Tag Archives : Stories of Sponsorship

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!

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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!

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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:

Dear Friends,

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.

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The Special Effects of Sponsorship August 31, 2018

“How do they do that!?” Anytime Fluk gets a chance to watch a movie, he is curious. Like many 18 year old boys, he loves Marvel movies – his favorite is Spiderman! Fluk’s fascinated by the special effects, so it’s no surprise that it’s his life-long dream to become a video graphics expert.

What is surprising is the road he took to get there. (more…)

Always Looking Up June 4, 2018

Let me tell you about Up! No, I’m not talking about the movie. I’m talking about a girl in Thailand with an incredible testimony.

Her mom nicknamed her Up because she is always positive. No matter how tough things get for her family, Up is always looking on the bright side.

Up has an unusual name. But it’s her testimony that is truly amazing.

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Work hard, pray to God April 24, 2018

Have you ever wondered what happens after the Ugandan Kids Choir returns home? To give you an idea of what life is like for former choir kids, we caught up with Ssemujju, who was on the very first Ugandan Kids Choir tour in 2006.

The first Ugandan Kids Choir tour – in 2006! Ssemujju is in the back row, on the right.

The choir has grown and changed a lot since those early days. And so has Ssemujju. (more…)

10 Ways to be an Awesome Sponsor July 10, 2017

The relationship between a sponsor and their child can be incredibly rewarding, but it’s hard to know where to start. Their lives seem so different from our own – how do you find the common ground from which to start a real conversation?

But we hear from sponsored children over and over how encouraging and exciting it is for them to receive messages from you. So, here are 10 tips to get you started writing great letters to your sponsored child! (more…)

Room for One More in the Family July 5, 2017

Every host family is special, but there are some who go above and beyond – families like the Hogans who we met in Missouri. After hosting the Ugandan Kids Choir in their home, the Hogans decided they wanted to do even more. They wanted to sponsor a child!

The Hogan’s host children were thrilled! Finding new sponsors is their ultimate goal while touring the U.S.

Desire had no idea how special the Hogan family would be to her own family.

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The Road to Graduation May 24, 2017

The funny square hats and black robes…the happy parents holding back tears of pride…the long-winded speeches…these are all signs it is graduation season. And we have a lot of students to celebrate with! In the past year, 118 Childcare Worldwide students have graduated (or are about to graduate) from college or trade school!

A group of about 30 students pose for the camera in black graduation robes, with brightly colored leis and ribbons around their necks.

Congratulations to all the students graduating this year!

Even here in the United States, with our relatively high graduation rates, graduation ceremonies are a big deal. But for the kids we serve in developing countries, it is even more important. You see, to them, graduation day is one giant step on the path out of poverty. Many of them are the first in their families to finish school! (more…)

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