Empowering Practical Transformation Through the Stewards Fund
Paying airfare for community development facilitators to train local leaders in Madagascar. Providing a salary supplement for a national community development coordinator in Kenya. Translating a community training manual into French.
These are just a few of the practical and savvy ways the Lois Ooms Community Health Stewards Fund is being used to transform communities around the world.
“People at my church wanted to get on this new thing called the internet,” recalls Michael Wolthuis, who was only 13-years-old at the time. His parents had given him a computer the year before, positioning him to launch an entrepreneurial career.
When Hal and Jane Rodenhouses’ daughters began to lend a hand with their parents’ finances, they were astounded by what they discovered. The list of charities their parents supported was two pages long… single-spaced.
This truism didn’t escape Miriam Bartlett who lived with a singular aim for 96 years – supporting Christian missions. Though she’s now in glory, the effects of Miriam’s life and passion for missions are still experienced all around the world.
There’s a smile in Louise Ridlon’s voice as she shares memories about William “Cal” and Evelyn Bensema. “We are so blessed to have them as parents,” she says on behalf of her sisters, Vicki Jaramillo and Caroline Lindsey.