G N G I V N R I E G P S IP IN U M Q R E O F S N A 2014 CATALOG R T
2014 CATALOG "Serving, Equipping, Transforming" â€“ more than just a tag line, it is our core. Your good intentions are just looking for opportunity to do good, and to do it well. That's just what Meniscus Inc. exists to do. Browse the next few pages and see how you can do good and do it well, and join others as part of making Meniscus matter.
CAREPOINTS Fund the construction of a feeding kitchen capable of providing meals daily to 150 orphans Fund the construction of a feeding kitchen capable of providing meals daily to 150 orphans and vulnerable children in the communities of Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Carepoints are built in association with a local African church with a heart to engage in community development ministry. As Carepoints grow they expand their services into medical care, education, and discipleship training.
$3500 for Construction Costs
AFRICAN CHILD SPONSORSHIP
Provide two meals per day, five days per week. Provide two meals per day, five days per week. Sponsorship funds all food, supplies, and kitchen staffing required to care for an orphan or vulnerable child, ensuring a nutritious diet through a safe neighborhood carepoint.
APPAL ACHIAN TUTORING PROGRAM BTP Tigres Camp Provide a scholarship for an under-resourced child to attend our month-long summer camp; math & reading tutoring program, soccer & recreation, discipleship & Bible study. We are also engaged in this community through on ongoing English as a Second Language (ESL) program, involving student interns from Appalachian State University School of Education. Bradford Trailer Park, Watauga County, NC
Fund an entire week of the Second Annual â€œBTP Tigres Campâ€? for fifty student campers. Sponsorship includes all equipment, teaching materials, snacks and lunches, transport, staff, and park rental needed to host the camp.
Fund an entire week of the BTP Tigres camp $1000
EQUIPPING EQUIPPING AFRICAN PASTOR & LEADERSHIP TRAINING Sponsors a two day intensive workshop for men and women in leadership. Sponsors a two day intensive workshop for men and women in leadership. Includes mid-day meals, tea breaks, transportation, all training materials, and staff follow-up in ongoing relationship.
AFRICAN TRANSL ATION SERVICES $15
Discipleship materials in local languages Translation of innovative audio, video, and notebook training materials from the Alpha Course, Discovery Bible Study, and Appalachian School of Ministry and Missions (AppSMM) into the local languages.
(we recommend a 6-8 hour minimum for translation consistency)
LOCAL RESOURCE KIT
Content for remote outlying locations
Bible in local African dialect
Copies of Leadership & Discipleship content for remote outlying locations; includes generator, projector, and leadership staff ongoing follow-up.
a solar powered, durable MP3 player with the audio Bible in the appropriate local language. This is a great help in areas of high illiteracy. Sponsorship includes ongoing leadership follow-up and relationships.
AFRICAN DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING
APPAL ACHIA, USA DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING
Nelspruit South Africa Training Base
Scholarships for short-course discipleship ministry training. Set in the Ehmke Street training base in Nelspruit or in the under-resourced township communities, scholarship sponsors a student throughout the training module of approximately 10 hours of class in English, Zulu, or Siswati. Contents include selections from the Alpha Course, Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, Vineyard Bible Institue, International School of Ministry (ISOM), and AppSMM. Provides for all student manuals, meals, and transportation costs, as well as ongoing staff relationships and follow-up.
Appalachian School of Ministry and Missions (AppSMM) America: Scholarships for AppSMM shortcourse discipleship ministry training. Set in the training base in Boone, NC, scholarship sponsors a student throughout the a short-course training module of approximately 10 hours of class. Contents include selections from the Alpha Course, Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, and AppSMM. Provides for all student manuals as well as ongoing staff relationships and follow-up.
APPAL ACHIAN EMPLOYMENT, LIFE SKILLS, AND DISCIPLESHIP VENTURE Mountain Summer Program This summer program provides structured paid internship opportunities, along with formal employment, discipleship, and life skills training, as young adults within the under-resourced and Latino communities of the Appalachaian Mountains work with and are mentored within Meniscus Inc and other effective area non-profit community development ministries. Trainees will be direct employees of Mensiscus Inc. The goal is three fold: to develop mature young adults with employable job skills, to grow young Christian models $2250 per student and mentors within their community, to cultivate a culture of service and honor. Maximum of 10 scholarships per summer session.
AFRICA MICRO-ENTERPRISE & LIFE SKILLS VENTURE Practical skills & living hope Sponsor a South African young adult through a hands-on microenterprise training at the Litsemba Center; linking together practical life skills, small business training and mentoring, and maturity in spiritual life in following Jesus. Funding provides $275 training materials, ongoing mentorship, and initial â€˜seed fundingâ€™ for micro-enterprise launch. Sponsor will be able to establish ongoing contact with sponsored young adult.
BROTHERS FOR LIFE African Young Men’s “Brothers For Life” Community Transformation
Sponsor a group breakfast and training $100
Sponsor a complete week-long, intensive Brothers for Life Transformation Camp 40–50 attendees $3200
Sponsor the launch of a second Brothers for Life chapter in a neighboring township $230 10–20 initial young men per month for staffing & supplies
A grass-roots township community effort, the Brothers are a group of approximately fifty under-resourced young men – aged early teens to early thirties- who have banded together to push back against the darkness within their communities; abuse, drugs, illiteracy, unemployment, rape, crime, broken families, corruption. Gathering daily at the Litsemba Center, these young men are meeting on their own initiative to grow in practical skills, character, and spiritual maturity. They actively seek to take their lives and communities from “minus to plus”.
And so you can see the plans for 2014 for Meniscus Inc, and we hope that you will become a part of our team and our community – SERVING, EQUIPPING, TRANSFORMING. SERVING individuals and communities, especially the oppressed and the under-resourced, in a relation-based and honoring manner. EQUIPPING with best-practices training and skills toward holistic community development; psychological, social, economic, and spiritual. Kindling TRANSFORMATION –from minus to plus- as individuals, families, communities, and cultures are healed, restored and transformed by the power of a living God.
We are seeing it happen in Africa and Appalachia, in homes and in churches and in whole communities. Cultures can be changed. Be a part of it. Your contribution has a direct impact. Your recommendation to others spreads the word. Are we a community development organization? Are we a humanitarian aid organization? Are we a missions organization? Are we a ministry school for ordinary people? Are we a church planting support team? Are we committed to following Jesus in Africa and in America? Yes.
“Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and the loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world.” James 1:27 “The thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” Jesus, John10:10 “Whoever catches a glimpse of the revealed counsel of God –the free life!- even out of the corner of his eye, and sticks to it, is no distracted scatterbrain but a man or woman of action. That person will find delight and affirmation in the action.” James 1:25
GIVE WHERE NEEDED By giving in this manner you are allowing your gift to be used where it is most needed. Since 2006, over 88% of all donated funds go directly to field projects, so you can know that your donation has a direct impact in the lives of others.
You can either send a check to “Meniscus Inc” at P.O. Box 12764, Raleigh, NC 27605 or Go to www.Meniscusinc.com and donate online via our secure PayPal link.
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