Building Hope

This is what happens a company takes a redemptive approach to their business. TYGES International is also a partner with 3e Restoration Inc ( and partners with us as a “3e Coach” to alleviate homelessness by offering job interview training and resume building skills for our friends living through homelessness. It is a great company making good things happen to other people in incredible ways. It is also led by a dear friend of mine and fellow co-laborer in God’s work, Tim Saumier. I am grateful for them.

Please, read this post Tim wrote as they help my church family partner with CRF (Christian Relief Fund) to build an orphanage for 200 children living through homelessness in Eldoret Kenya.

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By Tim Saumier, President of TYGES International

We were fortunate to have Francis Bii visit our office in Williamsburg, VA – Francis is the gentleman Kenya - Frances Biiwho is the primary point of contact in Kenya (Elderot) that is building an orphanage that will house 200 orphans with AIDS. We have joined in with this vision to help build this orphanage.  We are doing our part at TYGES by making placements (Connecting Great People with Great Companies).  For each placement, TYGES will donate $100.00 toward this cause. The plan is to break ground on the orphanage later this year.

More than building 200 rooms…we’re building hope for 200 kids that have no where to go.

TYGES has partnered with Williamsburg Christian Church (Fred Liggin is the pastor) and the church itself has stepped up and said it will collectively raise $110,000 this year to build the orphanage – so we are in essence donating money to…

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About Fred

Fred came to serve greater Williamsburg and WCC as lead pastor in October of 2010 and is grateful to be a part of the family. He is a husband, father, certified trauma professional, S.T.A.R. (strategies for trauma awareness & resilience) practitioner, community organizer, TEDx alum, founder of 3e Restoration, Inc. and co-owner of Philoxenia Culture LLC. He received his B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and his Master’s of Religious Education in Missional Leadership from Rochester University. Currently he is a candidate for a Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology in at Northern Seminary in Chicago. Fred has also served as an adjunct professor for Rochester University and Regent University where taught courses in philosophy, ethics, leadership, pastoral care, intro to Christianity, and ethnography. He has also served as a guest lecturer on the subjects of racialized cultural systems, poverty, and missiology at various universities, such as William & Mary and Oklahoma Christian University. Fred has authored on book (Racialized Cultural Systems, Social Displacement and Christian Hospitality) and several curriculum offerings, including The FloorPlan: Living Toward Restoration & Resilience. Fred enjoys hanging out with his family anytime, anywhere. He is deeply grateful for how God graciously works through the Church in all her various forms, despite our brokenness. He is passionate about seeing the last, least, and lonely of every neighborhood, city and nation experience God’s in-breaking kingdom, and come to know Jesus as King. Oh, and his favorite season is Advent and Christmas. Fred is a founding member of the board of directors for Virginia Racial Healing Institute, a member of the leadership team for Williamsburg's local chapter of Coming to the Table, and a member of Greater Williamsburg Trauma-Informed Community Network's Racial Trauma Committee and Training Committee.
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1 Response to Building Hope

  1. bishopdfaith says:

    Excellent, wonderful article. Praise God for His working in you both & many others for this effort in advancing His Kingdom! Blessings, Dave


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