Agape International Ministries has churches and missions in Italy and El Salvador. Our goal is to empower people in both countries through the Word of God and education resulting in them becoming resourceful in their communities and productive in the body of Christ.
Agape Fellowship in Gricignano, Italy is in a word – diverse. It’s attended by US military, Italian Nigerian and French families. We have partnered with local orphanages and missionaries and support their work by providing Bibles, food, and clothing to those in need. We have two churches and two missions in El Salvador. Some of the clothing children are wearing in these photos was donated from this ministry.
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In both countries we desire to create programs that will assist families, particularly children in healthy development by providing shoes and toothbrushes. In 2011, we launched this program. This program will purchase shoes to give to children. Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. A leading cause of disease in developing countries in soil transmitted diseases which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long term physical and cognitive harm they cause. Often, children can’t attend school barefoot. Because shoes are a required part of their uniform. Without shoes, the children can’t go to school. If they don’t receive an education, they don’t have an opportunity to realize their potential and break the cycle of poverty.
Our Healthy Smile program took 150 toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss to El Salvador last year. Due to lack as well as inadequate dental care for children can have an especially detrimental effect on their physical and emotional health. Untreated cavities, misaligned teeth, abscesses, gum disease, and other dental problems can directly impact children’s ability to eat and /or properly digest their food and assimilate nutrients. These limitations can lead to a negative effect on children’s growth and development, their immune system, and their overall chance of survival.
Every dollar donated to missions is used to change lives and Win the Global Community to Christ; One Family at a Time.