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October 2019

A New Chapter for Children of Promise

The beginning of October signals a new chapter for Children of Promise. Paul Maxfield has officially retired and was celebrated for his committed service on September 27. The room was full of well-wishers, family, and friends. 

Family and friends gathered together on September 27 to celebrate Paul and Brenda Maxfield and their dedication to Children of Promise. 
We were thankful that Paul and Brenda's entire family were able to be with us at the retirement reception to celebrate their 16 year legacy in this incredible ministry. 
We are so grateful for Paul's many years of leadership, the strong foundation of the organization, and for the gracious way that he handed over leadership to us. The transition was well thought out, intentional, and open-handed. We start this new chapter feeling well-prepared, well-supported, and ready to lead COP into the future.
The Good News Collective put together this short welcome video for us. We hope you'll take a few minutes to check it out! Take a look at some of their other incredible work here!
We are honored to follow an incredible legacy of leadership for Children of Promise. (Left to Right) Sydney ("Mac") and Jean Johnson, Paul and Brenda Maxfield, Mike and Heather Webb

How You Give Matters

Sponsoring a child in need matters. You are helping change the trajectory of your sponsored child’s life by supporting them on a monthly basis. Your giving makes sure that they don’t miss school because of lack of school fees. Your giving makes sure that they have access to health care. Your giving ensures that they are part of a network of people at their local Church of God who care for them and are looking out for their best interest. Your giving matters.

But did you know that HOW you give also matters? Children of Promise incurs over $10,000 in fees each year in order to process credit card donations. You can help us free up our budget to make it all happen by switching your credit card donations to automatic bank withdrawal (ACH) donations. It's as simple as calling 765.648.2190 with your account and routing numbers. COP is a member in good standing with ECFA and we take your privacy seriously. 

Thank you for changing a life. Thank you for giving hope. Thank you for sponsoring a child. 

There is Power in a Scrap of Paper

Mike, Heather, and Paul had the opportunity to travel together to South America in August. It was an incredible trip filled with laughter and learning. One thing that stood out to us was the power of a scrap of paper. When we were conducting interviews with children, we would hand them the name of their sponsor on a small piece of paper. Some children immediately recognized their sponsors' names and huge smiles would break out on their faces. Others were seeing the name of their sponsor for the first time.

Jerson's eyes lit up just from reading the name of his sponsor. Sponsorship matters. You matter. Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child. 
This is Jerson. His eyes were filled with gratitude as he mentally connected the support that he's been receiving through Children of Promise with the names of those who are making it all happen. Sponsorship matters. You matter. Thank you for making a difference in the life of your sponsored child. 

Connect with Your Child by Email!

Did you know that you can write to your child and even send photos by email?! Write to your child at and we'll print your letter and photos to forward to your child. Make sure you include your child's   name and ID number. 

Don't worry, if you prefer snail mail, you can still connect that way, too. Just make sure that if you send anything in addition to the letter, that it all fits in a typical greeting card sized envelope. 

Your sponsor child will LOVE to hear from you!

We are grateful for your partnership with Children of Promise! Your sponsorship provides hope and helps children dream about the story that God is writing with their lives. Your sponsorship is developing leaders in the church today and for the church tomorrow. Thank you for making a difference! 

Mike & Heather Webb
Executive Directors
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