Blessman International

Urbandale, IA

Founded: 2001

Tel: (515) 343-5920


Top LeaderDr. James Blessman

Donor Contact: Ms. Lisa Berry Dirks

Member Since: September 30, 2015

Financial Data

   Cash Donations $963,286
   Noncash Donations $511,200
   Other Revenue $168,852
   Total Revenue $1,643,338
   Total Expenses $1,624,952
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
Other $0
Total Change
   in Net Assets
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Total Assets $937,250
Total Liabilities $211,293
Net Assets $725,957
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Blessman International, its donors and volunteers provide South African children and young adults with God’s love and eternal hope through faith formation and programs to feed hungry people, foster food-secure communities, and offer dignity through provision of basic water and sanitation needs. Their vision is within the next ten years, every child in Limpopo, South Africa, will have access to food, water and sanitation, and hope through Jesus Christ. Blessman International hosts approximately eleven mission teams to South Africa each year. Team members engage in shoe ministry and optical outreaches, construction projects, feeding programs, farming, and working with orphaned children. Blessman International plays a role in feeding 20,000 children every week through food distribution, farm products, gardens, and wild game meat. They distribute reusable feminine hygiene kits while teaching abstinence, provide sports programs, facilitate addiction recovery and more.

Blessman International is engaged in training students and families in agriculture methods, poultry production, and fish farming. Food raised is used to support child feeding programs, school feeding programs and sustainable food sources for communities.
Blessman International is involved in the distribution of food and providing food for 7,500 children weekly in South Africa.
Blessman International is engaged with poor rural schools in rural South Africa to provide safe, clean, environmentally friendly toilets for children and communities.
Donations can take on many forms. We are looking for sewn items such as tassel tied fleece blankets, clothing, rag dolls, eyeglass cases etc. Patterns for many of these items are available on our website as well as information on where to send them. If you can sew, you can bless a child in need!
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