Here at His Kids Empowering Communities, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2008, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Humanitarian Organization upon : Support, Empowerment, and Progress. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.
His Kids Empowering Communities exists to nurture the body, mind and spiritual needs of God’s underserved children. We are all God’s children and He has commissioned us to share his kindness and serve His creation.
We do this by sharing the Good News of Christ’s love: Salvation, Sanctification and Service.
Our work includes poverty-stricken communities in Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Our heart is to equip these people who live in poverty to break the destructive cycle that is may be keeping them from God’s purpose in their lives. This is accomplished through a holistic approach. We believe that poverty spans physical, social, mental and spiritual dimensions. We strive to alleviate these by working with local, rural pastors and like minded people. After we have built a relationship with people, we work toward establishing discipleship training for both the pastor and his church leadership. Through these relationships with the rural church, a His Kids Endowment Center is established. An Endowment Center uses holistic child development to combat the four areas of poverty. We believe Compassion International explains it best:
“The word holistic means a comprehensive understanding, a connection of all the parts to make one cohesive unit. A child’s development does not have one single component. To become a well-balanced, mature adult, a child must develop academically, by increasing their intellectual knowledge; they must develop physically, by taking care of their body and health; they must develop emotionally, by learning how to develop meaningful relationships and values; and they must develop spiritually, growing in their relationship with God. Child development programs that focus on only one of these areas neglects the other components of a child’s life, preventing them from living the full life that God wants for them. Holistic Child Development addresses all aspects of the child’s development, not just one part. By guiding children through a program that develops them intellectually, physically, socio-emotionally, and spiritually, we give them the best opportunities to overcome the obstacles in their past and achieve all that God has in store for their lives. That is the power of Holistic Child Development.”
That is why we use Holistic Christ Centered Child Development in our Endowment Centers. If we can reach the children in a community, we increase our chances of reaching the adults as well. This is not a short-term approach, and there are no short-term answers. Consistency, perseverance and following God’s direction will help these communities break cycles and create positive change for years to come.
His Kids Empowering Communities
Board of Directors
Michael Mackewich – President
David Johnson – Vice President
Karen Stewart – Secretary & Treasurer
Theresa Zeller – Executive Director
Patty Smerdell – Advisory Board
David Felver – Director
Steven Jefferey – Director
Gerard Moreira – Director
Joseph Hayes – Director
Mike McCaskey – Director
Dareyl Stark – Director