Did you know that Commonway partners with organizations, locally and globally, to do good work, restore what is broken, and provide hope in tangible ways? In fact, we have committed to direct 10% of everything you give at Commonway back out to strategic partners, organizations, and missionaries, providing financial support for important work being done every day. Your generosity is the engine behind real change happening in Muncie and around the world.
Through research, asking questions, prayer, and much discussion between our pastor and Elder Board, each partner is chosen because they do relief and restoration in a sustainable way. Each partner demonstrates their commitment to relieve suffering, restore what is broken, and provide hope that reflects the heart of God.
Starting at the global scale, here are our current partners:
International Justice Mission (IJM)
The International Justice Mission (IJM) is a global organization focused on protecting the poor from violence and injustice in the developing world. Their global team is comprised of hundreds of lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activities, and other professionals in 17 field offices, impacting every continent on earth.
The mission of IJM breaks down into four broad categories: rescue victims, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.
“Inspired by God’s call to love all people and seek justice,” IJM is actively fighting against slavery, sex trafficking, sexual violence, police brutality, citizen rights abuses, and more. To date, IJM has rescued more than 25,000 people from violence and oppression, while protecting 21 million people globally from violence.
Learn more about International Justice Mission: www.ijm.org
Charity: Water is a nonprofit organization focused on bringing clean drinking water to every person on the planet. With more than 663 million people in the world living without clean water, Charity: Water channels 100% of donations directly into the field, privately funding their operating costs for the maximum impact. To date, 17,673 water projects in 24 countries have been completed, proving it with photos and GPS coordinates available on Google Maps.
When a community gets access to clean water, it can change just about everything. It can improve health, increase access to food, grow local economies, and help kids spend more time in school.
Charity: Water works with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in each place where we work, whether it’s a well, a piped system, a BioSand Filter, or a system for harvesting rainwater. And with every water point we fund, our partners coordinate sanitation and hygiene training, and establish a local Water Committee to help keep water flowing for years to come.
Learn more about Charity: Water: www.charitywater.org
Food for the Hungry
Founded over 40 years, Food for the Hungry (FH) is focused on helping children and suffering communities around the world. Working in more than 20 countries around the world, providing providing life-changing resources such as clean water, medical aid, food, education, vocational training, spiritual development, and hope. FH has three primary categories: Community Transformation, Child Sponsorships, and Emergency Response.
Food for the Hungry works with these poor communities to find ways to increase child survival. The poor partner with Food for the Hungry to build wells, learn productive farming practices, build schools and practice health and hygiene to save children’s lives. And it’s done with a goal of restoring what is broken, not by dropping in, but by walking alongside the community with their leaders and their input on how to move forward.
When you sponsor a child through Food for the Hungry, you join FH in walking with that child—along with the child’s family and community—as they move from struggling to thriving. Through consistent monthly support, letters and prayers—you and your sponsored child build a relationship that makes a lasting difference.
Food for the Hungry is also our newest partnership, and we are currently in conversation about how to extend our partnership in really active and exciting ways. Our hope for the coming months include establishing a child sponsorship program through Commonway and to begin planning a site visit to Nicaragua with members of Commonway. We will be sure to share more as details become clear.
Learn more about Food for the Hungry: www.fh.org
We encourage you to check out these organizations and learn more about the work they are doing, day in and day out. And be sure to check back for our next post, as we continue to explore our partnerships by highlighting our local partners.