Don Moen and Friends School for Excellence

Don Moen and Friends School for Excellence

It will soon be Thanksgiving here in the United States – a holiday where we stop and “Give Thanks” for all the Lord has done.  I want to share something I’m thankful for this year: a closed door.

Earlier this year, I had planned to be touring internationally this fall.  However, plans changed. Some of our hosts needed to change their dates and some had to cancel unexpectedly.  Doors shut – concerts were cancelled, and my calendar was open.

While doors to international ministry were closing, God was opening new ones.  I now had an opportunity to try something I’ve been wanting to do for several years.  I called a few friends and asked if I could come to their church and lead an evening of worship and share my vision for Worship In Action and the impact we can have all over the world.  In a few short weeks, my friend Lenny LeBlanc and I had the pleasure of visiting churches in Kansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Maryland sharing something BIG – that I’d like to share with you as well.

It’s something I’ve never done before, and I’m excited to let you know how you can be part of it.

In 2020, Worship In Action will be constructing a beautiful 18 room school building on the property of Royal Seed Home. We’re calling it the “Don Moen and Friends School for Excellence.” Here is a rendering of the building:

The mother of the Royal Seed Home, Naomi, many years ago purchased a large piece of property in the country to be the future home of RSH. The time finally arrived for the children to move to the farm, and they couldn’t be happier. They have wide open spaces to run, play, worship, garden, raise chickens and pigs…it’s a wonderful home.

The downside of moving to the country is the children now have to travel long distances to and from school. The vehicle used to transport the children is unreliable and expensive to maintain. It breaks down easily as it travels over poorly constructed dirt roads. In the rainy season, the road often washes out, making a trip to school impossible. The best option for the children is to construct a school building right where they live.

I’m thrilled to share that to date we have raised 69% of the overall construction budget.

The school building will cost $90,000 (USD) to build, and friends in Kansas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Maryland have already contributed $61,728. Praise the Lord!

As Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, I would like to give you an opportunity to be a part of something that will minister to children for years and years to come. Perhaps you, your family, your church or Bible study group would like to adopt one of the six remaining classrooms for $5,000. Or, perhaps you would like to join other Worship In Action supporters to build a classroom for $100, $200 or $500. Whatever the size of your gift, you will be a significant part of making this dream a reality. I thank you in advance.

I’m heading to Ghana in early December to host a fundraiser in Accra and to visit the site of the new building. We will be sharing about the school building this month and next, with the hope to fully fund this project by year’s end. Thank you for standing with us as we look forward to breaking ground on the “Don Moen and Friends School for Excellence” in Ghana in 2020.

God bless you.

Sincerely,

Don Moen and WIA Team

Bahamas Water Relief

On September 1, 2019, Hurricane Dorian struck the beautiful islands of the Bahamas. The hardest hit, Grand Bahama and Abaco, felt upwards of 225mph winds as the eye of the hurricane slowed to a near stop for more than nine hours over the islands.

The United Nations says some 77,000 Bahamians are presently in need of water, food and shelter in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The official death toll is 50, but the actual number of people killed in the storm could potentially reach the thousands. Countless men, women and children are still missing.

Worship In Action is joining Air Mobile Ministries of Titusville, Florida to address dehydration and diminishing drinking water supplies in the Bahamas. Air Mobile Ministries has already flown 22 water purification systems to one of the most remote and hardest hit areas, but more water purifiers are still needed. The weight and cost of transporting bottled water to areas not presently reachable via land, makes these incredible water systems even that more critical.

One water purification system weighs 20lbs, purifies 25 gallons of water per hour, and provides drinking water for up to 500 people per day. Given the extreme temperatures and humidity in the Bahamas, dehydration and contaminated water supplies are serious concerns. This water system is an extremely effective way to immediately provide potable water in the most dire circumstances. The cost of one water system is $2500. Please consider joining us in purchasing as many of these systems as possible.

