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The Sponsorship Model

It takes intentional investment in each child’s life AND in their community to grow world changers. Without intervention, many children face exploitation, malnutrition, and death. There are approximately 130 million orphaned and vulnerable children on earth. Today, we’ll show you a glimpse of the model we use to help see children’s lives transformed through child sponsorship! Children without proper adult care …

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Is Character That Important?

Since the beginning of the year, the Children’s Cup Economic Empowerment team has been conducting interviews with business owners in Swaziland. The purpose of these interviews is to determine the local market demand for labor, which will direct how develop a job training program. If we know the market needs, we can better equip Children’s Cup sponsored students to succeed …

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Exclusive Update from Ben Rodgers

Check out this exclusive update from ‘Cup Director, Ben Rodgers, as he introduces us to some of the incredible new ventures we are exploring as an organization. Your partnership is invaluable to us; without it we would not be able to do what we do. Would you prayerfully consider sowing a seed into the Dave Ohlerking Memorial  Education Fund to …

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Origin Stories: Communication In the Beginning

Susan Rodgers, ‘Cup co-founder Jean Ohlerking-Flower, and ‘Cup director, Ben Rodgers, tell us the story of how Children’s Cup communicated with its donors in the early days. Do you have a story about how Children’s Cup has changed your life over the past 25 years? We would love to hear it. Share your story in the comments below. Your partnership is …

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The Dave Ohlerking Memorial Education Fund

Many years ago God used a single encounter with a small child to awaken a very special man’s heart to the needs of hopeless children all across the world. Would you take a moment to remember with me? “I was wearing a freshly laundered light colored shirt, and the very dirty little homeless boy was jumping up on me begging …

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Origin Stories: How We Got Our Name

Susan Rodgers and ‘Cup co-founder Jean Ohlerking-Flower tell us the story of how Children’s Cup got its name so many years ago. Do you have a story about how Children’s Cup has changed your life over the past 25 years? We would love to hear it. Share your story in the comments below. Your partnership is invaluable to us; without …

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Walk With Me Preview

In honor of our 25th Anniversary, we want to introduce you to the man who founded Children’s Cup, Dave Ohlerking. He wrote stories of all his adventures in his book, Walk With Me. Check out a preview of his book below and purchase your copy today! Let’s Walk Together Count each word you read as a step along a path of …

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Origin Stories: How Chlidren’s Cup Began

Susan Rodgers, the daughter of the founders of Children’s Cup, Dave and Jean Ohlerking, tells us the story of how Children’s Cup began 25 years ago. It’s a story of heartbreak and obedience. You don’t want to miss it. Do you have a story about how Children’s Cup has changed your life over the past 25 years? We would love …

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Introducing a New Partner

As we redevelop our Economic Empowerment programs to best position our sponsored teens for self-sustainability, we continually pursue expanding our network in order to learn new research, innovative practices and methods. Addressing Global Poverty Beginning in January 2017, Children’s Cup now partners with PovertyCure, an organization whose mission seeks to ground the battle against local and global poverty in a …

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What is Economic Empowerment?

At Children’s Cup, we believe in holistic child development. Once a sponsored child reaches teenage years, they enter our Economic Empowerment program which contains three main components: character development, market driven job training and job placement. Character Development Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various …