Sponsorship Highlight - Congro Brazzaville 19/07/2010
From the Congo Brazzaville Sponsorship Secretary:
Despite questionable and uncertain circumstances children in the Republic of Congo face daily, the smiles on their faces tell a different story. Children are children everywhere in the world, and each Congolese child has, like any other child, the desire to be seen, heard, considered, respected, loved and cared for.
June 16 was the International Day for the African Child. In a country where half of the population is under 18 years of age, a child often becomes one of a crowd. Some public schools have 100 or more pupils in a class. Some live in large families with many children and orphaned children have been added to a relative's household. The smaller children may be overlooked; the silent ones are never heard. There is no room for sentimental softness; the children have to learn to live within the given conditions. But we are grateful to know a living God to whom each child is precious. We want our schools, institutions and youth groups to teach, train and care for the children in a way that affirms just that: each one of you counts; you are precious to God and to us.
Through sponsorship we are able to show in a concrete and material way that somebody, even though far away, cares for them!
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor or giving a one-time donation through Love in Action? Contact Sarah Kincaid at Missions@usc.salvationarmy.org or visit sponsorship.centralmissions.org for more information.