Friday, November 13, 2009

Sponsorship is Vital to The Children's Village

Our child sponsorship program is an easy way to support the c hildren at The Children's Village. For as little as $30 a month, you can help provide all the basic needs of the boys and girls who coem to live with us. Over 1,000 children have been provided for over the past 45 years thanks to our Child Sponsors! Visit our website at to learn more about The Children's Village at Christian City or to sponsor a child online today.

If you would like to help out in another way, please consider helping The Children's Village with our Wish List! The Children's Village always needs, paper plates, napkinds, cups, toliet tissue, paper towels, canned fruits, canned vegetables, boxed macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, individually wrapped snacks and drinks, cereal, batteries, personal hygiene items, gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, Kroger, or Publix. Thank you for your support!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Family at The Children's Village

The children at The Children’s Village at Christian City live like your own family—but our family is much larger. Our children still enjoy home cooked meals, family game nights, and devotional time together. There is one main difference between your family and our Children’s Village family; our house parents are taking care of eight children plus their own. Imagine cooking with two ovens because one is too small or using industrial size pots because you have to cook enough food for ten or more people. They do laundry with two washers and dryers because the amount of laundry a week would be overwhelming with only one washer and dryer. Christian City is thankful that we have loving and dedicated house parents that make an impact in our kids’ lives.

If you would like to learn more about The Children’s Village at Christian City, please visit our website at Please consider sponsoring a child. You can help make a difference in these kids’ lives, and by giving as little as a dollar a day, you can be the change these kids need in their lives.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christian CIty's Annual I Golf "Fore" Kids Tournament

Christian City’s Annual I Golf "Fore" Kids Tournament took place on October 19 at Eagles Landing Country Club. The event raised $25,483 for The Children’s Village at Christian City. All of the players enjoyed a great game of golf, delicious food, and live and silent auctions. We would like to thank everyone who came out to play in the tournament especially our corporate and church teams. We would love to see all of the players come out again next year.

If you would like to learn more about Christian City and The Children’s Village, please visit our website at

Monday, November 09, 2009

Fun at Logos Ranch

Saturday, October 17, the kids at The Children’s Village at Christian City enjoyed some outdoor fun at Logos Ranch. The kids enjoyed great teambuilding and developmental activities like rope courses and paint ball. Everyone had a great time and they had the perfect weather for a great afternoon.

If you would like to learn more about The Children’s Village or Christian City, please visit our website at Please consider sponsoring a child at The Children’s Village. For as little as a dollar a day, you can make a difference in a child’s life. Your sponsorship helps pay for shelter, food, clothing, and education.

Friday, November 06, 2009

The Legacy Theatre Donates Tickets to The Children's Village

The kids at The Children’s Village at Christian City enjoyed a wonderful night at The Legacy Theatre on Friday, October 9. The Legacy Theatre, located in Tyrone, Georgia, graciously donated tickets for our children to see Children’s Letters To God. The play was fantastic, and our children enjoyed going the special event over the weekend. Christian City and The Children’s Village would like to thank The Legacy Theatre for donating tickets to the children!

If you would like to learn more about The Children’s Village, Christian City, or how to sponsor a child, please visit our website at

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Providing a Great Education

At The Children’s Village we recognize that education, in addition to a loving Christian home, is one of the most important tools needed for our children to meet and overcome the formidable challenges they have ahead of them. Our partner schools also understand the importance of a strong education, and the social skills required for our children to succeed throughout their lives.

Success has many faces and often can be measured not only by academic achievement but also an increase in self-esteem, mental, and physical health. Success for Ben at The Lighthouse School encompasses all these attributes and is portrayed in many areas of his life. Ben came to Christian City over 7 years ago and has made huge strides in his education, leadership skills, and self-esteem.

He started The Lighthouse Program as a “typical” new student anxious about a new environment, new friends, and new social opportunities. In less than a year, Ben transformed from a shy 10th grader to a leader to all his peers and teachers. He was given the responsibility and title of Safety Monitor by his teacher. He took ownership of this responsibility recognizing that students are encouraged to try their hand at office work, maintenance, and construction. The position of Safety Monitor evolved into supervising maintenance for all the school. Ben is the “go-to” guy for all safety and maintenance and is the first point of contact for al outside vendors. He shines while taking on his leadership roles, and everyone here at the Children’s Village is blessed to witness God’s work in him!

If you would like to learn more about The Children’s Village, Christian City, or how to sponsor a child, please visit our website at

Monday, November 02, 2009

Real Homes, Real Love

Everyone needs a place where they can know without a doubt that they are accepted and loved. A place where there are healthy boundaries borne out of a concern for their welfare, a place where they are cared for and where adults step up and lift the burdens and worries of life off their young shoulders and let them just be kids again. They need a place where the love of Jesus Christ is manifested and made real in every word and touch. That’s the kind of place we strive to be.

For some, coming to us is the revival of a time when life seemed filled with hope. A time before their world had turned into an existence colored only in dingy hues, where the bright cheery light of day seemed to be fading away. Blue skies and bright sunshine had vanished. Others arrive in survival mode, coping with overwhelming challenges of neglect, abuse, and abandonment. They harden their exterior, and project a tough unaffectedness but inside a gnawing emptiness and fear steadily grows. They don’t have the answers for questions they don’t even yet know how to articulate. They stagger under the weight of emotional pain and brokenness that they long to be free of.

This is where The Children’s Village has the opportunity to minister the love of Christ to these children. We can help remove their burden of fear and hurt because we care for them, compelled by our Lord who is in the business of being a tender Father to the hurting, rejected, downtrodden. We support them, encourage them, guide them, and provide their needs. We show them they can trust in adults who will be there for them, who are committed to their success, protection, and their good. We simply treat them like our own. And, in keeping with our motivation, we help them understand that God loves them even more than we, and that His redeeming love can transform and make beautiful things every life.