BENEFITING: CHILDRENS CONCERN INTERNATIONAL
Some Filipino friends of mine are living in an impoverished area of their country in order to offer education to children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school, to provide meals for children living on the streets and in the slum, and to plant and pastor churches in these neighborhoods. They are usually working two jobs, doing their spiritual and educational work without pay, and taking second jobs to support themselves. These 2 loving, joyful couples are offering love and hope to their hurting neighbors even at a cost to themselves.
These two families have 5 children between them, and 3 of them have tuberculosis. This disease can be life-threatening, and treatment is long and expensive. The other family members also must go through testing to be sure they have not contracted the illness. The 3 affected children have begun treatment, but these families need your support to be able to complete the treatment. If treatment is not completed (6 months long), the bacteria become treatment-resistant, and therefore much more dangerous. (Note that this fundraising goal takes the children through about 3 months of treatment, at which point their treatment plan will be updated—the fundraising goal will be updated accordingly.)
Please give generously to these beautiful families who are living so generously toward their neighbors!