WHO WE ARE / PROJECT LOVE
Mission Statement: Project Love, a division of Capstone Ministries, is dedicated to meeting the physical, educational, and spiritual needs of disadvantaged children in select Christian ministries and orphanages. We work with existing ministries that have the same goals by providing funds for such things as clothing, bedding, school supplies and tuition.
Shelter Ark Orphanage / Sharon Rose School
Capstone Ministries’ Project Love Committee was started to provide a new orphanage and Christian school for children living at the Shelter Ark Orphanage in the Baiganwadi slum of Mumbai, which was one of the largest slums in Southeast Asia. Capstone Ministries partnered with the Bombay Revival and Prayer Band (BRPB), a local Christian organization that was caring for the children in an old building located in the middle of the slum.
The goal was to move the children out of the slum. We needed to find suitable land, which is difficult (and expensive) in such a populated country as India. God provided a beautiful 1-acre lot about one hour's drive northeast from Mumbai, in the town of Panvel.
The Shelter Ark orphanage was begun in 2003 and completed in 2004, housing 50-60 children. Capstone then worked with our Indian partners to build a school. The Sharon Rose School was completed in 2007. The high school goes up to the 10th standard and also educates over 500 village children for a minimum tuition fee which helps support the orphanage.
Rani and Gabriel along with their daughter now live on the orphanage that we built 21 years ago. Rani still maintains administration of the ministry in the large slum in Mumbai and her husband is a pastor.
Shelter Ark Orphanage and Sharon English School in Panvel India
In 2014, Project Love felt that God wanted us to change our direction of our commitment. We felt that the Shelter Ark Orphanage had a good start. They had land, buildings, and a Christian school. Capstone agreed to continue to support BRPB by providing tuition and school fees for the orphanage children who graduated from the 10th standard. God was calling us to help other orphanages and ministries that work with deserted children.
Home of Hope, Hyderabad India
Home of Hope children having a rare treat of ice cream
In 2015, Project Love began partnering with Dr. Cherian and the South India Baptist Bible College (SIBBC) to start an orphanage in Hyderabad India. Hyderabad, is a large city in South Central India. The children live in a safe and supportive environment and attend a local Christian school. All of the expense are underwritten by Capstone Ministries. There are many more children who need help.
This fall, 2015, Project Love worked with the Roatan Ministry started by Travis and Tish Moran. This is a Christian ministry on an island off the coast of Honduras. The Morans have several different ministries on Roatan. One is to help the people who live in a nearby garbage dump. These people live off what they can find in the dump. The Morans call this the Special Treasures Ministry. The children are not necessarily orphans but they are street kids and very, very poor. Travis and Tish wanted to help the children living in the dump to go to a public school there but needed money to buy uniforms for them. There are 53 children and the uniforms cost $45. Project Love provided $1,000 to help with this. This only partially covers the total need.
Roatan Garbage Dump
Special Treasure Kids
Please consider partnering with us to help some of these precious children by making a donation to Project Love. We want to help more children.
James 1:27 (TLB) The Christian who is pure and without fault, from God the Father’s point of view, is the one who takes care of orphans and widows, and who remains true to the Lord—not soiled and dirtied by his contacts with the world.
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