The table below summarizes our major projects since we formed this organization. It is periodically updated since projects change in scope and level of activity. If you have questions on particular projects, please contact us.
At the present time our largest projects are (1) courses we offer for download or training (Astronomical Observing from a Biblical View [AOBV] and the Creation Study, (2) the Philippine Project, (3) assisting the Chinese Christian Church of Charlottesville, and (4) conducting local outreach sessions where we observe the heavens or present the Gospel in various ways.
The table listing is not an order of priority.
Last update: December 2016
All Nations Int. Helps – active
Trips to this California-based ministry or work with them continues. They concentrate on practical and spiritual helps with disadvantaged people groups around the world and direct a large Isaiah 58-based ministry in Southwest US. We still visit our friends when possible and mutually encourage each other.
Astronomical Observing from a Biblical View (AOBV) – active
This project is the development and use of a curriculum on practical astronomical observing from a Biblical point of view (including creation as described in Genesis and various other scriptures). We use this as an outreach tool but also as educational training for disadvantaged groups – especially for teachers/children who do not have access to science materials and equipment. The curriculum teaches practical observing skills, use of equipment and technical sketching to record observations. Kits and instruction are provided disadvantaged groups and ministries. Information on the course and related training that is offered can be located here.
Chinese Church – active
Around 2004 we were asked to assist at a local Chinese church. We established children’s programs and Bible studies but also preached. Children’s activities have become independent. Studies, preaching, and a few related activities were regular for a period of over 10 years. They are experiencing changes as they move to form a new church with another group of Chinese. We know provide occasional preaching support and guidance as it is needed.
Disaster Emergency Project – active
Katrina experience (see the Katrina Project) impressed us to be generally capable of disaster relief on a small scale for families or individuals in need of assistance in current or future disasters. We keep basic equipment and gear so that we are ready (on a small scale) to assist others. We provide some instruction and guidance to others with the same equipment. This project also covers some training and orientation for requesters, although locally-based helps in this area of need have significantly improved in the last 10 years. We encourage local believers to consider locally based CERT training and to be prepared to help[ their neighbors in times of disaster. There is a good biblical basis for this approach, as Christ would have us be prepared to assist those in need or in our sphere of influence when disasters occur.
Food Distribution –completed
Food distribution to the poor and needy started over 15 years ago, peaked in the late 1990s, and decreased until it was stopped in late 2008. The experience was invaluable since much disaster relief efforts include tasks that are very similar.
Haiti Project –completed
This project began by assisting another US ministry by provide medical assistance to a Haitian church and other Haitian areas before 2010. We provided seminars on that trip and helped a medical clinic. While our work on this project has ceased, we still refer interested parties to other ministries doing good work in Haiti. Our work was before the last huge earthquake but many Haitian needs have not changed.
Home School Support Group –completed
Functions include a variety of educational helps as we worked with children with special needs. Work from our Crozet base began over 15 years ago and peaked in 2002-2003. We no longer have this function from our home, although pictures in the home galleries show examples with the original home school support group. Our experience laid much of the ground work for newer projects where we are teaching teachers in overseas areas. Home Galleries
Katrina Assistance Project –completed
We assisted a SW Alabama church in emergency relief work and assisted a medical team directed by All Nations representatives in the New Orleans and Biloxi area. While the project has closed, the experience served to influence our work in disaster preparedness, which is summarized below.
Kings Outreach Project – completed
We have known the directors to Kings Outreach (Jamie and Diane) for over 20 years but started visiting them less than five years ago. They have welcomed us to participate alongside their ministry functions and provided us a place to stay during the course of our project with them. We participated in their activities and repaired a cottage that we stayed in.
Uganda Project with N.E.E.P.U – completed
This was an extensive project that assists a Ugandan ministry that helps a small village in rural Western Uganda. We have provided funds, helped establish a farm, sent a container of education/farm materials and encouraged our friends. Training has been provided to young people, teachers, and leaders. Teaching and preaching in local churches is also provided when requested. Many larger ministries are beginning to assist NEEPU. We occasionally assist our friends through All Nations.
Pine Ridge –completed
As a result of Spring 2009 visits, CWM has provided some quilting machines to help a co-op being sponsored by the 555 ministry that has a mixture of practical and Christian helps to the Lakota Sioux Native Americans on the Pine Ridge reservation. We revisited the ministry twice to see how things were doing and provide some presentations to a local youth group.
Philippines – active
This project began in late 2009 with interaction with a Christian ministry that has over hundred schools. We visited Institute for Foundational Learning several times in the first few years to conduct training and transfer kits of equipment for schools and ministries to use regarding AOBV. Much of our more recent effort has been to train and orient IFL to biblical creation. This one of the primary reasons we developed the Creation Study, which can be downloaded from this site (along with the AOBV course). We continue to make trips to the Institute of Foundational Learning to provide various educational and spiritual helps to the staff, teachers, and children. You can see detail in the REPORTS section of the site.