The Junior School has been sponsoring three sponsor children through Compassion for many years now. This is where a portion of our ‘Radford Reaches Out’ Money goes each year, as well as profits raised at the Movie Night.
Why does the JS support children through Compassion? Because worldwide, 385 million children live in extreme poverty. Poverty robs children of their basic rights to learn, play and grow. In its ugliest form, poverty can lead to exploitation, child labour and even death. Compassion supports children with their Child Sponsorship Program which is delivered by the local church, because more powerful than poverty is the hope of Jesus.
Details of our sponsored children are as follows:
An important part of the sponsorship program is letter writing. The most recent letters from our Compassion children are below. The RTC regularly replies to letters with our sponsor children. Thanks for supporting our Compassion children.
From Jose, who lives in Brazil
Hello, Radford. How are you doing? I’m doing well. I’m not attending school because of this pandemic, and I’m trying to do my homework. How is the pandemic going for you? Sometimes I meet with a few friends and play outside with them. During this pandemic, I stayed inside with my family, and took online classes. I live with my mom, sisters and cousins. Things are getting back to normal here in Brazil. We are back to the project, but schools are still closed. Please, pray for me and my family. May God bless you.
From Antia, who lives in Ghana in Africa
Dear Radford Junior School. Thank you very much for your love and support. I am very grateful. Due to the pandemic we don’t go to school but I help my mother in the house and also read a lot. My siblings and I are OK. I run errands for my parents and also read my textbooks. We also went on a lockdown and had a lot of COVID19 cases but now it has reduced. Please ask God to give me and my Parents long lives and prosperity and also give me knowledge and understanding. I pray God will protect you and your families from COVID19 and also bless you.
From Althia, who lives in the Philippines
How are you? We are fine here although we face a lot of trials. My life in our country is full of challenges but I’m happy and blessed. Because of COVID-19 we’re undertaking school online and this has been challenging for many due to poor internet connections. It is very hard to do the work and meet the deadlines. We hope to be able to get back to school soon. Another recent challenge has been a typhoon in October. It was strong but we’re OK. We have our faith in God to help us at these times. In some of the rural areas of the Philippines people are going outside despite the pandemic but my Parents didn’t allow me to go to the beach. How is the pandemic in your country? What hobbies did you do during the pandemic lockdown? Last year I had a lot of activities that I didn’t do. I pray COVID-19 will disappear as I would like to have a special 18th birthday celebration in January. Don’t be afraid and my prayers are with you.