Category Archives : Childcare Worldwide
A special thank you from the kids November 15, 2019
Here in the season of Thanksgiving, the kids have a special message of thanks for you!
I know accolades are not the reason you choose to give so generously. But, I hope you know just how blessed each child is by your support – and the kids want you to know it too!
Thank you and happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving! November 11, 2019
During this season of gratitude, I couldn’t be more thankful for the things God has done through this ministry. I’m reminded again and again that God has great things in store for Childcare Worldwide.
I have met so many kids who inspire me. Little Diana in Kenya, moved to tears as I handed her a water filter so her family could have clean water access for the first time in her life. Ivan in Uganda, a young artist with great talent, hard at work building his business and transforming his future, all thanks to the opportunities he had through sponsorship. A young man in Thailand who met Jesus through his sponsorship experience, and then told his friend who also became a Christian. Alex, a man filled with gratitude to the Lord because sponsorship gave him an opportunity to be a chemistry teacher inUganda. (more…)
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…)
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!
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…)
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!
2. Location Scout
Hungry, embarrassed, exhausted, late April 10, 2019
Nerious is a lot like most 12-year-old girls you’ve met. She is full of life. She’s trying to figure out who she is, and what her place in the world is. She can be really shy, and easily embarrassed. Nerious loves a good story – her favorite subject is English. And she wants to be a doctor when she grows up.
But Nerious lives in Kenya and her family is poor.
That means her life is so much harder than most 12-year-olds’. You see, Nerious’ dad died (more…)