Children’s Heart Project – March Community Impact Feature
March 11, 2012 Amanda 0 Comments
Recently I was given the opportunity to review the Samaritan’s Purse documentary, Three Hearts, and after viewing it I knew I needed to learn more about the organization behind bringing children to the United States for physical and spiritual healing. I immediately went to their website to learn more and found that the Children’s Heart Project (CHP) has arranged life-saving operations for “more than 800 children from Bosnia, Kosovo, Honduras, Uganda, Mongolia, and Bolivia since 1997. “
Working with top-quality hospitals to provide surgery for children who live in countries where the required medical expertise and equipment are not available CHP and Samaritan’s Purse arranges airfare for the children, a parent, and a translator. The average group brought over at one time includes two children, their mothers, and a female Christian interpreter.
CHP also locates evangelical Christian churches and families willing to host the groups in the area of the host hospital. The churches commit to pray for the project, appoint a coordinator to spearhead the project, and identify a host family for each child. The church and family provide necessities like housing, local transportation, food, toiletries, along with international phone cards (to allow the families to call home occasionally), and emotional and spiritual support and guidance for what is typically a period of five weeks.
The host church and family become living witnesses of Christ’s love as they experience missions work in their own backyard. According to CHP’s website, “[d]ozens of parents have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior through the project. They multiply the blessings when they take their new faith back to their families and nations.” Isn’t that what it’s all about anyway?
Saving children and saving the world.
If you’re like me you’re wondering what you can do to help, you could do as super teen, Leanna Morris from South Carolina did and organize a charity dinner to gather donations or try one of these three ways to support CHP.
You can also:
Buy Three Hearts and watch it (not an affiliate link).
Please note that I am in no way affiliated with Children’s Heart Project or Samaritan’s Purse, or any of their affiliates and did not receive any type of stipend or payment for featuring this organization. As always, Community Features are NEVER sponsored and are always hand-picked by me. Amanda.