A little boy in church for the first time watched as the ushers passed around the offering plates. When they came near his pew, the boy said loudly, “Don’t pay for me, Daddy, I’m under five.”
It’s a good thing churches don’t charge children an admission fee! Instead, churches in-tune with God’s heart set children free.
It is beautiful to think that you, as a member of God’s body, are investing in children and setting them free. If you are a member of a local church, it is also delightful to think that your local church is investing in its children. Has your church partnered with an organization like ICC to reach out to children beyond its “Jerusalem” into the “ends of the earth?” (Acts 1:8). When Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick” (Mark 2:17), was He thinking about people hurt by sin, including abused and neglected children around the world?
A number of churches like yours have partnered with ICC to help their members live out “true and undefiled religion,” which includes caring for orphans. Partnership is as simple as a loving donor–like you–being a connector between your church and children in need. As someone who is investing in children, a donor can inform the pastor of ICC’s work and supply the church lobby or the church newsletter with updates about the children. This can lead the church to motivate others to support children in need. Maybe you can have the Que Pasa newsletter posted on your church bulletin board!
Visit: InternationalChildrensCare.org/churchpartner to learn more about how churches partner with ICC to invest in “His Kids.”
Watch the story of the Castle Rock, WA, church, and see how they are touching the lives of vulnerable children. Maybe your church can engage in this kind of ministry?
To get involved, email ICC’s church representative, Clare Barry, at email@example.com to get on the list of people who are connectors for kids. Your investment of time will help your local church set children free!
Rick Bowes (left), ICC Director of Donor Relations, and Rick Fleck (Right), ICC President, speak at the Las Palmas SDA Church in Dominican Republic. Would your church be willing to engage in orphan ministry, and to partner with churches around the world to help set children free?