GAP GIFTS Catalog 2017-2018
GAP GIFTS Catalog 2017-2018
GAP GIFTS In Ezekiel’s day, God was looking for a faithful person to repair the wall around the city of Jerusalem so that the Israelites would be saved from destruction. But God didn’t see anyone. He knew that His people not only had a wall problem, they had a heart problem. He was looking for a go-between who would fight against oppression and injustice — and He couldn’t find one in all of Israel. God was looking for people with willing hearts who walked in His Spirit, people who would hold each other up before Him when life got hard.
He was looking for someone who would “stand . in the gap” in His plan for His people, to brace the parts that were broken. He wanted people to build their lives together into a strong tower for each other in Him. We need intercessors to work and pray hard for us today. And God looks for us to “stand in the gap” against poverty and injustice for others, too. We do this because God graciously invites us into Jesus’ redemption plan for the world. Thank God that He gives this work to us and others. The World Renew 2017-2018 Gift Catalog is a way to “stand in the gap” on behalf of people who face oppression and poverty.
Each duck, seed, and water pump is a powerful intervention that can repair harm and help build resilience in peoples’ lives. Praying for and helping others is the stuff that holds us together as followers of Jesus Christ, even as we are standing in the need of help and prayer ourselves. What about you? Has God strategically put you in a place to help build people up? Take a stand against poverty, disaster, and hunger. Your donation to World Renew’s gift catalog provides people with a sturdy foundation on which to build a future with hope.
I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before Me in the gap . but I found no one. EZEKIEL 22:30 What will you give to fill the gap? 2
1. Have fun selecting gifts to help fill the gap from this catalog or at worldrenewgifts.net. 2. Place your order by donating online, or fill out the order form at the back of this catalog and mail it with your credit card information or check made out to World Renew. 3. A gift-acknowledgement card lets a loved one know that you made a gift to World Renew in their honor. If you would like to receive a printed gift- acknowledgement card before Christmas 2017 for each item you donate, be sure to place your order and request your cards by December 4.
If you give online, you have the option of sending an e-card instead. HOW TO USE THIS CATALOG FILL THE GAP, GET A GIFT! When you contribute $500 or more from World Renew’s 2017-2018 Gift Catalog, you can receive a FREE 18.5-inch by 14-inch tote bag made in Guatemala from traditional cloth. Each Ketzali tote is unique, eco-friendly, ethically- sourced, created by local artisans using traditional skills and displays your heart for World Renew to others. Ketzali is a Guatemalan-owned business dedicated to building gender equity, fighting forced, slave, and child labor, and paying a living wage to every employee.
World Renew has worked in Guatemala since 1976 and is helping people, families, and communities around the world help themselves.
Just check the Ketzali Bag line on the order form on page 23 to get your tote from World Renew. Quantities are limited, so order early. This offer is not available outside of the U.S. Ketzali bags are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, until they are gone, one per donor, to those who request them and give $500 or more. If you do not check the box marked “Ketzali Tote Bag” on the order form, you will not receive one. Thank you for giving! 3
The Gift of FREEING A FAMILY FROM POVERTY FOR LESS THAN $1 A DAY Free a Family® $27per month /$324 annually INTERNATIONAL You can assist a family and their whole community through Free A Family®.
A monthly or annual gift helps people overcome poverty with community programs in agriculture, health, nutrition, and literacy. The result is more nutritious food, clean water, improved health, and better income for all. Asia 505232 East Africa 505659 Latin America 505236 Southern Africa 505660 West Africa 505231 Where Needed Most $25/$50/$100 INTERNATIONAL Too many choices? Not sure where your gift can best be used? When you give where needed most, your donation will fill the most urgent gaps in the lives of people in poverty. 501210 1. Select a region of the world to support.
