Words of Appreciation

I am a mother of six children, and I used to work as
a maid. I earned $7.50 per month. Today I sell
cassava flour and corn, which brings me a profit of
more than $50 per month.

Carine Mpwo, beneficiary of a business start-up support program created by African Inter-Mennonite Mission and funded by Schowalter Foundation  

Thank you for the Schowalter Foundation funds.  I contacted a student who said she couldn’t afford to come to Hesston.  I offered her funds from Schowalter Foundation and it made it possible!                                                                                                                                                                                             -John Murray, Hesston College International Student Advisor

I am responsible for a family of nine people. (Because of the financial training and support from AIMM), my butchering business is doing very well, and I have money to contribute to my church’s offerings.


I am thankful for Schowalter Foundation’s willingness to provide encouragement to the church by providing funds for (church planting for Anuak speaking refugees living in the United States).                    

                                                                                                                -James Wenger, South Central Mennonite Conference

Simply a huge thank you for believing in this cause and organization.  It’s amazing to see what God has done thus far because we said yes. Words cannot express our gratitude to your team, thank you!

                                                                            -Steve, Kristi and Masemo, Anestemi

“Alisha, who was living in a shelter 6 months ago and today is in her own home with her children, recently said, “I wish Bridge of Hope supporters knew how much it matters for me and my kids to have a safe place to go home to at the end of each day.’  Thank you for making room for Alisha and her children – and the Christ child!”

                                                                                                                                                                     -Edith, Bridge of Hope

The ISMG members and a great group of international students are ever so grateful for the Schowalter assistance which enriches and blesses not only the individual recipients but Goshen College and the wider community. Thank you!                                                                                                                                                                                                             -Kent Beck

This grant was extremely helpful in fulfilling our mission to support numerous health clinics in remote regions of Nepal. 

                                                                                         -Bruce Toews, Christian Service International

Thank you for your generous support of Offender Victim Ministries.  Your contribution helps make possible the continuing work and ministry of community-based restorative justice. 

                                                                                                                                                                            -Todd Lehman, OVM

The assistance from the Foundation has been a tremendous help in our continuing mission of humanitarian aid.

                                                                                 -Todd Nichols, Christian Public Service, Inc

When you are trying to survive, it’s so encouraging to know someone cares enough to offer a helping hand. THANK YOU!                                                                                                                                                                     -Edee, New Hope Shelter

Pastor Mario Alegre (left) from the rural town of Miraflores, Argentina, receives a solar-powered MP3 Proclaimer from Pastor Horacio Paz. With the Proclaimer, Toba-Qom people can listen to the whole New Testament in their own language, hearing the New Testament come alive in the voices of their brothers and sisters.

We sincerely appreciate the Schowalter Foundation being willing to take a risk on us. Prior to that we were facing the huge wall of no one wanting to be the first to help support us. Even individuals have been more willing to give monthly donations since they have heard of the Schowalter Foundation’s funding. Thank you very much.

                                                                                                                             -Karen Horsman, Mennonite Mission Network

Thank you for your financial assistance (to purchase new water well drilling equipment in Kenya)

                                                                                 -Gary, CSI Field Service Secretary

We believe your support is part of our work to “build up the body of Christ” through the Iglesia Menonita Hispana. May God bless you for being part of this faithful work.                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                       -Abraham Ulises Arenas