Food and Clothing for Romania

A container was loaded today destined for Ploiesti Romania. The soup mix that arrived earlier from the Prairie Gleaners will make approximately 320,000 servings of nutritious soup. Also included are; many ski outfits donated from Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort, 15,000 pounds of winter clothing and blankets, sewing machines and sewing supplies, furniture, a piano, and 15 bicycles.
The container is expected to arrive at the end of October and will be received by our agent in Romania Daniel Sladariu and distributed throughout the region. Many seniors in this area live in very poor conditions often in nothing more than a steel clad shack. They often go hungry and cold because there is little government support for them. There are also several orphanages in the area that will receive much needed warm clothing and food.
This is one container in an ongoing effort to bring relief to the people of Romania; in the months to come we will send more. Please consider how you can help us either by donation of good quality used and new clothing or a financial donation.

Soup Mix

We have received five skids of soup mix from Prairie Gleaners Society in Medicine Hat Alberta. This is our first shipment from Prairie Gleaners and we look forward to working with them in the coming months. The skids along with a number of bicycles were transported by our friends at East West Express.

They will be loaded onto a container bound for Romania this month; the container will land in Romania in late October. Winter ski suits donated by Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort will also be included.

Indi unloading soup mix

Indi unloading soup mix

Container for Nicaragua

A container sent from our Langley depot early May recently arrived in Nicaragua.

The container took some time to be delivered as it was held up in customs. Near the end of July they were able to open the container and begin to distribute the material.

Pastor Emanuel Aguirre oversaw the distribution. With the help of Pastor Rivera and Pastor Madrigal they brought sewing machines to widows and single mothers, medical equipment to the Rehabilitation Hospital, and food and clothing to many poor people in and around the area of Managua.

Family receiving clothing

Family receiving clothing

Unloading Container

Unloading Container

Many sewing machines have been donated.

Many sewing machines have been donated.

Along with medical equipment there was opportunity to pray for the patients at the hospital

Along with medical equipment there was opportunity to pray for the patients at the hospital

Items being distributed to other communities

Items being distributed to other communities

Medical equipment for a local hospital

Medical equipment for a local hospital

Container arriving in Tanzania

A container that was shipped in the middle of November from Penticton is due to arrive in the port city of Dar El Salaam, Tanzania on January 21, 2013. It will be transported to it’s final destination of Kahama in the northern area of Tanzania a week later.

This container is in cooperation with One Person Project organization, in Penticton BC. It is filled with medical equipment/supplies and education material. We will provide pictures as they are made available.

Containers to Burundi

Two containers will be leaving Edmonton AB for Bujumbura, Burundi, East Africa (beside Rwanda) on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. They are expected to arrive in the middle of February 2013. These containers are for Elmer and Sherry Komant, field workers who recently lived in Rwanda.

The Komants are beginning this work and will be establishing a primary and secondary school there. There are many upheavals in Burundi and this has given a great opportunity to minister and bring change. Please pray for them as they embark on this new mission. We will give more updates as the containers land.

Wheel Chairs for Guatemala

A container was loaded today in Abbotsford bound for Chimaltenango, Guatemala. The main focus was the 175 wheelchairs including a number of electric scooters but it also contained school supplies, sewing machines and other humanitarian items.

Hope Haven Ministries from Surrey BC collect and refurbish wheelchairs to be donated to third world countries. Upon arriving in the country they pre-screen recipients to make sure they match up the right wheelchair to the person in need.

The container will leave the port of Vancouver in approximately one week and take about three weeks to arrive.

175 Wheelchairs ready to load

Container Begins Journey to Uganda

On October 9, 2011 a ship set sail from the Port of Vancouver carrying with it a container to be delivered to Kampala Uganda. The materials on this shipment are for a very special purpose, to support the children of the Watoto Children’s Choir. The Choir tours throughout the world to raise awareness and funds to support orphan children in Africa.

Rubber mats being delivered

The container was loaded at our Langley facility and is filled with rubber mats, clothing, filing cabinets, blankets, school supplies, medical equipment, sewing machines and other equipment. Many of these items were supplied by GEMS while others were brought in from Salmon Arm and Victoria. The container, which was generously donated by Big Steel Box Co., was filled by the men of Wagner Hills recovery home.
To learn more about the Watoto Children’s Choir and the work they are doing in Kampala Uganda visit their web site: Watoto Children’s Choir

Filling container for Uganda

Container Sent to Zambia

A container destined for Zambia was loaded on September 24, 2011 and will depart the port of Vancouver on October 9, 2011. This shipment is a joint effort by the Seeds of Hope Children’s Ministry through GEMS and for Grace Academy. It will sail across the Pacific through Asia and land at Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania – which indecently means “harbour of peace”. From there it will be trucked to Lusaka, Zambia and then on to N’dola for unloading.

The 40 foot container, which was donated by Big Steel Box Company of Abbotsford, is filled with: educational supplies, clothing and building materials for the new facility and home for HIV infected children erected by the Grace Academy and will land there near the end of December 2011.

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Thanks to volunteers

Thanks to volunteers from the Chilean community in Richmond and our friends from Wagner Hills in Langley, we loaded two large 40 ft. containers in June – one to Chile on June 19, and the other to Romania on June 27.  This brings our total to 12 40 ft. containers for the year.  

Our first container to Chile has also arrived and we are anticipating further information regarding that any day now. Please pray that all goes well with these containers.  

Among other cargo on board our 2nd container to Chile this time were over 360.000 servings of soup from the Gleaners in Oliver and an X-Ray machine (a complete unit) originally donated by the hospital in Trail. This shipments is going to the city of Tirua – a small town near the city of Conception which was greatly damaged by earthquakes earlier this year.  The mayor of Tirua has already welcomed this shipment as do many other people in Chile. The cargo is scheduled to reach Chile in a few weeks time.

Soup for Haiti

January 22, 2010

container being loaded at Heppel’s Farm in Surrey

The news is full of images of the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti. These are real people with real needs. Thanks to the incredible response of our supporters, donors and volunteers, we’ve been able to help. Our first container load containing 1.1 million servings of soup mix plus tents and tarps is on its way. Thanks to East West Express which trucked the container free of charge to Montreal on the first leg of its journey. Because of the lack of port facilities in Haiti, the container will is going to the Dominican republic and from there will be trucked to Port au Prince.

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