2. Sign up to give each month. Give a recurring monthly gift automatically by credit card or bank account. 3. Receive a welcome packet and regular updates about the representative family in your selected region. BEST SELLER HELP FILL THE GAP Can’t get enough fluffy animals? Try the Friendship Pack or Goats and Quackers! Your gift will help families close the income and nutrition gap through animal raising. See pages 6 and 7 for lots of fuzzy friends! 4
Latrine $50 INTERNATIONAL Stop germs that can cause the spread of serious, often deadly, diseases in communities in Laos.
Your gift towards a latrine saves lives! 505838 Handwashing Station $65 GUATEMALA Help village children in Guatemala start a lifelong habit of good health by washing their hands with soap and water using this simple, foot-operated handwashing station. 505994 Family-Sized Water Filter $75 NICARAGUA Drinking dirty water can cause typhoid, malaria, worms, and dysentery. A family-sized water filter for a household in Nicaragua ensures that people can drink, wash, and bathe safely.
505710 The Gift of CLEAN WATER BEST SELLER NEW BEST SELLER 5
Pig $160 INTERNATIONAL A sow can give birth to an average of 12 babies twice a year. A farmer in Cambodia or India could increase their income by raising or selling two dozen piglets next year from your gift of one pig! 505668 Calf $99 INTERNATIONAL Buying a farm animal is a big investment. Your gift of a calf, with training in care, feeding, and management, provides a family in India or Cambodia with income, and milk and meat to drink and eat. 505287 Friendship Pack $77 INTERNATIONAL Some things are just better together, like the fluffy goodness of one goat and two ducks! Help families around the world earn enough income and eat nutritiously.
1 Goat | 2 Ducks 505989 Goats and Quackers $155 INTERNATIONAL Get the Goats and Quackers gang! Five ducks and two goats can bring the fun – and provide more income, food, and milk for families who join in poultry- and small animal-raising in their community.
505990 2 Goats | 5 Ducks NEW The Gift of ANIMAL RAISING BEST SELLER BEST SELLER NEW 6
Goat $50 INTERNATIONAL A goat kids twice a year and gives one liter (or quart) of nutritious milk a day. A goat for a family in Kenya, India, Nigeria, or Bangladesh includes their first shots, and farmer training in great goat-raising. 505288 Duck $11 INTERNATIONAL Ducks have a superpower – they can see under water. Plus, their eggs, meat, droppings, and even feathers help families in Bangladesh earn income, grow crops, and eat better. Ducks are superheroes! 505964 Flock $111 INTERNATIONAL Birds of a feather really do flock together! More income, food, and farming helps an adult in Bangladesh improve their life and community through this flock of ten darling ducks.
505962 Looking for more ways to help fill the gap with the gift of animals? See the Great Giving Guide on pages 12 and 13 to give the Farm Team, the Whole Barnyard, or the ginormous Gap Special! Herd $309 INTERNATIONAL The Herd provides a goat, a calf, and a pig, vaccinations, and farmer training in animal-raising and growing forage grass to families who are working to support themselves from their farm and income. 505960 1 Calf | 1 Goat | 1 Pig BEST SELLER 7
Church in Community $200 MALAWI Provide training and support for churches and neighborhoods as they address common challenges, work together, and share their resources.
Bring people together around creating a healthier community. 505997 Adolescent Health Kit $198 INTERNATIONAL Fight poverty by providing health education among low-income teens in Nigeria. Includes topics like early marriage, HIV, STDs, early pregnancy, and healthy families and relationships. 505708 Teaching Values to Adolescents $39 INTERNATIONAL Connect teens in East Africa with traditional traits, virtues, values, and the role of the Christian church in this new book from World Renew, African Values and Virtues for Youth Character Formation.
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The Gift of BEES Beehive $35 UGANDA There’s a buzz going on in Uganda where you can help a small business person purchase a beehive and learn to raise bees to increase his or her income from selling honey in their community. 505909 Protective Clothing for Beekeepers $77 UGANDA Beekeepers in Uganda need special clothing when they work with their hives. Fill the gap with a pair of boots, a jumpsuit, gloves, and a netted hat that make earning an income less painful. 505818 Bee Smoker $6 UGANDA Smoke makes bees sleepy so they are less likely to sting a beekeeper who is working with their hive.
