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2014 Alleluia Fund for Outreach grant recipients

2014 Alleluia Fund for Outreach grant recipients

On December 10, Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark ratified the Alleluia Fund grant board’s recommendation to award grants to 27 congregation-based or -affiliated programs and stress a greater allocation towards food and shelter ministries. This diverse set of grantees includes community kitchens and food pantries working to address hunger in our towns and neighborhoods; shelters working with… read more

The Best Gifts Can’t Be Wrapped

The Best Gifts Can’t Be Wrapped

Celebrate and Educate! With Gifts to Friends and Loved Ones for Future Students at Good Shepherd Academy in Cameroon, West Africa Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for a loved one, friend, or colleague? Give the gift that lasts a lifetime to warm the heart of that special someone, while changing the life of a child in Cameroon. The response… read more

Change Is In the Air!

Change Is In the Air!

“Christian, our son from Good Shepherd, was chosen to be trained for the Cameroon National Football Team. Keep on moving mountains Good Shepherd!” – Sister Jane Mankaa, Founder of the Good Shepherd Home for Children, Cameroon Christian is seen above shaking hands with the Cameroonian Minister of Sports. Change is in the air and good things are happening! As fall… read more

Tears of Joy

Tears of Joy

“Woooooo! I am overjoyed at what I am seeing! The children are in bed but I want to go and get them up. I don’t think I will be able to sleep this night. My dear, the plans for Good Shepherd Academy are GREAT. I have no words to express what I am seeing…God bless you. God bless all of… read more

Making It Happen

Making It Happen

The sun was shining brightly and a slight breeze was blowing, as almost 100 actual and virtual walkers gathered on May 17th for the much-anticipated Walk With Ambe to raise funds to help build Good Shepherd Academy in Bafut, Cameroon. One step at a time, we are MAKING IT HAPPEN TOGETHER as the walk generated over $40,000 in donations. We… read more

Sunday Dinners in the South

Sunday Dinners in the South

 Future Good Shepherd Academy scholarship students from Good Shepherd Home for Children are featured in a heart-warming story of African hospitality at its best in this latest book by Celebrity Chef, Tammy Algood. “They [the Americans] were escorted to little plastic chairs that were placed on a rug and were handed bouquets of handpicked greens. Then there was dancing, singing,… read more

Ramsey nonprofit aims to eradicate human trafficking – April 2014

Ramsey nonprofit aims to eradicate human trafficking – April 2014

By Catherine Carrera, Staff Writer – Ramsey Suburban News – Over lunch about six months ago, Elizabeth Tiger heard a story about Ambe, an orphan from Bamenda, Cameroon, who at the age of 13 was kidnapped by human traffickers while on a 10-mile walk from home to school. Tiger, co-founder of the borough-based Durga Tree International, reached out to the… read more

On the Move

On the Move

Happy Spring! And with it comes a big thank you to so many of you who are Making It Happen for the children of Cameroon. Your generosity has enabled GSSLF to undertake a comprehensive water feasibility study in Cameroon on the twelve acres of land purchased to build Good Shepherd Academy. An overflowing supply of water has been found, which… read more

Barefoot Prayer, Barefoot Escape

Barefoot Prayer, Barefoot Escape

They stood in a circle around an altar of stones, built moments before on the newly bulldozed ground – three nuns and an infant, a minister, and a Good Shepherd Home teen. Barefoot, they stood on the rich brown clay of God’s earth, knowing they were on holy ground – for this was a holy day, a day of celebrating,… read more

Sleeping with Bulldozers

Sleeping with Bulldozers

“We’ve found it,” Sister Jane Mankaa exclaimed to me jubilantly over the phone last year in March. “We’ve just returned from seeing the perfect piece of property for Good Shepherd Academy. It’s not out in the bush, but close to a main road on a beautiful mountain. You will love it!” Curious as to what had occurred since our departure… read more

Walk with Ambe

Walk with Ambe

Host a fundraising Walk-A-Thon, “Walk With Ambe,” in order to raise money to construct Good Shepherd Academy in Cameroon, West Africa! We’re here to support you each step of the way! Contact us at info@goodshepherdsustainability.org. read more

Uncharted Territory

Uncharted Territory

It was a hot, sticky summer day in Cameroon in October of 2012. The rainy season was in full swing and the flies were out. Brenda Ruello and I had arrived at Good Shepherd Home for Children in Bamenda, Cameroon to visit with Sister Jane Mankaa and her grass roots team of Cameroonians who were determined to fulfill a seemingly… read more

Making a Difference in the Lives of Orphans

Making a Difference in the Lives of Orphans

Cameroon, West Africa is a country of 20 million so ravaged by the AIDS epidemic that there are an estimated 330,000 orphans in a country where there are no government programs to care for them. In step three women to the rescue: local Episcopal Priest, Rev. Canon Elizabeth Geitz, of Good Shepherd and St John Episcopal in Milford, Brenda Ruello… read more