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Shoebox Gifts Remind Mexico’s Children that God Is Near

MEXICO — A mother, daughter, and children in Acapulco, Mexico, praise God for the hope and joy they received through an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift after their home was destroyed in a hurricane. Esmeralda: It was 10 pm. A hurricane was announced. A hurricane became more powerful. It became a category 5 hurricane. I… Continue reading Shoebox Gifts Remind Mexico’s Children that God Is Near

Compassion International Selects Water Mission as Partner in New Global WASH Alliance Designed to Bring Holistic Care to Children and Families Experiencing Poverty

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC — Water Mission is partnering with Compassion International on a global safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) alliance through a pilot project initiating in Chimwenje, Malawi. The alliance will strive to bring holistic care to children and families experiencing poverty through safe water access. The newly piloted program will reach Chimwenje’s more… Continue reading Compassion International Selects Water Mission as Partner in New Global WASH Alliance Designed to Bring Holistic Care to Children and Families Experiencing Poverty

Gifts Bring Joy to Israeli Children

ISRAEL — Samaritan’s Purse airlifted and distributed 24,000 boxes of gifts over Christmas for Israeli boys and girls. Ken Isaacs – Vice President of Programs & Government Relations Samaritan’s Purse: And today I’m in Moshavim, Israel. We brought 24,000 gifts into the country and we’re distributing them primarily in two of these regional council areas.… Continue reading Gifts Bring Joy to Israeli Children

Church International Made it a ‘Christmas to Remember’ for More Than 300 Children with Gift Giveaway

WARRIOR, AL — Church International hosted their inaugural gift giveaway for North Jefferson County residents on December 9, 2023. The event, titled Christmas on the Red Brick Street, benefitted countless families and more than 300 children who were in need of a little extra help this Christmas. Pastor Robin R. Bullock was thrilled to see… Continue reading Church International Made it a ‘Christmas to Remember’ for More Than 300 Children with Gift Giveaway

Bringing Joy and Toys to Impoverished Children on Skid Row at Fred Jordan Missions this Christmas

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of homeless and underprivileged children in Los Angeles are set to experience the magic of Christmas at one of the biggest Christmas celebrations in the city on Saturday, December 16th, 2023. Generously donated by compassionate individuals, over 7,000 new toys will bring smiles to the faces of approximately 2,000 children in… Continue reading Bringing Joy and Toys to Impoverished Children on Skid Row at Fred Jordan Missions this Christmas

LA Dream Center’s Annual Christmas ‘Dreamland’ Will Provide over 6,000 Toys to Children in Need

LOS ANGELES — On Saturday, December 16, The Los Angeles Dream Center will host its enchanting Christmas “Dreamland” event. This annual tradition, made possible by the generous and dedicated sponsors of Family First Life and AM570 Sports, aims to spread joy throughout Los Angeles with over 6,000 toys that will be given to children of… Continue reading LA Dream Center’s Annual Christmas ‘Dreamland’ Will Provide over 6,000 Toys to Children in Need

A Christian Club for Children in Poland

POLAND — An Operation Christmas Child volunteer in Poland started a Christian club for children who wanted to continue to meet for Bible study after they received shoebox gifts and graduated from The Greatest Journey. Wiestawa Szymczak – Volunteer: One day God laid it in my heart that if the children come to know Him… Continue reading A Christian Club for Children in Poland

New Superhero Fights Galactic Spiritual War for Children

UNITED STATES — In response to the spiritual war that has occurred in recent years in children’s content, a pastor from the United States has created “The Galactic Adventures of Captain Zepto,” a series of comics that aim to preserve the innocence of children and convey moral and biblical values. Pastor Han Kuhneman of Omaha,… Continue reading New Superhero Fights Galactic Spiritual War for Children

Children’s Charity Launches Education is Power Campaign

UNITED KINGDOM — It is a sad fact that, globally, the number of children and adolescents who do not have access to school education is 260 million, nearly four times the entire population of the UK. In response Christian children’s charity CRY is launching their Back To School Education is Power campaign to highlight how… Continue reading Children’s Charity Launches Education is Power Campaign

Feed My Starving Children Celebrates 4 Billionth Meal, a Milestone in Global Hunger Relief Efforts

FMSC partners distribute MannaPack meals to families in hunger hotspots around the world.

