Did you know that nearly half the world's population is under the age of 20?
And did you know that some 30,000 children die every day around the world,
many from malnutrition and preventable disease? And that about 26 million
children in India are unwanted, calling the streets their home?
Most unwanted children in Asia are living disrupted, difficult lives- making them hungry for genuine love & care, and the Good News of Jesus Christ. Empart responds to the needs of these children through our local churches. Some
children find a family in an Empart Children's Home, while others are fed a nutritious meal and taught literacy skills each day through the local church.
These children are often a gateway to reaching their equally needy parents and
the wider community as well.
Empart Children's Homes have been tightly integrated with our church planting strategy. The Children's Homes are initiated and managed by the local church planter and his wife. Tangible benefits of this approach include:
• As the children's lives are changed, the credit will go to the gospel of
• Church members are able to be actively involved in this ministry to the
children. They are often involved in cooking assistance, and other aspects
of practical, domestic care.
• At the same time, the children are also integrated into church activities,
including Sunday school, midweek meetings and prayer meetings.
• The local church is esteemed by the general community for the "good
work" of caring for these needy children, so that both the credibility and
profile of the church is elevated within the community.
• Experience indicates that the local community soon takes the opportunity
to become involved in the Children's Home. This involvement usually
involves both financial and practical support.
We are committed to avoid creating large children's institutions, preferring to
keep our children in smaller groups (maximum of 12-25) so that each child can benefit from a family atmosphere
. In this way the children are also powerfully impacted by their care-givers. Our experience has shown that the children
esteem and emulate their host parents. In fact, many of our children already say they want to be church planters when they grow up!
Our Education Center programs focus on needy children in the local region who
do not attend school. Other children are also helped when possible. They are taught language skills and math, along with basic healthcare education. The 2-3 hour program also includes Bible stories, songs, games, and a meal. The local Church Planter offers this program through the church, and it is free of charge
for the children.
To find out more about how God is changing the lives of children as part
of his plan for changing the world, contact our office to get your FREE Children’s Ministry Information Packet. click here>>