Why Water? June 22, 2018
Water is one of life’s most basic necessities. But 1 in 9 people worldwide live without access to clean water. And sadly, children are the most vulnerable. It’s been estimated that a child dies from water-related disease every 90 seconds. They deserve better. Not only do they deserve better, but we are called to do something about it! Why? Take a look… (more…)
Juliet’s True Love Story June 13, 2018
Despite the heartbreak she’s already experienced in her short life, Juliet is quick to smile and laugh. One thing that helps that quick smile reach her eyes? The love she finds at her local Life Center!
13-year-old Juliet lives with her sister and grandmother in Taboga, Kenya. They have a one-room hut, with mud walls and a thatched roof. They rely on a small vegetable garden for food. Juliet helps with the weeding and planting. During the rainy season, their garden flourishes, and they have plenty to eat. But in the frequent dry spells it’s hard to make anything grow. (more…)
Meet the Choir! June 8, 2018
Thank you so much to everyone who has been praying for our Choir’s visa application. Thankfully, we serve a God who hears our prayers, and we are thrilled to announce that our visa has been approved!
That means that we finally get to introduce you to Tour 17!
Always Looking Up June 4, 2018
Let me tell you about Up! No, I’m not talking about the movie. I’m talking about a girl in Thailand with an incredible testimony.
Her mom nicknamed her Up because she is always positive. No matter how tough things get for her family, Up is always looking on the bright side.
Fear: 0 – Choir Kids: 10! May 17, 2018
When the Ugandan Kids Choir arrives in America, everything is new. Some things are hard to get used to, but others are instant favorites. One thing that always tops the list of new experiences is swimming!
Many of the choir kids have never been swimming before in their life. Ever. They might have been wading on the edges of Lake Victoria, or splashed around in small lakes and rivers near their home. But actually swimming? It’s just not something they’ve done.
Tragedy in Solai, Kenya May 14, 2018
On May 9th, tragedy struck the town of Solai in Nakuru County Kenya.
After a long drought, the rains returned with a vengeance, making up for lost time. A large dam in Nakuru County had been steadily collecting water. And on Wednesday it finally burst under the pressure.
New Kid on the Farm May 3, 2018
Who doesn’t love spring? The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and cute baby animals are being born. Everybody loves baby animals – there’s something so sweet and cuddly about them. But our excitement about meeting a puppy or kitten can’t match Dominic’s excitement for the coming of a new kid goat!
Boss of her own future April 27, 2018
Verginia’s biggest dream is to be the boss. But growing up in Haiti, she had few opportunities to succeed.
When she was a young girl, Verginia’s parents scraped together enough money to send her to trade school where she learned to sew. They all hoped that someday she would be able to afford a sewing machine of her own. That was when her dream started.
Work hard, pray to God April 24, 2018
Have you ever wondered what happens after the Ugandan Kids Choir returns home? To give you an idea of what life is like for former choir kids, we caught up with Ssemujju, who was on the very first Ugandan Kids Choir tour in 2006.
The choir has grown and changed a lot since those early days. And so has Ssemujju. (more…)
Live Simply So Others May Simply Live April 13, 2018
The following is a special message from Kathy and Matthew Worrall. They are both long-time Childcare Worldwide supporters, and Matthew is the pastor of Grace Christian Fellowship in New Hampshire. This is also another post in our 30 Days of Prayer series. Every day in April, we are praying together for an end to hunger, because we know that when believers pray, mountains move. We are sharing a few of the posts here periodically – please join us in praying for the hungry!
And now, enjoy this special message from the Worralls:
We have the privilege and responsibility to be used, by our loving Lord, to help with the “wiping of tears.” We cannot wipe all tears from everyone stricken with hunger and destitution. We can be used, by the Lord, to touch some in this world. We can tangibly be the arm of the Lord God Almighty, to reach those who are suffering. It may only be one person or maybe more, however many, it does make a difference!
Over 30 years ago, we attended a missions conference. That conference made a profound impact on our lives. The theme was, “Live More Simply, That Others May Simply Live.” We were challenged to examine our life and see if there were ways that we could live more simply so that others could simply live. One of the many booths featured at the conference was one by Childcare International, that later became known as Childcare Worldwide.
Back then, sponsoring a child through Childcare International was just $15 a month. Through prayer, we decided to cancel our cable TV, which was costing us $15 a month. So, we cancelled the cable and began sponsoring a child in Kenya. We have never looked back! To this day, we still do not have cable (or satellite) TV. We have supported several children through this agency. At the present, we support two, one from Kenya and one from Haiti.
We challenge each one reading this, to prayerfully consider how you also may live more simply, that others may simply live. Perhaps what you could give up may be what gives life to another. By doing so, you would be used to wipe away tears from someone who has far less. By sacrificially loving others, we bring the Kingdom of God to them! We can reveal in a tangible way what Peter said, “…you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory” (1 Peter 3:8).
Have we changed the world and eliminated hunger? Yes! In the lives of those children! By being used in this way, our lives have been changed too! We have learned that we can live without cable. In fact our lives have been more enriched without it! What a small sacrifice in relation to these children having support so that they may simply live! Will you be a willing vessel? The rewards are out of this world!
– Kathy and Matthew Worrall
30 Days of Prayer is a part of our Every Meal Matters campaign. We are on a mission to provide 48,000 meals for hungry children by the end of April, and are grateful to partner with generous people all over the world to make it happen. It you believe that Every Meal Matters for hungry kids, click here to see how you can help.