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…)
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!
“Welcome to Our Home” August 20, 2019
I’m sitting here in Entebbe, Uganda listing to the sound of traffic and muffled conversations in Luganda. For the past two weeks, I’ve been traveling around both Kenya and Uganda meeting the children and families Childcare Worldwide serves. It’s been an eye-opening and humbling experience.
The families we serve are poor. And that’s clear when you see their mud houses with dirt floors, buzzing with flies. None of that surprised me – I knew their lives looked very different from my own. What did surprise me was the similarities I found between myself and these families. (more…)
There is Power in the Word August 12, 2019
If you’re like me, you probably have multiple copies of God’s Word in your house. You might have a big study Bible, a pocket New Testament, a family Bible with births and marriages recorded in the front, a kids Bible, and more. Not to mention all the versions available to you online.
But what if you didn’t have access to any Bibles? Can you imagine your Christian walk without the Word?
That’s what life was like for 12-year-old Diana in Kenya. Even though Diana grew up in a Christian home, she never had a Bible of her own. And without consistent access to God’s Word, she never truly understood the Good News. (more…)
What is a Life Center? August 5, 2019
Life Centers are the heart of Childcare Worldwide, because Life Centers provide children with a place to meet Jesus!
Every child needs to hear the Good News of Jesus. As a ministry, we’re committed to helping children not only hear that Good News, but understand what it means for them as individuals. And we do that by partnering with local churches to run Life Centers – our children’s discipleship program.
At each Life Center, groups of 30-50 children gather every Saturday for hours of God-centered fun. Most of the children are involved in our sponsorship program, but other children (more…)
See the difference clean water makes! July 31, 2019
Does your water gift really matter? For kids like Angel, yes! Your water gift makes a bigger impact than you could ever know!
Over the past few weeks, we’ve invited you to join us in providing clean water for children in need. And we’re so grateful for the way you’ve responded to that call! With your help, we are installing new water tanks in Kenya and Uganda. Already, your gifts are changing children’s lives.
Take a look at the difference you’re making:
Thank you for giving clean water! You are a blessing!
Childcare Worldwide is grateful to partner with generous people all over the world to build a better life for kids in need. If you’re interested in providing clean water for children in need, click here.
Edith’s Answered Prayer July 29, 2019
Here at Childcare Worldwide, our whole purpose is to transform children’s lives through the Gospel. So when we hear stories like Edith’s, we get pretty excited. I think you’ll be excited too!
Edith is a 13-year-old girl who lives in Kenya. Her parents work hard to provide for her, but she is the youngest of six siblings. Their meager income has to stretch a long way to provide for all of them. They live together in small, three-room house with an outdoor kitchen. It’s cramped and uncomfortable, but Edith finds joy in being together with her big family.
She does not find much joy in poverty, however. How could she? She knows how stressed her parents are about finding enough money for food and rent. Watching them struggle, Edith started to take on some of that stress and worry herself.
Thankfully, Edith was sponsored through Childcare Worldwide! (more…)
How to Build a Water Tank in 5 Simple Steps July 16, 2019
In Kenya and Uganda, a water tank can change hundreds of lives…in just 5 simple steps.
YOU are the first step. Your compassion for children who are suffering from dirty water prompts your amazing generosity. And it’s your gift that starts the process, culminating in that first drop of clean water!