There are names and stories and friendships woven into our hearts. We prayed, “God, what do You want us to do for these our brothers, sisters, and children?” James 1:27 teaches this – “Real, true religion from God the Father’s perspective is about caring for the orphans and widows who suffer needlessly and resisting the evil influence of the world.” (The Voice).
And so Empower 127 was conceived. Through this mission we put love into action by empowering orphans, widows, vulnerable women and children.
We have an ever-growing number of feeding sites
Construction of schools where students are fed, clothed and educated, both academically and spiritually. The children graduating from our pre-schools are testing far above those graduating from government schools, all glory to God!
We hire, train and pay an excellent and caring teaching staff.
Through our relationship with Covenant of Peace International, we are able to engage in even more aspects of community care.
We plant churches, building them from the ground up. These churches, led by local pastors, are reaching unreached peoples and become the center of community life in their area. Each church is also a feeding, preschool, Bible clubs, youth ministry and center for trafficking and abuse awareness site.
We train and provide salaries for these local pastors.
We are partnering with a local community to build and staff a women’s home for battered and abused women, providing a safe place to receive counseling and heal.
We have an orphan home (currently housing 19 children, but the numbers are growing). This home not only provides a family unit, but also all the things that come with raising children – school fees, uniforms, medical care, food, clothing, blankets, and a safe, loving place to grow up. There are plans to open a second orphan home within the next 12 to 24 months.
Isaiah 54:10 assures us that even “‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ [so] says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” (NIV) When we put our love into action, the unfailing love of God is made known to all.
We went, we met them, and now we invite you to join in! As one big caring family, we can make a difference in this broken and hurting world. There is no such thing as other people’s children. There is no “them” and “us.” We are all God’s children, we are each worthy of love, and family is so much more than bloodlines. Would you like to join our family? We would love to have you! Join us in prayer, in practical support, and in believing that love put into action does make a difference.
Chad, Wendy, Brielle, & Caden
Contact Us: Owensnafrica@gmail.com