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Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27 NIV

Become a WOW Community supporter by donating $39 a month towards the care of orphans and widows through their local community. You will receive updates about how your funds are supporting and bringing hope to those in need. All programs are supported by the local church, where material resources and volunteers are used to run and maintain these projects. Learn more about our unique approach > 

Invite a speaker to your church or bible study group. Whether your church is launching a missions campaign or are seeking to learn more about God’s impact through local churches in Africa, a speaker from WOW can bless your church group. Hear and understand our core “justice and righteousness” message firsthand from Jim Cantelon, the same message that has inspired local African Christians to stand up for the thousands of vulnerable persons across their communities. For more details click here >

Through short-term mission trips, we provide the opportunity for groups and individuals to work on the front-lines of care – experiencing the work of HIV and AIDS relief, community support and spiritual counseling. In offering hands-on training and support to communities across sub-Saharan Africa you are helping to transform entire communities, teaching sustainability and caring for the most basic needs. Each trip and team is somewhat different depending on the needs in Africa and the skills, abilities and interests of team members. Whether you are helping to build a community school or offering home-based care to families in need, you are acting as the hands and feet of Jesus in a nation desperate for love, compassion and a healing touch. Details can be found here >

Host a WOW Patch Making Party,  it is a great way to get your own local church or group of friends involved and educated about the plight of orphans and widows in Africa. The WOW Patch Making Party kit comes with everything you need to host a party, including step-by-step instructions, helpful tips for creating your patches, a video about WOW, and ideas to get you started! Many Sunday school groups, bible camps, and women’s bible study groups have enjoyed participating in this hands-on program. Learn more >

WOW Christmas is a group giving opportunity unlike any other! It provides the opportunity to bless the life of a child in need through the gift of education while helping local widows earn an income. WOW Christmas starts with a backpack delivered to your church or group. Inside you will find everything you need to host a WOW Christmas. Your gift of $25 provides school supplies, a school uniform and a WOW Christmas celebration for one child. Churches love the fact that this unique program supports the local economy of the vulnerable children it serves, watch the video now to learn how >

 WOW MotherCare addresses a specific and critical need in the communities we work – pre and postal care and Under-5 healthcare for vulnerable mothers and their young children. Every $260 provides one vulnerable mother and two of her young children with this special form of healthcare for an entire year. Women’s ministry groups love the tangible aspect of WOW MotherCare – filling hand-sewn drawstring bags with specific, hard-to-come-by baby gifts for the vulnerable women that benefit from the program. Watch the compelling and informative video now >

Go the Distance for Orphans and Widows by running or supporting a WOW staff runner in the 2015 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront marathon. Our small team in Canada is busy training for the 5K run taking place October 18, 2015. Overseas, youth and widows in Malawi whom WOW serves are getting ready to run a sister race in parallel to ours! Find out more here >