Helping in Kazakhstan

2014 Vitamin Drive

HIAOM has the opportunity to help 1,050 orphans in Kazakhstan receive a 3 month supply of vitamins this winter.  A small donation can make a big difference in the life of a child.  If you would like to donate to this cause - click on the donate button on the left side of the home page.  Please put Vitamins Drive in the memo.  Thank you for your support!

UPDATE February 17,2014

Thanks to your generous donations, HIAOM has already provided a 3 month supply vitamins for 300 children.  It is not too late to donate to the vitamin drive.  Distribution of the vitamins has begun. We will post photos of the children receiving their vitamins as soon as we receive them.  As of today, funds have been raised by various ministries and individuals to provide 851 of the 1050 orphans with vitamins.  Pictures will be posted at a later date!

Helping Almaty Stay Warm

KazakhstanThe weather forecast in Almaty this week calls for temperatures as low as -9 to a high of 16 degrees. The coats, scarves, shoes, and warm clothes havBoyse been distributed and the children were very happy to receive them. Here are a few of the children enjoying their new clothing. A big thank you to teh Youth of Champion Fellowship and to everyone who helped with this project!

8th Annual Car Wash & Bake Sale

Coats for KazakhstanOn Saturday, November 2, 2013, the youth of Champion Fellowship Church in Brenham, Texas held a car wash and bake sale to raise funds for winter clothing, coats, and shoes for orphans in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The car was was a great success! Thank you to all who came out and purchased baked goods and/or had your car washed!

A missionary friend of HIAOM visited an orphanage in Oskemen, Kazakhstan to hand out blankets and scarves that were donated by St. Paul's VBS in Brenham. While he was there, the weather ranged from 37-41 degrees below zero. He found that the children only had one pair of socks. When they washed their socks (which they had to line dry) the children did not have any socks to wear. Here I Am Orphan Ministries was able to provide each of the 350 children with 2 pair of warm socks. This photo is of the children receiving the blankets and scarves. A big thank you to the children at St. Paul's VBS for making these blankets!

How it all started

This mission project came about due to the love that one adopted child had for the friends that she left behind in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Anna was adopted in 2004 and prays continually for her friends. She prays that they will find families, that they will have enough food, be safe, and have warm clothing in the winter. She feels such compassion and hurts for the needs of these children. She brought her prayer requests to her youth group at Champion Fellowship Church. After hearing the concern she had for them the youth group decided to have a car wash and bake sale to raise money to buy coats and warm shoes for these children.

The youth group's goal was to provide for 12-24 children.  God had a much bigger plan! The car wash raised enough money to buy these items for 75 children!

The car wash has been held annually since then, and the efforts continue to be a success!

Following the 2008 fundraiser, sweatshirts, in addition to the jackets, were purchased for the children.