About Lifestream Foundation
Lifestream Foundation is a private foundation that began in 1995. Our goal is to change the world one life at a time by serving others in the name of Christ.
Mission Statement: 2019
Decrease the global burden of Rheumatic Heart disease through education, screening and treatment.
Increase capacity for local treatment of valve disease in under served areas through education and training of national medical workers.
Support patients with rheumatic heart disease from the screening to treatment phase by establishing local support groups.
A few of our areas of service include:
training physicians, nurses, and medical technicians who provide care to under-served people in the developing world.
supporting projects of medical missionaries in the field
providing financial support, training, and encouragement to missionaries, ministers, and their families
shipping medical and other needed supplies overseas
providing economic development or scholarships grants to selected nationals overseas
providing grants for short-term mission trips
Who We Are
Lifestream Foundation was started by Ron and Colleen Johannsen.
In 1981 we went on our first overseas mission. Our focus has been on medical education, leaving tools for those who are called to serve the poor. Seeing the overwhelming need, we developed the Lifestream Foundation to help fund projects that came to our attention.
We continue to teach and provide medical care in resource limited areas. Our goal is to improve the lives of the people we serve in the name of Christ.
What We've Been Doing
Funded projects of many missionaries who serve families that make less than $3 per day, like a preschool in Jamaica and work with refugees in Thailand.
Started a rapid screening program to identify children with early signs of rheumatic heart disease.
Training local healthcare providers in the rapid screening process.
Started doing mitral valve balloon procedure to correct the damage from rheumatic heart disease in a low resource setting.
Sent 14 nationals to school, we currently have 4 individuals on scholarship.
Given economic development grants to 5 individuals.
Donated charity funds to hospitals in 5 countries.
Built houses for many deserving national families involved in ministry.
Assisted in founding orphanages in Kenya and Ecuador.
Provided hospital equipment including generators, x-ray and ultrasound machines.
Brought 5 children to the US for cardiac surgery and multiple children sponsored for surgery in Africa.