Projects all over the World

Casa Iona, Botosani - RomaniaXmas 2014 in Casa Ioana

Home for orphaned or abused children

The project to support Casa Ioana started in the year 2008.
This is a home for orphaned or abused children who receive Christian love and care from their new "parents".
The home was started entirely on faith and a sense of God’s calling and is struggling to meet the necessary costs.
casaioana.ro (www) 


Hilfe für Kinder in Chatterhat e.V, Bihar / West Bengal -India

2014 December Children in ChatterhatHelp for children providing schooling and care

Since 2003.
The project was introduced to APC by our organist, Hans-Peter Bähr, who supports it with concerts.
The project was started by Marianne Döring to provide schooling and care for children in Chatterhat.
Villages providing a home with house mothers, schooling and training for skills.
Mrs Döring visits India regularly, sends reports and photographs and she and her friend Mrs Bossmann have visited APC several times.
hilfe-chatterhat.de (www)


Damien Social Welfare Centre, Jharkhand - India

Provide schooling and training for a foster child

Since 1975. APC has supported children of leprosy patients at the leprosy hospital, to provide schooling and training. The Damian Welfare Organisation runs the leprosy hospital and gives care and schooling for patients’ families.
We have been supporting a foster child in Nirmala Girls School, Govindpur since 1975; as they grow up and finish schooling or training, we support another child. Regular reports are sent concerning the child’s studies and well being and we get a picture and handwritten cards every Christmas and Easter.
damiensocialwelfarecentre.com (www)


Peace Women’s Health-Care centre, Lahore - Pakistan

Promise of health-care education and improved health-care facilities

Bilal Town is a rural town outside Lahore, Pakistan. Due to severe poverty, illiteracy, gender identity and other factors that contribute to health care inequities, the women in this town suffer greatly.  The rate of rapes, no contraception, abortions and unhygienic means of treatments is high.
In 2014, Ms. Neelam Nisari, a missionary and a social worker founded “Peace Women’s Health-Care centre”, in hope to change the current situation.With a promise of health-care education and improved health-care facilities, the mission now continues with the help of American Protestant Church, Germany.

www.peacecenter.org.pk ...


Exodus Homes , U.S. registered charity, Hickory - USA

Help to homeless people to become

reintegrated into society

The project helps homeless people, often after periods in prison, to become re-integrated into society and to earn their own living. They have renovated homes to form a community and learned trades. The project relies on donations and last year the staff took no payment for themselves in order to keep the project going. 

exodushomes.com (www)


Giraffe Project, UK registrated charity, Nairobi - Kenya

Neema SchoolProvide educational opportunities in deprived areas of Nairobi

Founded in 2005 by Richard and Denise Baines, teachers in International schools and colleges in Belgium, the Giraffe Project is a UK registered charity providing educational opportunities for children and young people from extremely deprived areas of Nairobi. It works closely with 3 schools in and around the slums, and also provides support for teenagers to finish their studies in boarding schools outside. Graduates from secondary schools are sometimes offered places in vocational training colleges. All the schools are managed and run by local people.Supported by APC Youth & Adult-Missionstrip in 2012.
giraffeproject.org (www)


Herrnhuter Missionshilfe e.V., Sternberg / Ramallah - Palestine

Provide educational and other facilities for handicapped children

Since 2011. Support of the "Moravian Institute" in Rajpur, North India. To demonstrate the love of God in Jesus Christ by providing excellent educational and other facilities primarily to needy children. 

In 2012, the Herrnhuter recommended that APC change funding from the project in India to one in Palestine for handicapped children.


starmountain.org (www)


Love in Action , UK registered charity, Kathmandu - Nepal

Provide care, teaching and training for girls rescued from prostituion

Since 1993. APC supported this project which Sue Halstead started as a Family in KathmanduChristian home for young girls tricked or sold into prostitution in India. There they provide Christian care, teaching, training and look after those very ill with AIDS. Children of some of the neediest in the area are given food. There is also a centre in the slums of Mumbai now. An off-shoot of this the Tek’s home – he and his wife provide a home for as many girls as they can, relying only on donations. Sue has visited APC.


