Formed as a non-profit organization in August 2001, Blessman International, Inc. was founded by Dr. Jim and Beth Blessman. Jim, a board certified family physician and pain specialist, and his wife Beth continue to lead our ministry. Operations are located in Urbandale, IA and outreach is based in Limpopo, South Africa.
Today, Blessman International has three campuses in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The Thompson Campus is where our offices and sewing center are located, as well as the Leroy Blessman Lodge of Dreams that houses guests and service teams. The Del Cramer Campus is where the Del Cramer Child Development Center operates, which includes an after school program for impoverished children, a bakery, and a small farming coop. The Mountain View Farm campus is where Blessman International has a larger farming operation that supplements the feeding centers, and additional staff housing and the Ridgway Youth Hostel.