Since February 2009 Grace Church has partnered with Compassion UK to sponsor children in the Philippines, concentrating in an area that is geographically close to the location of the Kairos Child Survival Programme, which we fund.
Compassion’s Child Sponsorship Programme is a ministry to children living in poverty and aims to disciple, equip and enable children to develop into fulfilled and responsible adults. The Child Sponsorship Programme is operated through Child Development Centres, which run in partnership with a local church in the child’s community.
and equipping children for life
Your financial support of a child equips them for the future by providing for their core needs: spiritually, economically, physically, socially and emotionally. The programme offers many educational opportunities, including literacy and life skills training, health care and health education, and, if required, supplemental nutrition. Children are also given opportunities to hear and respond to the gospel.
The unique structure of the one-to-one sponsorship model allows sponsors and sponsored children to have input into each other’s lives by writing letters, and through prayer – this is a fantastic privilege!
Children who attend the Compassion projects come from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds. The projects help the neediest children in the community regardless of their faith. However the parents of children are made aware that Compassion is a Christian organisation.
We might not be able
to change the world,
but we can change
the world for one child.
“We might not be able to change the world, but we can change the world for one child”, and so far Grace Church has changed the world for 277 children in the Philippines through individual child sponsorship – and this number is growing. It costs just £25 a month to sponsor a child and transform a life. Is it time for you to get involved?
For more information about Compassion you can click here, but to sponsor a child in one of the projects we are connected to please contact us as a church directly using the form in our connect pages – we can then arrange for them to offer you sponsorship of a child in the specific area that we are linked to through Compassion.