F.A.I.T.H. Riders

Welcome F.A.I.T.H. Riders… to the JMI family of people who care deeply for the orphaned, abandoned and acutely disadvantaged children of Moldova.

With consultation from Buddy Newsome, JMI has developed distinct sponsorship plans for F.A.I.T.H. Riders chapters to consider. The children available for sponsorship are in grades 7-9, as they are approaching the most vulnerable point in their lives—discharge from their orphanages and a life on their own, for which they are unprepared and without resources.

Your chapter will have the opportunity to follow them through graduating from the orphanage, entering our transitional living program, and graduating from the program as a successful young adult who can live on his or her own.

F.A.I.T.H. Riders: Beyond The Borders – Part 1

 


Why we work in Moldova

Moldova’s orphans and social orphans have, for decades, been at-risk to human traffickers and organized crime. The country’s orphanages have mostly been a refuge for them, at least until they turned 16 and aged out of the State’s care. But now, due to the financial drain on this impoverished Republic and its political efforts to join the European Union, children are being pushed out of those institutions and back to any family member possible, even those who are financially incapable of raising them, or, in some cases, those who have had a history of abuse.

Full Group Ride and Rally Ride sponsors will receive this patch

If Moldova mirrors what happened to its neighbor, Romania, when it went through a similar purge, hundreds of precious children will become street dwellers, living in sewers and scrounging for food to survive.

With the help of F.A.I.T.H. Riders, we can rescue these children before they fall off the grid completely and are absorbed into a lifetime of poverty, sexual servitude or crimes of survival.


We invite you to review and pray over these sponsorship plans with your members and select the one that best represents the level you feel God is calling you to.

F.A.I.T.H. Riders: Beyond The Borders – Part 2

Full Group Ride Sponsorship ($280/month)

The Full Group Ride sponsorship provides a complete package of benefits for a child.

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    Included in the Full Group Ride is residential care, on-site staff, on-site psychologist, food, health and dental care, vocational training and mentoring, life skills training, spiritual guidance, a loving community of peers and adults, computer and English acquisition, a volunteer plan for the child to give back to church or cause, transportation expense, hygiene supplies and the opportunity to pursue the highest level of education possible.

    The children available for sponsorship are in grades 7-9, as they are approaching the most vulnerable point in their lives—discharge from their orphanages and a life on their own, for which they are unprepared and without resources.

    Your chapter will have the opportunity to communicate with your young person via email through our website, and we encourage you to visit him or her on a mission trip.

    You will follow him or her through graduating from the orphanage, entering our transitional living program, and graduating from the program as a successful young adult who can live on his or her own.

    Select Your Child »

Rally Ride Sponsorship ($140/month)

The Rally Ride sponsorship also provides a complete package of benefits for a child, but the sponsorship cost is split with an existing JMI sponsor.

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    The Rally Ride option represents a financial partnership with an existing JMI sponsor, wherein a F.A.I.T.H. Riders chapter and a separate individual or family pay equal monthly amounts of $140 to cover the cost of transitional living for a particular child.

    The young person receives all the benefits listed in the Full Group Ride (residential care, on-site staff, on-site psychologist, food, health and dental care, vocational training and mentoring, life skills training, spiritual guidance, a loving community of peers and adults, computer and English acquisition, a volunteer plan for the child to give back to church or cause, transportation expense, hygiene supplies and the opportunity to pursue the highest level of education possible).

    The children available for sponsorship are in grades 7-9, as they are approaching the most vulnerable point in their lives—discharge from their orphanages and a life on their own, for which they are unprepared and without resources.

    Your chapter will have the opportunity to communicate with your young person via email through our website, and we encourage you to visit him or her on a mission trip.

    You will follow him or her through graduating from the orphanage, entering our transitional living program, and graduating from the program as a successful young adult who can live on his or her own.

    Select Your Child »

F.A.I.T.H. House Sponsorship ($100/month)

The F.A.I.T.H. House sponsorship allows a chapter to contribute to the purchase of additional transitional living homes for orphans, while developing a relationship with a JMI staff member.

