Call for Help

Have you ever been in an emergency situation? Maybe someone at school started choking or maybe you were involved in a car accident. How do we get help when we need it? Most often, we call for help. That call for help might be to the police, the fire department or an ambulance.

Do you realize who Jesus called on when He was in distress in the Garden of Gethsemane? Jesus was very upset because He knew He was going to die soon. He also knew that the disciples would run away and not help Him. He was exhausted from sorrow. Perhaps Jesus was asking God to give Him the courage He needed for what was about to happen. Do you remember how God answered Jesus’ prayer? He sent an angel to strengthen Jesus.

We can follow Jesus’ example. When we find ourselves in a situation where we’re scared, we can pray to God and ask for courage. He is always listening and He loves to hear from us.

Passages to Read as a Family
Luke 22:40-53

Noodle on it!
Why did Jesus go to the Garden of Gethsemane?
What happened when Jesus asked the disciples to pray?
When you’re in a situation where you’re scared, how do you respond? How can God help you?

Prayer Suggestions
Practice praying out loud. Ask God to help you learn the importance of prayer.

Activity Idea
Write down three names of people you want to pray for. It could be a leader in your church or maybe a friend at school. How about adding one person you don’t like very much? Then put your list somewhere you will see it each day, like the bathroom mirror. Take time to pray for these three people each day.


Through a relationship with a local church and a caring sponsor, a child is able to discover his or her true value.

For $43/month, a sponsored child receives:
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that unlocks the potential within their heart

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to defeat illiteracy and provide critical skills

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to protect against malnutrition

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to fight back against disease and sickness

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through a local church to overcome fear and hopelessness

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to protect from crime, violence, and danger

In a world where nearly 400 million children live on less than $2.15 a day, child sponsorship is a strategic way to provide children with compassion, resources, and hope.


Start Sponsoring a Child Today!

Your tax-deductible contribution of just $43 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-driven Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God. Just imagine how exciting it will be when one day you get to heaven and your sponsored child is there with you because you chose to sponsor him or her.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.

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