This page highlights the organizations and projects that received Acts of Grace grants in 2016.
This project provides interior furnishings and finishes to complete the construction of the skills training centre so that innovative agriculture and non-formal education training programs as well as community outreach, evangelism and church planting initiatives can be implemented to enhance economic opportunity and bring the Gospel to this extremely poor region in Northern Cambodia.
This project provides the funds to raise and set the dining hall on a new foundation as the first phase of renovation and redesign of the building. The dining hall renovations will increase the accessibility, capacity, efficiency and comfort of the building for campers and staff participating in summer camps and specialty weekend programs that teach outdoor skills while providing opportunity for children and youth to grow in their relationship with Christ.
This project is part of a recurring grant that provides free bus transportation to youth ages 12 to 15 from low-income communities in Hamilton, Ontario so that they can attend City Youth, a leadership development program that teaches them about God while providing leadership training, mentoring and service opportunities.
This project is part of a recurring grant originally approved in 2014.
This project provides new surgical equipment for the operating room used to perform life-changing surgeries for some of Uganda’s most vulnerable children. The new equipment will significantly raise the standard of surgical care provided by the clinic by greatly reducing the inherent risks of administering anesthesia and performing surgeries on children. It will also increase the number and type of surgeries possible through new partnerships formed with visiting surgeons specializing in areas other than orthopedics so that the trajectory of a child's life can shift from one of certain disability to one with hope for a future.
This project will provide for the translation, publication and distribution of Scripture into the heart language of one of Guinea Bissau’s indigenous people groups. These passages and other educational literature will be used as teaching tools to facilitate literacy classes in this heart language as well as in the local working language and will also act as evangelism and discipleship tools for the church so that all people in this region will be able to experience the transforming power of God’s Word in their own language.
This project provides Bible-based theological, character and ministry training, using the LeadersFor program (developed by The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada), to equip Nigerian pastors and lay-leaders to more effectively grow and shepherd the church in their communities as well as replicate the program to develop ongoing leadership for an accelerated church planting movement in Nigeria.
This project provides the funds for the purchase of a 30-passenger school bus such that the learning center, which provides a Christ-centered education for refugee children living in Lebanon, is able to double its current roster and increase its impact to this and future generations through enhanced learning opportunities and the intentional witness to Christs’ love for these children.
This project provides for translation into French of Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) resources, specifically 3 Biblical counselling books and 10 mini booklets for use in SEMBEQ’s Certificate of Biblical Counselling program and use by Quebec pastors in their ministry as well as international use by seminaries and churches in French-speaking Europe, the Caribbean and Africa.
This project empowers a church congregation to understand their Biblical mandate to care for the vulnerable by teaching them how to develop and implement a community plan to meet their needs. Local farmers will be trained in the principles of conservation agriculture to help them grow more food, allowing the church to experience and extend Christ's compassion and live together in hope as God's community.