Our Mission

Shepherd’s Heart International ministry seeks to demonstrate the heart of God in a practical way by helping build up the communities surrounding the churches of the ministers we support.  We do this by investing in education and granting start up funds for poultry projects and farming.

So many times, the people who are living in poverty have so much ingenuity and a strong work ethic. Many times, they only need startup capital to help them achieve success.

This is where we strive to help. By investing in the people of the community through various projects, training programs and education initiatives we hope to empower these people to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their communities.

Education

 

In a small rural village in Northern Mozambique, children had little access to education.  There was no school in the village and the nearest school was too far to walk.   In 2106 Shepherd’s Heart International partnered with a local organization to build the first school in the village.  We employed 3 teachers, cooks, and a night guard and opened our doors to the first 50 preschool students who arrived on registration day.

The school has been praised by community and government leaders as a huge success and asset to the community.  Children are fed twice daily and have a playground to run and play.

In January of 2018 the second school building will be completed and 2 more teachers hired.  This will allow the preschool students to continue their education in the first grade.

Our goal is to provide quality education to this community through the 12th grade as well as technical training in agriculture and ministry.

 

 

 

 

Poultry Programs

Our first poultry program began in this September 2015 in Naivasha, Kenya. God provided funds for the first 500 chicks, an incubator, and funds to upgrade the land and coop where they will live. We now have 750 laying hens and a coop that will hold another 750.  It is our hope that the income from the sale of eggs will fully fund our Royal Boys Program within the next 18 months.

We will begin our second poultry program in a rural area of Northern Mozambique.  The sale of eggs for this site will allow for a steady protein source in the community as well as provide supplemental income for our school that is located in the same village.

Farming

In September of 2015, we begun a Farming Program test plot of 2+ acres of land. This plot will allow one of our ministry partners to grow enough food to support 22 orphaned kids (Destiny Kids Program) for a few months.

In 2018 we will begin a second farming initiative in Northern Mozambique.  This will allow our ministry partners to provide food for the Sharing Hope School and help the program become sustainable.