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  • The Family International Africa | The Family International
    month we host a fellowship meeting at our house This is always very well attended and gives us a chance to meet people who have been responding to our radio programs We have lots of singing testimonies and a Bible study topic Reaction to Our Audio Ministry Thanks to the internet our audio ministry is reaching all kinds of people in all kinds of places around the world There are so many encouraging comments on our websites Here s one of the latest reactions from Tonny Okwera emailing from I don t know where Inspiration by SMS A local SMS company provided us with a service where we can send out a Bible verse or inspirational message to subscribers every day I now send out texts to 340 people daily and the number keeps increasing as more people hear about it Radio Reflections We are also providing radio stations with an inspirational radio spot called Reflections which has become very popular here in Uganda Reflections contains a wealth of true stories anecdotes wit wisdom and interesting incidents in the lives of the famous as well as the unknown Radio The NuBeat Show Each week for the last eight years we

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/africa/projects/mass-media-radio/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Hearing from God: Photo Viewer | The Family International
    Home About The Family Mission Statement Worldwide Work Children Viewpoints Contact Email Us Sitemap Home Worldwide Work Africa 2011 Articles Article Photo Viewer Hearing from God Photo Viewer Download high resolution Alain with his 12 Foundations Stones study book Tweet

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/africa/articles/2011/265/photo/970/ (2016-02-15)
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  • The Family International Africa | The Family International
    Worldwide Work Africa Activated Library Soweto The Family International Africa View by Project View by Year Activated Programme Online mailings Activated is a monthly Christian magazine which we have been distributing on a subscription basis in our city and in others for more than ten years now The total number of subscriptions to date has topped the 3 000 mark Tweet All Regions Africa Kenya Madagascar Nigeria South Africa Uganda

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/africa/projects/resources-literature/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Activated Programme/Online mailings | The Family International
    issue of the Reflections series which builds on topics covered in the magazine These are sent out via email to more than 1 200 subscribers Reflections are also in PowerPoint form and the response they have generated is widespread Following are some reactions from our online recipients Thank you for the mails This is precisely what I have been looking for I am interested in everything concerning your organisation Thank you Victor Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to enrich my life and see the beauty of God s work Yes I am interested in receiving correspondence on the course and will be happy to be part of it Lawrence Thanks a million This is indeed a great message Joy Thanks for this I am just reading it and the words are very true Pressure makes Diamonds much harder than stone We are God s precious jewels tried and formed in the fires of affliction that we might show forth our Father s glory I wish you the same my dear to persevere in all that life throws your way today and always Love to all Take care and stay blessed Oyenike It s always good to hear from you I must say that your responses and emails are encouraging and are sources of inspiration I dare to add that knowing you and The Family Int l makes every moment spent like Christmas There is no gain saying that you all are always on my mind and in my prayers too Peace I must confess this last Reflection has really touched me deep down I chose to embark on some academic exercises which success would have led to my promotion in the office but for five consecutive times I failed I was split between changing job or having another trial After

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  • The Family International Africa | The Family International
    and beans are regularly distributed by our Family Care Missions volunteers Food Distribution Through sponsorship from the Lion s Club Durbanville we received over ten tons of rice samp cornmeal mush beans and split peas to distribute Volunteers helped unload this massive amount of food and piled it high on 16 palettes Kigo Women s Prison We have been supporting the efforts of one of our long term Ugandan colleagues by soliciting donations and counseling for the women in Kigo Prison HIV Positive Widows and Orphans Over the years we have donated substantial quantities of income generating goods to the Akutwala Ekiro Women s group which cares for over 400 widows and orphans in Mbuya L Arche Uganda L Arche Uganda cares for a number of physically and mentally challenged young people They do an excellent job and we ve assisted them on a weekly basis for several years with donations food income generating materials and programs for the young people Katwe Orphans and Kakoni Mpigi Village Center We were able to donate income generating items to Pastor Livingstone who has 70 orphans in Katwe which enabled him to raise school fees for many of his school aged children Little

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/africa/projects/aid-distribution/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Mandela Day | The Family International
    more in the future We not only distributed clothes and shoes but also served all 350 children a hot meal and snack food and played games in addition to our normal program A company donated over 800 kilos of mielie meal a staple food here and nearly 70 cans of beans which will feed many more mouths in the next few weeks Some of the neediest children who arrived in rags and holey shoes received a complete makeover from head to toe much to their delight We then took 23 of the teenagers back to our residential training centre and had Bible classes played volley ball and taught the girls how to do a hip hop dance which they loved Then we kitted them all out with T shirts and toiletries The following week we heard that a radio station had collected clothes on Mandela Day in Mandela Square Johannesburg We phoned them and told them about our work and they asked us to come immediately to collect the items they had received It took a few trips to pick up all the shoes blankets and clothing it was thousands and thousands of items We distributed these items to well over 100 adults living with TB and HIV as they are a particularly needy group especially in the winter when they really feel the cold We also gave them all a hot meal and used the opportunity to explain about our support groups so that they can benefit on the long term The following day our Gogo Grandmother Club members benefitted from the warm clothing we gave them These women look after their grandchildren because their daughters have died of AIDS They really need and deserve our help and encouragement The following Sunday we distributed clothing to our Sunday Club

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  • Aid Distribution & Charity Shows | The Family International
    those in need of medical or scholastic assistance has also been an ongoing project that our unit has undertaken over the years One example is Imoh a fatherless underprivileged child who was provided with school fees initially ten years ago enabling him to attend elementary school for two years and then recently to enter college A very bright young man he ranked one of the best amongst all the students in his class Nwamaka a teenage girl was unable to continue her studies due to deafness in both ears Since her family s income is low there was no way that they could afford the expensive hearing examinations and aids for their daughter so we offered assistance in finding a sponsor Soon after Nwamaka underwent a complete examination of both ears and once the tests were finalized two quality hearing aids were crafted for her personal use Since 2006 we have been partnering with Life Time Caring Orphanage with the goal of improving the quality of life of the orphans in its care Donations of food items snacks toiletries cleaning supplies shoes clothes and school supplies are given on a regular basis Other contributions include brand new mattresses a chest freezer gifts for Christmas and Children s Day and two large whiteboards During 2010 we held three charity programs one organized for Life Time Caring Orphanage on Children s Day and the other two during Christmas the first for the children of three orphanages and the second for the Compassionate Centre run by the Sisters of Charity for about 70 handicapped children in collaboration with an enamelware company The programs consisted of Christmas carols interactive songs with the children dances stories snacks and a meal along with individual encouragement and attention for the kids and staff workers We also gave

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  • Food Distribution Scheme, Nairobi | The Family International
    Food staples e g maize rice and beans are regularly distributed by our Family Care Missions volunteers In Mombasa we collaborate with the Olives Rehabilitation Center which provides food assistance as well as social motivation geared towards children and youth Annually we launch our Buckets of Love project during which we distribute hundreds of buckets and packages containing food essentials and hygiene supplies for patients and single mothers from the

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/africa/projects/aid-distribution/227/ (2016-02-15)
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