Author Archives : Caitlin Sakuma
From Farm to Pharmacy January 20, 2020
Recently, I sat down with Justine, a young woman whose life was transformed thanks to the support of her sponsors. Her journey is proof of the impact you have every day as a child sponsor.
Praise God for 2019! January 9, 2020
Thanks to sponsors and donors like you, 2019 was an amazing year of transformation for children in need. As we launch into a new year of discipleship and education, let’s take a moment to look back on everything we accomplished together last year!
With your help, and God’s provision, we…
Love Paks in Action December 31, 2019
Thanks to you, we just wrapped up another year of wonderful Love Pak Christmas parties around the world!
Presents, treats, songs, games, and kids hearing about Jesus’ birth for the first time… it doesn’t get much better than this! See the joy for yourself in this video of Love Pak parties in Uganda:
I can’t think of a better way to share the joy of Christmas with children than with the gift of a Love Pak party! Thank you for making it possible.
An Extra Special Christmas December 9, 2019
Indhushree is a sweet seven-year-old who lives in India. She’s proud of the fact that her country is home to both the Taj Mahal and tigers. She also loves to read to her grandma in their native Tamil language. What a sweetheart!
But Indhushree’s life is far from easy. She lives in a poor, crowded neighborhood. She’s scared of the constant traffic outside her house. Even the short walk to her grandma’s house can be dangerous. Her dad drives a taxi on those dangerous, busy roads to make ends meet for his family. But even with long hours, the money he earns is barely enough.
A special thank you from the kids November 15, 2019
Here in the season of Thanksgiving, the kids have a special message of thanks for you!
I know accolades are not the reason you choose to give so generously. But, I hope you know just how blessed each child is by your support – and the kids want you to know it too!
Thank you and happy Thanksgiving!
The Best Gift Ever October 30, 2019
What is the best Christmas present you’ve ever received? When I was about seven, my parents bought me my very own American Girl doll. I can still remember that feeling of joy, excitement, and awe as I unwrapped the box. And that’s the feeling five-year-old Heidi had as she unwrapped her gift at her Love Pak party in Mexico.
Love Paks are our way of reminding kids how deeply they are loved – both by you, and by God. (more…)
Mosquito Monsters October 4, 2019
For something so small, they cause a lot of damage.
In many parts of the world mosquitos are far more than just an annoying little bug. They are dangerous and even deadly. Why? Because mosquitos carry the malaria virus.
Malaria is a big problem for developing countries, and it’s one we can’t afford to ignore. Here’s why:
Sick kids can’t attend Life Centers.
Our Life Centers offer children a space to meet Jesus and grow in their faith. But when kids get sick with malaria, they’re too weak to come their Life Centers, often for weeks or even months on end. That means no Bible lessons, no discipleship with their Life Center teachers, no new songs about Jesus, and no memory verses. (more…)
Against all Odds September 30, 2019
In Uganda, I recently met an amazing young woman. Her name is Allen, and despite so many challenges, she’s built a beautiful life for herself.
Allen was born in a poor village in Uganda. She is also deaf. When her parents realized she couldn’t hear, they decided they didn’t want her. Thankfully, a kind neighbor woman who had no children of her own decided to take care of Allen. This neighbor is the only family Allen has.
Her new mom was very poor. She could provide Allen with some food and a place to sleep, but not much else. As a young child, Allen communicated entirely by miming. There was no money for school or tutors who could unlock the world of sign language for her. (more…)
Twin Blessings September 23, 2019
At 31, Sarah is barely older than I am, but her life has been so different – and so much harder – than my own.
She lives in Uganda and has 8 year-old twins, a boy and a girl, named Prosper and Patricia. Her story is a powerful demonstration of the difference the simple gift of food can make for a struggling family.
Some people in Uganda believe that twins are bad luck. Sadly, Sarah’s husband couldn’t handle the fear of superstition, and was overwhelmed by the responsibilities of being a father. So, when the twins were still just babies, he threw them – and their mother – out of ‘his’ house. (more…)
What a Year! September 10, 2019
Every year in September, Childcare Worldwide does some soul searching. This is when we set up our new budget for the coming fiscal year, and take a look back at last year’s plans to see how we did. Every year, we are amazed by all the things God accomplished, and the generous donors like you who faithfully support us every step of the way!
This year, we are celebrating: (more…)