The main thrust of this ministry is to spread the Gospel message worldwide by supporting indigenous missionaries and encouraging them to disciple, train, and send out those who are mature in Christ to; in turn, make disciples of the world. We also provide charitable services to the public in the areas of funding for education, provide food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, empower and assist the underprivileged, provide meaningful work for those in need, inspire and inform people of ways to improve and make a positive difference in their own lives and others around them. We believe it does little good just to talk about the injustices and poverty in our world unless we are willing to do something to make a positive difference in people’s daily lives. We do all as unto our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
Life Aid Foundation works with Christian workers, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and many Christian organizations in restricted nations around the world. Many of these pastors and Christian workers spend most of their time providing the daily necessities of life for their families. With your help, they can spend more time courageously spreading the gospel and ministering to other Christians in hostile areas.
The objective of these projects, first and foremost, is to aid in the furtherance of the Gospel worldwide.We accomplish this by teaching and ministering to Christian individuals with leadership qualities in foreign countries. Then we support them financially, spiritually, etc., to establish them as missionaries in their own country. We supply much needed funds for Bibles and Christian literature and its distribution, Bible Education, Transportation helps, church funding and maintenance when needed.It is our belief that the most effective way of ministering to the lost of this world is to establish and support indigenous missionaries rather than sending American missionaries over seas. Our reasoning is as follows:
It's Much Less Expensive; allowing us to support many more, using God’s resources more efficiently.
Native missionaries, pastors, teachers, etc. are more readily received by those of their own nationality.
There are NO language barriers.
They have a great love for their people, therefore, they have a great desire to see them saved, acting out of enormous zeal.
Secondly, we provide much needed funds for the homeless (i.e. food, clothing, and shelter), establishing children's homes, learning centers for children and adults, both academic and vocational, college funding, and building communities that are self-sustaining (i.e. farming techniques, water projects, repair and maintenance facilities, etc.)
Africa Life Youth Foundation
(ALYF) in Uganda, is directed by Richard Sempala and is dedicated to training up the next generation of youth leaders and equipping youth groups and leaders around Uganda and across East-Africa to most effectively reach the youth in their area. Africa Life Youth Foundation hosts large scale evangelistic events, making united stands for righteousness, that see young people impacted with the Gospel and making decisions for Christ. ALYF has developed their own website to share the heart of their ministry. Please visit them at: africalyf.com All donations sent that are marked for ALYF go 100% to that ministry work.
Mango Orchard Project
In March of 2012 God provided a wonderful opportunity to purchase a mature Mango orchard for the ministry. This orchard is of sufficient size to produce enough funds to establish and accommodate all ministry projects we have been praying for in the last ten years. These projects include, but are not limited to; children’s homes, youth programs, and ministering to the needs of the poor. Our “spiritual son” and ministry worker Nerzam (Sam) in Cagayan de Oro City is heading up this and many other projects. His expertise is in the field of agri-business and ministering the Gospel. Sam leads volunteer teams for the purpose of building structures, agriculture, and ministering the Gospel throughout the region.
Mustard Seed Christian School
In April of 2011, through a mutual friend, we came to know Pastor Domingo & Anita Escobar. They lead a congregation and are in charge of the Mustard Seed Christian School, which they established. This is a wonderful ministry that we have decided to support recently. God willing, with increased donations, we will contribute to this ministry with a monthly commitment. The Mustard Seed Christian School is located in perhaps the most impoverished areas of Davao del Norte, which is near Davao City. They are doing a great work there by ministering to the needy and offering free education to the destitute children of their area--some of which recently lost their homes and all their belonging in the latest typhoon-- Typhoon Bopha.
Alpha Public School
In 2012 we had the joy of getting to send Peter (our Overserr in India) to various indigenous ministers to talk with them, encourage them in the Lord and see the work for the Lord taking place in person. One of those ministers is Jeebanandan, who Peter was not originally planning to visit during this particular ministry trip, however, as we know God’s ways are higher than ours and His plans superior to ours. While enroute, Peter found his train was traveling not far from where Jeebanandan resides in Orissa. He felt compelled to call him and found he lived only half an hour away from the train stop. Not only that, this brother in the Lord was able to drive the distance, on the spur of the moment, and pick Peter up. This divine appointment allowed Peter to visit with this brother, encourage him in his work teaching young impoverished children. They had started building a simple school room building, but did not have money to complete it. LAF was able, by God’s grace, to provide the money for a roof, which Peter and another brother helped see this project to fruition. Now the children have a roof over their heads during the rainy season when the torrents come. On September 22, 2012 Peter was able to be there for the celebration of the opening of Alpha Public School (public refers to the fact that it is opened to the public). Peter said, “I testified how the Lord provided for this school and preached a while, thanked LAF USA in the inaugural service, dedicated the school in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit by cutting a ribbon at the door.” We praise God for this opportunity. This school project should now be self-sustaining, as Mr. Jeebanandan is using his small photography business to support his family and ministry work.
