OVER the past couple of years, New Life Christian Church has been involved with an organisation called Compassion International, a charity that exists to life children out of extreme poverty.
Members of New Life Church are currently sponsoring nearly 200 children from two villages in Ghana.
The sponsorship money helps supply educational, medical, spiritual and nutritional relief.
Despite Ghana’s growing economy and political stability, poverty remains pervasive, leaving children vulnerable to malnutrition, malaria, and HIV/AIDS.
Ghana is also a source, transit and destination country for children trafficked for sexual exploitation and forced labour.
One of the charity’s mottoes is ‘Live simply so others may simply live’, and the members of the church have taken this to heart and have made life decisions to help the children and families in Ghana.
It doesn’t stop there. New Life recognised that families closer to home in Portsmouth, Chichester and the surrounding areas also needed help and have embarked on programs locally to assist not only financially but practically in providing food, clothing, toys and food which was a major push over the Christmas period and something that New Life continues to focus on today.
Our youth pastor Matthew Warren says Christ set an example in helping through love, which is part of what we are trying to do.
The compassion project has been taken up by the various organisations at New Life including the boys and girls brigade teams and several members of the New Life running squad, who are taking part in various races.