The work with Yahve-Jire Orphanage is coordinated by Kathy Johnson. Our congregation has welcomed Chedlin Justinval the founder of the orphanage and we have given financial aid to the children through our Endowment Fund and by furnishing medical supplies, tuition, uniforms, and water for the orphanage through our Alternative Gift Fair. WBPC has written and received several grants from the New Hope Presbytery International Hunger program to buy needed items for the children, pay staff salary, and purchase food and water after the Earthquake in 2010. In addition we were the recipients for a Thank Offering Grant from the Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church USA in Louisville, KY. We also assisted in paying the tuition for one of the founders who attended Covenant College in Georgia and who is now in the doctoral program at the School of Sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill.
We are partnering with The Yahve-Jire Children’s Foundation; The Discovery Presbyterian Church in Clayton; the YJ Children’s Foundation USA 501(c) nonprofit in Pittsburgh PA; Rev. Terry Hall at Inwood Baptist Church, Raleigh; and Rev. Gary Meyers, Retired Presbyterian Minister, Kansas City, KS, to share our love and ministry with these children so that they, too, will know the love of Christ.