Mark is a little boy in kindergarten. He is energetic and loves to play with his friends. He is very expressive and always has a big smile. Mark comes from a large family and has eight siblings, five of whom are still in school. The family lives in a small, poorly-constructed house. Mark’s father works as a farmer, and his income is low and inconsistent. Through your sponsorship, Mark will receive much-needed physical, educational, and spiritual support. Thank you!
Mark Jabez Cruzada
Suggested Donation: $32.00 / month
Manna Childcare Center
The Manna Child Development Center is a place where children grow as disciples of Christ. Children receive meals, vitamins, and medical assistance to maintain their physical health. Additionally, children are given educational assistance, supplies, and proper clothing so that they can receive a proper education. Center staff provide help with homework, career guidance, and life skills training classes. While at the center, the truths of Christianity are presented to these children and they are encouraged to study the Bible and grow as followers of Christ.
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.