Ray of Hope

WHAT WE DO

WHEN JESUS walked the earth He attended to both spiritual and physical needs.

Whether feeding 5000, washing feet, healing the sick, or speaking the truth in love,

Jesus showed His love and care with a holistic viewpoint. At Ray of Hope, we

try to follow His way of meeting the needs that are brought before us. We believe

it is only through salvation that there can be lasting change, but physical

needs of the people must also be addressed.

 

KID’S CAMPS

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We hold Kid’s Camps in villages along the River Negro, Solimoes and Amazonas.

The camp begins with a simple message for the children with lots of singing, acting

and dancing. The team divides kids into age groups to participate in crafts, art and

sports. Activities for the parents are provided as well.

 

 

FOOD AND NUTRITION

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We try to address immediate hunger needs as well as developing ways to

address chronic food and nutrition shortages by providing villagers with

a hot meal and drink during the Kid’s Camp and target needy families for

food bag distribution. One of our partners, Barn I Nod (Children in Need)

supports a project in Manicapuru that provides daily meals to 100 of the

most needy Amazon’s most needy children.

 

 

SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS

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Special Needs kids are considered cursed in many villages and many children

lack the most basic care. When the Ray of Hope team hears of such children,

they teach parents about Jesus’ love for special needs kids and teach them how

to provide proper care. They also provide additional aid to the families by

providing medical care, wheelchairs, monthly support, food bags, as needed.

 

 

MEDICAL CARE

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The families in the Amazon are generally very poor, the hospital can be a

few days boat ride away, and they most often do not have regular doctors

and medical support around them. It is our goal to raise sufficient funds to

support mission doctors who will be able to join our team on regular trips to

the jungle to provide medical care and to educate the village people on how

they can protect and sometimes prevent deadly infections.

RELIEF WORK

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The Amazon River rises and falls as much as 80 feet a year! Homes are

often built on stilts and high ground, but there are times when the river

floods, forcing people to abandon their home or move into the rafters.

These desperate times bring additional hardships such as snakes

swimming in the lower levels, small gardens are flooded, and cook

stoves are inaccessible. We form teams of volunteers who provide

emergency relief to flood victims.

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