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It is easy to get overwhelmed by the statistics:UNNOTICED: Nearly 9 million children die before their fifth birthday from preventable diseases each year HINDERED: In the developing world, 101 million children are not attending primary schoolEXPLOITED: Each year, 150 million children 5-14 years old are forced into child laborORPHANED: 17.5 million children have lost one or both parents due to AIDSBut Jesus didn’t look at people and see statistics – He saw their needs, yes – but also their hope and promise. Jesus recognized that a simple touch could make the biggest difference. And when pressed by the crowds, He still focused on individuals.
So instead of getting paralyzed by the overwhelming need, we want to minister the way Jesus did: by focusing on the individual – on an individual child – because that one child matters.
One person can make an eternal difference in the life of a child.
One person can open the door to a stable, supportive environment that encourages education and development. One person can bring health and hope.
You may look at the statistics and ask, “Can I really make a difference?” Yes! We truly believe that sponsorship is the ideal way to change a child’s life. Through sponsorship, you can invest in a child’s growth while developing a profound and meaningful relationship.
Will you be the one who lightens the load poverty bears on one child?
Will you help that child grow in confidence and hope? Will you remind her that she matters? That she, too, can make a difference in someone’s life? That she can transform her family, her community, her world?
You can. Will you?