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December 2019

Thanks Living

In the wake of Thanksgiving, our hearts are full of gratitude for all of the people working together to give hope to children and their families all over the world. As we enjoyed the Thanksgiving season and all of the associated culinary traditions, we spent time in prayer for the millions of people in need globally. We’re thankful that we have the opportunity to be a part of giving hope and changing lives through Children of Promise.  

It takes a lot of people to make Children of Promise possible, and we're grateful for each one. 

We're grateful for the kids! 

Children are a precious gift from God. They are the focus of this ministry because they are quite literally the future leaders of the Church, our communities, and our institutions. Children of Promise has had an impact on over 17,000 children throughout the last 27 years! Those children are now contributing to their communities as teachers, pastors, nurses, professionals, tradespeople, business owners, and parents. Our kids are shaping their communities! 

We're thankful for the country directors! 

Did you know that the vast majority of the COP country directors around the world are pastors and lay leaders who voluntarily care for the children in their churches and communities out of their own sense of calling and love for the children and their families? The country directors spend hours and hours every month ensuring that the sponsored children are attending and performing well in school, eating healthily and sufficiently, receiving medical attention when needed, and learning about the hope of Christ through the local church. They do it with love. They do it voluntarily. They are the hands and feet of Jesus. 

We're grateful for the sponsors! 

For every child in Children of Promise, there is a sponsor generously giving every month to make sure their sponsored child's needs are met. You, sponsor, are faithfully contributing, many times sacrificially, because of your love and desire to share your resources with others in need. You are a vital part of the hope and health and opportunities of the children. Thank you! 

We’re thankful for the COP office staff and volunteers! 

Our small staff in Anderson, Indiana is plugging away behind the scenes of this global ministry; crunching numbers, planning trips, sending resources, reading letters, responding to needs, and generally looking after the countless large and small tasks that make this ministry function. They serve with love and a sense of calling not because it is their job, but because they believe in the incredible value of the work. They are the strong and beautiful bridge that connects sponsors to more than 4500 children in 30 countries. They work hard. They love the kids. They are important. 

There are so many needs in the world, but we have reason to be thankful. As we transition into the Christmas season, we now focus our attention on the thrill of Hope that is Christ Jesus.  

Please continue to pray for this ministry, for the children and their families. 

Pray for the directors. 

Pray for former, current, and future sponsors. 

Pray for the staff and volunteers of Children of Promise.

Your sponsored children say thank you and we say thank you. Happy Thanksgiving!

Mike & Heather Webb
Executive Directors
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Do You Want to Do More? 

These are a few of the children who are waiting to be sponsored. If you feel led to sponsor one of these children, please call 765.648.2190. Additional children who are waiting for a sponsor are listed on our website.

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