Canadian Relief Organization Impact Nations
Opens First Office in the United States
Founder and COO Relocate to Albuquerque
to Facilitate Opportunities and Increase Outreach
Debut Campaign Kicks Off Commitment
to Provide 100 Water Filters in Kalonga, Uganda
Vancouver, B.C. – When Impact Nations launched in Vancouver, B.C., the team believed their mission was to expand into the United States, enabling the non-profit organization to create opportunities and facilitate outreach not only to help those in desperate need around the world, but to build relationships and create communities that are focused on globally transforming lives.
Over the past decade, Impact Nations has been welcomed by and has served alongside the congregation at New Life City church in Albuquerque, NM. Last month, several members of the Impact Nations leadership team moved to Albuquerque to establish a US headquarters and launch new initiatives focused on engaging the American audience.
“Over the years, as our relationship with New Life City has developed, we saw that this is a congregation hungry to experience more in their Christian-life adventure,” explains Ben Stewart, C.O.O. of Impact Nations. “As we prayerfully weighed our options on where to open a US office, it became obvious that God was calling us to move our main office to Albuquerque as well. New Life City has graciously allowed us to access their facilities and rent office space which has been incredibly helpful in our transition.”
For the past five years, New Life City’s Senior Pastor Alan Hawkins has served as a board member for Impact Nations, and the church hosts the organization’s annual conference. Each October, volunteers from around the world travel to New Mexico to participate in the yearly conference, honing in on prayer, changing world issues and one focus topic. For 2014, the annual conference will be focused on the growing house church movement in India, and how we can apply these principles to the church in the west.
“We are honored to be a part of this community that desires to meet the needs of both their local community and the far reaches of the world, physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually,” Stewart continues. “As we establish our ministry here in New Mexico, we are excited to facilitate campaigns creating a local impact to go along with our global focus.”
One of the first initiatives Impact Nations is launching will help transform the community of Kalonga, Uganda. On World Water Day, Impact Nations began a campaign seeking to raise $6500 to provide 100 Sawyer Water Filters. Each filter can provide three households a million gallons of clean water each. Currently, Impact Nations has a team of 27 supporters working in Kalonga treating waterborne disease in a free media clinic and working to solve the endemic by distributing Sawyer Water Filters. This launch kicked off a six-month campaign to provide 550 more water filters for the area.
Currently, 780 million people around the globe do not have access to clean drinking water, causing 3.4 million people to die each year from water related diseases. Impact Nations has committed to reversing this crisis in each of the locations where they focus their efforts.
Unique to Impact Nations, the organization allows anyone to travel alongside the Impact Nations team to serve and minister in regions around the world. Each trip includes service that includes securing clean water and farming opportunities, mobile medical clinics, feeding programs, aid is given to orphans and widows, and the gospel is shared in a tangible, personal way. Upcoming Journeys of Compassion include a trip to the Philippines (May 19-31), to Haiti (June 29-July 11) and Nicaragua (August 4-14).
To make a tax-deductible donation (both in the US and Canada) for the Uganda Water Project, or for their other global initiatives, please click here: http://www.impactnations.org/projects/world-water-day-kalonga-ug
About Impact Nations:
Since 2005, Impact Nations has been dedicated to bringing hope and restoration to the poor and vulnerable in the developing world through both supernatural and practical expressions of the Kingdom of God. Founded by Steve and Christina Stewart, the organization takes teams from the West to engage in front line ministry: Christ is preached, the sick are healed, and the Gospel is demonstrated through feeding programs, mobile medical clinics, installing clean water systems and other practical demonstrations. Building upon the bridges built during these Journeys of Compassion, Impact Nations establishes long term, sustainable projects that bring about community transformation. Follow the team on twitter at @impactnations. http://www.ImpactNations.org
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