Ministry Highlight: Haiti

We began our ministry in Haiti in 1968 with the Child Sponsorship Program and in 2008, we celebrated our 40th anniversary in Haiti.

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Sickness and Death Thwarted Again by Safe Drinking Water

According to the World Health Organization, about 80 percent of all illnesses in the developing world are caused by the lack of potable water and adequate sanitation; lack of safe water is also identified among the chief causes of sickness and death in children.

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What Does the Aroma of Christ Smell Like?

Whenever our words or actions cause others to experience the love of Jesus, we leave an aroma redolent with life.

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Who Are Jesus’ Brothers and Sisters?

When we, adopted members of the family of God, sponsor, visit, love, write, protect, speak up for, adopt, and foster sponsored children in our own families we are living out the gospel. We are doing the will of our Father in heaven, and Jesus calls us brothers and sisters.

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I Want to Be Part of Something Bigger

God doesn’t want me stuck, and I don’t want to be stuck either! I want to be faithful in my little piece of world, but I also want to be a part of something bigger.

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Spirit of Service: What’s Really the Problem?

What’s preventing you from living out a Spirit of Service in your work environment or better yet, in your life?

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Ministry Highlight: Brazil

We began our ministry in Brazil in 1987 with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 2007, we started the Leadership Development Program.

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The New Slavery — Human Trafficking

Currently, more slaves exist than during the time of slave trade abolitionist William Wilberforce. But unlike in Wilberforce’s day, 80 percent of today’s slaves are women and girls; 50 percent are children. The slave trade is far from history. In fact, it is very much the shame of our world today.

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Making a House, or a Cattle Shed, a Home

When 29-year-old Vanitha got married, parents from both sides were not very happy about it. When they didn’t have a place to live, she and her husband were given a cattle shed for their home.

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How Do I Share Holiday Traditions With My Sponsored Child?

We often get questions in our contact center regarding different holidays. Things like, “What are some holidays that are special to my child?” Or, “To be sensitive to my child’s culture and customs, are there things I shouldn’t talk about?”

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