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What You Made Possible in 2019

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You Made It An Amazing Year!

I know that as we have entered into 2020 we all are facing some unprecedented times but I would like to thank you for making 2019 such an amazing year. I am thrilled to share this good news report with you.

1 Chronicles 16:31 perfectly captures the past year of ministry. “Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad, let them say among the nations the Lord reigns!”

People of the nations, cities, and villages around the world saw this ring true this year, thanks to your support. Over 300,000 people experienced the truth of this scripture through gospel outreach, evangelism, education, empowerment, or refugee ministry.

In this report you’ll find a lot of numbers. Each one is meaningful, but there’s a certain number that shows what wonderful generosity you showed to International Needs. That number is $200,000.

For many years we’ve been consistent and stable in the amount of funds we’ve been able to send overseas for ministry. You made it possible to send over $2 million for ministry this past year. That’s an increase of more than $200,000 compared to past years.

I hope that news excites you as much as it excites me! You made it possible to advance the gospel in more places. To put more community workers in place who evangelize in some of the hardest-to-reach places on earth.

You helped impoverished people in desperate situations. You provided material and spiritual support to refugees, trapped in a foreign land.

You trained the next generation of Christian leaders through education and mentorship.

Most of all, you made it possible for people to say “yes” to a relationship with Jesus Christ. And that’s what we’re all about here at International Needs.

You will see that theme running through the pages of this report. Sharing Jesus Christ. Everything we do at International Needs centers around giving people the opportunity to say “yes” to Jesus. You are one of the special people who knows how that changes everything. And you are one of the special people who made it all possible. Thank you.

I hope you enjoy reading this report, seeing what the Lord did through your support and the faithful work of Christian partners around the world.

Above all, I hope you feel inspired and fulfilled. I hope you get a sense of what an incredible difference you’ve made all over the world in 2019.

We are already in the midst of an amazing 2020 and that wouldn’t be possible without you. Your faithfulness and generosity means so much. Thank you with all my heart.


Blessings,

Jeff Johnson
President

Below are a few highlights of what you helped make possible:

  • Gospel Outreach

    The People

    • A young woman named Rebeka received Christ at an International Needs summer camp and now leads the IN Turkey Next Generation ministry.
    • The Nagy family from Romania is no longer homeless. They now attend church because of the love shown them by an IN Romania church planter.
    • People in the Slovakia town of Detva have a new Bible study where they are learning more about Jesus Christ.
    • A girl named Kona accepted Jesus Christ because of the love she received at the Savar Children’s Village in Bangladesh.


    The Numbers

    • 17 countries , 310,000 people reached
    • 11,000 people heard the gospel in Vietnam
    • Over 3,000 people heard the gospel in one weekend through an outreach in Burkina Faso
    • 2,500 young people received a Bible in Eastern Europe
    • 110 church planters and community workers evangelized and planted churches in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
  • Education

    The People

    • A young boy named Peter is in school and no longer walking the streets in Bangladesh.
    • In Uganda a girl named Bridget is studying to realize her dream of becoming a doctor.
    • A boy named Nihal accepted Jesus because he was sponsored to go to a Christian school.





    The Numbers

    • 10 countries, 3,000 people impacted
    • 1,887 children were given an education in 10 countries through sponsorship. 55% were girls.
    • 128 new children received the gift of a sponsored education.
    • 3,000 Egyptian street children went to Vacation Bible School and received a backpack full of school supplies
  • Economic Empowerment

    The People

    • In Ghana, a young woman named Rosemary no longer lives on the streets but has now graduated from the Fashion Design program at CEED.
    • Haneia, a Muslim widow in Egypt, now supports her family through the business she set up through a small business loan. The whole family is actively inquiring about Jesus.
    • Muna, an outcast from her family, graduated from the Lydia Center in Nepal, started a sewing business in her village, and now leads a children’s fellowship in her church.



    The Numbers

    • 4 countries, 1,250 people impacted
    • 500 people participated in skills training courses in four countries.
    • 100 young women received discipleship and vocational training at the IN Nepal Lydia Center.
    • 103 young women received vocational training and discipleship through CEED (Center for Empowerment and Enterprise Development) in Ghana.
    • 250 Egyptians (Muslim and Christian) enrolled in a Christian-based skills training course.
  • Health and Sanitation

    The People

    • In Ghana, a young woman named Rosemary no longer lives on the streets but has now graduated from the Fashion Design program at CEED.
    • Haneia, a Muslim widow in Egypt, now supports her family through the business she set up through a small business loan. The whole family is actively inquiring about Jesus.
    • Muna, an outcast from her family, graduated from the Lydia Center in Nepal, started a sewing business in her village, and now leads a children’s fellowship in her church.



    The Numbers

    • 10 countries, 5,500 people served
    • Medical teams traveled to Ghana and provided health care to 4,100 people in eight villages.
    • 900 people received medical, optical, and dental care in the La Playa community in Colombia.
    • In a Ugandan village, 900 people now have access to clean water and proper sanitation.
  • Refugees and Relief

    The People

    • Omar, a Syrian refugee child living in Egypt, experienced singing Christian worship songs for the first time in his life.
    • Farah, a Syrian refugee in Turkey, started attending a Christian house fellowship in Istanbul, Turkey.
    • Yedikuyle refugees (an unreached people group) heard the gospel through a Christmas outreach event in Turkey.



    The Numbers

    • 3 countries, 6,500 refugees served
    • 1,500 street kids and Syrian refugee children received material support in Egypt.
    • 800 Syrian refugees in Turkey received blankets, clothes, hygiene.
    • 35 Venezuelan refugee families living in Colombia received educational support for their children and re-integration assistance for the family.
    • 30 Sudanese women completed a hair dressing course through the IN Egypt Vocational Training Center.
    • 60 families received food support through the Misaka Ministry Center to assist them in a time of drought and famine in Zambia.