NEWS FLASH: Children Of Promise Sunday Nets 286 Child Sponsorships and Counting!
Can YOU Make a Change?
Christmas is COMING!
Rescue, Restore, Release ... For Real!
Bishu Naik, a Rescue Story: During a COP visit to his village in 2010, COP learned that Bishu Naik, age 9, had been sold into indentured service (a form of slavery) as a desperate financial measure by his father. COP and the local program leaders went to work on a plan to rescue Bishu from this fate. Through negotiation and God’s grace, COP was able to purchase Bishu back from his owner and return him to his family and school. During his interview recently, Bishu shared that the best thing that has ever happened to him was his sponsorship and being rescued, literally, by COP. Bishu has his unique rescue story. Now he is being restored. And one day he will be released from COP care into the future God has planned for him. What a privilege it is for all of us to have a part in the lives of young people like Bishu (left).
Justin Barik, A Restore Story: When I first met Justin in 2010 in Cuttack, India, he was completely bedridden, emaciated, had never been to school at age 9, and communicated very little. A congenital problem with his hips prohibited him from sitting. He just lay day after day on his back, completely dependent upon his family for absolutely everything he might need. A member of the Church at the Crossing group traveling with me in 2010 sponsored him on the spot. In addition to the regular sponsorship benefits, Justin has received additional nutrition, surgery on both hips, special education, physiotherapy, and is now beginning speech therapy. The change in three years is dramatic! Thank you, Justin's sponsor. He is a happy boy! Restoration indeed.
Ratani Mallick: A Release Story: Ratani was raised at The Shelter in Cuttack, India. Brought to The Shelter at age 6 when her father died of tuberculosis, she entered the sponsorship program in 1995. She was nurtured, fed, educated, and cared for by her sponsors. Today, she has earned her masters’ degree in social work (MSW) and is seeking employment in that field. As she seeks God’s direction and opening, she is working at The Shelter Girls Home, giving care, nurture, direction, and love to the girls living there now, as she has received all those years. She was rescued, restored, and now is being released into the ministry and life God has in mind for her. Thank you, Ratani’s sponsors! To hear a personal message from Ratani recorded on October 16, 2013, click on her picture (left).
The November 2013 edition of @cop,
- Recue. Restore. Release.
- Christmas Giving for Children - Two Options
- Costa Rica Program Transition
- Volunteers Needed: Help Us Interview Sponsored Children
- Giving Promise
- Give the Gift of Prayer This Christmas
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