Wonderfully Made Project
By donating to the Wonderfully Made Project you are helping to make positive changes in the world.
The goal of the Wonderfully Made Project is to give to those in need whether it is in our own neighborhood or in an entirely different country.
The monies that have been raised by the Wonderfully Made Project has already helped hundreds of people in our surrounding neighborhood, Kenya, Greece, and France. With your support we will continue to hep others whenever a need arises.
THANK YOU to everyone who has already supported the Wonderfully Made Project and to those who will in the future!
WHO ARE WE HELPING?
1) OUR SURRENDERED LIVES MINISTRY
Our mission is to provide basic needs to children in Mexico, who have been abandoned, children that because of special circumstances are in situations where the parents, or family cannot care for them. We want to create a safe haven, feed them, cloth them, attend to their medical needs, give them an education and teach them vocational trades, more important, we want to give these children the nurture and the love that every child in this world should have. Our vision is to link American citizens to children in Mexico who with our help, will enable kids to develop into self-sufficient young adults, confident in the challenges that they will face on their own some day, help them have an understanding in values, as well as direction and purpose for their lives.
2) Partners Relief and Development
“War and oppression have devastating consequences on the freedom and well-being of innocent children caught in the crossfire. We’re at work in communities touched by conflict to ensure these children are protected and have all they need to reach their full potential.”
Partners is dedicated to working with Refugees, internally displaced, migrant workers, and stateless people.
REFUGEES ARE PEOPLE who are "forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster and have legal right to seek safe asylum."
Internally displaced people who are "those who are forced to flee their homes but remain within their country's borders. They are often extremely vulnerable, facing food shortages, inadequate shelter, lack of access to water, sanitation, healthcare, and education."
migrant workers are often "a country’s poorest people, working in the lowest paid and most dangerous jobs."
stateless people who have "no recognized citizenship in any country. They can experience persecution, arbitrary taxation, extortion, restrictions on movement, and limited access to education and healthcare."
The Wonderfully Made project proudly pays for 50-100% of the costs of a photo session with New Wave Photography for Make-a-wish families. families that have children suffering from major illnesses deserve to have special family moments captured on film. Learn more about our Make-a-Wish families on the New Wave Photography Blog
4) sURFRIDER FOUNDATION
The Surfrider Foundation is a community of everyday people who passionately protect our playground - the ocean, waves, and beaches -that provide us so much enjoyment.
WHAT INSPIRED US
Camp Ohana Foundation
Gonjala. Kenya, Africa
When I traveled to Kenya, Africa to work with an organization called Camp Ohana my eyes were opened to a crises that I have never seen before and a need that went beyond ‘thoughts and prayers’. Children are starving, people are dying of curable sicknesses like the flu. A vast majority of children are so poor they can’t afford a pencil to use in school let alone pay for schooling. It broke my heart to see such calamitous conditions for these people; but, what I loved more than anything else was that despite their living conditions and the lack of food and clean water their spirits were never broken. They are the most loving, giving, happy people I have ever met. They deserve a life like any other human being. The children deserve a chance to not just survive but succeed.
When I returned home I knew I couldn’t keep living my life like I didn’t see all of these things. I had to do something. So I have created what is called the Wonderfully Made Project. To me this means that all humans are beautifully and wonderfully made. Each and every one of us. I want to spread that love without boarders of geography, religion, and skin color.
Psalms 139:14 says: “I will praise You because I have been beautifully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well.”
Although I loved every program I was involved in the highlight of my trip was when I was provided the opportunity to begin and lead the first ever photography program for children in a rural village in Kenya. Because of amazing people who supported me and my trip I had disposable cameras donated to me and was able to not only teach the children about photography but give them the opportunity to go out and take pictures themselves. I SHOWED THEM HOW TO USE A CAMERA AND TAUGHT THEM THE BASICS OF TAKING PICTURES THEN LET THEM GO THROUGHOUT THEIR SMALL VILLAGE TO CAPTURE ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT CAUGHT THEIR EYE! I SET IT UP LIKE A SCAVENGER HUNT HAVING THEM TAKE PICTURES OF ANIMALS, FRIENDS, SPORTS, AND SCENERY.
