CRISTA Ministries Programs
is a Christian global relief and development organization. With our supporters, our faith compels us to extend life-saving help and opportunity to people facing the most profound human challenges of extreme poverty. At World Concern, the solutions we offer, the work we do—with your help—creates lasting, sustainable change. Lasting change that provides lasting hope.
With your partnership, World Concern’s efforts reach deep into the most remote corners of the planet, where climate and geography, societal instability and scarce infrastructure create incredible challenges to the people living there.
We seek to fully immerse ourselves in the interests of the people we serve, enabling us to plan, scale and develop programs tailored to each particular community’s circumstance.
We know that offering people short-term handouts is necessary at times, but that it doesn’t solve the reoccurring problems associated with extreme poverty. We ask the people we help to serve with us—building the programs they need—enabling them to realize their God-given potential.
Our areas of expertise include disaster response, clean water, education, food security, child protection, microfinance and health. Learn more: www.worldconcern.org
Christian Veterinary Mission
is challenging, empowering, and facilitating veterinarians to serve others through their profession, living out their Christian faith. www.cvmusa.org
is providing encouragement and hope through uplifting music and message. We send this message of hope and encouragement through four radio stations: SPIRIT 105.3, PRAISE 106.5, AM 630 KCIS, and SPIRIT 105.9 FM. www.crista.org/broadcasting/
is transforming lives through joyful, character-building camp experiences. Check out www.cristacamps.com
CRISTA Senior Living
is bringing joy and purpose to the lives of seniors through a community like no other. www.cristaseniors.com
goal is to prepare students for college and for lives committed to excellence for Christ. Our rigorous academic curriculum, broad range of elective choices, student involvement in community-service projects and extracurricular activities are all designed to achieve that goal. www.kingsschools.org
Seattle Urban Academy
is transforming youth at risk into young adults with hope. www.seattleurbanacademy.org
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Donate to CRISTA Ministries and make a difference in the lives of those suffering in extreme poverty around the world.
Through World Concern’s 44-Cent Cure, you can cure a child from painful intestinal parasites for less than the cost of a postage stamp.
The squeamish among us would rather not think about intestinal worms. But they are a reality for millions of children in developing countries. Poor hygiene, lack of clean water and sanitation – even bare feet – lead to parasitic infection. The effects are debilitating: malnutrition, pain, sickness, sleep disturbance, poor school attendance – all things that perpetuate poverty.
But there’s a simple cure, and it costs just 44 cents. Deworming medicine, followed by a dose of vitamin A, can restore a child to health.
Like most of the children in her slum neighborhood in Haiti, the climate doesn’t bother Jolene — but the lack of sanitation does. Parasites entered through the soles of her feet. Worms living inside her likely began to siphon nutrients from the meager food she eats, and the pain it caused would cause her to cry out in her sleep at night.
Her family is poor, and her mom had no money for doctor visits or medicines. For Jolene, the treatment worked almost immediately. Her mother said it was a “blessing.” She knew, without the help of World Concern donors, her little Jolene might never have been released from this suffering.
Your compassion means that a child like Jolene can live without worms.