Religion, Spiritual Development

CHILD WISH MINISTRY INC

  • Scottsale, AZ
  • www.childswishministry.com

Mission Statement

To share God's love with indigent and impoverished children int he Philippines, by ministering to their spiritual, physical, social and economic needs.

To provide each child the opportunity to hear the Christian Gospel and develop a maturing relationship with Jesus Christ through partnership with local evangelical churches.

To provide each child the opportunity to fully develop their God given talents and mental abilities through education (from 1st grade through vocational school or university level), as we believe education can open doors and opportunities that can help these children break the cycle of poverty which has been engulfing them and their families for generations.

To provide for the children's physical needs through yearly medical and dental check ups, supplemental food and vitamins.

To support the growth of marriage, family and the church through Bible studies, parental and children's conferences,  and other church-based programs.

Main Programs

  1. Academic and spiritual

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Service Areas

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International

Cebu City, Philippines

ruling year

2004

Co Ministry Director since 2004

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Mrs. Virginia Jacobson

Co Ministry Director since 2004

Self-reported

Dr. Joel Jacobson

Keywords

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Children Philippines

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EIN

20-0146572

 Number

5441665239

Physical Address

7121 E. Rancho Vista Drive 3005

Scottsale, AZ 85281 1370

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Christian (X20)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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As of April 2015, Child's Wish Ministry had 17 students graduate from Cebu City universities in the last 12 years. Their degrees are in the following fields, Architecture(1), Dentistry(1), Education(4), Electrical Engineering(1), Human Resources(1), Industrial Technology(1), Marine Engineering(2), Marine transportation(1), Nursing(4), Respiratory Therapy(2). These CWM graduates are now working, helping their families and are leaving behind the chains of economic poverty.
Since joining CWM these children have met Jesus, know Jesus, worship Jesus and love Jesus. Now they and their families are growing spiritually and are deeply grounded in God's word.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Academic and spiritual

CWM provides the financial resources for children in the Cebu City, Philippines area to obtain an education from elementary through vocational and university level. Our children receive weekly enrichment classes in English, Math and critical thinking and more frequent summer vacation classes. Each classes is preceded with prayer and a devotional time. We provide supplemental feeding for students and mentoring, counseling and seminars for students and parents. Students are taken on yearly field trips. A yearly vacation Bible school is a major summer event as well as an overnight retreat.
All children and at least one parent are required to attend weekly Bible studies and Sunday services provided by Philippine
Evangelical churches.


Category

Religion

Population(s) Served

Asian/Pacific Islander

None

Budget

$70,000.00

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The goal of Child's Wish Ministry is to provide the opportunity and resources to help liberate indigent children from spiritual and economic poverty.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Child's Wish Ministry provides parents and children from elementary through university level with Christian teaching through weekly Bible studies, devotionals and Sunday services.
    We pay all school fees from elementary through university tuition including books, uniforms, shoes and backpacks.
    The children attend weekly Saturday enrichment classes in English and critical thinking during the school year and biweekly classes during summer vacation including Vacation Bible School, field trips, spiritual retreats, dramas, seminars in health and hygiene and issues related to their age and social group.
    Child and parental counseling are an on going and major part of our program
    The most needy children are given a weekly allowance and supplemental rice which keeps them from dropping out of school.

  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Child's Wish Ministry is funded by child sponsorship and donations. All children in our program attend public schools and universities in Cebu City, Philippines which provide the educational opportunities.
    We have a dedicated full time staff in the Philippine who implement our enrichment classes which includes weekly devotionals.
    The children attend Evangelical Christian Churches in their respective neighborhoods who who provide weekly Bible studies, Sunday services and youth group activities.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    All children and at least one parent are required to attend weekly Bible studies and Sunday services. One parent in each church(Project coordinator) monitors attendance and meets with our Programs coordinator monthly.
    Educational progress is evaluated through students grades, attitudes, values and interpersonal relations with peers and staff.
    When a student graduates from a university or vocational course and is subsequently employed, helps their family with the financial and economic struggle and continues to attend church services we are making progress.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have and are continuing to accomplish our goals. We have a unique model and and would like the opportunity to create similar models in other areas of the Philippines.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Cebu City, Philippines

Funding Needs

1. Our college tuition costs are an average of $1500.00 per student per year depending on the course they are taking. The medical and engineering courses are especially expensive. Eighty percent of the universities in the Philippines are private. The funding the ministry receives from sponsorship covers just one half of the cost. CWM is dependent on donors to cover the remaining cost of college tuition, books and misc. school fees as well as supplemental food and daily expense money which we provide for the most needy students who would be forced by family circumstances to drop out. 2. Our CWM Center serves as a classroom for tutoring, enrichment classes, Bible studies including Vacation Bible Study, counseling, parents and staff meetings. The Center has become a second home to our kids and gives them a sense of belonging, purpose and motivation. They don't want to go home once they arrive. The ministry needs supplemental funding to keep this vital element of our success ongoing. 3. An additional $20,000.00 per yer would put our budget in the black and enable us to meet out commitment to our children and help them break the cycle of poverty which has been passed on from one generation to the next.

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CHILD WISH MINISTRY INC

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Co Ministry Director

Mrs. Virginia Jacobson

Co Ministry Director

Dr. Joel Jacobson

BIO

Virginia is a native of the Philippines ,received a degree in Education from San Carlos University, Cebu City Philippines. Has taught at the elementary level in the Cebu City area, worked as a travel agent for International Tours in Kansas City, Mo. Has been a small business owner of women's apparel in Fountain Hills, Arizona and has held positions of Chairman, Fountain Hills Christian Women's Club and Recording Secretary, Phoenix Symphony Auxiliary.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Sharon Brown

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Term: Nov 2015 - Nov 2017

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