Blessing the Children Canada Inc.

Organization Description: 

Blessing the Children - Canada Inc. is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in Canada. We are making a difference in the lives of children. Our primary focus is the ministry to orphans and widows in Ethiopia, Africa, called the Adana Children Center ‚‚– although we partner with more than 30 other ministries and outreaches to varying degrees.

Founded for the principle purpose of helping orphaned children and impoverished families, our passion is to minister to the physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs of children.

If you're looking for an opportunity to make a difference in this world through touching lives, we can help. Whether you would like to sponsor a child, support programs helping the poor, or visit Ethiopia yourself on one of our many programs, we invite you to join us and get involved today.

PO Box 248
Barons, AB T0L 0T0
Mission Statement: 

Why Should I Go to Ethiopia?
Have you considered going on a mission trip, serving an internship or studying abroad, but aren't sure if it’s right for you? If you ask anybody who has done so, they'll most certainly tell you that it is a life-changing experience and one of the most rewarding things they have ever done. Perhaps you're not certain what benefits you can reap from ministering in a foreign country.

Here are some very excellent reasons why you should volunteer:

* The experience will expand your world-view – In comparison with citizens of most other countries, Americans tend to be uninformed about the world beyond the nation's boundaries. Those who serve or study abroad return home with an informed and much less biased perspective toward other cultures and peoples.
* The experience of serving others less fortunate – is a very rewarding way to fulfill what God accepts as pure and faultless religion in James 1:27.

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:
to look after orphans and widows in their distress and
to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

* The experience will help you develop skills and give you experiences a job or classroom setting will never provide – Being immersed in an entirely new cultural setting is scary at first, but it's also exciting. It's an opportunity to discover new strengths and abilities, conquer new challenges, and solve new problems. As you encounter situations that are unfamiliar, you will learn to adapt and respond in effective ways.
* The experience will help you to learn about yourself – People who serve or study abroad return home with new ideas and perspectives about themselves and their own culture. The encounter will help you strengthen your beliefs and values, and enable you to see your own culture through new eyes.
* The experience will allow you get to know another culture first-hand – Cultural differences are more than just differences in language, food, appearances, and personal habits. A person's culture reflects very deep perceptions, beliefs, and values that influence his or her way of life and the way they view the world. People who experience cultural differences personally can come to truly understand where other cultures are coming from.
* The experience will afford you the opportunity to make friends around the world – While abroad, you will meet not only natives to the culture in which you are ministering in, but also other international teams, missionaries and students who are as far from home as yourself.
* The experience will give you the opportunity to break out of your academic or work routine – Serving abroad will be very much unlike what you are used to doing in your regular day-to-day life of working or going to school. It's a great opportunity to break out of the monotony of the routine you follow year after year.
* The experience will enhance employment opportunities – Through an employer's eyes, a person who has served or studied abroad is self-motivated, independent, willing to embrace challenges, and able to cope with diverse problems and situations. Your experience in a foreign country, negotiating another culture, and acquiring another language will all set you apart from the majority of other job applicants.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, creator of heaven and earth, eternally existent in three persons:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in
His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, and in His ascension
to the right hand of the Father, and in His coming personal return in power and in glory.
We believe in the fall and consequent total moral depravity of humanity, resulting in our exceeding
sinfulness and lost estate, and necessitating our regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the present and continuing ministry of sanctification by the Holy Spirit by whose infilling the
believing Christian is cleansed and empowered for a life of holiness and service.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost---the saved unto the resurrection of life and
the lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and in the importance of the church
for worship, service and missions.
The following are fundamentals held to be essential by Blessing the Children ƒ‚ ‚– Canada Inc., and we
expect staff, employees and all missionaries to not only to believe in them, but to practice them in daily
 A caring, effective love both of God and humanity
 A Christ-like unity and acceptance between believers
 A lifestyle dedicated to God's will in society
 A growing, victorious state of mind because of the indwelling Christ
 A daily affirmation of Christ as Lord
 A willingness to serve the Lord, even when it means sacrifice
 A desire to be sensitive to the personal work of the Holy Spirit
 A working faith in God's promises for all needs and daily life situations
 A witness for Christ without hypocrisy
 A firm, committed desire to be God's person

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