“Our Children, Our Future.” “Children: The Hope of the Future.” These are a few of many quotes that indicate the importance of children in a given generation; and this is so true to third world countries as well. Building the future of a child is so vital to the good dynamic changes a country or nation and the world would experience. But for many children in poor areas of the world, there is nothing such as good food (nutrition), health, cloth, shelter and education. These children are so much exposed and vulnerable to all sort of poverty effects, mal-nutrition, diseases and lack of education.
Action Jesus Christ International child sponsorship program is giving an opportunity to children from poor areas and families to survive, thrive and become who God created them to be, and do the things God created them to do on earth. This starts from partners and sponsors who want to share the love of God through Jesus Christ by reaching out to these children from far and make them feel loved and special to someone somewhere who cares about their well being.
Our strategy is trying to findd out the primary human basic needs of these children and tackling the root causes, bring rapid, effective and lasting solutions, hope and a future to these beloved children of God. Many among their parents, families and communities have already missed some opportunities of reaching their God-given potentials. And their prayers and wishes is to see a God sent deliverer (literally YOU) to come and rescue their dying and ending hope for life.
When you sponsor a child through Action Jesus Christ International, you’re saving not only a child, but a whole family, community and country because their children are their future. Your sponsorship provides healthy nutrition, clean water, clothes, medications and education for each child. Your sponsorship also provides the child a way to generate continual financial support from farming or agricultural developments such as domestic animals breeding and artistic items for sale.
What is child sponsorship?
The Child Sponsorship Program is a way to financially support a child of your choice in Africa or a third world country to fight poverty and have a better life and future. With your one time, monthly or yearly recurring financial donations, you will impact the child’s life forever. You’re coming to the rescue of a child from a dark generational poverty chains and who will never forget you for the rest of his life. Like a tree needs water to grow and flourish, you’re the source of the physical life of this child because with your support he will have access to healthcare, clean water, education, nutrition, and will be able to resist child trafficking and exploitation. You’re opening the door of economic opportunity and equality in which he can find hope and a future. You’re giving a permanent solution to the root causes of poverty.
One of the beauty of the child sponsorship program is watching your sponsorship of a child blossom into a whole family and community’s goodness and joy for a step towards betterment and independence. Gradually, the program is switched to the local dedicated coordinators who continue to run it with the supervision of our international and national field supervisors. Once the child makes progress and becomes stable and independent, the sponsorship would be switched to another one. Our prayer is that one day these children will also be blessed enough to do unto others as someone (a Sponsor) did unto them, extending a helping hand to deliver them out of poverty.
How can you sponsor a child?
Sponsoring a child starts with you choosing a child you would like to sponsor. Action Jesus Christ International can make suggestions, but we leave the decision to the sponsor to choose. The sponsorship is an act of service to God and humanity, so you choose a child to sponsor based on how you’re led by God’s Spirit, your interest and the child’s story. After you select the child you want to sponsor and send your first support, a connection and communication is initiated between you and the child just for you to know how your support is changing his life. The exchanges are supervised by Action Jesus Christ’s coordinators to ensure the child’s safety and also make sure your sponsorship/ money is being used for the right purpose.
You may choose a one-time or monthly and yearly recurring sponsorship amount. The sponsorship donation is combined with other sponsors to fund programs that benefit your child and their community. Over time, you can construct a relationship with your sponsored child and your child’s community through letters, videos, time, prayer, updates, encouragement, and more. Should you want to see your sponsored child in person, you can arrange a special visit to travel, meet and see him.
Does your sponsorship help other children?
Your sponsored child is prioritized in the usage of your donations. However, if your donation could help other children we extend that to them as well. We try to effectively use every donation you send to do more for the child and other children in the same community.
Why sponsor a child?
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25: 40)
God is Spirit (John 4:24). For many, God is so faraway because they cannot see him physically. Faith, is believing in God without not seeing him physically. For God to save the world, he sent his only son (John 3:16). The love of God was more real, seen and demonstrated to mankind when the Son of God came to the world. Jesus knowing that the love of the Father will only be relevant and demonstrated to humanity if the children of God on earth would follow in his footsteps, he taught the disciples with these words, “–I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Sponsoring a child, above all is a demonstration of the love of God to humanity, and also showing God, how much you love him. In another word he saying to his disciples, if you really love me, you would take care of your brothers and sisters regardless of their race and social status. If you really care about me, then you must care about humanity as well.
Sponsoring a child is helping that child to know the love of God, and introducing him to a God who is a GOOD GOD. When you connect with the child, you’re teaching him how to have a relationship with God. With your help, you give meaning to the live of these children.