Who We Support
Project Adopt A Village (PAAV)
In April of 2006, Living Word adopted our first village in Ethiopia: Sendafa. Sendafa is about 40 kilometers northeast of the capital, Addis Ababa, with an approximate population of 25,000.
The heart of our PAAV program is to practically demonstrate the compassion of Christ to the entire village through various projects and to strengthen the local churches of the village. Our vision is to impact one entire village with the compassion of Christ and we know that the journey begins with one person.
Core to what we do in Sendafa is caring for over 300 people with HIV/AIDS. Our annual support in Sendafa includes supporting five PAAV employees, as well as sponsoring a number of projects to improve their village’s quality of life. We invest through projects like drilling a water-well, resourcing the village library, building public toilets, and constructing church buildings. In 2013, we constructed a 200,000 liter water reservoir to distribute water more effectively through the village and are currently working on a chlorination system.
Ministry to Muslims
Our desire is to share the love of God throughout the world. There are few Christian missionaries serving in Muslim countries, and we believe that God has equipped us to serve globally and specifically in Muslim countries.
We have 12 missionaries serving throughout South America, Africa, South Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and diverse parts of the Middle East.
We dedicate nearly half of our global mission’s budget directly to this work. We want to do our part so that Muslims can know the redeeming love of Jesus. Our missionaries are doing a variety of things to share that love. They are training nationals from other countries who then go as missionaries into Muslim communities. They also share the Gospel through developing personal relationships with neighbors, business associates, and friends, which has opened the doors for conversations about Jesus.
The Church is expanding spontaneously in the central part of Cuba. Living Word has been privileged to partner with key Cuban church leaders in that region to help them with church planting efforts.
In spring of 2013, they completed the construction of a three-story training center. We have helped them establish house churches, conducted leadership training, and partnered with the church in developing a local farm that will be selling produce to locally support their ministries.
Several teams from Living Word have gone to Cuba and worked with a local church doing evangelistic outreach. We are excited about what God is doing in Cuba and look forward to long-lasting relationships with church leaders.
Partnerships with Christian National Leaders
We have very significant partnerships with key churches, pastors, and national leaders globally in countries such as Guatemala, Romania, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Thailand, India, Argentina, and Indonesia.
Our aim is to help build and strengthen the local church in these countries and minister to the needs of the poor who are associated with their churches.
We have helped with setting up construction projects, conducting conferences, resourcing leaders, and reaching out to the poor and marginalized of the world.