Believing in the power of women
Dreaming of their potential fulfilled
Seeing their communities strengthened
"For out of Jerusalem shall go a remnant and out of Zion a band of survivors. The zeal of the Lord will do this." II Kings 19:31
In the 21st century child soldiers have become
the new face of war:
300,000 child soldiers around the
world in over 30 countries. 40% are girls.
In Uganda 30,000 children abducted
for indoctrination, forced killing, and sex slavery.
Why we should care
Aside from justice and compassion, there
are the consequences:
The first US soldier killed in Iraq was shot by
a 14 yr old boy
AIDS rates in Northern
Uganda are escalating
Resettlement of an IDP camp and building a community
that is self-sustaining, a place where "the city shall be
full of boys and girls playing in its streets."( Zech 8:3-5)
Bringing heaven to earth
To welcome the most vulnerable: child mothers, prostitutes, refugees, and children into a community that provides an atmosphere of "home" where safety, beauty, and love can begin to transform their lives. To guide them towards their identity as the Beloved of God through Christian counseling through the arts, education, and economic empowerment. To build bridges with the larger community through acts of love and nurture relationship and reconciliation between the rejected and those who reject them. To create partnerships with other non-profits in a non-competitive learning and giving atmosphere. To create partnerships between Africans and Americans to raise awareness about the beauty of Africa's people and the need for churches to care for the outcasts. Providing an atmosphere of God's presence and offering relationship and connection to each individual. To always receive the rejected, sustain those who are weary, bring the homeless into our home and release them towards a blessed future.
Never turning anyone away without lovingly supporting them and/or referring them to someone who can better help them.
We believe we are God's mirror reflecting his face to disadvantaged of the world.
That there is more than one kind of poverty.
We believe that no one is beyond redemption.
We believe in the power of women in the developing world and their ability to foster positive growth in communities, villages, and continents.
We dream of seeing their potential fulfilled and bridges built with their communities in order to transform entire war-torn regions of Africa.
We believe in the radical redemption of lives and in being Holy-Spirit driven
We believe in supporting all who enter our doors in their pursuit of their purpose, passion and integrity as a human being who is loved by God
We believe there is no true healing without the Divine
We believe in the power of faith and ingenuity to change the world's oldest problems
We believe you have to lose your life to find it
* After-care center (trauma shelter)
for child mothers (former girl child soldiers with children) to support their rehabilitation after being released from the bush
*Being a safety net between the harsh transition
from reception center straight back into an IDP camp or village
*Christian Counseling with respect
to cultural methods of healing
*Income Generating Activities
*Using the arts in methods of counseling thereby transcending culture, class and race and allowing free expression that leads to personal healing
*Fostering an atmosphere of home, beauty
and retreat for all who enter our doors
*Agricultural development within resettled IDP camp
meeting basif needs of larger community to foster reconciliation and reduce jealousy towards child mothers
*Partnering with nationals
*Community ownership on all projects
*Service projects by girls to initiate relationship and reconciliation
*Bringing teams from other countries
over to openly dialogue, share cultures,
and be blessed through serving and
*Encouraging the self-esteem and giftings of all those
we serve and all those who seek to serve with us
*Making sure the money goes to the people
who need it most.
We are seeking:
Members for a Board of Directors & Finances
Tax-deductible checks can be made out to
Project Salt with "Zion Project" in memo.
Sarita Hartz, Director
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