Featured people, organizations and/or projects that are in need of your support are listed below.
Featured people, organizations and/or projects that are in need of your support are listed below.
Today's episode of "This Week at AMG" features our very own Pat Ragan. Pat traveled to India with a small team for the Hope for India conventions. Watch the video to hear what God did through their team and the conferences. Click the link in the video to view upcoming Mission Adventures!
Genesis grew up in a difficult environment in the Philippines. His family was very poor and Genesis was malnourished because of this. One day he was visited by a social worker from AMG’s Home of Hope Orphanage. This visit was the beginning of a new chapter in his life. Here is his story in his own words:
“My life was so hard growing up. My parents could not afford to provide me and my siblings our basic needs. There were days that we had no food to eat. I was so pale, untidy and malnourished. My father had no regular income as a construction worker.
One day, one social worker from a non-government organization visited and brought me to Home of Hope. That was when the new chapter of my life started. When I first entered in the Home of Hope, I was so sad. But later, I enjoyed being inside the institution of children because I had enough delicious food to eat and attended school well.
There were so many good things that happened while I was in the Home of Hope. I was trained in various life skills. I was taught about God and Christian values. I learned how to pray before eating meals. I was taught proper discipline. As I attended the daily devotional in the institution, later, I knew Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
In 2002, I was so sad when my biological mother passed away. But by the help of God, I was comforted and accepted it gradually.
I continued my studies until I completed my 3-year course in Information and Communication Technology in April 2012 from AMG Skilled Hands Technological College (ASHTEC) under the support of my AMG sponsors.
I am working now as a Web Developer and in Technical Support. I am actively involved in the Music Ministry as guitarist. I am one of the leaders in handling Bible Studies in the church where I attend every Sunday.
I am so thankful to God because of His love for me I have learned to love and have concern with other people and much more to love Him! Indeed, God has been so good to me!”
Isn’t it amazing to see God work in a child’s life? Through sponsorship with AMG Genesis became a faithful servant in the workforce, in the community, and in the church. You can join us and make a difference in a child’s life for eternity today!
On "This Week at AMG" Tasos introduces special guest Roger Thomas. Roger recently traveled to Uganda on a Mission Adventure trip. He shares about a child in Uganda he supported who graduated from college and now serves with AMG Uganda! Click on the link in the video to sponsor a child today!
The House of Damaris is a Christian safe house in Greece where victims of human trafficking can stay and feel safe. The women will also follow a daily program where they will learn about budgeting, cooking, self-esteem, and other needed skills. Most importantly, these women will learn about Christ’s love for them.
Dina, who will manage the development of the community, recently sent an update on the House of Damaris. She writes,
“In our last newsletter, we shared the exciting news that Community House Damaris had found a building for our safe house and offices! It has undergone a transformation in the last few weeks as workers renovate the rooms to update facilities and provide more privacy for the girls.
During this time, our team has been busy preparing curriculum for the day program, making connections with local people who will provide our girls with free health services, and working on fundraising so that we can furnish the house as soon as possible.
God has been at work, as well! We have found the first girl who will join Community House Damaris. ‘A’ is a Romanian girl who escaped sex trafficking.
She wants to someday help girls like her, but she knows that she is not yet ready to do so. She will participate in our programs and counseling in the hope that eventually she will join our staff! This is a huge answer to my prayers, because I wanted someone on our team who had personal experience as a victim of trafficking.
Please also pray for our team as the opening of House Damaris approaches. What was once a dream is becoming a reality. This is wonderful, but it is also overwhelming! We are each struggling in our own way with feeling inadequate or unprepared, but I know that God has called each of us to work in this ministry. Pray that He will encourage and strengthen us as the work begins.
Please consider giving a one-time gift to House Damaris to cover the start-up costs, or perhaps setting up a monthly donation to cover our ongoing expenses.
Thank you for your ongoing support! Your prayers and encouragement mean so much to me and to our ministry.”
In today's episode of This Week at AMG, Bill Passons shares about the disaster relief efforts in the Philippines. Click on the link in the video to learn more about the disaster relief efforts by AMG.
