These children, in the picture to the left, live in terrible conditions at a garbage dumpsite in the Philippines. Their playground is piles and piles of trash and garbage. Their homes are scrap wood or cardboard or sometimes sacks or old discarded tarps and other materials gathered from the trash. Many of them work with their parents to sort through the dumped trash, looking for items they can use or sell. They almost never have enough to eat. Some of them tell us they drink a lot of water at night because it fills the stomach when they have no food to eat.
Unless the children who are this poor are sponsored or assisted in some other way, they don’t go to school because their parents don’t have money to buy uniforms and school supplies and pay numerous other required fees. So the cycle of poverty continues as the children grow up uneducated and without work skills.
That cycle of poverty and lack of education can be broken. When a child is sponsored by donors, through Fullness in Christ Ministries, it sets into motion many changes. The children go to school and get supplemental nutrition. The sponsorship opens a door to evangelize to the entire family. It is common for entire households to be saved and baptized and discipled together. Hope rises as the children and their families anticipate a better future.
What a joy to be part of God’s plan to rescue children from poverty and help them prepare for the future. Follow this link to the Fullness in Christ Ministries website, to learn more about how you can sponsor the education of a child and help transform that child’s life.
Maybe you are not at a place where you can commit to sponsor a child. The pastor who ministers to the families, in the garbage dump shown in the picture above, has 17 feeding centers across the area where he feeds and ministers to hundreds of very poor children. Any amount you can send to help with Food For The Children will be a blessing to them and to you. Many of the children only get to eat one small meal a day.
Pray about it. If God speaks to you about making a difference for a child, you can sign up to become a sponsor at Fullness in Christ Ministries‘ web site at FullnessInChristMinistries.org.