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BAZAAR CATALOG

Filled with

Opportunities

to Pray for

and Equip

Missions

Among

the Poor.

Juliet was orphaned and

abandoned at age 3, but

adopted and redeemed

by her heavenly Father at

age 11.

Read her story on page 41.

Severely malnourished and

close to death, the Lord

used Love Link to restore

Axel’s health and bring his

parents to faith in Christ.

Read his story on page 27.

As a rickshaw puller,

Gitika’s husband was

out of work during

the lockdown.

Sugandh was able to

meet the daily needs

of this and other

families.

Read about the love

of Christ shown by

Sugandh on pages 2

and 44.

Beatriz felt hopeless,

alone, and no longer

wanted to exist. Now she

lives with great hope in

her Savior Jesus Christ.

Read her story on page 17.


Please use Oakseed.org/Bazaar to place your order online.

Choose gift card delivery electronically, by download, or by mail.

ON THE COVER:

During the lockdowns

in India over the

past year and a half,

day-laborer families,

like Gitika’s, lost

their livelihoods and

needed help to meet

their basic needs.

Sugandh assisted in

getting identification

and ration cards so

that families could

receive food. For many

families, Sugandh

provided rations of

food and other basic

staples. Praise the Lord

for His provision for

Gitika’s family and the

other families through

Sugandh’s ministry.

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to present Oakseed’s Bazaar Catalog. This is

a wonderful way to give gifts during the Christmas season

or designate your year-end donations. In the following

pages, you will see giving opportunities for each of

Oakseed’s twenty-one Ministry Partners. These gifts

range from providing an impoverished family with food

and essential supplies to ensuring quality medical care for

a malnourished child, pregnant mother, or AIDS patient.

You can provide baseballs, craft supplies, books, and even

animals - there really is something perfect for anyone

you know! When you give your friends and family a

gift through the Bazaar Catalog, you allow them to join

the work Oakseed’s Ministry Partners are doing to meet

significant physical and spiritual needs.

Last year, the Lord used the Bazaar Catalog to provide

abundantly for His children. The gifts Oakseed was able

to give to our Ministry Partners were beyond anything

we expected. These provisions came at a time when

the vulnerable were in critical need. The gifts given

through the Bazaar Catalog have truly changed the lives

of thousands of people worldwide. Thank you for your

faithful prayers and generosity. We have confidence that

the Lord hears the prayers of His people and answers in

amazing ways.

Soli Deo Gloria!

Tiffany (Bradley) Crosley

Executive Director

“For the needy shall not always be forgotten,

and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.”

– Psalm 9:18

“I was able to see the distribution of Bibles purchased

through the Bazaar Catalog to children in the baseball

teams. They all value it very much. The first thing they do

is write their names in it to keep it as their own. It is great

to see the Bibles being studied by these at-risk children.”

– Carlos Dourado, Oakseed Ministry Liaison for ABBS


“We are truly thankful to everyone for

supporting us both physically and spiritually!

We are truly thankful for your prayers, as

God has truly continued to keep us protected

as we go out and distribute rations. We are

all doing well, and even our health is doing

good! We have been able to help around

135 families so far, and it was truly made

possible by your contribution and prayers!

We are truly thankful for the Bazaar

Catalog! And for all the gifts that have

helped with our work with the community

members.” – Thangtei David, Sugandh

“We will never forget the day that Ezequiel came.

Ezequiel’s mom got depressed after his birth and

was unable to care for him. Ezequiel’s father took

him to the National Children’s Hospital for a

medical checkup, but the bad news was he was

losing weight, and the hospital could not help.

Praise God the hospital knows about our program.

We immediately accepted him. The tears of Mr.

Raymundo leaving his son here broke our hearts.

Each time Ezequiel’s parents visited, we prayed

with them, gave counseling, and shared the Gospel.

We were able to see the change that God made in

his mom, how God transformed a mom who was

in shock and did not know how to help her son, to

be a mom very concerned about him. When we

discharged Ezequiel, his father was working, and his

mom was able to care for him. We thank

God that we were able to help Ezequiel

and his family through the support of

Oakseed International Ministries. The

Bazaar catalog enabled us to pay for

milk, supplements, and laboratory exams

that he needed during the time with

us. Without your help and support, we

know that we wouldn’t be able to do it.”

– Gerson Roque, Love Link

The Oakseed

Ministries Vision

comes from

Isaiah 61:3

“Bestow on them

a crown of beauty

instead of ashes,

the oil of gladness

instead of mourning,

and a garment of

praise instead of a

spirit of despair.

They will be called

oaks of righteousness,

a planting of the

LORD for the display

of his splendor.”

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Brazilian Baseball and Softball

Associação Brasileira de Beisebol e Softbol (ABBS)

São José dos Campos, Brazil

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 2002

ABBS uses baseball as an opportunity to share the Gospel with at-risk

children of São José dos Campos, Brazil. Children from the favelas

(slums) attend ABBS’s weekly Bible study and baseball skill training

session. Through these sessions, children and their parents learn how to

apply God’s Word to their lives. The children also have the opportunity

to form safe, Christ-centered friendships within their baseball family.

After being closed for the 2020 season, ABBS was able to reopen for Bible

Studies and practice. However, they suspended the season again in April

due to a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Brazil. ABBS has

used this time to care for families in need and develop relationships with

local churches and businesses.

The Brazilian Association of Baseball

and Softball (ABBS) is led by Agnaldo

Verissimo da Silva, a former juvenile

offender who came to Christ through

the ministry of JEAME (Oakseed

Partner) in São Paulo. After his

conversion, Agnaldo wanted to “make

a difference” for Christ through

reaching children for the Lord by

teaching them baseball, a sport that is

little known in Brazil. Agnaldo has now been faithfully teaching children how to swing

bats and read Bibles for more than two decades.

Bazaar Gifts

AB1 – Bible for a Slum Child .............................................................. $10

AB2 – Gloves, Bats, and Baseballs....................................................... $40

AB3 – Baseball Training Camp ........................................................ $250

AB4 – Used Van to Transport Children and Equipment.......$2,000

AB5 – Where Most Needed ................................................................ $25

Pray for ABBS:

Pray that ABBS would develop excellent relationships within the

community and effectively use baseball to share the Gospel with more

children and their families.

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Ashirvad Kanti

Nagpur, India

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 1994

Through their ministry, Ashirvad Kanti

brings light into India’s darkest places.

Ashirvad Children’s Home hosts children

from neglect/abuse situations or with families

affected by HIV as full-time residents.

Ashirvad Kanti also provides job training to

destitute women by teaching them skills such as tailoring and bookbinding.

During the pandemic, Ashirvad Kanti continues to care for those living in the

slum communities of Nagpur. Many families are starving due to a lack of work.

Ashirvad Kanti has distributed food and other essentials. The ministry was able

to open its community center briefly before the COVID resurgence. Staff helped

families apply for government housing grants. During the second wave of the

pandemic, many children have been orphaned. Ashirvad Kanti is providing care

to these children in the name of Christ.

Bazaar Gifts

AK1 – Educational Resources for Slum Children....................................$35

AK2 – Clothing and Necessities for Children Orphaned by COVID...$50

AK3 – Microloan Funding for Livelihood Projects...............................$100

AK4 – Refurbish an Old Ambulance for Slum Medical Care...........$2,725

AK5 – Where Most Needed........................................................................$25

“We are very grateful to the prayer

warriors of Oakseed who have been

interceding for us over the past two

decades. The financial investments and

prayer support you raised for us is the

cause for the fruit we see today. Thank

you very much for your love.”

– Pushpa Waghmare

Pray for Ashirvad Kanti:

Pray that the Lord will bless

Ashirvad Kanti’s desire to serve

children orphaned during the

COVID pandemic.

