The Bible teaches us in James 1:27, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
Again, Jesus shows us in Matthew 19:14, “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
There is no doubt that children matter to God. Better said, that every child matters to God. This is why Journey Church will be partnering with “OneChild”, to help fulfill the heart of God for children living in poverty in Ethiopia, to make a way for them to come to Him.
This is an organization that’s not only providing for the physical but also the spiritual needs of these precious lives through partnerships with local churches all over the world to share hope and share Jesus. What I love the most is how it makes the local church in the community of need the hero. God will get the glory for every life touched, and you will reap the eternal reward and present joy of being in relationship with someone who’s life you are truly leaving a mark on.
Liz and I are personally getting involved and we’re even involving our boys. Our hope is to join our church as a family on a missions trip to Ethiopia next year where we can actually meet the young lives we’ve touched, and build genuine relationships. I hope that you would consider joining us in sponsoring a child this year.
Cheering in your corner,
JJ & Liz Vasquez
Lead Pastors, Journey Church
Children’s Best Hope: A Strong Church
Our vision for the church is global: The body of Christ growing, strong, united. If the church is strong in a poverty-stricken community, we know that we can effectively help the children living there. A strong local church partner is one of our prerequisites for ministry. And that ministry isn’t possible without the support of the church in the U.S.
We’re building a
community of hope.
OneChild sponsors provide encouragement, love and support to children living in poverty. And they empower an entire community of caring individuals who walk alongside those children as they grow. Through that community, sponsorship provides the resources and opportunities children need to rise above their circumstances and reach their potential in Christ. In fact, recent research demonstrates that child sponsorship is one of the most effective ways to combat global poverty. There’s real power in one person reaching out to one child through community—power that changes both lives!
Sponsorship with OneChild helps children grow in…
Your child has the opportunity to learn about God and His purpose for their life.
Your child gets help with their studies and is taught problem-solving, leadership, literacy, and life skills.
Your child is provided nutritious food and supplements and has access to medical check-ups and immunizations to fight common diseases.
Your child is encouraged to socialize with others and receives instruction in sports, music, and drama.
WHERE WE SERVE
OneChild sponsors empower the loving community that surrounds each child in our care. You can provide education, medical care, spiritual support, and hope to a child in desperate need.
We are accountable to the children we serve AND to our donors.
Our accountability to our donors is one of our highest priorities. Our goal is to use the funds entrusted to us as wise stewards. To do this requires continued monitoring of our fund distribution. OneChild is also a member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)