In this blog series we have looked into the stories of Yesenia and Wilson thus far. Today we will hear the testimony of Yaquelin, a young woman who is ready to face the world with confidence in God’s plan for her life. Here is her final letter to her sponsors:
“Hello, it is a great blessing for me to write to you again but this time I feel sad knowing that I have to leave the Oratorio Childcare Center. I have a new path to go and I wish you many blessings from our Creator. I thank God for allowing me to have good and kind sponsors the supported me without knowing me. I think you on behalf of my family because you have blessed us for 8 years and I do not doubt that they are the best of my life.
I dreamed to graduate from high school with a Business Administration diploma since I was little and with trials and struggles I have achieved my desire and I will continue studying at the university with Jesus' will. I want to study to help my family in the future. I learned to work as professional and it was nice.
How can I forget Camp Canaan? The directors of that place are very kind people that God used to teach the students through bonfires and games. My eyes are full of tears knowing that those moments will not happen again. I would like to go back to preschool to share those special moments in my life.
I will never stop thanking you for the time that you helped me; the most important part was that you planted God's Word in my life.
Thanks to the staff of the student center, I learned many good things and they guided me for the good path. Now I know right from wrong and I'm sure that one day I will enjoy the precious place that God has prepared for me.
I love you very much! God's Word says that he rewards us according to our work, so the Lord will reward you for blessing my life every day. I always pray to our Creator for each of you. Thank you for being special!”
Today's episode of "This Week at AMG" features Ryan Robertson, the Youth Pastor of Rechoboth Baptist Church in Tennessee. Ryan shares about the recent Bundles of Love trip to Guatemala where teenagers from his youth group traveled and served overseas! Click on the link in the video to view upcoming Mission Trips!
In the second blog post of this series, we will hear from Wilson, a boy in Guatemala. Wilson went through AMG’s Child and Youth Development Program and is now a follower of Christ and a graduate of high school. Here is Wilson’s final letter that he wrote to his sponsors thanking them for their kindness:
“I greet you with much love hoping that you are blessed. I feel very grateful for the support that you gave me since I was a little boy. I have the joy of living next to the Oratorio Childcare Center; this program impacted my life for many years and it was my second home because I learned many good things there. God worked in my life through each of you; I was blessed in that place and received many benefits. Many needy children and their families are helped there. You realized the need of the people of my community and the sponsors are part of the reason that many children live here.
Every Christmas we received our gifts, every day we received delicious meals that some children do not have at their homes. I have no words to express my gratitude. There were many obstacles in my career, but my teacher and advisor are part of my life. Her advice helped me many times to continue moving on. She supported me when I was feeling down and she is very special. She loves the students as we were her own children.
I enjoyed many years being in this place and I traveled every year to Camp Canaan where I learned about God and my life was edified. I loved to meet friends, the teachings, and the dramas. I keep everything in my heart. I thank God for giving me his wisdom and you for supporting me in my studies and my mom who never gave up; you are in my heart. My Creator allowed me to graduate from high school with Business Administration diploma and I feel proud. I will never stop thanking you; I worked in my practice in a hospital for two hundred hours and thank God I learned a lot.
I say goodbye with the verse Philippians 4:13. I love you beautiful sponsors and ask God to give you the best that He can give us, that is good health and provision for what you need.”
AMG International has multiple support opportunities that will align with your heart in touching the world with God's love. Check out these opportunities today!
AMG's Bridge to Life childcare projects are administered by national workers, to give children a model of following Christ in their own culture.
God didn't intend for you to fight life's battles alone. Would you like to know how you can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?
It is because of God's love that He desires a relationship with mankind whom He has created. Yet because of His holiness, He can have no dealings with sin. That presents a problem...
Each of us has committed acts that are sinful. But more than that, because we are born with a sinful nature, we fall short of God's standard of perfection.
Because God is holy, He cannot look upon sin or accept sinful man into His presence. Yet because of His great love, He has made provision for man's sin...
Jesus is not just a good man, moral teacher or historical figure. He is God in a human body.
The death of Christ demonstrated the love of God and satisfied the demands of His holiness. His perfect sacrifice paid for our sins and took them away.
We cannot come to God on our own terms. God, who created us, has provided a way for us to know Him, but that way is only through His Son, Jesus.
It is not enough to believe intellectually that there is a God, or that Jesus existed as an historical figure, nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. Each of us must respond to God through an act of the will.
Salvation is turning from our old way of living, independent from God, and turning to Him and the new life He offers.