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CEMIPRE

Valparaíso, Chile

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 2020

CEMIPRE is a special needs ministry that focuses primarily on adults

who have lost their sight. Through its training center, CEMIPRE seeks to

evangelize and rehabilitate the blind. They provide training to meet daily

needs, like using a cane for orientation, learning to use smart devices and

computers for the blind, and teaching Braille using the Bible as the course

text. CEMIPRE meets needs related to the emotional and physical aspects

of blindness while calling men and women to spiritual sight. Despite the

pandemic, CEMIPRE has seen an increase in men and women asking for

help. Virtual classes and Bible Studies have been well attended.

Nora is in her fifties and has been going blind for about ten years. She

came to CEMIPRE to get the tools she needed to manage her life on her

own. When she began to lose her sight, Norah went through a grieving

process before accepting that blindness was part of her future. Now she

is full of enthusiasm and optimism. She has found learning braille to

be very difficult but is finding help at the learning center. CEMIPRE

uses the Bible to teach braille, and Nora has now memorized sections

of Isaiah that tell about the coming of Christ. When she came to

CEMIPRE, one of Norah’s goals was to learn to use the white cane.

Nora’s house is on a hillside and is only accessible by stairs. Sadly, there

was an arson on the hillside, and Nora’s home caught fire. She was able

to escape using the cane skills she learned at CEMIPRE. Without them,

she may have died. CEMIPRE is praying that through their ministry,

Nora comes to saving faith and receives spiritual life.

Bazaar Gifts

CE1 – Braille or Audio Bible................................................................ $15

CE2 – Cane Repair Toolkit.................................................................. $30

CE3 – Walking Canes with Rolling Tips............................................ $45

CE4 – Braille Typewriter.................................................................... $900

CE5 – Where Most Needed................................................................. $25

Pray for CEMIPRE:

Pray that the Lord would give wisdom to CEMIPRE staff and that God

would bring men and women to saving faith through CEMIPRE during

these challenging transitions.

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Fountain of Life

Christian School

Juan Tomás, Dominican Republic

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 2019

Fountain of Life Christian School serves over 450 children in the

impoverished area of Juan Tomás, Dominican Republic. The caring teachers

in this close-knit community create an environment of safety, dedicated not

only to the pursuit of excellence in education, but even more importantly, to

help students come to a personal saving knowledge of Christ.

“I’ve been studying in Fountain of Life School since I was a

child. I’ve heard God’s word also. I often wanted to accept

Jesus as my savior, but I was afraid because of the world’s

distractions. Still, I discovered that I could be really happy

without discos, alcoholic drinks, or anything from the

world. I could see the grace of God through FLCS, and

I decided to become a Christian. Now I enjoy myself a

lot at church, and I am glad I accepted Jesus. Please keep

praying for me.” – Vicente

Bazaar Gifts

FL1 – Bible for a New Believing Family.......................................$10

FL2 – Uniform and Backpack with School Supplies...................$30

FL3 – Curriculum and Supplies for Teachers..............................$40

FL4 – One Month’s Teacher Salary..............................................$350

FL5 – Where Most Needed............................................................$25

Pray for Fountain of Life:

Pray that God would use FLCS to

strengthen children academically

and bless entire families through

their Christian education.

“Scores of children and their

parents come to Christ in Juan

Tomás through passionate

Christian school teachers

who earn a salary that is

only a fraction of that which

government school teachers

receive.” – Dr. Rick Horne

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Hanna Orphan’s Home

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 2019

Hanna Orphan’s Home cares for children, most of whom

have tragically lost their parents to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

More children are now coming into HOH’s care after being

orphaned by COVID. HOH’s main program involves caring

for and raising 51 orphans among eight different family settings, each with a

house mother employed to live with and take care of the children. Their secondary

program involves providing support services to over 200 vulnerable children in

their community. Children in both programs are enrolled in school and go to

Hanna Orphan’s Home after school each day, where they receive a daily meal and

participate in Bible studies.

Pray for Hanna Orphan’s Home:

Pray that the Lord will sustain the orphans and their housemothers at HOH and

that they would be comforted by God’s unfailing love.

Bazaar Gifts

HO1 – Bible for an Orphan.............................................................. $10

HO2 – New Shoes.............................................................................. $20

HO3 – Vitamins and Medicine......................................................... $25

HO4 – Art Supplies............................................................................ $35

HO5 – Sponsor a Housemom for a Year....................................... $840

HO6 – Where Most Needed............................................................. $25

“My name is Bizualem Tadesse. I am 23 years old. I came to Hanna Orphan’s

Home (HOH) at seven years old when I became a full orphan. I grew up at

HOH and started my schooling there at grade one. I am now in college, studying

Sociology. I am also employed as a part-time social worker at HOH.

I came to know Jesus and accepted Him as my personal savior as a child at HOH.

We were assigned to live in groups, and the children where I had been assigned

told me about Jesus and invited me to their church. It was there that I decided to

be a Christian. Therefore, HOH is everything to me. My life is highly interwoven

with the organization.

Hanna, the founder, and director of HOH, is my lovely mother. HOH showed

me meaning to life, education, and a job as well in my profession. I have learned

discipleship in my church and was baptized. I have a lot of brothers and sisters

who are Christians that grew up in this new life at HOH. It is now my turn to tell

children about Jesus and invite them to accept Jesus.”

Visit www.oakseed.org/

sponsor to sponsor a child

like Bizualem.

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Heart & Hands

Lira, Hoima, and Amuria, Uganda

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 2005

Heart & Hands is a ministry to elderly widows (affectionately

referred to as grannies) who have lost their own children to

AIDS and are now caring for their orphaned grandchildren.

With compassion, the ministry breaks through the shame and

stigma associated with AIDS to meet physical and spiritual

needs. Heart & Hands feeds families by delivering food

packages and helping the grannies start gardens. The gardens

provide a source of food, income, and dignity. Many of the

grannies suffer from HIV or other illnesses. Heart & Hands arranges for the grannies

to receive the medical treatment they need. The staff visits frequently encouraging

and praying with these women. The love of Christ, shown by Heart & Hands, is

transforming lives.

Bazaar Gifts

HH1 – Bibles for Grannies and their Families......................................... $10

HH2 – School Fees for AIDS Orphans...................................................... $40

HH3 – “Seed Box” of Gardening and Survival Supplies....................... $100

HH4 – Training & Startup Supplies for Income Generating

Businesses for Grannies*.............................................................. $550

*Nine Grannies have developed business plans to become self-sufficient. These

opportunities include raising and selling livestock, fruits and vegetables, and setting up

food stalls, corner shops, and tailoring businesses. The costs will provide for all of the

supplies needed to launch these small businesses with the help of Heart & Hands.

HH5 – Build or Repair a Grannies House**

Ranging from..................................................................... $700-$2800

**Twelve Grannies are in desperate need of housing repairs or rebuilding of their homes.

Please visit the online catalog to choose a granny to gift a house to (we’ll remove them as

the needs are met) or write in an amount in the range, and we’ll match it with a need.

HH6 – Where Most Needed....................................................................... $25

Granny Ida is 90 years old and has

cared for her 17-year-old grandson

since he was a boy. She received a copy

of the Bible through the Bazaar Catalog

and spent much of her time reading it.

She says the ministry of Heart & Hands

has been an answer to her prayers.

During a recent visit, Heart & Hands

found Ida inside her hut singing and

praying. That day, she had run out of

food and coal and had no idea how

she would have the food to eat her next

meal. Heart & Hands was visiting

with a gift of food and other essential

supplies. Ida rejoiced in the Lord’s

provision, telling Heart & Hands that their gift was a

reminder that God was with her and took care of her.

Pray for Heart & Hands:

Pray that the Lord would

transform multiple generations

through H&H as they show

God’s love to grannies and their

orphaned grandchildren.