communitychurchkillingworth.com (www)


ILOILO House of Refuge, Central Philippine University, JARO, ILOILO CITY - Philippines

The misson of Iloilo House of Refuge is committed to rebuilding broken lives

Various missions/programs rendered by Social Workers. Coordinated by the Head of the Social Welfare Administration Prof. Carol Blando at Central Philippine University.
PROVIDE temporary shelter, immediate needs and care of abandoned Babies and arrangement of "foster families" for these poor babies.
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT - Day Care Centers, Feeding programs to
underprivileged, indigent, malnourished Children.
RELOCATION for the Homeless like those living under the bridges etc.
PROVIDE temporary shelter/ refuge of Women and Children who are victims of domestic violence, sexual harassment ( abused & raped)
EMERGENCY assistance like „Emergency room " to provide immediate needs of Women and Children in Crisis. This includes physical security, medical, legal, Psychological and spiritual counseling services.
THE TEMPORARY SHELTER SERVICES provides immediate refuge or sanctuary to Women and Children in Crisis and allows them at most 14 days temporary shelter for free including food, toiletries etc. 

http://www.cpu.edu.ph/cpupo/pub/idp7.htm


St. Andrews Childrens Home, UK registered charity, Lima - Peru

Xmas 2014 St.Andrews Childrens HomeHome for abandoned and handicaped children

Since 1996.
Brian and Betty Attwell of the UK founded this home in Chosica, Lima, Peru for children abandoned by their parents and handicapped children.
Sadly Brian died in 2010, but Betty is carrying on the work.
The children are given a home and taken care of until they are old enough to take care of themselves.
The handicapped children often stay much longer. In 2009 APC visited the home in preparation for the APC Fashion Show.
home.btclick.com (www)


Tyrand Cooperative Ministries, Inc., Tyrand / West Virginia - USA

Providing help where needed in a very poor area of the USA



Since 2006. Providing school supplies, clothing, food, and helping the elderly and handicapped where needed in an area without clean water or electricity. This area of the USA is very poor as mines have closed and many families have no work.


APC members Gudrun and Julia Horstkotte also support this project by visiting in the summer to help with summer bible school for the children, etc., and in 2012 raffled a quilt at APC made by the women of Tyrand. 



tyrandcoop.org (www)


United World Mission, South America

Support of theological Education to missionary scholars 

The mission of UWM’s Theological Education Initiative is to field and support missionary scholars who will contribute biblical theological education that is contextually relevant for the equipping of God’s people to serve the church and society. UWM is registered as a non-profit organization in the US. 

APC supports Christopher and Michelle Hays at their work in Latin America.
Please see their latest report - October 2017 update -

uwm.org (www)


Wycliff Deutschland e.V., Bafut - Cameroon

Support to translate the new Testament to Bafut language

Since 198. APC has been supporting Joseph Mfonyam in Cameroon while he translated the New Testament into the Bafut language. He also trains new translators and organizes literacy classes to enable church members to read the bible and take the gospel to their home villages. The bible has also been recorded in Bafut and tapes and players are provided for those who can not read.
At the same time he is translating small books on HIV-prevention together with other organizations and the government of Cameroon. His wife is educating the people about HIV-transmission and they are taking care of pregnant HIV positive females before delivering their child. Joseph Mfonyam visits APC every few years. 
wycliff.de (www)


Taw Meh Par Karen Development Program Shelter, Rangoon, Myanmar

The association creates a supportive environment for children and cares for 100 children to complete their education from primary school through university.

The shelter also seeks to inculcate a spirit of community service and leadership in the children.

The shelter in Rangoon was founded in 1995; the association also operates another shelter in Myawaddy, Karen State. The shelters do not receive any government funding. While the association is affiliated with the Karen Baptist church - Karen Baptist Convention - the shelter welcomes children and youth of all faiths.

The Taw Meh Par Karen Development Program Shelter houses, provides education, who are orphaned or impoverished children who come from conflict-affected rural areas where they have no access to education and risk conscription by the Burmese military or by ethnic armed groups.