Welcome to Woven Vessels International Ministry (WVI)
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We are a registered 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Lansing, Michigan. This organization is a 'pro-vision' of the least of these ministry: an outreach program founded by Rev. Dr. Charles and Jacqueline Humphrey, who saw the predicament newcomers encountered, upon arrival to their new country. Inspired by Matthew 25:40, we began to assist with little tasks from our own resources to fulfill this biblical calling. Over these many years, the newcomers grew in numbers and so did the needs....
We welcome you to collaborate with us to assist in giving to this under-served community. An article published by the Lansing state journal in 2005 featuring the need of African refugees re-settling in the Lansing area inspired and convicted us to start this ministry.
As we visit the homes of the newcomers and see additional needs that cannot be met because of minimal resources, we are strongly convinced more can be done to assist them. They came from refugee camps in war torn areas of Africa, and other continents, many have lived in camps for twenty-five plus years. However, many of them owned businesses, had homes, and worked outside of the camps (some of the men could leave the camp to work, but their families could not.) The fate of war, famine, and unpreventable circumstances dealt them a defeating hand. In the pursuit of a new life, they have been shuttled to a new land to experience freedom. We have been able to help them realize that dream in so many tangible ways. We ask that you join us in giving our newcomers an opportunity, they want the same things we as Americans want. To provide for their families, educate their children, attain employment, home ownership, worship with freedom, just to live the American dream.
Remember - 'in as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me'. Woven vessels international ministry has taken on the responsibility of educating, advocating for, and assisting these newcomers to become productive citizens in our community.
***In our effort to empower the people we serve, we refer to refugees as 'newcomers' in an effort to define them by who they really are now - as opposed to who they were.