"...if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation." - Romans 10:9-10
Salvation is a result not just of intellectually believing or of having an emotional experience. Salvation comes when we are ready to surrender our wills to Him. It is not just the words we say, but the attitude of our hearts. If you would like to receive Christ, this is the attitude He is looking for...
"Lord Jesus, I need you. I recognize that I am a sinner and I need your forgiveness. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Come into my life as my Savior and Lord. Take control of the throne of my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be."
If you have given your life to Christ, He wants you to grow in that relationship. Here are some things that will help...
One-Click Donate allows you to quickly given one-time donations to causes that interest you by using the billing methods you have saved to your account on AMG Online.
In order to use begin using One-Click Donate, you will need to:
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There are two ways to financially give to AMG International: personalized and general. Choose which option works best for you.
List below are the most common questions that we receive concerning child sponsorships. As always, if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 800.251.7206, ext. 421.
Child sponsorship includes prayer and financial support for your child. It costs $32 dollars a month, or $384 a year to sponsor a child. But equally important is the prayer support that your child receives from you. This is the advantage of pairing children with sponsors - the individual attention.
Yes! We encourage you to write to your child . The letters that you write will help build a valuable relationship that your child will never forget. Usually twice a year your child will write to you.
You can write a traditional letter and mail it to AMG, or you can create an account online and write to your child, as well as your childâ€™s development center, from your account page. (Please note that all communications to and from donors come to the home office for processing. No direct communication is permitted for the security and safety of children, donors, and field staff.)
Yes! We receive gifts for sponsored children around the world â€“ from toys to books to clothing. You may not know, however,
that once shipping, duties, and other expenses are included, even something as small as a box of crayons and a coloring
book could cost over $50 to send to the field!
If you plan to give a special gift:
We recommend a minimum of $15 but a good average is $25 to $50 by most sponsors. You may go up to $100 if you so desire. We request that you do not exceed the $100 amount on any single special occasion. If you have a unique situation you may contact the sponsorship department at 1-800-251-7206 and a staff member will discuss this with you.
AMG's mission is to advance the gospel with compassion. Impacting a child and a family with the gospel includes an awareness of the children's needs and a purposeful participation in helping those in our sponsorship program. Our child development centers are designed to impact a child mentally, physically, emotionally and most of all spiritually. There is no end to the needs and difficult circumstances every child brings to AMG and this is why our sponsorship program helps each child with nutrition, medical care, personal development, Bible study and spiritual training. AMG does not facilitate the building of homes or major lifestyle changes for the families connected to AMG. This type of involvement from outside sources very often creates serious problems for the family and the local community the child and family live within. Please see FAQ "How Much is Appropriate To Give For Special Gifts".
Children under the care of AMG receive a hot, nutritious meal and a snack each day along with access to medical care if needed. Children are provided educational opportunities and are tutored if necessary. Childcare center staff members encourage children to take advantage of every opportunity they have to learn new skills. Children are given new outfits of clothing and shoes once or twice a year. Each child is given a clear presentation of the gospel, with the hope that they will become a Christian, and reach his or her world for Christ.
AMG has always approached the care of children with a holistic emphasis...daily food, education, access to medical care and most of all, the gospel. Every child receives more benefits and access to services than any one sponsorship could provide therefore all sponsorship funds are pooled for the maximum benefit of your child and all of those attending their center. Your sponsorship dollars are combined with your fellow sponsors so that every child receives uninterrupted care regardless of the possibility that a sponsor misses sending their sponsorship donation on any given month. Your faithfulness and that of every sponsor giving regularly will ensure the maximum benefits for your child as well as all the children in the Child Sponsorship program.
We understand that circumstances change and sometimes it may be necessary for you to give up your sponsorship. In this situation, notify us and we will begin looking for another sponsor for your child.
While we ask that your sponsorship commitment last at least one year, the length of time during which you sponsor a child is up to you. Sponsorship programs help AMG provide food, clothing, medical care and education to children until they reach age 18 or complete their final year of education and leave the sponsorship program. Most of the children AMG serves rely on these programs for their wellbeing. When a sponsorship lapses or is discontinued, AMG will seek out another sponsor rather than discontinue or interrupt the care for that child. Sponsors wishing to extend their relationship with a sponsored child beyond age 18 may do so if the child continues their affiliation with AMG either as a Bible student or National Worker.
