On September 24, David De Jong, founder of Helps Ministries in 1976, went to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 93. He was resting peacefully at home, surrounded by his wife, Sylvia, and other family members. Moments earlier, they shared The Lord’s Supper together, along with his son and grandson by […]
Birtukan Sinishaw Memorial Fund
It is with incredible sorrow and broken hearts that we announce Birtukan Sinishaw, visionary founder of Yezelalem Minch in Ethiopia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior in heaven on September 8, 2021 after being hospitalized with Covid-19. Contributions to this Memorial Fund will benefit the YZM preschool ministry – Birtukan’s latest vision and one of her greatest joys in the last years of her life.
New Finance Director
We are thrilled to announce our new Director of Finance, Anjie Clifton! We are incredibly excited to have Anjie in our home office, where she can bring her administrative and accounting skills, combined with her ministry heart and missionary experience, to serve alongside our wonderful Helps family and donor community. Please join us in welcoming her back to the Helps Ministries team!
Guatemala Boys Home Project
Finca Juvenil (The Youth Ranch) is home to boys who come from abuse, neglect, and severe trauma, often due to suffering sexual violence, prostitution, and torture. 14-24 boys live here at a time, and they learn Christ’s love, study the Bible, continue in school full-time, work on the Ranch, build friendships, and are prepared for life. Help us bless this ministry with a gift of much-needed new appliances, fresh spices and food, and cleaning supplies!
Titus Auto Centre Campaign
South Africa experienced one of the strictest lockdowns worldwide in response to COVID, and many businesses have not survived the economic impact. Titus Auto Centre has also been greatly impacted by lockdown. Help us recover this ministry which is meeting very real spiritual and physical needs in KwaZulu Natal!
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Helps Ministries is committed to providing the best possible service while helping our home office missionaries and employees stay safe. Our local and state governments have issued a ‘Stay Home – Stay Safe’ declaration for all residents and employees. This declaration is in place until May 8th. In accordance with the declaration, we are only allowed to maintain minimum basic operations.
Hurricane Relief for Abaco, Bahamas
On September 1, Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the Bahamas. The destruction is absolutely catastrophic, and infrastructure on Abaco island has all but been wiped out. Please pray for all areas affected by Dorian, and consider making a financial gift to help any of these areas of need.
Spring Open House
Drop in from 2:00–6:00pm on Thursday, April 25th, 2019, and get a glimpse of what God is doing through our ministry programs and partners all over the world!
Visiting YZM: A Recap
This past November, advisory board members Kristi Schelhaas and Jane Bareman led a group to Ethiopia to visit YZM. Have you ever been curious what it would be like to join a group and visit in person? Read this Q&A to get a small taste of their experience!
School Bags for YZM
Have you ever wanted to send a Christmas gift to your sponsored child, but didn’t know what to give or how to send it responsibly? This year, we’d love to give every child at YZM – sponsored or not – a small, but meaningful gift!
Upcoming Short-Term Trips
We have two exciting short term trips to Africa taking place this fall and winter! While these groups are already filled, we would love your prayer and financial support to help make the most out of these visits for all participating.
200 Miles for Ethiopia
On August 10-11, Kristi Schelhaas (YZM USA Advisory Board) and Joelle Diepenbrock (Director of Communications) joined ten other runners in a 200-mile relay in support of Yezelalem Minch in Ethiopia!
New Executive Director
Please join us in welcoming Jeff into his new leadership role, and in praying for God’s continued blessing on Bo, Amy, and their family as they pursue God’s calling in their new season of life and ministry!
LEA Orphanage Hostel Project
LEA is an orphanage and school that provides a Christian education for more than 500 children in Dongobesh, a small community in northern Tanzania.
New Life Building Project
New Life Primary School in Uganda must improve the condition of their nursery/kindergarten and cooking shed in order to remain open. The Nursery and Kindergarten kids meet in wooden shacks, and the kitchen shed has a dirt floor. We are looking to raise $5,500, all of which will be matched by a generous donor!
YZM Preschool Matching Gift
We have recently been blessed with an incredible matching gift! Our generous donor is willing to match, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 to help fund the annual costs of the YZM preschool and kindergarten program.
30 Years as a Missionary Architect
Helps Ministries is proudly celebrating the longterm service of one of its missionary couples, Dale and Susan Slusser. Dale completed thirty years of service on May 15th, 2017 – and he and Susan aren’t finished yet!
Upcoming Trips to Uganda
Our friends at Bless A Child Uganda are excited to share about two upcoming trips to Uganda! You’re invited to join us on a trip which will encourage and bless the children and staff of BACU, and most likely be life-changing for you as well. We are praying God will move many hearts to say yes to going – just as He has already for the sponsorship of now 48 children!
Thank you for a great event!
We had a wonderful time at our "Taste of Ethiopia" event last week! In honor of Orphan Awareness Month, Helps Ministries' friends and family gathered to celebrate our Yezelalem Minch child sponsorship program in Ethiopia and commemorate our 40th year of international ministry.
2016 Open House
Today is our official 40th Anniversary! Thanks to all who dropped by the home office to celebrate at our Open House last week. Here are a handful of photos from the afternoon. We had a wonderful time, and loved having the opportunity to catch up with many of you – thanks again for joining us!
Celebrating 40 Years
This year, Helps Ministries is celebrating its 40th Anniversary! Please join us this year in praising and thanking God for His goodness to Helps Ministries for 40 years, and in laying a foundation of prayer for our next 40 years of service.