Our Sunday School Department is sponsoring two children through World Vision, by way of a special offering that is being taken up in each Sunday School class (Children's-, Youth- and Adult classes) every Sunday. The two children are: Prince Rey, age 10, from the Philippines, and Rihana, a girl from Albania, who is 13 years old.
Both Prince Rey and Rihana live in an area where online photos and videos are restricted.
(Some countries where World Vision works have child safety and privacy restrictions that prevent the organization from displaying the child’s photo or any videos of the child online. For these specific countries, sponsored children’s photos will be shared only with their individual sponsors. Out of respect for these countries, we have been asked that we do not post or share pictures of our sponsored children online in any manner. The church has hard copies of both Prince Rey's and Rihana's photographs and will be glad to share them with you, upon request.)
About Prince Rey
Prince Rey V. is a ten-year-old little boy from a small
community south of Manila, Philippines. Like any boy, he enjoys playing
traditional outdoor games. His favorite subject in school is mathematics. His parents struggle to support their family, as Prince Rey’s father is a driver and his mother is unemployed. World Vision
helps Prince Rey’s community by providing clean water, education, nutrition,
and health systems. Prince Rey’s community continues to struggle with the
lingering COVID-19 effects, the aftermath of typhoons and volcanic unrest, the
growing risk of violence, and the exploitation of children. World Vision is
training community leaders to become more self-reliant so that children like
Prince Rey can happily grow into successful people who can graduate from
Our Older Children’s Sunday School class will be writing
both World Vision children that we support.
13-year-old Rihana lives with her parents, one sister, and one brother. Her parents struggle to provide for the family. Rihana is growing up in the mountainous country of Albania. The village is very rural and poor. The villagers' single floor homes are constructed of stones and sometimes logs or sticks, with mud for mortar. Farmers grow citrus fruit and vegetables. Bread and dairy products are also staple foods. This is a beautiful country with forests, mountains and lakes. Summers are hot and dry, but the winters are cold. Rihana is not in school at this time. She likes to play basketball. She helps at home by being good; and she is in satisfactory health.
Our sponsorship commitment will help provide Rihana and her community with better health by teaching families and health providers to address poor health and nutrition. Our support will help her parents earn a steady income and encourage Rihana to get an education. And of course, World Vision staff will reflect Christ's love to the children like Rihana through their actions and lives.
...Please pray for Prince Rey and Rihana, and keep the special Sunday School offerings coming!