Before

“Words can never express my

feelings, but all I can say is that

for the very first time in my life,

I will without shame invite and

host visitors.” – Sarah

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Bazaar Gifts

Ministério JEAME

São Paulo, Brazil

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 1994

JEAME (an acronym for Jesus Loves Minors)

conducts evangelistic services in 11 juvenile detention

centers in Sāo Paulo, Brazil, reaching 1,400 teenagers

each week. JEAME is located a few blocks from a

drug-infested area of Sāo Paulo named “Cracolândia”

(roughly “crack town”). JEAME conducts regular

street evangelistic efforts and prayer walks through

Cracolândia. Follow-ups from these efforts include

both Christian discipleship and vocational training.

After being closed for the majority of 2020, JEAME

returned to in-person visits at Fundação Casa. The

teens were happy to see them and eager to study

the Bible. In 2021, JEAME was also able to open a

community center to minister to teens who have been

released from prison.

Pray for JEAME:

Pray that through JEAME’s ministry,

incarcerated and newly released teens will

come to know the Lord and be blessed with

counseling and discipleship.

When Beatriz was 17 years old, she spent

Christmas in a detention center in São Paulo,

Brazil. She was feeling alone, without hope,

and no longer wanting to exist when JEAME

Ministry went into the prison and shared the

gospel with her at a Christmas party. JEAME

also gave Beatriz gifts at the party, including

a Bible given through the Oakseed Bazaar

Catalog, which she now treasures. Inside the

Bible is a sticker with the contact information

for JEAME. As Beatriz finished her stay at the

detention center, she read her Bible for hope,

and once she was released, she contacted

JEAME. Beatriz now finds her hope in Christ,

and she thanks JEAME for showing her God’s

love when she desperately needed it.

JE1 – Bible for a Teen in Prison......................................... $10

JE2 – New Clothes for a Street Kid in Rehab................... $25

JE3 – Food Care Packages.................................................. $40

JE4 – Case of 24 Portuguese Outreach Bibles

for Street Evangelism in Cracolândia..................... $85

JE5 – Where Most Needed................................................. $25

JEAME has

requested

1,100 Bibles to

distribute in Street

Evangelism and

Prison Outreach.

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Kenya Needy

Orphans and

Children

Kisumu, Kenya

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 2021

Kenya Needy Orphans and Children

(KNOC) promotes high school

education and post-graduation planning

for orphans and impoverished children

in Kisumu, Kenya. Children are

provided with school fees, vocational

skills, and career guidance. In addition,

KNOC works with impoverished

children and orphans from local

church congregations, giving them

the educational and spiritual support

to serve the Lord in their churches,

vocations, and all of life.

Loryne Ochillo and her family

go to a local church. Her

family is very poor, and KNOC

provided funding for high

school. During a KNOC high

school retreat, Loryne made a

profession of faith! She is now

enrolled at college, and KNOC

helped her find a church close to

campus.

Bazaar Gifts

KN1 – Basic Hygiene Supplies.......................................................$20

KN2 – Bible and Notebook for Spiritual Seminars.....................$25

KN3 – Mattress................................................................................$30

KN4 – Laptop for Computer Classes and

Career Coaching...............................................................$470

KN5 – Motorbike.......................................................................$1,400

KN6– Where Most Needed............................................................$25

Pray for KNOC:

Pray that the students will be lights in their schools, and that God would

be glorified as they pursue careers.

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Light of the World

Nagpur, India

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 2002

Light of the World serves the poor of Nagpur, India, in

the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Light of the World

operates multiple churches, a school that provides

nursery to primary level education for children unable

to afford to get into the local schools, and a vocational

center that teaches tailoring, dress design, and computer

science. Light of the World has also started a slum

mentorship program that reaches over 150 children.

Light of the World moved all services online due to

the extensive lockdowns. Food shortages and lack of

work have impacted families in the slum community,

and they are desperate for help. The ministry continues

to provide food and essential supplies to severely

impoverished families during the pandemic. This year,

they hope to provide 100 children with two sets of

clothes, school tuition, supplies, and a decent meal each

day, helping to keep kids in school and off the streets.

This outreach by Light of the World pastors will give

opportunities to share the gospel and encourage the

children to grow spiritually and academically.

“The human agony has been numbing. Out of the painful ashes of this tragedy

the Lord has brought out great testimonies of His beauty and goodness. The

authorities, out of extreme caution, put the city and slums on lockdown. It

felt like death was lurking in every corner. Daily wage workers had no work.

The choice seemed: die going out or die staying in. Yet, even if they dared go

out there was no work. Most people recover from the illness if affected, but

thousands needed medicines. The help extended by Oakseed at our critical hour

will never be forgotten. Our leaders were deeply encouraged to find their hands

strengthened by the support from Oakseed during our COVID crisis. Emergency

food rations were rushed to hundreds of families. Medical help was rendered to

the scores who reached out for help.” – Ravi Chari

Bazaar Gifts

LW1 – Two Sets of New Clothing for a Slum Child......................................... $20

LW2 – Vocational Training and Self-Employment Resources...................... $100

LW3 – Provide a Child with School Tuition, Supplies, and

Daily Lunch for a Year............................................................................ $180

LW4 – Technology Equipment for Slum Children’s Mentoring Center....... $300

LW5 – Where Most Needed................................................................................. $25

Pray for Light of the World Ministries:

The ministry has been experiencing hostility to Christianity; new

believers are harassed and threatened. Pray that the Lord will give them

faith and boldness in the face of persecution.

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Lily of the Valleys

Catanduva, Brazil

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 1994

Lily of the Valleys in Catanduva, Brazil, is

a Bible-based residential drug and alcohol

care program, helping teen girls and

women escape the prison of addiction and

find freedom in Christ. Lily of the Valleys

emphasizes the Gospel in their treatment

programs, believing only an encounter

with Jesus can truly free addicts from their

spiritual and physical prisons. Lily of the

Valleys has continued to welcome women to

the addiction rehabilitation program during

the pandemic while adjusting to health and

hygiene requirements changes.

Consider giving

a new dress for

a woman at the

center. For some

women, this is the

first NEW dress

that they have ever

owned.

“My life has been full of ups and downs. Although I have struggled, I am thankful

that God has brought me back to His way. When we go through difficulties in our

lives, our first thought is to disappear or run away. There was a time when things

were so difficult that all I could think of was to disappear. I asked my mother to take

me out of the city to live with a relative because I felt that I would be able to turn

my life around if I was away from my friends and surroundings. To change my life

meant abandoning addictions, stopping drinking, smoking, and using drugs such as

marijuana and cocaine. There was also a need to change my behavior, personality,

and attitudes, which created serious problems for my family and myself.

I arrived at Lily of the Valleys determined to turn my life around. This helped the

treatment I received to be more effective, because our liberation depends first on

our God, together with our faith and determination, and also on the angels of God

in our lives like Lourdes and Lúcia who worked at Lily of the Valleys. Jesus is the

center of my life. Walking with him makes for a happy and secure journey. When I

surrendered my life to Him, everything changed. God transformed an irresponsible

and rebellious teenager into a strong and persevering woman — a vessel to be a

blessing to others. God gave

me a wonderful family and

blessed children. No one

believed I could be changed;

however, God specializes in the

impossible.” – Fabiana

Bazaar Gifts

LV1 – Bible for a Woman in Rehab...............................................$10

LV2 – Plants and Gardening Tools................................................$20

LV3 – New Dress and Shoes..........................................................$35

LV4 – New Towels, Bedding, and Linens.....................................$40

LV5 – Laptop Computer...............................................................$500

LV5 – Where Most Needed............................................................$25

Pray for Lily of the Valleys:

Pray that the gospel will transform the women who come to Lily of the Valleys

as they complete the four-month program and that they will remain sober when

they return home.

