Aid Care Training Supply
Aid: Acts will respond where possible to emergency situations in all areas of disaster, natural or otherwise, famine, war, or pestilence, if we have dedicated people on the ground. This is subject to appeals, and the ability we have amongst our supporters to raise funds when necessary. We are non-denominational, and we do not discriminate between colour, race, gender, or creed.
Care: Born out of loving, caring Christian concern for underprivileged men, women and children, Acts aims are to bring dignity and support, where as a result of disaster, injustice, sexism, prejudice and the caste system, people are deprived of dignity and great need is created, and endeavour in love, to relieve human need. Some of the projects we partner with are amongst many of the world’s poorest people, and we endeavour to help release those in slavery to poverty and prejudice, women locked into prostitution, and all living in dirty, unhealthy slums in India and Africa. Our partners provide invaluable advice and care to vulnerable people, to these ends.
Training: Our motivation through the Gospel message, is to train men and women to reach and teach the message of our Lord Jesus Christ, to assist in the translation of the word of God, and for the furtherance of Christian teaching. We believe in basic education for underprivileged children, to assist in alleviating the cycle of poverty they are trapped in. Through our key workers we have been able to assist in the provision of basic education within accredited schools. Many of our key workers train basic hygiene and health care, including the dangers of AIDS, and direct people into government HIV & AIDS care programs when required. We have also come alongside other partners in India working with street and railway children, drug addicts, alcoholics and AIDS victims, facilitating and helping them, giving hope to many young people where little or no social care is provided.
Often through our partners where youngsters have been through detoxification programs, we are able to help many of these young people on into education, opening new horizons and giving them greater choices, and hope where none existed before
Supply: Supply is another practical means of displaying the love of God; for what value is the gospel if it leaves a man hungry and dying. What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2:14-17
Through our overseas partners we supply aid, care, and training, but supply can come in many subtle forms. Children being educated are often so malnourished that they are unable to develop properly, so a square meal a day is required to ensure that they can learn. We have Provided housing with sanitary facilities for key workers, to reduce the risk of them falling ill with the same disorders that so many of those living in the slums, and who they are working with have. Again, through trusted partners we have been privileged to supply basic food and medical care to folk in leper villages, who are otherwise shunned by the outside world, with no help from local authorities.
Women have featured quite prominently in the concerns of the Acts remit, providing them with washing and toilet facilities, restoring their dignity, particularly in slum areas and rural situations. Many women can only wash or carry out toiletries after dark, otherwise they run the risk of being raped. Other hazards in rural villages, include being bitten by snakes or scorpions when going into nearby bushes. Having no toilet facilities also causes unsanitary conditions, and the contamination of water supplies for wells dug nearby.
Access to clean sanitary drinking water is a huge problem in Third World Countries, Acts have facilitated many wells with pump heads attached, across parts of Africa and India, saving the lives of so many people. As a Christian organisation, we believe in spreading the gospel by relieving need and showing the love of God through the generous provisions of others in the Christian community. All our long-term projects are planned to achieve the goal of becoming self-supporting entities, which local people oversee, and are responsible for raising finances and support for. It is a fundamental ethos of the Acts team, that the projects we support are not reliant on on-going financial support, but by collaboration to build sound management and acumen within a project.