By Dr. Paul Maxfield, Executive Director

I love interviewing the sponsored children around the world.  I learn so much about their lives, and it gives me an opportunity to really see first-hand how they are doing.  When I visited the children in Ghana, West Africa, this past February, a number of cases were observed that really required additional medical help beyond what the regular sponsorship funds can provide.  There were dental health issues that needed special care as well as a number of children who had developed eyesight issues.

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A number of Ghanaian children paid a visit to the dentist.

I’m so happy to show you what has happened in the last two months in Ghana!  The committee went to work immediately under the direction of Director Bishop Edward Nkansah and General Secretary Eugene Odoi – and look what has happened.  The kids have had excellent dental care – teeth filled, some pulled, teeth cleaned, and other dental issues addressed by professionals in the field.






Children who needed eyeglasses were examined by a doctor with specialized equipment who came to Amazing Grace Christian Academy (where they all attend).  Some of them had been struggling in school because it was difficult to read their school books, or they couldn’t read the chalkboard, or they had headaches from eye strain on a regular basis.

I am so excited to see them wearing their glasses.

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The children show their glasses in their cases.

Each child had to complete the traditional eye chart!

The eye doctor uses corrective lenses to determine this girl's prescription for glasses.

The eye doctor uses corrective lenses to determine this girl’s prescription for glasses.

Click HERE to read more about our Children of Promise Program in Ghana.

YOUR donations to the Emergency Fund at Children of Promise made all of this possible.  This is what happens when you give to help children.

At present, our Emergency Fund needs a boost.  Would you or your church consider a donation to help children with medical needs today?  You can be a part of giving children what they need to live, learn, and serve God in the best of health.

Donations may be made in the following ways:

  1. Checks written to Children of Promise with “Emergency Fund” notated on the check may be sent to Children of Promise, P. O. Box 2316, Anderson, IN 46018.
  1. Donate Online NOW.  As you fill out the information, just check Emergency Fund.  We accept all major credit and debit cards.
  1. You may call our office at 765-648-2190 and make a donation over the phone by credit or debit card.  Out staff will be happy to help you.

You can participate in Real Lives with Real Impact to bring Real Change…..Really – just like these children experienced because people gave to the Emergency Fund.