Repost from Facebook (originally published on July 9, 2016)
My mission team and I live and work among the poor on Camiguin Island, doing all we can to meet their material needs (food, medicine, housing, etc.) as well as their emotional and spiritual needs.
One of our primary focus is our educational sponsorship program. We financially sponsor 22 students in four different colleges. These students come from impoverished families, many of whom struggle to earn enough money for food and other necessities, making higher education a luxury which they could never afford. Our dream is to provide these young men and women with the opportunity to continue their education and ultimately to help raise their families out of the cycle of poverty.
In addition to sponsoring their education, we also meet regularly with these students, mentoring them as they mature into Christian adults. Many of them come from broken homes and have experienced abuse or personal loss. Since we first began this program a year and a half ago, we have witnessed tremendous growth and healing in the students’ lives.
The majority of our students receive full sponsorship, covering their tuition and academic fees as well as food and transportation expenses. A few of the students receive only partial scholarship to cover their tuition and additional expenses on an as-needed basis. One student’s full sponsorship costs $350 per semester. Our goal is to raise $5,700 per semester to cover the cost of sponsoring these students.
All of our funding for this mission comes from individual donations. Our organization, Family Missions Company, is a 501 (c)(3), so all donations are tax deductible. Please help us make the dream of continuing education a reality to offer a brighter future to these young men and women.
If you would like to donate towards this program, you can write a check to Family Missions Company and mail it to the address below. Just write “Camiguin College Fund” under the memo. Alternatively, you can donate online by visiting http://www.familymissionscompany.com/ Remember to write “Camiguin College Fund” under the comments box.
Family Missions Company
12624 Everglade Road
Abbeville, LA 70510
Thank you and Gob bless you!