Fifteen years ago, our church was called by God to address the root problems that cause people to leave their homes in Latin America to find a better life in the USA.
Currently, we have been led to Compassion International (CI), one of the largest and most respected child sponsorship organizations in the world. The unique approach of CI resonates with us. They are explicitly Christ-centered, child-centered and church-centered. Local churches with a vision to reach children and their families are equipped by CI to run a Child Development Center (CDC).
WHO DO WE SERVE AND HOW?
Alongside CI, we started the Shamma Kids CDC in El Salvador. Children enrolled at this CDC are sponsored by individuals in our congregation. Through the sponsorship, the children receive after school meals and tutoring, along with medical check-ups and treatment and a consistent witness to Christ. They also are able to communicate with their sponsor through letter writing! We hope to send a mission team to El Salvador every year to allow sponsors to meet their sponsored child and to support the work of the church and CDC.
WHO JOINS IN OUR MINISTRY?
This partnership involves over 200 people at our church that are currently sponsoring children in El Salvador. We also have a leadership team that plans mission trips and stays connected with our partners in El Salvador.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
You can sponsor a child at the Shamma Kids CDC (ES0963)! Contact André Rocha to find out if there are any unsponsored children available at this CDC. If you want to learn more about child sponsorship, letter writing, upcoming trips, or anything else about the partnership please contact Shar Pauley at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also connect by joining our Facebook Group!