Celebrating! 2016 is a DECADE of CII!
As mentioned above, CII will not be sending a missions team to Uganda. This year, we are arranging a mission trip and SENDING A TEAM TO HONDURAS!As you know, for a little while now we have been providing food for a feeding center there. A pastor friend of Pastor Phil’s has a school and children’s home there, Heaven’s Reach, but needs help with the food for 50 kids who otherwise would not eat.
We are working on raising money to supply the funding of about $500 at a time to feed those children every day, twice each day. We want to go and get a look at the work and see what else CII can come along side to help support Heaven’s Reach. Currently, we are focusing on only providing food and estimate a need of about $5,000 o $6,000 in order to feed the children at the feeding center for a year, depending on the growth of the number of kids.
We are aware of the Zika virus and will take appropriate measures if any should be needed. A virus should not stop us from serving the Lord in our calling, but we should also be intelligent in how we handle things.
We can say that CII had a very challenging year in 2015. While we are thankful to hit some awesome milestones, we also missed our budget. We had a very small budget by comparison and are holding it steady this year with no planned increase. Our pastors in Uganda will receive the normal assistance, while our kids here in the states will also still see school supplies and other assistance we regularly give. The hard truth is, that all this depends on donations.
We try very hard to be the ministry/charity our supporters can be confident in and proud to support. We are always open and transparent as we understand that giving is a very personal thing and we NEVER take any of it lightly. We are honored that those who support CII and see our vision, do so not just financially but with all their heart.
We say, thank you and we hope you will continue on with us through 2016.