“The Church must be a threat to injustice.”
WOW has a singular focus: “caring for orphans and widows in their distress” with a view to playing our part in God’s commitment to be “Father to the fatherless and defender of widows” (Ps. 68:5).
Our calling, therefore, is to provide Home Based Care (HBC) to the vulnerable and dying – the “least of these” as Jesus put it (Mt. 25:40-45).
Our funding is focused on several vital areas of need attached to HBC such as medicine, twice weekly visits from trained church-based volunteers, transport to clinics and hospitals when needed, food security and bicycles for volunteers, and regular monitoring and evaluation. It is comprehensive and bathed in consistent prayer. Indeed, our ministry is predicated on both teaching and practicing the love of God for the “weakest link”.
Administration: This is how we “keep the lights on” and ensure every dollar is spent strategically and with integrity.
Awareness & Fundraising: Letting you know what the needs are and how to make a difference in the life of an orphan and widow.
Program: Implementing, monitoring and evaluating Home Based Care on the ground is the end result of your gift and the reason we exist!
Currently, we are involved in South Africa, Malawi, and Zambia, with a new effort in South India.
We have recently extended our ministry reach to orphans and widows fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. A network of churches in western Ukraine and eastern Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia have opened their facilities as refugee centres. The big need is food. So WOW is helping fund the purchase of groceries, feeding these precious souls in their flight to freedom.
Everything we do is in partnership with local churches and dedicated to community transformation.
Most, but not all, of our volunteers, are women, many of them vulnerable widows themselves. A critical feature of our care is the mitigation of gender-based violence. Every church in our ministry orbit has become a champion of young women and girls.
We operate modestly but effectively and have done so for over 20 years. An audited financial statement is available on request.
Every program focuses on the gospels in a verse-by-verse study that is both comprehensive and inspiring. Cantelon’s perspective is unique in that he planted the “King of Kings” church in Israel and lived in Jerusalem with his family for seven years. He knows the country, the culture, and the history of Israel intimately, bringing these insights to his gospel exposition.
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