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Disaster Relief

Is a ministry based in Multiple Countries.

AMG International has a long history of disaster relief. In fact, AMG was born in the 1940's to help provide for the needs, both physical and spiritual, of war-torn Greece during and following World War II.

In many parts of the world, AMG has the advantage of ministry contacts already in the affected country, with permissions in place, and access to those who need help desperately. It is a blessing to be able to use this advantage in whatever way God directs.

Contributions to AMG's Disaster Relief Fund provide assistance such as food, water, medicine, shelter and other necessities in emergencies such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding, when response time is critical.

This Week at AMG: Episode 34
Posted On - Mar. 31, 2014
On "This Week at AMG," Tasos interviews Bill Passons, who heads the International Missions Office here at AMG. Bill recently visited the Philippines to tour the disaster area that was affected by Typhoon Yolanda this past year. Bill shares about the... // Carey Bryant

Update from the Philippines
Posted On - Mar. 25, 2014
The Philippines continues to recover from the devastating Typhoon Haiyan that struck last November. AMG continues to support the recovery, and thousands of families have benefited from the assistance you helped provide. Working together with multiple... // Bill Passons

Rebuilding After Yolanda
Posted On - Feb. 24, 2014
I left for The Philippines on Nov. 19 and went to the island of Panay to work. Part of that island took a direct hit from the super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). The village of Nagpana in a mountainous area of Panay Island is about a two hour trip from... // Ronald Unruh

Philippines Update
Posted On - Jan. 29, 2014
More than a month has now passed since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Central Philippines. The strong winds and almost 20-foot storm surge left a wake of staggering statistics. More than 6,000 are recorded dead, over 26,000 injured and hundreds are... // Bill Passons, AMG SE Asia Coordinator

New Year's Day Fire Accident
Posted On - Jan. 9, 2014
On January 1st, there was an accidental fire that occurred in India. The fire in no way affected AMG facilities, but our field partners responded to the needs of the community and showed love to their surrounding neighbors. Our partners in AMG... // Carey Bryant

Against the Tide: Philippines Disaster Testimonies
Posted On - Nov. 25, 2013
When natural disasters strike, victims are shell-shocked and empty-handed. As they struggle to survive, they are ready to grasp the hands extended in love to help pull them through. This is why AMG serves through disaster relief. As we show... // posted by Steve Rogers

Posted On - Nov. 24, 2013
Dear Friends and Ministry Partners, “Why?” The most instinctive and natural response most of us have to pain and suffering is to ask this question. In the midst of a natural disaster, war, or other calamity, when the lives of millions... // Tasos Ioannidis, President & CEO

Philippine Disaster Update
Posted On - Nov. 12, 2013
November 20, 2013: Here is an assessment from the Executive Director of AMG Philippines, Hector Arana. Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!!! I just came from Eastern & Western Visayas area to conduct an Assessment on the effects... // Bill Passons, Southeast Asia Coordinator

Typhoon Haiyan Strikes the Philippines
Posted On - Nov. 11, 2013
Dear Friends and Ministry Partners, By now, I am sure that you have heard about Super Typhoon Haiyan and the destruction and loss of life it has brought to the central Philippines. Thousands are feared to be dead, and reports of the scope of the... // Tasos Ioannidis, President & CEO

Times of Calamity
Posted On - Nov. 6, 2013
This past summer, the Philippines were hit with extensive flooding, which devastated communities and left many people without food and water. “Disaster Relief” is one of AMG’s five ministry focus areas. When crisis situations occur,... // Carey Bryant

Flooding in the Philippines
Posted On - Oct. 24, 2013
In August of this year the area around Manila in the Philippines was hit once again by deadly floods. A student at one of our childcare centers gives this report of her experience: I am Joana Marie Pring, 12 years old, a sponsored child of Agape... // posted by Steve Rogers

AMG Responds to Philippines Flooding
Posted On - Sep. 6, 2013
In recent days, the Philippines have been hit by torrential rains and flooding. AMG's ministries there were also affected. AMG Philippines National Director Hector Arana reports: "It's been about 6 days that Manila and neighboring provinces has been... // posted by Steve Rogers

Community Fire in Costa Rica
Posted On - Aug. 27, 2013
Clara Ruiz, a former AMG home office employee, now serves as a missionary in her native Costa Rica. She and her husband Francisco minister to their community through various educational and discipleship outreaches and in partnership with a local church. // posted by Steve Rogers

Helping Those in Need
Posted On - Mar. 6, 2013
In Isaiah 58:7&10 the Lord commands us to help those in need, “ Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless.  Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help… Feed the... // Karen Farney

Good News After the Storm: AMG Partners to Provide Scriptures to Victims of Hurricane Sandy
Posted On - Jan. 24, 2013
Hurricane Sandy devastated many areas on the northeast coast of the United States. Thousands upon thousands were affected. In an ongoing effort to reach out to New York area disaster victims, volunteers from Calvary Bible Church of Wrightsville, PA, a... // posted by Steve Rogers

From the President...
Posted On - Dec. 27, 2012
Romans 8:35 says, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” When we are distracted by difficult issues, financial cliff, crisis in Greece and... // Paul Jenks, President & CEO

AMG Disaster Relief
Posted On - Nov. 28, 2012
Pray for victims of Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines. Three AMG childcare centers are affected. More details to come. From providing relief in war-torn Greece in the 1940s, to ministering in Guatemala in the wake of the 1974 earthquake, to reaching... // Paul Jenks, President & CEO

