April 27, 2018
Contact: Nancy Nguyen, Founder & President
Agape Fish Fund
WESTMINSTER, CA—Agape Fish Fund is pleased to receive the 2018 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, which demonstrates our commitment to transparency. This is the second year in a row we have earned the Gold Seal. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits.
Commitment to Transparency
In order to get the Gold Seal, Agape Fish Fund shared and updated important information with the public using our profile on www.guidestar.org. Our community members and potential donors can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Find us on GuideStar at: www.guidestar.org/profile/81-3407033.
About Agape Fish Fund
Agape Fish Fund is a Christian 501(c)(3) US non-profit organization founded in 2016 in California. Our mission is to support kingdom ministries in East Asia to impact the world as Jesus commissioned. The ministries we partner with share our values—wanting to help impoverished children and families in practical and holistic ways, which includes improving their quality of life and helping them know Jesus more. Our goal is to connect individuals, communities, and churches in the West with these promising Christian poverty alleviation ministries in East Asia.
GuideStar USA, Inc. is an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. In 2016, its database provided information on 2.5 million organizations. GuideStar’s mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.
Agape Fish Fund partners with local churches and volunteers to provide meals, supplies, and Christian support for the homeless in San Jose, California.
Bug Spray and Batteries
On Saturday, April 21, 2018, our team of 8 volunteers went out to serve 8 homeless people. We distributed socks, food, toilet paper, water, hand wipes, bug spray, lotion, toothpaste, batteries, and toothbrushes.
Most of the items we handed out are staples for the homeless, but the items that impacted them the most at this time were the bug spray and AA batteries. A lot of them like to listen to the radio during the night time; meanwhile, since summer is coming soon, mosquitos have become quite troublesome, since they live near the creek.
Jerry is Employed
In the picture below, we took a group picture with Jerry, who is an African-American with the blue button-up short sleeve shirt right in the middle of the picture.
Agape Fish Fund partners with Adonai Child Rehabilitation, a Christian ministry in Kalaymyo, Burma, to provide discipleship, education, and nutrition to orphans and poor children.
Let There Be Light
Greetings in Jesus’ name. I hope that your family and all the staff of Agape Fish Fund are doing well by the grace of God. Wishing that your organization brings glory to the Lord.
I hereby would like confirm that the electricity for the orphans’ home has been installed. Thank God for His wonderful guidance for the orphans. Now the orphans no longer have problems for studying at night, worshiping at night and laying in bed. But we are still praying for electric cooking vessels. Thank you all for you concern and help for providing electricity for the orphans’ home.
In partnership with SOMEDCO, we build sturdy houses for families living in extreme poverty in Vietnam and share the gospel with them.
We thank God for the opportunity to help the Nguyen Quoc Dat family in Vietnam build a new house, in partnership with SOMEDCO.
About the Family
The father is 33 years old and works as a hired laborer, earning about $170 USD a month. The mother is 30 years old, and she suffers from poor health, which limits her ability to work as a hired laborer. Since the mother has constantly suffered from illness, the family's financial situation is very difficult. She is currently being treated for a female disease.
The family has 3 children. The first child is 9 years old and is in fourth grade at Tan Phuc 2 Primary School. The second child is 8 years old and is in third grade at Tan Phuc 2 Primary School. The third child is 3 years old and is too young to attend school.
The family is Christian and attends the Song Dinh Church. The children love God and have strong connections with their local church.
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