Who we are
Crystal ministries is a charity that is passionate about empowering children with mental and developmental delays while transforming lives and communities with the word of God operating in Cameroon.
The spirit of the lord is Jehovah is upon me: because Jehovah hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bring up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.
THE NEEDS IDENTIFIED ON THE GROUND
While we work with children with disabilities, a lot of our focus is on children with mental and developmental delays. In Africa and especially in Cameroon where we operate , so much remains to be done in this area.
At the start of our outreach activities, we first noticed that several children with learning disabilities were kicked out of school, most of them labeled “crazy“.
Teachers and schools had no idea what to do with these children .
It then got to our attention the unexpected high numbers of children with developmental and mental delays we identified within the various communities.
Parents and families with these children had no idea how to help the children and felt completely hopeless.
There were no support systems or experts in the region who could advise these caretakers and families with zero awareness about these disabilities in the region and almost no support systems for the child and families
Crystal set off with the goal to somewhat fill this vacuum in the communities while creating awareness and changing perceptions around disabilities to the extend that it was possible . We sought to provide holistic support to the children as we integrated the family and community in our aid package.
With the help of partners, donors, individual donations, we have been able to work with hundreds of children and families directly each year. Also impacting communities carrying a population of over seven hundred thousand people.
There is still so much to be done. The prayer is; word goes out so that more are encouraged to get involved
We believe at Crystal that love is such a powerful force but it does much more for a life when it is carried with the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Then comes in the need to also and especially empower communities with the word of God and everything it has to offer.
Love, Life, Power is our prayer
It is our hope for the children and communities we work with.
Recognizing and nurturing the crystal in every child.
The word of God
We preach life through the word of God
Empowering families to be self-sufficient and have hope for the future.