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Love Link

San Salvador, El Salvador

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 2002

Love Link serves families from the slums of San Salvador,

El Salvador. Malnourished children are brought to the

center from local hospitals. Most of the children brought

to Love Link are near death when they arrive. Love Link

provides round-the-clock care, nourishing them, providing

additional medical support, and training their families

to care for them at home. Through their community

program, Love Link also serves free daily lunches to over

600 kids at three children’s dining rooms, holds nutrition

clinics, and provides medical assessments.

After COVID closures, Love Link has now resumed

community health clinics and reopened the community

dining rooms. Praise the Lord that no staff or babies

became ill with COVID.

Sponsorship:

Will you sponsor a crib at Love Link? Babies come and go through Love

Link, and the length of their stay is determined by how quickly they recover

from the effects of severe malnutrition. Because the children are not at Love

Link long enough to be matched traditionally with a sponsor, Oakseed

offers the opportunity to sponsor a crib. We will update you when a new

baby arrives and when they are released and sent back to their families.

Sponsoring a crib allows you to pray for and support malnourished children

during a desperate time of need.

What an incredible way

to see the Lord’s healing

hand and to participate

in the transformation of

these babies! Visit www.

oakseed.org/sponsor to

sign up to sponsor a crib.

Pray for Love Link:

Pray that impoverished children receive life-sustaining nutrition through the baby

house and community dining halls. Pray that families will hear and respond to the

good news of the gospel.

Bazaar Gifts

LL1 – Diapers, Formula, and Baby Wipes.............................................$20

LL2 – Gloves, Masks, Caps, and Protective Equipment for Staff........$35

LL3 – Medicine, Vitamins, and Laboratory Work................................$50

LL4 – Pediatric Medical Equipment (oximeters,

thermometers, sphygmomanometers, and nebulizers)...........$100

LL5 – A Month of Meals for the Children’s Dining Room................$240

LL6– Where Most Needed.......................................................................$25

Axel came to Love Link’s baby house

when he was thirteen months old. He

was severely malnourished and at risk

of death. Axel’s mom, Gabriela, was

broken in grief, and Love Link shared the

gospel with her. Gerson writes, “Gabriela

received Jesus as her Lord and Savior; she

was comforted by the Word of God.” Love

Link gave Gabriela a Bible and connected

her with a local church body. As Axel’s

health improved, his father visited and

expressed interest in knowing more about

God. The Lord used Love Link to restore

Axel to health and bring his parents

to faith in Christ. We pray that God

continues the good work He has begun in

this young family.

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Bazaar Gifts

Love Never Fails

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 2021

Love Never Fails seeks to decrease the spread of HIV/

AIDS and free women from a life of prostitution.

Working in the slums of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,

Love Never Fails cares for the daily physical needs of

men and women living with AIDS, encourages HIV

testing, provides AIDS awareness programs, and leads

training to de-stigmatize the disease. In addition, the

ministry offers both income-generating activities for

prostitutes and educational support for children so

that vulnerable women and children will have the job

skills to be self-sufficient. Love Never Fails cares with

the compassion of Christ, taking every opportunity to

share the hope of the gospel to change lives.

LN1 – Bible in Amharic or Oromia.................................. $10

LN2 – School Supplies........................................................ $15

LN3 – Soccer Balls and Volleyballs for Children............ $25

LN4 – Health and Sanitary Resources.............................. $45

LN5 – Microloans for Women Making Fresh Starts..... $200

LN6 – Pastoral Training Course at Bible College.......... $250

LN7 – Where Most Needed............................................... $25

“We aimed to preach the Gospel and bring these

ladies out of the life of prostitution into the light

of Jesus Christ. Some of the ladies who heard the

Gospel accepted Christ as their savior and started

attending church. But after a month, most of these

women stopped going to church. They told us that

they had no other way to earn money for their

children since they have no education or job skills.

Because of this, the church was unprepared and

hesitant to include them. This was something we

never expected and made us cry.”

Love Never Fails now trains pastors to care for

women with broken pasts and blesses the women

with new job skills to earn a respectable living.

Love Never Fails:

Pray that through the work of Love Never Fails

many men and women with AIDS will

come to know the compassion of Christ

and be comforted in body and soul.

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Bazaar Gifts

MISIUR

Misión Integral Urbano Rural

Lima, Peru

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 2000

MISIUR seeks to improve the quality of life of the most

impoverished children in Peru through comprehensive

spiritual and physical care. MISIUR operates two afterschool

programs that serve over 100 children and teens

each day. These programs create a safe place away from

gang violence where the children are fed physically and

through Bible study. MISIUR also operates “Bread of

Life,” a program that offers nutritious daily lunch and a

Scripture lesson five days a week for approximately 500

children in the slums of Lima, Ayacucho, Moyobamba,

and Trujillo.

Percy and Jenny Perez and their three

children Ccori (age 7), Daniel (age 17), and

Flor (age 21), were recipients of a water jug

from MISIUR. Percy and Jenny operate a

food cart, but their business was shut down

due to COVID restrictions. Their family

is surviving on their small savings and a

meager stipend from the government. They

saw the needs in their community and

began a “Common Pot” from their kitchen.

Unlike a soup kitchen, this dining room

depends on the community’s donations

rather than government assistance. The neighbors are sharing what they have

and together feed 130 people each day. The water jug purchased through

Oakseed’s COVID Relief special gift provides water for the Perez family

and all who receive food through the Common Pot. Ccori became ill from

COVID, and MISIUR cared for her and her family during her illness. Praise

the Lord that she has fully recovered. Ccori is looking forward to returning to

in-person activities at MISIUR, and the family is active in MISIUR’s virtual

child programs and family Bible Studies.

MI1 – Biblical Teaching Materials for Children..........................$20

MI2 – Children’s Vitamins and Medicine....................................$25

MI3 – Gardening Supplies for the Child Care Center................$30

MI4 – Home for an Impoverished Family..............................$1,100

MI5 – Where Most Needed............................................................$25

Pray for MISIUR:

Due to the stress of the last year,

children at MISIUR are facing

increased anxiety and family tensions.

Pray that the Lord will bring peace and

comfort into these homes.

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Mission Bethel

Monrovia, Liberia

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 2020

Mission Bethel shows the compassion of God to the very poor in the slums

of Monrovia. Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world, with about

84% of the population living below the poverty line of $1.25 per day. Over 500

impoverished children attend the Christian school at Mission Bethel, which

serves as a feeder for families to attend Mission Bethel Church. Liberia has no

prenatal care; Mission Bethel also operates a pregnancy center that provides

counseling, clothing, toys, vitamins, and instruction on prenatal and postnatal

care, infant care, and delivery assistance.

Sponsorship:

Will you sponsor a child like Blama? Blama is in second

grade at Mission Bethel. He lives with his mother who sells

used clothing in their slum community to earn money for

their family. Like most families in Monrovia, Liberia, his

mother earns under $1.25 a day for this work. Blama loves

to play with toys, eat fruit and hopes to someday be a pilot.

Mission Bethel is helping Blama and his mother in the name

of Christ. At Mission Bethel, Blama receives a free education, including tuition,

uniforms, school fees and supplies. He has access to medical care and necessities.

Visit www.oakseed.org/sponsor to sponsor a child like Blama.

Bazaar Gifts

MB1 – Bibles......................................................................................... $10

MB2 – Shoes and Clothes for an Impoverished Child.................... $15

MB3 – Basic Hygiene and Medicines................................................ $25

MB4 – Seamstress Training and Equipment for a

Single Mother......................................................................... $250

MB5 – Comprehensive Medical Care and Infant Supplies for

Expectant Mother.................................................................. $780

MB6 – Where Most Needed............................................................... $25

Pray for Mission Bethel:

Pray that the Lord will use the pregnancy center and school at Mission

Bethel to build healthy families grounded in Christ.

