Taken individually each cord is not unique. However, when taken together, why we serve, how we serve and who we serve creates a distinctive approach to ministry.
What makes us different
More than 1.9 million sponsored children, 8,000 international church partners and 65+ years of serving children in Jesus' name.
A "THREE-CORD" APPROACH TO MINISTRY
We are Christ-centered, Church-based and Child-focused.
Our love of Jesus is central to everything we do. We’re responding to God’s call to care for the underprivileged children and show love to those in need. Because Jesus is our core, everything we do for children is meant to reflect God’s heart.
We demonstrate our love and live out our faith by extending care to others —in Jesus’ name irrespective of caste, creed, class or religion. All the checkups for physical care, the safe environments for play and interaction, the regular mentoring and tutoring…all our work is done in accord with the teaching of Jesus to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40, NIV).
Programs are delivered in partnership with thousands of local churches in 25 developing countries.
Local churches are best suited to address the needs of the children in its community because the church is already located in and involved in the community. We walk alongside with local churches because we believe they can effectively deliver the Jesus-based teaching and whole-life care that children in poverty deserve.
We address the needs of the individual child so that they can become responsible and fulfilled adults, equipped to change their communities.
Through our holistic child development model, we blend physical, social, economic and spiritual care together to help children in poverty fully mature in every facet of life and transcend what is often a generational legacy of poverty. Communities often feel the positive impact of the “child-first” work our church partners do because what happens in the life of a child ripples throughout his environment, but we are unashamedly and singularly focused on children.