Category Archives : Stories of Sponsorship
Finding my Attitude of Gratitude November 17, 2020
Like many people, at this time of year, I try to refocus on what I have to be grateful for. Whether it’s a “Thankfulness Turkey” with your kids, or #AttitudeofGratitude posts on your social media accounts, it seems like Thanksgiving lists are everywhere. But if I’m honest, cultivating that gratitude in my heart is harder than it has been in the past. It’s been a tough year!
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.
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…)
Chemistry Class September 3, 2019
In a dusty classroom in Uganda, I’m reliving my high school chemistry classes.
For a second, I’m brought back to all the times I couldn’t quite keep up. But that disappears as Alex, the teacher, warms to his subject.
Alex may be short, but his presence commands the whole room. His subject today? Chemical reactions. He’s clearly illustrating his point, as he makes acids and bases change color back and forth. It’s fascinating to watch!
Sponsorship: Fast Track to a Bright Future May 20, 2019
Livingstone’s story is anything but ordinary. He’s endured a lot of heartbreak, but he didn’t let that keep him down for long.
When he was just 9 years old, Livingstone’s parents both got sick and passed away. (more…)
The Miracle of Sponsorship April 30, 2019
Chamali’s story is a miracle. It’s also an amazing testament to the strength of her amazing mother, and the difference that a caring sponsor like you, can make in a child’s life.
Chamali lives in Sri Lanka with her mom Indu and her younger sister Bhagiya.
Her mother was married off at just 16 years old. After the hurried wedding, Indu found out that her new husband made illegal moonshine, and that her own father had sold her (more…)
Boda Boda Emergency January 24, 2019
Sitting on the back of a “boda boda” (a motorcycle taxi), Joanitah thought this was a day like any other.
Joanitah is a high school student who lives in Uganda. After a mid-year break at home with her aunt, she was looking forward to getting back to her boarding school and seeing all her friends. She was also looking forward to starting classes again, and everything she’d learn in the coming months.
She’d traveled this road many times before, often on the back of a motorcycle. (more…)
An Honest Politician December 17, 2018
Let me tell you a story.
It’s about a boy, and a disease, and an election. But mostly it’s about YOU, and what God can do with gifts like yours.
Many years ago, Phillip wasn’t dreaming of becoming a politician. He didn’t seem like anyone special; just another destitute child, destined for a short life of poverty, and heartbreak.
You see, Phillip contracted Polio as a child. The disease stunted his growth and gave him extreme scoliosis that made it impossible to walk. Other kids his age started school…but Phillip was too sick to join them.
Thankfully, that’s when our founder, Dr. Max Lange, first noticed him. Seeing how Phillip suffered, Max took a special interest in the boy. He made sure that Childcare Worldwide intervened to give Phillip a better life!
A Joyful Meeting November 29, 2018
These videos are too cute to keep to ourselves. The connections formed between sponsors and their sponsored children are always special. And when they have the opportunity to meet in person, it’s even better! It’s rare, but thanks to the Ugandan Kids Choir, it’s sometimes possible!
Thank you, Dr. Max! October 22, 2018
On October 31st, our beloved founder Dr. Max Lange retired after 37 years of faithful ministry. Don’t miss this important message from him announcing his retirement:
For over 37 years we have worked together in this ministry – I am deeply grateful for your trust and partnership, which is why I want to be sure you hear this news: I am going to retire!
In December, I will be 87. I am so grateful that the Lord has provided the strength for me to lead all these years. My dear wife Marlies, my wonderful helper, has already been retired for some time, and now it’s my turn.