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Morning Light

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 2021

Morning Light is a refuge for the needy, serving 243 widows, single mothers,

and orphans in the slums outside of Addis Ababa. Children are given meals,

medical attention if needed, tutoring in various subjects, and can participate

in fun activities. Women receive job training, health care, counseling, and

income-generating opportunities. With this support, they gain self-esteem and

can provide for the basic needs of their families. Morning Light has a holistic

approach to ministry that meets physical needs while sharing the comfort and

refuge found in Christ.

Mrs. Meseret Tesfaye founded the

ministry after the birth of her third

child. The delivery was life-threatening

and reminded her of the fragility of life.

She asked what the Lord wanted her

to do with her remaining time. With

degrees in science and public health

and experience volunteering in the

slums, she found that serving others

in the name of Christ was the deep

longing of her heart.

Bazaar Gifts

ML1 – School Supplies................................................................................$20

ML2 – Food and Medical Supplies for Impoverished Students.............$40

ML3 – Stipend and Bus Vouchers for Volunteer Tutors.........................$50

ML4 – Income-Generation Training and Business Loans....................$300

ML5 – Where Most Needed........................................................................$25

Pray for Morning Light:

Ask the Lord to use tutoring and

other educational support at

Morning Light to prepare students

to secure jobs. Pray that through the

witness of their tutors, children will

come to saving faith.

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Bazaar Gifts

Mustard Seed Orphanage

Yangon, Myanmar

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 2008

Mustard Seed Orphanage provides food, housing, Christian

education, discipleship, job training, and medical care for over

190 widows and orphans. Mustard Seed Orphanage consists

of three orphan houses - Ebenezer House, Hosanna House,

and Mustard Seed. Mustard Seed Orphanage keeps livestock

and grows much of the food crucial to feeding the children in

their care.

MS1 – Blanket and Mosquito Net..............................................................$20

MS2 – A Pig and Two Chickens.................................................................$30

MS3 – Books for Orphanage Library.........................................................$50

MS4 – Security Fence Repairs..................................................................$200

MS5 – Funds toward Minibus to Safely Transport Children*...........$1,000

MS6 – Where Most Needed........................................................................$25

* Over the last few

years, Myanmar has

had an increase in

student kidnappings.

The children are taken

from open trucks on

the way to school. To

keep the orphans safe,

MSO must purchase

a used minibus. They

have not yet made

this large purchase

($12,000), but we are

hopeful to provide

funds for a vehicle for

MSO when the schools

reopen.

Pray for Mustard Seed Orphanage:

Since the military coup on February 1, the country of Myanmar has seen political

unrest and violence. The staff and orphans are remaining inside the security walls

of the campus but can hear the shooting, screaming, and other sounds of violence

on the streets surrounding the orphanage. This is incredibly upsetting to the

children, especially at night.

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n

“I came to Mustard Seed when I was four years old. I felt very happy when I

arrived at Mustard Seed because I did not feel lonely as I have many sisters

and brothers at Mustard Seed. I was very happy when Nu Nu (Mawi Te) gave

me some new clothes that I never had before. I was never hungry at Mustard

Seed as the Lord provides for us every day. I am very happy that I can go to

school with new uniforms and a bag with my friends that I never expected to

experience it in my life. Now, the most important thing in my life is that I know

that I am saved in Jesus Christ. The Lord has give me the best parents, Pa Pa

(Timothy) and Nu Nu (Mawi Te) for me. The teachers at Mustard Seed care for

me for everything I need. I am very blessed because God has brought me here to

Mustard Seed.” – Peeki

Pray that the Lord will protect the children and staff at MSO from any

physical harm and that they will find their comfort in God.

Pray that the Lord will bring stability to Myanmar and give peace to the

children during this frightening time.

Installing the

new well gifted

through the

Oakseed Bazaar

Catalog last year.

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New Life Orphanage

Kampala, Uganda

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 2019

New Life Orphanage is a ministry just outside

Kampala, Uganda, which cares for 50 children

ages 4-17, including 25 orphans who live at

New Life full time. Many much-needed projects

were completed at New Life in this past year.

Thanks to last year’s catalog purchases, New Life

Orphanage has finished installing a security fence

(wall) around the property. They have also been

working on the classrooms used for their school

and installed a clean water well. In addition to

these construction projects, the children have all

received copies of the Bible.

Sponsorship:

Kalimu is the youngest child at New Life

Orphanage. He came to New Life as a little boy

and is now four years old. All of the children

love to play with Kalimu. He loves to play soccer

and is looking forward to when he can go to

school. Sponsorship will both meet Kalimu’s basic

needs of food and clothing and provide him with

educational opportunities.

Visit oakseed.org/sponsor to sponsor Kalimu or

one of his friends at New Life Orphanage.

Bazaar Gifts

NL1 – Children’s Books and Biblical Teaching Materials..........$15

NL2 – Gardening Equipment and Seeds......................................$25

NL3 – Goat.......................................................................................$40

NL4 – Materials for Construction, Repairs, and Roofing........$150

NL5 – Where Most Needed...........................................................$25

Pray for New Life Orphanage:

Pray that the children will be excited to read their Bibles

and that through the gift of the Word, many of them would

come to saving faith in Christ.

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Reformed Hearts Orphans Center

Kisii, Kenya

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 2020

Reformed Hearts Orphans Center (RHOC) lovingly provides homes for 35

orphans – caring for children at the orphanage and with seven families from

the local church. RHOC believes “that every child deserves a loving home, a

family and parents or caretakers who cater to the child’s physical and emotional

well-being and development. We believe that children belong in homes and

families and not in institutions.” With this commitment, RHOC is caring for

orphans in the name of Christ, instructing them in solid, Biblical teaching. The

Lord is working through this ministry, and Reformed Hearts Orphans Center

rejoiced as five orphans made professions of faith and were baptized this year.

Through last year’s Bazaar Catalog, Reformed Hearts Orphans Center received

a clean water well which has been a huge blessing to the orphans.

Bazaar Gifts

RH1 – Sewing Materials....................................................................... $30

RH2 – Musical Instruments and Songbooks for Daily Worship..... $40

RH3 – Computer for Children to Learn Technology Skills........... $200

RH4 – Construction Materials for a Girls Dormitory.................... $500

RH5 – Milking Cow............................................................................ $600

RH6 – Where Most Needed................................................................. $25

Pray for RHOC:

Pray that the Lord will

continue to work in the

hearts of the orphans at

RHOC, strengthening

the faith of those who

have made professions of

faith and calling others

to repentance.

Sponsorship:

Juliet is a precious 12-year-old girl.

Both of her parents died from AIDS

when she was three years old. She

was left abandoned in an urban

rental home at this young age. An

elderly neighbor rescued her from

this situation but was unable to

care for her. The neighbor brought

Juliet to Reformed Hearts. Juliet is

doing well at Reformed Hearts; she

is happy and can smile again.

Visit oakseed.org/sponsor to sponsor Juliet or one of her

friends at RHOC.

“Praise the Lord! Alexinah, Emmaculate, Christine, Martha, Juliet, Emily, and

Superenza made professions of faith and were baptized this year!”

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SACDEM

Christian Assistance Service for the Detainee

and the Mentally Ill

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 1998

SACDEM works with marginalized groups that have been rejected by society,

including but not limited to prisoners, the mentally ill, people living in extreme

poverty, and children born in prison. SACDEM develops prison Bible studies,

offering counseling and help to inmates to make the depth of God’s forgiveness

and grace understandable. In addition, SACDEM helps newly released prisoners

reintegrate into society. In Argentina, children born to mothers in prison live with

their mothers in the penitentiary system until they turn four. SACDEM takes care

of these children of prisoners weekly, offering them a safe place to play and a break

from the prison environment. After the child turns four and leaves prison, SACDEM

provides foster care for those who have no other relatives to care for them.