COON RAPIDS, MN — Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), a nonprofit organization committed to eradicating extreme hunger, celebrates the production of its 4 billionth meal. The milestone meal was packed on June 28 at a mobile packing event at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee, Minnesota. Since its founding in 1987, FMSC has been driven… Continue reading Feed My Starving Children Celebrates 4 Billionth Meal, a Milestone in Global Hunger Relief Efforts

Child Evangelism Fellowship Aims to Reach 100 Million Children with the Gospel

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ST. LOUIS — Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), one of the world’s leading child evangelism organizations, is reemphasizing its commitment to the Great Commission with a new slate of ambitious goals. CEF has been called by God to make it their highest priority to present the Gospel so children may be discipled in God’s Word. Their… Continue reading Child Evangelism Fellowship Aims to Reach 100 Million Children with the Gospel

Empty tomb, inc. Mission Match Wants to Work with Churches to to Keep 1 Million Children from Dying Globally

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CHAMPAIGN, IL — Over 1 million children under the age of 5 are expected to die from treatable causes in 2023. empty tomb®, inc. Mission Match® is a tool to help churches in the U.S. use their own distribution networks to help these children in Jesus’ name. Churches still have one of the best global… Continue reading Empty tomb, inc. Mission Match Wants to Work with Churches to to Keep 1 Million Children from Dying Globally

Experts Warn of the Danger of Social Media for Children’s Mental Health

SPAIN — An increasing number of studies suggest that social media have a negative impact on the mental health of minors, which has led to concern among specialists and Christian parents. Christian families are showing concern about the adverse consequences that social networks are having on new generations. Young people are facing an increase in… Continue reading Experts Warn of the Danger of Social Media for Children’s Mental Health

Empowering Kurdish Children in Northern Iraq

NORTHERN IRAQ — Sharo and Alex Ahmedi with Hope For Communities share how they are helping some of the most marginalized people and children in the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq. In partnership with the Christian children’s charity CRY they are teaching young people English and empowering them with life skills. Sharo & Alexis Ahmedi:… Continue reading Empowering Kurdish Children in Northern Iraq

Faith Communities Unite in Prayer for Abused Children

HARLINGEN, TX — Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, is calling on communities across the country to recognize the annual Blue Sunday Day of Prayer for Abused Children on April 30th. Since 1994, Blue Sunday has been raising awareness about the devastating effects of child… Continue reading Faith Communities Unite in Prayer for Abused Children

Evacuating Children from East Ukraine

UKRAINE — Throughout the war in Ukraine, Great Commission Media Ministries has coordinated the evacuating of many children and families from some of the worst-hit parts of the East of the country. Here’s just one story of how Hannu Haukka and his team rescued Andrei’s family and many others from near Mariupol and brought them… Continue reading Evacuating Children from East Ukraine

OneHope Reaches 2 Billion Children and Youth With God’s Word

POMPANO BEACH, FL — OneHope, an international Christian ministry, has crossed the threshold of sharing God’s Word with two billion children since 1987. To commemorate this incredible milestone, Bob Hoskins, OneHope’s founder, traveled to El Salvador, where OneHope’s programs launched in 1987. Watch the live recording of this special moment here. The vision of OneHope… Continue reading OneHope Reaches 2 Billion Children and Youth With God’s Word

‘Love Bomb’ Weekend Raises Over $200,000 for Ukraine and Uganda Children in Need

ALBUQUERQUE — Calvary Church’s Reload Love ministry raised over $208,000 during its annual “Love Bomb” weekend (Feb. 11 and 12), with proceeds benefitting the ministry’s 2023 highlighted project: children caught in the crossfire of the yearlong conflict in Ukraine and decade-long civil war in South Sudan. Hundreds of people joined Calvary Church at their flagship… Continue reading ‘Love Bomb’ Weekend Raises Over $200,000 for Ukraine and Uganda Children in Need

Celebration for Record Number of Children Reached During Christmas 2022

WARRENTON, MO — The world’s largest mission organization dedicated to children celebrated a record number of children reached in its 2022 world-wide, in-person Christmas Party Clubs. Hundreds of Zoom connections and YouTube attendees facilitated representatives from countries around the world to join the International Headquarters staff of Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) on Friday, February 10th,… Continue reading Celebration for Record Number of Children Reached During Christmas 2022

Empowering Children in Africa’s Largest Slum

KIBERA, KENYA —A Christian charity is empowering and educating children in Africa’s largest slum in Kibera on the outskirts of Nairobi in Kenya. Most of the residents live in extreme poverty. There are few schools, little clean water, and very little electricity, medical care or toilet facilities. With no government services, schools, clinics, water and… Continue reading Empowering Children in Africa’s Largest Slum

