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Wellspring International was established in 2004 by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM). A humanitarian arm of the organization, Wellspring International is an extension of the central focus of RZIM, where we live out what we preach and defend. Through a process of due diligence, the vision of Wellspring is to identify and financially equip existing organizations aiding women and children at risk, as well as to provide individual scholarships to support education, healthcare, and basic living needs.
Wellspring International exists to empower you to impact the lives of women and children in need around the world. One hundred percent of donations designated for Wellspring are distributed to projects overseas that we have researched and vetted. Through a comprehensive process of due diligence, we research existing efforts so that our donors do not have to do so. Once a project is adopted, we enter into a contractual agreement with the organization to outline the details of the project and the specific management and use of funds. Throughout the project, Wellspring documents the progress and process on your behalf. You can be confident that with regular site visits, audit reports, and project management, Wellspring is looking out for your best interest and preserving the integrity of your contribution to a particular need. By connecting you to genuine need, together as partners we impact a world far beyond ourselves.
It is our privilege to aid organizations that embody four principle aspects we believe are vital to this effort: RESCUE, liberating individuals from destructive environments; REHABILITATION, offering programs that provide treatment, and healing for physical, and emotional needs; RESTORATION, a period of respite, and renewal, that they may embrace a new hope, and freedom, claiming confidence, and independence; RE-ENTRY, providing homes, vocational training, and job opportunities.
“RZIM is an apologetic ministry. We are here to lift the intellectual veil that casts a blinding shadow upon the eyes of the thinker…not all shadows are imagined. Some are real. The pain and suffering of people is real. Wellspring is ‘practical apologetics.’ Love is the most powerful apologetic. It is the essential component in reaching the whole person in a fragmented world. The need is vast, but it is also imperative that we be willing to follow the example of Jesus and meet the need.”
Director Naomi Zacharias
Naomi Zacharias was graduated from Wheaton College with a BA in Business/Economics. After working in sales for Coca-Cola, she joined the staff of RZIM. She accepted a fulltime internship in the Office of Public Liaison at The White House and returned to RZIM to help launch Wellspring International, an initiative devoted to providing financial grants to international efforts working with at-risk women and children. Naomi has visited with women in red-light districts across Europe and Asia; foster homes for children affected by HIV/AIDS throughout Asia and Africa; displacement camps in Uganda and areas of the Middle East offering aid to Iraqi refugees; areas devastated by natural disaster; and international shelters for victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.
In 2004, Naomi authored a chapter on women and education in Zealous Love: A Practical Guide to Social Justice, published by Zondervan. In Real Women, Real Faith (DVD Volumes 1 &2), Naomi is one of six speakers leading sessions on Old and New Testament female Bible characters. Her first book, The Scent of Water: Grace for Every Kind of Broken, was released by Zondervan in 2011. She has also contributed two essays included in the recently released NIV Bible for Women: Fresh Insights for Thriving in Today’s World, published by Zondervan in 2015.
Naomi and her husband, Drew, currently reside in Atlanta, Georgia.