Children of Promise Impact Stories
There are literally thousands of stories of those served by Children of Promise. Since its beginning in 1992, nearly 13,000 children have been given hope, faith, nutrition, education, and health care. These were children who would never have gone to school, would have face malnutrition and poor health, and would not have been introduced to Jesus. Here are just a few of those stories:
Catalina was found as a young child living in a large sewer pipe in the slums of Colombia with drug-addicted parents. Through sponsorship and her church’s intentional intervention, Catalina is now 16, faithful to church, and has a career goal.
Dan grew up in Ecuador, the son of an alcoholic father and a shy mother who worked hard raising guinea pigs to put food on the table for the family. Through sponsorship and the local Christians’ influence, Dan became the national youth leader, served on the national church board, and is now working as a doctor in Quito.
Ronald’s parents died of AIDS when he was young and he was raised instead by his grandmother. Sponsorship nurtured him into the position of national youth leader and encouraged him to attend KIST, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. Ronald now works on the staff of Upendo, the Children of Promise program in Uganda.
Bishu came from an extremely poor family in Odisha, India. He was sold to the landowner because his parents incurred too great a debt. The Children of Promise team in India was available and ready to advocate on his behalf, and because of their courage and commitment, Bishu was miraculously released. He will tell you the best day of his life was when Children of Promise rescued him.
Joachim was crippled by polio at an early age, forcing him to use tree branches for crutches. Through sponsorship, he was given the medical care and equipment that he needed. Today, he is the IT director and instructor at Aldersgate School in Babati, Tanzania, serving and teaching sponsored children just like himself.
Jewel was raised by a single mother of four children. Sponsored from the time she was five years old, Jewel finished high school at fifteen and entered university on a full scholarship. She earned a degree in Consular and Diplomatic Affairs, and now works as a protocol officer for the President of the Philippines. Jewel is the youngest person in history to ever hold such an esteemed position of responsibility. She also serves as the national youth coordinator and is a Sunday school teacher for sponsored children.
David was nurtured by his sponsor family and the local church in Peru. Today, he runs a public service radio station from his home that teaches Bible lessons to children in remote areas. Sponsorship empowered him to develop and hone his unique talents.
Agnes is one in a family of ten children, and has been lame since childhood. She was one of two in her family who were able to attend school, all because of her sponsorship. Today, Agnes oversees the Church of God clinics in Uganda.
Woody was an orphan sponsored at House of Blessing in Callabasse, Haiti. He now directs the Children of Promise program in the village.
There are many other stories—all of children who were vulnerable, at the bottom of the poverty scale, with little hope for a bright future. Sponsorship was a tool God used in their lives to protect them and to prevent trafficking.