2020 ASI Lake Union Projects
Although we were not able to meet in person, we are still hopeful that we can fulfill our commitment to supporting the following projects. If you would like to help us reach these goals, donations can be mailed to the address below.
ASI Lake Union
c/o Lake Union Conference
8450 M 139
PO Box 287
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Refugee Evangelism – $3,000 and 50% overflow
ASAP aims to multiply disciples of Jesus in the 10/40 window. In the Lake Union, they are reaching Karen refugees in Rockford, IL and Milwaukee, WI. Bible studies, home visitations, and assisting new arrivals with humanitarian needs allow them to build relationships that bring people to Christ. ASAP joined ASI in 1995.
Best Pathway to Health
Indianapolis Event – $2,500
This ministry offers free mobile multi-specialty medical, surgical, vision, dental care, and other critical services at no cost. Originally scheduled for April 8-10, 2020, this event has been rescheduled for April 28-30, 2021.
Care for Cuba
Youth Camp Cabins – $5,000
The ultimate vision is to create a fully functional SDA youth camp in Cuba with 50 cabins, tent camp sites, an administration building, and other support facilities. Lake Union ASI plans to lead a trip to build two prototype cabins by 2021. Funds will be used for cabin materials, not travel expenses.
FARM STEW International
Jinja Team, Uganda – $3,000 and 50% overflow
FARM STEW’s mission is to equip families with skills in sustainable agriculture, plant-based diet, sanitation enterprise and more. The Jinja team launched in Eastern Uganda in 2017 and reached its full capacity of 5 trainers in 2018. FARM STEW joined ASI in 2017; funds will be used for continued support of a trainer on the Jinja Team.
LU Conference Education Department
Kosrae School Gym – $2,500
The Lake Union Conference has been paired with Kosrae, an island with 6,000 inhabitants. The SDA school there has 50 students, of which 36 are from non-Adventist homes. There is a $75,000 goal for a gym that will be used by the school, as well as for witnessing opportunities.
Oak Haven Health
Renovation4Exercise – $5,000
Oak Haven joined ASI in 1960. They are building a Lifestyle Medicine Immersion Program at their facility in Pullman, MI. Funds will be used to convert a storage room into a fitness room and a shower into a multi-head hot and cold contrast shower for hydrotherapy.
Harbor of Hope, PMC
RISE UP Challenge – $1,000
Harbor of Hope started in 2003 as an outreach ministry of the Pioneer Memorial Church. They are leading a 13-week holistic evangelism initiative that covers relationships, health, finances, career & faith.
Applications for the 2021 offering will be accepted until December 31, 2020. Members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a funding request form.
2019 ASI LAKE UNION PROJECTS
FARM STEW equips families with skills in sustainable agriculture, plant-based diet, sanitation enterprise and more. Funds requested from ASI Lake Union will continue to build on the work that has begun in Jinja, Uganda by helping to support a FARM STEW trainer for one year. This will not only strengthen the program but expand the reach to other communities in need of these skills.
Orphans International Helpline
Supported by previous Spring Fellowship offerings, ASI Lake Union has expanded the reach of OIH to care for orphans and abandoned children in Haiti. We would like to continue to support this worthy ministry by assisting in the purchase of land and fencing for a dairy farm. Your offerings will help establish a foundation for this initiative to combat a prevailing deficiency of vitamin D, calcium and potassium due to lack of milk and other plant-based nutrients.
Adventist Frontier Missions
ASI Lake Union has committed 3 years of support for two missionaries to continue their endeavors to present the Gospel to the people of an Islamic country on the continent of Africa. Funds raised for this project will be matched by ASI Lake Union to maximize the reach for souls for the kingdom of God.
Adelante Community Health Center
Adelante is a grass roots outreach in Berwyn, Illinois designed to provide health instruction to prevent, treat, and reverse chronic health conditions. Funds will be used to help erect signage to promote and attract passers-by and community residents to the programs. Adelante has a history of highly successful health and Bible outreach conducted by Manuel and Esther Alva, a physician team and long-time members of ASI Lake Union.
2018 ASI LAKE UNION PROJECTS
ASAP Ministries- Karen Refugees, IL
Advocates for Southeast Asians and the Persecuted (ASAP) seeks the opportunity to reach refugees when they are most open, the first five years after coming to a new country. This year’s offering will provide support for the Lay Leader of the Karen refugees to assist with expenses of the growing congregation in Rockford, IL.
FARM STEW equips families with skills in sustainable agriculture, plant-based diet, sanitation, enterprise, and more. Funds requested from ASI will go to support a FARM STEW Trainer based in Jinja, Uganda where we are partnered extensively with the Jinja SDA church, training and equipping over 200 youth every week to go out as trainers in their community.
Orphans International Helpline
OIH is a ministry dedicated to providing for the basic needs of orphans in Bombardopolis, Haiti. Offering funds will support sponsorship for 40 orphans, providing food, clothing, shelter, medical care and Christian education.
AFM Mali Project
ASI Lake Union has committed 3 year of support for the Mali Project. Two individuals continue their missionary endeavors to present the Gospel to the people of Mali on the continent of Africa. Funds raised for this project will be matched by ASI Lake Union to maximize the reach for souls for the Kingdom of God.