Pastor Lloyd Baker of Streams Church in Goodyear, Ariz., is putting into practice an innovative idea to teach U.S. children how to care for children living in poverty. It involves child sponsorship and pennies.
But a little backstory first…Streams Church partnered with Food for the Hungry (FH) last year. FH helps churches extend their mission to the developing world by facilitating teams and child sponsorship in Food for the Hungry communities.
So to develop a mission’s heart in his church’s children, Pastor Baker and his team created a “penny war” at Streams Church’s Vacation Bible School. The children competed with each other to bring in pennies every day to help children living in poverty.
Blessing Four Children
Pastor Baker shared with me that the children at his church raised enough money to sponsor four children for a year with Food for the Hungry. Here you can listen to Pastor Baker tell the story in his own words.
Children Inspiring Hope
I am thrilled with our partnership with churches like Streams Church. I was deeply moved by this concept of children sponsoring children.
In a day when so many are decreasing their giving and contributions…these children inspire hope to children in the developing world. But they also inspire hope to people, like me, to keep fighting to help the poor of this world.
I hope you are inspired by their story, too. You can change the life of a child in the developing world…just like these children did in Goodyear, Ariz., by sponsoring a child today. Here’s a big thanks to all the churches out there working to end poverty around the world.