Echols Family: Namibia, Africa
David & Sandy Echols have been making a huge impact in their community in Namibia since 2001! So much so that they are looking to expand and move into a new building to support their current family in Christ. They have a plan for how they’re going to use this new building (below) but they need your help! If you’d like to learn more about the Echols family and their mission please check out their website: https://3measur.es/
Young & Pregnant!
Future opportunities with the new building
We have been looking into teaching computer classes in our neighborhood. The plan is to establish an accredited program we can offer to low income individuals and use the income from these classes to fund programs and hire trainers. At this point, the only thing stopping us is the lack of classroom space.
With the continued success of Young & Pregnant, Sandy has a dream to start a pregnancy resource center for our community. Somewhere young girls can come when they discover they are pregnant. Here they could get information, advice, counselling and be enrolled in the next Young and Pregnant class. Furthermore, we would like to set up a doctor’s office with an ultrasound machine. Here a number of doctors who have volunteered or shown interest in volunteering their time would have a place to work from.
Many of the young ladies in our Young & Pregnant program have come from an abusive situation at home. We have a vision to help these girls transition from their current situation into another. In these cases we would like to establish a halfway house to provide a hand up while they get on their feet.