Category Archives : Life Center
Finding Freedom December 14, 2021
At 18 years old, Daphine’s life just changed forever in the BEST possible way.
Growing up, Daphine has always felt somewhat trapped. Her father passed away, leaving her mom taking care of four kids on her own. They always made ends meet somehow, but it wasn’t easy. Even though mom did the best she could for her kids, Daphine had few reasons to hope her life would ever be easier in the future. Surrounded by poverty, she knew very few who escaped that life.
Transformation for the Whole Family September 10, 2021
At 13 years old, she is bubbly and talkative – she loves dancing and singing too. In a crowd, she’s thrilled to be the center of attention, but also goes out of her way to be sure everyone is included andhaving a good time. Her smile lights up the room.
But she wasn’t always this way. When we first met Vaishnavi, she was weak, malnourished and frighteningly thin. Her family works hard to make ends meet, but despite their efforts still couldn’t provide all the food Vaishnavi needed to thrive.
Doctors warned that she needed more vegetables and protein in her diet – but her family was already doing everything they could to get by. There was no extra money for additional food. So Vaishnavi continued to live with the ache of hunger in her belly, the weak muscles, the dry skin, and the fragile immune system. She was constantly getting sick, and even when she wasn’t fighting a cold she was tired and listless all the time.
But then Vaishnavi joined the Life Center at the church near her home. Vaishnavi’s family is Hindu. Her dad didn’t even want her involved with this Chrsitian organization. But one very important aspect of Life Centers changed his mind. At the Life Center, his little girl would receive healthy, nutritious meals once a week. Sometimes, she would even have leftovers to bring home!
The meals Vaishnavi received at her weekly Life Center meetings helped with her nutrition. Every meal she received was part of getting her stronger and healthier.
But the transformation didn’t stop there. Because alongside these healthy meals, Vaishnavi was also learning all about Jesus.
One day, Vaishnavi’s mom got very sick. She was so ill, she could hardly move. Vaishnavi told her Life Center teachers about it, and they decided to visit her mom and pray with her. And through the power of prayer, she was healed. Seeing this miracle, both Vaishnavi AND her mother gave their lives to Jesus! Even her dad is slowly starting to believe.
One of Vaishnavi’s favorite Bible verses is John 6:35, where Jesus says “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” It’s a verse that hits close to home for her, because she’s experienced it first hand. It all started with just a simple meal that transformed Vaishnavi physically. But now her whole family is being transformed spiritually as well!
Childcare Worldwide is grateful to partner with generous people all over the world to help transform children’s lives. If you’re interested in feeding children like Vaishnavi, click here to provide Life Center meals.
A place to grow! April 8, 2021
Do you remember your own days in Sunday school? Did you have a favorite teacher who you really connected with? Was your church youth group one of the places you found belonging and community? For Monicah, her Life Center is all of those things!
Prayer Update: Life Centers April 1, 2021
Will you join us in praying for our Life Centers around the world? We could use prayer over the next few weeks especially! (more…)
Life Centers Transform Families March 23, 2021
Here at Childcare Worldwide, we put a priority on the spiritual needs of children, but we also know that just sharing the Gospel with a child is not enough if they are physically in need as well.
A Day in the Life of a Life Center Student March 16, 2021
Around the world, our Life Centers are starting to open back up, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome children back! As a fun way to celebrate, let’s take a look at a typical day for a Life Center student:
It’s Saturday morning and you wake up excited because today is Life Center day – your favorite day of the week! You hurry to get ready. After a quick breakfast, you wave goodbye to mom, and skip down the road.