Important Updates from the One Child Matters team, partners, and supporters.

This is Zine, she attends the One Child Matters Center in Zimbabwe. This is her story.

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Ministry Trip Recap from one of our church partners, C3 Church in Ohio.

Sambath is from Cambodia. She is a medical student. And she is free.

But at one time in her life she was alone, scared, and hopeless.

When Sambath was a young child, she lost both of her parents in the same year. Sambath and her four siblings were lost and confused, unsure if they would ever find goodness in their lives again.

Sambath and her siblings were taken to a One Child Matters center where they were cared for and taught by the staff and volunteers. Sambath was able to work her way through high school and finally graduate, which was a wish her father always had for his children. She is now studying to become a doctor and plans to stay in Cambodia where she can be a healer as well as a light for Jesus Christ.

Sambath’s sponsors during her time in the One Child Matters program gave her the opportunity for a new life free from the despair and hopelessness of her past. They, and the OCM staff, showed Sambath the love that Jesus has always had her, as well as the unique purpose that he has for her life.

Thanks to sponsors like you, children like Sambath are receiving freedom and learning about Jesus’ love for them.

Thank you for all that you do!

How To Use Scripture In Letters To Your Child

We love this sponsor’s letter because we can see Scripture woven through every line. Although they are not direct quotations of Bible passages, the hope and encouragement echoed in these phrases is eternal:

Dear Hiwot,

We pray for you and your family that our Lord will keep you safe, healthy, and provide for all of your needs. (Psalm 16, Numbers 6:24-26)
Pray to our Lord for everything so that He will know your heart, and His sweet Spirit will live inside you. (Romans 5:5, Acts 15:8, Romans 15:13, Ephesians 3:17)
Remember that Jesus loved each of us so much that He gave His life for us so that we who believe in Him can live life through Him. (Galatians 2:20, John 3:16, 1 John 4:9)
He knows your heart, Hiwot, so always speak to Him through prayer. (Psalm 139, Romans 8:26-27, Philippians 4:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
We hope your studies are going well, and thank you always for your prayers.

In God’s love, Your Sponsors

The love the sponsors have for their sponsored child is clear, and it is infused with Scripture. When we spoke with the sponsors, they made it clear that they felt the Holy Spirit had guided them in how they responded to the – which is why we see so many biblical truths throughout each line.

Just imagine the confirmation Hiwot would feel as she read the words and how they echo what she is learning about God. As she reads the Bible, she could pick up on these themes. God’s words are sprinkled throughout their sponsored child heart and life, reinforced by their sponsored child sponsor’s letter!

The book of Isaiah tells us that God’s Word does not return empty – it will always accomplish His purposes (Isaiah 55:11). The power of God’s word in your letters is clear, but what is the best way to use Scripture in your letters?

Consider including one particular verse for your sponsored child when you write. If you’re not sure what to include, pray and ask God to give you a specific verse!