Later this year we will be partnering with World Vision to run their #chosen programme as one of our World Mission initiatives. The formal launch of this has been postponed until the current control measures to manage the spread of the Coronavirus are removed.
Why do we still want to do this? There is severe poverty in Pajule, Uganda. Hundreds of children would love to receive the benefit of sponsorship, transforming their lives and the wider community they live in. But in this, like in so much of their daily life, they have no choice – until now, it is the donor who chooses which child to sponsor.
But what would happen if, instead, they got to choose their sponsor? To be allowed to decide for themselves who will give them a life-changing opportunity? #Chosen is World Vision’s initiative to empower children caught in poverty to bring about change in their own lives.
Potential sponsors have their photographs taken and these are sent to Uganda, where the children are given the chance to choose who they will have as their sponsor. They then write back to their sponsor to tell them why they chose them. Back here in the UK, we begin to fund the transformation of that child’s life, knowing they they want us to be a part of that in their lives. Watch this video to see this being launched at a church in Edinburgh:
How much will it cost?
Bringing about change in Uganda costs the equivalent of about 2 drinks a week in your favourite coffee shop – £6 per week (paid as £26 per month).
But I can’t afford that!
If you want to be involved in changing the life of a child in Uganda but don’t feel able to fund the full amount on your own, why not find someone to team up with. Perhaps someone in your Growth Group, or those who you talk to in church after the service, would join with you. If you can’t find someone yourself, come along to our launch event and we’ll team you up with others who also want to make a difference. You can share the cost of sponsorship and share the joy of hearing how you are making a difference in a child’s life!
How can I find out more?
As soon as we can arrange with World Vision a replacement date for the launch event, we’ll let everyone know, including updating this web-page. But if you really don’t want to wait, you can read more on World Vision’s website at https://sponsor.worldvision.org.uk/chosen.
Still got questions? Speak to Anne Hailes or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org