The purpose of the Embrace-a-Child program is to bring children into a relationship with Jesus, bless them and help them to become more like Him. “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these… And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.” Mark 10: 13-16
The way we do this is by connecting children with Christian sponsors who will make this happen though prayer, correspondence, and a monthly or annual monetary donation. The resources sent are spent to minister to the children’s spiritual, emotional and physical needs. Your sponsorship helps with food and clothing and allows the kids to have experiences they have never had before. These once unattainable treats and experiences give them a different vision for their lives and helps opens their eyes to a different world.
Children who are sponsored have the unique opportunity to spend extra time with A.M.O. volunteers who care for them and show them the love of Christ. Sometimes we take the kids on fun field trips to new places. A favorite destination is the A.M.O. headquarters, on special days when they are out of school or on weekends. One of the most popular attractions at the A.M.O. headquarters is the swimming pool -most of these kids have never seen nor experienced being in a pool and have on these occasions the opportunity to splash around and even to learn how to swim! We also involve the children in our culinary, agriculture, and art programs at age-appropriate levels and they have a blast! For example, older kids may help bake cupcakes (cupcakes are a novelty here!) and learn basic baking skills in the process, while younger kids are able to work on their motor skills and learn about colors while decorating their cupcakes. These getaways to the A.M.O. headquarters provide them not only with a day of fun-filled activities where they can learn new skill-sets and play in a safe and nurturing environment, but allow them to have a place of refuge where they can feel God’s peace and love. While they are here, they interact constantly with volunteers who share the love of Christ through their presence, words of encouragement, and guidance. These special times with the children are life-changing for all involved and have a huge impact for God’s kingdom in the lives of these little ones.
We would like to involve you in providing a child this kind of opportunity. We have many children that we minister to in our churches and ministry centers and would like to be able to reach out to all of them in this way. A child can be sponsored for as little as $20.00 dollars a month. If through prayerful consideration you decide to sponsor a child, you will receive a profile with a picture of your child, information on where to send written letters or emails, and receive regular updates. We would love for our sponsors to join us in building a relationship with their sponsored child. These children are very poor and suffer many hardships. It is very special to God that someone, who loves His Son, loves these children as well. In order to sponsor a child, please contact us.
Another goal that we are working toward is the opening of homes for single moms in the near future. The Homes for At-Risk Children will be a place where children will have the chance to be in a place of refuge and restoration while receiving assistance with their spiritual and developmental needs. A lot of prayer and the relationships that we have developed with families through the Embrace a Child program will help us determine who the homes may be open for.
If you are interested in embracing a child, please fill out the Sponsorship Form or contact Jessica Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.