Welcome to our website. Webpastor Dot Com Ministries is a small, hands-on registered charity that started back in 1995 after we (Sue & Rocco Scarcella) visited a children's home (orphanage) at Blimbingsari, in the north-west of the island of Bali, Indonesia. Although the children in Bali were looked after quite well, we thought that, with additional help, things could be even better. Then, in 1997, we built our first website and encouraged tourists to visit the children's homes and join in helping the poor and needy children, their families and their villages.
As a result, many supporters over the years have come on board and we have seen amazing improvements in conditions at the seven children's homes of the GKPB (Bali Protestant Church) that we now support there. We regularly visit, taking supplies and funding. We have provided rice, school needs, hygiene items, Bibles, toys and clothing to the 400 or so children in their care. We also sell arts and crafts here in Australia on behalf of the children (many made by the kids themselves), to give them income and to raise more money to help themselves. Of course, as funds and opportunity permit, we have also helped children in need in other parts of Bali and Indonesia, and in various other countries, including our own: Australia.
Here in Australia, we have helped those doing it tough through the generous contributions of local residents with a heart for the needy. They have been a part of this ministry to deliver goods straight into the hands of those who need them. Some schools in the more economically-challenged suburbs of Perth have received a range of gifts: hats, scarves and gloves in a carry bag that can be used for library books, backpacks, school packs, aluminium water bottles for each child, and more stationery items such as stocked-up pencil cases, and exercise books.
We love to do the small things, both here and overseas: bring a Barbie doll to a child whose family can never afford one; provide lip gloss for a budding teen, buy a television so a children's home of soccer crazy kids can watch the World Cup, give writing books, toys, toothbrushes, clothing, pencils... little things that mean the world to them. Even if you can't persoanlly go, we or others can, and will take your love to the children. dDd you realise that as little as AUD$1 can buy a set of writing books for a child? Yes, even one person can make a difference. Are you willing to be part of the solution?
We all know that grand gestures of large organisations tend to get all the attention and often subtract their admin costs and overheads. With philanthropists doling out millions of dollars to larger charities, it may be difficult to see how ordinary people like us can affect any positive change. It all can tend to get lost in mega-processes. But through Webpasotr_Dot_Com Ministries, we have learnt that small things can make big differences in the lives of the needy here in Australia, in Indonesia and in other countries around the world, as opportunities arise! Please consider how you can join in with us to have an impact! Please email us, if you'd like to explore these possibilities! Thank you for visiting our website!