Bathshan Foundation is a conduit for funding large projects in Ghana and other parts of Africa. It is set up to help less fortunate men and women in Africa who need a little help to getting their businesses to prosper. Every year we take an international team to Ghana to provide respite, hope, encouragement and equipping for better futures.
Widows Pot and Help for Young Mothers:
This ministry is especially keen to help widows and teenage mothers who will be able to learn a new skill or further develop what skills they have. The aim is to help them build a business that they can use to sustain themselves and their dependents. To date about 100 women have been set up through microfinance in medium scale businesses such as dressmaking, trading, catering businesses and these businesses are thriving.
Reverend King’s unique testimonies and family experiences birthed within her a deep compassion for widows. This micro finance has been provided through her direct personal gifts and seeds sown into their lives before the Lord. BKIM appreciates anything you are willing to donate to this cause.
In 2007 in the course of a hospital visit Rev King and the team met a number of women who had given birth to children but were tied to the hospital because as they could not settle their bills; their children were detained in the hospital. BKIM succeeded in buying out 30 children by paying their outstanding hospital bills and making it possible for them to rejoin and grow up with their parents.
In addition the team has visited several hospitals where assisted by the generous gifts of individuals and organisations over the years BKIM has donated, medical equipment and supplies, beds, bed sheets, screens, bandages, children’s clothes, blankets and small toys, blood pressure testing units, defibrillators, etc.
BKIM prison visit ministries was started in 2007 following a visit to prison during which Rev King and the team met a 70 year old widow who had been held there for a significant period of time because of a small debt. After BKIM secured her release the ministry was inspired to visit other prisoners.
We began our work with the high security prisons in Ghana, feeding and ministering to them. In the course of these outreaches we have seen many hardened criminals and murderers come to know The Lord.
We have visited numerous prisons over the last decade during our annual outreaches to Ghana. Services are held with the prisoners who are given words of comfort and encouragement; they receive donated bibles and a home cooked meal.
In addition to ministering the gospel through preaching, worship, word and drama BKIM ministers powerfully to the physical needs of the sick often in the rural areas of Ghana.
According to Dr. Byrite Asamoah (BKIM’s on-the-ground medical doctor) he and his teams provide medical advice, support and/or medication to over 1,700 people every year over the course of our 2-week Outreaches every March.
We believe it is possible for a village to be transformed, totally sold out for Jesus Christ and all their socio-economic and religious activities to be Christ centred. In March 2012, following a missionary outreach there, members of a community gave their life to Jesus Christ and the village was adopted. In March 2015 the Queen Mother of an idolatrous village pledged to do away with idolatry in the community. This very community hosted BKIM in March 2016 and had followed through with their pledge. Bathshan Foundation develops villages, seeing to their medical, educational and socio-economic needs.
Building and Supporting Schools:
Bathshan Foundation with the help of different individuals, organisations, banks and churches provide nursery, primary, and secondary schools with educational facilities such as computers, books, sport kits and educational stationery.
In March 2014, the foundation was laid for the building of a school in a village where the children had to walk 10 miles to the nearest school each day and it was completed in 2015. We are now also completing a 2nd school with more in the pipeline.
Help Needed For Teaching And Training:
Bathshan Foundation is planning to go into more countries including Zimbabwe, Gambia and Cameroon. We are also expanding our operations in Ghana with the building of our university and schools. This means practical help is needed for this transformation work; for teaching, training and building.
We are looking for the following professionals to join us on the next mission trip to help in the village projects:-
– Construction Workers
We appreciate any cash donations that you may wish to donate towards our work in Africa. If you have a gift or talent and want to use it for the Lord in Africa, please contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or click the Donate Now button if you prefer to give online.