10/40 Window

The 10/40 window is the phrase used to describe an area of the world with the most people groups still unreached by the gospel of Christ, such as the Shaikh, Yadava, Turks, Moroccan Arabs, Pushtun, Jat and Burmese. As its name suggests, this area extends from 10 degrees to 40 degrees North of the equator, and stretches from North Africa across to China. The 10/40 window is also home to most of the world’s population of Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists.

Greenhouse Church supports multiple missionaries and church planting movements throughout this area, though, due to persecution, their exact locations and activities are not published. We partner with Live Dead and Global Initiative to support church planting, indigenous leadership and sending missionaries into areas that have not yet heard or responded to the good news of Jesus.

Kenya

Greenhouse partners with Orphan Outreach to provide for urgent needs and humanitarian aid to orphans, vulnerable children, and families in the Bungoma, Kenya.

More than a half of Kenya’s population lives below the poverty line, on less than one U.S. dollar a day. The most vulnerable are families and children living in the urban slums, in the arid lands of northern Kenya and in areas of the country worst affected by HIV. These are also the areas with high child mortality and low enrollment in school. UNICEF reports that out of an estimated 2.4 million orphans and vulnerable children in need of care and support, about 1.2 million are believed to be due to rising AIDS mortality. Greenhouse has partnered with Orphan Outreach’s ministry in Kenya since the fall of 2015.

Bungoma is an impoverished, rural town in northwest Kenya, bordered by Uganda to the west. Families in Bungoma face extreme poverty and many children live with their extended families because their parents have died of AIDS. The poverty levels among the households in this area are alarmingly high. This has a direct consequence on the ability of such households to effectively meet the needs of their members, including food and access to competent healthcare and quality education.

Orphan Outreach and Greenhouse partner with a local church’s school project, Madeleine School, that serves approximately 200 children in a rural area of Bungoma. We are providing support for the school social worker, medical staff, an agricultural program, urgent needs and monthly sponsorships for the children to attend the school.

Greenhouse and Orphan Outreach are partnering to initially sponsor 50 students in Candlelight School. Sponsorship cost $36 a month or $432 a year. To learn more about the children needing sponsors, click below.

Sponsor a Child

Thailand

Greenhouse partners with Missionary Sam and Life for the Innocent (LFTI) to work to rescue and rehabilitate victims of human trafficking. Missionary Sam and LFTI are committed to seeing an end to human trafficking on the planet. It begins with a team rescuing children from a life of abuse. Next they provide shelter, food, clothing, medical attention and education as the restoration begins. Lastly, they watch the Lord renew children’s lives as they receive hope in Jesus Christ and get adopted into a loving Christian family. Missionary Sam and his partners in South Asia are also very active in church planting throughout South Asia, especially in regions where few or no Christian churches exist.

At present, we have been able to help fund the construction of eight children’s homes in South Asia. Our Senior Pastor has personally visted several of these homes, and has seen first-hand the powerful work being done by our partners in South Asia.

“You need to know what a great work is being accomplished in South Asia.  I am so used to American pastors and ministries overstating their ministries and exaggerating their results.  It’s the marketing mentality, and I get it. Our culture is inundated with advertisers.  But something beautiful happens whenever I meet people that seem to under-promise and then over-deliver.  That is the case with the work in Asia with Missionary Sam.”  – Pastor Mike Patz

“We do what we do because we don’t want even one child to be abused or trafficked.  Can we rescue every one of them? God willing YES!  How do we stop this deadly disease of human trafficking? The answer is the Gospel. Only the infectious grace of Jesus Christ can truly change the human heart and reorder its desires.  It is our only solution, In the words of German Chancellor Adanaeur “Outside of Jesus, I see no other hope for the world”.  – Missionary Sam to Greenhouse Church, Oct 2012

To give towards the life-changing work being done in South Asia click the “Give” button at the top of this page and select “Missionary Sam”. We do not hold back one penny for overhead and every dollar given makes its way to the precious work taking place in South Asia.

Funds Breakdown

It only takes $1,385 to rescue a priceless child.  This money provides 8 months of all the basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, education, medical attention, counseling, and adoption into a Christian home.  Along the path of recovery, we have found that a key to their healing is the acceptance and love from the other children who have emerged from that same darkness.  Through this process they come into the light and arms of Jesus.  It is a true blessing to see God’s Word come to life in the hands of their care givers, counselors and teachers as they pour out His love and understanding.  Here’s how your contribution is used to rescue those affected by human trafficking and restore them to a life in Christ.

Medical Check Up  – $45
Food – $375
Staffing (8 mo.)  – $650
School  – $100
Identity Papers  – $75
Personal Items  – $15
Counseling  – $50
Guardianship  – $75
Total Cost from Rescue to Restoration and Adoption – $1385

Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work? Proverbs 24:11-12

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