In spite of the seeming silence, REST has remained active in different ways, supporting families and communities in need.
- Child sponsorship of two children of a family of six who lost their mother, “the breadwinner” of the family, through breast cancer in 2012. While the rest of the children are being cared for by other members of their family to lesson the load of their father, REST has been sponsoring two of the children through school. One of them has graduated from high school and is planning on studying Fashion Design in post-secondary. She still needs assistance. The other is in elementary school.
- Support of a family of seven children including a set of twins whose mother died after the birth of the twins. Because their father is unable to care for them, their aunt decided to take care of them. REST supports the family focusing on the twins by helping them through school.
- REST also supports a local charity, Teen Mother Choices, to carry out their goal of “transform[ing] the lives of young mothers who choose to parent their babies” rather than choosing to abort.
- REST has supported a ministry in India to help carry out their work.
- REST has also supported crisis areas, e.g., Nepal Earthquake – through United Vision Nepal.
Note: There is nothing like social welfare or government family support in Nigeria and most poor developing countries in Africa and Asia, such as India.