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    These additional transitional homes will be modeled after our Grace House for girls and B2L (Boys2Leaders) house for boys. Imagine the satisfaction of being able to provide a place of safety, love and growth for kids that will stand as a refuge for hundreds of children over decades of service! This is truly a physical and eternal investment

    Included in this option is our request that you become a friend and prayer partner with one of our wonderful Moldovan staff members to email encouragement to them in their work with our kids. We will provide photos and information about each staff member, and your chapter chooses which person you would like to partner with.

    Select Your Staff Member »

Solo Ride Sponsorship ($35/month)

Solo Ride Sponsorship allows an individual F.A.I.T.H. Rider to sponsor a child who is living in an orphanage.

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    The Solo Ride sponsorship includes quarterly gifts for the child (such as coats, shoes, etc.), ability to communicate with him/her through JMI’s website, and an open invitation to meet the child in person on a JMI mission trip.

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At JMI we take stewardship seriously. That’s why we commit to using as a large a percentage as possible of our expenditures toward the children we serve.

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      *Exclusively for F.A.I.T.H. Riders, JMI is implementing a pay it forward strategy as a part of the Full Ride and Rally Ride plans. Those chapters that select one of these plans may select a 7th or 8th grade student who is not be eligible to leave his or her orphanage until graduating in the 9th grade, or we may not have current space availability for them in one of our homes. If that is the case, a portion of your financial gifts will accumulate on their behalf until they enter our safe house and will be used to fund their high school, trade school, or university expenses. The remainder will be used for quarterly gifts of clothes, hygiene and school supplies, improvements to the orphanage or JMI’s transitional program and any health or dental care needs that might arise.

      Please be aware that all financial contributions toward a sponsorship of any kind through JMI are received into our general fund and are not considered as designated giving. JMI has elected to treat all contributions as undesignated gifts to minimize our administration costs for legal and accounting burdens that accompany designated gifts, thereby ensuring that the kids receive the greatest possible value from the donated funds. Treating your gift as undesignated also provides JMI with flexibility in managing donated funds in a way that serves the best interests of our kids and programs, and to meet the most critical needs, some of which include desperately needed improvements to orphanage facilities and services. It also helps prevent any misunderstanding among the kids, staff and sponsors, with respect to authority and accountability issues that might otherwise arise. While sponsorship benefits vary according to the individual needs of sponsored children, local resources and other considerations, the benefits described with each type of sponsorship express our best intentions to apply your giving in the most faithful means possible.

 

  • Sponsorship Program Information

    1. Each FR sponsorship represents a 4 year commitment that can be re-upped for kids whose sponsorship began at age 14 and 15

    2. We generally keep kids in the program until age 20 but reserve the right to discharge them earlier or later based on their developmental level, behavior, ability or inability to function independently at age 20, or their at-risk assessment

    3. We are limited in the number of kids we can accept into our transitional living program based on limited facility capacity (this brings added importance to the “pay it forward strategy” for kids who have not yet graduated)

    4. For those who sponsor at the Full Group Ride level and whose child has not yet graduated, the “pay it forward strategy” means that the sponsoring chapter’s sponsorship money will be used primarily for 3 purposes until they do graduate:

    a. The lion’s share of the giving will grow in a pool of funds that will be used to purchase future facilities like Grace House and thereby grow JMI’s capacity to take care of more kids in the future

    b. JMI will assume full responsibility for any graduate level tuition that child accrues following his/her graduation

    c. JMI will case manage the child until they graduate, meaning that we will provide him/her with our usual distribution of gifts to meet physical needs, facilitate sponsor correspondence, fund any medical/dental needs of which we are aware and generally provide heightened awareness of the child’s situation as a future participant in our program

    5. If a graduated young person is selected for sponsorship but JMI has no space to accept him/her at one of its facilities, that child will be reassessed for 1 of 3 possibilities:

    a. For immediate inclusion in the program once a new campus facility becomes available…until that point, he/she will receive case management services and live with a relative or in a college/trade school dormitory

    b. For inclusion in a JMI-financed apartment with other students, assuming they possess the maturity to live that independently, and will
    receive case management services

    c. There is no way JMI can meet that particular child’s needs due to lack of space availability and a lack of the student’s maturity/responsibility and the chapter will be notified to select a younger child


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