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  • Every child you encounter is a divine appointment. ~ Wess Stafford

  • There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children. ~Nelson Mandela

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    Visit the 'Be Involved' page to see how congregations and conferences are acting for children in poverty.

  • The evolution of culture is ultimately determined by the amount of love, understanding, and freedom experienced by its children. ~ Lloyd DeMause

  • The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children. ~Marian Wright Edelman

About the campaign

The Campaign: History, Context, and Aims

Two primary Campaign objectives are: (1) to renew and empower the efforts of congregations already serving children at risk to poverty; and (2) to challenge and enable congregations, that are not involved with children at risk to poverty, to establish ministries to such children. The campaign is the first time these denominations have collaborated to make a social witness as Methodist partners. The Pan-Methodist Commission wants every Methodist congregation to be involved with ministries that care for children in poverty.

Click here to read about our background, priorities, and activities.

Challenges & Opportunities

Connecting with Schools

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The Hunger for Bread and Love

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Ask Before You Book

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Hope for the Future

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Madeline’s Story (One of Billions)

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Liaison reports

The Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty seeks to serve and engage with all of God's children, without boundary or border.

Every day, members of the Campaign are working to be God's hands and feet on earth in support of children. Here are some of the reports from that work.

Christmas in Southern Province of Sierra Leone

From Olivia Fonnie – Liaison Officer, United Methodist Church, Sierra Leone

sierraleone-christmas[April 2018] Christmas for the children in my Conference is a time of sharing and giving. Jesus is a gift given to us by God. Children are always looking forward to receiving gifts from their parents, relatives and friends. They are also reminded in Church that Christmas is a time of sharing some of what they have with those who cannot afford it.

This Christmas of the children and their parents travelled with me to Bonthe District, Southern Part of Sierra Leone in a small village called Luawa in Mattru Jong. The children were provided with food and toys on Christmas day. There were about a two hundred children. You could see the joy on the faces of those children.

Normally Church members provide food and drinks for the children on Christmas day and Sunday. This year on Christmas Sunday, 31 st December 2017, Children of the Charles Davies United Methodist Church in Freetown shared their food and drinks with some impoverished children in their locality. They also shared the good news of the birth of Jesus.