Category Archives : News
5 Creative Ways to Double the Good this Christmas November 25, 2019
With just one month until Christmas, it’s time to get serious about your shopping list! But you don’t have to stick with just physical items. Our Double the Good gifts are here to help. It’s a gift for your friend, AND it’s a gift for a child in need. (more…)
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!
Mosquito Monsters October 4, 2019
For something so small, they cause a lot of damage.
In many parts of the world mosquitos are far more than just an annoying little bug. They are dangerous and even deadly. Why? Because mosquitos carry the malaria virus.
Malaria is a big problem for developing countries, and it’s one we can’t afford to ignore. Here’s why:
Sick kids can’t attend Life Centers.
Our Life Centers offer children a space to meet Jesus and grow in their faith. But when kids get sick with malaria, they’re too weak to come their Life Centers, often for weeks or even months on end. That means no Bible lessons, no discipleship with their Life Center teachers, no new songs about Jesus, and no memory verses. (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…)
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…)
“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…)
The Water Walk June 10, 2019
Every morning, 12-year-old Diana gets up with the sun. Before she can go to school, she has to get water for her family.
Diana lives in Salgaa, a densely populated town in Kenya. It’s a truck stop for long-distance drivers, but most of the residents – like Diana’s family – are farmers. Her dad drives a tractor, but most of his pay goes to cover rent on their small house. There is very little left for food, clothes, or school fees for Diana and her siblings.
Worst of all, there’s no money left for water.
Which is why Diana gets up early every morning (more…)
Change May 2, 2019
Ecclesiastes 3:1 – For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.
There is one thing we humans can always count on; it’s change. Everything changes. Sometimes change comes on quick, while other times change is painfully slow. Expectations change. There is good change and there is bad change. It’s always there. Change forever weaves throughout our lives.
This month we experienced a change here at Childcare Worldwide. After more than a decade of performing for tens of thousands of people, the Ugandan Kids Choir has concluded its final tour.
In 2006, we brought the first group of choir kids to the United States. They performed at Childcare Worldwide’s 25th anniversary (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…)