A bee smoker is an important tool for beekeepers and helps keep their bees calm. 505816 Buzzy Bundle $118 INTERNATIONAL The Buzzy Bundle provides a person in Uganda with everything they need to keep bees. A beehive, a smoker, training, and protective clothing will get a hopeful entrepreneur started in buzzy-ness! 505993 NEW 9
Nutrition Kit for Children $19 HONDURAS Without proper nutrition, children are vulnerable to infection and disease that can affect them for a lifetime. This kit includes soybeans, vitamins, and medicine to help a child in Honduras stay healthy. 505547 Scales: Baby $85 and Toddler $50 INTERNATIONAL Help Guatemalan parents monitor the growth of their children monthly. A baby or toddler scale alerts health volunteers to malnutrition so they can advise parents on feeding their baby for growth. Baby 505813 | Toddler 505803 Community Health Volunteer Training $55 BANGLADESH Community health volunteers in Bangladesh provide women and babies with prenatal and postpartum care and refer deliveries to health services.
Your gift trains one volunteer in preventive care. 505820 The Gift of HEALTH NEW BEST SELLER 10
Healthy Baby Bundle $211 INTERNATIONAL Protect life with the healthy baby bundle. Train one community health volunteer, purchase one HIV test, provide one baby and one toddler scale, and give one child nutrition kit. It’s a great gap-filler! 505991 HIV Test Kit $2 NIGERIA One third of mother-to-child HIV transmissions occur in Nigeria. Help stop the spread of HIV by providing a community member with an HIV blood test, results, and counseling at a local church. 505294 Wheelchair $165 NIGERIA People with disabilities in Nigeria face stigma and may never go farther than they can crawl. Enrich someone’s life with a wheelchair, education, counseling, and integration into their family and village.
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The Farm Team $320 INTERNATIONAL Who’s on the farm team? You are, when you give one of each animal from the gift catalog! Help fill the gap with one goat, one calf, one duck, and one pig. 505713 The Gap Special $601 INTERNATIONAL You can fill the Gap with farming! Families who learn to grow nutritious food to eat and sell can improve their health, their income, and their future. More farming means more good food for all. 505722 Galangal Growing | Seeds, Seedlings and Cuttings | Demonstration Plot | Lablab Beans | Dry Season Farming | Drip Irrigation | Agriculture Training | 1-Acre Farmer Great Giving Guide NEW BEST SELLER YOU CAN HELP FILL THE GAP FULL! Are you — or your church, school, or group — looking for larger items to fund? World Renew staff can suggest items between $5,000 and $20,000 that fit your needs.
Quantities may be limited. To find out more call 800-730-3490 or email Loise Githinji firstname.lastname@example.org in Canada. Call 800-552-7972 or email Will McCarron email@example.com in the U.S. TRY THE GIVING TREE PROJECT AT CHRISTMAS Are you looking for a fun, meaningful, Christ-centered project for Advent this year? World Renew’s Giving Tree Project is for you! It’s a set of 32 tree ornaments, ribbon, handouts, and idea sheet. It has all your favorite catalog items — and it’s free! Find out more and download at worldrenewgifts.net, order today from worldrenew.net/ order, or call 800-333-8300.
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The Whole Barnyard $1,976 INTERNATIONAL Fill the barnyard with animals, including training in animal-raising, small loans, pooled savings, increased income, better diet, and organic fertilizers that help make communities self-sustaining. 505815 4 Calves | 8 Goats | 6 Pigs | 20 Ducks The Best Seller Bundle $786 INTERNATIONAL All of your most favorite gift catalog items are here! The top 10 items from 2016 – 2017 are gathered into one great bundle that helps people in poverty fill the gap in their community. 505712 Where needed most | Goat | Pig | Trafficking Prevention | Sewing machine | Family water filter | Nutrition kit | Latrine | Calf | Wheelchair Shelter from the Storm $3,925 INTERNATIONAL A tarp, tent, temporary house, or permanent home built to withstand future disasters keeps people safe and provides privacy.
