IMO recruits and trains volunteers, and by their concerted efforts and initiatives of short time ministry and service; project and relief response actions, have empowered many vulnerable, persecuted and indigent peoples from many nations of the world, and transforming their lives through a spirit driven developmental initiatives. IMO is committed to working with families, children and youths to reaching their full potentials through equipping, saving lives and ameliorating suffering. IMO understand that affecting people’s lives positively is another way of demonstrating true biblical faith, as true faith is evidenced by good works, while “faith without works is dead” James 14-20. This becomes the reason IMO is actively engaged in community development through serving others in the name of Christ.
FEEDING THE POOR World Bank have reported that from sub Saharan Africa to Asia and Latin America, there are about 795 million people in the world who do not get enough food to live and lead a normal active and independent life . Poverty and hunger are both imminent and prevalent all over third world nations, coupled with myriads of crises, wars, terrorism, ethnic conflicts, natural disasters, and numerous emergencies which devastate great number of the world's population, demobilizing, devastating, and rendering millions helpless, without food, water and shelter. Severe or acute hunger leads to chronic malnutrition. Hunger is not just empty stomach, but devastates the body physically and mentally, rendering even nursing mothers helpless to nurse their young ones, who themselves as their (children) are acutely malnourished. Children are rendered vulnerable unto death by acute malnutrition, as it destroys their immune system and exposed them to death through major infections. It is reported that each year, over seven million children die before reaching the age of five, and malnutrition is a key factor in over a third of these deaths. IMO has the expertise to operate in emergencies conditions of drought, natural disaster, and chronic dearth of food supply to save lives and restore communities through provision of needed resources at the time of disaster, epidemics and malnutrition.
POVERTY ALLEVIATION IMO alleviates suffering and restores lives in communities through provision and dissemination of job information and training, adult education and skill acquisition. IMO provides equipment and training of auto mechanics, construction, farming, poultry, sewing, food service, etc. IMO also provides critical assistance as food, clothing, water, medicines, literacy programs and other needed supplies in areas of severe persecution, drought, poverty, epidemic, disaster, epidemics, accidents and oppression while sharing the gospel around the world.
SANITATION , WATER RESOURCES & BOREHOLES
The demand for water is increasing at an exponential rate in many Third world nations and this is caused both by corruption and mismanagement of resources by most of their leaders. The second factor that exacerbates this problem is the issue of poverty. All across third world nations, there are sickening prevalence of bad quality water supply .The Third World Water Forum reported that clean water has become increasingly inaccessible to a vast majority of people in our world.
According to the World Health Organization, there are 2.2 million diarrhea deaths related to unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene every year. The great majority of these deaths are children in developing countries. The Environment News Service also affirms that approximately one half of indigenous people in developing countries are suffering from diseases caused directly by infection through the consumption of contaminated water or food, or indirectly by pathogens such as mosquitoes that breed in water. People have thus resigned to fetching water from questionable sources such as polluted rivers, lakes, unsafe wells and pipes. These dirty water sources are a source of water-related diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery and their likes. IMO helps to increase water availability, accessibility and improve sanitation and hygiene in most interior and hinterland villages in third world nations through drilling boreholes at proper geophysical survey sites areas with a considerable distance from septic tanks, unlined pit latrines and waste dump sites. These programs enables indigents youth in communities acquire gainful employment.