Will You Transform a Child's Life?

 

In Mark 10:14-15, Jesus tells us, "Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it."

In a world where children are seldom regarded at all, Jesus' words are a stinging rebuke. Children around the world often bear the brunt of the bad decisions of adults - the consequences of poverty, famine, broken homes, economic exploitation, political instability, drugs and sexual abuse fall hardest on children.

You and I want to help them, but it is not enough just to address the symptoms of these problems. It takes a life-long commitment to build a bridge to life from where they are to who they can become, a bridge to safely carry them over the rivers of brokenness that have trapped their families for generations. The Gospel is the key to that bridge.

Our vision is that every child under our care will hear and respond to the Gospel and completely cross that bridge - growing into young adults who are maturing in their faith in Christ, are physically healthy, and mentally prepared to fulfill God's call for their lives. Reaching a nation with God's truth and love starts with reaching its children.

Partnership through Child Sponsorship makes this vision a reality, because our mission is built on making disciples of Christ and fostering relationships. With sponsorship, supporters are able to forge connections with the children they support, sharing letters and gifts, prayer requests and stories. Together in Christ's power, we can transform the lives of children around the world.

Children come to AMG from many different backgrounds, and we try to meet them where they are, while addressing their various core needs - physical, emotional, educational, and social. Most importantly, we want to help each of them become lifelong, faithful followers of Christ who will impact their families, communities and nations for Him. Our holistic approach puts the Gospel front and center, verbally and visibly sharing the love of Christ which leads to life transformation in other areas.

A sponsorship of just $32 per month provides basic needs for one boy or girl, including multiple weekly opportunities to hear the Gospel and learn from Scripture. You can know that these sponsorships result daily in transformed lives around the world.

Don't just take our word for it. This note we received from the father of two sponsored children in the Philippines tells you better than I can about the outcome of what happens when you and I reach out to children: "I am very grateful that through this ministry [my children] Nathan and Ivory learned and experienced the true meaning and value of life…. Likewise, with all these blessings, they learned to see how great God is and even to trust Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior through listening to Bible stories, memory verses and singing songs in the center. The feeling of being loved is a sweet prelude to their tender minds to appreciate the love of God for them through Jesus Christ."

To learn more about AMG's childcare ministries around the world, and discover how you can get involved, please visit www.amginternational.org or call 1-800-251-7206.

Advancing the Ministries of the Gospel (AMG) International is a non-denominational, international missions agency based in Chattanooga, Tenn. AMG's distinctive has always been its reliance on national workers to carry the Gospel in their own cultures. Today, they operate ministries in more than 30 countries around the world through partnership with national believers.

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