In His Steps International

Colorado Spgs, CO   |  www.in-his-steps.org

Mission

In His Steps International (IHSI) is an international Christian organization dedicated to training, equipping, empowering, and encouraging the saints for works of service, with the purpose of building up the body of Christ and reaching and helping those He came to save.

In His Steps is passionate about transforming lives spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, economically and socially. With Jesus as our example, our vision is to see people set free from affliction, deprivation and oppression. We accomplish these goals through a multi-faceted, holistic approach, addressing both practical and spiritual needs as we share God's love with Cambodians young and old. We provide help, support, and edification to local communities, a home and family for orphaned and at-risk children. We offer education, medical care, and a better way of life to the desperate poor. To learn more about IHSI, please visit us at http://ihsionline.org.

Sak Saum, the Khmer word for “dignity”, is a part of the ministry designed to help at-risk and trafficked women through counseling, education, and job skills training. Women in our program receive counseling, are trained in income-generating skills, receive life-skills mentoring, and take part in daily devotional times. We also provide housing for those without a safe place to stay and childcare for women with young children. To learn more about Sak Saum directly, please visit http://www.saksaum.com.

Ruling year info

2007

Principal Officer

Eric Hanson

Main address

Po Box 60146

Colorado Spgs, CO 80960 USA

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EIN

20-1911331

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Protestant (X21)

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Our programs

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Loaves and Fishes

Our Loaves and Fish program provides food, vitamins, hygiene supplies, clothing, medical care, and education to orphans, widows, and the desperately poor.

Population(s) Served

Sak Saum is a ministry dedicated to the rescue, restoration, transformation and rehabilitation of vulnerable and exploited women and men.

Sak Saum is pioneering a model of self-sustaining ministry. From the beginning, our goal has been to create a nurturing, empowering, restorative program which facilitates vocational training in sewing, excellent products, and community development. We believe in the union of powerful, life-changing outreach with effective, excellent business.

Population(s) Served

In the summer of 2009 we planted a church in Saang, and in 2014 we will be celebrating our 5-year anniversary! Staff from our Khmer leadership team pastor the growing congregation, with the Hansons serving as apostolic advisors. In addition to weekly services, GCCS has women’s and men’s groups, youth discipleship, ecumenical events, children’s ministry, Sunday School, nursery, counseling, benevolent programs, and more.

Population(s) Served

As the need arises, we offer emergency relief and supplies such as food, vitamins, clothing, beds, tarp roofs, water filters, hygiene supplies, and school supplies to those in need.

In collaboration with local government, we also provide seminars and events to raise awareness of community issues (health and hygiene, family management, anti-trafficking, family issues, domestic abuse, etc) and offer practical and Biblical solutions to the community.

Population(s) Served

Father’s House, a facility for orphaned, at-risk, and trafficked children, is not simply an orphanage, but a home for children without a family. In the Cambodian orphanage system, children often become more segregated from and marginalized by the communities which already saw them as “broken”. They grow up poorly equipped to face life outside this system, remaining highly vulnerable to trafficking and very likely to perpetuate the dysfunction and brokenness they have experienced with their own future families. Restoring the foundation of family is the core goal of Father’s House. Though each child comes from different backgrounds, they all need the stability, provision, discipline and love that only a family can provide!

As FH kids receive nurturing, care, and education, old mindsets are being overturned and replaced with the knowledge that in God they have hope and a good future. Fear is being exchanged for confidence. Self-pity is being replaced with gratitude. Many are active in church ministries; leading worship, visiting the sick, and helping with Sunday School. Children who were labeled as outcasts, illiterates, and troublemakers are now proving themselves to be achievers and leaders!

Population(s) Served

An offshoot of GCCS in-house ministry is our Pastor's Fellowship and pastoral care services. GCCS provides monthly pastor’s fellowship meetings, pastoral training opportunities, Biblical counsel and more, with the goal of strengthening unity and building partnerships to increase the efficacy of the Body of Christ in Kandal Province.

When we host short-term teams, we often find ways for them to collaborate with neighboring churches during their outreach. We also look for ways to provide ongoing help and resources to churches in our Fellowship, including Bible donations, training for worship leaders and youth pastors, marriage and funeral services, etc.

Population(s) Served

The Kairos Training Center is our most recent building and is designed as a venue to expand the ongoing programs at our ministry campus. It provides a community-friendly space where discipleship, education, and fellowship can all take place, as well as an outdoor playground area for local children.

In addition to being the hub for all Gospel Community Church programs, the KTC offers English classes, computer classes, educational events, youth and children’s programs, pastoral care, discipleship training, leadership development, cultural arts training, a children’s reading room, an on-site nursery for children of Sak Saum women, a gathering space for community events, and more.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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In His Steps International (IHSI) and Sak Saum’s vision focuses on two key areas. First, the restoration and rehabilitation of trafficked, abused and at-risk Cambodian men, women and children through holistic programs. Second, an intentional, broad spectrum community development work in rural Cambodia which focuses on job creation, skill development, education and leadership development. The overarching goal is to see Cambodians empowered to create a better life for themselves, their children and their community.

IHSI and Sak Saum believe in working holistically whenever possible. IHSI has a number of programs which accomplish these goals. They have a Loaves & Fish program which helps with rice supplements, school tuition/uniform costs, and additional tutoring as needed for orphans. Father’s House is a safe home for abused and exploited children who live in a family environment with a house mother and father. There is a soccer team which reaches youth in the community and focuses on teamwork and confidence-building. Plus IHSI offers daily English classes, literacy training, weekly children and youth programs, and a church service. Sak Saum’s program focuses on vocational training for both vulnerable and exploited men and women in several areas — sewing, metal working, jewelry making, coconut carving, and fiber extraction. Sak Saum also addresses a variety of important subjects through leadership training and counseling courses such as drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, human trafficking, debt bondage, and the importance of building healthy, loving families. Whenever possible, Sak Saum works with the entire family unit, believing this is the ultimate key to community development and transformation. For this reason, Sak Saum also has two day care programs which provide assistance to mothers, encouraging them to value their children while giving them an opportunity to earn income.

IHSI has a Kairos Training Center that serves as the site for daily educational opportunities and church/community-wide meetings and seminars. The Father’s House program is in a community house on the same property so that the children have the opportunity to take advantage of the daily/weekly programs. Sak Saum’s vocational training center is located on the same property and employs 45+ sewers at fair trade salaries. They also have a Brother’s House vocational/restorative program which focuses on outreach to young men and provides them with training in metal working and coconut carving. Sak Saum also has two community houses nearby which provide safe places for the young women and their children participating in their program. IHSI and Sak Saum recently purchased additional property to allow for expansion of the soccer program and Sak Saum’s vocational training center.

After a decade of intentional work in the Saang community, IHSI and Sak Saum are starting to see some wonderful long-term fruit. Individuals that started as children in English classes are now forming a core group of teenagers eager to serve and help their families and community. Men and women participating in Sak Saum have started voluntarily doing outreach to the elderly and handicapped in their community. This is the essence of success in community development — nationals — healthy, thriving and restored — reaching out to strengthen their own community. IHSI and Sak Saum wish to expand and deepen this work. Over the next year, there are plans to double the capacity of Sak Saum’s training center allowing for more job creation. The property will also make room for a soccer field/sports facility that will serve the local community. Over the next five years, the goal is to replicate this model in surrounding nations.

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In His Steps International

Board of directors
as of 06/02/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Eric Hanson