A Unique Approach to Helping Children in a Growing Number of Remote Areas Around the World including South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Haiti!
What We Do
Our Approach is Unique and our Mission is Clear
Unique as we reach out to police officers, first responders and those in positions of authority in cross-cultural settings by providing training from Christian volunteer teams. By encouraging ethical and professional behavior we seek the help of those we train to assist us in providing safe environments for children who have suffered greatly often from civil war, famine, drought and even Genocide. We are clear in what we do in that as relationships are developed our teams seek opportunities to share the love of Jesus Christ to all who will listen as we work in and through local churches. We also have a passion to walk alongside of Christian workers living overseas to encourage missionaries, local pastors and church leaders. This is accomplished through listening well to needs, providing prayer, spiritual direction and life coaching.
Our teams seek to bring relief and assistance to children and orphans. With the effects of Genocide in places like Darfur, Sudan there are many needs for orphanages, medical aid, clean water, and schools. In Northern Uganda remote areas make it difficult for children to receive an education or quality medical care. We work alongside of existing medical outreaches, schools and orphanages to enhance the effectiveness of this much needed work. We seek to raise funding to directly help these outreaches but we also roll up our sleeves and work to bring law enforcement and government officials into our efforts. By exchanging our expertise with local police officers and command staff we develop friendships and encourage direct involvement with the children in their villages and communities.
As in all countries the people we are serving live in communities that suffer from child abuse, alcoholism, and domestic violence. One of the ways we provide long term care is to train police officers in South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Haiti and other countries in methods of prevention and education. Through developing skills in Community Oriented Policing we take police officers on field exercises directly into schools to build trust with children and parents. As we "train the trainers" these officers are able to provide the much needed security for children and assist their families. Many of these children have never known what it is like to feel "safe." Many no longer have the comforting arms of a mother or father to fall into.
"Safe Harbor International exists to glorify God; to share the hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ with people living in spiritual darkness, despair and poverty."
Thank you for taking the time to look over our website but make sure to CLICK HERE to watch a professionally produced 5 minute video of our work in Sudan where our ministry with Safe Harbor began.
Click on "Our Blog" link to the left for articles from our experiences in the countries we serve as well as news links from around the world covering daily news where we have worked!
If you have any questions please contact us using our CONTACT FORM or our direct emails listed below. Thank you for caring to make a difference in the world one person at a time!
God bless you!
Dave & Nancy
Dave & Nancy McDowell
Director of International Police Training & Outreach
Safe Harbor International
Direct Cell: 541-390-2891
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com