Abegail is a silly and playful girl in the Philippines. She lives with her parents and six siblings in her grandparents’ small, one-room house. This house is in a densely-populated squatter’s area where violence and disease outbreaks are common. Abegail’s parents often fight with her grandparents, so her father wants to rent his own home. However, the economic conditions of the village and his low construction wages do not allow this possibility. In fact, Abegail’s parents are not financially able to meet many of her needs, including educational costs and nutritious food. With the help of a sponsor, Abegail will continue to receive assistance from AMG’s Maranatha Child and Youth Development Center, which helps meet her deepest needs. At the center, Abegail has discovered a love for drawing, singing, and dancing! She thrives in a community of friends and enjoys learning new things. Most importantly, Abegail hears the Word of God regularly and is able to share the Bible stories she learns at the center with her family! Thank you for impacting this family physically and spiritually.
Maranatha Child Development Center
The Maranatha Child Development Center shares the love of Christ to local young people and their families. Educational assistance, transportation to school, wholesome meals, vitamins and medicine are provided to the children. The center staff are also there to mentor, help with homework, and give spiritual guidance. Every week children in need have many opportunities to hear the Gospel and learn about Jesus Christ through Bible teaching.
The Philippines is a country that consists of over 7,000 islands in Southeast Asia. It has many active volcanoes and its location and torrential rainfall means that several areas are prone to flooding, typhoons and cyclones. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic, but some people are superstitious and still practice animism. Poverty, alcoholism and widespread drug use plagues their communities. This has led to broken families and abandoned children. There are few consistent job opportunities as well, making it difficult for parents to provide for their families.