Argentina has experienced several strict lockdowns during which no visitors have

been allowed into prisons or psychiatric facilities. Daniel has been able to deliver

packages to prisoners in the prisons personally. Staff at SACDEM is also spending

a lot of time in counseling. Sadly, lockdown restrictions have led to a surge in

domestic violence and sexual abuse.

The SACDEM “Fun Day Outside” Retreat is the highlight of the year for many

of the 75 patients served from Borda Psychiatric Hospital. This all-day outing

includes an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet, recreation, and a worship service.

The SACDEM staff and a dozen other volunteers make this a very special day

of ministry for men with great needs. The entire cost of this gift goes toward

transportation and food for the retreat.

Bazaar Gifts

SA1 – Picture Bible for Children in Prison.....................................................$10

SA2 – New Mother Supplies for the Prison’s Maternity Wing.....................$30

SA3 – Christmas Party for Children Living in Prison with

their Incarcerated Mothers..................................................................$300

SA4 – “Fun Day Outside” Retreat for 75 Psychiatric

Hospital Patients...................................................................................$600

SA5 – Where Most Needed...............................................................................$25

Pray for SACDEM:

Pray that SACDEM staff

will have wisdom and

boldness as they speak

truth and hope in difficult

situations.

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Sugandh

New Delhi, India

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner since 2004

The Sugandh Child Development Centre,

located in a slum in South Delhi, has been

transforming the lives of working children

for 22 years. Before going to work as trash collectors in the marketplace, children

aged 6-10 come for two hours. They receive a meal and are taught reading,

writing, and mathematics. Here they also learn about Jesus. Sugandh also operates

a Bible and vocational skills school where young adults and teenagers learn

sewing, painting, and card making. In addition, Sugandh offers savings and loan

cooperative groups to women in the slum who do not have the documentation

needed for a bank account, or the cost of getting to a bank exceeds what they can

save in a month. Money from savings and low-interest loans from the cooperative

groups has enabled women to buy small plots of land in their villages, cover

medical expenses, and fund their children’s education.

During the pandemic, Sugandh has been distributing food and essentials within

the slums. Unfortunately, they have found the situation even more desperate than

they expected. They have had to decide on the neediest individuals to direct their

help, but even the “less needy” are very much in need. Families they work with are

even eating rotten food to keep from starving.

Bazaar Gifts

SG1 – Clothing for a Slum Child...............................................................$20

SG2 – Children’s Vitamins and Medicine.................................................$25

SG3 – Desktop Computers for Office and Classroom...........................$120

SG4 – Women’s New Business Grant.......................................................$250

SG5 – Printer with Scanner.......................................................................$375

SG6 – Where Most Needed.........................................................................$25

Pray for Sugandh:

Pray that the Lord will uphold

the staff at Sugandh as they

minister to families in the

slums, protecting them from

disease and granting them

stamina.

When Sugandh staff visited Jahid’s family in the slum, his father told them that

their youngest son, Jahid, had not been going to school for the past two years

because the government school would not admit him. Jahid was invited to join

Sugandh’s non-formal school, and there he was able to resume his education.

After two months of tuition help, a Sugandh teacher accompanied Jahid’s parents

in another attempt to admit him at the local government school, where they

learned the cause of the problems with admission - lack of required documents.

Sugandh was able to guide the parents through the process of getting the

necessary documents, and eventually, Jahid was finally admitted to the school.

While the process of obtaining official documents may be straightforward for

many people, for people who are poor and illiterate like Jahid’s parents, the whole

process is often too expensive or daunting. Sadly, this often means, as in Jahid’s

case, that their children miss out on the blessing of education.

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Teen Ministry

Cairo, Egypt

Oakseed’s Ministry Partner

since 2001

Teen Ministry brings love and hope into the lives of girls living in the “garbage

city” of Cairo, Egypt. At its center, Teen Ministry provides a place where the

girls from the garbage slums can receive medical and dental services, learn

about hygiene, and hear the Gospel. Teen Ministry teaches these young girls

to find joy in Christ, devoting time to prayer and Bible study. In the area that

Teen Ministry operates, girls are often abused and neglected. Teen Ministry

shows them genuine love, often for the first time in their lives.

Teen Ministry was forced to close the center during the coronavirus lockdown

period. However, they have now reopened with increased cleaning protocols.

Girls are finding refuge again in this place. Teen Ministry has also provided

food to the girls and their families, either picked up at the center or delivered

to their homes. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Teen Ministry has

seen spiritual fruit in the lives of many girls.

Bazaar Gifts

TM1 – Clothing and Hygiene Items................................................... $25

TM2 – Shoes and Backpacks............................................................... $40

TM3 – Meals for Program Participants.............................................. $50

TM4 – Training and Fellowship Retreat for 40 Teen Mentors...... $640

TM5 – Full University Tuition Fees (4 – Year Degree)................ $2,000

TM6 – Where Most Needed................................................................ $25

Maggie (15 years old) is the oldest child in her family. In 2020, Maggie’s father died of

a drug overdose, leaving the family with no source of income. An uncle took control of

the financial aspects of Maggie’s family and also began controlling their life. Maggie

was no longer allowed to come to Teen Ministry and was

isolated from others. Still grieving the loss of her dad,

Maggie became very depressed. A teacher from Teen

Ministry visited Maggie at home and could bring Maggie

to her own home for brief periods every day. All of the

girls at Teen Ministry prayed fervently for Maggie. The

Lord answered their prayers, giving Maggie strength and

hope. Amazingly, Maggie scored 98.5% in her 9th-grade

exams, which determine her academic future. Even more

significant, Maggie is stronger in her faith and knows that

God loves and cares for her.

Underprivileged young people always hope to one day eat at

McDonalds or Kentucky Fried Chicken, considered an expensive

restaurant in the slums of Cairo. Muslim men have been known to

take girls there for a meal to convince them to convert. To combat

this, Teen Ministry takes the girls to a restaurant like KFC at

least twice a year, removing the temptation to put themselves in

dangerous situations trying to get a “fancy meal.”

Pray for Teen Ministry:

Pray that Teen Ministry will be a haven of safety,

love, and spiritual renewal for teen girls in the

garbage district.

Would you consider giving a college education? Four girls are hoping to begin

University this next year. Would you consider funding the education for Dalia,

Mary, Mona, or Soso?

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Oakseed Ministries

International

US Headquarters

Oakseed Ministries International assists indigenous ministries

serving abandoned children and the poor in the world’s largest

cities by supporting Ministry Partners through prayer, support,

and training. At their headquarters, Oakseed produces prayer

guides to engage supporters, churches, families, and children

praying for Ministry Partners. Oakseed keeps supporters and

friends informed about Ministry Partners through email, social media updates, and

this Bazaar Gift Catalog, engaging churches and congregations to pray for the world’s

poor and those who serve among them.

Oakseed’s Ministry Liaisons (pages 53-55) are vital to the Oakseed missions model.

Oakseed Ministry Liaisons are each responsible for a different region of the world

and make regular visits to Ministry Partners to learn what they are doing, provide

training and resources, and encourage those who are on the frontlines of ministry

to the world’s poor. Ministry Liaisons also help identify potential ministries for

future partnerships.

We are grateful to those who have blessed our Ministry Partners, particularly during

this challenging year. Ministry leaders face unprecedented challenges in their

work with new restrictions, but they have also seen the needs and requests for help,

opening doors that had never before been open and allowing them to serve and

show those around them the love of Jesus Christ. Thank you for partnering with

Oakseed as we walk alongside those serving the poor for the Glory of God.

