The answer starts in Genesis: “Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind.’ ... So God created humankind in his
image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:26- 27, NRSV). More than 2 billion children are living in our world. Each of them is valuable because he or she was created in God’s image. NCM’s child sponsorship program equips local churches around the world to walk alongside children living in poverty and oppressive circumstances, equipping them to become the people God created them to be.
Jesus told His disciples, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs” (Luke 18:16, NRSV). In the midst of a culture that did not value children, Jesus made it clear that He does value them. Through child sponsorship and church-led child development centers, children have an opportunity to learn about God’s love for them and to learn about faith