EarthBasic's heart is to care for women who care for others. We are your sisters, commissioned by God, who have your back while you cover the backs of others. Our ministry has two arms: one which provides a combination of free and low cost Christ-centered self-care resources for women via our Be-Held Community and store, and another which collaborates with places of refuge to provide help to caregivers and their children. The latter arm is called El Roi Ministries, based on the account of Hagar's encounter with the Living God in Genesis 16. It has as its goals:
To provide wholistic ministry to caregivers in places of refuge so that they may be empowered to sustain care for self as a prerequisite to caring for children who have experienced trauma, and in recognition of their inherent worth as persons for whom Jesus Christ died.
To train caregivers to provide sustained care to children exposed to trauma, in a way that enhances children’s relationships with God, self and others.
Join us in taking care of women and children in places of refuge for the 2020 -2021 Year
EarthBasic has had the privilege of collaborating with the Providence Methodist Church Mentorship Program to serve the women at the Jamaica National Children's Home, through a variety of workshops in pursuit of the two core objectives of El Roi Ministries. Below is a summary of the Ministry that went forth for the 2019 - 2020 year:
Tea service at the EarthBasic Caregiver Self-Care Retreat 2019.
Working Session: Peace for the Hard-Pressed, led by Be-Held Writer Margaret Armstrong at EarthBasic Caregiver Self-Care Retreat 2019.
Caregivers of the Jamaica National Children's Home engage in creative Scriptural reflection during Be-Held Writer's working session: Peace for the Hard-Pressed at EarthBasic Caregiver Self-Care Retreat 2019.
Director of the Providence Methodist Church Mentorship Program, Philippa Davies, leads the caregivers of the Jamaica National Children's Home in a reflection of the year's outreach at the EarthBasic Caregiver Self-Care Retreat 2019.
Suzanne Taylor of Quzisu handcrafted these necklaces for each woman who attended the EarthBasic Caregiver Self-Care Retreat 2019. Each necklace bore the truth: "I am fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14, NIV). Her beautiful designs may be purchased here: https://www.quzisu.com.
Some of the caregivers of the Jamaica National Children's Home at the close of the EarthBasic Caregiver Self-Care Retreat 2019.
All your donations will be tax deductible retroactively, post the acceptance of our application to be recognized as a 501 (c) (3). EarthBasic practices designated giving so that, in the event that an outreach is fully funded, your gift will be applied to remaining areas of need.