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"Train up a child in the way he should go . . ."

"Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it." - Proverbs 22:6

September 24, 2018

On faith we opened the Sonrise Community Christian School in February 2018. We continue to trust that God will provide the necessary funds to provide a quality education to approximately 150 village children who otherwise would not be attending school.

Can you imagine a child that begs to attend school. Will walk in bare feet through a swamp to get to school. Such a hunger to learn to read and write.

When you support a childs education at the Sonrise Community Christian School, you provide 2 meals a day, basic health care, school books, writing utensils, and a biblical education from highly qualified teachers. Our children memorize Bible verses each week while they are taught how to read the Bible and pray.

Through this Christian education, the seed is being planted and the gospel is being shared on a daily basis to the children and their families

You can be involved by supporting a child for only $15 a month! Each term (3 terms in a year) you will receive a new child’s picture to pray for during your support! Consider becoming involved in the future of these children!! 

Children's HomeART BENNETT
Oranges!

September 14, 2018

The children of the Sonrise Children’s Home harvested oranges today from the land God gave us. We also recently planted a half an acre of sweet potatoes, a half acre of cassava and two acres of maize. We continue to plant additional crops. In recent months we’ve harvested many tomatoes to the extent that the children enjoyed some raw which is a rare treat. God is helping us to become increasingly more self sustaining.

Children's HomeART BENNETT
Proof of the Lord’s Faithfulness

6/4/2018, Contributor: April Dooley

3 years ago my team and I partnered w Sonrise ministries staff and walked the perimeter of new property the Lord had blessed them with. Property that was once non existent, but a God-sized dream purposed in the hearts of Melissa and Ivan and countless other staff and volunteer members. We came together and worshipped and prayed around the perimeter of this property, believing that the Lord would provide a new buildings, new schools, a new church, and mostly new opportunities to use these facilities to bring Lost people to know the saving grace of our Lord and savior. 3 years ago it was an empty field filled with tall grass, swamps, snakes, and a crazy group of people who believed in something greater than ourselves. Who believed in something so big that some days seemed impossible.

I’m in tears as I see proof of the Lord’s faithfulness. 3 duplexes - providing a better living environment for the Sonrise children. A school and church to be utilized to teach and serve the community and only the beginning of more God sized miracle stories. I’m humbled to have been a tiny tiny part of such a huge thing.

I’m thankful for all of the Sonrise volunteers and directors. You truly are my heroes. Your prayers, sweat, tears, faithfulness, and selflessness has caused the kingdom to grow by thousands. I love you. Praying always and honored to even know you. Praise to the Lord. He is SO GOOD. Can’t wait to see how the Lord continues to write this story. For whatever it is that the Lord has purposed in your heart- pray and BELIEVE. It’s not too big for God. It probably won’t happen as quick as you want it to but we serve a big God. Trust. Allow Him to grow you through a process and don’t box Him in.  He’s got you.