I wrote last week about Justice (link here) and mentioned that we are focusing in India and Guatemala with IJM (www.ijm.org). They are advocating for vulnerable children. Another way we engage with advocacy for children is through child sponsorship. More than an organizational connection, it is a relationship with an individual child. This is “proactive justice”, as each sponsor brings hope to a child by supporting their education, health, nutrition and spiritual development. Each child’s family is impacted positively, as the child is no longer a burden to the family but a blessing.
Our number of sponsors continues to fluctuate at Connection Pointe but we are still strong. I love the ongoing commitment all the sponsors have for these children! This continues to be our biggest point of engagement globally as a church. We have yet to reach our goal (called 1+1) of having one child sponsored by a Connection Pointe member for every child that attends Kid City on a weekend. But I believe we have the capability to do so.
Over the next two weeks there will be a few guest posts on Global Notes, to bring some different views on child sponsorship. These will all be from key people committed to our partnership in Guatemala. Hear their hearts and pray about any further steps you need to take in bringing hope to another child. Besides Guatemala, we also can help direct you with sponsoring a child in Kenya, eSwatini, India and the USA. Contact Teresa.
But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Luke 18:16)
Til next time,