Posted at 09:20h
Did you know today is #GivingTuesday?
It’s an opportunity to give to those less fortunate than us. You may be wondering, “Why should I give to SHIP instead of other non-profts? Two Reasons!
SHIP is committed to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Our prayer and desire is for every student & every family member to trust Jesus as their Savior. We see God working on our El Salvadoran mountain. We see relationships developing so we can earn the right to share Jesus love & salvation with each person that SHIP touches.
SHIP sends students to school to build relationships with our neighborhood kids
SHIP shares how to build a micro-business to build relationships with our neighborhood moms
SHIP”remodels” homes in our neighborhood to build relationships with our neighbors
First & foremost, SHIP is all about sharing Jesus through the relationships God builds in El Salvador.
Thinking of those less fortunate reminds me of the high school boys who interviewed for a scholarship this November. Many of them had dropped out of school because it was too dangerous. Oh, they could go to school, if and only if they joined a gang.
Each of these young men wants to complete his education.
Each wants to have a better chance of success.
Each brought a parent with him to the interview.
(One young man did bring his sister because his mom died when he was 7 years old and his sister has raised him the past 8 years)
All the parents want a good education for their sons, as well as a safe place to study.
It’s not easy. In fact, it’s very difficult for our neighbors in El Salvador. Many of them struggle to put food on the table. And that’s usually rice and beans . . . everyday! Some homes are single-parent homes where they make only $150/month. Yet, prices are often similar to the USA for many items.
These parents desperately want a good, Christian education for their children, but cannot afford it. That’s one reason SHIP began our sponsorSHIP program. The sponsorSHIP program allows families in the United States to send one of our students to school.
Your sponsorSHIP pays for:
- Annual school registration fees ($150-$300)
- Monthly tuition ($35-75)
- Shoes (school shoes and gym shoes)
- Books ($100 at a minimum)
- Homework supplies
- Tutors at SHIP
Would you consider sponsoring one of our students?
For most students, $100/month will cover all their school needs throughout the year. If you are unable to sponsor at the full level, you can choose a different amount. Any amount of giving on #GivingTuesday will help send one more student to school.
Still not sure?
Let me share one last thought. SHIP is committed to sharing Jesus with each and every student we send to school. Students will hear about Jesus at school AND at SHIP. That might be at our Monday night Bible study or our monthly outreach. Or, it might be during one of our SHIP trips planned for 2018. On each trip, we share Jesus’ sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins with our neighbors.
Would you join us in praying for SHIP’s sponsorSHIP program and how you might be involved?
Discover more about our sponsorSHIP program by clicking here to decide if sponsoring a child is a good fit for your family.