A portion of this year’s Birthday Gift for Jesus will go to our partnerships in the Central African Republic. For the past several years, Grace Church has been involved in a long-term partnership with churches in the CAR. These “Hand-in-Hand Partnerships” allow us to help local churches provide food, clothing, medical care, and Christian education for a classroom of up to 50 orphans each. Unlike many cultures, orphans in the CAR are typically absorbed into their extended family or community, rather than completely disregarded. This leads to significant challenges for providing for the daily, practical needs of such large families, and these orphans’ essentials are often neglected.
Grace Church and Lititz Christian School are committed to sponsoring 4 of these classrooms. Please take a moment to check out each of these web pages for our partner schools. There are some great videos on each page as well.
MORE THAN EVER, we need to be PRAYING for our brothers and sisters in the CAR. The world is largely unaware of the horrific things that are going on in that country right now – many of these children’s lives are at great risk right now, and not much is being done about it. I encourage you to take a moment to search the web for recent news and educate yourself on the situation in the CAR. I hope it will compel you to pray, regularly for our partnerships there.