AMG sponsors short-term mission trips around the world. Frequently, we will go to countries where childcare centers are located. When we go to the country where your child lives, we encourage you to participate in that trip. Short-term trips are a great way to share the love of Jesus and meet the child that you have chosen to sponsor.
If you are ready to sponsor a child now, write, call, or click here to select a particular child. Or, if you would like us to assign you the child in greatest need, simply write to or call us. As soon as we receive your first donation of $32, we will send you a photograph and biographical and family information about your child. If you are interested, but have more questions, click here to email your questions or call 1-800-251-7206, ext. 421 and we will be glad to assist you.
Listed below are the most common questions that we receive concerning national worker sponsorships. As always, if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 800.251.7206.
National worker sponsorship includes prayer and financial support for your national worker. It costs $50 dollars a month, or $600 a year to sponsor a national worker. But equally important is the prayer support that your national worker receives from you. This unique partnership is an important part of a national worker's ministry.
Yes! We encourage you to write to your national worker. The letters that you write will help build a valuable relationship as you come alongside your national worker to encourage them in their ministry. Your national worker partner will send personal letters and ministry updates to you at least twice a year.
Yes. We do ask that you send money and not gifts-in-kind because of the difficulties involved in shipping packages. The money that is sent for the national worker will go 100% to them. Other gifts that are designated for family birthdays, specific ministry projects or personal needs are welcome as well.
Your support is intended to supplement the income and ministry needs of your sponsored national worker. For some national workers, sponsorship funds enable them to acquire basic necessities like food staples and clothing or to pay their children's school fees. Other national workers may be amply provided for personally, but welcome the sponsorship assistance to print materials, equip facilities, hold special ministry events, or purchase supplies. In either case, your support is a significant contribution to the effectiveness of a national worker's ministry.
Not necessarily. Many factors help define a meaningful support level for each national worker, including the cost of living for the country in which they serve; therefore some national workers are assigned more sponsorships than others. We work closely with our field directors to assess the needs of each national worker.
We welcome regular sponsorship as well as one-time ministry gifts for all of the national workers who partner with AMG. Each and every gift is a valuable contribution to the effectiveness of a national worker's ministry.
We understand that circumstances change and sometimes it may be necessary for you to give up your sponsorship. In this situation, please notify us and we will begin looking for another sponsor for your national worker.
While we ask that your sponsorship commitment last at least one year, the length of time during which you sponsor a national worker is up to you. Sponsorship programs help AMG provide support to national workers until their ministry reaches a self-sustaining point or the national worker has completed their term of service. Many of our sponsors have enjoyed lengthy, fruitful relationships with the same national worker; others have had the opportunity to assist multiple successors.
AMG sponsors short-term mission trips around the world. Frequently, we will go to places where sponsored national workers are serving. When we go to the country where your national worker partner serves, we encourage you to participate in that trip. Short-term trips are a great way to share the love of Jesus and minister alongside the national worker you have chosen to sponsor in a whole new way.
Currently AMG partners with national workers in 26 countries. You can click here to view the majority of national workers that are available for sponsorship. However, for security reasons, not all of our national workers are individually represented on the site. If you do not see a particular country or ministry represented in which you are interested, please feel free to contact us at 800.251.7206 for further information.
If you are ready to sponsor a national worker now, please write, call, or click here to select a particular national worker. Or, if you would like us to assign you the national worker in greatest need, simply contact us. As soon as we receive your first donation of $50, we will send you the photograph, biographical information, and ministry testimony of your national worker. If you are interested, but have more questions, click here to email your questions or call 800.251.7206 and ask for Meredith.
There are no age requirements for MA team members. All applicants are subject to approval by the MA Team Leader. Minors (under 18 years old) who apply to participate must have a guardian that is at least 21 years old who will also be a participant on the trip. The type of ministry of certain trips on the field may preclude a minor's participation on the trip. Families are encouraged to participate on MA Teams.
Yes. Appropriate training is provided covering areas of cultural training, support development, spiritual preparation, etc.
Immunizations vary from field to field. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has recommendations for all fields. The basic immunizations recommended are Tetanus and Hepatitis A. However, some fields require additional immunizations and medications.
AMG will provide assistance in writing support letters and developing a Biblical understanding of support raising.
