“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
James 1:27

Sunday, February 10, 2008

More details about the project

This is a sketch of the orphanage/school.

Addy's Hope Adoption Agency is a Christian, non-profit, adoption agency committed to providing personal service to Christian families as they answer His call to bring His orphans home. Addy's Hope also has a Child Relief Ministry and Addy's Hero Program for anyone who wants to help orphans in Liberia. You can learn more about Addy's Hope by going to http://www.addyshope.com/.

Project Timeline

We have been led to fundraise, coordinate, and build this children's home and school to help take care of God's children in Liberia. We plan to construct this building by the end of 2008 or beginning of 2009. We will secure property near Monrovia, Liberia, oversee the foundation construction, and coordinate the drilling of the water well. After the foundation is poured we will put the building and other supplies in a cargo container and ship it to Monrovia, Liberia. As soon as it reaches Liberia we will fly over and spend 3 weeks erecting the building with the help of some Liberian workers.

Future Projects

We are looking for a piece of property that is around 3 acres in size allowing for expansion to the children's home. This could consist of new buildings that may have a kitchen, cafeteria, gymnasium, more classrooms, staff living quarters, offices, etc. We would like to eventually add outdoor playground equipment for the children, especially a soccer (football) field.


Project Budget
We need to raise $55,000 for:

Water well = $3,000

Property = $20,000

Building = $32,000

Ways to get Involved

  • Pray for this project and the orphans in Liberia
  • Share the plan for this project plan with a friend, your church, your work
  • Order a Change 4 Orphans Packet
  • Buy a shirt (for yourself or give it as a gift)
  • Buy a bag (for yourself or give it as a gift)
  • Collect aluminum cans, recycle them, then donate the proceeds
  • Collect soccer shoes and shin guards (they call them buzz and jessies in Liberia)
  • Collect vitamins and medicine
  • Sell something that you don't use anymore that is taking up space in your garage or house on http://www.craigslist.org/ or http://www.ebay.com/
  • Donate $1, $5, $10 to the general fund
  • Buy one gallon of water (30 of 30 available) for $100 to support the cost of the water well and your name will be added to a thank you plaque next to the water well
  • Buy one parcel of land (40 of 40 available) for $500 to support the cost of the property and your name will be added to a thank you plaque next to the entrance of the property
  • Buy one room (18 of 20 available) for $1,000 and a plaque with your name or business will be displayed over one of the rooms

This orphanage and home will house and educate over 100 children. By donating money you will be changing the lives of many orphans for years to come. All donations are tax deductible. If you are feeling led to contribute to this project please do so by:

Clicking on the "Donate" button on the right side of this website (or you can visit the
Addy's Hope website, and click the "Make a Donation" button). Login to your PayPal account and in the "Add special instructions for the merchant" box type "New Building Donation."

or send a check payable to Addy's Hope (with New Building Donation in the memo) to:

Jeremy and Kami Johnson

5925 Lakeview Drive

Fort Collins, CO 80526


Project Contact

If you have any further questions please contact:

Jeremy Johnson yz400ryder@yahoo.com at or (970) 481-4428 (5-9pm MST), OR and Kami Johnson bluecowgirl@yahoo.com.

If you would like to get emails about this project when this website is updated please send an email to yz400ryder@yahoo.com with "update list" in the subject.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW Kami and Jeremy - this is exciting! The Father moves in mysterious and amazing ways. We will be excited to come alongside and help be a small part of turning this vision the Lord put on your heart into a reality. If we each do a small part - than a whole lot can be accomplished!

Lisa G.

The Adoption Of William said...

This is VERY awesome Kami! Praying for you!

With Love,

Jen

Rachel said...

I'm so excited about this Kami! Please keep everyone posted. Would you create a button that people could put on their blogs and stuff? I don't know how to do that, but surely someone does.

Duane & Karen said...

OK, that little boy that is raising his hand, sitting on the log with the others....he is just too cute! :)!!!
We are so grateful for answering God's call in this area. Perhaps Duane and I will be sent to teach there!