Wess Stafford often says that you can’t outgive the poor. Pray that your sponsored child will grow in generosity and will be willing to share what he or she has with others who also are in need.
Is it OK to think of some activities as spiritual and others as “not spiritual” but ordinary or secular? What is the danger of thinking this way, if any?
Thank God for how He is working through His Spirit to transform your sponsored child. Pray that your child would become more and more like Christ in the kindness he or she shows others.
In many of the places where sponsored children live, youth become parents while still teenagers. Pray that God would give your sponsored child courage and perseverance to stay pure.
Pray that your sponsored child would find strength and courage in the Lord for whatever they face each day.
A trip to Haiti held three surprises for a sponsor-Advocate that will remain in her heart and memory forever.
Pray that God would be working through the Holy Spirit to build faithfulness in your sponsored child’s life.
The lie that children learn in poverty is that they are nothing and that they don’t matter. Pray that this lie would be replaced in your sponsored child’s life by the truth that they are uniquely created by God for a specific purpose.
After meeting our staff and church partners on the field, reports of natural disasters, civil unrest and family tragedies suddenly becomes more personal.
Some sponsored children live in places with many bad examples around them of disrespectful and disobedient youth. Pray that your sponsored child would learn to respect their authorities.
Many sponsored children have a desire to help others, because of the help they have received from their sponsors. Pray that your sponsored child would find ways to be merciful to the people around them.
God appointed more than our times and places. He also appointed our work.
Are the needs of a man driving a Lexus the same as a man living across the globe who will never own a car? How about the needs of a family who can’t afford bread? How do their needs compare with broken families who eat in separate houses?
Many sponsored children live in places where they witness or experience injustice. Pray that God would place a deep love of justice in your sponsored child’s heart and that they would grow to become bearers of justice in their society.
Sponsored children pray and ask God for direction, for someone to love them, for provision — for more of Him. How different (or similar) are your prayers?
Pray that your sponsored child would learn to cling to God’s Word and treasure its words as their comfort and treasure.
What are you praying for? Are you ready to be the answer to your own prayer?
It is something wonderful to see the faith of a child. They believe in things that we would not be able to believe as adults.
Many sponsored children live in places where alcoholism, drug use and promiscuity are common. Pray that your sponsored child would be growing rather in the Fruit of the Spirit of self-control.
Throughout the years poverty related issues have caused us to lose sponsored children, family members of sponsored children and even some of our staff. On this Memorial Day, will you join us in remembering and celebrating the lives of these loved ones who are no longer with us?
Some of the places where sponsored children live are rife with corruption. Pray that your sponsored child would reject corruption and would be examples of honesty and integrity in their community.
Alemnesh loves ministering to children and watching them grow into mature Christian citizens. A typical day for Alemnesh is very busy — but rewarding.
Although our sponsored children don’t have access to many material resources, they have access to the immeasurable love of Christ! Pray that your sponsored child would live a life of love — committed to the love of their Lord and the love of others around them.
Are we able to extract the needs of children from the intricacies of our daily work and focus on them, even if for a moment? What are we really passionate about in our respective roles, in our daily activities?
Thank God for the church members and ministry staff who can take part in discipling our sponsored children. Pray that your sponsored child will grow in their knowledge of Christ, as well as grow deeper and deeper in His grace.