Caring for the Children
Another indigenous Indian minister we have been helping monthly in a small way ($15 per month) is that of Bala Sundaram. He and his family are caring for 37 children. Although we know this is a small amount of money and the need is big, we thank God we are able to give a little, as did the little boy in the Bible, and God turns it into enough to meet the needs. God is looking for willing vessels to use for His purposes.
Children in Bala Sundaram’s care during Peter’s visit April, 2012. Peter is in the middle with a white shirt.
We’ve also been privileged to help Masilimani and his mother and sisters a little bit most of the months this year to help them care for the orphans they’ve taken in and are raising for the Lord. They have 16 children. Our small gifts of $18 a month have been providing rice and vegetables for all the children for two weeks each time.
Another indigenous minister we are helping is Michaela, by meeting her physical needs through a small gift each month, so she can continue her volunteer work to provide free education for the very poor in her area as she works under the oversight of Ptr. Rohit, another minister Peter got to meet and we’d like to help more. This is the beginning.
Peter also had the opportunity to visit Rao and his amazing and wonderful ministry working with the Chenchus people. This is the situation in Rao’s own words, “these so called high caste people, moneylenders and landlords have been using these people to clean their toilets, washing their cloths, cleaning their houses, utensils and treating them like ANIMALS and BONDED SLAVES; I am enclosing their photos you can see their un-hygienic and pathetic living conditions, when you see these pictures and hear their suffering stories, definitely your eyes will wet and your heart will melt.” Peter was also appalled at the living conditions, but excited about what Bro. Rao and other brothers and sisters in the Lord are helping them do. He is giving them hope and showing them they have a future in Jesus. We really want to help them with this worthwhile project. This project Bro. Rao is doing with the Chenchus people will provide housing to keep out the rain, one room apartments for each family who helps with the work of building the small apartment complex for the 28 families. The people are working hard to build the building.
Gentle Heart Children's Home
Argun and Shobha Dhakal, houseparents at Gentle Hearts Children Home in Nepal provide a loving Christian home where the children learn about Jesus, daily life skills, and receive a proper education. We’ve been able to continue to be a conduit with the generous support coming in monthly for Gentle Heart Children’s Home. The children are excelling in their studies and are growing in the Lord daily. The three older boys that accepted Christ in 2011, are continuing in the faith and are drawing closer to God with their ongoing knowledge of His word.
God has enabled this ministry to be a part of many other projects and indigenous missionary support in various parts of the world, such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Mongolia, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, Liberia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Kenya just to name a few. For some we have been able to provide ministry motorbikes or help with the provision by paying a portion of the cost. In other places we have been able to provide much needed funds for a specific need like disaster relief or orphan care.
Remote Village Teacher Project
In November 2011 we set out to establish remote village teacher projects. The Lord has truly blessed these projects. We receive monthly reports of the teacher’s progress and the wonderful impact it is having on the entire villages. Some of these locations are in highly restrictive areas. (Due to the sensitivity of these specific reports and pictures, we cannot post them online. Those who are supporting a specific project get updates and pictures on the project they support). The children are excelling in their studies--which include academics and Bible courses--and are learning how to draw closer to Jesus more and more. The adults are being taught the Gospel message as well, and many are coming to know the Lord Jesus and giving their hearts to Him. We praise God for this incredible ministry. If you are interested in sponsoring a teacher for a remote village--we have many to which need assistance-- please see our "donations" page.
We are exceedingly grateful to God and our contributors. Words cannot adequately express how appreciative we truly are for making it possible to get these gifts of love into the hands of those in need through the hands and feet of the indigenous ministers God has given us to work with-- His laborers in His harvest field. We are so blessed and honored to be used by our Father in this way. We could never do what has been done this year, or in previous years without our most generous and loving supporters, acting on what God put on your heart. We believe God will continue to bless and use us as we strive daily to be careful stewards of all He provides.
We currently have several indigenous ministers we support in various geographic areas around the world. We have many more that desperately need our assistance for transportation cost, Bibles, food, and lodging. Some even need our help for the support of their families, education for their children, and other helps. From $100- $300 a month will provide food, house rent, and other needs for a pastor and his family. Only 5 people giving $30 a month can provide for one family. Any amount to assist a pastor to transport him to the mission field would be much appreciated.
As with all of our projects, every dollar, 100% is expedited to the need specified. We do not retain one cent for administration cost, since all of our staff are volunteer workers. All additional cost (i. e. postage, sending fees, internet service, phone calls, etc.) are paid for by us (volunteer workers) or a small amount from the unspecified funds we receive.
LAF ministry worker, Rupert, working with Operation Providing Nepalese Bibles, distributed by indigenous ministers. Blessing to for flood victims in Cagayan de Oro City,distribute needed suppliesministers. Philippines.
Gracious school in Tanzania where Tuma and Maggie teach many Pastor in Pakistan baptizing a new convert. muslim children about Jesus in exchange for a free education.