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Keeping Kids Healthy

This week was a child-focused week for us. We had the honor of a special guest, Paul, who directs the children's ministry we work with here. It's a child sponsorship program that helps little ones in our area get an education, have solid nutrition, shoes and proper clothing and gives them spiritual mentoring all for $25 a month. The ministry started here in 2004 and we now have 46 children.

Two things stuck out to the director of Children of Promise when he came to evaluate the program, review our accounting and interview all of the children:

First, there were three children who said they wanted to be missionaries and four that wanted to be pastors!

Second, one of the kids tithes on his sponsorship. Of the 3,700 children sponsored in 23 countries, this is the first child to do something of this nature. Awesome!
One of the joys of the visit was the opportunity to distribute mosquito nets to all the kids. Only one of the 46 children actually owed one before this week! The mosquito nets are thanks to a combined effort of Children of Promise and Missionary Ventures Christmas Projects. We were able to purchase a total of 113, so we will continue distributing the nets in the next few weeks.By the way, there are still 8 children that are waiting for sponsors. If you are interested in meeting helping a young child dream for the future, contact Children of Promise.


  1. Wow! What a testimony to the power of God's love! May these future missionaries, pastors, lovers of Jesus continue to grow in GRACE!
    Blessings on all your endeavors!


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