Journey 28:19 believes in the importance of coming alongside people through partnership. As they note on their website, financial means are essential, but solutions for addressing poverty are more complex than throwing money at the problems.
Relationships matter to them so they actively partner with others to bring additional skills, perspectives and resources.
They have this approach in Ethiopia, where they partner with the Ekklesia Academy in Sendafa. The Academy provides food, a K-6 education, school uniforms and supplies, medical care and Christian discipleship to 200+ children through child sponsorship.
It also provides income-generating programs and vocational training, such as embroidery, tailoring, hairdressing, agricultural techniques and HIV/AIDs prevention, to the local community.
Journey 28:19 also respects and partners with Ethiopian leadership, understanding they are the closest to the needs, know the dynamics of the country and can best determine the right priorities and sequencing of work.
They share this approach with their donors as well, partnering with them as they come alongside their organization. It’s a priority to them that their donors feel connected, informed and are given the options they need.
When searching for a new software platform to host their child sponsorship program and manage their donors, it only felt appropriate to them to choose a solution that could come alongside them and offer additional resources to further their ministry.