Welcome to Woven Vessels International Ministry (WVI) Cyberspace
We do not work outside the United states. we are international, because we serve people from various countries.
Please join us and support the Woven Vessels Center for Cultural Empowerment, a tech center that teaches English, reading, math and computer literacy to the community we serve. Some refugees and immigrants in the Lansing school district are not fluent enough to pass the state exam, the state academic ranking decreases and affects us collectively. The school district cannot do it all. We can help, but we need your support!
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 have embarked on several programs to meet the growing needs of those whom we serve. Learn more by clicking the links below:
The Ball4All Summer Soccer Camp develops a passion for soccer in low-income youth. We provide a safe space to foster physical, emotional and mental growth by playing soccer, allowing them to develop team building and leadership skills.
The Center for Cultural Empowerment includes a computer lab where the Literacy for Leaders' Keyboard & Reading Classes will be available, after it's dedication ceremony.
Greater Lansing African Female Empowerment Program (GLAFEP) - WVI partners with Michigan State University's African Female Student Empowerment Program (AFSEP) to create a shared vision and a safe space for GLAFEP.
This is a- one-of-a-kind program that:
- Promotes dialogue, builds trust, invests in academic and leadership activities;
- Embark on a path to turn fear of the unknown into excitement for the future;
- Emboldens uncomfortable, but courageous dialogue to promote inclusion and
understanding of individual differences.
- Equips female youth and their parents with the mindset to boost self-confidence
in a collaborative manner.
The Annual African Gospel Concert is in its third year of bringing together African Gospel talents from various churches in and around Lansing.
***In our effort to empower the people we serve, we refer to refugees as 'newcomers' to define them by who they really are now - as opposed to who they were.