help. It all takes time, especially since the form applies primarily to villages and not an entity like a hospital.
Our Formula For Life™ (FFL) necklace project provides urgently needed funding to help in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission for HIV-negative babies whose mothers are HIV-positive in Mwandi, Zambia. Since the project began in 2009, the total amount of money raised is now over $246,000.
FFL could really use your help, especially with selling events! The only job requirements are a smiling face and a willing heart! There are many upcoming events, including Aiken’s Makin’ (September 8 and 9). Please let the church office know if you would like to help. You can be a part of this amazing mission which is making a difference in our world!
Honduras Agape Foundation (HAF) manifests the love of Jesus Christ to the people of Honduras by providing medical and dental health care; education assistance; construction; and support for the community of believers.
For more information about Honduras Agape Foundation and its various programs, or if you have an interest in supporting areas of greatest need, please contact Tom Britt.
Click here to visit the Honduras Agape Foundation website.
Please leave your contributions for ACTS in the baskets in the narthex wings.
May - pasta sauce
June - macaroni & cheese
ACTS Needs Volunteers!
ACTS needs volunteers in many areas: which one is right for you?
Call 803.649.3800 for more information.
Mission: Provides temporary and emergency aid, in the name of Jesus Christ to persons in need in the Aiken, SC area
Opportunities: Receptionist, interviewer, sorting and filling clothing orders, filling food orders, picking-up furniture, working Senior Food distribution, praying for the ministry
Mission: Provides quality, affordable housing to partner families in need by binding together volunteers, businesses, local government, professional/social organizations, and churches.
Opportunities: Various tasks associated with construction of houses, services on various committees, various tasks at the ReStore and in the office
Mission: Dedicated to improving the quality of life for impoverished, uninsured residents of Aiken County by providing ongoing healthcare in a professional setting.
Opportunities: Volunteer pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, physicians,nurses, receptionists, (checking patients in and out, answering phones, ordering/checking medications, and data entry)
Mission: As a therapeutic childcare center serving 110 children everyday between the ages of 2 and 6, Children's Place works toward the vision of a safe and nurturing environment for every child in Aiken County
Opportunities: Reading to the children, helping with homework after school, and answering the phone
Mission: Dedicated to meeting the needs of the poor and disadvantaged in our community by first providing basic needs of food and clothing and then providing education and training in areas needed to secure and retain employment.
Opportunities: Preschool readiness; after school mentoring of children and youth ages 5-18; GED tutoring; and introduction to vocational skills (to name a few).