Christmas and Salvation

Our children’s programs had wonderful Christmas programs full of food, music, celebration, and the true meaning of Christmas – in fact at least 13 people were saved through these programs!

  • In Oaxaca, families were invited for a delicious meal and beautiful pageant. Each of the grades performed a dance or depiction of a Biblical story or truth. Pastor Victor shared the story of God’s love at Christmas. 

  • In Haiti, the children gathered to celebrate the birth of Jesus with prayer, reciting scripture, a wonderful meal, and gifts. Pastor Chavanne led the children in thanking God for the Forward Edge Family and asked them to continue to prayer for the mission to expand.  

  • In Kenya, the sponsored children and their families enjoyed a Christmas party with scrumptious meal, Christmas carols, multiple cakes, and the Gospel. Each family received a Christmas gift hamper with food for the families. 

  • In Uganda, the staff organized a Christmas party for the children of Katanga slum – a place that would use the joy and peace of Jesus. Due to the large number of children, the community leaders assisted the Forward Edge team with the children. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful meal and a beautiful “Merry Christmas” cake. 

  • In Ghana, needed food packages were distributed to families so they would have food for Christmas together. 

  • In Cuba, the program had their annual Christmas dinner with 345 people attending! The team provided a terrific Cuban meal, and the Gospel was presented to all. That day, 13 people from the community accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior! 

Each celebration was unique and reflected the wonderful work of the program. The hope, love, joy and peace of Christmas were shared with many because of you! 

stories from the field

Learning to Smile

Many of us have seen profile photos of children in sponsorship programs; they are often solemn, sad and sometimes down-right angry looking. I know I have thought at times, “Wow, that poor child must be so unhappy!” But then I come across a video from the same organization in which

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Viola’s Story

Viola lives in the slums of Kampala, Uganda with her parents and five siblings. Living conditions in this area are cramped and unsanitary. Viola’s family lives in a small, brick, two-bedroom house. The whole family shares one room and the other one is used to house chickens and a goat that

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AIDS Orphan Dreams of Being a Doctor

Imagine a child, seven years old, living in a garbage dump and watching both her mother and father die slowly of AIDS-related illnesses. This was reality for Erminia before she joined Forward Edge’s program for at-risk girls in Nicaragua called Village of Hope. If Erminia had continued to grow up

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Overcoming Poverty One Family at a Time

In Zaachila, on the outskirts of Oaxaca City, Mexico, live many impoverished families who’ve traveled from distant areas in search of more opportunities and a better life…only to find themselves confronted with the same devastating and debilitating effects of poverty: hunger, joblessness, water-borne illness, lack of education, gang violence, drug

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Transform a Child's Life Through Sponsorship

Bonjou (hello), my name is Ismael

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  • 6 yrs. old


Entered the program: May 2024

Ismael lives with his mother and two older siblings in a four-room house covered with sheetmetal and an outdoor kitchen and latrine; they have no electricity or running water. His father is recently deceased and his mother provides for the family by selling foodstuffs as a street vendor. The family usually has one meal a day.

Ismael's big sister, Merisena, is also in the Kids Club program.

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Three $38 sponsorships are needed to cover the complete holistic care of one child. Cover one, two, or three sponsorships.