One Life – Child Sponsorship

One Life - Child Sponsorship

The One Life Child Sponsorship program started as a project of Oceans of Mercy, a non-profit organization located in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. One Life Child Sponsorship Program is based on relationships with organizations and with people both here in the US and overseas. We have partners on the ground in our target countries who are well-known community leaders and respected child advocates. By joining forces with these groups, we can assist more children more effectively than one organization alone, and we can reach out to needy children in many countries (South Africa, India, Thailand, and Mexico).

Regardless of the country in which they live, these vulnerable children face similar challenges on a daily basis:

  • Extreme poverty: Over 11 million children die from starvation every year. Children who do survive are small for their age and often suffer from cognitive deficits stemming from chronic malnutrition.
  • Orphans: There are over 15 million children orphaned by AIDS in the world today. Living without the supervision and care of an adult makes life extremely perilous for the youngest.
  • Homeless: 200 million children live or work on the streets. This environment is especially cruel for children in need; this form of neglect often pushes children towards substance abuse.
  • Child soldiers: Condemned the world over, this form of exploitation causes tremendous mental anguish for those children who survive it.
  • Child prostitution: Currently, an estimated 1 million children are working as child prostitutes. This is a terribly demeaning and dangerous means of survival.
  • Child laborers: Forced into these jobs, children laborers are literally robbed of any semblance of normal childhood….
  • The world is a very tough place for these children and unfortunately, they are simply not long for this earth. We know that we cannot help every vulnerable child, but we can do our part. By matching sponsors with a child in need, we can make a difference, one child at a time, one life at a time.

    It is times like this that I am so proud to be a member of Westside Family Church and how our God is using broken vessels like us to do such big things. I would love everyone of you to get involved as soon as possible, please go to One Life’s website and get involved. or click here to sign up.

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    ~ by westsidecollegeministry on October 31, 2007.

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