Sponsor a Child!

‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ —Jeremiah 29:11

In the last 20 years, the number of children dying around the world from things they shouldn’t — from hunger and poverty and disease — has dropped from more than 30,000 a day to just under 16,000. And the number of people living in extreme poverty, those living on less than $1.90 a day, dropped by more than 1 billion. Now the world’s nations have set an ambitious goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030, and we are joinging them in this important work.

And who gets to say what’s possible?

YOU!!

Where others see a mountain, you see a summit.
What they call the daily grind, you call the chance to prove yourself.
When they say it can’t be done, you ask when you can start.
You are going big and you are not going home.

They see a child in poverty.
You see someone created in the image of God himself.
They say it’s a lost cause,
but you can’t hear them over the sound of pushing all your chips in.

The thing is, you’re never a world-changer. Until you are.

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Merciful Provider, we thank You for all You have done to make fullness of life possible for people in need around the world. Support us in our critical endeavor of freeing children from the effects of extreme poverty.

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Click here to sponsor a child!
You’ll be able to search for a child by birthday, age, gender, country, or region.
OR, let us find a child who has been waiting for a sponsor like you!

>>> https://www.worldvision.org/sponsor-a-child <<<

What is Your Story?

In the Paul’s conversion story. Why did Jesus stop Paul in his tracks? Was it to save his soul? Yes of course, but that’s not all. Was it to stop him from persecuting Christians? Yes, but still that’s not all. There’s much more to it than that!

Jesus saved Paul to send him forth as an apostle. The word “apostle” means “one who is sent by God.”

In one way or another, Jesus has stopped you in your tracks — not just to save you, nor just to help you become a nicer person, but also to send you forth as an apostle.

He says to each of us what he said to the first apostles in today’s Gospel reading (Mark 3:22-30). Our places of employment, our neighbors’ yards, the company parties, the Little League games and the school functions we attend are the world into which God sends us to proclaim the Gospel. And it’s easy! It’s what comes naturally if we dare to trust our usefulness to God.Read More »