Flooding in Haiti
Posted On - Oct. 26, 2012
AMG director in Haiti, Rodne Romeus, sent in this request yesterday: This is to ask you to continue to pray for Haiti right now because it has been raining for several days and there is flood in many parts of the country. In some regions, people... // Karen Farney

Weathering the Storms
Posted On - Oct. 24, 2012
In recent months, both the Philippines and Haiti were devastated by flooding. Thousands of people were affected, including families from our childcare centers in the Philippines. Our coworkers and partners in both countries have used these disasters as... // posted by Steve Rogers

Monsoon in Manila
Posted On - Sep. 28, 2012
The Philippines, a country of more than 100 million people, is no stranger to disasters such as typhoons. This year, once again, the country has been hit with a tremendous amount of rain which caused disastrous flooding. We received an update from our... // posted by Steve Rogers

Philippine Flood Relief
Posted On - Aug. 31, 2012
The Metro Manila area, in the Philippines, has been devastated by floods causing many to be displaced from their homes.  AMG Philippines has organized aid to those who already didn’t have much and have now lost everything in the floods. ... // Karen Farney

Flooding in the Philippines
Posted On - Aug. 13, 2012
The Philippines have been hit with a tremendous amount of rain causing disastrous flooding.  We received an update from our co-workers in the Philippines:  “ The past several days we have been a challenge for many of us throughout... // Karen Farney

Become a Monthly Partner of Disaster Relief

In order to become a monthly partner, you will need to:

  1. Add Disaster Relief to Your Giving Cart
    Press the "+" button located directly to the right of the disaster relief's photo to add Disaster Relief to your giving cart.
  2. Click the "Donate Now" / "Complete My Donation" button
    This button is located in the top menu system on this page.

  3. Choose A Recurring Donation
    A recurring donation automatically notifies donor services that your intention is to become a monthly partner for Disaster Relief.

    Choosing a recurring donation is simple, once on the Complete Donation page, the system will given you the option to choose a recurring donation before completing your donation. This, in turn, sponsors .

Give a One-Time Gift to Disaster Relief

From this page, you can give a one-time gift to Disaster Relief in one of the two following ways.

  1. Press the One-Click Donate ("$") button
    This button is located directly to the right of the disaster relief's photo. One-Click Donate allows you to quickly give one-time donations to Disaster Relief.

    Please keep in mind that in order to use this feature, you will have to create an account or login to your account as well as have at least one payment method saved; however, don't worry, the system will walk you through the process.

  2. Add Disaster Relief to Your Giving Cart
    To add Disaster Relief to your Giving Cart, press the "+" button located directly to the right of the disaster relief's photo.

    Once added to your Giving Cart, simple click the "Donate Now" or "Complete My Donation" button located in the top menu system on this page.

  3. Then, the system will walk you through the process of choosing a one-time donation.

Come To Know God...

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?

What the Bible says about God:

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...

What the Bible says about Sin:

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...

What the Bible says about Jesus:

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.

What the Bible says about Mankind:

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...

  1. Begin reading the Bible daily.
  2. Talk to God in prayer expressing your heart to Him.
  3. Get involved in a church where you can study the Bible, learn more about Christ, and fellowship with other believers.
  4. Share with others about Christ and what He has done for you.
  5. Obey what you see in God's Word and trust Him in every detail of your life.
Give as a Registered User

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:

  1. Login or Create an Account
  2. Save a Payment Method under Your Account

To begin using One-Click Donate, select from one of the options below:

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Give as a Guest

Do you prefer to give to Disaster Relief without creating an account with us? If so, use the button below to continue giving without setting up your online account.

There are two ways to financially give to AMG International: personalized and general. Choose which option works best for you.

  1. Personalized Giving
    Introduces you to specific people (children, national workers, missionaries, etc...), projects, organizations and other causes that are in need of your financial support.

    In order personalize your giving, you will need to add people, projects, organizations and other causes to your giving cart. To add opportunities to your giving cart, simply click the "+" button located right beside the opportunity you want to add.

    1. New Support Opportunities
      Start your search today by viewing opportunities in Disciple Making, Child Care, Medical Care, Media Evangelism, and Disaster Relief.

    2. Previously Supported Opportunities
      Login to your account to quickly find and give financially to causes that you have previously donated to within the last 18 months.

  2. General Giving
    Introduces you to general ministry categories that are in need of your support. The main categories for giving are: Most Urgent Need, Disciple Making, Child Care, Medical Care, Media Evangelism, and Disaster Relief.

Which Option Would You Like To Use?

Child Sponsorship FAQ's

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 800.266.4977.

What is involved in sponsoring a child?

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.

Can I write letters to my child?

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.

Can I send extra gifts at Christmas and birthdays for my child?

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 child will go 100% to the child. Your child's teacher will purchase what the child needs most at that time or you may specify what you would like to have purchased for your child.

How will my sponsorship benefit the child I'm sponsoring?

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.

How much of my sponsorship goes to my child?

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.

What happens if I need to discontinue my sponsorship?

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. Meanwhile we will continue the support from the general fund until another sponsor can be found.

How long should my sponsorship last?

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. 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.

Will there ever be a chance that I could meet the child that I sponsor?

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.

What countries can I choose a child from?

Currently AMG is providing childcare to children in Bangladesh, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Peru, Philippines, Thailand and Uganda.

How do I sponsor a child?

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 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 and ask for Anna.

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