Children Discipling Children in Suriname

SURINAME — Charahja began teaching the discipleship course The Greatest Journey to other children in her native Suriname on the northeastern coast of South America. When she was just 14 years old. Working with her mother, the two are passionate about seeing children reached with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Charahja Van Broekhoven –… Continue reading Children Discipling Children in Suriname

Calvary Church Provides Gifts to 2,500 Children in Need Through Christmas Toy Shop

ALBUQUERQUE — Calvary Church in New Mexico provided gifts to nearly 2,500 children through their Calvary Church Christmas Toy Shop, Monday, Dec. 19. The toy drive at Calvary Church has been an annual Christmas tradition since 2014. Like many Calvary Church community outreach efforts, the toy drive serves children who attend Title 1-funded schools in… Continue reading Calvary Church Provides Gifts to 2,500 Children in Need Through Christmas Toy Shop

Eastern European Mission Provides 225,000 Children’s Bibles to Former Communist Nation

HURST, TX — EEM (Eastern European Mission), a ministry that has steadfastly worked for more than 60 years to supply free Bibles to Eastern Europe and the surrounding nations, recently delivered 225,000 Children’s Bibles in North Macedonia as a result of its Bibles for Kids fundraising campaign. The gift was recognized by both the Church… Continue reading Eastern European Mission Provides 225,000 Children’s Bibles to Former Communist Nation

Shoebox Gifts Bring Joy to Deaf Children in Namibia

NAMIBIA — The classroom was quiet as deaf Namibian boys and girls opened their Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. There were no squeals of excitement or chattering, no shouting for friends to come and look at the fun gifts inside their shoebox. The Operation Christmas Child outreach event marked the first time that most of the… Continue reading Shoebox Gifts Bring Joy to Deaf Children in Namibia

World Vision Helps Children in Laos Improve Reading Skills

LAOS — World Vision’s iREAD project in Laos, which is funded by the Japanese government, is making a positive impact despite the pandemic-related educational challenges faced during 2021. According to World Vision, children supported by the project “are showing outstanding progress in reading skills, an encouraging sign for 2022.”[1] Before the pandemic, many children in… Continue reading World Vision Helps Children in Laos Improve Reading Skills

U.S. Charity Aims to Bring Hope to 60,000 Children, Orphans in Ukraine, Russia This Christmas

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based Christian charity is ramping up its efforts to bring hope to more than 60,000 children and orphans across Ukraine, Russia and the former Soviet Union this Christmas – 10,000 more children than last year. The huge-scale, church-led Immanuel’s Child outreach supported by Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) gives… Continue reading U.S. Charity Aims to Bring Hope to 60,000 Children, Orphans in Ukraine, Russia This Christmas

Franklin Graham Meets Children’s Heart Project Families in Mongolia

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA — Franklin Graham spent a whirlwind weekend in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as he met with children and families who have benefited from Samaritan’s Purse Children’s Heart Project and later gave out Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. Franklin Graham – President and CEO, Samaritan’s Purse: This is Franklin Graham. I’m in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. We’ve been working here for over… Continue reading Franklin Graham Meets Children’s Heart Project Families in Mongolia

Children in Benin Hear the Gospel Through Simple Shoebox Gifts

BENIN, AFRICA — Nine-year-old Gladys flashed a big smile as she recounted the day she received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift. It all started with a friend’s invitation. “You have to go to my church,” her friend, Kemi, told her. “There are good things going on, and I want you to hear the Word… Continue reading Children in Benin Hear the Gospel Through Simple Shoebox Gifts

Ukraine War Kids, ‘Forgotten Children’ to Taste Joy at Summer Camps

UKRAINE WAR KIDS, 'FORGOTTEN CHILDREN' TO TASTE JOY AT SUMMER CAMPS: U.S.-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) aims to help 50,000 boys and girls in the former Soviet Union have a life-changing summer camp experience this year, including children suffering because of the war in Ukraine. Last year, more than 3,300 children responded to the Gospel. People can support the church-run camps by donating on the SGA website.

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based mission to the former Soviet Union aims to help give 50,000 disadvantaged boys and girls a “life-changing” summer camp experience this year, including children suffering because of the war in Ukraine. Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) partners with thousands of local churches across the vast region to provide… Continue reading Ukraine War Kids, ‘Forgotten Children’ to Taste Joy at Summer Camps

Superbook, a Tool for the Education of Children

TIMIȘOARA, ROMANIA — The evangelical project Superbook continues to awaken children’s and parents’ interest across Romania and beyond. Throughout the years, this project has contributed to children’s education and it has helped them understand the Word of God from an early age. We’ll find out the details from the following report. For several years, Alfa… Continue reading Superbook, a Tool for the Education of Children

