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GoServ Global Facebook Live: Delivering Hope in Times of Need

We invite you to join us Friday, April 3rd at 7 p.m. (CST) for our GoServ Global Facebook Live Event: Delivering Hope in Times of Need!
 
We have planned an uplifting evening that includes worship, conversation with our leaders about how you are impacting those around the world, and a few surprises! We hope you tune in!
 
We encourage you to share the link below with your family and friends to give them an opportunity to learn more about GoServ Global.
Here is the link to tune in Friday night – https://www.facebook.com/goservglobal/
In these uncertain times, GoServ Global needs your support now more than ever to deliver hope to those in need. Prior to COVID-19, GoServ Global has experienced a 21% decrease in donations in 2020 compared to 2019. Through the first two months of 2020, we have a deficit of over $122,000. If these trends continue, GoServ Global will be forced to make hard decisions affecting the needs of the people we serve.
Pandemic or not, people still need hope and our help. We want to continue to minister and serve, but we need your help. Our goal is to raise $150,000 through this Facebook Live Event. Your gift of any size will have a big impact. To make a gift, text HOPE to 80888 or give through the website – goservglobal.org/give

To Our GoServ Global Family

COVID-19 has affected our whole world. Our lives have been turned upside down and everything feels crazy and uncertain. We are struggling to find new normals in this unprecedented time, I’m sure you are too.

All of us at GoServ Global want to take this time to let you know that we are praying for you. You have been such a blessing to us over the years! We have been blown away by your generosity and support. For all the people who give, volunteer, go on trips with us, and pray for us, we thank you. We truly love our GoServ Global family!

As we navigate the days ahead, know that #WeAreInThisTogether! May you be encouraged by the words of this song … that God is with us and for us.

GoServ Global Needs Your Help

GoServ Global needs your help as we end 2019. Currently, we are 20% toward our year-end goal of $600,000. Your year-end gift TODAY will allow us to continue serving children, widows and families in great need around the world.

 

If you have given to GoServ Global on Giving Tuesday or have already provided a year-end gift, we sincerely thank you for your continued support! We invite you to pray with us that others would be moved to come alongside all of us in this ministry.

 

If you have not yet given, there is much to be done and we need your help. Please consider a one-time gift today or sign up to be a monthly giver.

 

Become a MONTHLY DONOR

Sign up for an automatic gift through your debit or credit card at goservglobal.org/give.

 

Give a ONE TIME GIFT

Your one-time donation will help us continue to transform lives around the world.

 

MAIL IN Your Donation

GoServ Global

PO Box 193

Eagle Grove, Iowa 50533

 

Haiti Crisis Update

Thank you to everyone who has given toward the Haiti crisis and also those who continue to pray. Unfortunately, the protests and demonstrations continue in Haiti. The road between Port-au-Prince and Les Cayes remains cut off with very little if any traffic getting through. This adds to the lack of food and other needed supplies.  We have looked at getting bigger planes into Les Cayes to deliver more food, but that hasn’t worked out. I might take another load down in the plane, but it doesn’t last very long.

We plan to ship a container of food on Wednesday and will pray that a quick door will open to get it through to the children at our orphanages. Although the food and supplies have been donated for the container, $15,000 is needed to cover the shipping for the container of food.

WE NEED YOUR HELP. To donate, click https://goservglobal.org/give/. Choose “Haiti Projects” in the dropdown, check “Additional Instructions” and write “Haiti Crisis”.

As of now our kids seem to be safe, but we need to continue to pray for this and for the ability to get food in. Thank you for your ongoing support.

–Ken DeYoung, GoServ Global Co-Founder

Ambassador Spotlight: Ashley Smeby, Haiti

Before traveling to Haiti, a family friend who had gone before told me I shouldn’t go unless I was prepared to have my entire previous way of thinking washed down the drain, and there is really no better way to explain it. I’m not sure there is a day that goes by where I don’t find myself thinking of the beautiful faces of the kids I’ve met in Haiti.
I think the biggest way that my mission trips have changed my life is opening my eyes and heart outside of my comfort bubble. Going on a mission trip to Haiti opened my eyes to poverty, and got me thinking about how I could help during the time when I was back in the States. After serving in Haiti in 2017, I saw the leather earring trend, and I have always been creative so I decided to make a few pairs for myself. I posted them on social media and they were a hit! I decided that this could be the opportunity to market them as “Handmade for Haiti” and this project would allow me to share the story of GoServ Global while also raising funds for projects in Haiti.
You can purchase my earrings on Etsy & follow me on facebook: @HandmadeforHaiti.
My Life
I live in Ames and work for an agricultural cooperative as a Grain Marketing Advisor and also makes T-shirt quilts through Custom Quilts by Ashley.

Ambassador Spotlight: Sheila Willms, India

My husband Rob and I have had a heart for missions for many years. Looking back, God was prompting us to get involved beyond just financial support, but we had no idea several years ago that He would lead us half way around the world to India. I guess His purpose for us was bigger than we could have ever imagined.
I previously taught at Waldorf University with Dr. Kristen Berg (GoServ Global India director), training pre-service teachers. When Kristen returned from taking some University students to India in 2016, she told me about Kuni (principal at Emmanuel School) who had been in prayer about someone coming to train her teachers. This small seed was planted, but I readily dismissed it for so many reasons. One of the main reasons is that I have a communication disorder called Spasmodic Dysphonia, or SD. My disability can sometimes be a barrier with communication, and I thought maybe someone else would be better equipped to fulfill God’s plan.
Despite my “foot dragging,” God began to send me many messages through various people and events that made it clear that He wanted me to travel to India with Dr. Berg.
My husband Rob and I were led to support two young women at Emmanuel School. One of them, Pannina, is now in college (equivalent to our grades 11 & 12). She and another girl, Amni, walk down the long dirt road each morning to catch a taxi and attend college. I was able to walk that road with them this last December and speak with them about their educational aspirations and hopes. They are able to stay at Emmanuel School, receiving room and board and continuing their education because of sponsorships through GoServ Global. Another girl, Tappaswini had given me a note as I was leaving from my first trip. Because of her note, Rob and I were led to support her also. We are in prayer for her education, and most of all for her faith in Jesus.
On my first trip to India, the children and people that I met continually asked that I remember and pray for them. Many of them wrote their names in my journal. I printed off all of the girls pictures from the GoServ Global site in order to memorize their names. God reminded me that what they desired most was to be known. I knew it could be challenging as faces and hairstyles change but when I stepped foot into their dormitory unannounced and began calling the girls by name, I could see just how much it meant to each of them. Pannina, who had urged me to learn as many names as possible in 2017, had tears in her eyes and exclaimed, “You remember us!”
I’m thankful for GoServ Global, as this organization provided the scaffold that allowed me to meet people around the globe and move beyond my comfort zone! These experiences have truly changed my life and grown my faith in ways that I could not have imagined!
My Life
Rob and Sheila farm and raise purebred Angus cattle near Crystal Lake, Iowa. Rob recently retired from 33 years of banking and Sheila recently retired from Waldorf University. They have 2 children and 9 grandchildren, one of which was adopted from China.