Countless children are exposed to the harsh realities of life.
Each year, the world sees more than 11 million impoverished children die of starvation. Those who avoid death, on the other hand, suffer from cognitive deficits because of malnutrition.
Homelessness is also a significant issue as over 200 million kids have no choice but to live on the streets. They need to work and survive cruel conditions. Some one million of them are even exploited, being trafficked into child sex trade or forced into hard labor.
Even HIV and AIDS have affected at least 15 million children as they were made orphans by the lethal disease. They are left to fend for themselves, with some of them having to raise their younger siblings on their own.
Understanding that helping these needy children requires massive action, the Lenexa, KS-based Westlife Family Church established the “One Life” ministry that employs child sponsorship programs geared towards providing care for orphans and the most vulnerable children in the global community.
For more than a decade, One Life has invested in the improvement of the lives of many children in South Africa, Thailand, and India by providing them food, shelter, and spiritual guidance. From a life with a dire outlook, the children the ministry takes care of are given hope and a future.
Believing that Jesus Christ is the embodiment of love, Westside Family Church does its best to spread love to everyone – those inside the four walls of the church and outside. Learn more about the church by visiting this website.