Thanks to our founder, volunteers, and supporters, we can be the hands and feet of Christ as we are on the field loving and caring for our children
The heartbeat of D1:8 is to serve the young and underprivileged. We aspire to do this by helping them find their identities in Christ and their beautiful potential for personal growth. One way in which we facilitate their growth is through education, which also builds up their communities.
Our goal is to open up a reading clinic/library, which will be accessible to all in the community, Christian and Muslim alike. Our hope is that this space is a safe, positive, encouraging, and resourceful environment and tool within the Nsuta community and surrounding villages. Access to reading materials, educational tools, and supervised internet is a rare and special opportunity for these communities.
With the generosity of some helpers, we've raised enough to start the project! We still need to raise around $2,400 USD for the roofing. Will you help support us in finishing his much needed project?
A big need for D1:8 is the proper bathroom facilities that ensure the health for the children, staff, and visitors. For many years now, the school has lacked a sanitary option for a toilet, having to use a wooden structure with a dug hole sited on the compound. This set-up has made it uncomfortable and sometimes even impossible to easily breathe clean air at the site. It is extremely necessary to have well-built, cleaner bathroom facilities at the center to prevent our kids and visitors from getting sick.
By the grace and favor of God, D1:8 Ministries is in the process of getting an additional facility to serve as a resource center in Sunyani. This new space would serve many more children within the township and make D1:8 feel more immersed in the township in which it’s based. It is our prayer that, in the future, D1:8 can fully serve and have all the necessary resources in both locations. Contributing to this cause will help support the expansion of our ministry and will bless so many young ones.
The boarding rooms in which our kids rent mattresses and sleep are desperately in need of furniture. Currently, the only option for the kids is to have the mattresses on the cement floor to sleep, but we wish we could give them better sleeping conditions. The funds raised from this cause will go directly to purchasing bed frames for the rooms, which will be a blessing and provide comfort and a more positive experience for the children.
Acts 11:23-24 says, “When he (Barnabas) arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose. He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.” Barnabas is an example of a generous spirit when it comes to giving sacrificially to the work of the Lord. We named this area of funding the “Barnabas Fund” because we not only want to uplift the children we serve through biblical teaching and encouragement, but also through tangible generosity.
As a ministry that seeks the welfare of children in all spheres, we cannot blind our eyes to their physical needs as well. Often times, the children (and leaders) that come to our ministries come from poor familiars and have a clear physical need that we could help with if we had the funds.
If you feel led to bless these children with your kindness and generosity through the Barnabas Fund, we will be sharing the ways in which we used the funds and how it specifically impacted that child, leader, or community.
A need for our ministry that is becoming increasingly more urgent is a better mode of transportation for one of our ministry leaders, Ernest.
Ernest is currently living at our center, but our goal is to help him move closer to the communities/schools that he’s trying to reach, which will require a bigger, more reliable method of getting around. Ernest is currently using a very old, unreliable bicycle that is getting harder and harder to maintain. The bicycle just isn’t cutting it for the amount of distances he needs to travel for his work with the ministry, which is why we want to raise the funds in order to upgrade his transportation.
Not only is the bicycle not running properly, but it makes it challenging for Ernest to travel with books and other materials that are needed for his outreaches. With your help, we want to give Ernest a 3-wheel motorbike that would be more than efficient for getting him and his belongings around. With current regulations for gatherings, gathering outside is ideal. That will be made possible with a motorbike that can carry weight on the back for transporting folding chairs. Please consider supporting this; with your generosity, we could cover the cost of the motorbike ($1,800) and license it for the ministry.