Bazaar Gifts

OM1 – Support for all Ministry Partners Where Most Needed............$50

OM2 – Support for Oakseed Ministries Operations.............................$100

OM3 – Emergency Relief Efforts..............................................................$100

OM4 – Gift Toward the Expenses of the Bazaar Catalog......................$250

OM5 – Travel Expenses for Ministry Liaisons.......................................$500

The Lord has been using the Bazaar catalog to bless our Ministry Partners for many

years. On one visit to India, Oakseed Founder Ed Bradley shared with a Ministry

Partner the news that two laptops had been given through the Bazaar Catalog. Later

that morning, they met with the staff and began sharing their concerns for prayer. At

the top of the list was the loss of their laptop computer which two staff had left in the

back of a rickshaw after a seminar. There had been tears, and the staff had all decided

to give up a portion of their salaries so that in six months they could get a replacement.

There was great disappointment at the future loss of productivity over the next few

months. The Director stood up and said, “Can I interrupt? Before we pray, I think God

has already answered our prayers! Ed has an announcement.” Ed stood up and shared,

“Through the Oakseed Bazaar, we have received funds for TWO laptops for your

ministry.” There was much cheering and tears as the staff jumped up and down with joy.

The Lord had graciously provided in advance.

Pray for Oakseed Ministries:

Pray that the Lord would bless the relationships we have with our

current partners and open the right doors for Oakseed to find and

cultivate future partnerships with new ministries.

Bazaar Gifts to Bless Multiple Ministries

Throughout this catalog, there are opportunities to meet similar needs in

different countries. By choosing one of the options below, you can bless

multiple ministries depending on their needs.

MP1 – School Supplies......................................................................... $75

School supplies will be distributed to children at risk by ministries

in the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, and Uganda.

MP2 – Clothing and Shoes................................................................. $200

Clothing and shoes will be distributed to children in the slums

by ministries in Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, and Myanmar.

MP3 – Bibles and Christian Literature for Children........................ $250

Bibles and Christian literature will be distributed by ministries in

Argentina, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, India, Peru,

and Uganda.

MP4 – Children’s Medicine and Vitamins......................................... $350

Medicine and vitamins will be distributed to children at risk by

Note: For Oakseed Ministries

ministries in Argentina, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Uganda.

to send 100% of the gifts to the

mission field, the costs of the

MP5 – Income-Generating Projects.................................................. $750

Bazaar Catalog must be raised

Funding for income-generating projects will be provided for

separately. The gift towards the

ministries in Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Myanmar, and Uganda.

expenses of the Bazaar Catalog is

one way we do this.

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Sponsor a Child!

At Oakseed, we love children! Through Oakseed’s sponsorship program, you can show

the love of Christ to a specific child. As a sponsor, you have the blessing of praying

for a specific child and providing for their needs. You can build a relationship by

exchanging messages, pictures, and even videos with

your sponsored child. It is easy to review your child’s

profile, account records, update your information, and

make donations through your online sponsor account.

Child sponsorship is a beautiful way to care for the

orphan in a personal way.

Visit Oakseed.org/sponsor to learn more about the

programs and to see the children who are waiting

for sponsors. You can sign up to sponsor online or

email sponsor@oakseed.org for more information.

Sponsorship donations can be made on an annual,

quarterly, or monthly basis.

“I sincerely thank you for your decision to stand with this

Martha. As you may be aware, she was saved late last year and

was baptized. Since then, she has never ceased to plead with

God to help not only her but even her fellow children at RHOC

to get Sponsors. Your sponsorship is an answered prayer for

her. In every prayer, she has never forgotten to ask God for the

Sponsor. This is a joy for everyone at RHOC and will also be

encouragement to other children at RHOC as now they will

for sure realize the powers that are in prayers. Again, may God bless you. You

have rescued a suffering life. You have for sure keep food on the table for young

Martha.” – Andrew Osnserio

“What a wonderful report this

is from Andrew!! His gratitude

to and love for the Lord is so

beautiful. It gives me great

joy to be even a tiny part of

helping these precious children.

It is also so humbling and

encouraging that he and the

children pray for us.

What a blessing!”

“Dear Mum Nancy, I am

happy to read your message.

May God bless you for

continuing to support me.

You have changed my life. I

have hope for a better future

because of you. Thank you for

the gift of the Birthday. Thank you for that Bible

you bought for me. I am growing in the LORD.

Thank you, Mum.

Your Daughter, Emily”

Oakseed’s Mission, Vision,

and Strategy

Since 1992, our mission has been for Oakseed Ministries to assist indigenous

ministries who serve abandoned children and the poor in the developing world’s

largest cities, bringing the good news of Jesus in word and action.

The vision for Oakseed Ministries comes from Isaiah 61:3:

“Bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of

mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called

oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.””

Oakseed aims to plant “oaks of righteousness” among the poorest of the poor,

breaking the chains of poverty with the power of the gospel.

Our strategy is to empower Ministry Partners through:

n Prayer—Praying and mobilizing

prayer partners in support of

Ministry Partners as they share

the gospel and work to bring

transformation among the urban

poor and their communities.

Diana enjoys birthday gifts

from her sponsor

n Capacity building—Helping

fulfill the vision of the

indigenous ministry through

long-term relationships and

creative entrepreneurial support,

including the development of

income-generating and selfsustaining

projects.

A letter from Genet to her sponsor.

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n Training—Bringing​ministry expertise for on-site

training and counseling in response to local needs.

n Financial Support—Providing financial support for

indigenous ministries without creating dependency.

Oakseed Ministry Partners are:

n Indigenous. Ministries are nationally initiated and locally

founded, developed, and administered.

n Targeted. Oakseed’s Ministry Partners focus on the urban

poor living in the world’s megacities.

n Exemplary. Oakseed seeks to partner with ministries that

have the potential to be models, teaching others how to

replicate their methods and work.

n Teachable. Oakseed looks for Ministry Partners who are

open to learning from others and living in partnership.

n Visionary. Oakseed Ministry Partners have clearly

defined visions and are committed to pursuing those

visions.

n Faithful. Ministry leaders are dedicated to serving the

Lord and leading their ministries with righteousness and

integrity.

Through ongoing relationships,

Oakseed offers Ministry Partners:

n

n

n

Regular and faithful prayer support.

Ongoing financial support as well as support

for special one-time projects. (To avoid

creating dependency, Oakseed support never

exceeds 30% of an organization’s operating

budget. Oakseed also assists ministry

leadership in finding and developing their

own funding resources.)

On-site and off-site training, including

international training programs that offer a

significant benefit for a partner’s leadership.

n Consultation and relationship building. Ministry

Liaisons visit Ministry Partners at least once a year and

are available throughout the year to provide advice and

resources to assist the ministry in its development.

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Our Ministry Liaisons

Oakseed’s Ministry Liaisons help identify potential Ministry Partners

and determine their suitability for an Oakseed partnership. Through

a process of site visits, checking references, and meeting with the

organization’s leadership, Ministry Liaisons evaluate potential partners

based on their ministry, reputation, faith, focus, local support, and

community impact. Ministry Liaisons also consider how Oakseed can

partner with the ministry and the type of assistance the ministry would

like to receive from Oakseed.

Rev. Imad Aubrey, Ministry Liaison to the Middle East

and North Africa

Imad Aubrey is a Lebanese-American minister, ordained in

the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) who returned

to his homeland of Lebanon as a missionary. In addition to

his role as a Ministry Liaison to MENA with Oakseed, Imad

serves as a pastor, caring for churches, refugees, and providing pastoral

training in Lebanon and the Middle East. Imad received his theological

training from Westminster Theological Seminary, with a Masters in

Biblical Theology (with Hebrew and Greek) and Counseling. Imad and

his wife Ruba have a son named James.

