Partnership - Global Hope

Churches

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

– James 1:27

Global Hope provides Christ-centered care for orphaned and vulnerable children through global partnerships. One way we accomplish this is by partnering with churches who want to be involved in the care of orphan and vulnerable children.

There are two important reasons why Global Hope seeks and values church partnerships:

1) To help congregations live out James 1:27 by learning about and getting involved in the caring of orphans around the world.

2) A congregation that is united under a common vision to care for orphans and vulnerable children can have great impact! Churches can direct a wide range of resources (related to time, talent and treasure) toward mission work.

Some ways Global Hope can partner with your church are:

Orphan Sunday

Orphan Sunday is first Sunday of each November. On this day, churches around the country rouse believers with God’s call to care for the orphan and provide opportunities to take tangible steps that make a difference in the life of an orphan child.

Global Hope staff and volunteers understand the plight of the orphan and can be on-site to share their knowledge and answer questions. We can present information about the status of orphans around the world and how organizations like Global Hope are making a difference.

Sponsor A Child

Global Hope can provide opportunities for individuals and families to sponsor a child, or as we call it, to be a Godparent to an orphan child. This term is used to signify a deeper relationship than just sending money every month.

Through letters from Godparents, children are encouraged when they know someone is praying for and thinking about them regularly. We would set up a display with pictures and information on children that need Godparents.

Connect with Kids

We can help children and families connect with the cause tangibly by coordinating a Letter Writing Activity. Children are guided by their teacher to write a letter and/or draw a picture in Sunday school or youth group after teaching them about what an orphan is and our responsibility as Christians to care for them. Afterward they would join up with their parents to choose a child to send their letter/drawing to. The family could also write a letter to go along with the child’s letter.

Mission Trips

In each country where we work, Global Hope sends teams to serve the children and caretakers. We believe mission trips have the power to transform both those serving and those being served (and sometimes it’s not clear which category one falls in!) We can help you coordinate your own mission trip with members from your congregation.

These are just a few ways we can partner together, but ultimately, it comes down to what your church needs to live out James 1:27.

What ideas do you have?

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