515401 $3,900 NORTH AMERICA Provide everything World Renew DRS volunteers needs to completely repair or rebuild a family’s damaged home in North America. 514102 BEST SELLER 13
Unmet Needs Assessment $35 NORTH AMERICA Provide a caring volunteer to meet with disaster survivors to offer prayer and find out their needs. Volunteers collect solid information that helps communities rebuild and recover. 514106 Necessary Tools $20 NORTH AMERICA World Renew volunteers use a variety of tools as they help disaster survivors rebuild. The gift of necessary tools helps supply volunteers with saws, drills, hammers, paintbrushes, and more! 514060 Clean up after a Disaster $50 NORTH AMERICA Cleaning up a damaged house is exhausting.
Your gift of clean up after a disaster supports volunteers whose work can lighten a family’s load. 514004 Gifts of DISASTER RESPONSE IN NORTH AMERICA 14
Emergency Food for Disaster Survivors $50 INTERNATIONAL When drought and famine happen, people often go to bed hungry. Help ensure families have enough to eat and stay healthy, including staples such as beans, corn, flour, rice, and cooking oil. 515400 Water for Disaster Survivors $250 INTERNATIONAL Protect people’s health and well- being with clean drinking water. Emergency filters, filtration systems, and other clean water provisions prevent illness and help families recover from a disaster. 515293 Emergency Kit $25 NORTH AMERICA People can lose everything they own in a disaster. Give families a bundle of the most essential supplies during an emergency, including sleeping blankets, kitchen supplies, hygiene kits, and more.
515124 Gifts of DISASTER RESPONSE INTERNATIONAL Photo by World Relief Canada/Tearfund 15
Galangal Growing $30 LAOS Galangal is a ginger-like root that helps farmers in Laos diversify their crops and income. This savory spice kit includes 385 pounds (175 kg) of roots, delivery, and training for each farmer. 505721 Demonstration Farm Plot $70 ZAMBIA Subsistence farmers in Zambia are vulnerable to loss, and a crop demonstration plot is a low-impact way for volunteers to prove that good results are possible. It’s show and tell for farmers! 505996 Ripper $175 INTERNATIONAL The ripper is a one-bladed plow used in conservation agriculture in Zambia and Tanzania.
It helps farmers use low-till techniques, improve soil preservation, and increase their yields and food security.
515411 The Gift of FARMING NEW NEW NEW Do you enjoy gingerbread or pumpkin pie at Christmas? Fill the gap with Galangal Growing, and then make some friend or family time to enjoy baking gingersnaps or a gingerbread house together! 16
Dry Season Vegetable Growing $27 CAMBODIA In Cambodia, people often leave home to find work. Growing food creatively year-round helps families stay together. Includes sack and container growing, circle gardens, raised beds, and sun covers. 505965 Agriculture Training $200 MALAWI Give a group of farmers in Malawi new skills with this training in climate-smart agriculture that rebuilds the soil over time so that families can grow enough food to eat every day all year.
505608 Seeds $5 Seedlings $15 Cuttings $10 MALAWI Introduce a family in Malawi to new vegetables with seeds, seedlings, or cuttings — or give the whole packet of all three!
Seeds 505726 Seedlings 505727 Cuttings 505728 Packet of all 3 $30 Seeds, Seedlings, and Cuttings 505999 NEW NEW 17
Drip Irrigation $37 CAMBODIA Many Cambodians endure a 6-month dry season. Drip irrigation saves water by supplying a slow, steady stream directly to a plant’s base. This gift saves on the amount of water needed to grow food. 505966 Lablab Beans $7 UGANDA Lablab beans help Ugandan farmers improve the soil, increase yields, reduce weeds, eat more protein, and feed their animals, too. Give a pound of lablab beans and see what grows! 505817 1-Acre Farmer $200 UGANDA Give a struggling farm family a 1-acre farm starter kit to help them become food secure.
Includes seeds, manure, fertilizer, training, mentoring, collective marketing, and a small loan for one farmer.
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