Christmas Offering 2021

God transforms lives of children in need

Budget needed: 1.000.000,- €
Project number: 10500



Population: 1,3 Milliarden
Member union: 16 Partner

Areas of work
Children at risk | 14
Capacity building | 20
Relief work | 5
Health care | 10


Population: 212 Millionen
Member union: Pioneira (Convencao Batista Pioneira do Sul do Brasil)

Areas of work
Children at risk | 8
Church development | 3
Capacity buiding | 2


Einwohner: 25 Millionen
Mitgliedsunion: CBM (Convencao Baptista de Mocambique)

Gefährdete Kinder | 3
Gemeindeentwicklung | 3
Kompetenzförderung | 1

God transforms lives
of children in need

The city of Ijuí, just 130 years old, has always been of strategic and missionary importance. Located in the very south of Brazil, it is the centre of mission societies and universities. Ijuí is also important for the mission work of EBM INTERNATIONAL because it is where different branches of work show what successful, holistic mission can look like.

For many years there has been a large Baptist church in Ijuí, which is closely connected to the theological seminary, the social center and the CAIS deaf project. The brothers and sisters in Ijuí have long understood that the gospel has two hands: word and deed. So, it is only natural that children, young people and their families also have a point of contact for their worries and needs. As in many cities in Brazil, there are also poor areas in Ijuí that are characterized by addiction problems, crime and broken families. In the social center, children and young people find a place of refuge and open ears for their problems, they receive meals and help with learning. There is also social help and advice for vulnerable families. The needs have multiplied since the beginning of the pandemic. The work of the social center has been adapted to the new conditions and continues to reach many people.

Education proactively combats poverty and opens up better life prospects for children and young people. In addition to the work in the social centers in Latin America, the support of schools and preschools is very important to us. Since the beginning of the cooperation between EBM INTERNATIONAL and the Baptist Convention of Sierra Leone (BCSL), the support of the many Baptist schools in the country has been a core concern of the partnership. 56 parishes have now founded a school. The coordination work for these schools is particularly important in the area of further training for teachers and in the area of school development. Joseph Jinah Kampbell is the local employee that EBM INTERNATIONAL supports for these tasks.

This is precisely why our Indian partners are committed to children and young people in a variety of ways: from day care centers to schools and vocational training centers. This gives children and young people the opportunity for a better, independent and future-oriented life. In total, EBM INTERNATIONAL supports: a kindergarten for 30 children in India, three pre-schools for approx. 60 children, an English primary and secondary school for 100 children, and 12 children’s homes in which hundreds of children experience care and education.

We look forward to any support, not just at Christmas, for the more than 50 projects in the area of children at risk. This work area has a total budget of 1 million euros per year.

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