Happy 2019 Everyone!

In this newsletter we'd like to highlight two things very dear to our hearts here at Promise Child.

First, we want to take time to recognize the amazing involvement of children in America helping other children around the globe physically and spiritually. We have always been very blessed to have many of your children pray for and raise money for our Promise Children. So, thank you! Please enjoy the two stories below. And, if you have any stories or pictures of children you know being involved in Promise Child, please send them our way as we'd love to be blessed and say thank you!

Secondly, with our recent visit to the South Sudan Refugee Camp in Uganda, we have some amazing prayer requests and updates to share with you. I pray that you are encouraged and stirred to continue in prayer and support for this broken camp coming to know the hope and salvation of Jesus Christ.

Until the last one hears,

Pastor Brent Kaser
Carson & Lillian's Stories
A sweet young boy, Carson, decided to do a very honorable thing; he purposed to help other children like himself by tithing to Promise Child. Carson was raising money through selling newspapers and, on his own, felt led to tithe some of his earnings. His heart is to help children to have food and hear about Jesus around the world!

Here at Promise Child, we were overwhelmed and blessed to receive such a precious donation from Carson. We know it is not about the money, it is not about the amount, it is not about the goodwill, it is all about Jesus and His provision through compassionate and generous youth just like Carson.
One day, at Calvary Chapel WestGrove, Lillian stopped at the missions map in the lobby. She had a ton of questions for her mother about what CCWG mission teams and Promise Child do around the world. 

Meanwhile, Lillian's grandma taught her to make scrunchies and she already knew how to make crayon holders. Lillian came to her mom and asked if she could sell them for Promise Child. It was amazing because no one had asked her to, but God put it on her heart. The timing was perfect because the Pacific Coast Learning Center that she attends was having its very first craft boutique!

Lillian also dances at a studio 5 days a week, so the scrunchies sold like hot cakes there as well! She had such success selling, that she has already come up with the next item she will create and sell this February.
Refugee Camp Bidi Bidi Update
Support to Malnourished Children
Over the past year, the food rationing distributed to refugees living in Camp Bidi Bidi were more than cut in half due to lack of resources and overcrowding in the camp, which has dramatically increased the rate of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

Because of this crisis, we responded by distributing ready-to-use therapeutic foods called Plumpynut to children within the camp. Due to thick red tape from the UNHCR bureaucracies, we had to use the Calvary Chapel church plants as our entry point.

Since the distribution of this Plumpynut in Camp Bidi Bidi, and malnourished children in the community of Midigo, we have seen the rate of malnutrition decrease substantially. We are praising God for the work He is doing through the donated Plumpynut product.
Support to Pregnant & Breastfeeding Women
It was a blessing when pregnant and breast feeding women in the Refugee Camp received food and sanitary items that provided improved health among the women and their babies.

Most mothers produce inadequate milk for their babies which results in early childhood malnutrition and a poor chance for survival. This is attributed to low food ratios distributed by the UNHCR which is mandated to give food to the Refugees.

Because of your donations, these women were provided with rice, sugar, cassava flour, beans, tea leaves, salt, soap, Vaseline, towels and basins for those with babies. Many women were heard thanking God for such miraculous provision as many have gone months without eating some foods like rice!
Access to The Word of God
When we visited some churches in the Refugee Camp, most of the new believers did not have Bibles. As each of these believers were presented with their very own Bibles, they were filled with joy and vowed to study God's Word every day.

They were able to understand the precious gift of God’s word in their lives from the second Epistle of Paul to Timothy: 2 Tim.3:16-17, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work”. Please pray that these new believers will consistently read their Bibles and apply it in their daily lives.
Faith Comes By Hearing Training
We thank God for the work of His Spirit in the lives of many people in the Refugee Camp and Midigo through the Proclaimer Listening program. Many believers wanted to lead Proclaimer listening groups, but they lacked the knowledge and skill of leading groups.

A one-day training class was conducted for these people in the two Refugee Camp churches; Calvary Chapel Imvepi and Calvary Chapel Bulomoni. About 120 group leaders were trained which means that there will be 120 more listening groups added to the existing program! Please pray that as these new believers hear God's Word, they will become mature in their walk with God and lead many others to Christ.
Promise Child Highlight!
This is Astha. Her father passed away and her mother is living in a dire situation in the village.
Astha was living in a home that had no clean water and very little food. She became very ill with abdominal tuberculosis and was on the verge of death when she was discovered by a visiting doctor and a local pastor. Her 18-year old cousin offered to care for her, but it was determined that it would put Astha in a worse situation.

After being in the hospital for over a month, Astha has been moved to the Promise Child home in Asia where she will be loved and cared for. Your support will provide her with school fees, food, clothing, and medicine.

Please pray that Astha will adapt to her new environment well, be healed from all sickness, and know Jesus as her Lord and Savior.

Promise Child Ministries
PO Box 368
Sagle, ID 83860