"Sponsor a child, change a family. If we sponsor children, in the same area, we change a community. Change a community, we can impact a region. Impact enough regions, we change a nation"
Gary Clarke, lead pastor Hillsong London
Sponsor a child: you can be part of a worldwide family - more than 1 million sponsors who believe children have to live free from poverty, in Jesus' name.
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."
Proverbs 31:8-9 (NIV)
We see the word ‘poverty’ and our vision blurs. All we see are statistics: 1.3 billion people trapped in an endless cycle of poverty for generation upon generation.
But these statistics have faces. They represent lives that are no less and no more valuable than yours or mine, yet they are found deep in the trenches of disempowerment and hopelessness with no way out.
Since the 1990’s, Hillsong church members worldwide have been sponsoring children in Compassion projects throughout the developing world. Almost 50000 children globally have been sponsored through our church, network and conferences.
The testimonies are truly remarkable. Children are finding Christ, their education is progressing and their health improving. Children are graduating from school with dreams alive in their hearts and a clear vision for their future.