Tuesday, November 10, 2009
One of the greatest expenses we have as a non profit public charity is travel. Yes, getting to where the work needs to be done!
You can help get us to where the greatest needs are....here's how.
Don't let your Delta/Northwest SkyMiles expire. Donate them to howFar Ministries/The How Far Foundation and we'll receive a 50% bonus from Delta on every mile transferred until December 29th!
Give miles...make a difference...howFar will you go?
Posted by Mark Maynard at 11/10/2009 10:56:00 AM
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Beautiful view across the valley from our land at Myramvya
November 4, 2009 - The How Far Foundation, Inc. and howFar Ministries, Inc. have authorized Phase One of our construction project at Myramvya, Burndi to begin. The first phase is a permanent church structure.
You may recall that God led us to plant a church among the Batwa Pygmies at Muramvya last year. In May of this year, the Governor of the Muramvya Province, the Honorable Oscar Ndayiziga, gave The How Far Foundation, Incorporated a gift of land for a church and school.
The temporary church sits on the distant hilltop
The church will be built on several fantastically beautiful acres atop a mountain overlooking a wonderfully green valley with a river winding through it.
Temporary structure built by the Batwa Church
The 60 Batwa members of the church at Muramvya will do the majority of the work including making all of the mud bricks. Once the structure is completed the church members will be able to worship together even during the prolonged rainy season.
According to The Joshua Project only 7% of the 313,000 Batwa Pygmies are Christian. There are only 7 known Batwa churches in all of Rwanda, Burundi and The Democratic Republic of the Congo. By God’s grace, five of them have been planted by howFar Ministries.
Sharing the gospel of hope with those who have not heard.
The How Far Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Humanitarian Aid Agency and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a Public Charity. All donations to The How Far Foundation, Inc are tax deductible.
Posted by Mark Maynard at 11/05/2009 10:55:00 AM