I HAVE NEVER SEEN CHILDREN MORE EXCITED BEFORE IN MY LIFE! WHEN I LEFT OVER HALF OF THE CHILDREN WANTED TO GROW UP TO BE A PHOTOGRAPHER.
IT WAS SO INCREDIBLE TO SEE HOW AN OPPORTUNITY that is easily TAKEN FOR GRANTED IN THE UNITED STATES CAN BE A LIFE CHANging experience FOR THESE CHILDREN.
During my trip I also brought donations of clothing, tooth brushes, soccer balls and volley ball equipment so that the children can play a sport that they already know and love as well as learn a sport they had never seen before (VOLLEYBALL)! The trip was not just about helping these children survive but also providing them with new experiences and allowing them to know that there are people out their that care about them and want to see them thrive!
International Surf Livesaving Association
Lesbos. Greece, Europe
Calais. France, Europe
In january of this year my husband josh moroles TRAVELED TO GREECE TO AID IN THE RESCUE OF SYRIAN REFUGEES FLEEING FROM TURKEY to Greece. Using his Naval SEARCH AND rescue training josh assisted in the rescue of over 550 syrian refugees. a large majority being women, children, and elderly.
While in Greece Josh had the amazing OPPORTUNITY TO WORK ALONG SIDE HIS BEST FRIEND matt Chamberlain who IS ALSO A SEARCH AND RESCUE SWIMMER FOR THE NAvY.
IN APRIL MATT had an essay published in the Wilderness Medical Society mAGAZINE ON THEIR TIME SPENT WORKING IN LESBOS. You can
read the article here:
BOATS ON THE HORIZON By Matt Chamberlain
AFTER WORKING IN GREECE Josh VOLUNTEERED HIS TIME IN CALAIAS, FRANCE TO WORK AT THE CALAIS REFUGEE CAMP OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'JUNGLE'. In France, HE SPENT HIS DAYS BUILDING MAKE-SHIFT HOMES AND HELPING DISPLACED REFUGEES AS THEY TRY TO START THEIR LIVES OVER.
IN MAY JOSH GAVE A SPEACH AT LAS POSITAS COLLEGE IN LIVERMORE, CA ON HIS TIME SPENT IN GREECE AND FRANCE.
you can read an EXERPT from his speach BELOW.
"[During} the time I spent in the jungle I heard many stories the migrants had to share but one thing that stood out the most to me was when I met Jamal. I was walking down the main street going to our next build when a young man approached me he said to me 'excuse me do you have a second to help me out?' Thinking he was another volunteer because of how well he spoke english and how normal looking he was I responded 'Sure dude, whats up? Where we going?' He led me down to the kurdish part of the camp and we end up at this shabby little structure that was no more than 4 pieces of wood for walls, a roof, and a crooked door.
Jamal opened the door and inside was his wife and 14 month old daughter the exact same age as my son. He then asked if I could fix his door because at night the freezing wind blows in and wakes up his daughter; because no matter how hard they try to keep warm they can’t. I fixed his door and we start talking. I asked him how old he was and he said twenty-four I tell him I'm twenty-two. I tell him my son is the same age as his daughter. We talk some more and find out we have a lot in common. We are roughly the same age both married and have kids the same age, we actually look very alike, but there is one major difference. Where we were born.
I live in a cushy apartment in [Kailua, Hawaii} and he lives in a shack in the middle of The Jungle (Calais Refugee Camp) after taking his wife and infant daughter on an extremely dangerous journey across Europe. I can go almost anywhere in the world that I desire but he and his family cannot because no one wants him; they see him as a threat.
We can no longer generalize and classify these refugees. We need to treat them as what they are. Humans. What the world is making them go through is absolutely inhumane and cruel to say the least. The world needs to recognize this and make a serious change immediately. It is easy to try and ignore the issue but it is not going away.
People are suffering and dying daily. The more people who know about this issue and the more the word spreads the sooner we will see a change."