For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?
At the heart of every one of our ministries is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Everything we do points back to Him, and we unashamedly proclaim this fact. We’re committed to alleviating the pain and suffering that comes with abject poverty. And our focus is on long-term solutions—like training and education—to help children become free of poverty and become future leaders in their communities.
But none of this matters if a child doesn’t learn about Jesus.
The core of our child sponsorship programs are our Life Centers.
Life Centers are local churches where sponsored children gather in small groups to learn about Jesus Christ through Bible lessons and role playing. The children are mentored in groups of thirty, where they receive individual attention from caring staff. Each child receives tutoring, counseling, and support to make sure their academic, spiritual, and personal needs are all being met.
Life Centers are where our children become part of our Christian Character Development project.
One of the most important aspects of Life Centers is that children come to know Jesus Christ and how to be more like Him!
Christian Character Development
Our Christian Character Development curriculum teaches children Christ-like character traits such as compassion, faithfulness, and kindness. We help children grow up as young men and women of integrity, spreading their positive influence to their friends and families. This program focuses on the long-term development of Christian leadership, morals, integrity, ethics, and values.
Children in the poorest areas where we work are surrounded by corruption, greed, and violence. This program is designed to give children the ability to withstand and change these societal issues as they grow into young leaders and adulthood.
A Peaceful Revolution
Across East Africa, we are partnering with local church leaders who are eager to fight corruption and share the Gospel. Through this grassroots movement, we provide pastors with our Christian Character Development curriculum, training and support. These pastors in turn train leaders within their churches and other churches in the area. A movement truly has begun and is spreading in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.
All of our ministries and services—even those that don’t involve child sponsorship—are held in a Christian environment. Every person hired by Childcare Worldwide is a devout believer. Our development projects, such as water systems, food distribution, and Life Centers, are all built at church locations and staffed with a pastor or evangelist so that the entire community has access to the Gospel message.