Arlyn is a young girl living in the Philippines. Her father is a fisherman who dives in between coral to catch the fish. They live on an island where coral is not only a key to their fishing industry but is also used to build their houses. Although it protects them from the basic elements, it can not withstand the strength of the frequent typhoons. Arlyn is the youngest of the family and is very talkative. She is thoughtful and kind and loves playing with dolls. She is very dependent on her mother and doesn’t like leaving her side. Although their diet primarily consists of fish, Arlyn lights up when she gets to eat chicken. Through sponsorship, Arlyn will not only have more nutritious and balanced meals, but also a quality education and biblical teaching. Thank you for helping this sweet child.
Inter-Island Child Development Center
The Inter-Island Child Development Center is sharing the love of Christ to children in need. At the center, children receive wholesome meals, medical care, vitamins, educational assistance and various other benefits. The center staff is there to mentor, teach and disciple these children in their walks with Christ. This is done through weekly Bible studies, Sunday School classes, and devotions led by the center staff. Children also receive special gifts during birthdays and Christmas time that are funded by our sponsors.
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.