Walk With Me was founded at the height of the refugee crisis to feed, heal, teach and sustain refugees fleeing war-torn regions. Like the name “Walk With Me,” the focus is to work alongside trusted regional partners to help facilitate programs that directly benefit those who otherwise would be disregarded in society and forgotten by the rest of the world. This humanitarian branch of Tying Vines, Inc. has partnered with multiple organizations to provide medical care, educational programs, vocational training for young adults and counseling for trauma-affected youth.
This project is helping Batwa Pygmy communities develop their own lands and integrate into society. For hundreds of years the Batwa people lived as hunters and gatherers amongst the mountain gorillas that inhabit the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of southwestern Uganda. To protect about 450 endangered gorillas, over 10,000 indigenous Batwa were evicted from lands they had occupied for centuries and the only way of life they knew. Now conservation refugees living on the edges of the forest, they are considered amongst the poorest humans on earth.
Nomads is focused on helping migrant workers in the 10-40 window. An estimated 20 million migrant workers from some of the poorest countries on earth live apart from their families in labor camps around the Middle East region. Nomads is a ministry that equips impoverished workers, bringing hope to those suffering from addiction, mental illness, depression and anxiety. Networking within the community to meet the physical and spiritual needs of migrant workers, Nomads is a ministry that stands with the oppressed.
Kilim Creations employs and trains local minority women in the country of Georgia to produce traditional rugs, handbags and other kilim-based products. These products not only preserve cultural heritage of handmade and naturally dyed wool, but also provide needed income and business opportunities for impoverished women and their families. Kilim Creations is committed to spiritual care and the creation of viable minority employment opportunities.
Love people and don't waste the day is Adam Settle’s life motto and the inspiration behind No Day Wasted. Born with a rare metabolic disorder that affects his nervous system, brain function and vision, Adam has not let these obstacles hold him back by using both his art and time to encourage those around him. His optimism has led him to the role of Partner Care Volunteer for Tying Vines. To learn Adam’s full story you can pick up a copy of his book No Day Wasted here.
The Evangelical Community Church is a Christ-centered, interdenominational, English-speaking congregation in Abu Dhabi (EECAD). The ECCAD was started in 1972 when a small group of Christians met together in the home of members of TEAM, the organization that founded the Oasis Hospital – a Christian hospital in Al Ain. The ECCAD is comprised of more than 40 nationalities, and the church center is used throughout the week by more than 60 congregations worshiping in a variety of languages.
Grace Church was planted in Abu Dhabi in 2015 as a home-group. As the church grew, it expanded to hotel venues within the city and today is a thriving ministry as part of the Council of Evangelical Churches in the United Arab Emirates. It is a Bible-believing, Christ-centered, Evangelical church committed to sharing the lavish grace of God, which He has given us in Christ Jesus.
New Life Church was planted in 2009 by the Evangelical Community Church pastoral leadership and a small group of faithful members. New Life Church is a member of The Council of Evangelical Churches in the United Arab Emirates. New Life Church is focused on reaching the growing number of people that live in outlying communities off of the primary Abu Dhabi Island.
Tim and Tawnya Green have served with Island Encounters in Fiji since 2016. They work with women and children who are in need of a safe place. The Greens provide this through classes and afternoon children's programs where they help them to grow in their Christian faith and their understanding of hope and grace. Donations can be made to project 2110 here:
Together Network is a parachurch ministry serving local churches across more than 25 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe where Arab churches are present. Together's mission is to help equip the local church in the Arab World for the fulfillment of Christ's Great Commission and His Cultural Mandate. This mission is primarily accomplished by 28 staff members and hundreds of volunteers and ministry partners performing intensive trainings and executing an extensive follow-up program. This program holds trainees accountable to applying the knowledge acquired throughout the training as well as their progress in achieving the personalized goals that individuals and churches have set for themselves.