it's time to build again

the goal is to build about half a dozen more classrooms and a few offices

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we have 335 children waiting for support

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vineyard christian school

education made accessible to a non-educated people

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let's build again

We’ve outgrown our space.

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sponsor a child

335 sponsors needed.

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our new school

VCS, a daily miracle to us.

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our mission is simple

We are a ministry dedicated to assisting leaders in the local church and their communities as they strive to transform the lives of impoverished children and families through the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

our mission is simple

We are a ministry dedicated to assisting leaders in the local church and their communities as they strive to transform the lives of impoverished children and families through the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

we do this in this in 3 ways

education

on the grounds of a former prairie lies a newly constructed and much needed learning facility

sewing program

instilling self-dignity and independence to the caregivers of the community while feeding kids

sponsorship

we were all made to connect, all made to be loved, and all made to soak up encouragement

3 ways it’s done

education

On the grounds of a former prairie lies a newly constructed and much needed learning facility.

sewing program

Instilling self-dignity and independence to the caregivers of the community while feeding kids.

sponsorship

We were all made to connect, all made to be loved, and all made to soak up encouragement.

be the change a child needs

sponsored kids

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to full sponsorship

waiting kids

be the change

sponsored kids

%

to full sponsorship

waiting kids

2016 building campaign

we’ve outgrown our 6-classroom building established in 2015, so it’s time to grow again with an additional 6-classroom building inclusive of offices and a library.

building campaign

We’ve outgrown our 6-classroom building established in 2015, so it’s time to grow again with an additional 6-classroom building inclusive of offices and a library.

Vineyard Christian school has 406 students, but many of them have been asked to wait until the next set of classrooms are built to begin attending because we simply do not have space for everyone in the current classrooms. That means it’s time to build again! This is going to take creativity, hard work, and lots of prayer. But we are used to it. This type of project is what Under His Umbrella began with and since we are in God’s plan we know He will see it through.

current phase goal = $25,000

  • 1%

total school funded = $30,000

  • 55%

cost insight

  • Walls = $15,000
  • Doors & Windows = $2,280
  • Roof = $16,500
  • Concrete = $10,950
  • Desks = $1,500
  • Labor = $7,790

current goal = $25,000

  • 0%

total funded = $30,000

  • 55%

why are we building?

Vineyard Christian school has 406 students, but 40 of them have been asked to wait until the next set of classrooms are built to begin attending because we simply do not have space for everyone in the current classrooms. That means it’s time to build again! This is going to take creativity, hard work, and lots of prayer. But we are used to it. This type of project is what Under His Umbrella began with and since we are in God’s plan we know He will see it through.

cost insight

  • Walls = $15,000
  • Doors & Windows = $2,280
  • Roof = $16,500
  • Concrete = $10,950
  • Desks = $2,480
  • Labor = $7,790

project updates

phase 1: update 1

We sent funds to begin the foundation and within 7 days the work was complete! Over 80 villagers and a few skilled workers get things done quickly! Now we must fund both the walls and the roof at the same time. We will need a little over $30,000 to achieve this building milestone.

phase 1: update 2

Many hands get the job done quickly! Building again means that there are jobs for the villagers! And boy are they thankful for the work! Within a weeks time the walls (for one of the new buildings) are almost done! Please consider donating today! Let’s build this school together!

phase 2: update 1

He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. (Job 5:9) We are thankful that the walls are done and we now have provisions for the roof! We were also able to lay cement in two of the classrooms!

phase 1: update 1

We sent funds to begin the foundation and within 7 days the work was complete! Over 80 villagers and a few skilled workers get things done quickly! Now we must fund both the walls and the roof at the same time. We will need a little over $30,000 to achieve this building milestone.

phase 1: update 2

Many hands get the job done quickly! Building again means that there are jobs for the villagers! And boy are they thankful for the work! Within a weeks time the walls (for one of the new buildings) are almost done! Please consider donating today! Let’s build this school together!

phase 2: update 1

He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. (Job 5:9) We are thankful that the walls are done and we now have provisions for the roof! We were also able to lay cement in two of the classrooms!

upcoming events

crab boil 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 6:00pm we will be having a crab boil to benefit Under His Umbrella. There will be a live auction, silent auction, awesome seafood, and great fellowship. The best part is you will be helping children get an education, providing skills training for the impoverished, and feeding the malnourished.

The Event will be held at the home of Travis & Amber Ellis 9624 Laramie Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93314.

  • Table Sponsor of  people $1,000
  • Individual Ticket $100

Download information flyer

dessert auction – save the date

September 15, 2016 at 6:45pm we are honored to be part of a dessert auction to benefit Under His Umbrella. Great fellowship, great desserts, great purpose. Come out and support Under His Umbrella as we seek to provide education, skills training, and food to those we serve in Bugesera.

The Event will be held at Coconut Joe’s Banquet Hall, 4000 Easton Drive. Bakersfield, CA 93314.

upcoming events

crab feed 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 6:00pm we will be having a crab boil to benefit Under His Umbrella. There will be a live auction, silent auction, awesome seafood, and great fellowship. The best part is you will be helping children get an education, providing skills training for the impoverished, and feeding the malnourished.

The Event will be held at the home of Travis & Amber Ellis 9624 Laramie Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93314.

Table Sponsor of  people $1,000
Individual Ticket $100

Download information flyer

dessert auction

September 15, 2016 at 6:45pm we are honored to be part of a dessert auction to benefit Under His Umbrella. Great fellowship, great desserts, great purpose. Come out and support Under His Umbrella as we seek to provide education, skills training, and food to those we serve in Bugesera.

The Event will be held at Coconut Joe’s Banquet Hall, 4000 Easton Drive. Bakersfield, CA 93314.