Our Story

Sheltering Wings was founded in June 1999 by a single missionary, Ruth Cox. Our mission, grounded in 2 Corinthians 5:17-20, inspires and challenges us to find ways to offer the reconciliation of Christ to the nations. Today, Sheltering Wings has more than 20 long-term missionaries and hosts many short-term missionaries. As an organization, we send missionaries to the field while partnering with the Church to ensure their pastoral care and support.

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Through work, related to both relief and development, Sheltering Wings’ missionaries look for effective ways to share the love of Christ in word and in deed. A few of our primary ongoing projects include:

  • Planting and developing orphan care including an orphanage, foster care programs, milk programs, adoption, and more.

  • Building and equipping schools, medical clinics, and churches to support local communities in poverty-stricken areas.

  • Working side by side with the local churches to help, support and spread the Gospel.

  • Bringing clean water along with the ‘Living Water’ to many dry and thirsty villages through well-drilling projects.

  • Developing a thriving child sponsorship program that sends more than 500 children to school.

  • Caring for widows through a widows’ sponsorship program, which provides pastoral visits and small baskets of food to each widow every month.

  • Equipping widows and women in crisis to learn a trade and support themselves with a micro-business plan

Sheltering Wings projects and the number of missionaries have grown rapidly as our vision has expanded to emphasize a greater need for partnerships in the Gospel with “all saints in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 1:3-5. We encourage other believers to participate in our projects, pray for us, and to join us in the field to explore God’s call to missions.