Delivering Backpacks to Children in Ukraine

NORTH WILKESBORO, NC — Samaritan’s Purse is sending thousands of children’s backpacks to Ukraine, each filled with a soft bear, hat, sketch pad, ball, and child-friendly Gospel materials, to let them know that God loves them and hasn’t forgotten them. Karl Phelps – Samaritan’s Purse: Samaritan’s Purse is packing backpacks for the children of Ukraine.… Continue reading Delivering Backpacks to Children in Ukraine

Mobile Food Drive, Sponsored by Nations Church in Partnership with One Heart for Women and Children

ORLANDO, FL — Nations Church, one of the fastest-growing churches in America, based in Central Florida, recently partnered with One Heart for Women and Children to assist families and individuals struggling with food insecurity in the local community. On March 16th, Nations Church and One Heart combined their teams, arriving at the Christ for all… Continue reading Mobile Food Drive, Sponsored by Nations Church in Partnership with One Heart for Women and Children

CEF Caring for Ukrainian Children in Ukraine and Neighboring Countries

WARRENTON, MO — CEF has 69 national workers in Ukraine who were ministering to children on a daily basis, reaching 133,000 children in 2021. Only 12 workers have fled the country thus far. Of the remaining, half are sheltering in place and the other half have moved to western Ukraine. One reported that in the… Continue reading CEF Caring for Ukrainian Children in Ukraine and Neighboring Countries

Operation Christmas Child Benefits More than 9 Million Children

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BOONE, NC — Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, has impacted the lives of 188 million children in more than 170 countries.[1] Samaritan’s Purse recently released a report highlighting the success of the program’s 2021 Christmas season, during which 9.1 million children in need received shoebox gifts—containing various gifts such as… Continue reading Operation Christmas Child Benefits More than 9 Million Children

American Efforts to Save Children in Konotop, Ukraine

MP counselor Sergey, who is also a foster family, lost his apartment while helping others find shelter from the bombs. Photo by MercyProjects.org

MURRIETA, CA — Today, Russian soldiers walked through crowded streets in Konotop, Ukraine, threatening to release hand grenades if the people of this city in northeast Ukraine did not submit to them. Mayor Artem Semenikhin, rallied the people in this town in Sumy Oblast, just 100 miles from the Russian border, and they resisted the… Continue reading American Efforts to Save Children in Konotop, Ukraine

SAT-7 Gifts Provide Learning Access to Syrian Refugee Children

BEIRUT, LEBANON — Five Syrian refugee children have received a new way to access learning from Christian broadcast ministry SAT-7 from the comfort of their home. “They cannot go to school, so we took school to their home,” explains Mostafa, one of the young visitors. Three Syrian boys from SAT-7 ACADEMY program Puzzle visited a… Continue reading SAT-7 Gifts Provide Learning Access to Syrian Refugee Children

How Do Children of the Persecuted Church Celebrate Christmas?

SYRIA — How do children of the persecuted church celebrate Christmas? Despite conflict and persecution, children around the world are determined to celebrate Christmas. What are you doing for Christmas this year? It’s a question many of us are asking around the world. For children living in countries where believers are persecuted, it’s a question… Continue reading How Do Children of the Persecuted Church Celebrate Christmas?

GFA World and Believers Eastern Church Help Bring the Joy of Christmas to Children

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO – One of the core values of GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, is being a people who work together with the body of Christ. In the week of November 15-22, 2021, GFA World was able to demonstrate this value by… Continue reading GFA World and Believers Eastern Church Help Bring the Joy of Christmas to Children

Compassion Transforms Lives of Children in Peru

PERU – In the midst of the health crisis surrounding the pandemic Christian charity Compassion is providing practical and support to more than 86,000 children in Peru through their sponsorship program. One sponsor went the extra mile to help to radically turn around a very challenging housing situation for Joshmael and his family. Elia Sipan… Continue reading Compassion Transforms Lives of Children in Peru

Christ for all Nations Launches A Million Children for Jesus Campaign

TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA — Over 60% of the entire population of Africa is under the age of 25 and more than half of those are under the age of 16. In response as part of Christ for all Nation’s “Decade of Double Harvest”, the ministry has launched a campaign to reach a million children across… Continue reading Christ for all Nations Launches A Million Children for Jesus Campaign

Rescuing Children from Slavery in Pakistan: One Organization’s Fight to Give Housing and Hope to Girls Rescued from Bonded Labor

