Who Doesn’t Like Cute Baby Pictures?
How can anyone not like cute baby pictures? Especially when babies are such great reminders of what’s most important in life.Continue Reading ›
In the Waiting Room
Our human thoughts can overshadow our faith, but that’s when we have to keep in mind that, “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”Continue Reading ›
Child Survival Program: A Mom’s Life in Rwanda
Clementine lives with her husband and four children in a small house made of mud in Kigali, Rwanda. When she was six months pregnant, she’d spend the day at the health center, volunteering to clean so she could take food home to her family.
The Pain and Joy of Becoming a Mom
Wongduan wiped beads of perspiration from her brow, rested her hands on her swollen abdomen, and leaned her head against the wall. Feeling nauseated, she closed her eyes, hoping to rest, but the memory of her two miscarried children haunted her.
When exactly does that happen — that our joy is snuffed out, stuffed down or smothered? What happens to stifle that unspeakable joy that used to well up at the slightest provocation?
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.
Homeless No More: One Haitian Mother’s Story
Forty-year-old Jesula was a homeless lady who slept at the church daily. While staying at the church one night, Jesula heard about the Child Survival Program.
Helping Mothers and Babies Thrive
Losing a child and seeing your child suffer are two of the most painful things a mom can face in life. This is why we provide care for mothers and babies through our Child Survival Program.
These babies are beneficiaries of our Child Survival Program.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” —Jeremiah 1:5, NIV
Help Us Rescue Babies in Haiti
Four million babies die each year in the first month of life. Half of these babies die in the first 24 hours of life. And in the aftermath of last month’s earthquake in Haiti, the risks for babies and toddlers throughout the country have increased.
As the government focuses on the immediate and critical needs facing the country, please help us help Haiti. Help us rescue babies and toddlers from these startling infant mortality statistics, statistics that don’t care about the recent crisis in Port-au-Prince … because they are a crisis of their own.
Help us rescue babies and toddlers by supporting a Child Survival Program in Vertieres, L’Estere, Cap-Haitien or Fauche.*
Your support of $20 a month provides vulnerable babies and toddlers:
- nutritious food and supplements
- ongoing health care
- physical, emotional, and spiritual development
And it provides mothers and caregivers:
- prenatal and ongoing health care
- nutritional training
- parenting-skills training
- the loving embrace of a local church
As always, our local church partners carry out our ministry, and in the case of the Child Survival Program, they contextualize the program to each situation individually.
Our church partners provide the critical interventions and build the open and trusting relationships with the mothers and caregivers that are critical to our success. Survival Specialists from the churches visit homes and educate mothers in their own environment. There, the actual needs of the baby, mother, family and community are known, seen and met accordingly.
Support a Child Survival Program in Haiti.