How We Are Loving Street Children

One of the sad realities in mos big Asian cities is the presence of “street Children.” These kids, as young as five years old, spend most of their time each day in the city streets.

Most of these children have families and most of the families are extremely poor and live in squatter areas. Poverty, lack of education and family dysfunction can create a perfect storm for already vulnerable children. In many cases, the children are left to fend for themselves.

It doesn’t take long before they begin to feel more wanted and begin to fit in with friends on the streets. Unfortunately, this becomes a cycle that is heartbreaking to watch unfold.

So what are we doing about it? Three times each week, our ministry team hits the streets. The goal is to make contact with the children, teach them the Bible, and love them where they are. In Bacolod City Philippines where our team works, they take hot meals, first aid, and lots of love each time they go out.

After the Bible lesson and prayer time, the cids line up at the back of the church van for the meal which is usually macaroni soup. Here are a few pictures that I took a couple of nights ago.

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This is good, but we need to do more.

In order to truly help, we need a facility where we can bring the children who are the most destitute. That’s why we are in the process right now of opening our very first emergency shelter.

We have rented a facility and will begin remodeling next week. I can’t wait to show you some pictures real soon. Please pray for this first step in our three phase plan to being real hope and help to these children who need us.

Also, please remember our Fall Fundraising Campaign which is now underway. Our goal in this campaign is to raise $50,000. The money raised each Fall during the campaign is critical to our many ministries in the United States and in the Philippines.

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