The trip cost covers all related travel and in-country expenses (i.e. air transportation, housing, food, insurance, in-country travel, etc.) You would be responsible for transportation to and from the originating airport, meals in the airport, and any personal items you would purchase on the field (i.e. snacks, souvenirs, etc.).
Typically a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration for the trip. One half of the balance of the trip is due 60 days prior to departure and the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to departure. All documents should be submitted 90 days prior to departure.
Yes. Each Mission Adventure has its own designated page where you can give to support a team. To find a specific Mission Adventure, go to the Mission Adventure Trip Schedule Page and click on your trip. Then click the "Click Here to Support Trip" button to begin the payment process.
If a trip is organized for a specific church, school, or other group, it is typically not "open" for registrations outside that group. These designations are reflected on the trip schedule. However, if you have a particular interest in joining one of these teams, you can contact us as some teams are open to additional team members.
First-time trip registrations begin with an Online Missions Profile. Log in or create a new account, then click "Account" to access your Online Missions Profile under the "Mission Adventures" heading. Once the six sections of your profile are completed, find the trip of your choice on the Mission Adventure Trip Schedule and register for the trip. AMG will then approve your registration, and you will receive an email explaining how to upload the documents needed for the trip. You will be able to pay more toward your trip from the same page where you upload documents. Upon uploading all documents and paying the rest of your trip balance, the registration process will be complete.
An Online Missions Profile (OMP) serves as your application for a trip and contains personal information such as contact information, your personal testimony, passport information, etc. You only have to complete an OMP once; after that the OMP can be updated at any time. With second and subsequent trip registrations, you can simply check to make sure all of your information is current.
Log in to your account and click "Account". Under the "Mission Adventures" heading, click "Your Enrolled Trips." There you will see the trips that you are registered for and where to upload your documents. Download the documents needed by clicking the blue text, complete the documents, scan them to your computer, then use the "Submit Now" buttons to upload your documents.
You can still begin the registration process for a Mission Adventure, even if have applied for but have not yet received your passport. On your Online Missions Profile under "Update Your Primary Information," check "I Have Applied for My Passport and Have Not Received It Back." When you do receive your passport, you will need to go back and update your Online Missions Profile with your passport information. If you are considering going on a Mission Adventure and do not have a passport, be sure to apply for your passport well in advance of the registration deadline of your chosen trip. Also, if your passport expires within the next 6 months, you will need to renew your passport before registering for a trip.
Log in to your account and click "Account". Under the "Mission Adventures" heading, click "Your Enrolled Trips." There you will see the trips that you are registered for and the button to pay more toward your trip.
To share a trip on Social Media, go to AMG's Home Page and go to "Click Here to see all AMG Countries, Sponsorship & Support Opportunities." Use the "Narrow By" tool to the left to find your trip. Open the trip page you are looking for and use the Social Media icons on the trip page to share the trip with your friends and family.
During the process of registration, you will be asked to choose between the options of paying for your deposit or of notifying AMG that your church/school/group is paying for your deposit. Type the name of your church/school/group in the text box when completing the next step of registration.
Log in on the website and then click "Account". Under Mission Adventures, click "View Trip Reports." This will allow you to see applicant information including Registration Status and which documents team members have submitted to AMG.
Most likely, you are typing in the wrong password. To reset your password, click "I Forgot My Password" on the login screen. Type in your email and then click "Reset Password." You will be sent an email with a link to reset your password. It is also possible that you are attempting to log in with an email address other than the one that was used to create the account. If you do not remember the email address associated with the website account, please give us a call at 800.251.7206.
The pencil icons beside each section indicate whether a section has been completed or not. If there is a + sign beside a section, that section is not complete and needs more information. When you attempt to save that particular section, anything that needs to be corrected will be highlighted in red.
If you see that your trip registration has been declined, this can mean that your Online Mission Profile is lacking important information or contains obvious errors OR that you have registered for a trip for which you do not qualify. You will receive a follow-up email that will give you further instructions or explain why your registration has been denied.
Once you receive the approval email notification, log in to the website and click "Account." Under the "Mission Adventures" heading, click "Your Enrolled Trips." This page contains the next steps in the registration process, which are to upload your documents and pay the remaining balance for your trip.
If you are not able to upload your documents, the second option is to mail the documents to our Home Office in Chattanooga, TN. Send your document copies to AMG International, ATTN: Mission Adventures, P.O. Box 182200, Chattanooga, TN 37422.
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