A Special Invitation to Create Lasting Impact…
Posted by Jamie and Alissa on June 24, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments
New Life Abounds…
We’ve received dozens of visitors over the last few years as they come to visit the work at the Sarobidy Center– some have specifically come to see the reforestation nursery, some have come to see the maternity center, while others have been friends, family, bosses and potential future teammates. The common observation that people share with us as they leave is that the center is a place where NEW LIFE abounds… literally and figuratively.
New life as mamas bring LIFE into the world…
New life as women receive weekly education and engage in Bible Study…
New life as thousands of baby trees sprout…
New life as villagers are taught how to reforest and protect their environment both now and for generations to come…
New life as women in our artisan program find employment and hope through the work of their hands…
New life as 70-100+ kids experience love and hear God’s Truths each week…
New life as families gather for church that speaks God’s abounding grace and His uncontainable love for each of us…
Our Lord is the ultimate giver of NEW LIFE and He has allowed this ministry of new life to burst forth as together we seek to restore health, forests and hope in Christ here in Madagascar!
As we shared in our May Newsletter
, the original owners of the Sarobidy Center property have agreed to sell the 5-acre piece of property and we’ve settled on a price of 100,000 Euros (roughly $111,000)! This property is the CENTER of the entire ministry
and includes the Sarobidy Maternity Center
, our classroom which doubles as our Sarobidy Creations
artisans room, the office
for both the maternity center and Eden Projects
, two smaller houses for staff
, a large gazebo where we have our once a month church services
and where our teammates hold a weekly Saturday morning Kids ClubANDEden Reforestation Project’s
research nursery, seed bank and gallery forest.
Sarobidy Maternity Center
Sarobidy Creations Artisan Project
Monthly Malagasy/English Church Service
Weekly Kids Club
Eden Reforestation Projects Research Nursery
Of course, $111,000 is no small chunk of change but we know that many hands together make a big impact in the ability to purchase the property and create lasting impact in Madagascar!
All donations, small and large and everything in between are 100% tax deductible through our mission organization, WorldVenture. Upon purchase, WorldVenture, a registered non-profit in the USA, and an internationally recognized NGO here in Madagascar will own the property ensuring that the Sarobidy Center property will be used to continue to bless, serve and partner with the surrounding community for generations to come!
For donations given between now and August 15th, Red Island Restoration and the Sarobidy Center would like to show our appreciation to all donors by offering the following thank you rewards…
Any amount– video sent by email with a message of thanks from the men, women and children blessed by the Sarobidy Center…
$100.– handwritten card (translated of course) and picture from one of the mamas at the maternity center
$250.– handcrafted Christmas Ornament made by the ladies of Sarobidy Creations
$500.– name etched on brick that will become the walls of the maternity waiting home PLUS picture of the finished house with YOUR brick PLUS Christmas Ornament
$1000.– small 7″ handcrafted recycled aluminum Baobab tree PLUS name etched on brick of maternity waiting home
$5,000.– large 17″ handcrafted recycled aluminum Baobab tree PLUS name etched on brick of maternity waiting home
$10,000.– A night at Antsanitia Resort, a beautiful partnering hotel 25km north of the Sarobidy Center and a site of one of Eden’s Dry Deciduous reforestation sites PLUS a nocturnal hike to see mouse lemurs, chameleons and other amazing wildlife… led by yours truly… Jamie and Neal! PLUSlarge baobab, ornament, brick, card and video! **
$20,000.– Half-day deep sea fishing trip with Antsapeche… think BIG fish (with chance to snorkel and spearfish!) PLUS guided tour by Jamie and Neal of Eden Project’s dry deciduous nursery and reforestation site at Antsanitia PLUS large baobab, ornament, brick, card and video! **
$50,000.– “Generous Gift From ___” plaque at the Sarobidy Center PLUS night at Antsanitia with nocturnal hike PLUS half-day deep sea fishing trip with Antsapeche and guided tour of nursery and reforestation site PLUS large baobab, ornament, brick, card and video! **
** Sorry, airfare and additional accommodations in Madagascar are not included **
We humbly ask for your partnership as together we endeavor to raise the full amount to purchase the Sarobidy Center property!
To donate online:
to be directed to the dedicated Sarobidy Maternity Center page through our mission organization, WorldVenture. In the comments section, please specify “Sarobidy Center Property Purchase”
To donate by mail:
Make your check to WorldVenture and specify #6401-909 in the memo and include an attached piece of paper stating “Sarobidy Center Property Purchase”. Mail to:
1501 W. Mineral Ave
Littleton, CO 80120
To donate by phone:
Call WorldVenture directly at (800) 487-4224 and ask to speak to donations. Please specify that your donation is to be directed to account #6401-909 and more specifically for the “Sarobidy Center Property Purchase”.
Remember, only those donations made on or before August 15th are eligible for a THANK YOU REWARD! Rewards will be sent towards the end of 2016!
All donations are so incredibly appreciated and as always, are 100% tax deductible!
Thank you for partnering with us to bring life to this corner of Madagascar through the Sarobidy Center!
Because the Lord is the GIVER OF LIFE…