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NASHVILLE – In May 2019, One by One – a UK-based global missions organization with a heart for the poor and broken across the Third World – opened King’s Children’s Home, near Lahore in Pakistan, to rehouse and give hope to children rescued from brick factory bonded labor in that country. The home opened with… Continue reading Rescuing Children from Slavery in Pakistan: One Organization’s Fight to Give Housing and Hope to Girls Rescued from Bonded Labor

Minnesota Family with Special Needs Children Finds Rest and Enrichment

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA — Hugh and Pat from White Bear Lake, in Minnesota have two daughters with Down syndrome, but they are exhausted. Having not slept through the night for a decade because of the demands of disability, this family was in desperate need of respite. Through the Joni and Friends Respite at Home… Continue reading Minnesota Family with Special Needs Children Finds Rest and Enrichment

7 Hills Church Celebrates Over 200 Children Choosing Jesus at ‘Summer Fest’

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CINCINNATI — “Summer Fest” at 7 Hills Church celebrated a significant milestone over the weekend with 216 children making the decision to invite Jesus into their lives throughout the course of the vacation Bible school, running June 8-10. Campuses in Florence, KY, and Cincinatti, OH saw hundreds of children attend “Summer Fest,” an annual day-camp… Continue reading 7 Hills Church Celebrates Over 200 Children Choosing Jesus at ‘Summer Fest’

Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Some of us are old enough to remember when the late-evening local news was preceded by a voice asking, “It’s 11:00. Do you know where your children are?” The answer hoped for was, “Yes. They are home, safely tucked into their beds.” No reply was expected. The question was an early form… Continue reading Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

Cure International Opens Zimbabwe’s First Children’s Orthopedic Hospital

ZIMBABWE — CURE International (CURE), a global provider of surgical treatment for children with treatable disabilities, has opened CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, a first-in-the-nation facility providing life-transforming medical care to thousands of vulnerable children. At CURE Zimbabwe, surgeries are free to children under 18 regardless of race, religion, or gender. Conditions that… Continue reading Cure International Opens Zimbabwe’s First Children’s Orthopedic Hospital

Christian Slum School is a Lifeline for Kenyan Children

KENYA — COVID-19 is a global pandemic and has caused worldwide upheavals. But for a small Christian preschool in the slum of Nakuru town in Kenya, a government shutdown of schools countrywide has not prevented the small staff of 8 Christians from continuing to care for these precious little children. GNA Kenya reporter Tony Were… Continue reading Christian Slum School is a Lifeline for Kenyan Children

For Millions of Arab Children, Remote Learning Represents Survival

FOR MILLIONS OF ARABIC CHILDREN, REMOTE LEARNING IS A LIFELINE: Christian satellite broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) is providing an education otherwise unattainable for millions of Arabic children. SAT-7 ACADEMY offers lessons in English, Arabic, mathematics and the sciences for primary school students in various grades. These classes, accessible even by kids in refugee camps, are a valuable tool in combating illiteracy across the Middle East and North Africa.

EASTON, MD — While many American parents see the past year’s remote learning as a source of their children’s depression and academic shortfalls, satellite TV lessons from SAT-7, a unique Christian media ministry, are providing a critical education for millions of students in war-torn nations in the Middle East and North Africa. One of every… Continue reading For Millions of Arab Children, Remote Learning Represents Survival

Feeding Hungry Children in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA — Samaritan’s Purse is helping to feed hungry children in northern Ethiopia who are at risk of acute malnutrition, due to food shortages caused by months of internal conflict. David Mbuguah, Samaritan’s Purse: This is Samaritan’s Purse team. We are here in northern Ethiopia in the Tigray region. Today, we are here to serve… Continue reading Feeding Hungry Children in Ethiopia

Mercy Ships and CURE International Announce Partnership Providing Surgery to Reach More Children Living with Disabilities

SPRING LAKE, MI — Mercy Ships and CURE International announced a partnership to provide specialized surgical care to children living with disabilities across the continent of Africa. Both organizations provide hope and healing to children living with disabilities through surgical care in under-resourced countries. During a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has made access to specialized… Continue reading Mercy Ships and CURE International Announce Partnership Providing Surgery to Reach More Children Living with Disabilities

CURE International to Launch Zimbabwe’s First Children’s Orthopedic Hospital

SPRING LAKE, MI — CURE International (CURE), a global provider of surgical treatment for children with treatable disabilities, announced plans to open CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe, a first-in-the-nation facility providing life-transforming medical care to thousands of vulnerable children. Reconstruction of the $5 million hospital was recently completed by the Zimbabwe Orthopedic Trust (ZOT) in… Continue reading CURE International to Launch Zimbabwe’s First Children’s Orthopedic Hospital

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