As followers of Jesus Christ, we feel compelled to respond to this humanitarian crisis in the Bahamas. Christian aid agencies and local churches are actively engaged in relief efforts, providing basic needs and emotional, mental and spiritual support…and WIA is among them. To God be the glory! Thank you for your support.

God bless you.

Child Hunger Fund

I recently returned from a trip to Ghana. It was wonderful to see friends and to visit Royal Seed Home, again. Worship In Action has supported RSH for several years, and thanks to our partners I am glad to report the children are growing and doing very well. Thank you for your ongoing, faithful support.

As a father and grandfather, providing good meals is a top priority to me. It is hard to imagine children NOT having enough to eat. When I see reports of famine sweeping through South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen, I feel compelled to do something about it. Millions of people in these nations are at risk of starvation and the majority are children. Why? Conflict, drought and high food prices are to blame. The answer? Jesus touching hurting people through you and me.

Starvation is a major problem even among rural communities near Royal Seed Home in Ghana. Malnutrition is a silent killer that accounts for one-third of all child deaths in Ghana. For this reason, we believe the Lord is leading Worship In Action to establish a Child Hunger Fund. Month by month we will begin to address the global epidemic of child starvation. In partnership with local churches, food will find its way to those who need it most.

We humbly invite you to join us as founding partners of WIA’s Child Hunger Fund. To make a contribution, CLICK HERE or click the donate button below. As with our Baby Rescue and Education funds, this Child Hunger Fund will be active for as many years as the Lor blesses us with partners.

Thank you for standing with us as we together put our worship in action.

Let’s Fill the Food Pantry at Royal Seed Home.

I am thrilled to share with you that in three weeks time my band and I will be returning to Ghana for a worship event. And, of course, we plan to visit Royal Seed Home. I truly enjoy every trip to beautiful Ghana, especially the opportunity to see the orphans Worship In Action supports.

While thinking about this trip to Ghana, I felt inspired to ask my friends to join me in replenishing the food pantry at Royal Seed Home. I have five children and seven grandchildren. When we eat family meals, it takes A LOT of food to feed us all. Imagine feeding 150+ children and workers three meals per day!  That is not an easy task. Royal Seed Home will ALWAYS need food for the kids! 

Will you consider making a donation TODAY to replenish the RSH pantry with items such as chicken, rice, porridge, vegetables, bread, cooking oil, spices, etc.? I would like to take these donations with me to purchase and deliver a large supply of food while I’m in Ghana. If so, please CLICK HERE or click the donate button below. As a dad and grandfather, my heart rejoices at the thought of these precious kids having more than enough food to eat.

Thanks a million for your prayers and faithful support!

Sincerely,
Don & WIA Team

Adopt a Teacher

Mother Teresa said, “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”  There is something very special about teachers, especially ones who serve orphans. They teach with great love and with great hope for the future.

The teachers at Royal Seed School are exceptional individuals. They get their hands dirty, wiping rice from faces after breakfast and lunch. They clean noses and hands and feet. They serve as Jesus served. And somehow, in the midst of simple tasks like these, they also manage to teach the children letters, numbers and even how to speak English.

Worship In Action is committed to supporting the educational needs of our children. The teachers at Royal Seed Home earn an equivalent of $50 each month. If you have a heart for education, would you consider “ADOPTING A TEACHER” on a recurring basis? A gift of $50 per month supports one teacher; $100 supports two teachers, etc. Your consistent, monthly gifts will bring unimaginable stability and peace of mind to both teachers and students. To God be praise for his abundant goodness! 

Please CLICK HERE or click the donation button below to give a one-time or recurring donation to WIA’s Education Fund. An investment in the teachers of Royal Seed School will certainly reap life-long and eternal returns. Imagine your support walking into a classroom every day, changing lives for generations to come. This is what will happen when you give.

Thank you for joining us as together we put our worship in action.

With love and appreciation,
Don Moen & WIA Team