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March 2011

God Loves Kids


www.GodLovesKids.com

Over half of
Uganda's population
is under 15
years of age.

GOD LOVES KIDS MARCH 2011


A DREAM BECOMES A REALITY. EMILY BARNES' TRIP TO AFRICA WITH GLK

The Lord placed the desire to go to Africa Kibilira, it began raining. We quickly ran for
in my heart when I was 15 years old.  I didn't cover into one of the school buildings, but not
know then that it would be almost 13 years before the chairs that we were sitting in got wet
before this dream became a reality. There were from the rainwater.  One little boy, who couldn't
times when I thought that it would never have been more than 10 years old, saw that my
happen, but now I stand in awe of how God chair was wet, so he came over, took his shirt
provided and had been preparing me for this sleeve, wiped the chair dry and motioned for me
trip. to sit down. It was one of the sweetest acts of
It's hard to pick the one thing that touched kindness that still moves me to tears when I
my heart the most while in Africa. The people think about it!
that I met in Africa are so kind and so gracious One of the things that I loved the
and loving.  It would be hard not to totally fall in
most
love with them. They welcome you into their
I think one of the things that I loved the
country as if welcoming family back home.
most is to hear the children, and the adults for
EMILY GETS HUG
Visiting the schools is an overwhelming Emily gets a special hug from a GLK
that matter, worship our wonderful Savior. They
experience as the kids shower you with love and grandkid. Her father, Pastor Godfrey was
sing and dance with such passion and honesty.  an orphan helped by GLK but she is
affection. One day as we were finishing taking
pictures of the children at Harvest School in growing up in a loving home.

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Sometimes, the Lord gives you a very precious
I looked at the faces of those who
gift of being passionate about something for
have seen atrocities that I have a

FACEBOOK!
which devoting your life to is worth.  I want to
hard time even imagining, those encourage all of you, who are supporters of God
who have lost friends, cousins, Loves Kid, that what you do matters! You really
aunts, uncles, grandparents, and truly make a difference in these children's
siblings and parents to war and lives!  As we were visiting a school in Uganda,

disease. some children from the community, who were


not fortunate enough to attend school, came up
I looked at children whose clothes are
to see what was going on. I believe they were
worn and threadbare and whose shoes had
the poorest children I have ever laid my eyes
seen better days (if they even had shoes at all). 
on. Their clothes were literally rags and the
And I saw that regardless of their current
smallest one of the group had flies all over her
conditions or circumstances, they were
face.  We gave them some small toys that we
worshiping the Father with pure adoration. They
had and some candy. They acted as if they
didn't let the hardships of this life steal away the
didn't even know what to do with the candy.
joy and the hope of what Christ's sacrifice
When we motioned for them that they could eat
brings us.  How this must touch the Father's
it, they stuck it in their mouths wrappers and all. 
heart to find true worshipers!
Please know that when you give of yourself and
you sponsor a child, you are giving them hope

Now that I am home for a brighter future and a chance to possibly


escape poverty. Most importantly, you are
Now that I am home, I am faced with the
giving them the hope that you only get through
question of what the Lord would have me do
knowing Jesus, and this hope will last for
with all that I have experienced and seen.  You
generations to come.
see, for me this wasn't just something to check
off of my "bucket list," or even a trip that I will
simply look back on with fond memories. Emily Barnes
God Loves Kids is now on
Facebook!
God Loves Kids has gone social
but we have always been relational.
Please accept this invitation to join us This wasn’t just
on Facebook. "Like" our Facebook something to
Page and join in our efforts to keep you check off my
informed and introduce new friends to
“bucket List”
the ministry of God Loves Kids. 
God Loves Kids has always been a
relational ministry. We have been able to
invest in the children an incredibly high
percentage of every dollar that has
been given to the ministry for decades
because we have not paid to do TV ads
or big promotions on the radio. Instead
we have relied on relationships built
over the years and having friends of the
ministry introduce us to new friends.
Facebook makes this friend to
friend approach easier today then ever.
So come write on our wall and tell us
about your experiences with God Loves
Kids.

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THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE GOD
LOVES KIDS FACES TODAY IS...
 During our time spent in Uganda and
Rwanda last year we were with hundreds of We will need a total of $15,000
children each day who were enthusiastic about to replace our computer system
being in school. Their lives were being changed and we need additional funds to
and they knew it. The classrooms were a place replenish our general fund
of hope and joy and the school was a place account. We are asking you to
where both spiritual and physical needs of 2,500 prayerfully consider sending a Sponsoring a
children were being met every day. Yet we were gift of $100.00 or more this Child Changes
confronted by so many needs the children still month. a Life
had that we came home determined to do more
in 2011. God Loves Kids
As we have started a new year the biggest touches children in
P.S. Help change a child's
challenge God Loves Kids faces is very Rwanda, Uganda, Liberia,
practical. We desperately need to completely life today and have an impact
replace our computer system & other equipment India, Nagaland, and Nepal.
on generations to come.
in the office.  Due to budgetary constraints and Many would not make it to adulthood
That is what happens when you sponsor a
the starting of many new projects such as the without that touch. So your gift toward our new
child through God Loves Kids.  For those of us
High School in Nagaland, we have made do with computer system and the general fund will help
who sponsor a child many times we wish there
computers and servers that are now completely us to continue the success we have had over
was something more we could do. The most
out of date and worn out. the last 37 years. In addition, your gift will have a
effective thing you can do beyond sponsorship
significant affect on our ability to keep you our
and praying for the children is to actively share
What we do in the office of sponsors better connected to your children.
with your friends the outreach of God Loves

God Loves Kids sets the Thank you again for being a true partner in
Kids. One of the easiest ways of doing that is to
forward the information you receive each month
stage for everything else to our efforts to have an impact on children who
to someone new who has never heard of God
would be otherwise lost, forgotten or abused.
take place. Loves Kids. Your influence can be used to
answer the prayers of a child who will go to bed
We are asking that you prayerfully consider For The Children
tonight praying that God will give him or her a
helping us meet our goal of new equipment in Phil Phillips
sponsor.
the office and a replenished general fund
 
account so that God Loves Kids can touch the
lives of thousands of children every day.

Let Us Pray for You. She opens her arms to the GOD LOVES KIDS
Please pray with me.
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Communications Commission, Inc.
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hands to the needy.
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PRESSING PROJECTS & NEEDS FOR GIVING IN 2011
New Computer System

Sponsor a Younger Child Today!

Send Student to Collage Today!

Total Fund Goal: DONATE TODAY!


$32,000.00 • Please make checks payable to
“God Loves Kids” or “CCC Inc.”

• To give online, please visit www.GodLovesKids.com


You Can Make a Difference. • To give by credit or debit card, fill out the form below.

Give a Gift Today! • For more info, please call us at 972-771-8886

First Name: Middle: Last Name:

Mailing Address: Credit Card Billing Address: (Please include Address, City, Zip)

City: State: Zip: Phone #:

Email:
Check #: Date:

Payment Method: Visa Mastercard Discover Amex Check Exp: Cvc #:

Description for Giving:

Computers and Office Equipment Total Gift Amount:

Where Needed Most $


For the Children I/we sponsor

Signature: Date:

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