“Who are you and what breaks your heart?” A mentor and good friend of mine asked me these questions just a little over four years ago and they changed my life. They caused me to dig down and identify with who I am and Whose I am. I am a wife, a mother, a sister, a friend, a champion for the underdog, and a cheerleader to many. I am redeemed, worthy, a new creation, chosen, and a daughter of the King. When I think about those that don’t know these things about themselves, it breaks my heart. It breaks my heart when ladies have questioned their worth and their identity that comes from a heavenly Father. Poverty breaks my heart. Children not having shoes breaks my heart. “So, what are you going to do about it?”-asked my friend. Thus began the dreaming of The Garden.
We never want to be a community that just sits idle, being fed constantly, and not doing anything to pour back out. This year, we are so excited to be partnering with OneChild, an international child development ministry helping to meet the physical needs of children living in poverty. The children that are sponsored from The Garden will be empowered to reach their God-given potential, will receive an education, medical aid, food, and most importantly — hope in Jesus.
As a community of women, we have the opportunity to put action behind the things that break our hearts because one child matters—one soul matters.
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)