T hrough the nonprofit organization they co-founded and the family’s construction business, this married couple’s philanthropic partnership is providing those in impoverished areas the tools to better their lives by learning crucial skills.
It’s why Louisville Business First is recognizing Stonehenge Construction LLC with one of three Partners in Innovation awards this year. Read more.
In 2015, God moved above and beyond anything we could have ever asked or imagined. Our students became trainers in basic medical care and health care screening, farming and motorcycle repair. God has raised up leaders among the medical residents in Kenya to take the Teach To Transform model to Africa. He is moving us to continue the mission all over the world. To God be the glory!
Merry Christmas! As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, we also rejoice in His life, death and resurrection. But for millions in the world today, hopelessness prevails. The Gospel has not yet been shared. The hope of Christmas has not been realized. It is this desire to share the love of Jesus and glorify the Father that motivates us.
Karen and I are truly humbled to serve with you in Christ’s ministry of Teach To Transform. We are in prayer for discernment as we follow the Lord in the mission field He has prepared for us. It appears the Lord is leading us across the world into hard places with challenging capacity and resources from a worldly perspective. However, we believe the vision the Lord has given Teach To Transform is more than a handful of trips a year.
Our vision is to ignite a spark in each community we serve that will empower an army of believers transforming their communities in the name of Christ.
We are confident in this goal because our faith is 100 percent that the Lord is leading our ministry. Our board, supporters and volunteers are the body of Christ and together we serve with a passion to love those held captive in darkness.
Please consider the request below to help ignite this flame.
Donation to Scholarship Fund with two goals:
Please pray about donating to our TTT scholarship fund for both indigenous teachers as well as those from the US that need help to join our efforts.
Scholarship for indigenous medical students and pastors
Our model of transforming and empowering equates to less Americans and recruiting more indigenous teachers. This will require funding for expenses on the field like transportation, food and accommodations. Our plan is to ultimately release the mission field to the indigenous teachers.
Scholarship for US teachers
Several US teachers commit to more than one trip a year. If we are to transition to the next generation we need to establish a fund for those without resources who are willing to not only serve on a mission trip, but also those who are willing to travel and teach within the US. We will still require potential candidates do some fundraising.
Our goal is to equip churches and organizations to adopt our model of missions and join us to glorify Christ through teaching skills that open doors to share the Gospel.
Will you join us on mission? We would appreciate your prayers, participation and financial support. Donations are tax deductible. You may send a check to Teach To Transform, 7501 New LaGrange Road, #2000, Louisville, KY 40222. Or you can donate online at www.teachtotransform.org/donate.
For His glory,
Tom and Karen McKechnie
Founders of Teach To Transform
Greetings in the Mighty name of our Lord. I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that despite the ongoing insecurity in (our area), on Saturday 05/09/2015, we conducted two trainings in (local churches). I was amazed with the turn out of the participants at (one particular church). There were 153 participants (both women and men) attended the second phase training. This is the first training of this kind since i started training of Wholistic Development Ministry in (our area). I think this was because we made announcement over the radio to invite people to come for the training. We taught them about Home Hygiene (sanitation), Antenatal Care. This was from 8:30am-11:30am. Of course, the challenge was that I could not even provide tea or lunch for them due to lack of resources.
The second training is nearby our area. This is the first training under the Wholistic Development Ministry to be conducted there. Twenty people attended the training. Topics covered were: Wound Care and Home Hygiene (How to prevent Diarrhea and Treatment). When I joined them later at midday and I taught them about good hand washing practices. Participants were very happy about the training and they requested me to organize Wholistic Development Ministry training for them; because they don’t know what Wholistic Development Ministry is all about, but they have heard about it. The area is very good for agriculture, you can even see it at the back ground of the second group photo. There is maize and cassava at the background. I believe once the Wholistic Development Ministry is extended there it will be a blessing to the community.
Teach To Transform recently enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards program. Do you shop at Kroger? Sign up at www.kroger.com/communityrewards, select Teach To Transform as the organization you want to support, do your normal shopping, and swipe your Kroger Plus Card at the register. (This also works with Jay-C Stores.)
With three families participating, we will receive $23.92 for the first quarter of 2015. Please help us share the word with others!
Teach To Transform partnered with Reaching and Teaching International in October 2014 to train 45 pastors and midwives. Below is a quick update on the pastors and how they are serving in the community for the glory of God.
From Pastor Jairo, Peru
Dear brothers and sisters in the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ:
I have the joy of sharing what God is doing among us.
Jorbin and Vilmerto Tuanama have reached out and ministered to 4 patients, varying in age.
Hilter Macedo Siambal saw a child in pain, and was able to assess with his training and instruments that there was a foreign object causing his pain. He sent the child on to see a doctor in Chazuta. He ministered to two others.
Angelica and Pegui were able to access the urgent need of medical care for a child, and donated 400 soles for his treatment in Tarapoto. The hospital gave him three units of blood. Pastor Jairo said: I think we accomplished with the help of God to save his life for now.
Turian and Jorbin made a missionary visit to Santa Cruz, and treated an elderly lady who fainted. They were able to take her vital signs, see that she had high blood pressure, and stabilize the pressure. This saved a long and expensive trip to the nearest town to see a doctor.
Lauriano and Emeterio took the medical bag in their missionary trip to Ecuador. They reported that the backpack is a good tool to share faith in the Lord.
Nanci attended many patients at a Christian event. I witnessed that she did not eat so that she could continue the work and stayed late into the night to help those who were sick. I testify to her high spirit of service to the Lord.
Hermes Cenepo broke the news of her first delivery, and continues in the work.
I will continue later by sharing what God is doing through these humble servants.
Please pray for these servants for faithful service to the Lord, and for humility in our service.