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Day Four, Part II: This is How We Change the World

Vernon Brewer
Jan 20, 2013

Kampala, Uganda | If you really want to change the world, you have to empower the next generation of young people to carry the torch.

That’s exactly what we strive to do in each of our World Help Child Sponsorship Programs and with each member of our Children of the World choir.

Investing in the lives of children builds the foundation for lasting change. We’ve found that it’s the best way to reverse the cycle of poverty, build better families, and transform communities—even entire nations.

Today, our team visited Christ the King Church in Kampala. The church is only seven weeks old, but here’s what’s incredible—it was started by 100 of our sponsored children from Good Samaritan Children’s Home.

Good Samaritan is home to nearly 2,000 children, many of whom were former child soldiers and mothers at the hands of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). These children have experienced more terror and cruelty than we could ever imagine.

But it hasn’t stopped them. God has restored their lives. And today, with hundreds in attendance, these same children were lifting their hands in worship with joy on their faces.

Former members of our Children of the World choir, Pascal and Joy, were leading worship. I was speechless.

Pascal shared with the congregation about the impact of spiritual development at Good Samaritan. Alex Mitala, my dear friend and partner, puts great emphasis on teaching every child about Jesus. But he doesn’t stop there.

Recently, Alex and the leadership team at Good Samaritan challenged the students to begin sharing the Gospel with the surrounding community. The gathering I was in today was a direct result of this challenge.

In just a few short weeks, many people have become Christ followers at Christ the King . . . and it all started with the gift of sponsorship.

Sponsors, this is what your $35 a month is doing: It’s raising up leaders. It’s feeding bellies and souls. It’s giving hope. It’s transforming lives . . . today and for eternity.

On behalf of a better Uganda, thank you for your investment. This is how we change the world.

Christ the King Church Leaders

World Help partner Alex Mitala and Children of the World alumna Joy, worshiping at Christ the King.

Former Children of the World, Pascal, at Christ the King Church

Pascal, another Children of the World alumnus, shares his testimony with the congregation.

Christ the King Congregation in Nansana, Uganda

God is using sponsored children to show His love to the community of Nansana.

Pascal & Joy

Pascal Kalyango (2004-05) and Joy Muwanguzi (2005-06) as members of  our Children of the World choir.


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