Neema House

Organization Description: 

Neema House Arusha is a 30 bed Christian rescue center for abandoned, orphaned, disabled, and at risk babies in Arusha, Tanzania. It was started in 2012 by Michael & Dorris Fortson, retired couple in their 70's. Since opening, they have saved over 64 babies and currently have 35 babies. Neema House receives abandoned babies from the hospital, babies left in empty houses and found by the roadside, and even babies thrown in open latrines and gravel pits. Since opening, they have placed 14 babies with extended families and 10 babies have been adopted. Last year, they had over 125 volunteers from 21 different countries.

4110 Cripple Creek
Temple, TX 76502
Mission Statement: 

Rescuing abandoned, orphaned and at-risk babies Reuniting children with extended families and promoting adoptions Restoring hope to women through education, business opportunities, parenting skills and spiritual guidance Renewing dignity to Aids widows.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

1.We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
2.We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3.We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.
4.We believe that, for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit and that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation.
5.We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
6.We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
7.We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender, and class differences.

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