I Will Never See My Children Starve Again
When the COVID-19 pandemic threatened Mary’s family with starvation yet again, the church stepped in with a long-term solution to feed her family.Continue Reading ›
How Does Sponsorship Help Kids Physically?
When you sponsor a child, they are helped in many different ways. Learn how sponsorship helps children develop physically.Continue Reading ›
Nicaragua Unrest: After Tourism Drops, Hunger Rises
Amidst the political unrest in Nicaragua in 2018, tourism came to a standstill. The decline meant one thing to families living in poverty in La Flor, Nicaragua: malnutrition.
QUIZ: What Do You Know About Diseases in the Developing World?
World AIDS Day is coming up on Dec. 1. This disease affects millions of people and many of the communities and children we serve around the globe. And it’s not alone. Test your knowledge of the health issues and medical conditions confronting children living in poverty with this quiz.
Giving Tuesday: Life is Precious
Eighteen-month-old Precious was suffering from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malnutrition. Under the weight of disease and neglect, her beautiful little creation of a body was under attack with no one to fight to give her life a chance.
What Happens When a Child Isn’t Sponsored?
When someone stops sponsoring a child, the Unsponsored Children’s fund fills the gap so that children can continue to receive support until a new sponsor is found. For 9-year-old Happy, this fund helped save her life.
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.
One Step Forward: Nutrition for a Malnourished Generation
As we have grown, so has the need for local churches to play a larger role in helping their communities take steps forward out of poverty. One example is the local church in the Valley of Toluca, Mexico.
Opportunity Knocking: Knockout the Poverty Bullies
Will you respond when calamity knocks? When a poor child has no defenses? When she’s cornered by the bullies of poverty?
Day of the African Child
Today is the Day of the African Child. Not a well known day for most, but an important day for the children of Africa who this day celebrates and remembers.
The African child is a resilient one, as many on the African continent must gather up great energy each day just to survive. The constant onslaught of risks and dangers that they face is more than many of us can imagine and more than any child should bear. HIV, AIDS, malaria, diarrhea, malnutrition…..just a few of the barriers that these children must overcome to live healthy and fulfilling lives.
After having spent a good deal of time living and traveling to Africa, I have been amazed and incredibly blessed by being around these children. They have taught me more than any textbook could, and have given me strength when I needed it most.
Here’s to the millions of children in Africa that could use our prayers and support as they continue to face the harshest of environments.
Let’s commit to remembering them and praying for the continued success of this ministry that seeks to serve them and bring them out of their poverty.