Outreaches


CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: Since 1987, ASEA has operated a Christian School at very low costs to the students because most of them are from needy families. However, even with the low costs, many are unable to pay. In 1995, we began a Sponsorship Program whereby individuals, groups or churches can pay the necessary costs for one child. The cost per child is $25.00 per month. This donation will cover all curriculum, two school uniforms, a daily hot meal, plus any needed medical or dental care through our clinic. Students are waiting to be sponsored! You can really make a difference in one child’s life through this program. Our school has produced quality students and now offers the much needed computer training. We can use your old computers, too!


ARISE & SHINE SCHOOLS OF BIBLIOLOGY and THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY: Thousands have completed the ASSB course and it has changed their Christian lives. This program is made available to the local churches. The Seminary provides even further education for those desiring it.

MEDICAL CLINIC AND OUTREACHES: ASEA operates a totally free medical clinic for those in the poorest communities in the area. Each patient is ministered to, physically and spiritually. Trained Filipino health workers operate the clinic. Outreach clinics are also held along with evangelistic crusades. During one of these clinics into very poor areas, about 50 patients are seen at a cost of around $75.00 per clinic. These outreach clinics are held, as the funds are available. Sometimes we must help patients receive further care at larger medical facilities. ASEA covers these needs as much as possible.

BIBLE CLUB: In 1995, ASEA missionaries began a Bible Club for some of the poorest children in the area of our Philippines Headquarters. Children gather on Saturday morning at the ASEA Building for Bible stories, puppet shows, fun and games, plus a meal. This ministry has experienced tremendous growth (close to 100 children attending) and is the highlight of the week for these children. Most of them live in shacks along the river or railroad tracks. Through the Bible Club they experience the love of Christ in their lives.

FEEDING PROGRAMS: One of the ASEA churches is located in an extremely poor area of Manila, the garbage dump. This church operates a weekly feeding program for the children in the area. They budget is very small, but the need is very great (around $50 per month). Our headquarters also runs a ministry called Elijah’s Pantry. This ministry provides groceries to local families who find themselves in a desperate state.

HOW CAN YOU HELP:

Besides funds, there are other areas you can help us with. In the Philippines, we are in need of several items that are actually more cost-efficient to have purchased in the US, or you might have many around your homes and no longer need them. You can acquire or gather up these items and ship them directly to us.

Study Bibles: The ministers in the Philippines that ASEA is training and helping to begin works cannot afford to purchase good study Bibles that may sell for what several weeks’ wages would be. There are two types of Bible needed: The Full Life Study Bible (NIV or NKJV) by Zondervan; and The NIV Study Bible by Zondervan. Also, any good, second-hand leather Bibles (NIV, KJV or NKJV) or Bible Commentaries are needed.

ACE Materials: New or used ACE materials (PACEs, Score Keys, accompanying books, etc.) are needed for the Christian School in Cabuyao (grades K-10). This is a desperate need! We are still using and reusing PACEs from the first year we opened! You can also donate funds to go toward the purchase of these materials.

Used Clothing: Each year at Christmas, we conduct a special evangelistic outreach to the poor in our area known as “Open House”. Members from the church solicit funds, household items and used clothes for the event. Poor families are invited to come and allowed to “shop” (free, of course!) in the room prepared with all the donated goods. The day also includes the noon meal, an evangelistic service, plus fun and games. It is always a great success. Temperatures in the Philippines are always hot, so only summer clothing is needed. Shoes are also a great blessing. Boxes sent by the end of August will arrive just in time for this special event. At other time, these items can be used for special outreaches.

Medicines and Medical Supplies: Most of what we use is purchased in the Philippines, but certain items that are either very expensive or are used a lot could be sent. Those working in the medical field often have access to many of the items we need. It may be possible to secure permission to collect unused (and free!) items at your work place, and ship them.

Non-Prescription Medicines:
Acetaminophen, 500 mg tablets
Multivitamins with Iron for adults and Chewable Vitamins for children Actifed or Sudafed tablets
Cold Tablets for adults and chewable tablets for children
Fungus Medicines containing Tolnaftate (lotion, cream, ointment or spray)
Hydrocortisone (Cortain) cream or ointment
Preparations for Vaginal Infections (creams, ointments or suppositories)
Preparations for Scabies and Lice (Kwell)
Antibiotic Eye Drops or Ointments
Eye Drops for Irritation and Redness
Decongestant Drops for Infants (such as Dimetapp)
Antibiotic Ear Drops

 

Medical Supplies:
Band-Aids (cloth adhesive type is best)
Bandage Tape (especially the waterproof type)
Gauze Bandage in Rolls or Squares (all sizes, but especially 2” by 2”)
Flexible Gauze Rolls (such as Kling)
Petroleum Jelly (plastic jars only)
Cotton-Tipped Applicators (wooden Stick)
Otoscope Covers
Plastic Medicine Cups (for measuring liquid medicine)

Miscellaneous Items:
Sunglasses (for those with eye conditions that need protection from the sun, wind and dust)
Reading Glasses (various strengths)

Prescription Medicines: (ask Doctors for samples)
Ventolin Inhalers or Tablets (Salbutamol) for asthma
Any Antibiotic Tablets

Guidelines and Notes:
Generic Medicines are usually much cheaper than name brand and just as good. Do not send any medicine in glass bottles. Avoid any liquids if possible (except for Scabies/Lice Preparations). Make sure the expiration date is at least six months from the date of shipping. The Philippine Government will not allow expired medications into the country, and your box will take several months to arrive.

Thank you so much for your interest in our ministry in the Philippines.

If you would like to help us with any of these projects, or need any further information, please contact us! DirkEWood@msn.com