Currently, JMI has exciting sponsorship opportunities in the following countries:
Your monthly gift will allow JMI to do the following for the child you sponsor:
- Purchase seasonal clothes and shoes (including hats, gloves, underwear, socks, etc.) twice each year;
- provide hygiene supplies (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, gender-specific items) four times per year;
- purchase school supplies at least once every year;
- provide access to a case worker and translator for communication with their sponsor year-round;
- provide coverage of miscellaneous expenses (medical, dental, etc.) on an as-needed basis.
Graduate Sponsorships ($85 per month)
Through this program you can support a needy young person who has been discharged from an orphanage and needs help to survive on her own. Your monthly gift will be used for higher education, renting a room from a family, food, healthcare and other needs.
Moldova Transitional Living Sponsorships ($280/month)
Transitional living for girls: The government institutional care of orphaned and abandoned children lasts until they reach the age of 16, or the U.S. equivalent of the freshman year of high school. They are then on their own with no family, no home, and no support. JMI’s transitional living program is an effort to meet the needs of these vulnerable young people. JMI owns a house, called Grace House, in Moldova’s capital city of Chisinau for this purpose. At Grace House, girls have the opportunity to continue their education, meet with a social worker to address their needs, receive the love and support of the JMI staff, plus participate in English lessons, life skills classes, computer classes, and Bible studies. This sponsorship is a 2-3 year commitment, which allows girls time to complete their next level of schooling, as well as develop necessary skills to live successful lives as independent women. If $280 is not feasible for you, shared sponsorships with family or friends are welcomed. Email [email protected] for more information.
Transitional living for boys
We have high expectations for our guys aged 16-20. These young men have grown up in orphanages without any encouragement from parents. But what they have missed from their biological families, has been returned to them through committed sponsors, years of positive exposure to our volunteer groups and a vibrant, growing faith in God. The young men in our boys transitional living program are provided a safe place to live, money for food and training in English, computer skills and life skills and case management. While in the program, they have the opportunity to pursue higher levels of education and/or work. They are encouraged to find ways to volunteer any of their talents back to their churches or communities. Each summer these boys are instrumental in helping us lead out in our summer camps by giving their testimonies, facilitating activities and generally inspiring the younger orphans to believe that miracles are, indeed, possible. Our goal is to enlist one sponsor and one vocational mentor for each of our young men. Sponsors and mentors can communicate with the guys via email and contribute $280 per month toward their living and school expenses. If $280 is not feasible for you, shared sponsorships with family or friends are welcomed. Email [email protected] for more information.
Vulnerable Child Sponsorships ($40 per month)
In addition to the poverty that many River families face, one of the biggest obstacles for those that live in the Amazon is access to education. Our Amazon child sponsorships will work through local schools and provide tutoring and spiritual development, as well as physical needs such as shoes, clothes, hygiene items, and school supplies.
Special Needs Kids ($75 per month)
Through our Special Needs Kids Sponsorship these “least of these” are cared for, and their families encouraged, through regular visits, help with food and medicines, and the knowledge that someone loves them. Sponsors will receive monthly reports and photos of the children they support.
Jungle Pastors’ Conference ($35 per month)
This sponsorship ($420 per year) allows one pastor and his wife to attend our Annual Jungle Pastors’ Conference. This covers travel ,l of their meals and accommodations paid for. JMA brings in amazing pastors from Brazil and the US to teach and encourage the jungle pastors and wives. At this conference pastors receive biblical and practical training that will help them disciple the people in their church and run an effective ministry.
Medical Assistance ($35 per month)
The forgotten people of the Amazon often do not have access to medical care. JMA hopes to partner with Brazilian doctors and others in order to make access readily available to these vital services. Your ongoing support helps fund transporting volunteer medical staff to the Centre, buying necessary medicines and supplies, and provides fuel for our generator to power the Centre during clinics.
Emergency Food Aid ($50 per month)
$50 per month provides one food bag for a family that will feed them for a month. Half of each year in the Amazon is the rainy season. The first quarter of the year often brings desolation to the Jungle people in the form of massive flooding. Many villages will be underwater and many more cut off from being able to find food. JMA is one of just a few organizations that bring relief to these starving people, providing food bags and food items. Through the work of JMA many communities have begun to realize that God loves and cares for them and many have turned to Him as their Savior.
Build/support a school fund ($75 per month)
It takes approximately $20,000 US dollars to build an adequate school building for most small villages. Some of these schools are then adopted by the government. Others require ongoing support for a teacher or for resources. When you choose to give monthly to this sponsorship program it allows JMA to build a fund for ongoing needs related to education–one of our top priorities in the Amazon region.
You can save a life by providing mosquito nets. $30 per month provides two mosquito nets for families who live in malaria-infected areas in the Amazon.
Life Skills Educators for Red Hill ($50 per month)
For a child growing up in the mountaintop squatter’s village of Red Hill, the world below is a murky maze of impossible dreams. From their makeshift homes and a community that is 50% HIV infected, the opportunities of the rich, healthy and educated seem completely beyond their reach.
Through a coalition of donors willing to donate $50 a month, JMI can fund a Life Skills Educator and other resources to make those dreams more concrete and attainable. That education begins with a commitment to remain abstinent and healthy so that they can overcome the odds against them. It also includes tutoring, encouragement to excel in school, the provision of mandatory school uniforms, training in life skills and problem solving, nourishment that might not be available at home, and consistent spiritual guidance, the very foundation for hope.
Students with a Cause ($10 per month)
Don’t have a lot of money every month but still want to be apart of this ministry? Become a student sponsor! You can give $10 each month towards any of our international sponsorship programs. For Moldova, your sponsorship would go towards transitional living facilities. In Moldova, the government institutional care of orphaned and abandoned children lasts until they reach the age of 16, or the U.S. equivalent of the freshman year of high school. They are then on their own with no family, no home, and no support. JMI’s transitional living program is an effort to meet the needs of these vulnerable young people. JMI provides a home in Moldova’s capital city of Chisinau for this purpose. Our program for boys and girls gives these kids an opportunity to continue their education, meet with a social worker to address their needs, receive the love and support of the JMI staff, plus participate in English lessons, life skills classes, computer classes, and Bible studies.Your donation of $10 a month will go directly to students and will provide necessary needs for them to have a happy and healthy life!
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.