Rev. Julian Bull, Ministry Liaison to Southeast Asia

Rev. Julian Bull was born in the United Kingdom. As a

result of his father’s employment as a research scientist,

he lived in Nigeria, Tanzania,

Malaysia, and London prior to

attending college. Julian was

converted to Christianity through a local

church while in college. Soon after, he felt the

Lord’s call to pastoral ministry and entered

theological training in Sydney, Australia.

Julian has been the pastor at Westminster

Presbyterian Church in Perth, Australia

since 1979. In addition, for 20 years, he has

provided leadership support to Mustard

Seed Orphanage in Myanmar and was

instrumental in bringing Mustard Seed

into partnership with Oakseed. Julian and

his wife Sue have two adult children and

eight grandchildren. Julian and Sue live in

Perth, Australia where they enjoy activities

like reading, music, travel, gardening,

motorcycles, and quilting.

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Carlos Dourado, Ministry Liaison to Latin America

Carlos Dourado was born in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, the

son of a Presbyterian minister. He came to know the Lord

through the Ministry of Word of Life in Brazil. Carlos and

his wife, Pam moved to Northern Virginia when Carlos

retired in 2015, after a long career as a pharmaceutical

executive. His career took them to live in 8 cities and 5 countries. In

addition to serving with Oakseed as the Ministry Liaison to Latin America,

focusing on Argentina and Brazil, Carlos is an elder at Emmanuel

Presbyterian Church in Arlington, VA, does translations (English to

Portuguese) for The Gospel Coalition and is Vice-President of the Board of

Sanctity of Life Ministries. Carlos and Pam have two married sons and four

grandchildren.

Dr. Rick Horne, Ministry Liaison to Africa and

the Dominican Republic

Rick Horne has 30 years of experience in Christian school

counseling and has served on the board of the Christian

Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) for 20

years. He is a graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University

(BS), Reformed Educational Seminary (MDiv), West Chester University

(MEd), and Westminster Theological Seminary (DMin). He has

developed, in association with CCEF, a curriculum in pastoral counseling

for urban church leaders and serves as Site Coordinator for The Urban

Ministry Institute in Chester, PA. Rick has served in bi-vocational

pastoral ministry in three Philadelphia area churches over the last 38

years. Dr. Horne is the author of six books for students, teachers, and

parents and has taught on related topics in Europe, Africa, Asia and

North, South, and Central America. Rick and his wife Betty have six

children and 19 grandchildren.

Satish Moses, Ministry Liaison to India

Satish Moses was born and raised in an orthodox Hindu

family in India. He came to know the Lord Jesus Christ

and accepted Him as his Savior in the year 2001, and was

baptized the same year. Satish Moses has been a Gospel

worker and a Bible teacher, whose life goal is ‘to know

Christ and to make Christ known.’ As a Gospel worker, over the years,

he took opportunities to proclaim the love of the Lord Jesus Christ

and had the privilege to minister God’s Word at various Christian

gatherings in India, Romania, Philippines, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, England,

and the United States. Currently, he holds the responsibility as a pastor

at Agape church in Virginia. He enjoys running and occasionally

watching a good game of cricket. He is married and lives in Clifton,

Virginia, with his wife Salome and two children Hannah Favor and

Matthew Courage.

Rev. Steve Hohenberger, Ministry Liaison to

Latin America

Steve Hohenberger was raised in the Baltimore area and

completed an undergraduate degree in the social sciences at

Drexel University in 1971 and the M.Div. from Westminster

Seminary in Philadelphia in 1975. He was ordained in the

Orthodox Presbyterian Church in 1976 and served in OP churches in New

Jersey and Virginia. He later served in Presbyterian Church in America

congregations in Virginia until retirement in early 2011. After retirement,

Steve and his wife, JoAnn, moved to Mexico, where they volunteered at

a children’s shelter for three years in a rural village and helped in a local

church and Christian school in Guadalajara for one year. Steve serves on

the missions committee of their local PCA congregation and as a guest

preacher when the opportunity arises.

Rev. Sam Oluoch, Ministry Liaison to Africa

Sam Oluoch has been a pastor and church-planter in Kenya

for over 20 years. Currently, Sam is planting a church in the

city of Nairobi in partnership with Grace Baptist Church,

Kisumu. Grace Baptist Church began as a church plant

that met for worship in the Oluoch’s home. Sam is also on

staff at Kisumu Reformed School of Theology, a seminary of which he

is a co-founder. Sam holds degrees from Africa International University

(Nairobi, Kenya) and Highlands Theological College (Dingwall,

Scotland). Before being called to full-time ministry in 1999, Sam worked

as an Agricultural Officer in the Kenyan government. Sam and his wife

Melly have two adult children.

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Orphans at RHOC

with new blankets

and mosquito nets.

“Praise be to God our LORD who gave you such a merciful

heart to Jesus and God’s children. It is always amazing to

learn of your great love and especially how you are laboring

for us during this difficult time when COVID claimed

thousands of lives and paralyzed people’s normal activities

worldwide. With the information about the Bazaar gifts for

RHOC, nobody could ever imagine if these great gifts could

come out of such a situation!!! What a mighty Father that we

have!! What a mighty LORD that we serve!!! To Him be the

glory, Honor and Dominion Forever and Ever.”

– Andrew Onserio, Reformed Hearts Orphans Center

“I can’t express how blessed we were by the

previous Bazaar Gift Catalog and give praises

and glory to God for His wonderful blessings.

Widows were blessed with goats, which helped

them initiate small goat farms enabling them

to get milk and a small income. Elderly people

were blessed by the food baskets we gave them

from the Bazaar gifts. Our children had their

first term’s school fees covered; it was a huge

blessing for us here as a ministry. We stand in

prayers for you and the entire Oakseed staff for

supporting Jesus’ Wind of Victory activities.

We strongly believe your continuous support, generosity and

wisdom will help us to grow more as we draw more souls to God’s

Kingdom.” – Julius Wamimbi, Jesus’ Wind of Victory

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Prayer Ministries

Quarterly Prayer Guide

Those on the frontlines “bringing good news to the poor”

need faithful prayer support. The most important work for

Oakseed Ministries is encouraging and equipping people

to pray for our Ministry Partners! A quarterly prayer guide

outlines our partners’ prayer needs for the upcoming season.

To receive the prayer guide, sign up through our website at

www.oakseed.org/prayer, email info@oakseed.org or send a

request to: Oakseed Ministries International, PO Box 1139,

Wheaton, IL 60187

Daily Prayer Request

Sign up at www.oakseed.org/dailyprayer to receive a short

prayer request from one of our Ministry Partners in your

email each day. This is a great way to easily integrate prayer

into your daily routines and regularly lift up those serving

on the frontlines of the mission field in prayer. Or join us on

social media to see the daily prayer requests and engage with

others praying around the world.

Children’s Prayer Guide

Oakseed offers a free prayer guide for children. We believe

that children’s prayers are precious to our heavenly Father,

and prayers of children for children are a powerful means

to make a difference! Sign up through our website at www.

oakseed.org/prayer, email info@oakseed.org, or send a

written request to the address above.

Ways to Pray for Oakseed Ministry Partners

1. Pray for the health and safety of ministry leaders and

volunteers, who often serve in high-risk and dangerous areas.

2. Pray for freedom for those held in physical and spiritual

bondage by addiction, poverty, violence, and sin. Pray that

God will open doors and set the captives free.

3. Pray for hearts to be open to the gospel and for the

opportunity to proclaim Christ to those who need Him most.

4. Pray for favor in the eyes of government officials and

national leaders who may be skeptical of or antagonistic

toward the Christian faith.

5. Pray for provision of practical needs such as places to meet,

food for children, Bibles to distribute, and equipment for

job training programs. Ask God to multiply resources for

these ministries.

“And this is the

confidence that

we have toward

Him, that if we

ask anything

according to His

will He hears us.”

1 John 5:14

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