The Sad Facts
Think about how different your life would be
if you were born in a place where there was no clean drinking water and a quarter of all children died before their 5th birthday. Envision being so malnourished and hungry that you never grow to your potential – either physically or mentally. Perhaps you never had the opportunity to go to school because you had to work or carry water for your family – or maybe there wasn’t even a school in your area. Imagine you had no access to health care so simple illnesses like diarrhea or an infected tooth becomes a death sentence. Even worse, think what your life would be like if a rebel army came and destroyed your village, killing your family and driving you to live in a refugee camp – maybe in another country.
These are the sad facts of life for millions of children around the world. Tragically, every 3 seconds a child dies from hunger related causes – 30,000 per day! That is the equivalent of 100 jet planes full of children crashing and killing everyone aboard every single day. More than ten million children die per year from lack of food, basic medical care and availability of clean water. And what’s worse, their deaths are totally preventable. All it takes is for individuals to care enough to act and give hope to a hopeless child. To make a difference. We cannot let the vast scope of the problem keep us from action. No one can make a difference for everyone, but every single one of us can make a difference for someone. Grace Children’s Home Ministries has been caring for orphaned, abandoned, and destitute children since 2002. Won’t you join us in making a difference for them – one life at a time?
“Imagine the horror of the world if a major earthquake were to occur and people stood by and watched without assisting the survivors! Yet every day, the equivalent of a major earthquake killing over 30,000 young children occurs to a disturbingly muted response. They die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death” – UNICEF State of the Child Report
“Whoever receives one child like this in My Name, receives Me….” – Mark 9:37