At Crystal Ministries, we draw deep inspiration from the word of God, particularly 1 John 4:8-10 which affirms that anyone who does not love does not know God because God is Love. God’s love was made manifest among us when He sent His only Son into the world so that we might live through Him. We also resonate with 1 John 4:16, which highlights our knowledge and belief in God’s love for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God and God abides in them. Love is at the heart of our ministry, and we strive to live in alignment with this profound truth.
Given the importance that Love plays in our Christian lives we especially show love across these areas; Crystal Rehab Center, our Education program and through our Health and Physiotherapy program.
We provide basic rehabilitation services, like learning through play and arts, basic occupational therapy and life skills, and then providing a safe space where these children can come together to learn the word of God, worship, Pray. The center will provide space where children can learn self love and confidence. The center provides a safe place where the children can learn agape love and to love themselves as Jesus Christ loves them.
We help to identify strengths and talents in the child and help encourage the parents to grow these.
Through our education program, we have sponsored children with disabilities into mainstream education and special education program. We have worked with several schools in the Bui division of the North West Region of Cameroon providing tuition and other needs that help these children to effectively study.
Also we provide basic training about learning disabilities for teachers in mainstream schools. The goal is to create more inclusive classrooms for children with learning disabilities.
Crystal Ministries is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children with special needs in communities facing accessibility challenges. Through counseling, support, home visits, and outreach efforts, we reach out to those living in areas with poor road conditions, ensuring they have access to essential healthcare and medications. In addition, we provide surgical services and cover medical expenses for families who are unable to afford them. As part of our commitment to growth, we continually seek expertise in speech therapy, occupational therapy, and other essential areas.
Crystal Ministries offers physiotherapy services to children in need. Our dedicated physiotherapist provides support through in-person sessions and home visits, ensuring parents receive the necessary assistance in carrying out physiotherapy activities at home. We also strive to raise awareness about mental and developmental delays, offering valuable information on how to best support children facing these challenges.
In addition, we have collaborated with local resources to provide equipment for physiotherapy, specifically targeting families in difficult situations. Our extensive outreach activities further contribute to our mission of helping children access the physiotherapy they require.
Life at Crystal is manifested across Crystal Word Ministries through bible courses and Christian leadership and discipleship.
We provide bible courses to aspiring evangelists and ministers of the gospel who want to serve God and do not have any form of education that equips them to spread the gospel.
Christian leadership and discipleship
We offer Christian leadership to children of God by spreading the word of God and running bible study groups where we build disciples for Christ, train them into leaders and then send them to continue building disciples for Christ. This mission is inspired by the word of God in Mathew 28:19-20 that says;
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you ad surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Our mission is to ensure that all servants of God are equipped with the gospel and with the resources they need to spread the gospel and make more disciples of Jesus Christ.
Power at Crystal is manifested through empowerment, which is done through life coaching, Christian counseling, mentoring and economic empowerment.
We help people identify where they are at when they meet us and help them set clear goals moving onwards for their children’s development, their families economic and spiritual wellbeing. Through life coaching we help people achieve greater fulfillment. Proverbs 11:14 says that
“Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in abundance of counselors there is safety”
Economic empowerment remains of the essence as a lot of families live bellow the poverty line. Over the years we created associations of parents of children with disabilities currently having over twenty associations each holding a minimum of 30 members. We work through the associations providing petit business trainings, encouraging savings and others. Individual economic schemes are provided to families in dire economic need
ADVOCACY AND SENSITIZATION
Be a voice for children with disabilities and encouraging local stakeholders to create inclusive communities for these children. We work with stake holders in the communities to remind them of the need to make the communities more inclusive for these children.
Founder Rosine Makanaky
A compassionate advocate for parents of children with special needs.