Because the need is great and constantly growing, the CICM Children's Ministry has over 6,000 Children in the Child Like This program and more that still need help. The children come from various parts of India. Some are orphans. Others live with their family but are so poor, they couldn't feed or take care of the children without the help of CICM. Many of the children have been rescued out of slavery or child labor situations because a CICM Evangelist has brought them to CICM to be part of the Child Like This program. The goal of the Children's Ministry is transforming lives through the love of Jesus. Your gifts and prayers for a Child Like This are magnified as they learn about the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ as they grow up. A recurring gift of just $40 per month, a little over $1 per day, provides each child with shelter, food, clothing, and education. Most of all, you are giving hope to the hopeless.
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frequently asked questions regarding the Child Like This program
+ Can I send letters or mail packages to the child in India?
While that would be a wonderful gesture, to deliver a letter and translate it to a child in their local dialect is an expense that would take away from the care we can provide for each child. The real cost for relief in India is $40 per child per month, and we have committed these dollars go. Because most of these children live in very remote, tribal areas and do not read English (or even read at all), it is difficult and very labor intensive to get documents translated and then delivered to the child. We simply do not have those resources available right now.
+ How long is my sponsorship commitment?
Your commitment to the Child Like This program is an ongoing commitment and will continue to go from year to year unless we hear differently from you. We understand circumstances change, and you may have to stop your sponsorship for various reasons. Manage your account by clicking the login in tab within your donation page. You can also contact the US Office for further assistance. By email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone: 912-208-0993.
+ How often will I hear updates from CICM?
For all those with email, we will send you a monthly email with a story of one of the children in the program. If you do not have email, a story of one of the Child Like This children will be mailed to you quarterly. If you would like to hear more about what God is doing through CICM, you can also sign up for our general CICM emails.
+ Can I make one-time contributions?
Yes! There are always needs that fall outside of the $40 monthly commitment, which mainly covers food, education, and clothing. There are times whenchildren are in need of emergency health care, mosquito nets, sleeping mats, disaster relief and various other necessities. You can make one-time contributions online or by mailing a check to the US Officeaddress. Please designate these funds as “Children’s Ministry” online or in the memo line of a check.