Allenard is a playful young boy who lives in the Philippines with his parents and two brothers. They share a small space in Allenard’s grandmother’s house and struggle to make ends meet. Allenard’s father works as a tricycle driver, but his wages are low and the family cannot afford to send Allenard to school. Allenard loves playing with his brothers, but they cannot play outside very often because their community is dangerous. There is a high presence of alcoholism, gambling, drug activity, and violence around their home. At AMG’s Maranatha Child and Youth Development Center, Allenard will have a safe place to learn and play while he receives a free education, nutritious food, medical care, and Bible lessons. By sponsoring Allenard, you can help transform his life with the power of Jesus while meeting his deepest needs. Thank you for investing in Allenard’s future!
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.