HOPE Philippines Children’s Ministries
A child education sponsorship program.
Golden Grove Uniting Church continues to support our Sister Church in the Philippines in their “HOPE” ministry that seeks to help poor families afford the extra costs of their children’s education.
Although education is free and mandatory and State funded, the cost of education supplies, uniforms, text books, travel, etc. is beyond the means of many poor families and orphans.
We support such children and have done so since 2006. Several have graduated from High School & their younger siblings have taken their place.
By 2010 our child sponsorship had grown to thirteen children. In April 2011 we were blessed to have Pastor Luciano Baraquit Jr and his wife Angelie visit with us for two weeks. They shared personal testimonies about how the HOPE ministry was changing the lives of poor children in the Philippines. The outcome of this visit was an increase in sponsorship to 21 children.
Some children are sponsored by individuals or families within our congregation. Some are sponsored by people connected to other congregations. Some are sponsored by people who are friends of friends. Other sponsorship is through the fundraising of the Mission and Wider Work Committee, as well as by spontaneous offering to the “Jars” in the church hall over morning tea.
You too can be involved in changing the life of a young child. Contact the minister for more information.