“He will care for the needy and neglected when they cry to him for help. The humble and helpless will know his kindness, for with a father’s compassion he will save their souls. They will be rescued from tyranny and torture, for their lifeblood is precious in his eyes.” Psalm 72:12-14
One child matters. I think about my life alone, and how God pursued me, and has used me/is using me to impact the world around me. Then I think about the influence that could be on the other side of anyONE’s life if they simply allowed God to do the same, or were provided an opportunity to do the same. You are a one. I am a one. God loved us both enough to meet us where we were at and give us a life and a future that we could never dream of or imagine. We believe our church is made up of individuals, ONES, who have been set apart by God to be his hands and feet in the world around us, and to extend to others what he has extended to us. In the gospels, we read about how Jesus left the 99 to go after the 1; not because he loved or cared for the ONE more than he loved or cared for the 99, but because every ONE of the 100 mattered to him.
As a church, we have committed to going after the “ONES” and have partnered with OneChild — an international child development ministry to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of children living in poverty. The children that are sponsored from People Church will be empowered to rise above their circumstances and reach their God-given potential in Christ. We are going to contribute toward their faith, education, health, and community, and believe that they too will impact the world around them. There’s real power in one person reaching out to one child through sponsorship — power that changes both lives!
We love you. Together, let’s love them.
Chris & Audrey Carmona
Lead Pastors, People 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)