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Circle of Friends: Celebrating Life, Inc.
Living Water for Girls
Peachtree City, Georgia
Circle of Friends: Celebrating Life, Inc. serves, empowers and equips women to help other women and youth. The organization’s newest program, Living Water for Girls, will rescue, rehabilitate and provide safe refuge for young American girls who are victims of sex trafficking and exploitation. Birthday Offering gifts will allow Living Water for Girls to offer their services on a self-contained campus, ensuring the safety of the girls. A garage will be converted into classrooms, staff offices, counseling space and a commercial kitchen (for culinary training). After a small chapel is constructed, it will house additional educational and counseling programs, as well as worship and Bible study.
New Opportunities for Romanian Orphaned Children (NOROC)
Gymnasium and Activity Center
New Opportunities for Romanian Orphaned Children (NOROC) is a program that shares God’s love and blessings with children who have been orphaned. NOROC facilitates the spiritual, social, physical and emotional development of these vulnerable children. The organization offers these supports to various racial and ethnic groups, including a large Roma population. After the state-owned gym used by NOROC was repurposed, NOROC had no facility for team activities and physical play. A Birthday Offering grant will help make possible the purchase of land and the construction of a gymnasium/activity center for the roughly 400 children served by NOROC.
Synod of the Sun
Solar Under the Sun (SUTS)
Solar Under the Sun (SUTS) trains lay people to lead teams in the installation of solar-powered energy systems. The systems provide clean, inexpensive and long-lasting energy in low-income communities, supplying power for health, education and communications services. Half of the Birthday Offering grant will be used to install a variety of solar panel equipment at Ferncliff Camp in Arkansas, where church mission teams can be trained on installation techniques through a lens of mission partnership. The other half of the grant will match funds for the purchase of solar panels and related hardware for projects in Haiti, where SUTS currently focuses.