What We Do
Relief & Development
Safe Harbor exists to serve the Body of Christ worldwide in proclaiming Jesus Christ and ministering to the practical needs of those living in spiritual darkness, despair, and poverty. Since 1994, we have responded to disasters and crises across Africa, Asia, and the Americas through a variety of avenues including:
Literacy Program- Kenya (2012 - present)
This program fulfills a need for literacy training and continuing education in the impoverished community as many of the adult students come from areas facing social and economic challenges.
Each semester, Winifred shares student's testimonies of how their lives are impacted by the program and above all, the Gospel.
Long-term Community TransformationBy God's grace and through His provision alone, Safe Harbor has been used to transform communities from crisis situations that were seemingly hopeless to thriving communities that have been changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ and the service of His people.
Listed below are countries where Safe Harbor has stayed and responded to crisis for a period of more than 5 years.
Project Midigo, Uganda (1998-2011)Safe Harbor International has been active in North West Uganda since the mid-90's, when the migration of Southern Sudan refugees resulted in a cholera outbreak. Beginning with a doctor and a nurse, we have seen a growing church, health care program, school, and agricultural project develop. Calvary Chapel Midigo has since become an independent NGO in Uganda, and is taking on the responsibility to fund and implement the ministry, education, and health programs. We are grateful to the Lord for the fruitful years of ministry and for contribution of many, many partners. God has truly performed this wonderful work.
Vibrant church plant- over 200 members committed to growing in the truth of the gospel. This growth led to two more church plants and is now considered a ministry hub for training, discipleship, and sending. These churches now operate as independent Calvary Chapels.
Clinic health services- expanded into a fully operational hospital focusing on women, children and other vulnerable persons, serving nearly 30,000 patients per year. We specialized in maternal and infant care, HIV / AIDS, mobile medical care to remote areas, and surgical operations.
Education program- offering high quality, Christian academics to over 100 Primary school students in 2011 from nearby church, non-Christian, and Sudanese families. Calvary School doubled in enrollment in one year, and is working towards expanding educational services through secondary school. The school has since become independent under the guidance of Calvary Chapel Midigo.
Agricultural project- contributing to Project Midigo's local sustainability while providing jobs, training, services, and further outreach to the local communities. The community gave us 117 acres for this project.
· Church development
· Medical care, health education, and hospital development
Nyinbuli, Sudan (2003-2009)Nyinbuli is an extremely remote village located in South Sudan. Safe Harbor arrived in 2003 and began it's "Operation Restore Life" project by bringing food to 22,000 local people suffering from extreme starvation and disease. At this time, the villagers of Nyinbuli were also tortured and killed by soldiers passing through. God allowed Safe Harbor to minister to these people for more than five years:
· Tens of thousands of metric tons of food were delivered to the people
· Seeds were provided for crops
· Wells were established (before Safe Harbor arrived, there was only one operating well)
· Missionaries accepted the call to live among the people there
· SHI built a medical clinic
Tonj, Sudan (1998-2008)In 1998, the brutal civil war in South Sudan resulted in a devastating famine. Safe Harbor traveled to Tonj to respond not only with food and medical aid, but also with the good news of Jesus Christ. The Lord allowed Safe Harbor to serve the people of Tonj for nearly a decade by:
· Supplying 300 tons of food and seeds to the people
· Missionaries were planted to carry on the ministry
· A medical clinic, Bible school and pastoral training center were established