Jim Rennie steps down as CEO from Child Impact and moves into the role of VP of Special Projects. Dr. Tom Evans steps in as CEO of Child Impact International and will oversee upcoming projects in the areas of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Zambia.
The Child Impact International board is very excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Tom Evans as the new CEO. Dr. Tom L. Evans is excited to join the team at Child Impact International as CEO beginning in August. Tom states, “God has called each of us to make a difference in this world. Investing in a child can change the trajectory of their entire life. Child Impact delivers hope and a brighter future.” Tom would like to affirm the visionary leadership of the current CEO, Jim Rennie, and the Child Impact team, along with the board of directors. As he prepares to assume leadership responsibilities beginning in August, please lift their family and the growing and life-changing ministry of Child Impact International in prayer.
I believe it is very important to keep you up-to-date and be totally honest with you regarding what is currently happening and what progress we are making in our ministry. The current situation and challenge we face is the greatest I have ever seen.
Child Impact International establishes the Rice Health and Education Appeal to distribute food and essential items to the children in Adventist mission schools, the staff and their families.
The hospital is the only church institution in Nepal operating a full hospital and emergency ward. Many children with serious medical conditions go to the hospital because they can’t afford to go anywhere else for treatment.
The support our Rice and Health fund received from Child Impact donors was essential to feeding hundreds of children and families. Here is a short clip from our field staff, students, teachers and families for the rice.
Child Impact’s CEO, Jim Rennie says “this is an important step to ensure the continued growth of Child Impact as the needs of marketing continually change.” Patricia has extensive marketing experience with various brands as well as small and large agencies.
Here is an update on the current situation, our work, and the impact of the pandemic in the countries we serve, our schools, and what our strategies are. We are faced with rapid changes that require us to make decisions quickly and to be flexible. Changes that may force us to face how some of our programs operate and the need to pivot.
Due to COVID-19 the school is facing financial problems and staff have not received any wages for the past three months. As part of Child Impact International’s Rice appeal, each staff member was supplied with a sack of rice. In India alone, to-date Child Impact has distributed over 2,500 bags of rice to those in need.
In recent months the water table has dropped and Sunshine’s water well dried up. They had limited funds for a new deeper well, so Child Impact stepped in to help fund the new well. The drill arrived on Monday and drilling started on Tuesday. After drilling and everyone praying for water, they were blessed with a 3-inch water flow. It was a successful task that produced a new deeper well and much needed water.
We have implemented an emergency sponsorship procedure to continue our focus on the children. Operating in six countries during this crisis is not easy, but our staff is working hard to ensure the best for the more than three thousand children we serve.
World-renowned violinist, Jaime Jorge produced two mini violin concerts for Child Impact International. As a way of paying tribute, Jaime dedicated the songs to the thousands of sponsored children in the six countries served by Child Impact and its supporters.