About the Ministry

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…”

– James 1:27

Since 2003, our efforts and prayers have been focused on raising funds to provide high quality Christian education, responsible microloans, church planting assistance and humanitarian services in Kenya and East Africa as God directs. We are a group of Christian educators, corporate executives, medical professionals and business leaders who have been called by God to volunteer our time and expertise to partner with Christian ministers in Kenya. 100% of all donations received go to Kenya. Our board members take no salary. We cover all the operational expenses of the ministry (e.g. postage, wire transfers, banking, website hosting) so that all funds donated by our partners actually go to the people we are trying to help. We consider it a privilege and honor to serve Christ by serving some of the poorest people on the planet.

Mission Statement:

The James 1:27 Project is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity. We work with Christian pastors in Kenya and other African nations to support the financial needs of their communities. Our call is to:

  • Support women through responsibly sourced micro-loans so they can become business owners and provide for their families  
  • Support children through Christian education 
  • Support orphans through the establishment of Children’s Homes 
  • Support communities by providing medical care and food 
  • Support church growth by financing church plants

Current Projects:

“A high quality education is the key to alleviating economic poverty; a Christ-centered education is the key to alleviating the poverty of the soul.”

– Jackie Matthews, Chairman and Co-Founder of The James 1:27 Project

It all started in a 4th grade classroom in Tacoma, WA. A group of elementary students at a small, urban private Christian school met a Pastor from Kenya who shared with them what life was like for the children in his village. The students were so heartbroken to hear about the hunger, poverty, violence and disease that children their same age faced that they wanted to help. They began to pray. With the help of their teachers and families, these students formed a business and began raising money to build a school in Kenya so the children there could have a safe place to go every day, to learn about God, receive a quality education and have a nutritious lunch. The Lord heard their prayers and blessed the work of their hands….


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    How You Can Be Involved

    We are so very grateful for your interest in serving the dear people of Kenya and Africa. The Lord loves a cheerful giver and His heart is blessed when He sees His children serving one another out of an outpouring of love for Him and His people.

    Did you know?
    You can now donate via text messaging. Simply text GIVE to (817) 662-2041

    Please consider checking with your employer to see if they offer a matching donor program. This can be a great way to double the impact of your donation and help children in need. Thank you!

    Agape Life Christian Academy, a K-8 Christian School in Eldoret, Kenya. 100% of your donation goes to Kenya. We cover all administrative costs and operational expenses.

    Student Sponsorship: $30/month provides tuition, daily lunch, school uniform and school supplies. If you feel led to sponsor a child, you can either set up to pay $30 automatically once a month OR pay $360 once for the year. You will receive a picture of the student, a brief bio and an annual report with a tax receipt.

    Vegetable garden, 10 rabbits and 100 chickens: $600

    School Bus: $16,000 (used bus to carry the smallest students to and from school who live miles away).

    Jesus said, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing…If you abide in me, and my words abide I you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified; that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.” John 15: 4-5, 7-8 ESV

    Without prayer, this is all just finite, human activity. This must be God’s work, done God’s way for God’s glory.

    Please join us in praying for the students at Life Centre Agape School and the orphans in the Children’s Home. Please pray for their safety, their health, for God to provide for all of their needs, for their ability to learn and grow, and that they would become leaders in the cause of Christ in their generation- loving and serving God.

    Please pray for Bishop Milton Sarara and his wife Rachel, their family and all those under their ministry care: safety, good health, for God to meet their needs and bless the work of their hands.

    There are also several, exciting opportunities to serve God by blessing His people through your financial support. The Lord is moving in a mighty way in Kenya and East Africa and we consider it pure joy to be a blessing to these dear people.

    Any amount is greatly appreciated and 100% will be used to help finance a business through our responsibly source micro-loan program. 

    Temporal church structure: $3,000.

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