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May 3 2013

He Go Go

he go go FI

Not every child may have the skills or desire to be in the Leadership Development Program, but they do have talents singing or dancing.

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rosa praying

We all need prayer. Some days more than others. So what if today, on the National Day of Prayer, we pray for one another?

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Cedrela Odorata trees

Beginnings may not be glamorous, but most worthy causes start small. We fail to remember little choices and little seeds can grow into something massive. Trees are a prime example.

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HAITI IT WORKS

Diane Elliot, an author, professional photographer, and business administrator of Wauconda, Illinois, willingly takes on the title of mother to children who have never had their own.

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ben mwangi_a life changed

Ben was raised in the slums of Korogocho — or the ‘city of trash’ in Nairobi, Kenya. Ben often wondered if he would be another statistic — one who died from drug addiction or disease.

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Apr 15 2013

What is True Impact?

stephanie and betty

Sooner or later, we’re all programmed to struggle with legacy and impact. Each of us is keenly aware that we’ve been engineered with talents and abilities to contribute to the world in some way while we’re here.

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prove it

What is proof of a changed life? Does it include an education or a relationship with Jesus? What does a changed life look like to you?

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samuel orlando

After his father’s death Samuel found himself on the streets at 5 years old. He felt abandoned and thought his fate was to become a drug addict or a thief.

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rural haiti

A group of women from a Lutheran church in the United States decided to sponsor Jean Chery. It was because of their sponsorship that his reality began to change.

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jey mbiro

At the age of 9, Jey was sent to prison for stealing a purse. It was from there he prayed, “God if you exist, please take me out of this prison. I don’t want to live this life any more. And when you get me out of prison, get me out of poverty.”

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olive

When The Lord’s Resistance Army came into Olive’s town in Uganda, her family was forced to flee from their home. However, things dramatically changed when she was enrolled in our program.

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gertrude school FI

Gertrude* has epilepsy. Her family initially rejoiced when she was born, but that soon changed. Three months after her birth, Gertrude started having epileptic seizures.

When her family realized her condition, they abandoned her and her mother because in their village, epilepsy is considered a curse.
In Adaboukope, Togo, where they live, nearly 80 percent of the…

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Mar 16 2013

Who Are Your Heroes?

EAST INDIA IT WORKS

In 1 Tim. 4:12, the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy not to allow others to look down upon him because of his youth. He said, ‘but be an example in your conduct, love, faith and purity’. Everyone has their own sphere of influence, regardless of age.

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a moment in time_3

How long does it take to change a child’s life? Just. One. Minute.

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Sponsored children playing soccer in Kenya

The physical needs sponsors meet on a monthly basis are undeniable, but it’s only the beginning. Sponsors have the ability to not only meet the basic needs of their sponsored child but to be a catalyst in the transformation of his or her life.

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kenya slum

Mathare is a cruel place. A slum plagued by intense poverty and violence outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Home to more than 700,000 residents.

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Armando-Elizabeth-and-children

When Joe Castillo went to Colombia to visit his sponsored child, he did not expect to attend a wedding, much less perform the ceremony.

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what would you like to know

What would you like to know about the country where your sponsored child lives?

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Feb 19 2013

Shame on Us Grownups

Lee-Ann-as-a-kid

Children are valuable to God and His creation. They are worthy of our attention, resources, time and most importantly, love.

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causeys-and-sponsored-child

There was something about this boy that Katy just couldn’t shake. How could she connect with a child when she didn’t even know his name?

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inspirational bible verse

If there is one thing Brianne has learned, it is that the truth really does set you free. And the truth can be found in the Word and the truth must live in our heart.

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christine caine

Christine Caine, founder of the anti-human trafficking organization A2, answers the question, “What is the church’s role when it comes to compassion and justice?”

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compassion-experience

This is your life. This is where you laugh, run, sleep, relate, munch, cry, hug and live. This is your story. But what about people on the other side of the world?

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childrens photography

Photos you send to your sponsored children help them visualize your world and get to know you better. Today, you can see their world through photos taken by six sponsored children in the Philippines.

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Pink-Dress1

Although she refused to say a word, one sweet girl in a bright pink outfit did not leave a visiting sponsor’s side. They had a connection that was strong although unspoken.

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