For less than the cost of a daily cup of coffee, you can help a child who is barely surviving the effects of abject poverty. These are children who are known and cared for by our indigenous staff at each center. Through Vapor’s ministry model, they get to know the children, share the Gospel with them and disciple them as they grow in their faith. All the while, the staff is noticing and caring for the most basic needs of the child.
$57 per month provides:
- Quality education – including tuition, books supplies & school uniforms
- Optional post-secondary education opportunities
- Supplemental food
- Basic medical assessments & treatments (when necessary)
- Evangelism & life-on-life discipleship through Vapor’s sports leagues
When you choose to sponsor a child, you will receive a biography with some basic information about his or her life. You will also have the opportunity to exchange correspondence three times a year, along with an annual update on the anniversary of your initial sponsorship. Most of all, you will receive the blessing of providing hope and sustainable life change for “one of the least of these.”
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Our Vapor12 monthly donors are changing lives by resourcing the holistic community transformation taking place through Vapor Ministries' centers. Join us and together we will meet needs, feed souls, and elevate God in some of the hardest places on earth.
A Vapor trip is truly an adventure of a lifetime and provides a host of incredible, diverse and life-changing experiences for each participant. Our teams get to experience life in West Africa, East Africa or Haiti and participate in ministry at a Vapor center, working alongside fellow believers on Vapor’s indigenously led staff.
We are seeking sold-out, gospel-centered and mission-minded Christ followers who want to make a difference. If you have a heart for the nations and you want to use your talents to make a difference in the world, you may be a perfect fit for our team.
Hasmin’s Friends is the child sponsorship program of Vapor. For about the cost of a daily cup of coffee, you can help a child who is living in poverty. The far-reaching goal of this program is to prayerfully break the cycle of generational poverty in which these children find themselves trapped.
At Vapor Ministries we seek to intentionally form disciples with multiplication in mind. Through a variety of relevant means, we introduce people to the hope of Christ, teach the truths of God’s Word and equip participants to multiply disciples in their own community.
If you would like to use your influence to help spread the word about Vapor Ministries' ongoing efforts to establish sustainable centers for alleviating poverty and multiplying disciples, we’d like to provide you with resources to make that happen.
With respect for limited time and resources, Vapor Ministries team members and leaders travel to speak at churches, businesses or groups when invited. We are passionate about the mission God has given and love to share the Vapor story with others.
Hasmin’s Friends is a child sponsorship program designed to break the cycle of poverty through assisting the poorest of the poor educationally, economically and spiritually.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Seventy-seven percent of the population lives below the national poverty line, and 51 percent of the population is unable to read or write (source: The World Bank). Ouanaminthe is a town in northeastern Haiti, home to approximately 100,000 people. This city is located on the border with Dominican Republic, on one of the four major land crossings into Haiti. This makes it a metropolis, as many vendors travel to and from the Dominican Republic during the week to sell their goods.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Seventy-seven percent of the population lives below the national poverty line, and 51 percent of the population is unable to read or write (source: The World Bank). Dilaire is a small town in northeastern Haiti, home to approximately 7,000 people. There are a few local Christian churches, but Dilaire also has a large percentage of Voodoo followers. Nestled next to the border of the Dominican Republic, this community is in great need of poverty alleviation and spiritual truth through passionate and trained disciples of Christ.
Togo is a French-speaking country, located on the south coast of West Africa. According to UNICEF, the estimated per-capita income is $440 per year, with 39 percent of the population attempting to survive on less than $1.25 per day. On a survey trip to Togo, Vapor's president, Micah McElveen, witnessed desperate spiritual and physical needs first hand. He could not ignore the precious children who were suffering from severe malnutrition, or the men and women who sought acceptance through rituals and sacrifice to false gods.
Gichagi slum is home to over 10,000 people. The slum sits inside the larger community of Ngong, home to approximately 60,000 residents. The Gichagi slum began during British rule when land was dedicated to displaced refugees. In time, disenfranchised and marginalized citizens from a variety of poverty-stricken situations further settled Gichagi. Today, both extreme poverty (people surviving on less than $1 per day) and moderate poverty (people surviving on less than $2 per day) hold a tight grip on the residents of Gichagi.
Kawangware is one of the fastest growing and poorest slums in Nairobi, Kenya with a population of over 300,000. The majority of residents are trying to survive on less than $1 per day, trapped in what the United Nations calls “extreme poverty.” Residents are plagued by a lack of clean water and sanitation, rampant crime, and high unemployment. The spread of HIV/AIDS in Kawangware is believed to be between 30-45 percent. Many children are abandoned due to this deadly disease and some are forced to live on the streets of the slum, never receiving proper hygiene and care.
Vapor centers serve as a physical location for alleviating poverty and multiplying disciples in a manner that is as sustainable as possible. Every center shares the same mission and DNA in the midst of heartbreaking poverty and overwhelming need. The center becomes a beacon of hope for a better life now and an eternal life with the Creator and Sustainer of all things through Jesus Christ.
God has brought together a unique blend of seasoned business professionals, disciple makers, organizational whizzes, professional athletes and everything between for a shared pursuit of accomplishing Vapor’s mission. We are incredibly grateful for the folks who have committed to using their time, talent, treasure and influence to advance the cause.
Vapor is very intentional to steward our time, resources and relationships in fully aligned pursuit of our mission. The mission flows out of our greater vision and leads to values that drive our behavior as an entity.
At Vapor Ministries, we understand that life is incredibly short, a mist that appears for only a moment on the great scale of eternity. We believe the way it can have an eduring effect is if we purposefully spend it bringing glory to the Creator of Life. At Vapor, our very name reminds us to be urgent in our pursuit of the good of man and the glory of Christ. We truly have a short time to advance the Gospel and serve the poor.
Thank you for your interest in helping Vapor Ministries meet needs, feed souls, and elevate God in difficult place around the world. Whether the Lord leads you to give a little or a lot, once or ongoing, sacrificially or out of abundance…we wish to extend sincere thanks on behalf of the beautiful people we serve.
Please pray for us as the Lord brings Vapor Ministries to your mind.
There are many ways to get involved with what the Lord is doing through Vapor ministries. Will you prayerfully consider using your time, talent, treasure and influence to help us accomplish the mission God has given?