Category Archives : Life Centers
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.
Inspiration for Your Next Virtual Gathering March 2, 2021
Are you getting a little tired of zoom meetings and online gatherings? We’re all anxious to get back to in-person connections, but today’s story might remind you to appreciate that online get togethers are an option!
Angels from God September 11, 2020
Feeding hungry kids has always been an integral part of Childcare Worldwide’s programs. With the pandemic devastating economies around the world, our feeding programs have become more important than ever. Seeing our families struggling to put food on the table, we turned to the Childcare Worldwide family for help and you stepped up in a big way!
The Gift of Safety! September 8, 2020
COVID-19 has changed how many of us live – and the children and families we serve around the world are no exception. As we continue to adapt to the changing situation in each country where we work, we’ve added a new, important program: PPE distributions!
Feeding Satya’s Students August 14, 2020
Satya has taught at one of our Life Centers in India for the last four years. In that time she has shared the Gospel with countless children. But the thing that has helped her ministry the most might surprise you: it’s the meals we provide at our Life Centers!
A Place for Transforming Lives April 3, 2020
We love sharing stories about our kids. The easiest ones to tell are the dramatic ones – a child being baptized, a life-saving intervention… but sometimes it is the quiet, “behind the scenes” efforts that have the biggest impact.
Transforming Lives through Life Centers March 12, 2020
The old adage, “seeing is believing” took on a new meaning for me on a recent trip to Kenya and Uganda. I was there with the goal of learning more about Childcare Worldwide’s programs and the people that we serve, yet, it was seeing the children that left the biggest impression on me. Many people say that they had not seen true poverty until they visited the developing world. While this is true in a physical sense, I have also never seen life transformation in the same way as I saw it in Africa. For me, the best parts of the trip were my visits to our Life Centers.